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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 210 192 199
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing Use Case 580 604 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.04% 1.11% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.48% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 344 305
Average daily rate
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£416 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 15
Average hourly rate £32.65 £25.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.69 £15.93 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £38.60 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+30.60% -24.24%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 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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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 -20 499 £413 +0.60% 123
London +7 255 £425 -5.55% 73
South East -10 115 £400 +1.58% 25
East of England +3 44 £400 - 7
Hampshire +15 40 £425 +32.81% 5
City of London -6 40 £475 -5.00% 25
Wales +14 33 £423 -0.58%
Scotland -19 32 £450 +25.87% 3
Berkshire -21 31 £400 -11.11% 9
Essex +7 28 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire +2 25 £425 +12.58% 1
Surrey +9 24 £375 +36.36% 6
South West -14 23 £445 +18.66% 4
West Yorkshire -2 20 £438 +15.89%
Wiltshire +7 15 £465 +32.85% 1
Swindon +17 14 £465 +22.36%
West Midlands -13 14 £575 +39.39% 2
Edinburgh -25 14 £525 +46.85% 2
Halifax +6 10 £438 +5.42%
North West -33 10 £375 -3.22% 9
South Wales 0 9 £350 -17.64%
Stirling - 9 - -
Basildon -4 8 £400 +3.22%
Canary Wharf +1 7 £425 -
Suffolk +4 6 £500 +25.00% 1
Bedfordshire +1 6 £475 +18.01% 2
Ipswich -1 6 £500 +25.00% 1
Glasgow -1 6 £450 - 1
Brentwood -3 6 £170 -20.00% 2
East Sussex -4 6 £375 -

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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.

1 376 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (28.48%) Business Analysis
3 258 (24.57%) UML
4 256 (24.38%) Finance
5 207 (19.71%) User Stories
6 177 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
7 150 (14.29%) Scrum
8 133 (12.67%) Security Cleared
9 129 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
9 129 (12.29%) Banking
10 114 (10.86%) SQL
11 112 (10.67%) Data Modelling
11 112 (10.67%) Project Management
12 111 (10.57%) SC Cleared
13 108 (10.29%) Microsoft
14 107 (10.19%) MS Visio
15 104 (9.90%) Degree
16 103 (9.81%) User Acceptance Testing
17 102 (9.71%) XML
18 101 (9.62%) Java
19 100 (9.52%) UNIX
20 97 (9.24%) Workflow
21 92 (8.76%) Linux
22 84 (8.00%) OO
23 83 (7.90%) SOA
24 82 (7.81%) Waterfall
25 81 (7.71%) Test Scripting
25 81 (7.71%) Oracle
26 79 (7.52%) Windows
26 79 (7.52%) JIRA

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 30 (2.86%) Confluence
1 30 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 19 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 16 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
5 9 (0.86%) CMS
6 7 (0.67%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.57%) Mule
7 6 (0.57%) Mule ESB
7 6 (0.57%) JBoss
7 6 (0.57%) Documentum
8 5 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.48%) GlassFish
9 4 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.38%) SAS
10 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.095%) FileNet
12 1 (0.095%) Tomcat
Applications
1 107 (10.19%) MS Visio
2 69 (6.57%) MS Excel
3 62 (5.90%) MS Office
4 36 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.24%) MS Project
6 10 (0.95%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.76%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
10 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.19%) InDesign
11 1 (0.095%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 15 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.67%) Oracle TCA
4 7 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.38%) Maximo
6 3 (0.29%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.29%) Tridion
6 3 (0.29%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.29%) Magento
7 2 (0.19%) Primavera
7 2 (0.19%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.095%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.095%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.24%) SaaS
2 7 (0.67%) IBM Blueworks
2 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.57%) PaaS
3 6 (0.57%) GitHub
4 5 (0.48%) IaaS
5 3 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.19%) Office 365
7 1 (0.095%) Boomi
7 1 (0.095%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.095%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.095%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.90%) TCP/IP
2 16 (1.52%) Firewall
3 15 (1.43%) Internet
4 11 (1.05%) Network Security
5 9 (0.86%) Broadband
6 8 (0.76%) MVNO
6 8 (0.76%) DHCP
6 8 (0.76%) HTTP
7 7 (0.67%) SAN
8 5 (0.48%) Wireless
8 5 (0.48%) VPN
8 5 (0.48%) FTP
8 5 (0.48%) WAN
8 5 (0.48%) LAN
8 5 (0.48%) Intranet
8 5 (0.48%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.38%) NAS
9 4 (0.38%) DNS
10 3 (0.29%) RTSP
10 3 (0.29%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (3.14%) Relational Database
2 23 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.81%) Big Data
4 17 (1.62%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.24%) SQL Server
6 12 (1.14%) Data Mining
7 10 (0.95%) MongoDB
7 10 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.67%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.67%) OLAP
8 7 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (0.67%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.67%) Hadoop
8 7 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (0.67%) Oracle OLAP
9 6 (0.57%) Ingres
10 5 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.48%) MySQL
11 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 79 (7.52%) JIRA
2 45 (4.29%) Subversion
3 44 (4.19%) Ant
4 41 (3.90%) ClearCase
5 37 (3.52%) NUnit
6 36 (3.43%) CppUnit
6 36 (3.43%) GoogleTest
7 35 (3.33%) SoapUI
8 33 (3.14%) Rational Rose
9 31 (2.95%) Axure RP
10 20 (1.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 19 (1.81%) Jenkins
12 16 (1.52%) Cucumber
12 16 (1.52%) Eclipse
13 13 (1.24%) CruiseControl
14 12 (1.14%) Selenium
14 12 (1.14%) Hudson
14 12 (1.14%) JUnit
15 11 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
16 10 (0.95%) Git (software)
General
1 256 (24.38%) Finance
2 129 (12.29%) Banking
3 75 (7.14%) Telecoms
4 71 (6.76%) Retail
5 42 (4.00%) Marketing
6 32 (3.05%) Legal
7 31 (2.95%) Investment Banking
8 22 (2.10%) Retail Banking
9 21 (2.00%) Billing
10 15 (1.43%) Financial Institution
11 14 (1.33%) Automotive
12 13 (1.24%) Publishing
13 12 (1.14%) Back Office
14 11 (1.05%) Front Office
15 10 (0.95%) Law
16 8 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.67%) Military
18 6 (0.57%) Private Banking
19 5 (0.48%) Electronics
19 5 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 634 (60.38%) Analyst
2 560 (53.33%) Business Analyst
3 84 (8.00%) Architect
4 70 (6.67%) Developer
5 65 (6.19%) Agile Business Analyst
6 52 (4.95%) Senior Analyst
7 50 (4.76%) Consultant
8 46 (4.38%) Senior Business Analyst
9 41 (3.90%) Solutions Architect
10 36 (3.43%) Systems Analyst
11 30 (2.86%) UML Business Analyst
12 29 (2.76%) Test Analyst
12 29 (2.76%) Tester
13 24 (2.29%) Project Manager
14 22 (2.10%) Banking Business Analyst
15 21 (2.00%) Systems Engineer
15 21 (2.00%) Financial Business Analyst
15 21 (2.00%) Java Developer
16 19 (1.81%) Test Manager
17 17 (1.62%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (9.71%) XML
2 69 (6.57%) HTML
3 60 (5.71%) Web Services
4 51 (4.86%) SOAP
5 47 (4.48%) .NET
6 42 (4.00%) HTML5
6 42 (4.00%) CSS
7 27 (2.57%) J2EE
8 26 (2.48%) REST
9 19 (1.81%) Motif
10 17 (1.62%) JSON
11 16 (1.52%) .NET Framework
11 16 (1.52%) Ajax
11 16 (1.52%) TopLink
12 15 (1.43%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.43%) JAX-WS
13 14 (1.33%) JAX-RS
13 14 (1.33%) XHTML
14 13 (1.24%) WSDL
14 13 (1.24%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 177 (16.86%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.24%) User Experience
3 63 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 44 (4.19%) Derivative
5 27 (2.57%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.57%) Open Source
6 25 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (1.71%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.33%) Visualisation
9 13 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 13 (1.24%) iPad
10 11 (1.05%) Mobile App
11 10 (0.95%) Equities
12 9 (0.86%) New Media
12 9 (0.86%) DataPower
12 9 (0.86%) Life Science
13 8 (0.76%) Video on Demand
13 8 (0.76%) Digital Media
13 8 (0.76%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.67%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 100 (9.52%) UNIX
2 92 (8.76%) Linux
3 79 (7.52%) Windows
4 19 (1.81%) Solaris
5 10 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (0.95%) Android
6 8 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.57%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.38%) AIX
9 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.095%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.095%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.095%) VMS
10 1 (0.095%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (35.81%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (28.48%) Business Analysis
3 258 (24.57%) UML
4 207 (19.71%) User Stories
5 150 (14.29%) Scrum
6 129 (12.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 112 (10.67%) Data Modelling
7 112 (10.67%) Project Management
8 103 (9.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 97 (9.24%) Workflow
10 84 (8.00%) OO
11 83 (7.90%) SOA
12 82 (7.81%) Waterfall
13 81 (7.71%) Test Scripting
14 73 (6.95%) RUP
15 69 (6.57%) Validation
16 68 (6.48%) E-Commerce
17 65 (6.19%) CRM
17 65 (6.19%) BPMN
18 58 (5.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 114 (10.86%) SQL
2 101 (9.62%) Java
3 63 (6.00%) JavaScript
4 50 (4.76%) C
5 38 (3.62%) C++
6 24 (2.29%) PL/SQL
7 17 (1.62%) Shell Script
8 16 (1.52%) C#
9 11 (1.05%) Python
9 11 (1.05%) Groovy
10 10 (0.95%) Perl
10 10 (0.95%) Ruby
11 8 (0.76%) PowerShell
12 6 (0.57%) Scala
12 6 (0.57%) PHP
12 6 (0.57%) VB
13 5 (0.48%) Jython
13 5 (0.48%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (12.67%) Security Cleared
2 111 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 104 (9.90%) Degree
4 76 (7.24%) ISEB
5 34 (3.24%) ISTQB
6 27 (2.57%) CISSP
7 24 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.24%) CBAP
9 7 (0.67%) CEH
9 7 (0.67%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (0.67%) OSCP
9 7 (0.67%) IIBA
10 6 (0.57%) CISA
11 5 (0.48%) HND
11 5 (0.48%) PMP
11 5 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.48%) CISM
12 4 (0.38%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.05%) QA
2 12 (1.14%) SLA
3 9 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.57%) Basel III
4 6 (0.57%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.48%) Basel II
6 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.095%) EMIR
8 1 (0.095%) FATCA
System Software
1 15 (1.43%) Active Directory
2 11 (1.05%) Firmware
3 10 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (0.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.67%) vSphere
5 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.19%) XenApp
5 2 (0.19%) XenServer
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.095%) KVM
6 1 (0.095%) HDFS
6 1 (0.095%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (3.71%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (1.05%) CA LISA
3 10 (0.95%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (0.76%) Nessus
5 6 (0.57%) CORE IMPACT
5 6 (0.57%) CloudHub
6 5 (0.48%) Nmap
6 5 (0.48%) WebInspect
7 3 (0.29%) OpenView
8 2 (0.19%) SCCM
8 2 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.095%) WMI
9 1 (0.095%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.095%) MOM
9 1 (0.095%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.095%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.095%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.095%) Puppet
Vendors
1 108 (10.29%) Microsoft
2 81 (7.71%) Oracle
3 55 (5.24%) IBM
4 46 (4.38%) HP
5 30 (2.86%) SAP
6 20 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.43%) Adobe
7 15 (1.43%) Remedy
7 15 (1.43%) BMC
7 15 (1.43%) ArcSight
8 14 (1.33%) Cisco
9 13 (1.24%) VMware
10 12 (1.14%) hybris
11 11 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
11 11 (1.05%) TIBCO
11 11 (1.05%) Guidewire
12 10 (0.95%) SolarWinds
12 10 (0.95%) Red Hat
12 10 (0.95%) Citrix
13 9 (0.86%) Apple
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 2 days ago
Antrim, County Antrim
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Personnel IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £650 per day + expenses
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Kingston University
Rate: £40,763 - 48,206 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £375.00 - £395.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Horsham
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago