The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 103 114 101
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -13
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 37 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.16% 0.58% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 3
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£335 £365 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.21% -16.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £401 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.82% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £39.00 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+56.35% -38.09%
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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 Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2535 2154 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 79.47% 78.04% 72.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 894
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 42
Average hourly rate £30.50 £21.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.23% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.70 £78.90 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh 0 14 £400 -15.78% 2
Glasgow +9 12 £325 -10.95%
North Lanarkshire - 5 £338 -
West Lothian - 2 £315 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £375 -
Fife - 1 £203 -
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 37 (54.41%) Business Analysis
2 33 (48.53%) Finance
3 21 (30.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (20.59%) PRINCE2
5 13 (19.12%) MS Visio
5 13 (19.12%) Banking
6 12 (17.65%) Data Modelling
7 11 (16.18%) Project Management
8 10 (14.71%) Requirements Engineering
9 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (13.24%) Data Analysis
9 9 (13.24%) Data Mining
10 8 (11.76%) Use Case
11 7 (10.29%) BPR
11 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.29%) Migration
11 7 (10.29%) Workflow
12 6 (8.82%) ISEB
12 6 (8.82%) CRM
12 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
13 5 (7.35%) Target Operating Model
13 5 (7.35%) BPMN
13 5 (7.35%) Programme Management
13 5 (7.35%) MS Office
13 5 (7.35%) ITIL
14 4 (5.88%) SQL
14 4 (5.88%) SAP
14 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (5.88%) Identity Management
14 4 (5.88%) Critical Path Analysis

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 3 (4.41%) SAS
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Visio
2 5 (7.35%) MS Office
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.47%) EDRMS
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 33 (48.53%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.94%) Legal
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Local Government
5 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.47%) Advertising
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 58 (85.29%) Analyst
2 53 (77.94%) Business Analyst
3 7 (10.29%) Process Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Data Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Consultant
5 4 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Data Business Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Business Engagement Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Business Manager
7 2 (2.94%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Engagement Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Payroll Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) PeopleSoft Consultant
8 1 (1.47%) SAP Business Analyst
8 1 (1.47%) Financial Business Analyst
8 1 (1.47%) Technical Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) Derivative
3 1 (1.47%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.47%) FMCG
3 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) Business Analysis
2 21 (30.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (20.59%) PRINCE2
4 12 (17.65%) Data Modelling
5 11 (16.18%) Project Management
6 10 (14.71%) Requirements Engineering
7 9 (13.24%) Data Analysis
8 8 (11.76%) Use Case
9 7 (10.29%) Migration
9 7 (10.29%) BPR
9 7 (10.29%) Workflow
10 6 (8.82%) CRM
11 5 (7.35%) ITIL
11 5 (7.35%) Programme Management
11 5 (7.35%) BPMN
11 5 (7.35%) Target Operating Model
12 4 (5.88%) Data Mapping
12 4 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
12 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.88%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) ISEB
2 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.94%) PMP
2 2 (2.94%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.47%) EMIR
2 1 (1.47%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (1.47%) Charles River
4 1 (1.47%) Twitter