The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 101 95 92
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing Use Case 22 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 0.99% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.38% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 10
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£450 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.35% -3.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £289 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £441 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Use Case
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2146 1741 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 77.64% 71.65% 69.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1212 880 749
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.93 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.43% -52.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.22 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £180.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Edinburgh -18 7 £360 +19.80% 2
Glasgow +8 6 £450 - 1
Stirling - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Use Case
UK

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) BPMN
2 14 (29.79%) Project Management
2 14 (29.79%) UML
3 12 (25.53%) Change Management
3 12 (25.53%) Data Analysis
4 11 (23.40%) Java
5 10 (21.28%) Oracle
5 10 (21.28%) PeopleSoft
5 10 (21.28%) GAP Analysis
5 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
6 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
6 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
7 7 (14.89%) User Stories
8 6 (12.77%) Spring
8 6 (12.77%) CSS
8 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
8 6 (12.77%) SQL
8 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
8 6 (12.77%) Scrum
9 5 (10.64%) Jython
9 5 (10.64%) Workflow
9 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.64%) Oracle ADF
9 5 (10.64%) MySQL
9 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
9 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
9 5 (10.64%) JSP
9 5 (10.64%) Web Services
9 5 (10.64%) OO

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
1 5 (10.64%) JBoss
1 5 (10.64%) GlassFish
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 5 (10.64%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (4.26%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) CMS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) MS Project
3 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
4 1 (2.13%) MS Office
4 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Markit EDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) RDBMS
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database 11g
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
1 5 (10.64%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) MS Access
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (8.51%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
1 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (46.81%) Analyst
2 20 (42.55%) Business Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Consultant
4 10 (21.28%) PeopleSoft Consultant
5 7 (14.89%) Payroll Consultant
6 6 (12.77%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (12.77%) Designer
6 6 (12.77%) Solutions Designer
7 4 (8.51%) Project Manager
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Designer
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Business Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Process Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Business Process Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) Agile Business Analyst
9 2 (4.26%) UML Business Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Web Manager
10 1 (2.13%) Solutions Analyst
10 1 (2.13%) Business Project Manager
10 1 (2.13%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) CSS
1 6 (12.77%) Hibernate
1 6 (12.77%) Spring
2 5 (10.64%) Java EE
2 5 (10.64%) jQuery
2 5 (10.64%) JRuby
2 5 (10.64%) Java EE 5
2 5 (10.64%) JSP
2 5 (10.64%) Web Services
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle ADF
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) UNIX
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) UML
2 14 (29.79%) Project Management
2 14 (29.79%) BPMN
3 12 (25.53%) Change Management
3 12 (25.53%) Data Analysis
4 10 (21.28%) GAP Analysis
4 10 (21.28%) Test Scripting
5 8 (17.02%) Data Modelling
5 8 (17.02%) Business Analysis
6 7 (14.89%) User Stories
7 6 (12.77%) Scrum
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.64%) OOD
8 5 (10.64%) SOA
8 5 (10.64%) OO
8 5 (10.64%) Workflow
8 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) Java
2 6 (12.77%) JavaScript
2 6 (12.77%) SQL
3 5 (10.64%) Jython
3 5 (10.64%) Groovy
3 5 (10.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) ISEB
1 1 (2.13%) Degree
1 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (2.13%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
1 10 (21.28%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (2.13%) Informatica
2 1 (2.13%) Teradata