The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 March 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 / Manchester
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 85 93
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8  
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 6 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 0.95% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.14% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 3
Median daily rate £413 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £380 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £60.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year -10.37% +78.51%  

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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1067 1496 1285
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 80.89% 83.67% 78.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 907 688
Median daily rate £385 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 24 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.60% +8.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing GAP Analysis in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for GAP Analysis in Manchester

GAP Analysis
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Manchester region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 6 (37.50%) CRM
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 5 (31.25%) PMO
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (25.00%) SAP
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Local Government
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) SAP S/4HANA
4 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 2 (12.50%) Life Science
5 2 (12.50%) Project Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) SWOT Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Yardi
6 1 (6.25%) APMP
6 1 (6.25%) COM
6 1 (6.25%) C
6 1 (6.25%) SQL
6 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (6.25%) B2B

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 6 (37.50%) Marketing
2 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (18.75%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Analyst
2 13 (81.25%) Business Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Project Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Finance Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Financial Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) SAP Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Finance Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Financial Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) CRM
2 5 (31.25%) Risk Management
2 5 (31.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Project Governance
5 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 1 (6.25%) B2B
6 1 (6.25%) B2C
6 1 (6.25%) Change Management
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (6.25%) SWOT Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ACCA
1 1 (6.25%) APMP
1 1 (6.25%) CIMA
1 1 (6.25%) CIPFA
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) PMO
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (6.25%) Yardi