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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
England / North West
Rank 105 120 138
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +18
Contract jobs citing Use Case 32 40 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 1.04% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 4
Median daily rate £375 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £445 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £51.50 - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +24.03%

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
2135 3156 2639
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 82.31% 82.29% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1903 1514
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £533 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 144 112
Median hourly rate £42.48 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.26% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Use Case as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +27 14 £360 -20.00% 1
Manchester +6 12 £413 +11.48% 7
Merseyside +3 4 £430 -
Cheshire +21 1 £277 -30.87%
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Use Case also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 49 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (55.71%) Business Analysis
3 30 (42.86%) UML
4 25 (35.71%) Project Management
5 24 (34.29%) Open Source
6 22 (31.43%) OO
7 21 (30.00%) OOA/OOD
8 20 (28.57%) User Stories
8 20 (28.57%) Service Design
9 18 (25.71%) Agile Project Management
10 16 (22.86%) Waterfall
10 16 (22.86%) Finance
11 11 (15.71%) JIRA
11 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
12 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (14.29%) Scrum
12 10 (14.29%) Oracle
13 9 (12.86%) Windows
13 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
13 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (12.86%) Data Structures
14 8 (11.43%) Linux
14 8 (11.43%) Java
14 8 (11.43%) Unix
14 8 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
15 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (10.00%) Data Management
15 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
15 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (10.00%) Data Warehouse

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.57%) Apache
2 1 (1.43%) Confluence
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) Firewall
1 2 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.86%) Big Data
2 2 (2.86%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (15.71%) JIRA
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Banking
4 2 (2.86%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Games
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 56 (80.00%) Analyst
2 52 (74.29%) Business Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Senior Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Senior Business Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Digital Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Digital Business Analyst
5 9 (12.86%) Business Systems Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Developer
6 8 (11.43%) Systems Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (11.43%) Technical Business Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 5 (7.14%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) ArcSight Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) CRM Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) Data Business Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) IT Analyst
9 2 (2.86%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) HTML
2 3 (4.29%) AngularJS
2 3 (4.29%) CSS
2 3 (4.29%) HTML5
3 2 (2.86%) CSS3
3 2 (2.86%) SVG
3 2 (2.86%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) Django
4 1 (1.43%) GStreamer
4 1 (1.43%) Node.js
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.86%) Data Structures
2 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) User Experience
4 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) FMCG
5 1 (1.43%) IPTV
5 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Windows
2 8 (11.43%) Linux
2 8 (11.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (55.71%) Business Analysis
3 30 (42.86%) UML
4 25 (35.71%) Project Management
5 24 (34.29%) Open Source
6 22 (31.43%) OO
7 21 (30.00%) OOA/OOD
8 20 (28.57%) Service Design
8 20 (28.57%) User Stories
9 18 (25.71%) Agile Project Management
10 16 (22.86%) Waterfall
11 10 (14.29%) Scrum
12 9 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
13 7 (10.00%) Data Analysis
13 7 (10.00%) Data Management
13 7 (10.00%) SDLC
13 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 5 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 5 (7.14%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) Java
2 6 (8.57%) Python
3 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.29%) SQL
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
5 1 (1.43%) VB
5 1 (1.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) ISEB
4 3 (4.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.29%) CBAP
4 3 (4.29%) Degree
4 3 (4.29%) IIBA
5 2 (2.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) PMO
3 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (2.86%) Nessus
3 1 (1.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 10 (14.29%) Oracle
2 5 (7.14%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (7.14%) SaltStack
3 4 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
4 2 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Apple