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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 208 185 189
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs citing Use Case 549 589 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.02% 1.13% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.52% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 353 336
Average daily rate
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£413 £420 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Average hourly rate £32.33 £33.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.62 £23.87 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £155.00 £37.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.33 £33.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-4.22% +7.14%

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -19 482 £411 -2.08% 109
London +5 245 £424 -0.29% 53
South East -43 100 £400 -4.19% 22
City of London +13 40 £419 -16.25% 13
Hampshire +1 35 £397 +32.55% 1
East of England -4 35 £400 -1.23% 5
South West -3 33 £383 - 8
Berkshire -37 33 £400 -11.11% 11
Wales +20 32 £388 -13.88% 2
Yorkshire -5 28 £425 +12.58% 9
Scotland -29 25 £450 +18.42% 3
West Midlands -4 23 £513 +46.42% 1
Essex +10 22 £400 +10.34% 1
West Yorkshire +2 21 £425 +12.58% 8
Wiltshire +11 13 £350 - 2
Surrey +7 13 £388 +40.90% 2
South Wales +4 11 £349 -22.50% 1
Canary Wharf +13 9 £425 -
Swindon +7 9 £495 +33.78% 1
North West -26 9 £375 -9.09% 8
Glasgow +5 8 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -1 7 £371 -17.50% 3
Milton Keynes -2 7 £371 -17.50% 3
Birmingham -11 7 £328 -25.14%
Slough -12 7 £375 -16.66% 2
South Yorkshire +4 6 £300 -
Warwickshire +3 6 £450 +28.57%
East Sussex +2 6 £390 - 1
Reading -1 6 £475 +18.38% 5
Gloucestershire -11 6 £473 -5.50% 1

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 353 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (26.65%) Business Analysis
3 263 (25.86%) UML
4 249 (24.48%) Finance
5 179 (17.60%) User Stories
6 170 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
7 145 (14.26%) Scrum
8 132 (12.98%) Security Cleared
9 122 (12.00%) SQL
10 120 (11.80%) Banking
11 119 (11.70%) Project Management
12 114 (11.21%) SC Cleared
13 111 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
14 108 (10.62%) UNIX
15 107 (10.52%) XML
16 104 (10.23%) Java
16 104 (10.23%) Degree
17 102 (10.03%) Microsoft
18 98 (9.64%) Data Modelling
19 96 (9.44%) Linux
20 93 (9.14%) MS Visio
21 90 (8.85%) Windows
22 89 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
23 82 (8.06%) Workflow
24 81 (7.96%) Oracle
24 81 (7.96%) User Experience
25 80 (7.87%) HTML
25 80 (7.87%) RUP
26 79 (7.77%) OO
26 79 (7.77%) SOA

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 29 (2.85%) WebSphere
2 23 (2.26%) Confluence
3 19 (1.87%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.38%) SharePoint
5 9 (0.88%) CMS
5 9 (0.88%) OpenStack
5 9 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.59%) Mule
6 6 (0.59%) JBoss
7 5 (0.49%) GlassFish
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 4 (0.39%) SAS
8 4 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.29%) Lync
9 3 (0.29%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.20%) Documentum
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.098%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 93 (9.14%) MS Visio
2 71 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 56 (5.51%) MS Office
4 23 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (1.28%) MS Project
6 9 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
7 7 (0.69%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.29%) FrameMaker
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.20%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
3 9 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.49%) Oracle TCA
5 4 (0.39%) Magento
5 4 (0.39%) Maximo
6 3 (0.29%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.29%) Loan IQ
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.29%) Murex MxG2000
6 3 (0.29%) Tridion
6 3 (0.29%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.20%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.20%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.098%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.38%) SaaS
