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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 191 190 178
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs citing Use Case 678 620 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.19% 1.13% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.49% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 336 379
Average daily rate
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£404 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 21
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.78 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.89% +7.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.77 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £51.10 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.78 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +4.93%

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 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
England +1 610 £413 +3.12% 115
London +15 278 £450 +7.52% 46
South East -6 128 £394 +12.50% 14
City of London +2 63 £425 -4.22% 15
North West +10 53 £350 -6.66% 19
Surrey +32 48 £400 +45.45% 1
Hampshire +16 43 £350 +16.66% 3
West Midlands +11 42 £430 +32.30% 9
Scotland -25 40 £400 +2.56% 2
Leatherhead +2 37 £400 +45.45%
South West +14 30 £400 +10.34% 2
East of England -29 28 £404 -5.00% 7
Manchester -2 22 £375 +7.14% 9
Berkshire -9 20 £368 -2.00% 6
Yorkshire -18 19 £425 +30.76% 6
Wiltshire +12 16 £484 +61.25% 1
Shropshire +9 15 £505 +83.63%
East Midlands -8 15 £351 +0.35% 8
West Yorkshire -18 15 £425 +30.76% 4
Telford +7 14 £503 +82.72%
Edinburgh -36 14 £450 +12.50% 1
Swindon - 13 £494 - 1
Hook +4 12 £314 +4.88%
Wales 0 12 £310 -30.14%
Leeds -17 12 £460 +41.53% 4
Cumbria -7 11 £350 -18.03% 1
Glasgow +7 10 £371 +18.72% 1
South Wales +4 10 £310 -30.14%
Cambridgeshire -2 10 £338 -20.58% 3
Nottinghamshire -11 10 £325 -7.14% 6

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 471 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (25.73%) Business Analysis
3 316 (25.02%) Finance
4 263 (20.82%) UML
5 235 (18.61%) User Stories
6 197 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
7 188 (14.89%) SQL
8 179 (14.17%) Security Cleared
9 173 (13.70%) Scrum
10 169 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
11 167 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
12 151 (11.96%) Banking
13 143 (11.32%) Waterfall
14 141 (11.16%) SC Cleared
15 140 (11.08%) Data Modelling
16 139 (11.01%) XML
16 139 (11.01%) Microsoft
17 121 (9.58%) Oracle
17 121 (9.58%) Telecoms
18 119 (9.42%) Test Scripting
19 114 (9.03%) Workflow
20 112 (8.87%) Project Management
21 110 (8.71%) MS Visio
22 105 (8.31%) Degree
23 98 (7.76%) UNIX
24 97 (7.68%) Java
24 97 (7.68%) ISEB
25 93 (7.36%) MS Office
25 93 (7.36%) OO
26 92 (7.28%) HP

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 34 (2.69%) WebSphere
2 32 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 24 (1.90%) CMS
3 24 (1.90%) Confluence
4 17 (1.35%) Oracle Workflow
5 12 (0.95%) OpenStack
6 10 (0.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (0.79%) JBoss
7 8 (0.63%) Apache
7 8 (0.63%) WebLogic
7 8 (0.63%) Documentum
7 8 (0.63%) SAS
8 7 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.40%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.32%) Node.js
11 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.24%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (0.24%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 110 (8.71%) MS Visio
2 93 (7.36%) MS Office
3 63 (4.99%) MS Excel
4 45 (3.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.95%) MS Project
6 7 (0.55%) Photoshop
6 7 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.16%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.16%) InDesign
9 1 (0.079%) Casewise Modeler
9 1 (0.079%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.079%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 16 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (1.11%) Oracle TCA
3 11 (0.87%) SAP PS
4 10 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.40%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.32%) SunGard Martini
6 4 (0.32%) Teamcenter
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.24%) Tridion
7 3 (0.24%) Summit
7 3 (0.24%) Unica
8 2 (0.16%) Loan IQ
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.16%) ACBS
8 2 (0.16%) Magento
8 2 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.079%) Finacle
9 1 (0.079%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.95%) PaaS
2 9 (0.71%) IaaS
3 8 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (0.55%) IBM Blueworks
5 5 (0.40%) SaaS
