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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 209 188 180
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs citing Use Case 586 601 520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.14% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.53% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 341 322
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £293 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £510 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Average hourly rate £33.00 £39.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.69 £21.60 £27.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.75 £54.55 £35.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +10.07%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 -24 489 £420 +5.00% 128
London +13 257 £425 - 68
South East -12 111 £400 +7.38% 21
City of London 0 45 £450 +1.40% 25
Hampshire +8 41 £413 +33.06% 3
Scotland -11 41 £431 +7.81% 1
Wales +28 37 £404 -5.00%
East of England -4 36 £400 - 4
Surrey +8 27 £388 +40.90% 5
Berkshire -12 27 £400 -8.57% 3
Yorkshire -5 26 £425 +30.76% 12
West Yorkshire +3 23 £425 +30.76% 10
Essex 0 21 £400 +14.28% 1
South West -9 21 £425 +12.13% 6
Edinburgh -25 19 £525 +31.25% 1
Wiltshire +10 17 £395 +3.94% 2
Swindon +24 15 £465 +13.41% 2
South Wales +7 14 £313 -26.47%
North West -36 12 £375 +3.44% 9
Stirling - 12 - -
West Midlands -18 10 £575 +78.29% 5
Canary Wharf -4 8 £425 -
Leatherhead - 8 £500 -
Halifax +3 7 £438 -2.77% 1
Slough -4 7 £250 -44.44% 1
Basildon -5 7 £400 +3.22%
Reading +13 6 £425 +13.33% 1
Bedfordshire +6 6 £475 +25.00% 2
Glasgow 0 6 £400 -
Docklands, London -2 6 £480 +3.78%

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 379 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (29.08%) Business Analysis
3 251 (23.55%) Finance
4 244 (22.89%) UML
5 211 (19.79%) User Stories
6 173 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
7 158 (14.82%) Scrum
8 135 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 127 (11.91%) Banking
9 127 (11.91%) Security Cleared
10 125 (11.73%) Microsoft
11 124 (11.63%) SQL
12 115 (10.79%) Data Modelling
13 113 (10.60%) Project Management
14 108 (10.13%) Degree
15 107 (10.04%) User Acceptance Testing
16 104 (9.76%) Java
17 101 (9.47%) SC Cleared
18 100 (9.38%) MS Visio
19 98 (9.19%) XML
19 98 (9.19%) UNIX
20 92 (8.63%) Workflow
21 89 (8.35%) Telecoms
21 89 (8.35%) OO
22 88 (8.26%) Linux
22 88 (8.26%) ISEB
22 88 (8.26%) Waterfall
23 85 (7.97%) Oracle
24 84 (7.88%) SOA
25 83 (7.79%) Test Scripting

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 32 (3.00%) WebSphere
2 26 (2.44%) Confluence
3 22 (2.06%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.41%) WebLogic
5 14 (1.31%) CMS
6 12 (1.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 11 (1.03%) Oracle Workflow
8 8 (0.75%) JBoss
9 6 (0.56%) Mule
9 6 (0.56%) Mule ESB
9 6 (0.56%) Documentum
10 5 (0.47%) SAS
10 5 (0.47%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.47%) GlassFish
11 4 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.28%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.19%) Node.js
13 2 (0.19%) Apache ServiceMix
13 2 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 100 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 72 (6.75%) MS Office
3 64 (6.00%) MS Excel
4 36 (3.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.31%) MS Project
6 7 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (0.47%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.19%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.19%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.094%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 18 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.84%) Oracle TCA
3 6 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.28%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.28%) Maximo
5 3 (0.28%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.28%) Tridion
5 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.28%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.19%) Unica
6 2 (0.19%) Magento
6 2 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.19%) Primavera
6 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.094%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.13%) SaaS
2 9 (0.84%) PaaS
3 8 (0.75%) IaaS
4 7 (0.66%) IBM Blueworks
5 6 (0.56%) GitHub
6 5 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.38%) Office 365
8 2 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.19%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.19%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.094%) Boomi
9 1 (0.094%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.094%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.094%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (1.78%) TCP/IP
2 18 (1.69%) Firewall
3 15 (1.41%) Internet
4 10 (0.94%) Network Security
5 9 (0.84%) Broadband
6 8 (0.75%) MVNO
6 8 (0.75%) DHCP
6 8 (0.75%) HTTP
7 6 (0.56%) 4G
7 6 (0.56%) VPN
8 5 (0.47%) 2G
8 5 (0.47%) Wireless
8 5 (0.47%) 3G
8 5 (0.47%) SAN
8 5 (0.47%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.47%) FTP
8 5 (0.47%) WAN
8 5 (0.47%) LAN
8 5 (0.47%) PSTN
8 5 (0.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (3.38%) Relational Database
2 26 (2.44%) Big Data
2 26 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (1.78%) Oracle Database
4 18 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 13 (1.22%) Data Mining
6 11 (1.03%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.03%) Hadoop
7 10 (0.94%) MySQL
8 8 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (0.66%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.38%) Ingres
12 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.28%) EDRMS
12 3 (0.28%) EDMS
12 3 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 83 (7.79%) JIRA
2 43 (4.03%) SoapUI
3 41 (3.85%) Ant
4 39 (3.66%) Subversion
5 35 (3.28%) ClearCase
6 32 (3.00%) NUnit
7 31 (2.91%) GoogleTest
8 30 (2.81%) CppUnit
9 28 (2.63%) Rational Rose
10 27 (2.53%) Axure RP
11 19 (1.78%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 19 (1.78%) Cucumber
12 17 (1.59%) JUnit
12 17 (1.59%) Selenium
13 16 (1.50%) Jenkins
13 16 (1.50%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.22%) WebDriver
15 10 (0.94%) Hudson
16 9 (0.84%) Git (software)
16 9 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 251 (23.55%) Finance
2 127 (11.91%) Banking
3 89 (8.35%) Telecoms
4 67 (6.29%) Retail
5 42 (3.94%) Marketing
6 34 (3.19%) Investment Banking
7 33 (3.10%) Legal
8 23 (2.16%) Billing
9 20 (1.88%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.31%) Automotive
10 14 (1.31%) Law
10 14 (1.31%) Financial Institution
11 13 (1.22%) Publishing
12 11 (1.03%) Back Office
13 10 (0.94%) Front Office
14 8 (0.75%) Advertising
14 8 (0.75%) Military
15 6 (0.56%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.47%) Electronics
16 5 (0.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 630 (59.10%) Analyst
2 549 (51.50%) Business Analyst
3 88 (8.26%) Architect
4 73 (6.85%) Developer
5 66 (6.19%) Agile Business Analyst
6 55 (5.16%) Senior Analyst
7 52 (4.88%) Consultant
8 46 (4.32%) Senior Business Analyst
9 41 (3.85%) Solutions Architect
10 40 (3.75%) Tester
11 32 (3.00%) Test Analyst
11 32 (3.00%) Systems Analyst
12 24 (2.25%) UML Business Analyst
13 23 (2.16%) Project Manager
14 22 (2.06%) Test Manager
15 21 (1.97%) Financial Business Analyst
15 21 (1.97%) Java Developer
16 18 (1.69%) Banking Business Analyst
16 18 (1.69%) Telecoms Business Analyst
16 18 (1.69%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (9.19%) XML
2 65 (6.10%) HTML
2 65 (6.10%) Web Services
3 59 (5.53%) SOAP
4 48 (4.50%) .NET
5 47 (4.41%) CSS
6 40 (3.75%) HTML5
7 29 (2.72%) REST
8 28 (2.63%) J2EE
9 22 (2.06%) .NET Framework
10 17 (1.59%) WSDL
11 16 (1.50%) JSON
11 16 (1.50%) EclipseLink
11 16 (1.50%) TopLink
11 16 (1.50%) Ajax
12 15 (1.41%) Hibernate
12 15 (1.41%) JAX-RS
12 15 (1.41%) JAX-WS
13 14 (1.31%) XHTML
14 13 (1.22%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 173 (16.23%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (6.75%) User Experience
3 55 (5.16%) Management Information System
4 43 (4.03%) Derivative
5 27 (2.53%) Open Source
6 23 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 22 (2.06%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.69%) Fixed Income
9 14 (1.31%) Visualisation
10 13 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (1.13%) Life Science
11 12 (1.13%) iPad
12 10 (0.94%) DataPower
12 10 (0.94%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.94%) Equities
13 9 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.84%) New Media
13 9 (0.84%) Video on Demand
