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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 127 139 126
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 33 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.78% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.96% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 6
Median daily rate £425 £440 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -0.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £354 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £474 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.50 £60.98 £15.39
% change year-on-year
-7.34% +296.36%
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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
2939 3663 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.30% 81.82% 75.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1877 2293 1396
Median daily rate £408 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.11% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 149 114
Median hourly rate £24.50 £37.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.78% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.58 £56.97 £78.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

GAP Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing GAP Analysis within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cheshire +14 17 £425 -4.49% 1
Manchester -11 10 £425 +25.92% 3
Merseyside +7 3 £425 -
Lancashire +9 1 - -
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 20 (31.75%) Business Analysis
2 19 (30.16%) Finance
3 15 (23.81%) Migration
4 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
6 11 (17.46%) HPUX
6 11 (17.46%) HP
7 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
7 10 (15.87%) MS Office
8 9 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
8 9 (14.29%) Project Management
8 9 (14.29%) Banking
8 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 7 (11.11%) User Stories
10 6 (9.52%) Unix
10 6 (9.52%) AIFMD
10 6 (9.52%) UCITS
11 5 (7.94%) ITIL
11 5 (7.94%) CRM
11 5 (7.94%) Change Management
11 5 (7.94%) Retail
11 5 (7.94%) Retail Banking
11 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
12 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
12 4 (6.35%) Use Case
12 4 (6.35%) Business Process Improvement
12 4 (6.35%) Process Improvement
12 4 (6.35%) Marketing
12 4 (6.35%) Oracle

GAP Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
1 10 (15.87%) MS Office
2 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP PM
1 1 (1.59%) SAP PP
1 1 (1.59%) SAP PP-PI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) iSCSI
1 3 (4.76%) SAN
2 1 (1.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) ClearCase
1 3 (4.76%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.59%) Build Forge
General
1 19 (30.16%) Finance
2 9 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (7.94%) Retail
3 5 (7.94%) Retail Banking
4 4 (6.35%) Marketing
5 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 35 (55.56%) Analyst
3 11 (17.46%) Consultant
3 11 (17.46%) HPUX Consultant
4 8 (12.70%) Project Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Project Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Business Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Business Operations Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Business Project Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Operations Business Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Transition Analyst
5 6 (9.52%) Transition Manager
5 6 (9.52%) Transition Project Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) ITIL Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) NHS Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) HTML
1 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (1.59%) Equities
3 1 (1.59%) FMCG
3 1 (1.59%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.46%) HPUX
2 6 (9.52%) Unix
3 3 (4.76%) Linux
3 3 (4.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.75%) Business Analysis
2 15 (23.81%) Migration
3 14 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 9 (14.29%) Project Management
5 7 (11.11%) User Stories
6 5 (7.94%) Change Management
6 5 (7.94%) CRM
6 5 (7.94%) ITIL
7 4 (6.35%) Business Process Improvement
7 4 (6.35%) Critical Success Factor
7 4 (6.35%) Process Improvement
7 4 (6.35%) Use Case
8 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.76%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.76%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.76%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
8 3 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) Java
1 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) ISEB
4 1 (1.59%) CBAP
4 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.59%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) AIFMD
1 6 (9.52%) UCITS
2 1 (1.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) HP
2 9 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.76%) SAP
4 3 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (1.59%) Ariba
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.59%) Juniper
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.59%) Trillium