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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 128 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 20 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.60% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.83% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 5
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£418 £360 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.97% +21.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £330 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £429 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+14.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 - -
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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
2778 2180 1710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 75.69% 72.09% 72.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1153 840
Average daily rate £400 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 110 83
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.92 £13.67 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £51.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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 -11 10 £270 -25.51% 2
Cheshire -13 3 £500 +38.88%
Lancashire +9 2 £350 -20.45% 2
Merseyside - 2 £675 -
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England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Business Analysis
3 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) ITIL
5 6 (16.22%) Migration
5 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.51%) SQL
6 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (10.81%) NHS
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (10.81%) Project Management
7 4 (10.81%) Change Management
7 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
7 4 (10.81%) Requirements Management
7 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (10.81%) Degree
7 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
7 4 (10.81%) QlikView
7 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
8 3 (8.11%) BPEL
8 3 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (8.11%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (8.11%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (8.11%) Oracle Service Bus
1 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
1 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Lync
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.41%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) PowerPivot
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (5.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (5.41%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (10.81%) QlikView
2 3 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.41%) PeopleTools
1 2 (5.41%) ERwin
1 2 (5.41%) MorphX
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Publishing
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Business Analyst
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) Consultant
2 5 (13.51%) Architect
3 4 (10.81%) Service Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Change Analyst
3 4 (10.81%) Service Improvement Manager
3 4 (10.81%) Business Change Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Financial Business Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Functional Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Change Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
1 2 (5.41%) JMS
1 2 (5.41%) JDBC
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (5.41%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) NHS
1 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) EPoS
2 2 (5.41%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.70%) Human Factors
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.70%) UNIX
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Business Analysis
2 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (16.22%) ITIL
3 6 (16.22%) Migration
3 6 (16.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.81%) Project Management
5 4 (10.81%) Change Management
5 4 (10.81%) Business Transformation
5 4 (10.81%) Requirements Management
5 4 (10.81%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.11%) TOGAF
6 3 (8.11%) BPEL
6 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.11%) ERP
6 3 (8.11%) SOA
7 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 2 (5.41%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) X++
3 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) HND
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
1 2 (5.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 2 (5.41%) Cognos
3 2 (5.41%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (5.41%) VMware
4 1 (2.70%) Capita
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