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 28 June 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.

GAP Analysis
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 31 38
Rank change year-on-year -13 +7  
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 1 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.28% 1.88% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 2.33% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £37.50 £60.98
% change year-on-year +53.33% -38.50%  

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 321 258 294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.17% 80.63% 86.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 178 208
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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
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 28 June 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 - -
GAP Analysis
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (40.00%) GDPR
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Loss Prevention
2 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) ITSM
3 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) SEO
3 1 (20.00%) Service Design
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) GDPR
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft