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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 54 47 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing Use Case 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.94% 1.63% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 2.17% 2.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £363 £415 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +4.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-10.76% -3.70%
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
438 322 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 82.64% 74.88% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 178 262
Average daily rate £430 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 41 58
Average hourly rate £38.50 £29.13 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.18% +0.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £47.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Brentwood +2 3 - -
Use Case
East of England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) User Stories
3 8 (44.44%) XML
4 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) Retail
5 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 5 (27.78%) DevOps
5 5 (27.78%) Ant
6 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 4 (22.22%) Web Services
7 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) Line Management
7 3 (16.67%) Project Management
7 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
8 2 (11.11%) EclipseLink
8 2 (11.11%) JAX-WS
8 2 (11.11%) HTML5
8 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
8 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
8 2 (11.11%) JAX-RS
8 2 (11.11%) Content Management
8 2 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (11.11%) Banking
8 2 (11.11%) TopLink
8 2 (11.11%) Ajax
8 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (11.11%) CMS
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Ant
2 2 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
3 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Scrum Master
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) ITSM Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Remedy Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) XML
2 4 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) EclipseLink
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) HTML5
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) JAX-RS
3 2 (11.11%) JAX-WS
3 2 (11.11%) SOAP
3 2 (11.11%) TopLink
3 2 (11.11%) XHTML
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
1 2 (11.11%) Solaris
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (72.22%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) User Stories
3 6 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (27.78%) DevOps
4 5 (27.78%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Line Management
5 3 (16.67%) Project Management
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Content Management
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) ITSM
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) RUP
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) BMC
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Remedy