The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 99 111 89
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing Use Case 45 12 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.36% 0.52% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.74% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 2 22
Average daily rate £384 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -8.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £90.00 £33.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+172.72% +3.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2508 1631 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.72% 70.12% 70.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1015 1521
Average daily rate £375 £350 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 60 154
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Use Case
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire - 15 £350 -
Bristol -2 13 £405 +3.84% 1
Somerset -6 11 £378 -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Avon - - - -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (45.95%) UML
2 21 (28.38%) Data Modelling
2 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 21 (28.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (27.03%) Business Analysis
3 20 (27.03%) Project Management
4 19 (25.68%) Test Strategy
5 14 (18.92%) ISEB
5 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
6 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
6 13 (17.57%) SAP
7 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.86%) Banking
7 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
7 11 (14.86%) SWOT Analysis
8 9 (12.16%) Degree
8 9 (12.16%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (10.81%) SQL
10 7 (9.46%) GIS
10 7 (9.46%) User Stories
11 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (8.11%) IBM
11 6 (8.11%) CSS
11 6 (8.11%) HTML
11 6 (8.11%) SOA
11 6 (8.11%) BPMN
11 6 (8.11%) MODAF
11 6 (8.11%) Logistics
11 6 (8.11%) Content Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) Liferay
1 1 (1.35%) TPMS
1 1 (1.35%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.35%) LAN
1 1 (1.35%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
1 1 (1.35%) QlikView
1 1 (1.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 2 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (28.38%) Finance
2 11 (14.86%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Legal
4 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 4 (5.41%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Marketing
6 1 (1.35%) Electronics
6 1 (1.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 59 (79.73%) Analyst
2 58 (78.38%) Business Analyst
3 8 (10.81%) Architect
3 8 (10.81%) Agile Business Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Systems Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (8.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (6.76%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.70%) Tester
6 2 (2.70%) Systems Tester
6 2 (2.70%) Business Architect
6 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (2.70%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (2.70%) UML Business Analyst
6 2 (2.70%) Integration Tester
7 1 (1.35%) Systems Integration Analyst
7 1 (1.35%) Solvency II Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) CSS
1 6 (8.11%) HTML
2 5 (6.76%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) REST
3 1 (1.35%) JSON
3 1 (1.35%) SOAP
3 1 (1.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) GIS
2 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.35%) CMDB
3 1 (1.35%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (45.95%) UML
2 21 (28.38%) Data Modelling
2 21 (28.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (27.03%) Business Analysis
3 20 (27.03%) Project Management
4 19 (25.68%) Test Strategy
5 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2
6 11 (14.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (14.86%) SWOT Analysis
7 9 (12.16%) GAP Analysis
8 7 (9.46%) User Stories
9 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (8.11%) SOA
9 6 (8.11%) BPMN
9 6 (8.11%) MODAF
9 6 (8.11%) Logistics
9 6 (8.11%) Content Management
10 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
10 5 (6.76%) Requirements Management
10 5 (6.76%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.81%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (18.92%) ISEB
1 14 (18.92%) Security Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 11 (14.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (12.16%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Green Belt
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (1.35%) HND
6 1 (1.35%) CCNP
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) SAP
2 6 (8.11%) IBM
3 5 (6.76%) RedPrairie
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (1.35%) WSO2
6 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle