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 23 June 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.

Use Cases
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 75 71
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.78% 0.76% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.90% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £376 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.78% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £413 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £420 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £37.25 £36.72
% change year-on-year -2.01% +1.45%  

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 534 774 848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.44% 84.13% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 562 508
Median daily rate £400 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 23 June 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 +23 1 £340 -
Chester +11 1 - - 1
Use Case
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) User Stories
2 4 (57.14%) Trello
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Scrum
3 3 (42.86%) UML
3 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
3 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Kanban
3 3 (42.86%) Mingle
4 2 (28.57%) Big Data
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
4 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
4 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
4 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Apple
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio

Use Case
Co-occurring 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 (14.29%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Mingle
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) MongoDB
1 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Business Analyst
3 4 (57.14%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (42.86%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (42.86%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (28.57%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (14.29%) Business Integration Analyst
6 1 (14.29%) Information Analyst
6 1 (14.29%) Information Security Analyst
6 1 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
6 1 (14.29%) Systems Integration Analyst
6 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Structures
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) User Stories
2 3 (42.86%) Business Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Kanban
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) UML
3 2 (28.57%) BDD
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Data Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SFIA
4 1 (14.29%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Workday