The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 209 239 212
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -27
Contract jobs citing Use Case 609 474 497
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 0.92% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.18% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 278 296
Average daily rate £420 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £525 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 18
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.35 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.99% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.81 £30.00 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.60 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £31.35 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+16.42% -7.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Use Case within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Use Case within the UK.

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Use Case within the UK.

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Use Case
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Use Case Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Use Case
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +43 539 £410 +2.43% 127
London +36 238 £450 +9.09% 58
South East +26 120 £394 +1.61% 15
Scotland +37 61 £463 +5.71% 2
North West +26 52 £400 -8.57% 16
City of London +37 51 £450 +9.75% 7
Edinburgh +27 48 £475 +31.94% 2
Hampshire +1 43 £350 -4.10% 1
Yorkshire +2 36 £400 +9.58% 9
West Yorkshire +15 32 £400 -11.11% 6
Surrey +11 28 £430 -4.44% 5
Leeds +12 24 £400 +14.28% 6
Manchester +7 24 £350 -6.66% 11
East of England -2 24 £365 -13.09% 5
Berkshire -5 24 £413 +10.00% 6
South West -9 24 £506 +28.16% 7
West Midlands -20 22 £400 +6.66% 9
East Midlands -2 18 £325 -16.12% 5
Buckinghamshire +24 13 £355 -8.97% 2
Hook +18 13 £275 -16.19%
Milton Keynes +13 13 £355 -8.97% 1
Cheshire +2 13 £400 -20.00% 3
Wiltshire -2 13 £556 +58.92% 5
Leatherhead -3 12 £430 -4.44%
Glasgow +15 10 £375 -14.28%
Reading +2 10 £425 -10.52% 1
Coventry -3 10 £419 +39.58%
Lancashire - 9 £535 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 8 £365 -9.59%
Swindon +2 8 £556 +13.00% 4

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 396 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (23.33%) UML
3 271 (23.24%) Business Analysis
4 235 (20.15%) Finance
5 221 (18.95%) User Stories
6 188 (16.12%) Analytical Skills
7 180 (15.44%) Data Modelling
8 169 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 159 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 156 (13.38%) SQL
11 155 (13.29%) Project Management
12 139 (11.92%) Scrum
13 135 (11.58%) Waterfall
14 134 (11.49%) OO
15 130 (11.15%) Java
16 127 (10.89%) BPMN
16 127 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
17 116 (9.95%) Banking
18 111 (9.52%) Linux
19 108 (9.26%) Oracle
20 107 (9.18%) SC Cleared
21 106 (9.09%) SDLC
22 99 (8.49%) Microsoft
23 95 (8.15%) Migration
24 93 (7.98%) Test Scripting
24 93 (7.98%) Requirements Analysis
25 92 (7.89%) Change Management
25 92 (7.89%) Unix
26 90 (7.72%) XML
26 90 (7.72%) MS Visio

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 47 (4.03%) JBoss
2 39 (3.34%) SharePoint
3 29 (2.49%) CMS
4 20 (1.72%) OpenStack
5 15 (1.29%) Confluence
6 12 (1.03%) Apache
7 11 (0.94%) Node.js
8 7 (0.60%) Apache Spark
8 7 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 7 (0.60%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 5 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.43%) Sonic ESB
11 4 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.34%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.26%) IIS
12 3 (0.26%) SAS
13 2 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 90 (7.72%) MS Visio
2 68 (5.83%) MS Excel
3 35 (3.00%) MS Office
3 35 (3.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.89%) MS Project
5 14 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
5 14 (1.20%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.86%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
2 18 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.77%) TradeThru
4 7 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.26%) ACBS
5 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.26%) Maximo
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.26%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.26%) SunGard GMI
5 3 (0.26%) Unica
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.17%) RiskWrite
6 2 (0.17%) Rolfe and Nolan
6 2 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.92%) Amazon AWS
