The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North West 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 117 110 111
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 19 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.60% 0.42% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.59% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 16
Average daily rate £368 £276 £620
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.03% -55.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £234 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £439 £710
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
GAP Analysis
England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -6 12 £382 +38.09% 3
Cheshire -9 4 £360 - 2
Lancashire -23 1 £550 +10.00% 2
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
3 5 (17.86%) Information Security
3 5 (17.86%) Security Management
3 5 (17.86%) CISSP
4 4 (14.29%) Project Management
4 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security Management
4 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
4 4 (14.29%) Validation
4 4 (14.29%) CISA
5 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
5 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
5 3 (10.71%) BS7799
5 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) ITIL
5 3 (10.71%) UML
5 3 (10.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (10.71%) GAMP
5 3 (10.71%) GMP
5 3 (10.71%) Banking
5 3 (10.71%) Retail
5 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (10.71%) BPMN
5 3 (10.71%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Maximo
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Assets
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Manufacturing
3 3 (10.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 15 (53.57%) Business Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Validation Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Change Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) IT Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) PMI
3 1 (3.57%) CESG
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (17.86%) Information Security
2 5 (17.86%) Security Management
3 4 (14.29%) Project Management
3 4 (14.29%) Information Security Management
3 4 (14.29%) Validation
4 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) UML
4 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) BPMN
5 2 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Document Management
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) CRM
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) CISSP
2 4 (14.29%) CISA
3 2 (7.14%) PCI QSA
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 1 (3.57%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) PMP
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) BS7799
1 3 (10.71%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 3 (10.71%) GAMP
1 3 (10.71%) GMP
1 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Cognizant
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Siebel
3 1 (3.57%) Lagan
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