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 2 December 2016 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 122 93 116
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +23
Contract jobs citing Use Case 33 70 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.02% 1.66% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 2.10% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 53 10
Median daily rate £414 £375 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.33% +4.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £296 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+52.77% +10.76%
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
2700 3341 2512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 83.85% 79.23% 77.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1804 2053 1481
Median daily rate £413 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 127 107
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.15 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +7.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.56 £12.44 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £47.71 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% +39.80%

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 2 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -23 14 £390 +11.42% 6
Cheshire +15 9 £500 +21.21% 2
Lancashire -2 7 £478 -7.05%
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, 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 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 26 (36.11%) UML
4 16 (22.22%) Project Management
4 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 16 (22.22%) User Stories
5 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (19.44%) Open Source
5 14 (19.44%) OOA/OOD
5 14 (19.44%) OO
6 13 (18.06%) Service Design
7 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 12 (16.67%) Finance
8 11 (15.28%) Oracle
8 11 (15.28%) Agile Project Management
9 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (13.89%) Scrum
9 10 (13.89%) Windows
10 9 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (12.50%) Unix
10 9 (12.50%) QA
10 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (11.11%) Data Structures
11 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (11.11%) Java
11 8 (11.11%) Linux
11 8 (11.11%) SMTP
11 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
13 6 (8.33%) SDLC

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 (8.33%) Apache
2 2 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.78%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.94%) IaaS
2 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.11%) SMTP
2 5 (6.94%) FTP
3 3 (4.17%) Firewall
3 3 (4.17%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.39%) Broadband
4 1 (1.39%) Internet
4 1 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.78%) Big Data
2 2 (2.78%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.39%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Legal
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 52 (72.22%) Analyst
2 47 (65.28%) Business Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Senior Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Senior Business Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Architect
5 8 (11.11%) Business Systems Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Developer
7 6 (8.33%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 5 (6.94%) Digital Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Digital Business Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Business IT Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Integration Architect
9 4 (5.56%) IT Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Messaging Architect
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Web Services
2 5 (6.94%) Middleware
2 5 (6.94%) SOAP
2 5 (6.94%) XML
3 3 (4.17%) EDIFACT
4 2 (2.78%) CSS
4 2 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (1.39%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.39%) Django
5 1 (1.39%) JSON
5 1 (1.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.17%) NHS
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.78%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.78%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.39%) Ergonomics
5 1 (1.39%) FMCG
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Windows
2 9 (12.50%) Unix
3 8 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (44.44%) Business Analysis
3 26 (36.11%) UML
4 16 (22.22%) Project Management
4 16 (22.22%) User Stories
4 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 14 (19.44%) OO
5 14 (19.44%) OOA/OOD
5 14 (19.44%) Open Source
6 13 (18.06%) Service Design
7 11 (15.28%) Agile Project Management
8 10 (13.89%) Scrum
8 10 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 6 (8.33%) Quality Management
11 6 (8.33%) SDLC
12 5 (6.94%) Kanban
12 5 (6.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) Java
2 6 (8.33%) Python
3 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.17%) SQL
5 1 (1.39%) Ruby
5 1 (1.39%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.17%) CISSP
3 3 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.94%) Puppet
2 3 (4.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Oracle
2 6 (8.33%) MicroStrategy
3 5 (6.94%) SaltStack
4 3 (4.17%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.78%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.39%) SAP