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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 206 195 189
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Use Case 616 598 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.13% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.49% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 324 338
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £279 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £380
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 18
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 £34.90 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.72 £54.20 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -17 542 £400 - 152
London +8 267 £425 +0.11% 74
South East +8 140 £400 +14.28% 14
City of London +9 66 £425 -10.52% 27
Surrey +25 53 £400 +45.45% 4
Hampshire +35 52 £385 +28.33% 2
Scotland -7 42 £400 +6.66% 3
North West +2 40 £350 -6.66% 18
Leatherhead +2 37 £400 +45.45%
East of England -19 23 £400 -5.88% 11
Berkshire +1 20 £413 - 4
South West -11 20 £375 -0.85% 13
Edinburgh -21 18 £525 +35.48% 1
Wiltshire +10 17 £375 -11.76% 3
Manchester -5 17 £350 +7.69% 10
Yorkshire -19 16 £400 +23.07% 11
West Midlands -21 15 £400 +24.03% 6
Hook +7 14 £315 +5.19%
Swindon - 14 £465 - 2
Wales +1 13 £313 -26.47%
Essex -25 11 £400 +70.21%
West Yorkshire -18 10 £400 +23.07% 9
Glasgow +6 9 £400 +28.00% 2
Stirling - 9 - -
South Wales -8 8 £313 -26.47%
East Midlands -17 8 £413 +26.92% 3
Cumbria - 8 £350 - 3
Leeds -23 7 £425 +30.76% 7
Bedfordshire +12 6 £475 +5.55% 4
Staines +3 6 £400 -

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 426 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (27.02%) Business Analysis
3 284 (23.91%) Finance
4 258 (21.72%) UML
5 213 (17.93%) User Stories
6 199 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
7 175 (14.73%) SQL
8 174 (14.65%) Scrum
9 171 (14.39%) Security Cleared
10 154 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 145 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 144 (12.12%) Banking
13 140 (11.78%) XML
14 139 (11.70%) SC Cleared
15 137 (11.53%) Microsoft
16 132 (11.11%) Data Modelling
17 116 (9.76%) Test Scripting
18 115 (9.68%) Telecoms
19 114 (9.60%) Waterfall
20 112 (9.43%) Project Management
21 110 (9.26%) Oracle
22 109 (9.18%) UNIX
23 108 (9.09%) Workflow
24 107 (9.01%) Java
25 99 (8.33%) Degree
26 98 (8.25%) MS Visio
27 97 (8.16%) ISEB
28 96 (8.08%) Linux
29 90 (7.58%) OO
30 89 (7.49%) HP

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 33 (2.78%) WebSphere
2 29 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 24 (2.02%) Confluence
4 18 (1.52%) CMS
5 15 (1.26%) Oracle Workflow
6 12 (1.01%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 10 (0.84%) OpenStack
8 9 (0.76%) WebLogic
8 9 (0.76%) JBoss
9 8 (0.67%) Documentum
10 7 (0.59%) SAS
11 6 (0.51%) Mule
11 6 (0.51%) Mule ESB
12 5 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 5 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.42%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.42%) Apache
13 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 98 (8.25%) MS Visio
2 81 (6.82%) MS Office
3 62 (5.22%) MS Excel
4 36 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (1.18%) MS Project
6 4 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.17%) InDesign
8 1 (0.084%) Casewise Modeler
Business Applications
1 19 (1.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 14 (1.18%) Oracle TCA
3 9 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.34%) SunGard Martini
5 3 (0.25%) Maximo
5 3 (0.25%) Tridion
5 3 (0.25%) Unica
5 3 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.17%) ACBS
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.17%) Loan IQ
6 2 (0.17%) Magento
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.084%) Finacle
7 1 (0.084%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.084%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.084%) Summit
7 1 (0.084%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.84%) PaaS
2 9 (0.76%) SaaS
2 9 (0.76%) IaaS
3 7 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
4 6 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.51%) GitHub
5 5 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.34%) Office 365
