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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 127 140 131
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -9
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 28 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.53% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.67% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 4
Median daily rate £388 £433 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +4.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £326 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £10.00 -
% change year-on-year
+327.50% -
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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
2698 3289 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.76% 79.41% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 2013 1500
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 129 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +9.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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
Manchester +4 14 £378 +7.85% 1
Cheshire +18 6 £363 -23.68%
Merseyside +5 5 £525 +40.00%
Lancashire - 1 - -
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (30.19%) Finance
3 13 (24.53%) Migration
3 13 (24.53%) Business Analysis
4 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
5 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (20.75%) HP
5 11 (20.75%) HPUX
6 8 (15.09%) CRM
6 8 (15.09%) Banking
6 8 (15.09%) Marketing
7 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
7 6 (11.32%) Unix
8 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
8 5 (9.43%) Retail
8 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
8 5 (9.43%) MiFID
8 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
8 5 (9.43%) Business Process Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) User Stories
8 5 (9.43%) Process Improvement
8 5 (9.43%) Critical Success Factor
9 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
9 4 (7.55%) Use Case
9 4 (7.55%) Change Management
10 3 (5.66%) VMware
10 3 (5.66%) Equities
10 3 (5.66%) Local Government
10 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
10 3 (5.66%) MySQL

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 (1.89%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP PP
1 1 (1.89%) SAP PP-PI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
1 3 (5.66%) SAN
2 1 (1.89%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) MySQL
2 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) ClearCase
1 3 (5.66%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
2 8 (15.09%) Marketing
3 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.43%) Retail
3 5 (9.43%) Retail Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Analyst
2 37 (69.81%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Consultant
3 11 (20.75%) HPUX Consultant
4 6 (11.32%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.43%) MiFID Business Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Project Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Finance Business Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Financial Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Healthcare Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Healthcare Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) NHS Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Unix Consultant
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Business Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Banking Project Manager
8 2 (3.77%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Derivatives Business Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Marketing Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Equities
2 3 (5.66%) NHS
3 2 (3.77%) Derivative
3 2 (3.77%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
4 1 (1.89%) FMCG
4 1 (1.89%) HP Superdome
4 1 (1.89%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) HPUX
2 6 (11.32%) Unix
3 3 (5.66%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (24.53%) Business Analysis
2 13 (24.53%) Migration
3 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.09%) CRM
5 6 (11.32%) Risk Management
6 5 (9.43%) Business Process Improvement
6 5 (9.43%) Critical Success Factor
6 5 (9.43%) Process Improvement
6 5 (9.43%) User Stories
7 4 (7.55%) Change Management
7 4 (7.55%) Use Case
8 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (5.66%) Target Operating Model
9 2 (3.77%) Project Governance
9 2 (3.77%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.77%) Requirements Management
9 2 (3.77%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.77%) ISEB
4 1 (1.89%) CBAP
4 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.89%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (20.75%) HP
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
2 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.66%) VMware
3 1 (1.89%) Cisco
3 1 (1.89%) Juniper
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) SAP