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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 117 113 107
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Use Case 21 36 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.68% 1.19% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.54% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 24 0
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£425 £376 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.95% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
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
2317 2335 1458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.98% 77.19% 71.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1556 910
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 118 66
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.84 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +12.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
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 28 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 28 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 +11 17 £395 +12.85%
Bristol -5 2 £380 -1.10% 2
Gloucestershire -6 1 £473 -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 (31.03%) Finance
2 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (20.69%) UML
4 11 (18.97%) Data Modelling
4 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (15.52%) Business Analysis
5 9 (15.52%) MS Visio
5 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
5 9 (15.52%) User Stories
6 8 (13.79%) SQL
6 8 (13.79%) Banking
7 7 (12.07%) Scrum
7 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (12.07%) DSDM
7 7 (12.07%) SSADM
7 7 (12.07%) GAP Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Basel II
8 6 (10.34%) BPR
8 6 (10.34%) CRM
8 6 (10.34%) .NET
8 6 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (10.34%) Business Transformation
8 6 (10.34%) BPMN
8 6 (10.34%) Solvency II
8 6 (10.34%) Basel III
9 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
9 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
9 5 (8.62%) Legal
9 5 (8.62%) CSS
9 5 (8.62%) HTML

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 9 (15.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.72%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
1 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.72%) MSTest
1 1 (1.72%) JIRA
1 1 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 18 (31.03%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Legal
4 4 (6.90%) Law
4 4 (6.90%) Retail
5 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
6 2 (3.45%) Billing
7 1 (1.72%) Marketing
7 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.72%) Back Office
7 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (56.90%) Analyst
2 28 (48.28%) Business Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Business Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (10.34%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (6.90%) DBA
4 4 (6.90%) Team Leader
4 4 (6.90%) Technical Team Leader
5 3 (5.17%) Designer
5 3 (5.17%) Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Functional Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.17%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.17%) Consultant
5 3 (5.17%) Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (3.45%) UML Business Analyst
6 2 (3.45%) Build Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) CSS
2 5 (8.62%) HTML
3 3 (5.17%) XML
3 3 (5.17%) XSLT
4 2 (3.45%) XSL
5 1 (1.72%) RESTful
5 1 (1.72%) jQuery
5 1 (1.72%) WCF
5 1 (1.72%) WPF
5 1 (1.72%) WF
5 1 (1.72%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.72%) LINQ
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) SOAP
5 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.72%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.72%) DTV
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) UNIX
1 1 (1.72%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) UML
3 11 (18.97%) Data Modelling
3 11 (18.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (15.52%) Business Analysis
4 9 (15.52%) User Stories
5 7 (12.07%) Scrum
5 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (12.07%) DSDM
5 7 (12.07%) SSADM
5 7 (12.07%) GAP Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) BPR
6 6 (10.34%) CRM
6 6 (10.34%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (10.34%) Business Transformation
6 6 (10.34%) BPMN
7 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
7 5 (8.62%) Project Management
8 4 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.90%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) C
3 1 (1.72%) C#
3 1 (1.72%) C++
3 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.62%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) ISEB
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.72%) Degree
5 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) Basel II
1 6 (10.34%) Solvency II
1 6 (10.34%) Basel III
Vendors
1 2 (3.45%) SAP
1 2 (3.45%) hybris
2 1 (1.72%) IBM
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle