The first table below looks at the demand for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Halifax region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 24 19 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs citing Use Case 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.64% 3.42% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 4.21% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate £415 £331 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.56% -22.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £306 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £346 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £90.00 £33.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+172.72% +3.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
135 95 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 73.77% 81.20% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 72 189
Average daily rate £360 £370 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Use Case
West Yorkshire

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Use Case
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 8 (100.00%) UML
2 6 (75.00%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) C#
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) .NET
4 3 (37.50%) J2EE
4 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (37.50%) Web Services
4 3 (37.50%) XML
4 3 (37.50%) XSD
4 3 (37.50%) XSLT
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
6 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
6 1 (12.50%) SQL
6 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (12.50%) DB2

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
1 3 (37.50%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) RDBMS
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) DB2
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Business Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Junior Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Junior
4 1 (12.50%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) .NET
1 3 (37.50%) J2EE
1 3 (37.50%) ASP.NET
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) XSD
1 3 (37.50%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) UML
2 4 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA