The table below looks at the statistics for GMP 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 GMP over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)
Rank 161 151 138
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing GMP 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.054% 0.19% 0.034%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.70% 1.81% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £350 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £300
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +41.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £17.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -33.96%
GMP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Quality Assurance & Compliance category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Quality Assurance & Compliance Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Quality Assurance & Compliance category
285 386 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.69% 10.22% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 243 143
Median daily rate £400 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £700 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 21
Median hourly rate £41.00 £15.64 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+162.23% +0.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £12.05 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £27.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £20.17
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +11.57%

GMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing GMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Quality Assurance & Compliance category.

GMP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

GMP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing GMP across the North West region.

GMP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

GMP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GMP across the North West region.

GMP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

GMP
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 GMP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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 -12 2 £350 +16.66%
GMP
England

GMP
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing GMP 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 GMP.

1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Finance

GMP
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:

General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) HR Manager
2 2 (40.00%) ICT Manager
2 2 (40.00%) ICT Project Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Public Sector Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Change Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Change Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) IT Assistant
3 1 (20.00%) Project Change Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Transition Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) SIEM
4 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model