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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 116 102 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing Use Case 22 44 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 1.36% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.77% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 31 0
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£425 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+30.60% -24.24%
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
2327 2487 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.22% 77.02% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 1557 975
Average daily rate £400 £371 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 111 65
Average hourly rate £36.40 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £13.50 £15.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +5 15 £465 +32.85% 1
Gloucestershire -6 3 £486 - 1
Bristol -7 2 £380 -1.10%
Dorset - 2 £395 -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) UML
4 11 (18.64%) MS Visio
4 11 (18.64%) User Stories
5 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
5 10 (16.95%) Data Modelling
6 9 (15.25%) SQL
6 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.25%) Business Analysis
7 8 (13.56%) Banking
8 7 (11.86%) Scrum
8 7 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.17%) .NET
9 6 (10.17%) CSS
9 6 (10.17%) SSADM
9 6 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
9 6 (10.17%) DSDM
9 6 (10.17%) CRM
9 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
10 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
10 5 (8.47%) Basel III
10 5 (8.47%) Solvency II
10 5 (8.47%) BPMN
10 5 (8.47%) Business Transformation
10 5 (8.47%) BPR
10 5 (8.47%) Project Management
10 5 (8.47%) Basel II
10 5 (8.47%) Legal
10 5 (8.47%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Applications
1 11 (18.64%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.08%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (5.08%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.39%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Maximo
2 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
1 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.78%) Relational Database
1 4 (6.78%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.78%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.69%) MSTest
3 1 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 18 (30.51%) Finance
2 8 (13.56%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Legal
4 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.08%) Retail
6 1 (1.69%) Electronics
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (59.32%) Analyst
2 28 (47.46%) Business Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Agile Business Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Senior Business Analyst
3 5 (8.47%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (6.78%) Technical Team Leader
4 4 (6.78%) Team Leader
4 4 (6.78%) DBA
5 3 (5.08%) Architect
5 3 (5.08%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.08%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Consultant
5 3 (5.08%) Administrator
5 3 (5.08%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Functional Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) UML Business Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Lead Architect
6 2 (3.39%) Data Consultant
6 2 (3.39%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) .NET
1 6 (10.17%) CSS
2 5 (8.47%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) XML
3 3 (5.08%) XSLT
4 2 (3.39%) jQuery
4 2 (3.39%) XSL
5 1 (1.69%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) SOAP
5 1 (1.69%) Web Services
5 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.69%) WCF
5 1 (1.69%) WPF
5 1 (1.69%) WF
5 1 (1.69%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) User Experience
1 4 (6.78%) Open Source
2 2 (3.39%) Credit Risk
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.39%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
1 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.03%) UML
3 11 (18.64%) User Stories
4 10 (16.95%) Data Modelling
5 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.25%) Business Analysis
6 7 (11.86%) Scrum
6 7 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.17%) SSADM
7 6 (10.17%) GAP Analysis
7 6 (10.17%) DSDM
7 6 (10.17%) CRM
8 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
8 5 (8.47%) BPMN
8 5 (8.47%) Business Transformation
8 5 (8.47%) BPR
8 5 (8.47%) Project Management
8 5 (8.47%) Test Management
8 5 (8.47%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) C
3 1 (1.69%) C#
3 1 (1.69%) C++
3 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.69%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.78%) ISEB
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.69%) HND
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) Basel III
1 5 (8.47%) Solvency II
1 5 (8.47%) Basel II
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) SAP
2 2 (3.39%) hybris
3 1 (1.69%) IBM