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 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 119 121 93
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -28
Contract jobs citing Use Case 31 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.93% 0.60% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 0.82% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 8
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£400 £410 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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 £38.64 £36.90
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +4.70%
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
2532 2308 1598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.70% 72.99% 72.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1522 1050
Average daily rate £400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 89 71
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 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 August 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
Bristol +4 12 £355 -9.26%
Wiltshire +4 11 £473 +54.91% 1
Somerset - 4 £310 -
Dorset -1 2 £413 -0.60%
Gloucestershire -6 1 £438 -12.50%
Devon - 1 £375 - 2
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (40.38%) UML
2 18 (34.62%) Finance
3 17 (32.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
5 15 (28.85%) Banking
6 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 12 (23.08%) MS Visio
7 12 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
7 12 (23.08%) Business Analysis
8 10 (19.23%) ISEB
8 10 (19.23%) Business Transformation
9 9 (17.31%) Basel III
9 9 (17.31%) Solvency II
9 9 (17.31%) BPMN
9 9 (17.31%) BPR
9 9 (17.31%) Basel II
9 9 (17.31%) DSDM
9 9 (17.31%) SSADM
9 9 (17.31%) SQL
10 7 (13.46%) User Stories
11 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
11 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
12 5 (9.62%) Test Management
12 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
12 5 (9.62%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
13 4 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
13 4 (7.69%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.92%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) Internet
1 1 (1.92%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (9.62%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (5.77%) JIRA
3 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.92%) Axure RP
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 15 (28.85%) Banking
3 4 (7.69%) Law
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Billing
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Marketing
5 1 (1.92%) Military
Job Titles
1 29 (55.77%) Analyst
2 26 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Senior Business Analyst
3 11 (21.15%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Tester
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Designer
6 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Security Consultant
7 2 (3.85%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (3.85%) Implementation Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Payments Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Banking Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Build Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 1 (1.92%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.69%) HTML
1 4 (7.69%) .NET
1 4 (7.69%) MFC
1 4 (7.69%) CSS
1 4 (7.69%) STL
1 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 4 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.85%) UNIX
1 2 (3.85%) Windows
1 2 (3.85%) Linux
1 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) UML
2 17 (32.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
4 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 12 (23.08%) GAP Analysis
5 12 (23.08%) Business Analysis
6 10 (19.23%) Business Transformation
7 9 (17.31%) BPMN
7 9 (17.31%) BPR
7 9 (17.31%) DSDM
7 9 (17.31%) SSADM
8 7 (13.46%) User Stories
9 6 (11.54%) Software Testing
9 6 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (9.62%) Test Management
10 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.69%) OO
11 4 (7.69%) Validation
11 4 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) C++
2 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) ISEB
2 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) Basel II
1 9 (17.31%) Basel III
1 9 (17.31%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.69%) OpenText
3 1 (1.92%) Hyperion
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) IBM