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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 231 195 196
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +1
Contract jobs citing Use Case 464 495 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.03% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.38% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 301 313
Average daily rate
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£400 £415 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £307 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.80 £27.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £89.00 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 -38 417 £401 -3.37% 119
London -44 187 £418 -1.76% 47
South East +5 103 £394 +1.02% 28
City of London +6 50 £410 -8.88% 15
Hampshire +1 42 £345 +12.37% 4
South West -4 36 £369 -0.33% 9
Berkshire +1 35 £400 -4.70% 5
East of England +6 29 £425 +1.49% 9
West Midlands +8 28 £345 +9.52% 4
Scotland +5 25 £425 +13.33% 2
Wales -7 17 £348 -13.12%
South Wales -10 15 £348 -13.12%
Maidenhead +17 13 £287 -
Edinburgh +1 13 £413 +2.80% 2
Wiltshire -6 12 £350 - 3
Yorkshire -8 12 £365 +1.03% 5
Hertfordshire +11 11 £404 -2.41% 2
Surrey -12 10 £463 +13.49% 8
North West -22 10 £406 -9.72% 9
Cambridgeshire -4 9 £428 +6.87% 2
Salisbury +8 8 £350 +12.00%
Birmingham 0 8 £345 -31.00% 2
East Midlands +15 7 £369 -13.23% 4
Essex 0 7 £415 +4.40%
Peterborough -3 7 £440 +10.00% 1
Cardiff -4 7 £375 -6.25%
West Yorkshire -6 7 £450 +18.42% 4
Gloucestershire -10 7 £650 - 3
Kent - 7 £413 - 1
South Yorkshire +2 6 £300 -15.19%

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 333 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (28.63%) UML
3 229 (24.11%) Business Analysis
4 213 (22.42%) Finance
5 165 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
6 138 (14.53%) User Stories
7 123 (12.95%) Scrum
8 122 (12.84%) Banking
9 121 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
10 112 (11.79%) SQL
10 112 (11.79%) Project Management
11 105 (11.05%) Java
12 102 (10.74%) Data Modelling
13 93 (9.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 91 (9.58%) Degree
15 89 (9.37%) E-Commerce
16 86 (9.05%) Microsoft
17 85 (8.95%) XML
18 83 (8.74%) SOA
18 83 (8.74%) Security Cleared
19 82 (8.63%) MS Visio
20 81 (8.53%) UNIX
21 80 (8.42%) Workflow
22 79 (8.32%) Oracle
23 76 (8.00%) OO
23 76 (8.00%) Retail
24 75 (7.89%) Windows
25 71 (7.47%) QA
26 70 (7.37%) RUP
26 70 (7.37%) HTML

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (2.74%) WebSphere
2 16 (1.68%) WebLogic
3 15 (1.58%) SharePoint
4 14 (1.47%) JBoss
5 11 (1.16%) Confluence
6 7 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (0.74%) Lync
7 6 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.53%) GlassFish
8 5 (0.53%) CMS
9 4 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.32%) Mule
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (0.32%) Documentum
10 3 (0.32%) SAS
11 2 (0.21%) Apache
11 2 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.21%) Smallworld
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 82 (8.63%) MS Visio
2 66 (6.95%) MS Excel
3 46 (4.84%) MS Office
4 18 (1.89%) MS Project
5 15 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 11 (1.16%) OmniGraffle
7 9 (0.95%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.32%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.74%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.53%) Maximo
6 3 (0.32%) Finacle
6 3 (0.32%) FLEXCUBE
6 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.32%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.32%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.32%) Murex MxG2000
7 2 (0.21%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.21%) Magento
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.47%) SaaS
2 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.32%) GitHub
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.21%) IaaS
6 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.32%) Internet
2 12 (1.26%) Intranet
3 9 (0.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.84%) MVNO
5 7 (0.74%) Firewall
6 6 (0.63%) SAN
7 5 (0.53%) Network Security
7 5 (0.53%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.53%) VPN
7 5 (0.53%) HTTP
8 4 (0.42%) Extranet
8 4 (0.42%) LTE
8 4 (0.42%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (0.32%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (0.32%) LAN
9 3 (0.32%) VoIP
9 3 (0.32%) WAN
9 3 (0.32%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.21%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.84%) Relational Database
2 17 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (1.68%) SQL Server
4 15 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.58%) Data Mining
5 13 (1.37%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.37%) Ingres
6 10 (1.05%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.95%) Big Data
8 8 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (0.74%) MySQL
9 7 (0.74%) OLAP
10 6 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.53%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.53%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.53%) MS Access
11 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 53 (5.58%) JIRA
2 42 (4.42%) Ant
3 41 (4.32%) Subversion
4 40 (4.21%) ClearCase
5 35 (3.68%) NUnit
6 34 (3.58%) GoogleTest
7 33 (3.47%) CppUnit
8 27 (2.84%) Rational Rose
9 24 (2.53%) Cucumber
10 23 (2.42%) SoapUI
10 23 (2.42%) Jenkins
11 21 (2.21%) CruiseControl
12 18 (1.89%) Hudson
13 16 (1.68%) Selenium
14 15 (1.58%) ClearQuest
15 14 (1.47%) Eclipse
15 14 (1.47%) WebDriver
16 13 (1.37%) Rational DOORS
17 12 (1.26%) JUnit
18 11 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 213 (22.42%) Finance
2 122 (12.84%) Banking
3 76 (8.00%) Retail
4 49 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 42 (4.42%) Marketing
6 25 (2.63%) Legal
7 23 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.42%) Retail Banking
8 18 (1.89%) Front Office
9 17 (1.79%) Billing
10 15 (1.58%) Back Office
11 12 (1.26%) Automotive
12 11 (1.16%) Law
12 11 (1.16%) Games
12 11 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (1.05%) Military
13 10 (1.05%) Advertising
14 9 (0.95%) Manufacturing
15 7 (0.74%) Wholesale Banking
16 6 (0.63%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 558 (58.74%) Analyst
2 494 (52.00%) Business Analyst
3 78 (8.21%) Architect
4 77 (8.11%) Developer
5 48 (5.05%) Agile Business Analyst
6 45 (4.74%) Senior Analyst
7 43 (4.53%) Senior Business Analyst
8 42 (4.42%) Consultant
9 36 (3.79%) Systems Analyst
10 31 (3.26%) Designer
10 31 (3.26%) Solutions Architect
11 27 (2.84%) Systems Engineer
11 27 (2.84%) Banking Business Analyst
12 25 (2.63%) UML Business Analyst
13 22 (2.32%) Test Analyst
14 21 (2.21%) Technical Analyst
15 19 (2.00%) Lead Business Analyst
16 18 (1.89%) Software Engineer
16 18 (1.89%) Project Manager
16 18 (1.89%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (8.95%) XML
2 70 (7.37%) HTML
3 59 (6.21%) Web Services
4 56 (5.89%) CSS
5 38 (4.00%) .NET
6 35 (3.68%) HTML5
7 32 (3.37%) SOAP
8 28 (2.95%) J2EE
9 26 (2.74%) Motif
10 22 (2.32%) REST
11 17 (1.79%) Ajax
11 17 (1.79%) JSON
11 17 (1.79%) XHTML
12 14 (1.47%) Hibernate
12 14 (1.47%) JAX-RS
12 14 (1.47%) CSS3
13 13 (1.37%) jQuery
13 13 (1.37%) JAX-WS
13 13 (1.37%) wxWidgets
13 13 (1.37%) TopLink
Miscellaneous
1 165 (17.37%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (7.26%) Management Information System
3 63 (6.63%) User Experience
4 31 (3.26%) Derivative
5 30 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.53%) Open Source
7 21 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.00%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.47%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.16%) Reference Data
11 10 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 10 (1.05%) iPad
12 9 (0.95%) SWIFT
13 8 (0.84%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.74%) Video on Demand
14 7 (0.74%) NHS
15 6 (0.63%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.63%) EFT
15 6 (0.63%) Statistics
15 6 (0.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 81 (8.53%) UNIX
2 75 (7.89%) Windows
3 67 (7.05%) Linux
4 19 (2.00%) Android
5 18 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 16 (1.68%) Solaris
7 11 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.63%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.42%) Windows Phone
12 3 (0.32%) AIX
13 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.11%) HPUX
14 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 333 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
2 272 (28.63%) UML
3 229 (24.11%) Business Analysis
4 138 (14.53%) User Stories
5 123 (12.95%) Scrum
6 121 (12.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 112 (11.79%) Project Management
8 102 (10.74%) Data Modelling
9 93 (9.79%) User Acceptance Testing
10 89 (9.37%) E-Commerce
11 83 (8.74%) SOA
12 80 (8.42%) Workflow
13 76 (8.00%) OO
14 70 (7.37%) RUP
15 69 (7.26%) Waterfall
16 65 (6.84%) BPMN
17 59 (6.21%) Validation
18 58 (6.11%) Software Engineering
19 56 (5.89%) Requirements Management
20 55 (5.79%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 112 (11.79%) SQL
2 105 (11.05%) Java
3 51 (5.37%) JavaScript
4 46 (4.84%) C
5 33 (3.47%) C++
6 21 (2.21%) Python
7 15 (1.58%) C#
8 13 (1.37%) Groovy
9 9 (0.95%) Scala
9 9 (0.95%) PowerShell
9 9 (0.95%) Ruby
10 8 (0.84%) VBScript
11 7 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.74%) VB
12 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.53%) VBA
14 4 (0.42%) Jython
14 4 (0.42%) XPath
15 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (9.58%) Degree
2 83 (8.74%) Security Cleared
3 69 (7.26%) SC Cleared
4 59 (6.21%) ISEB
5 14 (1.47%) CISSP
6 13 (1.37%) ISTQB
7 11 (1.16%) CBAP
8 10 (1.05%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (0.53%) IIBA
9 5 (0.53%) ISSAP
9 5 (0.53%) CISA
10 3 (0.32%) OSCP
10 3 (0.32%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.32%) CEH
10 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.21%) MBA
12 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.11%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (7.47%) QA
2 5 (0.53%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.53%) SLA
3 4 (0.42%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.32%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.21%) Basel III
5 2 (0.21%) UCITS
6 1 (0.11%) EMIR
6 1 (0.11%) FATCA
6 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
1 11 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (1.05%) Firmware
3 7 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (0.63%) XenApp
4 6 (0.63%) vSphere
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.32%) Nmap
7 1 (0.11%) vCloud
7 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 23 (2.42%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.95%) Nessus
3 6 (0.63%) SCCM
4 5 (0.53%) SCOrch
4 5 (0.53%) WMI
5 3 (0.32%) CA LISA
5 3 (0.32%) CORE IMPACT
5 3 (0.32%) WebInspect
6 1 (0.11%) MOM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 86 (9.05%) Microsoft
2 79 (8.32%) Oracle
3 43 (4.53%) IBM
4 32 (3.37%) SAP
5 23 (2.42%) HP
6 16 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.37%) TIBCO
8 12 (1.26%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.05%) Pega
10 9 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (0.95%) Adobe
11 8 (0.84%) Siebel
12 7 (0.74%) Citrix
12 7 (0.74%) Misys
13 6 (0.63%) Cisco
13 6 (0.63%) Remedy
13 6 (0.63%) Open Text
13 6 (0.63%) Google
13 6 (0.63%) ArcSight
13 6 (0.63%) hybris
Slough, Berkshire
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £550 per day Dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £328.13 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
England
Enterprise Partners
Rate: £70 - £80 per hour + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago