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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
GAP Analysis
Rank 128 124 120
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 25 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.45% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 5
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£406 £363 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £328 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £415 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £390 £425
% change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.98 £39.00 £63.00
% change year-on-year
+56.35% -38.09%
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
2945 2198 1942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.81% 72.83% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1751 1187 968
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 103 90
Average hourly rate £38.43 £27.50 £22.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.74% +22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -6 14 £700 +93.10% 3
Lancashire +16 6 £366 +10.98% 3
Cheshire - 4 £375 - 3
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (18.18%) Oracle
5 9 (16.36%) SOA
5 9 (16.36%) Oracle BPM
6 8 (14.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (14.55%) SDLC
6 8 (14.55%) SAP
6 8 (14.55%) Middleware
7 7 (12.73%) ITIL
7 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (12.73%) Manufacturing
7 7 (12.73%) Migration
7 7 (12.73%) Data Management
7 7 (12.73%) Open Source
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle TCA
8 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (10.91%) ERP
8 6 (10.91%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
9 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
9 5 (9.09%) Legal
9 5 (9.09%) Change Management
9 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
9 5 (9.09%) Master Data Management
9 5 (9.09%) Data Quality
9 5 (9.09%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (5.45%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (3.64%) Lync
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.64%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.82%) CMS
3 1 (1.82%) Mule
3 1 (1.82%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (16.36%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle TCA
2 7 (12.73%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (5.45%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (3.64%) SAP ERP
4 2 (3.64%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (3.64%) SAP SD
5 1 (1.82%) SAP FI
5 1 (1.82%) SAP MM
5 1 (1.82%) SAP PP
5 1 (1.82%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (1.82%) SAP CO
5 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.64%) QlikView
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.82%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) PeopleTools
1 2 (3.64%) MorphX
2 1 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.82%) Hudson
2 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.09%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Automotive
5 3 (5.45%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (5.45%) Banking
6 2 (3.64%) Law
7 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.82%) Retail
7 1 (1.82%) Marketing
7 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (41.82%) Analyst
2 20 (36.36%) Business Analyst
3 10 (18.18%) Architect
4 9 (16.36%) Consultant
5 7 (12.73%) Oracle Architect
5 7 (12.73%) Middleware Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Change Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Business Change Analyst
7 4 (7.27%) SAP Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) Service Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Service Improvement Manager
8 3 (5.45%) SAP Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Functional Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Financial Business Analyst
9 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Consultant
9 2 (3.64%) Business Manager
9 2 (3.64%) SAP Support
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Business Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) Middleware
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.64%) JMS
3 1 (1.82%) WSDL
3 1 (1.82%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (1.82%) J2EE
3 1 (1.82%) JDBC
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XML
3 1 (1.82%) XSD
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
3 1 (1.82%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) NHS
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) GIS
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) Life Science
3 2 (3.64%) Data Conversion
3 2 (3.64%) EPoS
4 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.82%) Human Factors
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
1 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (3.64%) Linux
2 2 (3.64%) VMS
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) Solaris
3 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 9 (16.36%) SOA
4 8 (14.55%) SDLC
5 7 (12.73%) Open Source
5 7 (12.73%) ITIL
5 7 (12.73%) Migration
5 7 (12.73%) Data Management
6 6 (10.91%) ERP
6 6 (10.91%) Project Management
6 6 (10.91%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (9.09%) Master Data Management
7 5 (9.09%) Quality Management
7 5 (9.09%) Change Management
7 5 (9.09%) Data Analysis
8 4 (7.27%) Requirements Management
8 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
8 4 (7.27%) Business Transformation
8 4 (7.27%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
1 4 (7.27%) ABAP
2 2 (3.64%) X++
2 2 (3.64%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
2 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) APMP
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.82%) HND
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB
4 1 (1.82%) CCA
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
1 2 (3.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) SAP
3 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.45%) VMware
4 3 (5.45%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (3.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.82%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.82%) ATG
6 1 (1.82%) Stellent
6 1 (1.82%) IBM
6 1 (1.82%) Endeca
6 1 (1.82%) Eloqua
6 1 (1.82%) Retek
6 1 (1.82%) Lotus
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Cheshire
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Manchester
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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