The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
England / North West
Rank 92 118 142
Rank change year-on-year +26 +24  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 39 40 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 1.04% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 2
Median daily rate £400 £375 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £311 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £520 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £49.50
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2142 3164 2795
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.44% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1915 1525
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 122 127
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in the North West

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in the North West

Use Case
Contractor 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 in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case 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 25 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
Manchester +15 16 £419 +1.82% 10
Lancashire - 16 £360 -
Merseyside +1 4 £430 +18.62%
Cheshire +15 2 £345 -8.13%
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 38 (71.70%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Business Analysis
3 18 (33.96%) User Stories
4 14 (26.42%) UML
5 13 (24.53%) Scrum
6 12 (22.64%) Project Management
7 11 (20.75%) Finance
8 10 (18.87%) Open Source
9 9 (16.98%) JIRA
9 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
9 9 (16.98%) HTML
9 9 (16.98%) User Experience
9 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (15.09%) HTML5
10 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
10 8 (15.09%) OO
11 7 (13.21%) OOA/OOD
11 7 (13.21%) CSS
11 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (13.21%) Agile Project Management
11 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
11 7 (13.21%) Data Structures
11 7 (13.21%) SDLC
11 7 (13.21%) Service Design
11 7 (13.21%) Business Process Modelling
12 6 (11.32%) Wireframes
12 6 (11.32%) Prototyping
12 6 (11.32%) CSS3
12 6 (11.32%) Adobe Illustrator
12 6 (11.32%) ISEB

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 1 (1.89%) Confluence
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.89%) Mingle
3 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (16.98%) JIRA
2 4 (7.55%) Axure RP
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Retail
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.89%) Games
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 39 (73.58%) Analyst
2 34 (64.15%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.75%) Developer
4 7 (13.21%) Business Systems Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (11.32%) Technical Business Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Digital Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) Digital Business Analyst
6 5 (9.43%) UX Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (7.55%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (7.55%) HTML Developer
7 4 (7.55%) MicroStrategy Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (5.66%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Business Process Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Consultant
9 2 (3.77%) Process Analyst
9 2 (3.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) HTML
2 8 (15.09%) HTML5
3 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
3 7 (13.21%) CSS
4 6 (11.32%) CSS3
4 6 (11.32%) SVG
5 2 (3.77%) GStreamer
5 2 (3.77%) Node.js
5 2 (3.77%) REST
5 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 1 (1.89%) Django
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (16.98%) Management Information System
1 9 (16.98%) User Experience
2 7 (13.21%) Data Structures
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) IPTV
3 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.77%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (71.70%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (47.17%) Business Analysis
3 18 (33.96%) User Stories
4 14 (26.42%) UML
5 13 (24.53%) Scrum
6 12 (22.64%) Project Management
7 10 (18.87%) Open Source
8 8 (15.09%) OO
9 7 (13.21%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (13.21%) Business Process Modelling
9 7 (13.21%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (13.21%) SDLC
9 7 (13.21%) Service Design
9 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.32%) Prototyping
10 6 (11.32%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (11.32%) Web Development
10 6 (11.32%) Wireframes
11 5 (9.43%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (9.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.77%) Java
3 1 (1.89%) Python
3 1 (1.89%) Ruby
3 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) ISEB
2 5 (9.43%) CBAP
2 5 (9.43%) IIBA
2 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.43%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
1 4 (7.55%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (1.89%) Apple
2 1 (1.89%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle
2 1 (1.89%) SAP