The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 30 41 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -10
Contract jobs citing Use Case 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.06% 0.52% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 0.64% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £438 £396 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% -2.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £373 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £419 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-10.76% -3.70%
Use Case
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
302 312 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 88.82% 81.04% 68.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 250 111
Average daily rate £438 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Use Case across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Use Case across the Bedfordshire region.

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton 0 6 £438 +10.41%
Use Case
East of England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Use Case also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Use Case.

1 11 (68.75%) Data Modelling
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (62.50%) User Stories
3 9 (56.25%) Change Management
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
4 8 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 7 (43.75%) Retail
6 6 (37.50%) Data Transformation
6 6 (37.50%) Microservices
6 6 (37.50%) Software Delivery
6 6 (37.50%) Project Planning
6 6 (37.50%) JIRA
6 6 (37.50%) Confluence
7 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (18.75%) MVC
8 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (18.75%) .NET
8 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 3 (18.75%) SOA
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
8 3 (18.75%) SDLC
8 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (18.75%) User Experience

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Use Case also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Use Case. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (37.50%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) CMS
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) JIRA
General
1 7 (43.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
2 11 (68.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Architect
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Technical Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Business Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Data Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Network Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Payments Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Server Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Storage Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Data Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
1 3 (18.75%) User Experience
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Data Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) Data Modelling
1 11 (68.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (62.50%) User Stories
3 9 (56.25%) Change Management
3 9 (56.25%) E-Commerce
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
4 8 (50.00%) Business Analysis
4 8 (50.00%) Waterfall
5 6 (37.50%) Data Transformation
5 6 (37.50%) Microservices
5 6 (37.50%) Project Planning
5 6 (37.50%) Software Delivery
6 5 (31.25%) Data Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) Load Testing
7 3 (18.75%) MVC
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
7 3 (18.75%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) hybris
2 1 (6.25%) Lotus