The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 29 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
UK > Scotland
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 126 99
Rank change year-on-year +25 -27  
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 15 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 0.85% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.99% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 26
Scotland median daily rate £400 £396 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +17.33%  
10th Percentile £324 £342 £275
90th Percentile £455 £675 £453
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £462
% change year-on-year +5.55% -2.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK 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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1810 2531 2453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.12% 85.56% 81.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 5204 3939
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
10th Percentile £280 £233 £256
90th Percentile £575 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 135 220
Scotland median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.95%  
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.97 £12.96
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £40.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing GAP Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in Scotland over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GAP Analysis in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GAP Analysis in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh +12 9 £381 -3.72%
Glasgow +5 6 £425 -8.60% 1
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UK

For the 6 months to 29 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 Scotland region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 13 (43.33%) Data Analysis
2 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 12 (40.00%) SQL
3 9 (30.00%) ETL
4 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (23.33%) Data Management
4 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (20.00%) Data Quality
5 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 4 (13.33%) Banking
7 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
7 4 (13.33%) Master Data Management
8 3 (10.00%) EMIR
8 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.00%) BPMN
8 3 (10.00%) Degree
8 3 (10.00%) Information Security
8 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
8 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
9 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.67%) Project Management
9 2 (6.67%) Migration
9 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
9 2 (6.67%) Scenario Testing
9 2 (6.67%) GDPR
9 2 (6.67%) Business Process Analysis
9 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 (3.33%) SAS
1 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Markit EDM
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
2 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (83.33%) Analyst
2 11 (36.67%) Business Analyst
3 10 (33.33%) Data Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Regulatory Business Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Test Data Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Business IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Report Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (3.33%) IT Procurement Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Project Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Data Analysis
2 9 (30.00%) ETL
3 7 (23.33%) Data Management
3 7 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
6 4 (13.33%) Master Data Management
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) BPMN
7 3 (10.00%) Information Security
8 2 (6.67%) Business Process Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Data Privacy
8 2 (6.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (6.67%) Migration
8 2 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 2 (6.67%) Process Improvement
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (10.00%) EMIR
3 2 (6.67%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (6.67%) GDPR
3 2 (6.67%) MiFID
4 1 (3.33%) COBIT
4 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (3.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (3.33%) BMC
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy
1 1 (3.33%) Trillium