6 4 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.17%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.17%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.084%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.084%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.084%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.53%) TCP/IP
2 23 (1.94%) Firewall
3 21 (1.77%) Internet
4 11 (0.93%) HTTP
4 11 (0.93%) Network Security
5 10 (0.84%) LDAP
6 9 (0.76%) Broadband
7 8 (0.67%) DHCP
8 7 (0.59%) DNS
9 6 (0.51%) PSTN
9 6 (0.51%) NAS
9 6 (0.51%) 4G
10 5 (0.42%) VPN
10 5 (0.42%) 3G
10 5 (0.42%) 2G
11 4 (0.34%) RTSP
11 4 (0.34%) Wireless
11 4 (0.34%) WAN
11 4 (0.34%) Ethernet
11 4 (0.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (3.62%) Relational Database
2 38 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 33 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 27 (2.27%) Big Data
6 14 (1.18%) MySQL
7 13 (1.09%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.01%) Data Mining
9 10 (0.84%) RDBMS
9 10 (0.84%) NoSQL
10 9 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (0.67%) MongoDB
11 8 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
11 8 (0.67%) MS Access
12 7 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.34%) DataStage
15 4 (0.34%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 88 (7.41%) JIRA
2 69 (5.81%) SoapUI
3 38 (3.20%) Ant
4 37 (3.11%) Subversion
5 29 (2.44%) ClearCase
5 29 (2.44%) Rational Rose
6 27 (2.27%) NUnit
7 26 (2.19%) GoogleTest
8 25 (2.10%) CppUnit
9 24 (2.02%) Axure RP
10 19 (1.60%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 17 (1.43%) Cucumber
11 17 (1.43%) Selenium
12 16 (1.35%) JUnit
13 15 (1.26%) Eclipse
14 13 (1.09%) WebDriver
14 13 (1.09%) Jenkins
15 9 (0.76%) Maven
16 8 (0.67%) Git (software)
16 8 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 284 (23.91%) Finance
2 144 (12.12%) Banking
3 115 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 76 (6.40%) Retail
5 51 (4.29%) Marketing
6 45 (3.79%) Investment Banking
7 36 (3.03%) Legal
8 19 (1.60%) Publishing
9 18 (1.52%) Billing
9 18 (1.52%) Front Office
10 16 (1.35%) Law
10 16 (1.35%) Advertising
10 16 (1.35%) Retail Banking
11 14 (1.18%) Back Office
11 14 (1.18%) Automotive
12 13 (1.09%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.09%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.01%) Military
14 5 (0.42%) Private Banking
15 4 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 718 (60.44%) Analyst
2 601 (50.59%) Business Analyst
3 98 (8.25%) Architect
4 81 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
5 73 (6.14%) Developer
6 68 (5.72%) Agile Business Analyst
7 61 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
8 55 (4.63%) Test Analyst
9 50 (4.21%) Consultant
10 48 (4.04%) Tester
11 46 (3.87%) Systems Analyst
12 37 (3.11%) Solutions Architect
13 34 (2.86%) Test Manager
14 32 (2.69%) Project Manager
15 28 (2.36%) Business Systems Analyst
16 25 (2.10%) UML Business Analyst
17 19 (1.60%) IT Business Analyst
17 19 (1.60%) Telecoms Business Analyst
17 19 (1.60%) Designer
17 19 (1.60%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (11.78%) XML
2 87 (7.32%) SOAP
3 71 (5.98%) Web Services
4 62 (5.22%) HTML
5 46 (3.87%) .NET
5 46 (3.87%) CSS
6 40 (3.37%) XML Messaging
7 36 (3.03%) HTML5
7 36 (3.03%) REST
8 28 (2.36%) J2EE
9 22 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 21 (1.77%) JSON
11 20 (1.68%) WSDL
12 17 (1.43%) Middleware
12 17 (1.43%) Hibernate
13 16 (1.35%) XSD
13 16 (1.35%) Ajax
14 15 (1.26%) jQuery
14 15 (1.26%) TopLink
14 15 (1.26%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 199 (16.75%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (6.73%) User Experience
3 60 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 44 (3.70%) Derivative
5 25 (2.10%) Fixed Income
6 24 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 21 (1.77%) Visualisation
8 17 (1.43%) Computer Science
9 16 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 14 (1.18%) Equities
11 14 (1.18%) SWIFT
12 12 (1.01%) Life Science
13 11 (0.93%) New Media
13 11 (0.93%) Video on Demand
13 11 (0.93%) iPad
13 11 (0.93%) DataPower
14 10 (0.84%) Reference Data
14 10 (0.84%) Mobile App
15 9 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 109 (9.18%) UNIX