5 5 (0.40%) Office 365
6 4 (0.32%) GitHub
6 4 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.16%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.16%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.079%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.079%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.079%) Boomi
9 1 (0.079%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.45%) TCP/IP
2 30 (2.38%) Internet
3 26 (2.06%) Firewall
4 13 (1.03%) Network Security
5 12 (0.95%) LDAP
6 10 (0.79%) HTTP
7 9 (0.71%) Broadband
8 8 (0.63%) DHCP
8 8 (0.63%) DNS
9 7 (0.55%) NAS
10 6 (0.48%) 4G
10 6 (0.48%) LTE
10 6 (0.48%) PSTN
11 5 (0.40%) VPN
11 5 (0.40%) 3G
11 5 (0.40%) 2G
12 4 (0.32%) SSH
12 4 (0.32%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.32%) Wireless
12 4 (0.32%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.72%) Relational Database
2 43 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (3.25%) SQL Server
4 33 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 27 (2.14%) Big Data
6 16 (1.27%) MySQL
7 12 (0.95%) Data Mining
8 10 (0.79%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.79%) Hadoop
9 9 (0.71%) MS Access
10 8 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 7 (0.55%) DataStage
11 7 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (0.48%) OLAP
12 6 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.40%) QlikView
13 5 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
14 4 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 92 (7.28%) JIRA
2 72 (5.70%) SoapUI
3 31 (2.45%) Ant
4 27 (2.14%) Subversion
5 23 (1.82%) Rational Rose
5 23 (1.82%) Axure RP
6 20 (1.58%) ClearCase
7 18 (1.43%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 17 (1.35%) NUnit
9 16 (1.27%) Selenium
9 16 (1.27%) GoogleTest
10 15 (1.19%) CppUnit
11 14 (1.11%) JUnit
12 12 (0.95%) Eclipse
12 12 (0.95%) Cucumber
13 11 (0.87%) WebDriver
13 11 (0.87%) Git (software)
13 11 (0.87%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 316 (25.02%) Finance
2 151 (11.96%) Banking
3 121 (9.58%) Telecoms
4 88 (6.97%) Retail
5 57 (4.51%) Marketing
6 46 (3.64%) Investment Banking
7 30 (2.38%) Legal
8 24 (1.90%) Publishing
9 20 (1.58%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.58%) Advertising
10 19 (1.50%) Front Office
10 19 (1.50%) Billing
11 17 (1.35%) Back Office
11 17 (1.35%) Law
12 15 (1.19%) Retail Banking
13 14 (1.11%) Automotive
14 12 (0.95%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.87%) Military
16 5 (0.40%) Games
17 4 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 788 (62.39%) Analyst
2 654 (51.78%) Business Analyst
3 111 (8.79%) Architect
4 93 (7.36%) Senior Analyst
5 74 (5.86%) Agile Business Analyst
6 70 (5.54%) Senior Business Analyst
7 68 (5.38%) Developer
8 61 (4.83%) Test Analyst
9 58 (4.59%) Systems Analyst
10 49 (3.88%) Consultant
10 49 (3.88%) Tester
11 42 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (2.77%) Project Manager
13 31 (2.45%) Business Systems Analyst
14 29 (2.30%) Test Manager
15 28 (2.22%) Insurance Business Analyst
16 19 (1.50%) UML Business Analyst
17 18 (1.43%) Banking Business Analyst
18 17 (1.35%) Telecoms Business Analyst
18 17 (1.35%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (11.01%) XML
2 87 (6.89%) SOAP
3 71 (5.62%) Web Services
4 68 (5.38%) HTML
5 54 (4.28%) .NET
6 48 (3.80%) CSS
7 45 (3.56%) XML Messaging
8 38 (3.01%) HTML5
9 33 (2.61%) REST
10 28 (2.22%) .NET Framework
10 28 (2.22%) J2EE
11 20 (1.58%) WSDL
12 19 (1.50%) jQuery
13 18 (1.43%) JSON
13 18 (1.43%) Middleware
14 17 (1.35%) XSD
15 16 (1.27%) Hibernate
16 15 (1.19%) ASP.NET
17 14 (1.11%) Ajax
18 13 (1.03%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 197 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (7.28%) User Experience
3 62 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.01%) Derivative
5 26 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 26 (2.06%) Data Centre
6 22 (1.74%) Fixed Income
7 20 (1.58%) Visualisation
8 16 (1.27%) SWIFT
9 15 (1.19%) Mobile App
10 14 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.11%) Life Science
10 14 (1.11%) Equities
11 13 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 12 (0.95%) Reference Data
13 11 (0.87%) New Media
13 11 (0.87%) Video on Demand
13 11 (0.87%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.79%) Smart Meter
14 10 (0.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 98 (7.76%) UNIX
2 86 (6.81%) Linux
3 61 (4.83%) Windows
4 14 (1.11%) Solaris
5 7 (0.55%) Android
6 5 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.40%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.32%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.32%) AIX
8 1 (0.079%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.079%) VMS
8 1 (0.079%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.079%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.079%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 471 (37.29%) Agile Software Development
2 325 (25.73%) Business Analysis
3 263 (20.82%) UML
4 235 (18.61%) User Stories
5 173 (13.70%) Scrum
6 169 (13.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 167 (13.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 143 (11.32%) Waterfall
9 140 (11.08%) Data Modelling
10 119 (9.42%) Test Scripting
11 114 (9.03%) Workflow
12 112 (8.87%) Project Management
13 93 (7.36%) OO
14 84 (6.65%) SDLC
15 82 (6.49%) Requirements Analysis
16 81 (6.41%) Migration
17 76 (6.02%) Validation
17 76 (6.02%) SOA
18 72 (5.70%) Business Intelligence
19 71 (5.62%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (14.89%) SQL
2 97 (7.68%) Java
3 75 (5.94%) JavaScript
4 60 (4.75%) PL/SQL
5 41 (3.25%) C
6 35 (2.77%) Perl
7 34 (2.69%) Shell Script
8 31 (2.45%) C++
9 22 (1.74%) C#
10 14 (1.11%) PHP
10 14 (1.11%) Python
11 10 (0.79%) Ruby
12 6 (0.48%) PowerShell
13 5 (0.40%) Groovy
13 5 (0.40%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.32%) R
15 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.16%) Objective-C
16 2 (0.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 179 (14.17%) Security Cleared
2 141 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 105 (8.31%) Degree
4 97 (7.68%) ISEB
5 69 (5.46%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.74%) CISSP
7 17 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.95%) CBAP
9 9 (0.71%) IIBA
9 9 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.63%) CISM
11 6 (0.48%) CISA
11 6 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.48%) PMP
12 4 (0.32%) HND
12 4 (0.32%) CEH
12 4 (0.32%) OSCP
13 3 (0.24%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.07%) QA
2 21 (1.66%) SLA
3 14 (1.11%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.95%) Solvency II
5 11 (0.87%) Basel III
5 11 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.79%) Basel II
7 4 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.32%) EMIR
8 3 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
9 2 (0.16%) FATCA
10 1 (0.079%) MiFID
10 1 (0.079%) HL7
10 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (1.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.40%) Firmware
4 4 (0.32%) vSphere
5 3 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.24%) vCloud
6 2 (0.16%) NFS
6 2 (0.16%) XenServer
7 1 (0.079%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.079%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.079%) Squid
7 1 (0.079%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.079%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.079%) KVM
7 1 (0.079%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 85 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.95%) CA LISA
3 6 (0.48%) Puppet
4 5 (0.40%) SCOM
4 5 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.32%) SCOrch
5 4 (0.32%) Ansible
5 4 (0.32%) SCCM
6 3 (0.24%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.24%) OpenView
7 2 (0.16%) Nessus
7 2 (0.16%) Nmap
7 2 (0.16%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.16%) Netcool
7 2 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.16%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.079%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.079%) WebSphere Cast Iron
8 1 (0.079%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 139 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 121 (9.58%) Oracle
3 92 (7.28%) HP
4 53 (4.20%) IBM
5 31 (2.45%) SAP
6 26 (2.06%) VMware
7 18 (1.43%) ArcSight
8 17 (1.35%) Remedy
9 16 (1.27%) Citrix
10 15 (1.19%) Adobe
11 14 (1.11%) Cisco
11 14 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (1.03%) webMethods
13 12 (0.95%) Cognos
14 11 (0.87%) TIBCO
14 11 (0.87%) Guidewire
15 10 (0.79%) SolarWinds
15 10 (0.79%) hybris
15 10 (0.79%) Green Hat
15 10 (0.79%) Splunk
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + expenses for travel when required
Posted: 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Anderson Lamb
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Netsource
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
First Point
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £325 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East Midlands
DCS Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £330.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £160 - £180 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago