The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 22 20 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.33% 0.88% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.05% 1.33% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
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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West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
74 75 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 57.36% 66.37% 72.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 85
Average daily rate £338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.85 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.63% +0.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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Top 22 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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%) Marketing
1 3 (75.00%) Customer Insight
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Siebel
2 2 (50.00%) SMS
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) GIS
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 PowerPoint
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) SMS
General
1 3 (75.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) CRM Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Solutions Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Siebel Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (25.00%) GIS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Customer Insight
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Siebel