The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 56 52 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.82% 0.40% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.61% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Average daily rate
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£538 £338 £620
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% -45.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £328 £506
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £348 £656
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.19 £90.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-60.89% +350.00%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
395 328 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 80.78% 66.40% 66.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 175 140
Average daily rate £425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 38 62
Average hourly rate £32.29 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.98 £37.50 £39.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Essex

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Essex region.

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

GAP Analysis
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) DB2
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Architect
1 3 (75.00%) Technical Design Architect
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Solaris
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
1 3 (75.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) UML
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) EMC
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix