The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 225 208 206
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing Use Case 608 661 613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.15% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.43% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 420 353
Median daily rate £450 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £319 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.16 £30.00 £21.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £43.78 £46.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £38.64
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +3.52%

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
44728 46188 44254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.33% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 30024 27378
Median daily rate £438 £425 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1116 1254 1202
Median hourly rate £28.50 £31.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.35% +31.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Use Case as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 583 £450 +9.09% 83
London -1 263 £500 +11.11% 40
South East +2 125 £425 +6.25% 17
West Midlands -26 45 £400 -6.43% 6
Hampshire +14 42 £425 +21.42% 4
North West -9 39 £400 +9.58% 5
City of London +8 33 £493 +15.88% 7
South West +5 32 £500 +25.00% 3
East of England +16 31 £255 -43.33% 1
Yorkshire +13 29 £425 -11.91% 5
Berkshire +17 27 £450 +12.50% 5
Surrey -27 23 £488 +21.87% 1
Scotland -10 20 £350 -15.15% 1
Wiltshire +11 19 £550 +16.40% 1
Manchester -9 18 £388 +3.33% 4
Swindon +13 16 £550 +12.82% 1
Essex +13 16 £255 -46.31%
Edinburgh +4 16 £350 -22.22%
Coventry -6 16 £418 +12.83%
West Yorkshire +8 13 £363 -22.87% 3
Leeds +6 12 £325 -32.64% 2
South Yorkshire +2 12 £425 -22.72% 2
Sheffield -1 12 £425 -22.72% 2
Staines +3 11 £500 -
Reading +20 10 £419 +11.66% 2
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £413 -4.62% 4
Merseyside +14 10 £436 +156.61%
Winchester +4 10 £400 +17.64%
Warwickshire -6 9 £400 -20.00%
East Midlands -12 9 £425 +17.24% 5

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Use Case also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Use Case.

1 421 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (32.58%) Business Analysis
3 302 (25.17%) UML
4 264 (22.00%) Finance
5 231 (19.25%) Analytical Skills
6 196 (16.33%) Data Modelling
7 188 (15.67%) SQL
8 176 (14.67%) Project Management
9 175 (14.58%) User Stories
10 168 (14.00%) Security Cleared
11 166 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
12 153 (12.75%) Java
13 134 (11.17%) Oracle
14 129 (10.75%) Waterfall
15 123 (10.25%) SC Cleared
15 123 (10.25%) Microsoft
16 109 (9.08%) SDLC
17 107 (8.92%) Linux
18 106 (8.83%) Scrum
18 106 (8.83%) Degree
19 104 (8.67%) Banking
20 102 (8.50%) User Experience
21 99 (8.25%) Data Analysis
22 97 (8.08%) Management Information System
22 97 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
23 95 (7.92%) Unix
24 94 (7.83%) XML
25 91 (7.58%) Migration
26 90 (7.50%) Workflow
27 88 (7.33%) Analytics

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (2.50%) Apache
2 27 (2.25%) CMS
3 21 (1.75%) Apache Spark
4 17 (1.42%) JBoss
4 17 (1.42%) SharePoint
5 16 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (1.17%) Confluence
7 12 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (1.00%) OpenStack
8 11 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 8 (0.67%) Drupal
9 8 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
9 8 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.42%) Liferay
10 5 (0.42%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.33%) Documentum
11 4 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 84 (7.00%) MS Excel
2 81 (6.75%) MS Visio
3 31 (2.58%) MS Office
4 27 (2.25%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (1.50%) MS Project
6 6 (0.50%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
8 4 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.17%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.083%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.083%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.083%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.083%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.083%) Stata
10 1 (0.083%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 29 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
2 28 (2.33%) Eloqua
3 11 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.75%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 7 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.17%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.083%) assyst
9 1 (0.083%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.083%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 1 (0.083%) Infor SunSystems
9 1 (0.083%) Maximo
9 1 (0.083%) Oracle AML
9 1 (0.083%) SAP hybris
9 1 (0.083%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 57 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.00%) IaaS
4 15 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (1.00%) Office 365
5 12 (1.00%) PaaS
6 11 (0.92%) IBM Blueworks
7 8 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.50%) SaaS
9 5 (0.42%) Heroku
10 4 (0.33%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.25%) BlueKai
12 2 (0.17%) Force.com
12 2 (0.17%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.083%) GitHub
13 1 (0.083%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.083%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.083%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (2.75%) Firewall
2 29 (2.42%) LDAP
3 23 (1.92%) TCP/IP
4 19 (1.58%) DNS
5 16 (1.33%) LAN
6 15 (1.25%) SNMP
7 14 (1.17%) DHCP
8 13 (1.08%) HTTP
8 13 (1.08%) Network Security
9 11 (0.92%) VPN
10 10 (0.83%) Wireless
11 9 (0.75%) WAN
12 8 (0.67%) DSL
13 7 (0.58%) HTTPS
13 7 (0.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (0.58%) SMTP
13 7 (0.58%) SSL
13 7 (0.58%) WebEx
14 6 (0.50%) MPLS
14 6 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.08%) Big Data
2 48 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 41 (3.42%) SQL Server
4 30 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 20 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 18 (1.50%) Data Mining
7 18 (1.50%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.33%) HBase
8 16 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 15 (1.25%) Oracle Database
10 14 (1.17%) DB2
11 13 (1.08%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
12 10 (0.83%) Data Lake
13 9 (0.75%) CouchDB
13 9 (0.75%) Impala
13 9 (0.75%) Parquet
13 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (6.67%) JIRA
2 43 (3.58%) SoapUI
3 42 (3.50%) Subversion
4 40 (3.33%) Ant
5 35 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 33 (2.75%) Git (software)
7 29 (2.42%) Maven
8 28 (2.33%) Rational DOORS
9 24 (2.00%) NUnit
10 23 (1.92%) Selenium
11 22 (1.83%) ClearCase
11 22 (1.83%) GoogleTest
12 20 (1.67%) CppUnit
13 18 (1.50%) JUnit
14 16 (1.33%) Visual Studio
15 13 (1.08%) Axure RP
16 12 (1.00%) Hudson
17 11 (0.92%) Eclipse
17 11 (0.92%) JMeter
17 11 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 264 (22.00%) Finance
2 104 (8.67%) Banking
3 72 (6.00%) Marketing
4 67 (5.58%) Retail
5 56 (4.67%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.50%) Advertising
9 16 (1.33%) Legal
10 14 (1.17%) Automotive
10 14 (1.17%) Military
11 12 (1.00%) Games
11 12 (1.00%) Law
12 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
12 10 (0.83%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.50%) Back Office
13 6 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
13 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.50%) Front Office
14 5 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 693 (57.75%) Analyst
2 570 (47.50%) Business Analyst
3 185 (15.42%) Architect
4 82 (6.83%) Developer
5 70 (5.83%) Consultant
6 64 (5.33%) Digital Analyst
6 64 (5.33%) Digital Business Analyst
6 64 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
7 60 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
8 49 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
9 45 (3.75%) Technical Analyst
9 45 (3.75%) Test Analyst
10 37 (3.08%) Technical Business Analyst
11 36 (3.00%) Solutions Architect
12 35 (2.92%) Technical Architect
13 34 (2.83%) Business Systems Analyst
14 33 (2.75%) Designer
15 31 (2.58%) Systems Analyst
16 28 (2.33%) Data Business Analyst
16 28 (2.33%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (7.83%) XML
2 69 (5.75%) SOAP
3 62 (5.17%) Web Services
4 57 (4.75%) .NET
5 51 (4.25%) HTML
6 41 (3.42%) REST
7 33 (2.75%) CSS
8 32 (2.67%) Middleware
9 31 (2.58%) J2EE
10 23 (1.92%) Spring
11 20 (1.67%) .NET Framework
12 16 (1.33%) AngularJS
12 16 (1.33%) CSS3
12 16 (1.33%) Hibernate
12 16 (1.33%) HTML5
12 16 (1.33%) RESTful
13 15 (1.25%) SAML
14 14 (1.17%) jQuery
15 13 (1.08%) ASP.NET
16 12 (1.00%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 231 (19.25%) Analytical Skills
2 102 (8.50%) User Experience
3 97 (8.08%) Management Information System
4 48 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 33 (2.75%) Data Centre
6 31 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 27 (2.25%) Algorithms
9 26 (2.17%) Derivative
10 22 (1.83%) Mainframe
10 22 (1.83%) Virtual Team
11 19 (1.58%) CESG
12 18 (1.50%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.50%) Video on Demand
13 14 (1.17%) Visualisation
14 13 (1.08%) Data Integration
14 13 (1.08%) NHS
15 12 (1.00%) Life Science
15 12 (1.00%) Smart Meter
16 11 (0.92%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 107 (8.92%) Linux
2 95 (7.92%) Unix
3 73 (6.08%) Windows
4 16 (1.33%) Android
5 15 (1.25%) Apple iOS
5 15 (1.25%) VMS
6 11 (0.92%) Windows Vista
7 7 (0.58%) Mesosphere
7 7 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.42%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.42%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.42%) Windows XP
9 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.17%) AIX
11 2 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.17%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.083%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 421 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (32.58%) Business Analysis
3 302 (25.17%) UML
4 196 (16.33%) Data Modelling
5 176 (14.67%) Project Management
6 175 (14.58%) User Stories
7 166 (13.83%) Stakeholder Management
8 129 (10.75%) Waterfall
9 109 (9.08%) SDLC
10 106 (8.83%) Scrum
11 99 (8.25%) Data Analysis
12 97 (8.08%) User Acceptance Testing
13 91 (7.58%) Migration
14 90 (7.50%) Workflow
15 88 (7.33%) Analytics
16 86 (7.17%) OO
17 82 (6.83%) Test Scripting
18 77 (6.42%) Requirements Analysis
19 76 (6.33%) SOA
20 75 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 188 (15.67%) SQL
2 153 (12.75%) Java
3 65 (5.42%) Python
4 51 (4.25%) JavaScript
5 39 (3.25%) C++
6 35 (2.92%) C
7 31 (2.58%) C#
8 22 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 21 (1.75%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.67%) Ruby
11 18 (1.50%) PHP
12 17 (1.42%) PL/SQL
13 15 (1.25%) Scala
14 13 (1.08%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.00%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.67%) COBOL
16 8 (0.67%) Perl
17 7 (0.58%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.50%) ES6
18 6 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 168 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 123 (10.25%) SC Cleared
3 106 (8.83%) Degree
4 85 (7.08%) ISEB
5 21 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.67%) CBAP
7 14 (1.17%) CISSP
7 14 (1.17%) ISTQB
8 12 (1.00%) PMI Certification
9 10 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.67%) IIBA
11 8 (0.67%) PMP
12 7 (0.58%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (0.58%) CISM
12 7 (0.58%) CITP
12 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.50%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (4.08%) QA
2 23 (1.92%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.67%) HL7
6 5 (0.42%) GxP
6 5 (0.42%) SLA
7 3 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.25%) SEPA
8 2 (0.17%) ISO 8583
8 2 (0.17%) MiFID
8 2 (0.17%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 1 (0.083%) EMIR
9 1 (0.083%) FATCA
9 1 (0.083%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.083%) ISO27002
System Software
1 37 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 30 (2.50%) Docker
3 8 (0.67%) Firmware
3 8 (0.67%) Time Sharing Option
4 7 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.50%) BitLocker
6 5 (0.42%) Xen
6 5 (0.42%) XenApp
6 5 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.17%) NDS
8 2 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 1 (0.083%) HDFS
9 1 (0.083%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.083%) vCloud
9 1 (0.083%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 55 (4.58%) Puppet
2 34 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (2.25%) Ansible
4 22 (1.83%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.58%) SCCM
6 14 (1.17%) SCOM
7 12 (1.00%) OpenAM
7 12 (1.00%) OpenIDM
8 9 (0.75%) Nessus
9 7 (0.58%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 7 (0.58%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.58%) Nmap
10 6 (0.50%) ArcSight ESM
11 5 (0.42%) QRadar
11 5 (0.42%) WSUS
12 4 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.33%) Terraform
12 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.25%) Casper Suite
14 2 (0.17%) Endace
Vendors
1 134 (11.17%) Oracle
2 123 (10.25%) Microsoft
3 56 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
4 43 (3.58%) HP
5 37 (3.08%) IBM
6 31 (2.58%) SAP
7 27 (2.25%) Splunk
8 26 (2.17%) Hyperion
9 22 (1.83%) Pega
10 20 (1.67%) ArcSight
11 18 (1.50%) Dell
12 17 (1.42%) Sitecore
13 16 (1.33%) Cisco
13 16 (1.33%) SaltStack
14 14 (1.17%) ForgeRock
15 13 (1.08%) Tableau
16 11 (0.92%) Adobe
16 11 (0.92%) Citrix
17 9 (0.75%) Cloudera
17 9 (0.75%) Sybase
Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, 6-12 months initial contract
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
EXCELerate
Rate: Up to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Venn Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 4 days ago