The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 45 49 38
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Use Case 10 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.07% 1.58% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 2.09% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Average daily rate
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£335 £425 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.17% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £425 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £445 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £90.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-63.72% +172.72%
Use Case
Wales

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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
392 431 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 80.99% 75.75% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 267 144
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 6
Average hourly rate £18.90 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.27% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £22.40 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £105.00 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Cardiff +9 1 £425 - 1
Use Case
Wales

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (32.00%) HP
2 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
3 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (24.00%) XML
4 6 (24.00%) UML
5 5 (20.00%) SysML
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (20.00%) Requirements Management
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (16.00%) User Stories
6 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) XML Messaging
6 4 (16.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) JIRA
6 4 (16.00%) CRM
6 4 (16.00%) UNIX
6 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
7 3 (12.00%) SOAP
7 3 (12.00%) Windows
7 3 (12.00%) SOA
7 3 (12.00%) DHCP
7 3 (12.00%) DNS

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (12.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) SaaS
2 2 (8.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) DHCP
1 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) DTS
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (16.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (12.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Analyst
2 9 (36.00%) Business Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Author
5 3 (12.00%) Technical Author
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Senior Tester
6 2 (8.00%) UML Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Process Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Business Process Analyst
7 1 (4.00%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) XML
2 4 (16.00%) XML Messaging
3 3 (12.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) UNIX
3 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) PRINCE2
3 6 (24.00%) UML
4 5 (20.00%) SysML
4 5 (20.00%) Requirements Management
5 4 (16.00%) Test Management
5 4 (16.00%) User Stories
5 4 (16.00%) CRM
5 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.00%) SOA
6 3 (12.00%) PRINCE
6 3 (12.00%) Change Management
6 3 (12.00%) Validation
6 3 (12.00%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
7 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (8.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
3 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 2 (8.00%) ISEB
4 2 (8.00%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (12.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) HP
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (12.00%) VMware
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) Adobe