The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 108 116 103
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Contract jobs citing Use Case 24 12 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.45% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.63% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £494 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £380 £378
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +10.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2123 1893 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.56% 71.03% 65.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1149 950 1122
Average daily rate £375 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.67 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.20% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Use Case
England

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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014. 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
Manchester +5 14 £350 +9.28% 5
Lancashire -8 4 £270 -9.24%
Merseyside - 4 £448 -
Cheshire +6 1 £425 +3.03% 1
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 12 (27.27%) UML
2 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
3 10 (22.73%) Finance
4 9 (20.45%) CRM
4 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 8 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) ERD
6 7 (15.91%) Billing
7 6 (13.64%) Retail
7 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
7 6 (13.64%) Project Management
8 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
8 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 4 (9.09%) SOA
9 4 (9.09%) Scrum
10 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (6.82%) HP
10 3 (6.82%) SQL
10 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
10 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
10 3 (6.82%) User Stories
10 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
10 3 (6.82%) Degree
11 2 (4.55%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Intranet
2 1 (2.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.27%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.27%) Lombardi
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Billing
3 6 (13.64%) Retail
4 2 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (4.55%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 37 (84.09%) Analyst
2 33 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Developer
4 3 (6.82%) Coordinator
4 3 (6.82%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Process Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) C# Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Designer
6 1 (2.27%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) CSS
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
1 2 (4.55%) HTML
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
1 2 (4.55%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) WSDL
2 1 (2.27%) XSLT
2 1 (2.27%) XHTML
2 1 (2.27%) SOAP
2 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.27%) HTML5
2 1 (2.27%) CSS3
2 1 (2.27%) CAML
2 1 (2.27%) Sass
2 1 (2.27%) Ajax
2 1 (2.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) Open Source
2 1 (2.27%) Web 2.0
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) UML
2 11 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 9 (20.45%) CRM
4 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (18.18%) Business Analysis
5 8 (18.18%) ERD
6 6 (13.64%) Project Management
7 5 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 4 (9.09%) SOA
8 4 (9.09%) Scrum
9 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (6.82%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.82%) User Stories
9 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
10 2 (4.55%) Change Control
10 2 (4.55%) System Testing
10 2 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) Basel III
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) NDS
Vendors
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) HP
3 2 (4.55%) Stellent
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (4.55%) Siebel
4 1 (2.27%) Nintex
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Curam