1 34 (2.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (1.03%) Office 365
4 10 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
5 9 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.69%) PaaS
7 7 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.43%) IaaS
9 3 (0.26%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.26%) SaaS
10 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.17%) Force.com
10 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.17%) Taleo
11 1 (0.086%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.086%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.086%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.086%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (2.23%) Firewall
2 21 (1.80%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.63%) Internet
4 14 (1.20%) HTTP
5 9 (0.77%) LAN
6 7 (0.60%) LDAP
7 5 (0.43%) Network Security
7 5 (0.43%) WAN
7 5 (0.43%) Wireless
8 4 (0.34%) DNS
8 4 (0.34%) Intranet
8 4 (0.34%) SSL
8 4 (0.34%) VoIP
9 3 (0.26%) 3G
9 3 (0.26%) 3GPP
9 3 (0.26%) DHCP
9 3 (0.26%) FTP
9 3 (0.26%) LTE
9 3 (0.26%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (6.26%) Relational Database
2 69 (5.92%) Data Warehouse
3 66 (5.66%) SQL Server
4 49 (4.20%) Big Data
5 30 (2.57%) Hadoop
6 19 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (1.46%) Oracle Database
8 16 (1.37%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (1.20%) NoSQL
11 9 (0.77%) Amazon Redshift
12 7 (0.60%) Apache Hive
12 7 (0.60%) Data Mining
12 7 (0.60%) HBase
12 7 (0.60%) MS Access
12 7 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.51%) MySQL
14 5 (0.43%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 69 (5.92%) JIRA
2 65 (5.57%) Ant
3 62 (5.32%) Subversion
4 48 (4.12%) ClearCase
5 39 (3.34%) GoogleTest
5 39 (3.34%) NUnit
6 36 (3.09%) CppUnit
7 30 (2.57%) SoapUI
8 26 (2.23%) Maven
9 23 (1.97%) Git (software)
10 17 (1.46%) Hudson
10 17 (1.46%) Jenkins
11 14 (1.20%) Rational DOORS
11 14 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (0.86%) Visual Studio
13 9 (0.77%) Eclipse
14 7 (0.60%) Axure RP
15 6 (0.51%) Cucumber
16 5 (0.43%) Toad
17 4 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 235 (20.15%) Finance
2 116 (9.95%) Banking
3 83 (7.12%) Retail
4 50 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 46 (3.95%) Investment Banking
6 34 (2.92%) Marketing
7 31 (2.66%) Legal
8 28 (2.40%) Front Office
9 26 (2.23%) Advertising
10 20 (1.72%) Manufacturing
11 16 (1.37%) Electronics
11 16 (1.37%) Law
12 15 (1.29%) Games
13 13 (1.11%) Financial Institution
13 13 (1.11%) Publishing
14 11 (0.94%) Billing
14 11 (0.94%) Retail Banking
15 7 (0.60%) Back Office
15 7 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 634 (54.37%) Analyst
2 529 (45.37%) Business Analyst
3 135 (11.58%) Developer
4 121 (10.38%) Architect
5 70 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
6 56 (4.80%) Systems Analyst
7 51 (4.37%) Business Systems Analyst
7 51 (4.37%) Senior Business Analyst
8 49 (4.20%) Consultant
9 42 (3.60%) Agile Business Analyst
10 41 (3.52%) Solutions Architect
11 33 (2.83%) Digital Analyst
12 32 (2.74%) Digital Business Analyst
13 27 (2.32%) Business IT Analyst
13 27 (2.32%) Designer
13 27 (2.32%) IT Analyst
13 27 (2.32%) IT Business Analyst
13 27 (2.32%) Java Developer
14 26 (2.23%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
14 26 (2.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.72%) XML
2 73 (6.26%) Web Services
3 51 (4.37%) Hibernate
4 48 (4.12%) CSS
5 47 (4.03%) HTML
6 45 (3.86%) JSF
7 43 (3.69%) JPA
8 41 (3.52%) .NET
9 39 (3.34%) SOAP
10 36 (3.09%) Apache CXF
11 27 (2.32%) J2EE
12 26 (2.23%) RichFaces
13 25 (2.14%) Drools
14 24 (2.06%) Ajax
14 24 (2.06%) Spring
15 23 (1.97%) jQuery
15 23 (1.97%) Middleware
16 20 (1.72%) XML Messaging
17 16 (1.37%) ASP.NET
17 16 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 188 (16.12%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (6.00%) Derivative
3 66 (5.66%) User Experience
4 64 (5.49%) Management Information System
5 35 (3.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 32 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (2.57%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.40%) Data Centre
9 17 (1.46%) Credit Risk
10 16 (1.37%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.29%) Data Integration
12 14 (1.20%) Market Risk
12 14 (1.20%) Mobile App
12 14 (1.20%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.94%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.86%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.86%) Equities
