The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 140 145 126
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing Use Case 103 90 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.10% 1.08% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.50% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 41 56
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£394 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.02% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
Use Case
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Hampshire +1 42 £345 +12.37% 4
Berkshire +1 35 £400 -4.70% 5
Surrey -12 10 £463 +13.49% 8
Kent - 7 £413 - 1
Buckinghamshire -17 3 £390 -2.50% 2
West Sussex - 3 - - 3
Middlesex - 2 £333 - 1
East Sussex -9 1 £495 - 2
Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 73 (38.62%) UML
2 58 (30.69%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (25.93%) Security Cleared
4 48 (25.40%) SC Cleared
5 46 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (23.28%) UNIX
7 43 (22.75%) Software Engineering
8 42 (22.22%) Business Analysis
9 37 (19.58%) C
9 37 (19.58%) ClearCase
10 36 (19.05%) Linux
10 36 (19.05%) Configuration Management
10 36 (19.05%) Project Management
10 36 (19.05%) Subversion
11 34 (17.99%) NUnit
11 34 (17.99%) GoogleTest
12 33 (17.46%) CppUnit
13 30 (15.87%) C++
14 29 (15.34%) Windows
14 29 (15.34%) OOD
15 28 (14.81%) OO
16 27 (14.29%) MS Excel
17 26 (13.76%) Motif
17 26 (13.76%) SOA
17 26 (13.76%) Ant
17 26 (13.76%) Multithreading
17 26 (13.76%) Memory Management
18 25 (13.23%) Finance
18 25 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (12.17%) Microsoft

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (5.29%) WebLogic
2 6 (3.17%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.12%) Lync
3 4 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.06%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 18 (9.52%) MS Visio
3 16 (8.47%) MS Office
4 4 (2.12%) MS Project
5 3 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.29%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.23%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.59%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.06%) Magento
4 2 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.53%) SaaS
1 1 (0.53%) PaaS
1 1 (0.53%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.23%) MVNO
2 6 (3.17%) Internet
3 5 (2.65%) SAN
4 3 (1.59%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.53%) ATM
6 1 (0.53%) UMTS
6 1 (0.53%) VoIP
6 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.53%) Intranet
6 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.53%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.88%) Ingres
1 13 (6.88%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.06%) Big Data
2 2 (1.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.53%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (19.58%) ClearCase
2 36 (19.05%) Subversion
3 34 (17.99%) NUnit
3 34 (17.99%) GoogleTest
4 33 (17.46%) CppUnit
5 26 (13.76%) Ant
6 20 (10.58%) CruiseControl
7 17 (8.99%) Rational Rose
8 12 (6.35%) ClearQuest
9 8 (4.23%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.65%) JIRA
11 3 (1.59%) Bugzilla
11 3 (1.59%) TestDirector
12 2 (1.06%) Rational DOORS
13 1 (0.53%) Selenium
13 1 (0.53%) QuickTest Pro
13 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
13 1 (0.53%) Metasploit
13 1 (0.53%) Git (software)
13 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (13.23%) Finance
2 21 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.88%) Billing
4 6 (3.17%) Military
4 6 (3.17%) Retail
5 5 (2.65%) Banking
5 5 (2.65%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (2.12%) Marketing
7 3 (1.59%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.06%) Electronics
8 2 (1.06%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.06%) Automotive
8 2 (1.06%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.06%) Games
8 2 (1.06%) Publishing
9 1 (0.53%) Advertising
9 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (41.27%) Analyst
2 71 (37.57%) Business Analyst
3 27 (14.29%) Architect
4 21 (11.11%) Developer
5 16 (8.47%) Software Engineer
6 14 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.76%) Technical Writer
8 8 (4.23%) C Developer
8 8 (4.23%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 7 (3.70%) Technical Leader
9 7 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.17%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Process Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Business Process Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Business Change Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Telecoms Business Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) UML Business Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Change Analyst
10 6 (3.17%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.65%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.76%) Motif
2 22 (11.64%) XML
3 13 (6.88%) wxWidgets
4 5 (2.65%) .NET
5 4 (2.12%) REST
5 4 (2.12%) OAuth
5 4 (2.12%) JSON
6 2 (1.06%) Unity DI Container
6 2 (1.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 2 (1.06%) J2ME
6 2 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.06%) SOAP
6 2 (1.06%) Django
6 2 (1.06%) Java ME
6 2 (1.06%) Spring
7 1 (0.53%) JNDI
7 1 (0.53%) Ajax
7 1 (0.53%) WSDL
7 1 (0.53%) JMS
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (30.69%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (9.52%) Derivative
3 11 (5.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.17%) EFT
6 5 (2.65%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (2.12%) User Experience
7 4 (2.12%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.06%) iPad
8 2 (1.06%) DTV
9 1 (0.53%) Replication
9 1 (0.53%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Statistics
9 1 (0.53%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.53%) Open Source
9 1 (0.53%) FMCG
9 1 (0.53%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 44 (23.28%) UNIX
2 36 (19.05%) Linux
3 29 (15.34%) Windows
4 9 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.17%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.53%) AIX
6 1 (0.53%) HPUX
6 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (38.62%) UML
2 46 (24.34%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (22.75%) Software Engineering
4 42 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 36 (19.05%) Configuration Management
5 36 (19.05%) Project Management
6 29 (15.34%) OOD
7 28 (14.81%) OO
8 26 (13.76%) SOA
8 26 (13.76%) Multithreading
8 26 (13.76%) Memory Management
9 25 (13.23%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (11.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (11.11%) Requirements Management
12 20 (10.58%) Integration Testing
13 18 (9.52%) E-Commerce
14 17 (8.99%) RUP
15 16 (8.47%) Unified Process
15 16 (8.47%) Waterfall
16 14 (7.41%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (19.58%) C
2 30 (15.87%) C++
3 20 (10.58%) SQL
4 16 (8.47%) Python
5 13 (6.88%) Java
6 2 (1.06%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.06%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) VBA
7 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.53%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 48 (25.40%) SC Cleared
3 19 (10.05%) Degree
4 12 (6.35%) ISEB
5 4 (2.12%) CBAP
6 3 (1.59%) IIBA
7 2 (1.06%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.06%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.53%) CEH
8 1 (0.53%) CISSP
8 1 (0.53%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 10 (5.29%) Oracle RAC
1 10 (5.29%) Oracle RMAN
2 6 (3.17%) vSphere
3 5 (2.65%) Firmware
4 2 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.53%) Nmap
5 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Nessus
2 1 (0.53%) WebInspect
2 1 (0.53%) MOM
2 1 (0.53%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 23 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.47%) Oracle
3 9 (4.76%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.70%) HP
5 4 (2.12%) Facebook
5 4 (2.12%) Twitter
5 4 (2.12%) IBM
5 4 (2.12%) SAP
5 4 (2.12%) Google
6 2 (1.06%) Demandware
6 2 (1.06%) hybris
6 2 (1.06%) Siebel
6 2 (1.06%) VMware
6 2 (1.06%) ATG
7 1 (0.53%) Informatica
7 1 (0.53%) Cognos
7 1 (0.53%) Remedy
7 1 (0.53%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.53%) Pega
7 1 (0.53%) LogRhythm
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