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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 145 115 101
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -14
Contract jobs citing Use Case 9 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.89% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 15
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£375 £425 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +37.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 £13.67 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+262.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £98.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-66.85% +198.48%
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
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
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 24 April 2015. 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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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 -20 3 £375 +15.38% 3
Cumbria -10 2 - -
Cheshire -10 1 £335 -22.54% 4
Lancashire - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) User Stories
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (25.00%) UML
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) UNIX
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) QA
4 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Nessus
5 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (15.00%) ArcSight
5 3 (15.00%) SIEM
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) CISSP
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) MS Office
6 2 (10.00%) CSS
6 2 (10.00%) HTML
6 2 (10.00%) Degree
6 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Marketing
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Consultant
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Product Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) CSS
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) JSF
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
3 1 (5.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) UNIX
1 4 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) User Stories
2 5 (25.00%) UML
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) SIEM
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (10.00%) CRM
5 2 (10.00%) Information Security
5 2 (10.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) TDD
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.00%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) SWOT Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Lean Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) CISSP
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (15.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (5.00%) Curam
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