The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
North West / Merseyside
Rank 36 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Use Case 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.39% 2.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 2.57% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £540 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.75% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+89.65% -10.76%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
203 272 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 78.68% 81.93% 71.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 160 93
Median daily rate £471 £425 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.88% +39.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Use Case as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Southport - 1 £375 -
Use Case
North West

Use Case
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Use Case 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 5 (71.43%) SOA
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
1 5 (71.43%) FTP
1 5 (71.43%) B2B
1 5 (71.43%) Middleware
1 5 (71.43%) SOAP
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
3 3 (42.86%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) EDIFACT
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Presales
5 1 (14.29%) Product Management
5 1 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) FTP
1 5 (71.43%) SMTP
2 3 (42.86%) HTTPS
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
2 4 (57.14%) Integration Architect
3 3 (42.86%) Messaging Architect
3 3 (42.86%) Web Architect
4 2 (28.57%) Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Software Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Middleware
1 5 (71.43%) SOAP
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) EDIFACT
2 3 (42.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) B2B
1 5 (71.43%) SOA
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Presales
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA