The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 26 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
England / North East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 118 66
Rank change year-on-year +68 -52  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 6 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.05% 0.44% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.51% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Median daily rate £371 £470 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.01% +43.23%  
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 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.38% -10.00%  

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 the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 488 1379 659
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 85.76% 86.08% 79.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 887 419
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 71 39
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £26.00 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in the North East

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case in the North East

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Tyne and Wear +70 2 £368 -20.91% 2
Durham - 2 £380 -
Use Case
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 9 (50.00%) User Stories
3 8 (44.44%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) UML
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
5 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (33.33%) Java EE
5 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) SOA
5 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (33.33%) Windows
5 6 (33.33%) GIS
5 6 (33.33%) SignalR
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (33.33%) GeoServer
6 4 (22.22%) CSS
6 4 (22.22%) HTML
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 4 (22.22%) jQuery
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) OpenLayers
6 4 (22.22%) Node.js
6 4 (22.22%) HTML5
6 4 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap

Use Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (33.33%) GeoServer
2 2 (11.11%) NServiceBus
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (33.33%) GIS
2 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Business Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Software Developer
4 4 (22.22%) HTML Developer
5 3 (16.67%) Angular Developer
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management Consultant
6 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Credit Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Retail Business Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Telephony Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Java EE
1 6 (33.33%) SignalR
2 4 (22.22%) CSS
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) HTML5
2 4 (22.22%) jQuery
2 4 (22.22%) Node.js
2 4 (22.22%) OpenLayers
2 4 (22.22%) Sass
2 4 (22.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (16.67%) Angular 2
3 3 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (11.11%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Framework
4 2 (11.11%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Project Management
2 9 (50.00%) User Stories
3 8 (44.44%) SDLC
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) UML
5 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) SOA
5 6 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 6 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
7 2 (11.11%) Information Management
7 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco IPCC
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Infor