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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 48 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs citing Use Case 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.73% 2.18% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 2.96% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £408 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
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
340 203 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.32% 73.82% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 129 125
Average daily rate £450 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 December 2014. 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford - - - -
Use Case
East of England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Change Management
3 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
3 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) Performance Management
3 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (22.22%) UML
5 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
5 4 (22.22%) Data Entry
5 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) HTML
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
7 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.11%) JIRA
7 2 (11.11%) QA
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) DSDM
7 2 (11.11%) C++
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (5.56%) NUnit
2 1 (5.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 8 (44.44%) Retail
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Analyst
2 13 (72.22%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Digital Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) RESTful
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) WPF
3 1 (5.56%) WF
3 1 (5.56%) Silverlight
3 1 (5.56%) LINQ
3 1 (5.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Data Structures
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Change Management
2 6 (33.33%) Data Analysis
2 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) Data Entry
3 4 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 2 (11.11%) DSDM
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CBAP
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) VeriFone
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle