The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 80 74 59
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 13 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.77% 0.43% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.54% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £463 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £475 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £420
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £15.39 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+296.36% -75.57%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1321 933 817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 78.58% 79.34% 74.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 512 384
Average daily rate £400 £400 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.45% -27.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £5.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.38 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Edinburgh region.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GAP Analysis.

1 17 (62.96%) Finance
1 17 (62.96%) Business Analysis
2 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
4 5 (18.52%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (18.52%) Critical Path Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
4 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
4 5 (18.52%) CRM
4 5 (18.52%) BPR
5 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
5 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
5 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
6 3 (11.11%) Workflow
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (11.11%) Data Mapping
7 2 (7.41%) Network Security
7 2 (7.41%) Migration
7 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
7 2 (7.41%) SAS
7 2 (7.41%) ISEB
7 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) Project Management
7 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited GAP Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Analyst
2 21 (77.78%) Business Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Process Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Engagement Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Data Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Business Engagement Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Database Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Risk Consultant
5 1 (3.70%) Payments Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) MI Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Derivative
3 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Business Analysis
2 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
3 5 (18.52%) CRM
3 5 (18.52%) BPR
3 5 (18.52%) Identity Management
3 5 (18.52%) Critical Path Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (11.11%) Requirements Engineering
4 3 (11.11%) Data Mapping
4 3 (11.11%) Data Transformation
4 3 (11.11%) Workflow
4 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) CISA
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.70%) EMIR
Vendors
1 2 (7.41%) Citrix
2 1 (3.70%) Charles River
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle