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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 114 115 130
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing Use Case 23 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.80% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 8
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£363 £323 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% -7.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £268 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £494 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.67 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+51.81% -15.38%
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
2315 2130 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 72.80% 72.01% 65.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1330 1081 1163
Average daily rate £375 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 115 106
Average hourly rate £30.00 £22.54 £26.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.09% -13.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.00 £49.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 12 £363 +7.40% 3
Merseyside - 4 £426 - 1
Lancashire -19 2 £270 -9.24% 1
Cheshire +7 1 £310 +30.52% 1
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) UML
2 12 (25.53%) Data Modelling
2 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (21.28%) Finance
3 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (21.28%) Project Management
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) User Stories
4 9 (19.15%) ERD
5 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
5 8 (17.02%) CRM
6 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
6 7 (14.89%) CSS
6 7 (14.89%) XML
6 7 (14.89%) HTML
6 7 (14.89%) Billing
7 6 (12.77%) Retail
7 6 (12.77%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (12.77%) Requirements Management
7 6 (12.77%) PRINCE
7 6 (12.77%) RUP
8 5 (10.64%) SQL
8 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.51%) SOA
9 4 (8.51%) .NET
9 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
9 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Axure RP
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Billing
3 6 (12.77%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 41 (87.23%) Analyst
2 35 (74.47%) Business Analyst
3 7 (14.89%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Coordinator
6 2 (4.26%) Designer
6 2 (4.26%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Process Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Technical Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Siebel Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) UI Developer
7 1 (2.13%) Systems Designer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) CSS
1 7 (14.89%) XML
1 7 (14.89%) HTML
2 4 (8.51%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) Ajax
3 1 (2.13%) jQuery
3 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.13%) Sass
3 1 (2.13%) HTML5
3 1 (2.13%) CSS3
3 1 (2.13%) WSDL
3 1 (2.13%) XHTML
3 1 (2.13%) XSLT
3 1 (2.13%) SOAP
3 1 (2.13%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Web 2.0
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (44.68%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.53%) UML
2 12 (25.53%) Data Modelling
3 10 (21.28%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (21.28%) Project Management
4 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 9 (19.15%) User Stories
4 9 (19.15%) ERD
5 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
5 8 (17.02%) CRM
6 6 (12.77%) Systems Analysis
6 6 (12.77%) Requirements Management
6 6 (12.77%) PRINCE
6 6 (12.77%) RUP
7 5 (10.64%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.51%) SOA
8 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (6.38%) Change Management
9 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (4.26%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) XPath
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.13%) VB
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Degree
1 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Basel III
2 1 (2.13%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Siebel
2 3 (6.38%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) Curam
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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