13 9 (0.84%) Reference Data
14 8 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 98 (9.19%) UNIX
2 88 (8.26%) Linux
3 75 (7.04%) Windows
4 19 (1.78%) Solaris
5 10 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (0.75%) Android
7 5 (0.47%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.38%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.28%) AIX
9 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.094%) HPUX
10 1 (0.094%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.094%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.094%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (35.55%) Agile Software Development
2 310 (29.08%) Business Analysis
3 244 (22.89%) UML
4 211 (19.79%) User Stories
5 158 (14.82%) Scrum
6 135 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 115 (10.79%) Data Modelling
8 113 (10.60%) Project Management
9 107 (10.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 92 (8.63%) Workflow
11 89 (8.35%) OO
12 88 (8.26%) Waterfall
13 84 (7.88%) SOA
14 83 (7.79%) Test Scripting
15 72 (6.75%) RUP
16 70 (6.57%) Validation
17 64 (6.00%) CRM
18 62 (5.82%) BPMN
19 59 (5.53%) E-Commerce
20 57 (5.35%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 124 (11.63%) SQL
2 104 (9.76%) Java
3 67 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 44 (4.13%) C
5 35 (3.28%) C++
6 28 (2.63%) PL/SQL
7 16 (1.50%) C#
7 16 (1.50%) Shell Script
8 13 (1.22%) Groovy
9 12 (1.13%) Python
10 11 (1.03%) Perl
10 11 (1.03%) PHP
11 8 (0.75%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.75%) Ruby
12 6 (0.56%) Scala
13 5 (0.47%) Jython
13 5 (0.47%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.38%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.38%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 127 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 108 (10.13%) Degree
3 101 (9.47%) SC Cleared
4 88 (8.26%) ISEB
5 43 (4.03%) ISTQB
6 25 (2.35%) CISSP
7 20 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 8 (0.75%) CBAP
9 7 (0.66%) PMI Certification
9 7 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (0.56%) IIBA
10 6 (0.56%) OSCP
10 6 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.56%) CEH
11 5 (0.47%) CISA
11 5 (0.47%) CISM
11 5 (0.47%) PMP
11 5 (0.47%) HND
12 3 (0.28%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.91%) QA
2 12 (1.13%) SLA
3 11 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.66%) Solvency II
5 6 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.56%) Basel III
5 6 (0.56%) Basel II
6 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.094%) EMIR
8 1 (0.094%) FATCA
System Software
1 14 (1.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.94%) Firmware
4 8 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (0.38%) vSphere
6 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.19%) XenApp
6 2 (0.19%) XenServer
6 2 (0.19%) NFS
6 2 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.094%) KVM
7 1 (0.094%) HDFS
7 1 (0.094%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.094%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.094%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 48 (4.50%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.13%) CA LISA
3 8 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
4 6 (0.56%) SCCM
4 6 (0.56%) CloudHub
4 6 (0.56%) Nessus
5 5 (0.47%) SCOrch
5 5 (0.47%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (0.47%) SCOM
6 4 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.38%) Nmap
6 4 (0.38%) WebInspect
7 3 (0.28%) OpenView
8 2 (0.19%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 2 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.094%) WMI
9 1 (0.094%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.094%) MOM
9 1 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.094%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 125 (11.73%) Microsoft
2 85 (7.97%) Oracle
3 55 (5.16%) IBM
4 54 (5.07%) HP
5 26 (2.44%) SAP
6 21 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.78%) Remedy
8 18 (1.69%) ArcSight
9 15 (1.41%) VMware
10 14 (1.31%) Adobe
10 14 (1.31%) BMC
11 13 (1.22%) Cisco
11 13 (1.22%) Citrix
12 12 (1.13%) TIBCO
13 11 (1.03%) hybris
13 11 (1.03%) Guidewire
14 10 (0.94%) SolarWinds
14 10 (0.94%) Green Hat
14 10 (0.94%) Solace
14 10 (0.94%) PeopleSoft
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