The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 96 81 77
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -4
Contract jobs citing Use Case 24 48 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.97% 1.89% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 2.73% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £276 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.64 £36.90 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.53%
Use Case
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1811 1760 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.56% 69.43% 66.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 801 733
Average daily rate £388 £385 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 36 38
Average hourly rate £17.07 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.72% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £40.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newbury +10 8 £375 -11.76%
Slough -1 7 £450 +28.57% 1
Reading +4 2 £400 +19.40% 3
Bracknell 0 1 - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Use Case
South East

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 26 (47.27%) Telecoms
2 25 (45.45%) UML
3 22 (40.00%) CRM
4 18 (32.73%) Finance
4 18 (32.73%) Business Analysis
5 13 (23.64%) Systems Analysis
6 11 (20.00%) Billing
7 10 (18.18%) Oracle
8 9 (16.36%) .NET
8 9 (16.36%) Marketing
8 9 (16.36%) PCI DSS
9 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (12.73%) ITIL
11 6 (10.91%) eTOM
11 6 (10.91%) Data Mapping
12 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
12 5 (9.09%) Service Management
13 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
13 4 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
13 4 (7.27%) Siebel
13 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
13 4 (7.27%) Degree
13 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
14 3 (5.45%) User Stories
14 3 (5.45%) Smart Meter
14 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
14 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
14 3 (5.45%) XML
14 3 (5.45%) C#

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (3.64%) TIBCO EMS
1 2 (3.64%) Lync
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) GPRS
1 1 (1.82%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.82%) UMTS
1 1 (1.82%) WAN
1 1 (1.82%) FTP
1 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.82%) DNS
1 1 (1.82%) IPv6
1 1 (1.82%) Wireless
1 1 (1.82%) ZigBee
1 1 (1.82%) HSPA
1 1 (1.82%) LTE
1 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.82%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) PVCS
1 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.82%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (47.27%) Telecoms
2 18 (32.73%) Finance
3 11 (20.00%) Billing
4 9 (16.36%) Marketing
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Electronics
6 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (61.82%) Analyst
2 28 (50.91%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.00%) Architect
4 10 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
5 9 (16.36%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (14.55%) BSS Architect
7 5 (9.09%) Designer
8 4 (7.27%) Telecoms Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Agile Business Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) CRM Systems Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Business Systems Analyst
9 3 (5.45%) Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Business Process Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) Solutions Designer
10 2 (3.64%) Process Analyst
10 2 (3.64%) TIBCO Developer
10 2 (3.64%) Siebel Business Analyst
11 1 (1.82%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) .NET
2 5 (9.09%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.45%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) JMS
4 1 (1.82%) Middleware
4 1 (1.82%) JNDI
4 1 (1.82%) Ajax
4 1 (1.82%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) Machine to Machine
3 1 (1.82%) Firmware
3 1 (1.82%) Statistics
3 1 (1.82%) Social Media
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) UML
2 22 (40.00%) CRM
3 18 (32.73%) Business Analysis
4 13 (23.64%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (12.73%) ITIL
7 6 (10.91%) eTOM
7 6 (10.91%) Data Mapping
8 5 (9.09%) Service Management
9 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.27%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.45%) Project Management
10 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.45%) User Stories
11 2 (3.64%) Analytics
11 2 (3.64%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.64%) Test Scripting
11 2 (3.64%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) C#
2 2 (3.64%) Java
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
2 3 (5.45%) ISEB
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CBAP
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) PMP
4 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (16.36%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Oracle
2 4 (7.27%) Siebel
2 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.45%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.82%) Remedy
5 1 (1.82%) Tripwire
5 1 (1.82%) Agilent
5 1 (1.82%) Pega
5 1 (1.82%) Borland