The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 47 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing Use Case 6 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.40% 2.24% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 2.99% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
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£426 £398 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
319 401 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.19% 74.95% 65.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 225 83
Average daily rate £378 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.94% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 65 38
Average hourly rate £28.25 £30.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.37% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Colchester - - - -
Use Case
East of England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) HTML
2 9 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) HTML5
3 8 (53.33%) JAX-RS
3 8 (53.33%) User Stories
3 8 (53.33%) J2EE
3 8 (53.33%) CSS
3 8 (53.33%) SOAP
3 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) UNIX
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Solaris
3 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) RUP
3 8 (53.33%) XHTML
3 8 (53.33%) Ant
3 8 (53.33%) Eclipse
3 8 (53.33%) IBM
3 8 (53.33%) TDD
3 8 (53.33%) Content Management
3 8 (53.33%) Ajax
3 8 (53.33%) Marketing
3 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (53.33%) JAX-WS
3 8 (53.33%) Validation
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (53.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Ant
1 8 (53.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 1 (6.67%) ERwin
General
1 8 (53.33%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Legal
4 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 2 (13.33%) Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Automotive
5 1 (6.67%) Front Office
5 1 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
1 8 (53.33%) Java Developer
2 6 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Analyst
3 5 (33.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) HTML
1 9 (60.00%) HTML5
2 8 (53.33%) JAX-RS
2 8 (53.33%) J2EE
2 8 (53.33%) CSS
2 8 (53.33%) SOAP
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
2 8 (53.33%) XML
2 8 (53.33%) XHTML
2 8 (53.33%) TopLink
2 8 (53.33%) Ajax
2 8 (53.33%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) UNIX
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
1 8 (53.33%) Solaris
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) TDD
2 8 (53.33%) Content Management
2 8 (53.33%) Validation
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
2 8 (53.33%) RUP
2 8 (53.33%) User Stories
3 7 (46.67%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (33.33%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (26.67%) B2C
6 3 (20.00%) Workflow
7 2 (13.33%) Wealth Management
7 2 (13.33%) Product Management
8 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) BPMN
8 1 (6.67%) Data Architecture
8 1 (6.67%) Logical Data Model
8 1 (6.67%) Physical Data Model
8 1 (6.67%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Java
1 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe
2 1 (6.67%) Teradata
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle