The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 60 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing Use Case 9 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.17% 1.12% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.46% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 1
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£500 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
Use Case
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
603 754 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.11% 76.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 364 293
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £272 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Use Case across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Use Case across the Cheshire region.

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Use Case across the Cheshire region.

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -10 5 £563 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Chester - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Use Case
North West

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Use Case also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Use Case.

1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) Nessus
2 6 (54.55%) QA
2 6 (54.55%) ArcSight
2 6 (54.55%) SIEM
2 6 (54.55%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (54.55%) Technical Analysis
2 6 (54.55%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Information Security
4 3 (27.27%) UML
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) .NET
6 1 (9.09%) J2EE
6 1 (9.09%) HTML
6 1 (9.09%) Java
6 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 1 (9.09%) CSS
6 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
6 1 (9.09%) JBoss
6 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
6 1 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (9.09%) Finance

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Use Case also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Use Case. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
1 7 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
1 6 (54.55%) SIEM
1 6 (54.55%) Technical Analysis
1 6 (54.55%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (36.36%) Information Security
3 3 (27.27%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Six Sigma
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Data Management
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 1 (9.09%) Product Management
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) CISSP
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (54.55%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (9.09%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 6 (54.55%) ArcSight
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) VMware