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 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 124 123
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 12 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 1.02% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.24% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 20
Median daily rate £406 £424 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +21.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £358 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £595 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £53.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +22.03%  
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 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 2383 3147 2945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.97% 82.27% 78.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1406 1979 1696
Median daily rate £410 £415 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 130
Median hourly rate £39.50 £29.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.04% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £57.75
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 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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Manchester +10 7 £406 -0.30% 13
Cheshire +22 5 £376 -8.78% 3
Use Case
England

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 North West region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Business Analysis
3 20 (39.22%) User Stories
4 16 (31.37%) UML
5 13 (25.49%) Scrum
6 11 (21.57%) Finance
7 10 (19.61%) HTML
7 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
7 10 (19.61%) Project Management
7 10 (19.61%) JIRA
7 10 (19.61%) Open Source
7 10 (19.61%) HTML5
7 10 (19.61%) User Experience
8 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
9 8 (15.69%) OO
9 8 (15.69%) Data Structures
10 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
10 7 (13.73%) CSS3
10 7 (13.73%) Agile Project Management
10 7 (13.73%) Service Design
10 7 (13.73%) Wireframes
10 7 (13.73%) OOA/OOD
10 7 (13.73%) CSS
10 7 (13.73%) SVG
10 7 (13.73%) Adobe Illustrator
10 7 (13.73%) Web Development
11 6 (11.76%) ISEB
11 6 (11.76%) Prototyping
11 6 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling

Use Case
Co-occurring 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 (1.96%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (5.88%) Mingle
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.96%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Trello
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (1.96%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Big Data
1 2 (3.92%) Data Mining
1 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) GIS
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) JIRA
2 4 (7.84%) Axure RP
3 1 (1.96%) Hudson
3 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) General Ledger
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Law
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
3 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 39 (76.47%) Analyst
2 32 (62.75%) Business Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Business Systems Analyst
3 8 (15.69%) Systems Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Developer
4 7 (13.73%) Digital Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Digital Business Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (11.76%) Technical Business Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) Agile Business Analyst
6 5 (9.80%) UX Developer
7 4 (7.84%) HTML CSS Developer
7 4 (7.84%) HTML Developer
8 3 (5.88%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) CRM Business Analyst
9 2 (3.92%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (3.92%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (3.92%) Software Developer
9 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) HTML
1 10 (19.61%) HTML5
2 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
2 7 (13.73%) CSS
2 7 (13.73%) CSS3
2 7 (13.73%) SVG
3 3 (5.88%) GStreamer
3 3 (5.88%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) REST
5 1 (1.96%) FFmpeg
5 1 (1.96%) JSON
5 1 (1.96%) RESTful
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
5 1 (1.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) User Experience
2 8 (15.69%) Data Structures
2 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.92%) IPTV
6 2 (3.92%) Linked Data
6 2 (3.92%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.96%) Interactive TV
7 1 (1.96%) Video on Demand
7 1 (1.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (72.55%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Business Analysis
3 20 (39.22%) User Stories
4 16 (31.37%) UML
5 13 (25.49%) Scrum
6 10 (19.61%) Open Source
6 10 (19.61%) Project Management
7 9 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (15.69%) OO
9 7 (13.73%) Agile Project Management
9 7 (13.73%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (13.73%) Service Design
9 7 (13.73%) Web Development
9 7 (13.73%) Wireframes
10 6 (11.76%) Business Process Modelling
10 6 (11.76%) Prototyping
11 5 (9.80%) Data Analysis
11 5 (9.80%) Process Improvement
11 5 (9.80%) Requirements Analysis
12 4 (7.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) JavaScript
2 3 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) ISEB
2 5 (9.80%) CBAP
2 5 (9.80%) IIBA
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Degree
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.92%) SAP
4 1 (1.96%) Apple
4 1 (1.96%) Workday