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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 98 110 96
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing Use Case 26 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 0.49% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.69% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 4
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£400 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £265 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £402 £361
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%
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
2113 1728 1481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 75.87% 69.96% 67.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1162 892 760
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 39
Average hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +68.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £9.48 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.00 £40.00
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Edinburgh +4 20 £400 -
Use Case
UK

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 34 (47.89%) UML
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.03%) BPMN
4 23 (32.39%) Java
5 20 (28.17%) Data Modelling
6 16 (22.54%) OO
6 16 (22.54%) User Stories
7 15 (21.13%) MS Visio
8 13 (18.31%) SOA
8 13 (18.31%) Workflow
9 11 (15.49%) OOD
9 11 (15.49%) Business Analysis
10 10 (14.08%) JBoss
10 10 (14.08%) Oracle
10 10 (14.08%) Web Services
10 10 (14.08%) Project Management
11 9 (12.68%) Process Management
12 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (9.86%) Hibernate
12 7 (9.86%) Finance
12 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
13 6 (8.45%) Content Management
13 6 (8.45%) JSF
13 6 (8.45%) Migration
13 6 (8.45%) Scrum
13 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
14 5 (7.04%) Java EE
15 4 (5.63%) TDD
15 4 (5.63%) JIRA
15 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 10 (14.08%) JBoss
2 2 (2.82%) GlassFish
2 2 (2.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.82%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) CMS
3 1 (1.41%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 3 (4.23%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) MS Project
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.23%) MS Access
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) JIRA
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.41%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Banking
2 3 (4.23%) Billing
3 2 (2.82%) Retail
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (60.56%) Analyst
2 41 (57.75%) Business Analyst
3 14 (19.72%) Designer
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Business Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) UML Business Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
7 4 (5.63%) Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
8 3 (4.23%) Process Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) Business Process Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.23%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) J2EE Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Solutions Architect
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.08%) Web Services
2 7 (9.86%) Hibernate
3 6 (8.45%) JSF
4 5 (7.04%) Java EE
5 3 (4.23%) CSS
5 3 (4.23%) J2EE
5 3 (4.23%) JPA
5 3 (4.23%) Apache CXF
5 3 (4.23%) Spring
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle ADF
6 2 (2.82%) RichFaces
6 2 (2.82%) JRuby
6 2 (2.82%) Java EE 5
6 2 (2.82%) jQuery
6 2 (2.82%) JSP
7 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
3 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) UNIX
1 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (47.89%) UML
2 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (38.03%) BPMN
4 20 (28.17%) Data Modelling
5 16 (22.54%) OO
5 16 (22.54%) User Stories
6 13 (18.31%) SOA
6 13 (18.31%) Workflow
7 11 (15.49%) OOD
7 11 (15.49%) Business Analysis
8 10 (14.08%) Project Management
9 9 (12.68%) Process Management
10 7 (9.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (9.86%) Data Analysis
11 6 (8.45%) Content Management
11 6 (8.45%) Migration
11 6 (8.45%) Scrum
12 4 (5.63%) TDD
12 4 (5.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) Java
2 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.23%) SQL
3 2 (2.82%) Groovy
3 2 (2.82%) Jython
3 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) ISEB
2 1 (1.41%) HNC
2 1 (1.41%) HND
2 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (1.41%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) Oracle
2 2 (2.82%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (2.82%) Twitter