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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GAP Analysis
England / North West
Rank 121 143 132
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -11
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 14 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.39% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 2
Median daily rate £375 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £335 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £575 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £60.50 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-46.28% +426.08%

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
2141 3079 2376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.13% 80.96% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1381 1876 1423
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 110 96
Median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +35.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Manchester +10 9 £358 -15.76% 2
Cheshire +26 2 £375 -11.76%
Merseyside +3 2 £513 +36.66%
Lancashire - 1 - -
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 13 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (28.89%) Business Analysis
3 9 (20.00%) Migration
4 8 (17.78%) CRM
4 8 (17.78%) Marketing
4 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
5 7 (15.56%) HPUX
5 7 (15.56%) HP
5 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 5 (11.11%) MiFID
7 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
7 5 (11.11%) Banking
8 4 (8.89%) Change Management
8 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.89%) Unix
8 4 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
9 3 (6.67%) Local Government
9 3 (6.67%) Use Case
9 3 (6.67%) ISEB
9 3 (6.67%) Equities
10 2 (4.44%) VMware
10 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
10 2 (4.44%) Retail
10 2 (4.44%) SAN
10 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.44%) NHS

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 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.22%) SAP PP-PI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
1 2 (4.44%) StarTeam
General
1 14 (31.11%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Marketing
3 5 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (11.11%) Manufacturing
4 3 (6.67%) Local Government
5 2 (4.44%) Retail
5 2 (4.44%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 37 (82.22%) Analyst
2 34 (75.56%) Business Analyst
3 7 (15.56%) Consultant
3 7 (15.56%) HPUX Consultant
4 5 (11.11%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 5 (11.11%) Project Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Finance Business Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Project Manager
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Architect
7 2 (4.44%) Business Manager
7 2 (4.44%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (4.44%) CRM Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Derivatives Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Healthcare Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Marketing Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Unix Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Equities
3 2 (4.44%) Derivative
3 2 (4.44%) Life Science
3 2 (4.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (2.22%) FMCG
4 1 (2.22%) HP Superdome
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) HPUX
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 2 (4.44%) Linux
3 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Business Analysis
1 13 (28.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (20.00%) Migration
3 8 (17.78%) CRM
4 7 (15.56%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) PRINCE2
6 4 (8.89%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (6.67%) Use Case
8 2 (4.44%) Business Process Improvement
8 2 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.44%) Critical Success Factor
8 2 (4.44%) ERP
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL
8 2 (4.44%) Process Improvement
8 2 (4.44%) Project Governance
8 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.44%) User Stories
8 2 (4.44%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (2.22%) APMP
4 1 (2.22%) CBAP
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) MiFID
2 1 (2.22%) GDPR
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) HP
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle
2 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
2 2 (4.44%) VMware
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco
3 1 (2.22%) Juniper
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.22%) SAP
3 1 (2.22%) Yardi