Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 20 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 168 182
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14 +2
Contract jobs citing GAP Analysis 20 55 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.81% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.97% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 50 48
North West median daily rate £372 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.53% -2.30% +16.00%
10th Percentile £243 £312 £313
90th Percentile £613 £543 £700
England median daily rate £460 £460 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.22% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
North West median hourly rate - £53.00 -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £42.75 £35.63
% change year-on-year -12.28% +20.00% +131.56%

GAP Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4629 5692 6965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.32% 83.89% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2952 3672 4228
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £255
90th Percentile £587 £556 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 283
North West median hourly rate £27.00 £22.42 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.41% -26.53% +69.56%
10th Percentile £11.56 £12.13 £12.38
90th Percentile £52.93 £53.00 £52.47
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

GAP Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing GAP Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for GAP Analysis in the North West

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for GAP Analysis in the North West

GAP Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing GAP Analysis in the North West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for GAP Analysis in the North West

GAP Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for GAP Analysis 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +14 13 £363 -5.54% 3
Cheshire -12 3 £372 -15.03% 1
Merseyside -1 1 - -
GAP Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 North West region with a requirement for GAP Analysis.

1 6 (30.00%) Finance
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) GDPR
2 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (25.00%) User Stories
3 4 (20.00%) Legal
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Local Government
4 3 (15.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Feasibility Study
4 3 (15.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) Slack
5 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Trello
5 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
5 2 (10.00%) Confluence
5 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL
5 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management

GAP Analysis
Co-occurring 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 2 (10.00%) Confluence
1 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Slack
1 2 (10.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Legal
3 3 (15.00%) Local Government
4 1 (5.00%) Advertising
4 1 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.00%) French Language
4 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Analyst
1 13 (65.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) GDPR Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Validation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Life Science
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Minimum Viable Product
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 5 (25.00%) User Stories
2 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 3 (15.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Feasibility Study
4 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (10.00%) Data Management
5 2 (10.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (10.00%) Data Privacy
5 2 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (10.00%) ERP
5 2 (10.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) Validation
5 2 (10.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) GDPR
2 1 (5.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (5.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Infor
1 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft