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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 121 93 115
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Contract jobs citing Use Case 19 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.68% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.96% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
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£410 £399 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £335 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £486 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £34.50 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+213.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.64 £36.90 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.53%
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
2250 1562 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.18% 70.58% 69.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1483 1024 1300
Average daily rate £398 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.50 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.88 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 -7 6 £305 -46.49% 1
Bristol -15 5 £391 -7.94% 2
Devon - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Avon - - - -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 16 (29.09%) UML
3 15 (27.27%) Project Management
4 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
5 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (21.82%) Data Modelling
6 11 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
7 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 9 (16.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (14.55%) ISEB
9 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
10 7 (12.73%) Banking
10 7 (12.73%) SAP
10 7 (12.73%) Workflow
11 6 (10.91%) GIS
11 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
12 5 (9.09%) Legal
12 5 (9.09%) Change Management
12 5 (9.09%) Degree
12 5 (9.09%) SWOT Analysis
12 5 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
13 4 (7.27%) User Stories
13 4 (7.27%) Change Control
13 4 (7.27%) Product Management
13 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
13 4 (7.27%) Content Management
13 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (7.27%) Telecoms

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 1 (1.82%) MS Office
1 1 (1.82%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Windchill
1 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Maximo
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) Internet
1 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (38.18%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 5 (9.09%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.45%) Retail
5 3 (5.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (90.91%) Analyst
2 48 (87.27%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Business Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Architect
6 3 (5.45%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Financial Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Business Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Business Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Business Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architect
8 1 (1.82%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (1.82%) Systems Test Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Test Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) HTML
1 4 (7.27%) CSS
2 3 (5.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) GIS
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) CMDB
3 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) UML
2 15 (27.27%) Project Management
3 12 (21.82%) Data Modelling
3 12 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 11 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (14.55%) Test Strategy
6 7 (12.73%) Workflow
7 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
8 5 (9.09%) Change Management
8 5 (9.09%) SWOT Analysis
8 5 (9.09%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (7.27%) User Stories
9 4 (7.27%) Product Management
9 4 (7.27%) Change Control
9 4 (7.27%) Content Management
9 4 (7.27%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.45%) B2C
10 3 (5.45%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) C
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (25.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 8 (14.55%) ISEB
5 5 (9.09%) Degree
6 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) Six Sigma Green Belt
7 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.82%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) SAP
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle
3 3 (5.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.82%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.82%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
4 1 (1.82%) Siebel
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