2 6 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.59%) GitHub
3 5 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.49%) PaaS
4 4 (0.39%) IaaS
5 3 (0.29%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.098%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.098%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.098%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (1.97%) TCP/IP
2 17 (1.67%) Internet
3 13 (1.28%) Firewall
4 10 (0.98%) Intranet
5 8 (0.79%) Network Security
5 8 (0.79%) Broadband
5 8 (0.79%) MVNO
6 6 (0.59%) HTTP
6 6 (0.59%) SAN
7 5 (0.49%) VPN
7 5 (0.49%) DHCP
7 5 (0.49%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.39%) Wireless
8 4 (0.39%) LAN
8 4 (0.39%) WAN
8 4 (0.39%) FTP
8 4 (0.39%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.29%) IPv4
9 3 (0.29%) DNS
9 3 (0.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.05%) Relational Database
2 20 (1.97%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (1.57%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.38%) Big Data
6 13 (1.28%) MongoDB
6 13 (1.28%) SQL Server
6 13 (1.28%) Ingres
7 10 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
9 7 (0.69%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.69%) OLAP
9 7 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.59%) Data Mining
11 5 (0.49%) MySQL
12 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (7.08%) JIRA
2 53 (5.21%) Subversion
3 52 (5.11%) Ant
4 49 (4.82%) ClearCase
5 44 (4.33%) NUnit
6 43 (4.23%) GoogleTest
7 42 (4.13%) CppUnit
8 38 (3.74%) SoapUI
9 36 (3.54%) Rational Rose
10 26 (2.56%) Axure RP
11 25 (2.46%) Cucumber
12 22 (2.16%) Jenkins
13 20 (1.97%) CruiseControl
14 19 (1.87%) Selenium
15 18 (1.77%) Eclipse
16 17 (1.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 17 (1.67%) Hudson
17 14 (1.38%) WebDriver
17 14 (1.38%) JUnit
17 14 (1.38%) ClearQuest
General
1 249 (24.48%) Finance
2 120 (11.80%) Banking
3 71 (6.98%) Retail
4 63 (6.19%) Telecoms
5 47 (4.62%) Marketing
6 26 (2.56%) Investment Banking
7 24 (2.36%) Legal
8 21 (2.06%) Retail Banking
9 18 (1.77%) Billing
10 16 (1.57%) Automotive
11 15 (1.47%) Financial Institution
12 14 (1.38%) Front Office
12 14 (1.38%) Publishing
13 12 (1.18%) Back Office
14 11 (1.08%) Military
15 9 (0.88%) Advertising
15 9 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.69%) Law
16 7 (0.69%) Manufacturing
17 6 (0.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 592 (58.21%) Analyst
2 522 (51.33%) Business Analyst
3 87 (8.55%) Developer
4 82 (8.06%) Architect
5 55 (5.41%) Agile Business Analyst
6 48 (4.72%) Consultant
7 38 (3.74%) Senior Analyst
8 37 (3.64%) Systems Analyst
8 37 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
9 34 (3.34%) Senior Business Analyst
10 29 (2.85%) Test Analyst
10 29 (2.85%) Tester
10 29 (2.85%) UML Business Analyst
11 24 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
12 23 (2.26%) Software Engineer
12 23 (2.26%) Java Developer
12 23 (2.26%) Banking Business Analyst
13 18 (1.77%) Designer
13 18 (1.77%) Test Manager
14 17 (1.67%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (10.52%) XML
2 80 (7.87%) HTML
3 65 (6.39%) Web Services
4 54 (5.31%) CSS
5 52 (5.11%) HTML5
6 48 (4.72%) SOAP
7 41 (4.03%) .NET
8 30 (2.95%) Motif
9 28 (2.75%) J2EE
10 26 (2.56%) REST
11 20 (1.97%) XHTML
12 19 (1.87%) Ajax
13 18 (1.77%) TopLink
13 18 (1.77%) CSS3
14 17 (1.67%) JSON
14 17 (1.67%) jQuery
14 17 (1.67%) JAX-WS
15 16 (1.57%) JAX-RS
16 13 (1.28%) wxWidgets
16 13 (1.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 170 (16.72%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (7.96%) User Experience
3 59 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 45 (4.42%) Derivative
5 30 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
6 27 (2.65%) Open Source
7 18 (1.77%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.57%) iPad
9 14 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.08%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.98%) Equities
13 9 (0.88%) DataPower
14 8 (0.79%) New Media
14 8 (0.79%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.69%) Reference Data
16 6 (0.59%) Telematics
16 6 (0.59%) SWIFT
16 6 (0.59%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 108 (10.62%) UNIX
2 96 (9.44%) Linux
3 90 (8.85%) Windows
4 21 (2.06%) Solaris
4 21 (2.06%) Android
5 17 (1.67%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.39%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.39%) AIX
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.29%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.098%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.098%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.098%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 271 (26.65%) Business Analysis
3 263 (25.86%) UML
4 179 (17.60%) User Stories
5 145 (14.26%) Scrum
6 119 (11.70%) Project Management
7 111 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
8 98 (9.64%) Data Modelling
9 89 (8.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 82 (8.06%) Workflow
11 80 (7.87%) RUP
12 79 (7.77%) OO
12 79 (7.77%) SOA
13 77 (7.57%) Test Scripting
14 75 (7.37%) E-Commerce
15 71 (6.98%) Waterfall
16 68 (6.69%) Software Engineering
17 65 (6.39%) Validation
18 62 (6.10%) CRM
18 62 (6.10%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 122 (12.00%) SQL
2 104 (10.23%) Java
3 64 (6.29%) JavaScript
4 59 (5.80%) C
5 45 (4.42%) C++
6 20 (1.97%) PL/SQL
7 19 (1.87%) Python
8 14 (1.38%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.38%) Groovy
9 13 (1.28%) C#
10 11 (1.08%) Ruby
11 9 (0.88%) Perl
11 9 (0.88%) Scala
12 7 (0.69%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.59%) VB
14 5 (0.49%) Jython
15 4 (0.39%) XPath
15 4 (0.39%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 114 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 104 (10.23%) Degree
4 71 (6.98%) ISEB
5 27 (2.65%) ISTQB
6 25 (2.46%) CISSP
7 22 (2.16%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.98%) CBAP
9 9 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.59%) OSCP
10 6 (0.59%) CISA
10 6 (0.59%) CEH
11 5 (0.49%) ISSAP
11 5 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.49%) HND
11 5 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 5 (0.49%) IIBA
12 4 (0.39%) CISM
13 3 (0.29%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.20%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (5.60%) QA
2 10 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.79%) SLA
4 5 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.39%) Basel III
6 3 (0.29%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.29%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.20%) Basel II
8 1 (0.098%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.098%) WCAG
8 1 (0.098%) FATCA
8 1 (0.098%) EMIR
System Software
1 13 (1.28%) Active Directory
2 12 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (0.98%) Firmware
4 9 (0.88%) vSphere
5 8 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.20%) XenApp
7 1 (0.098%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.098%) HDFS
7 1 (0.098%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 34 (3.34%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
3 11 (1.08%) Nessus
4 9 (0.88%) CA LISA
5 5 (0.49%) CORE IMPACT
5 5 (0.49%) Nmap
5 5 (0.49%) WebInspect
6 3 (0.29%) OpenView
7 2 (0.20%) SCCM
7 2 (0.20%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.098%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.098%) MOM
8 1 (0.098%) WMI
Vendors
1 102 (10.03%) Microsoft
2 81 (7.96%) Oracle
3 51 (5.01%) IBM
4 37 (3.64%) HP
5 30 (2.95%) SAP
6 18 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (1.57%) TIBCO
8 15 (1.47%) Red Hat
9 13 (1.28%) hybris
10 12 (1.18%) Cisco
11 11 (1.08%) ArcSight
11 11 (1.08%) VMware
12 10 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
12 10 (0.98%) Adobe
12 10 (0.98%) Remedy
12 10 (0.98%) BMC
13 9 (0.88%) Apple
13 9 (0.88%) webMethods
13 9 (0.88%) SolarWinds
13 9 (0.88%) Green Hat
Durham, County Durham
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £650 per day + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £55k - 65k per year + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Talent International
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £368 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 8 days ago