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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 111 149 124
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -25
Contract jobs citing Use Case 57 9 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.42% 0.23% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.30% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 3 7
Average daily rate £411 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £343 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £375 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £49.50 £13.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +262.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.33 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -3.50%
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
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Lancashire +16 18 £450 - 1
Manchester +6 16 £424 +13.00% 7
Cheshire +6 13 £369 +10.07% 1
Merseyside +9 7 £375 -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 51 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (39.29%) UML
3 41 (36.61%) Business Analysis
4 32 (28.57%) OO
4 32 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 30 (26.79%) Project Management
6 27 (24.11%) Finance
7 23 (20.54%) Open Source
7 23 (20.54%) SDLC
8 19 (16.96%) Translating Business Requirements
8 19 (16.96%) Test Scripting
8 19 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (16.07%) C#
9 18 (16.07%) Agile Project Management
10 17 (15.18%) .NET Framework
10 17 (15.18%) .NET
10 17 (15.18%) XML
10 17 (15.18%) OOA/OOD
11 16 (14.29%) Automated Testing
11 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (13.39%) Service Design
12 15 (13.39%) OOP
12 15 (13.39%) Windows
12 15 (13.39%) Linux
12 15 (13.39%) C++
13 14 (12.50%) JIRA
14 13 (11.61%) User Stories
14 13 (11.61%) Java
14 13 (11.61%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 13 (11.61%) Apache
2 3 (2.68%) IIS
3 2 (1.79%) CMS
4 1 (0.89%) Magnolia
4 1 (0.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (4.46%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) IaaS
2 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.79%) SaaS
3 2 (1.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.68%) DHCP
1 3 (2.68%) DNS
1 3 (2.68%) HTTPS
1 3 (2.68%) Network Security
1 3 (2.68%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (2.68%) SMTP
1 3 (2.68%) SSL
1 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.89%) Broadband
2 1 (0.89%) Internet
2 1 (0.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.68%) Selenium
2 3 (2.68%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (24.11%) Finance
2 11 (9.82%) Games
2 11 (9.82%) Retail
3 6 (5.36%) Advertising
4 4 (3.57%) Banking
5 2 (1.79%) Marketing
5 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (64.29%) Analyst
2 65 (58.04%) Business Analyst
3 17 (15.18%) Developer
4 16 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 16 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
5 15 (13.39%) Technical Business Analyst
6 13 (11.61%) Systems Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) Business Systems Analyst
7 10 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Digital Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Digital Business Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Senior Business Analyst
8 9 (8.04%) Test Manager
9 5 (4.46%) C# WPF Developer
9 5 (4.46%) WPF Developer
10 4 (3.57%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.57%) HR Business Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) IT Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Lead Business Analyst
10 4 (3.57%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) .NET
1 17 (15.18%) .NET Framework
1 17 (15.18%) XML
2 12 (10.71%) JSON
2 12 (10.71%) SOAP
2 12 (10.71%) WCF
3 6 (5.36%) WPF
4 4 (3.57%) CSS
4 4 (3.57%) HTML
4 4 (3.57%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 4 (3.57%) Web Services
5 3 (2.68%) EDIFACT
5 3 (2.68%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.89%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.89%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.57%) User Experience
3 3 (2.68%) Data Structures
3 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.68%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile Games
5 1 (0.89%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.39%) Linux
1 15 (13.39%) Windows
2 10 (8.93%) Unix
3 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (45.54%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (39.29%) UML
3 41 (36.61%) Business Analysis
4 32 (28.57%) OO
4 32 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 30 (26.79%) Project Management
6 23 (20.54%) Open Source
6 23 (20.54%) SDLC
7 19 (16.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (16.96%) Test Scripting
7 19 (16.96%) Translating Business Requirements
8 18 (16.07%) Agile Project Management
9 17 (15.18%) OOA/OOD
10 16 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 16 (14.29%) Unit Testing
11 15 (13.39%) OOP
11 15 (13.39%) Service Design
12 13 (11.61%) User Stories
13 11 (9.82%) Test Strategy
14 10 (8.93%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) C#
2 15 (13.39%) C++
3 13 (11.61%) Java
4 12 (10.71%) Bash Shell
4 12 (10.71%) Python
5 5 (4.46%) SQL
6 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.57%) Degree
3 4 (3.57%) ISEB
4 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.57%) QA
3 3 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (1.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (10.71%) Puppet
2 3 (2.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (10.71%) SaltStack
2 10 (8.93%) Oracle
3 3 (2.68%) AlienVault
3 3 (2.68%) HP
3 3 (2.68%) IBM
3 3 (2.68%) Splunk
4 1 (0.89%) Fiserv
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