The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 117 118 106
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs citing Use Case 27 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.59% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.79% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 2
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£388 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £424 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £34.63 £34.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.36% +213.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.78 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +4.93%
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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2422 2276 1539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.69% 74.19% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 1512 999
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 107 66
Average hourly rate £39.25 £33.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.98% +88.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.91 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 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
Wiltshire +9 14 £438 +45.83% 1
Bristol +1 7 £310 -18.15% 1
Dorset +1 3 £413 -1.19% 1
Somerset +3 2 - -
Gloucestershire -4 1 £438 -12.50%
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 19 (38.00%) Finance
2 15 (30.00%) UML
3 14 (28.00%) Data Modelling
3 14 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (24.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 12 (24.00%) Banking
6 10 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 10 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
6 10 (20.00%) DSDM
7 9 (18.00%) SSADM
7 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
7 9 (18.00%) SQL
7 9 (18.00%) BPR
7 9 (18.00%) Basel II
7 9 (18.00%) BPMN
7 9 (18.00%) Basel III
7 9 (18.00%) Solvency II
7 9 (18.00%) Business Transformation
8 8 (16.00%) ISEB
9 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
10 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (10.00%) HTML
10 5 (10.00%) .NET
10 5 (10.00%) CSS

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.00%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (2.00%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.00%) NUnit
3 1 (2.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.00%) MSTest
General
1 19 (38.00%) Finance
2 12 (24.00%) Banking
3 4 (8.00%) Law
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Local Government
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Analyst
2 23 (46.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Designer
6 3 (6.00%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) UML Business Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (4.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Build Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Implementation Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Data Modeller
8 1 (2.00%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.00%) HTML
1 5 (10.00%) .NET
1 5 (10.00%) CSS
2 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) MFC
3 2 (4.00%) STL
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
4 1 (2.00%) XML
4 1 (2.00%) XSLT
4 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.00%) WCF
4 1 (2.00%) WPF
4 1 (2.00%) WF
4 1 (2.00%) Silverlight
4 1 (2.00%) LINQ
4 1 (2.00%) jQuery
4 1 (2.00%) RESTful
4 1 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 2 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.00%) Reference Data
5 1 (2.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.00%) UNIX
1 2 (4.00%) Windows
1 2 (4.00%) Linux
1 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) UML
2 14 (28.00%) Data Modelling
2 14 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (24.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 10 (20.00%) DSDM
5 10 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
6 9 (18.00%) BPR
6 9 (18.00%) SSADM
6 9 (18.00%) BPMN
6 9 (18.00%) Business Transformation
7 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.00%) User Stories
9 4 (8.00%) Test Management
9 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
10 3 (6.00%) OO
10 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.00%) C++
4 2 (4.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) Java
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) Basel II
1 9 (18.00%) Basel III
1 9 (18.00%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) OpenText
3 1 (2.00%) Hyperion
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) IBM