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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 137 116 111
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing Use Case 7 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.55% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.76% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £298 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £498 £307
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
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
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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
Cheshire +2 2 £500 +8.10% 4
Manchester -12 1 £375 +21.95% 5
Lancashire - - - - 2
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 10 (35.71%) Windows
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) CSS
2 9 (32.14%) HTML
2 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (28.57%) Oracle
3 8 (28.57%) XML
4 7 (25.00%) Linux
4 7 (25.00%) Project Management
4 7 (25.00%) ITIL
4 7 (25.00%) UNIX
4 7 (25.00%) Scrum
4 7 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
5 6 (21.43%) ArcSight
5 6 (21.43%) SIEM
5 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (21.43%) User Stories
5 6 (21.43%) QA
5 6 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (21.43%) Firewall
5 6 (21.43%) Nessus
5 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 6 (21.43%) CISSP
6 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 4 (14.29%) UML
7 4 (14.29%) XSLT
7 4 (14.29%) PRINCE
7 4 (14.29%) RUP
7 4 (14.29%) XHTML
7 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Analyst
2 11 (39.29%) Business Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) iOS Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.57%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) NHS Business Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) HTML
1 9 (32.14%) CSS
2 8 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (14.29%) XSLT
3 4 (14.29%) XHTML
3 4 (14.29%) jQuery
3 4 (14.29%) HTML5
3 4 (14.29%) CSS3
3 4 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (7.14%) Web Services
5 1 (3.57%) .NET
5 1 (3.57%) J2EE
5 1 (3.57%) JSF
5 1 (3.57%) Ajax
5 1 (3.57%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (10.71%) NHS
4 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.57%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 7 (25.00%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (14.29%) Android
3 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 7 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (21.43%) Business Analysis
3 6 (21.43%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (21.43%) SIEM
3 6 (21.43%) User Stories
4 4 (14.29%) iOS Development
4 4 (14.29%) Requirements Management
4 4 (14.29%) Web Design
4 4 (14.29%) Information Security
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (14.29%) PRINCE
4 4 (14.29%) UML
4 4 (14.29%) RUP
4 4 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.71%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.29%) XPath
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) CISSP
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Nessus
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) ArcSight
3 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.57%) VMware
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
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