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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 48 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.22% 0.38% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.66% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£330 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
-8.71% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £29.71
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +21.17%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
326 152 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 72.61% 58.24% 64.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 72 176
Average daily rate £400 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £27.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +36.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £16.50 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £75.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Preston - - - -
GAP Analysis
North West

GAP Analysis
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) PMP
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Project
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Business Process Mapping
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) PMP
1 1 (50.00%) PMI Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft