The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 68 49 72
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +23
Contract jobs citing Use Case 9 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.06% 0.41% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 0.56% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+51.81% -15.38%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
651 359 706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.77% 72.82% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 164 343
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +68.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Watford - 3 £325 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Use Case
East of England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (23.08%) Intranet
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 3 (23.08%) Extranet
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) J2EE
3 3 (23.08%) MS Office
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
3 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
3 3 (23.08%) Spring
3 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) Niku
5 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Intranet
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (38.46%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Marketing
4 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Business Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Java Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Business Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Business Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Coordinator
3 2 (15.38%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Business Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) J2EE
1 3 (23.08%) Hibernate
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security
4 1 (7.69%) Information Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Management
4 1 (7.69%) Release Management
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Product Management
4 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
1 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) CISSP
2 1 (7.69%) CISA
2 1 (7.69%) GIAC
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy
2 1 (7.69%) Niku