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 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 65 100 78
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -22
Contract jobs citing Use Case 64 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.30% 0.56% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 0.80% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 5 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £407 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.64 £36.90 £32.15
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +14.77%
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
2130 1745 1721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.43% 69.94% 65.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 887 815
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 68
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +65.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £165.00 £35.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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
Edinburgh +27 54 £404 +23.28% 4
Glasgow -11 5 £313 -10.71% 1
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Use Case
UK

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 62 (55.86%) UML
2 47 (42.34%) Java
3 40 (36.04%) Data Modelling
3 40 (36.04%) User Stories
4 39 (35.14%) BPMN
5 36 (32.43%) OO
6 35 (31.53%) Workflow
7 31 (27.93%) SOA
8 29 (26.13%) JBoss
9 27 (24.32%) Web Services
10 26 (23.42%) Oracle
11 24 (21.62%) MS Visio
11 24 (21.62%) JSF
12 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (18.02%) Hibernate
12 20 (18.02%) Scrum
13 19 (17.12%) Process Management
13 19 (17.12%) JPA
13 19 (17.12%) Apache CXF
14 16 (14.41%) Content Management
14 16 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 16 (14.41%) RichFaces
15 15 (13.51%) Relational Database
16 14 (12.61%) Java EE
16 14 (12.61%) WCAG
17 13 (11.71%) Migration
18 12 (10.81%) OOD
18 12 (10.81%) Data Migration
18 12 (10.81%) Oracle BPM
19 10 (9.01%) Document Management

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
1 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.80%) GlassFish
2 2 (1.80%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (0.90%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (21.62%) MS Visio
2 5 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.60%) MS Project
4 2 (1.80%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.90%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (2.70%) MS Access
3 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.80%) MySQL
3 2 (1.80%) Informix
3 2 (1.80%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (4.50%) JIRA
2 4 (3.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 4 (3.60%) Axure RP
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.90%) Rational Rose
General
1 9 (8.11%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Billing
3 3 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (45.05%) Analyst
2 48 (43.24%) Business Analyst
3 29 (26.13%) Designer
4 25 (22.52%) Architect
5 20 (18.02%) Solutions Architect
6 15 (13.51%) Senior Business Analyst
6 15 (13.51%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (11.71%) Developer
8 12 (10.81%) Java Architect
9 9 (8.11%) Senior Architect
10 8 (7.21%) Senior Solutions Architect
10 8 (7.21%) Junior
11 7 (6.31%) Junior Java Architect
11 7 (6.31%) Junior Architect
12 6 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
12 6 (5.41%) Senior Designer
12 6 (5.41%) Java Developer
13 5 (4.50%) Applications Architect
13 5 (4.50%) UML Business Analyst
13 5 (4.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (24.32%) Web Services
2 24 (21.62%) JSF
3 20 (18.02%) Hibernate
4 19 (17.12%) JPA
4 19 (17.12%) Apache CXF
5 16 (14.41%) RichFaces
6 14 (12.61%) Java EE
7 4 (3.60%) CSS
8 3 (2.70%) Oracle ADF
8 3 (2.70%) Java EE 5
8 3 (2.70%) J2EE
9 2 (1.80%) HTML
9 2 (1.80%) JSP
9 2 (1.80%) jQuery
9 2 (1.80%) JRuby
9 2 (1.80%) JSON
9 2 (1.80%) Spring
10 1 (0.90%) REST
10 1 (0.90%) jBPM
10 1 (0.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (1.80%) GIS
1 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
2 1 (0.90%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.70%) Linux
2 2 (1.80%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (55.86%) UML
2 40 (36.04%) Data Modelling
2 40 (36.04%) User Stories
3 39 (35.14%) BPMN
4 36 (32.43%) OO
5 35 (31.53%) Workflow
6 31 (27.93%) SOA
7 20 (18.02%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (18.02%) Scrum
8 19 (17.12%) Process Management
9 16 (14.41%) Content Management
9 16 (14.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (11.71%) Migration
11 12 (10.81%) OOD
11 12 (10.81%) Data Migration
12 10 (9.01%) Document Management
12 10 (9.01%) CRM
13 9 (8.11%) Business Analysis
14 5 (4.50%) Project Management
15 4 (3.60%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (42.34%) Java
2 5 (4.50%) SQL
3 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.80%) Jython
5 2 (1.80%) Perl
5 2 (1.80%) C
5 2 (1.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (1.80%) ISEB
1 2 (1.80%) Degree
2 1 (0.90%) HNC
2 1 (0.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.61%) WCAG
Vendors
1 29 (26.13%) JBoss
2 26 (23.42%) Oracle
3 2 (1.80%) Twitter
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