The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Use Case skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
North West / Cheshire
Rank 51 70 72
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 2 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 1.44% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.72% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 1
Median daily rate £345 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.13% -14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +21.87%  

Use Case is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 454 816 672
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 84.54% 84.04% 82.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 511 436
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.44% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £16.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Use Case as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in Cheshire

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Use Case in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in Cheshire

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in Cheshire over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in Cheshire

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Use Case in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case in Cheshire

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Warrington +25 1 £277 -30.87%
Use Case
North West

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
1 2 (100.00%) Trello
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Confluence
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (50.00%) Mingle
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (50.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Mingle
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (50.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Business Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Scrum
1 2 (100.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) Kanban
2 1 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SFIA
2 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) UML
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Atlassian