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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
GAP Analysis
Rank 134 121 118
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -3
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 9 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.38% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.55% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 14
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£375 £450 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £331 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £420 £400
% change year-on-year
-7.44% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £19.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.39 £63.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year
-75.57% +224.40%
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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
2228 2013 2127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.32% 70.24% 64.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1232 1030 1130
Average daily rate £368 £333 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 99 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.20% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -5 7 £375 +33.92% 4
Cheshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Information Security
2 6 (21.43%) Retail
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (10.71%) Change Management
4 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
4 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
5 2 (7.14%) HTML5
5 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (7.14%) Degree
5 2 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (7.14%) Ajax
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) BS7799
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
5 2 (7.14%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Agresso
1 1 (3.57%) SAP WM
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) QlikView
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Retail
3 3 (10.71%) Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Legal
5 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.57%) Publishing
5 1 (3.57%) Law
5 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (3.57%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Analyst
2 14 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Security Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Consultant
4 3 (10.71%) IT Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Auditor
5 2 (7.14%) IT Auditor
5 2 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Security Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Risk Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) DBA
5 2 (7.14%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Author
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) HTML5
1 2 (7.14%) jQuery
1 2 (7.14%) Ajax
1 2 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) CESG
4 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
1 2 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Information Security
2 4 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
2 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.71%) Change Management
3 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
3 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Business Process Mapping
4 2 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Validation
4 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security Management
4 2 (7.14%) Security Management
4 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.14%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) CISA
1 2 (7.14%) CISSP
1 2 (7.14%) PMP
1 2 (7.14%) PMI Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) CBAP
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (7.14%) BS7799
1 2 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) SAP
1 2 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (3.57%) CODA
2 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.57%) Hyperion
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Cognos
2 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle