The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 98 133 109
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -24
Contract jobs citing Use Case 54 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 0.28% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.36% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 5 12
Average daily rate £400 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £375 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £563 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £30.20 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+20.86% -10.51%
Use Case
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3066 2477 2060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.64% 76.55% 74.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1883 1463 1050
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 99 109
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester +8 26 £350 -6.66% 12
Cheshire +3 13 £400 -20.00% 3
Lancashire - 9 £535 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 38 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.81%) Business Analysis
3 26 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (24.04%) Waterfall
5 23 (22.12%) User Stories
5 23 (22.12%) Finance
6 22 (21.15%) UML
6 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
7 19 (18.27%) Project Management
8 18 (17.31%) Data Modelling
9 17 (16.35%) SDLC
10 16 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 12 (11.54%) Migration
11 12 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
12 11 (10.58%) Management Information System
12 11 (10.58%) Test Strategy
13 9 (8.65%) MS Visio
13 9 (8.65%) Workflow
13 9 (8.65%) Translating Business Requirements
13 9 (8.65%) Workflow Analysis
13 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.65%) Data Migration
14 8 (7.69%) Hadoop
14 8 (7.69%) Unit Testing
14 8 (7.69%) Test Management
14 8 (7.69%) Retail
14 8 (7.69%) Automated Testing
14 8 (7.69%) C#
14 8 (7.69%) XML

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (2.88%) Apache
1 3 (2.88%) CMS
1 3 (2.88%) IIS
1 3 (2.88%) Sonic ESB
2 1 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (0.96%) Magnolia
2 1 (0.96%) Node.js
2 1 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (10.58%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.65%) MS Visio
3 7 (6.73%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) SaaS
1 2 (1.92%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.88%) DHCP
1 3 (2.88%) DNS
1 3 (2.88%) Network Security
1 3 (2.88%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (2.88%) SMTP
1 3 (2.88%) SSL
1 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.96%) Broadband
2 1 (0.96%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (0.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.73%) Big Data
2 7 (6.73%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) JIRA
2 3 (2.88%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.88%) Selenium
2 3 (2.88%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.96%) Redmine
General
1 23 (22.12%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Retail
3 6 (5.77%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Games
3 6 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.81%) Advertising
5 4 (3.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.92%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.96%) Back Office
7 1 (0.96%) Legal
7 1 (0.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (61.54%) Analyst
2 56 (53.85%) Business Analyst
3 13 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 11 (10.58%) Business Systems Analyst
5 10 (9.62%) Architect
5 10 (9.62%) Developer
6 9 (8.65%) Test Manager
7 8 (7.69%) C# Developer
8 7 (6.73%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (6.73%) Technical Business Analyst
9 6 (5.77%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.85%) Business IT Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) IT Business Analyst
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (2.88%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
11 3 (2.88%) SIEM Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) XML
2 7 (6.73%) .NET
2 7 (6.73%) .NET Framework
2 7 (6.73%) JSON
2 7 (6.73%) Middleware
2 7 (6.73%) SOAP
2 7 (6.73%) WCF
3 2 (1.92%) Java EE
3 2 (1.92%) Java EE 5
3 2 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.96%) CSS
4 1 (0.96%) HTML
4 1 (0.96%) React
Miscellaneous
1 22 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.58%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.81%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.88%) Life Science
5 3 (2.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.92%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (1.92%) Reference Data
6 2 (1.92%) VSAM
7 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.96%) IVR
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.77%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Linux
3 3 (2.88%) Solaris
3 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.81%) Business Analysis
3 26 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (24.04%) Waterfall
5 23 (22.12%) User Stories
6 22 (21.15%) UML
7 19 (18.27%) Project Management
8 18 (17.31%) Data Modelling
9 17 (16.35%) SDLC
10 16 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 12 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (11.54%) Migration
12 11 (10.58%) Test Strategy
13 9 (8.65%) Data Migration
13 9 (8.65%) Translating Business Requirements
13 9 (8.65%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (8.65%) Workflow
13 9 (8.65%) Workflow Analysis
14 8 (7.69%) Automated Testing
14 8 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.69%) C#
2 7 (6.73%) C++
3 4 (3.85%) SQL
4 3 (2.88%) Java
5 1 (0.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (4.81%) ISEB
1 5 (4.81%) PhD
1 5 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (2.88%) Degree
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) Oracle
2 5 (4.81%) IBM
3 3 (2.88%) AlienVault
3 3 (2.88%) HP
3 3 (2.88%) Pega
3 3 (2.88%) Splunk
3 3 (2.88%) VMware
4 2 (1.92%) CA
4 2 (1.92%) Cognizant
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.92%) Teradata
4 2 (1.92%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (0.96%) Fiserv
5 1 (0.96%) SAP
5 1 (0.96%) Tableau
Greater Manchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 27 days ago