The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 68 67 78
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 9 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.82% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.99% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Average daily rate
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£380 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £67.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-77.03% +235.00%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
836 705 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 76.42% 78.68% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 409 450
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 15 (48.39%) Service Management
2 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
3 8 (25.81%) Capacity Management
4 7 (22.58%) Load Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Service Continuity Management
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
7 3 (9.68%) ISEB
8 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security
8 2 (6.45%) Finance
8 2 (6.45%) MS Office
8 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
8 2 (6.45%) Agile Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.23%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) RequisitePro
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 8 (25.81%) Capacity Manager
3 6 (19.35%) MI Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Service Management Analyst
4 5 (16.13%) Service Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Business Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Test Leader
6 3 (9.68%) Service Continuity Manager
6 3 (9.68%) IT Services Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Service Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Services Delivery Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) Service Management
2 12 (38.71%) Service Delivery
3 8 (25.81%) Capacity Management
4 7 (22.58%) Load Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Business Analysis
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (9.68%) Service Continuity Management
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Business Continuity
8 2 (6.45%) Information Security
8 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.45%) Agile Testing
8 2 (6.45%) Test Planning
8 2 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
9 1 (3.23%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) Lotus