2 96 (8.08%) Linux
3 63 (5.30%) Windows
4 18 (1.52%) Solaris
5 9 (0.76%) Android
6 8 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.42%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.34%) AIX
10 3 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.084%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.084%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.084%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.084%) VMS
11 1 (0.084%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 426 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (27.02%) Business Analysis
3 258 (21.72%) UML
4 213 (17.93%) User Stories
5 174 (14.65%) Scrum
6 154 (12.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 145 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 132 (11.11%) Data Modelling
9 116 (9.76%) Test Scripting
10 114 (9.60%) Waterfall
11 112 (9.43%) Project Management
12 108 (9.09%) Workflow
13 90 (7.58%) OO
14 81 (6.82%) SDLC
15 80 (6.73%) SOA
16 76 (6.40%) RUP
16 76 (6.40%) Validation
17 70 (5.89%) Migration
18 68 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
19 67 (5.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 175 (14.73%) SQL
2 107 (9.01%) Java
3 71 (5.98%) JavaScript
4 55 (4.63%) PL/SQL
5 51 (4.29%) C
6 36 (3.03%) C++
7 33 (2.78%) Perl
8 32 (2.69%) Shell Script
9 18 (1.52%) C#
10 14 (1.18%) PHP
11 12 (1.01%) Python
12 10 (0.84%) Ruby
12 10 (0.84%) Groovy
13 8 (0.67%) PowerShell
14 5 (0.42%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.42%) Jython
15 3 (0.25%) VB.NET
15 3 (0.25%) R
16 2 (0.17%) Scala
16 2 (0.17%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 171 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 139 (11.70%) SC Cleared
3 99 (8.33%) Degree
4 97 (8.16%) ISEB
5 68 (5.72%) ISTQB
6 21 (1.77%) CISSP
7 15 (1.26%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.76%) CBAP
9 8 (0.67%) IIBA
9 8 (0.67%) CISM
10 7 (0.59%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.42%) PMP
12 5 (0.42%) CISA
13 4 (0.34%) HND
13 4 (0.34%) CEH
13 4 (0.34%) OSCP
14 3 (0.25%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.39%) QA
2 17 (1.43%) SLA
3 15 (1.26%) Data Quality
4 9 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.67%) Solvency II
6 7 (0.59%) Basel III
6 7 (0.59%) Basel II
7 4 (0.34%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.25%) COBIT
8 3 (0.25%) EMIR
9 2 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.084%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.084%) MiFID
10 1 (0.084%) FATCA
System Software
1 20 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (1.35%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.51%) Firmware
4 4 (0.34%) vSphere
5 3 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.17%) vCloud
6 2 (0.17%) NFS
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.17%) XenApp
6 2 (0.17%) XenServer
7 1 (0.084%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.084%) Squid
7 1 (0.084%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.084%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.084%) KVM
7 1 (0.084%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 81 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (1.09%) CA LISA
3 6 (0.51%) SCCM
3 6 (0.51%) CloudHub
4 5 (0.42%) SCOM
4 5 (0.42%) SCOrch
4 5 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.34%) Puppet
6 3 (0.25%) CORE IMPACT
6 3 (0.25%) OpenView
7 2 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.17%) Nessus
7 2 (0.17%) Nmap
7 2 (0.17%) WebInspect
7 2 (0.17%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.17%) Ansible
8 1 (0.084%) ArcSight ESM
8 1 (0.084%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.084%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.084%) WMI
Vendors
1 137 (11.53%) Microsoft
2 110 (9.26%) Oracle
3 89 (7.49%) HP
4 55 (4.63%) IBM
5 24 (2.02%) VMware
6 20 (1.68%) Remedy
6 20 (1.68%) SAP
7 18 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
7 18 (1.52%) ArcSight
8 17 (1.43%) Citrix
9 13 (1.09%) BMC
9 13 (1.09%) webMethods
10 12 (1.01%) TIBCO
10 12 (1.01%) Cisco
11 11 (0.93%) Guidewire
11 11 (0.93%) Green Hat
11 11 (0.93%) Solace
12 10 (0.84%) Adobe
12 10 (0.84%) SolarWinds
13 9 (0.76%) hybris
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