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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 110 101 92
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 15 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.54% 0.64% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.92% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 11
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£450 £500 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £313 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
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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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
2096 1735 1801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.37% 69.76% 67.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1131 857 890
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 79
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £19.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +46.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £36.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014. 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
Glasgow -10 7 £338 -38.63% 1
Edinburgh -5 6 £470 +13.93%
Aberdeen +7 1 £335 -33.00%
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 17 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (35.29%) Banking
4 11 (32.35%) Business Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) IVR
5 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
5 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
6 4 (11.76%) ITIL
6 4 (11.76%) Genesys
6 4 (11.76%) Retail
6 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
6 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Use Case
7 2 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
7 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (5.88%) Back Office
7 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.88%) ISEB
7 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
7 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
7 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) CMS
7 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.88%) Information Security
8 1 (2.94%) Workflow

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 2 (5.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.94%) SAP PP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) RequisitePro
General
1 18 (52.94%) Finance
2 12 (35.29%) Banking
3 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (11.76%) Retail
4 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (5.88%) Back Office
5 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Front Office
6 1 (2.94%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Analyst
2 27 (79.41%) Business Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Process Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Business Process Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Business Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Business Data Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) SAP Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) SAP PP Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Information Security Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) Financial Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) IVR
2 1 (2.94%) Derivative
2 1 (2.94%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (32.35%) Business Analysis
3 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
4 4 (11.76%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.88%) Use Case
5 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.88%) Information Security
5 2 (5.88%) Project Management
5 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.94%) Change Management
6 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (2.94%) CISSP
2 1 (2.94%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) FINREP
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Genesys
2 1 (2.94%) Actimize
2 1 (2.94%) SAP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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