The table below looks at the statistics for GAP Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 122 126 124
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 43 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 0.29% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 0.39% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 5 4
Average daily rate
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£440 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £450 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £420
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £15.39 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+296.36% -75.57%
GAP Analysis
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3460 2292 2048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 78.82% 74.27% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 1268 1045
Average daily rate £413 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 101 103
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £67.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

GAP Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the North West

GAP Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing GAP Analysis across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

GAP Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

GAP Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

GAP Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
Lancashire - 19 £430 - 3
Manchester -9 14 £700 +86.66% 2
Cheshire - 7 £440 - 1
Merseyside -9 1 £425 -
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (31.15%) Business Analysis
4 17 (27.87%) Finance
5 16 (26.23%) Project Management
6 13 (21.31%) TOGAF
7 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
7 12 (19.67%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (18.03%) Oracle
8 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
8 11 (18.03%) OO
9 10 (16.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 10 (16.39%) APMP
10 8 (13.11%) Oracle BPM
10 8 (13.11%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (13.11%) Data Management
10 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
10 8 (13.11%) Oracle EBS
10 8 (13.11%) ERP
10 8 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (13.11%) SOA
10 8 (13.11%) SAP
10 8 (13.11%) Middleware
11 7 (11.48%) ITIL
11 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis
11 7 (11.48%) Open Source
11 7 (11.48%) Oracle TCA
11 7 (11.48%) SDLC
12 6 (9.84%) Business Process Mapping
12 6 (9.84%) GIS

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (1.64%) Mule
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (11.48%) Oracle TCA
3 2 (3.28%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.28%) SAP ERP
3 2 (3.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (3.28%) SAP SD
4 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
4 1 (1.64%) SAP MM
4 1 (1.64%) SAP PP
4 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.64%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (19.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.28%) PeopleTools
2 2 (3.28%) MorphX
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.64%) Hudson
3 1 (1.64%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Automotive
3 4 (6.56%) Legal
4 3 (4.92%) Retail Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (4.92%) Banking
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Law
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) Publishing
6 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (54.10%) Analyst
2 30 (49.18%) Business Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Oracle Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Middleware Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Consultant
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Business Analyst
6 6 (9.84%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Service Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Service Improvement Manager
8 3 (4.92%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (4.92%) Change Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Business Change Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Senior Business Change Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) SAP Support
9 2 (3.28%) SAP Support Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) SAP SD Consultant
9 2 (3.28%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.11%) Middleware
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.28%) JMS
3 1 (1.64%) WSDL
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (1.64%) J2EE
3 1 (1.64%) JDBC
3 1 (1.64%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
3 1 (1.64%) XSD
3 1 (1.64%) XSLT
3 1 (1.64%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) GIS
2 4 (6.56%) NHS
3 3 (4.92%) IVR
4 2 (3.28%) Life Science
4 2 (3.28%) Data Conversion
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) EPoS
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.28%) VMS
2 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.64%) Windows
2 1 (1.64%) Solaris
2 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (34.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (31.15%) Business Analysis
4 16 (26.23%) Project Management
5 13 (21.31%) TOGAF
6 12 (19.67%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.03%) PRINCE2
7 11 (18.03%) OO
8 8 (13.11%) ERP
8 8 (13.11%) SOA
8 8 (13.11%) Data Management
9 7 (11.48%) Data Analysis
9 7 (11.48%) ITIL
9 7 (11.48%) Open Source
9 7 (11.48%) SDLC
10 6 (9.84%) Business Process Mapping
11 5 (8.20%) Master Data Management
11 5 (8.20%) Migration
11 5 (8.20%) Quality Management
12 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) SQL
1 4 (6.56%) ABAP
2 2 (3.28%) X++
3 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 10 (16.39%) APMP
2 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) CISA
5 1 (1.64%) CCA
5 1 (1.64%) CISSP
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Oracle
2 8 (13.11%) SAP
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.92%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.64%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.64%) BT
6 1 (1.64%) ATG
6 1 (1.64%) Stellent
6 1 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (1.64%) Endeca
6 1 (1.64%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.64%) IBM
6 1 (1.64%) Retek
6 1 (1.64%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancashire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
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Rate: £25 - £27 per hour + DOE
Posted: 27 days ago