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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 104 67 79
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +12
Contract jobs citing Use Case 33 62 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.12% 2.21% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.99% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 40 14
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£400 £450 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £369 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £125.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £33.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +7.14%
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
2051 2071 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.81% 73.78% 69.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1080 650
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 55 55
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -23.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £165.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Slough -12 7 £375 -16.66% 1
Reading -1 6 £475 +18.38% 5
Bracknell +8 4 £263 - 1
Maidenhead +9 2 - -
Use Case
South East

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 20 (29.41%) Telecoms
1 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) UML
3 15 (22.06%) Business Analysis
4 14 (20.59%) E-Commerce
5 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
6 12 (17.65%) MS Visio
7 11 (16.18%) eTOM
7 11 (16.18%) Degree
8 10 (14.71%) Windows
8 10 (14.71%) MS Office
9 9 (13.24%) ITIL
9 9 (13.24%) CRM
9 9 (13.24%) Billing
9 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (11.76%) Analytics
10 8 (11.76%) MVNO
10 8 (11.76%) SOA
11 7 (10.29%) ISEB
11 7 (10.29%) Scrum
11 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
12 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
12 6 (8.82%) Ubuntu
12 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (8.82%) vSphere
12 6 (8.82%) OpenStack
12 6 (8.82%) EFT
13 5 (7.35%) Pharmaceutical
13 5 (7.35%) ERP

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 6 (8.82%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Excel
2 12 (17.65%) MS Visio
3 10 (14.71%) MS Office
4 1 (1.47%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.94%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) MVNO
2 3 (4.41%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.47%) ATM
4 1 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.47%) Subversion
3 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.24%) Billing
3 5 (7.35%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.94%) Finance
5 1 (1.47%) Publishing
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (47.06%) Business Analyst
1 32 (47.06%) Analyst
2 13 (19.12%) Architect
3 12 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
4 9 (13.24%) Technical Writer
5 5 (7.35%) Developer
5 5 (7.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) BSS Architect
6 4 (5.88%) UML Business Analyst
6 4 (5.88%) Telecoms Business Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Designer
8 2 (2.94%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Junior Software Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Junior
9 1 (1.47%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 2 (2.94%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.94%) Ext JS
3 1 (1.47%) HTML5
3 1 (1.47%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.47%) Dojo
3 1 (1.47%) XML
3 1 (1.47%) WSDL
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) SOAP
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.29%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (8.82%) EFT
3 6 (8.82%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.35%) User Experience
5 3 (4.41%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.94%) iPad
7 1 (1.47%) Open Source
7 1 (1.47%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.47%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.71%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (25.00%) UML
3 15 (22.06%) Business Analysis
4 14 (20.59%) E-Commerce
5 11 (16.18%) eTOM
6 9 (13.24%) CRM
6 9 (13.24%) ITIL
7 8 (11.76%) SOA
7 8 (11.76%) Analytics
8 7 (10.29%) Scrum
9 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.35%) DevOps
10 5 (7.35%) ERP
11 4 (5.88%) TDD
11 4 (5.88%) Regression Testing
11 4 (5.88%) User Stories
12 3 (4.41%) Product Management
12 3 (4.41%) Waterfall
12 3 (4.41%) Business Process Mapping
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) Java
2 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.94%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) C
3 2 (2.94%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) C++
4 1 (1.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (16.18%) Degree
2 7 (10.29%) ISEB
3 4 (5.88%) CBAP
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) QA
1 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) vSphere
2 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.47%) MOM
2 1 (1.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 3 (4.41%) HP
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.94%) ATG
2 2 (2.94%) hybris
2 2 (2.94%) Demandware
3 1 (1.47%) Software AG
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