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 2 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 106 97 114
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing Use Case 36 30 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 1.05% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.42% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 4
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£400 £373 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -8.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £275 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
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
2368 2115 1783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.68% 74.08% 70.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 1293 1121
Average daily rate £400 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 90 77
Average hourly rate £36.40 £22.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.77% -39.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £12.31 £13.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 0 12 £350 -
Gloucestershire +1 9 £500 - 2
Bristol -12 4 £407 -6.97% 2
Dorset - 3 £400 - 1
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 15 (25.86%) SQL
3 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
4 12 (20.69%) .NET
5 11 (18.97%) CSS
5 11 (18.97%) UML
5 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (17.24%) HTML
7 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
7 9 (15.52%) User Stories
8 8 (13.79%) ISEB
8 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
8 8 (13.79%) MS Visio
8 8 (13.79%) Data Modelling
8 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
9 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
9 7 (12.07%) Scrum
10 6 (10.34%) CRM
10 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
10 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
10 6 (10.34%) Open Text
10 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
10 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
10 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
11 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
11 5 (8.62%) Legal
11 5 (8.62%) Project Management
12 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
12 4 (6.90%) C

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (13.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.17%) Photoshop
2 3 (5.17%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (3.45%) MS Office
3 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Maximo
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.72%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Axure RP
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) MSTest
3 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.62%) Legal
4 4 (6.90%) Banking
5 3 (5.17%) Retail
6 2 (3.45%) Billing
6 2 (3.45%) Military
7 1 (1.72%) Marketing
7 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.72%) Back Office
7 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Analyst
2 20 (34.48%) Business Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Test Analyst
4 5 (8.62%) Tester
4 5 (8.62%) Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) DBA
5 4 (6.90%) Management Consultant
5 4 (6.90%) Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Data Consultant
6 3 (5.17%) Functional Test Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Team Leader
6 3 (5.17%) Functional Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) .NET
2 11 (18.97%) CSS
3 10 (17.24%) HTML
4 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
5 3 (5.17%) XSLT
5 3 (5.17%) XML
6 2 (3.45%) XSL
6 2 (3.45%) jQuery
7 1 (1.72%) RESTful
7 1 (1.72%) WCF
7 1 (1.72%) WPF
7 1 (1.72%) WF
7 1 (1.72%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.72%) LINQ
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.72%) SOAP
7 1 (1.72%) Web Services
7 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) Reference Data
2 4 (6.90%) Open Source
2 4 (6.90%) User Experience
3 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) DTV
4 1 (1.72%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.72%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.72%) Android
1 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) UML
1 11 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.52%) User Stories
3 8 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (13.79%) Data Modelling
4 7 (12.07%) Scrum
4 7 (12.07%) Software Testing
4 7 (12.07%) Test Scripting
5 6 (10.34%) Business Analysis
5 6 (10.34%) CRM
6 5 (8.62%) Project Management
6 5 (8.62%) Waterfall
7 4 (6.90%) Data Architecture
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.90%) Data Governance
7 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.90%) Coaching
7 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Data Management
7 4 (6.90%) Integration Testing
7 4 (6.90%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.90%) C
4 2 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.79%) ISEB
3 6 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) BC Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) HND
7 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) Basel II
1 2 (3.45%) Basel III
1 2 (3.45%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.34%) Open Text
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) hybris
5 1 (1.72%) RedPrairie