The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for GAP Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GAP Analysis
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 34 33 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.44% 0.98% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £333 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.81% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £60.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -10.37% +78.51%  

GAP Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 250 269 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.25% 88.20% 84.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 181 270
Median daily rate £450 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 14
Median hourly rate £16.00 £47.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.31% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.40 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in Bedfordshire

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in Bedfordshire

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GAP Analysis in Bedfordshire

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +8 1 £530 -
GAP Analysis
East of England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (66.67%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) Change Management
3 5 (55.56%) Validation
4 4 (44.44%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Billing
4 4 (44.44%) Contract Management
5 2 (22.22%) GDPR
5 2 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
5 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
5 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
5 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (22.22%) Information Security
6 1 (11.11%) ITSM
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle EBS
General
1 4 (44.44%) Billing
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Consultant
1 4 (44.44%) Oracle Consultant
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Business Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Change Management
2 5 (55.56%) Validation
3 4 (44.44%) Contract Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (22.22%) Data Mapping
4 2 (22.22%) Data Protection
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Information Security
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Service Design
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) GDPR
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) PeopleSoft