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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 49 25 50
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +25
Contract jobs citing Use Case 10 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.60% 6.00% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 7.80% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 3
Average daily rate
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£463 £235 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.80% -37.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £165 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £37.78 £29.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.78 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +4.93%
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
473 372 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.80% 77.02% 72.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 196 161
Average daily rate £400 £400 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 54
Average hourly rate £32.65 £31.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.32% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £41.95 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 - 4 £475 -
Basildon -14 2 £400 -
Witham - 1 - -
Use Case
East of England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (86.11%) User Stories
3 20 (55.56%) Scrum
4 18 (50.00%) TDD
4 18 (50.00%) SQL
5 17 (47.22%) Linux
5 17 (47.22%) Marketing
5 17 (47.22%) Digital Marketing
6 16 (44.44%) XML
7 15 (41.67%) OO
7 15 (41.67%) Windows
8 14 (38.89%) Content Management
8 14 (38.89%) IBM
8 14 (38.89%) UNIX
8 14 (38.89%) SOAP
8 14 (38.89%) Web Services
8 14 (38.89%) Java
8 14 (38.89%) WebSphere
9 13 (36.11%) HTML5
9 13 (36.11%) SoapUI
9 13 (36.11%) Relational Database
9 13 (36.11%) EclipseLink
9 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
9 13 (36.11%) HTML
9 13 (36.11%) J2EE
9 13 (36.11%) Solaris
9 13 (36.11%) RUP
9 13 (36.11%) TopLink
10 12 (33.33%) Eclipse
10 12 (33.33%) Ant

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (38.89%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
1 7 (19.44%) MS Visio
2 6 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (5.56%) FTP
2 2 (5.56%) HTTP
2 2 (5.56%) Telnet
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) Wireless
2 2 (5.56%) NAS
2 2 (5.56%) Broadband
3 1 (2.78%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (36.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (36.11%) SoapUI
2 12 (33.33%) Ant
2 12 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 8 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 2 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.56%) Redmine
4 2 (5.56%) Trac
4 2 (5.56%) Bugzilla
4 2 (5.56%) JUnit
General
1 17 (47.22%) Marketing
2 5 (13.89%) Retail
3 4 (11.11%) Legal
4 2 (5.56%) Automotive
5 1 (2.78%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (41.67%) Business Analyst
3 14 (38.89%) Developer
4 13 (36.11%) Java Developer
5 10 (27.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (27.78%) Agile Business Analyst
6 6 (16.67%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.78%) J2EE Developer
9 1 (2.78%) Product Owner
9 1 (2.78%) Lead Business Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.78%) Software Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Tester
9 1 (2.78%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (44.44%) XML
2 14 (38.89%) SOAP
2 14 (38.89%) Web Services
3 13 (36.11%) HTML
3 13 (36.11%) J2EE
3 13 (36.11%) TopLink
3 13 (36.11%) HTML5
3 13 (36.11%) EclipseLink
4 11 (30.56%) JAX-RS
4 11 (30.56%) Ajax
4 11 (30.56%) JAX-WS
4 11 (30.56%) CSS
4 11 (30.56%) XHTML
5 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.56%) .NET
7 1 (2.78%) JSF
7 1 (2.78%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) Windows
3 14 (38.89%) UNIX
4 13 (36.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (94.44%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (86.11%) User Stories
3 20 (55.56%) Scrum
4 18 (50.00%) TDD
5 17 (47.22%) Digital Marketing
6 15 (41.67%) OO
7 14 (38.89%) Content Management
8 13 (36.11%) RUP
9 11 (30.56%) Validation
10 9 (25.00%) B2C
11 7 (19.44%) Change Management
12 6 (16.67%) Information Management
12 6 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (16.67%) BDD
13 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
14 4 (11.11%) Analytics
14 4 (11.11%) DevOps
14 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
15 2 (5.56%) Business Analysis
15 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) Java
3 13 (36.11%) JavaScript
4 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.56%) Perl
5 2 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (5.56%) VB.NET
5 2 (5.56%) Ruby
5 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.78%) C
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) IBM
2 2 (5.56%) Adobe