Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 152 149
Rank change year-on-year +15 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 50 29 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.99% 0.67% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.80% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 23
Scotland median daily rate £388 £445 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.92% +30.88% -20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £330 £281
90th Percentile £488 £550 £481
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £445
% change year-on-year - +1.12% -6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £42.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year +34.50% +12.50% +39.74%

GAP Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4228 3604 5062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 84.12% 83.60% 82.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2107 2642
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -4.00% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 87 103
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.05% -16.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.67 £12.35
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%

GAP Analysis
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

GAP Analysis
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

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GAP Analysis in Scotland

GAP Analysis
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

GAP Analysis
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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +5 28 £400 -13.51% 2
Glasgow +1 17 £375 +11.11%
Stirling - 2 £408 -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
GAP Analysis
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 22 (44.00%) Business Analysis
3 16 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (20.00%) Banking
5 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (18.00%) User Stories
7 6 (12.00%) Software Delivery
7 6 (12.00%) Business Process Analysis
7 6 (12.00%) Business Process Modelling
7 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 6 (12.00%) Information Security
8 5 (10.00%) Oracle
8 5 (10.00%) CRM
8 5 (10.00%) Degree
8 5 (10.00%) Data Mapping
9 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (8.00%) XML
9 4 (8.00%) SQL
9 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
9 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (8.00%) Project Management
9 4 (8.00%) Change Management
9 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
9 4 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (8.00%) Payment Gateway
9 4 (8.00%) GDPR
9 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
9 4 (8.00%) EMIR
10 3 (6.00%) Dodd-Frank

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 (2.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (8.00%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) Skype
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) Network Security
2 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) BODI
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) DataStage
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 10 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Billing
3 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (80.00%) Analyst
2 31 (62.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Regulatory Business Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Security Analyst
3 4 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Consultant
4 3 (6.00%) Digital Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Lead Business Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Oracle Project Manager
4 3 (6.00%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.00%) Regulatory Reporting Business Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Report Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Risk Analyst
4 3 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Business Consultant
5 2 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Information Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Security Risk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
4 2 (4.00%) FMCG
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) Business Analysis
2 16 (32.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.00%) User Stories
5 6 (12.00%) Business Process Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) Business Process Modelling
5 6 (12.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) Information Security
5 6 (12.00%) Software Delivery
6 5 (10.00%) CRM
6 5 (10.00%) Data Mapping
7 4 (8.00%) Change Management
7 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
7 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
7 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (6.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (6.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.00%) ACCA
3 1 (2.00%) CIMA
3 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) EMIR
1 4 (8.00%) GDPR
2 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.00%) Dodd-Frank
2 3 (6.00%) MiFID
3 2 (4.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (2.00%) GAMP
4 1 (2.00%) GxP
4 1 (2.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
1 2 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (6.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.00%) Informatica
4 1 (2.00%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.00%) Tableau
4 1 (2.00%) Teradata
4 1 (2.00%) Twitter