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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 57 54 38
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Use Case 8 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.37% 2.00% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.52% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
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£313 £425 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +46.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
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
462 515 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 78.84% 79.11% 73.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 338 175
Average daily rate £365 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 12
Average hourly rate £13.70 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.00 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £25.00 £15.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 2 July 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 0 3 £310 -31.11%
Bridgend +8 1 £430 -
Newport -18 1 £350 -17.64%
Use Case
Wales

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
6 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (29.41%) XML Messaging
6 5 (29.41%) UNIX
6 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) Test Management
6 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
7 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
7 4 (23.53%) SOAP
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
8 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 3 (17.65%) OpenText
8 3 (17.65%) VMware
8 3 (17.65%) HTML
8 3 (17.65%) Windows
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) DHCP
8 3 (17.65%) DNS
8 3 (17.65%) SLA
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 3 (17.65%) ISEB
8 3 (17.65%) Red Hat

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (17.65%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) IIS
2 1 (5.88%) FileNet
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 1 (5.88%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (29.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
2 6 (35.29%) Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Process Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Process Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) XML
1 5 (29.41%) XML Messaging
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Framework
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 4 (23.53%) SOAP
3 3 (17.65%) HTML
3 3 (17.65%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) RESTful
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) JAX-RS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) GIS
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) UNIX
2 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Kanban
6 1 (5.88%) BPMN
6 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.88%) BDD
6 1 (5.88%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) BPEL
6 1 (5.88%) SysML
6 1 (5.88%) Requirements Management
6 1 (5.88%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 6 (35.29%) ISTQB
4 3 (17.65%) ISEB
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (17.65%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
2 3 (17.65%) OpenText
2 3 (17.65%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) SAP