The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for GAP Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited GAP Analysis over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

GAP Analysis
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 69 76
Rank change year-on-year +9 +7  
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.55% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.65% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £356 £455 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.75% -1.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £333 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £518 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +8.43% -2.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £57.50 £37.50 £60.98
% change year-on-year +53.33% -38.50%  

GAP Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 533 770 805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.34% 84.25% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 562 491
Median daily rate £409 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 13 30
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +37.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing GAP Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in Cheshire

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing GAP Analysis in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in Cheshire

GAP Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Knutsford - 2 £332 -
Warrington +19 1 £388 -6.06%
GAP Analysis
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (20.00%) SDLC
4 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
5 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Office 365
5 1 (10.00%) User Stories
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
5 1 (10.00%) Skype

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Business Systems Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Cloud Technical Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (10.00%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Junior
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Junior Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Mortgage Business Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Process Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) SDLC
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Business Process Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (10.00%) Contract Management
3 1 (10.00%) Critical Success Factor
3 1 (10.00%) Pareto Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO