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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
GAP Analysis
Rank 124 140 118
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 38 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.51% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.66% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 11 12
Median daily rate £475 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £428 £380
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £60.98 -
% change year-on-year
-38.50% -
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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
3233 2893 2294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.81% 77.60% 74.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2012 1660 1207
Median daily rate £425 £395 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 140 112
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £14.10 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 27 £475 +75.92% 2
Merseyside +2 5 £313 -
Cheshire -8 3 £455 -9.00% 1
Lancashire +1 1 £488 +62.50%
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GAP Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
3 19 (30.65%) MS Office
4 18 (29.03%) PeopleSoft
4 18 (29.03%) Mentoring
5 13 (20.97%) Business Analysis
6 10 (16.13%) Project Management
6 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (14.52%) Oracle
8 8 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (11.29%) Banking
9 7 (11.29%) Oracle EBS
9 7 (11.29%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 6 (9.68%) AIFMD
10 6 (9.68%) UCITS
10 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (8.06%) ITIL
12 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
12 4 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
13 3 (4.84%) Target Operating Model
13 3 (4.84%) User Stories
13 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
13 3 (4.84%) Retail
13 3 (4.84%) Requirements Management
13 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 3 (4.84%) Web Development
13 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
13 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
13 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce

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 7 (11.29%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 20 (32.26%) MS Excel
2 19 (30.65%) MS Office
3 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (12.90%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (11.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle E-Business Tax
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.61%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.61%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) Data Warehouse
General
1 21 (33.87%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Legal
3 3 (4.84%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Analyst
2 22 (35.48%) Business Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Consultant
4 9 (14.52%) Project Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Operations Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Operations Business Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Project Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Business Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Business Operations Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Business Project Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Payroll Consultant
6 6 (9.68%) Transition Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Transition Manager
6 6 (9.68%) Transition Project Manager
7 4 (6.45%) HR Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle Payroll Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle HRMS Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle HRMS Payroll Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) HTML
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.03%) Mentoring
2 13 (20.97%) Business Analysis
3 10 (16.13%) Project Management
3 10 (16.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL
6 4 (6.45%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (4.84%) Data Modelling
7 3 (4.84%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
7 3 (4.84%) Requirements Management
7 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 3 (4.84%) Target Operating Model
7 3 (4.84%) User Stories
7 3 (4.84%) Web Development
8 2 (3.23%) Change Management
8 2 (3.23%) CRM
8 2 (3.23%) Migration
8 2 (3.23%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.84%) C
2 2 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (1.61%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.61%) CISA
1 1 (1.61%) CISM
1 1 (1.61%) CISSP
1 1 (1.61%) ISEB
1 1 (1.61%) PCI QSA
1 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.61%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) AIFMD
1 6 (9.68%) UCITS
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) PeopleSoft
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) SAP
4 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.61%) Ariba
5 1 (1.61%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.61%) HP
5 1 (1.61%) Progress
5 1 (1.61%) Remedy
5 1 (1.61%) Trillium