14 10 (0.86%) Fixed Income
14 10 (0.86%) Visualisation
15 9 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 111 (9.52%) Linux
2 92 (7.89%) Unix
3 56 (4.80%) Windows
4 15 (1.29%) VMS
5 7 (0.60%) Solaris
5 7 (0.60%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.26%) Android
8 3 (0.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.086%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 396 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (23.33%) UML
3 271 (23.24%) Business Analysis
4 221 (18.95%) User Stories
5 180 (15.44%) Data Modelling
6 169 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 155 (13.29%) Project Management
8 139 (11.92%) Scrum
9 135 (11.58%) Waterfall
10 134 (11.49%) OO
11 127 (10.89%) BPMN
11 127 (10.89%) User Acceptance Testing
12 106 (9.09%) SDLC
13 95 (8.15%) Migration
14 93 (7.98%) Requirements Analysis
14 93 (7.98%) Test Scripting
15 92 (7.89%) Change Management
16 86 (7.38%) Workflow
17 85 (7.29%) Business Intelligence
18 84 (7.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 156 (13.38%) SQL
2 130 (11.15%) Java
3 71 (6.09%) C++
4 62 (5.32%) Python
5 59 (5.06%) JavaScript
6 52 (4.46%) C
7 31 (2.66%) C#
8 21 (1.80%) PL/SQL
9 18 (1.54%) PowerShell
10 17 (1.46%) Ruby
11 15 (1.29%) Perl
12 6 (0.51%) PHP
12 6 (0.51%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.34%) Scala
14 3 (0.26%) R
14 3 (0.26%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.26%) VBScript
15 2 (0.17%) Groovy
15 2 (0.17%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.086%) sed
Qualifications
1 159 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 107 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 79 (6.78%) Degree
4 55 (4.72%) ISEB
5 20 (1.72%) DV Cleared
5 20 (1.72%) ISTQB
6 11 (0.94%) IIBA
7 10 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (0.69%) MCSE
8 8 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (0.60%) PhD
10 6 (0.51%) CBAP
10 6 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (0.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.26%) CITP
12 3 (0.26%) ISEB Practitioner
13 2 (0.17%) CISSP
13 2 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.17%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.00%) QA
2 17 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.37%) Data Quality
4 12 (1.03%) SLA
5 9 (0.77%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.51%) Basel III
8 5 (0.43%) Basel II
9 3 (0.26%) MiFID
9 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.17%) FATCA
10 2 (0.17%) SEPA
11 1 (0.086%) COBIT
11 1 (0.086%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.086%) EMIR
11 1 (0.086%) GAMP
11 1 (0.086%) GxP
11 1 (0.086%) ISO26262
11 1 (0.086%) PMBOK
11 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (2.49%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.63%) Docker
2 19 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.51%) KVM
4 5 (0.43%) XenServer
5 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.34%) vCloud
6 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.26%) Firmware
7 1 (0.086%) HDFS
7 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.086%) Snort
7 1 (0.086%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (2.66%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.89%) Puppet
3 20 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (1.72%) SCCM
4 19 (1.63%) Ansible
5 15 (1.29%) SCOM
6 5 (0.43%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 5 (0.43%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.26%) Oracle Identity Management
8 2 (0.17%) RSA enVision
8 2 (0.17%) RSA Security Analytics
9 1 (0.086%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (0.086%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.086%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.086%) Packer
9 1 (0.086%) QRadar
9 1 (0.086%) vRealize
Vendors
1 108 (9.26%) Oracle
2 99 (8.49%) Microsoft
3 50 (4.29%) HP
4 38 (3.26%) IBM
5 28 (2.40%) Splunk
6 24 (2.06%) ArcSight
7 20 (1.72%) Tableau
7 20 (1.72%) VMware
8 18 (1.54%) Citrix
9 17 (1.46%) Dell
10 15 (1.29%) SAP
11 13 (1.11%) Adobe
11 13 (1.11%) Murex
12 12 (1.03%) Calypso
12 12 (1.03%) Sybase
13 11 (0.94%) Cognos
14 10 (0.86%) Pega
14 10 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (0.77%) Baan
15 9 (0.77%) Red Hat
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: 250 GBP pd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Egham
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £70,000 per year + Excellent Package + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
OCC Computer Personnel
Rate: £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago