Rank correlations?

Hi guys,

I'm trying to find a correct test for multiple ranks. I have eleven groups (months) which are each divided into 10 areas. In each area I have counts and the total counts for each month varies markedly. However, each area tends to have the same rank. In other words, area 7 always has many more counts than area 4 regardless of the month.

What I want to demonstrate is that while intesity changes over months the patterns of spatial variability are much more robust.

I'm thinking of using a Kruskal-Wallis H-Test for Oneway ANOVA by Ranks. Any suggestions or links to worked examples?