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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 121 117 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -8
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 29 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.57% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.79% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 5
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£450 £360 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +21.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £308 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £489 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £19.00 £100.00
% change year-on-year
+110.52% -81.00%
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
2943 2283 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.71% 72.78% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1620 1201 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 123 86
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.25 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -12.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.50 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Manchester 0 13 £300 -20.00% 1
Cheshire -8 4 £500 +38.88% 1
Lancashire +5 3 £350 -20.45%
Merseyside - 3 £675 -
Cumbria - 1 - -
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) Business Analysis
3 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (17.95%) Migration
4 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.38%) ITIL
5 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Oracle
6 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (10.26%) Requirements Management
7 4 (10.26%) Degree
7 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
7 4 (10.26%) QlikView
7 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.26%) NHS
7 4 (10.26%) Change Management
7 4 (10.26%) Project Management
7 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (10.26%) Business Transformation
8 3 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (7.69%) ERP

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
1 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (5.13%) Lync
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.13%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (5.13%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.26%) QlikView
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.13%) PeopleTools
1 2 (5.13%) ERwin
1 2 (5.13%) MorphX
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (35.90%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Business Analyst
1 15 (38.46%) Analyst
2 5 (12.82%) Consultant
2 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 4 (10.26%) Developer
3 4 (10.26%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.26%) Change Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Business Change Analyst
3 4 (10.26%) Service Improvement Manager
4 3 (7.69%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (7.69%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Change Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Change Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) JMS
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
1 2 (5.13%) MDX
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (5.13%) JDBC
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) NHS
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) EPoS
2 2 (5.13%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Human Factors
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
1 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
1 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Business Analysis
2 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
4 6 (15.38%) ITIL
4 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (10.26%) Requirements Management
6 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
6 4 (10.26%) Project Management
6 4 (10.26%) Change Management
6 4 (10.26%) Business Transformation
7 3 (7.69%) Data Migration
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (7.69%) SOA
7 3 (7.69%) ERP
7 3 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 3 (7.69%) BPEL
8 2 (5.13%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) X++
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) HND
3 1 (2.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) SCCM
1 2 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (5.13%) Cognos
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Capita
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Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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