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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
GAP Analysis
England / North West
Rank 126 131 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 10 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.61% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.74% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 7
Median daily rate £365 £461 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% -4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £377 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £493 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £51.50 £45.20 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.95% +12.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £51.50 £60.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +410.63%

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
2171 3119 2569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.52% 82.43% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1885 1487
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 140 109
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £51.98 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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
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 22 February 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
Cheshire +31 6 £350 -30.00%
Lancashire +8 2 - -
Manchester -6 2 £381 -10.29% 5
GAP Analysis
England

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (26.32%) Business Analysis
4 8 (21.05%) Marketing
4 8 (21.05%) CRM
5 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
6 6 (15.79%) Banking
7 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
7 5 (13.16%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (13.16%) MiFID
8 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
8 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
8 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
9 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
9 3 (7.89%) ISEB
9 3 (7.89%) Equities
9 3 (7.89%) Local Government
9 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
9 3 (7.89%) Project Governance
10 2 (5.26%) SDLC
10 2 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
10 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (5.26%) IIBA
10 2 (5.26%) CBAP
10 2 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
10 2 (5.26%) Life Science
10 2 (5.26%) Derivative
10 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking

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 (2.63%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP PP
1 1 (2.63%) SAP PP-PI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
General
1 13 (34.21%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Marketing
3 6 (15.79%) Banking
4 5 (13.16%) Manufacturing
5 3 (7.89%) Local Government
6 2 (5.26%) Retail
6 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
7 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 35 (92.11%) Analyst
2 30 (78.95%) Business Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) MiFID Business Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Business Systems Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Project Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Finance Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Financial Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Business Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) CRM Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Derivatives Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Documentation Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Marketing Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Marketing Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Equities
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Derivative
2 2 (5.26%) Life Science
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (2.63%) FMCG
3 1 (2.63%) OTC Derivatives
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (26.32%) Business Analysis
3 8 (21.05%) CRM
4 7 (18.42%) Risk Management
5 5 (13.16%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (7.89%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.89%) Project Governance
8 2 (5.26%) ERP
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (5.26%) SDLC
8 2 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
9 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
9 1 (2.63%) Change Management
9 1 (2.63%) Content Management
9 1 (2.63%) Project Management
9 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) ISEB
3 2 (5.26%) CBAP
3 2 (5.26%) IIBA
4 1 (2.63%) APMP
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) MiFID
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
2 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco
1 1 (2.63%) Juniper
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
1 1 (2.63%) SAP
1 1 (2.63%) Yardi