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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 109 90 83
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -7
Contract jobs citing Use Case 14 41 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 1.59% 2.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 2.33% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 19 27
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£375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £302 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+51.81% -15.38%
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
1806 1756 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 73.59% 68.06% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 835 763
Average daily rate £390 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 41
Average hourly rate £17.07 £22.85 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% -25.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.10 £11.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £44.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +7 8 £368 -13.52%
Reading +12 3 £419 +19.64% 1
Slough -10 2 £355 +1.42% 2
Bracknell - - - - 1
Use Case
South East

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (50.98%) Telecoms
2 22 (43.14%) UML
3 19 (37.25%) Business Analysis
4 16 (31.37%) CRM
5 14 (27.45%) Finance
5 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (21.57%) Billing
7 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
7 9 (17.65%) Marketing
7 9 (17.65%) PCI DSS
8 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (15.69%) .NET
9 7 (13.73%) ITIL
9 7 (13.73%) eTOM
10 6 (11.76%) Oracle
11 5 (9.80%) Service Management
11 5 (9.80%) Data Mapping
11 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
12 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (7.84%) Degree
12 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
12 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (7.84%) HP
12 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (5.88%) ISEB
13 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
13 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
13 3 (5.88%) MS Office
13 3 (5.88%) C#
13 3 (5.88%) GAP Analysis

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.88%) Lync
2 2 (3.92%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) IPv6
1 1 (1.96%) GPRS
1 1 (1.96%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.96%) UMTS
1 1 (1.96%) WAN
1 1 (1.96%) FTP
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.96%) DNS
1 1 (1.96%) Wireless
1 1 (1.96%) ZigBee
1 1 (1.96%) MVNO
1 1 (1.96%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.96%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.96%) HSPA
1 1 (1.96%) LTE
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) PVCS
1 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
1 1 (1.96%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (50.98%) Telecoms
2 14 (27.45%) Finance
3 11 (21.57%) Billing
4 9 (17.65%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (58.82%) Analyst
2 24 (47.06%) Business Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Systems Analyst
3 10 (19.61%) Architect
4 9 (17.65%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (15.69%) BSS Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Agile Business Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) CRM Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Designer
6 4 (7.84%) Telecoms Business Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Business Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Process Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) TIBCO Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Business Process Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Security Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Project Coordinator
9 1 (1.96%) Technical Writer
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) .NET
2 5 (9.80%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) JMS
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (1.96%) JNDI
4 1 (1.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) User Experience
2 3 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.92%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) UML
2 19 (37.25%) Business Analysis
3 16 (31.37%) CRM
4 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (13.73%) ITIL
7 7 (13.73%) eTOM
8 5 (9.80%) Service Management
8 5 (9.80%) Data Mapping
9 4 (7.84%) Service Delivery
9 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.88%) GAP Analysis
10 3 (5.88%) Project Management
10 3 (5.88%) Analytics
11 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
11 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.92%) User Stories
11 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (1.96%) Java
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) ISEB
3 2 (3.92%) CBAP
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) PMP
4 1 (1.96%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (11.76%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.96%) Borland
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy
4 1 (1.96%) Tripwire
4 1 (1.96%) Pega
4 1 (1.96%) Agilent