The first table below looks at the demand for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 48 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.24% 0.96% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.52% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate £550 £500 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £91.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-79.17% +421.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
291 132 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 69.29% 63.16% 59.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 73 108
Average daily rate £413 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £465 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 9
Average hourly rate £25.25 £18.40 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.22% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £17.60 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £27.50 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
GAP Analysis
North West

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) PCI QSA
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISMS
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (33.33%) BS7799
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Project
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (33.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Information Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISMS
2 1 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CISA
1 2 (66.67%) PCI QSA
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) BS7799
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft