The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 47 22 32
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +10
Contract jobs citing Use Case 3 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.73% 3.39% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 4.69% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£475 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -3.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
336 128 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.95% 72.32% 71.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 77 114
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.66% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Use Case
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (50.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Cognos
3 1 (25.00%) Django
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) TestDirector
1 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Django
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Python
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos