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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 202 177 169
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -8
Contract jobs citing Use Case 598 637 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.07% 1.21% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.65% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 399 420
Average daily rate
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£400 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 13
Average hourly rate £37.64 £31.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.44% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.62 £13.40 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £37.80 £74.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.64 £36.90 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +13.53%

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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 -39 519 £400 -4.76% 77
London -53 237 £422 -4.09% 37
South East -16 108 £350 - 11
East of England +4 61 £425 +6.25% 5
Scotland +29 60 £400 +5.26% 6
Edinburgh +23 45 £411 +8.22% 4
City of London -50 35 £420 -2.32% 12
Kent +18 27 £350 -
West Midlands -5 26 £400 +14.28% 8
Berkshire -15 24 £375 +7.14% 4
North West +7 23 £369 +9.25% 5
Tunbridge Wells - 22 £350 -
Essex +9 20 £325 -3.70% 2
South West -28 19 £410 +2.82% 5
Hampshire -13 17 £300 -36.84% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 16 £340 -5.55% 2
East Midlands -1 16 £450 +14.28% 3
Bedfordshire - 15 £450 - 3
Manchester -3 13 £369 +9.25% 4
Docklands, London +14 11 £500 -4.76% 1
Birmingham +9 11 £425 +13.33% 2
Yorkshire +1 11 £350 -6.66% 3
Suffolk -3 10 £425 -
Hertfordshire -7 10 £375 -9.09%
Nottinghamshire +19 9 £505 +39.31% 2
Milton Keynes +5 9 £340 -5.55% 1
Ipswich +1 9 £425 +3.03%
East Sussex - 9 - - 1
Newbury +10 8 £375 -11.76%
South Wales -4 8 £375 +11.94% 6

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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.

1 380 (31.59%) UML
2 305 (25.35%) Business Analysis
3 277 (23.03%) Finance
4 171 (14.21%) SQL
5 164 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 157 (13.05%) Data Modelling
8 147 (12.22%) User Stories
9 141 (11.72%) Project Management
10 131 (10.89%) Banking
11 129 (10.72%) Degree
12 127 (10.56%) Oracle
13 122 (10.14%) E-Commerce
14 121 (10.06%) Workflow
15 119 (9.89%) Retail
15 119 (9.89%) Java
16 113 (9.39%) SOA
16 113 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
17 112 (9.31%) Scrum
18 104 (8.65%) XML
19 101 (8.40%) MS Visio
20 100 (8.31%) QA
21 97 (8.06%) CRM
22 95 (7.90%) Microsoft
23 83 (6.90%) MS Excel
24 80 (6.65%) OO
25 76 (6.32%) ISEB
26 75 (6.23%) JIRA
27 74 (6.15%) Web Services
28 71 (5.90%) TDD

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 45 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 31 (2.58%) WebSphere
3 24 (2.00%) CMS
4 20 (1.66%) WebLogic
5 14 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 13 (1.08%) Confluence
7 8 (0.67%) Lync
8 7 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (0.50%) Apache
9 6 (0.50%) SAS
9 6 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (0.50%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.42%) IIS
11 4 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.25%) Documentum
12 3 (0.25%) Oracle Service Bus
12 3 (0.25%) TIBCO EMS
12 3 (0.25%) Drupal
13 2 (0.17%) GlassFish
Applications
1 101 (8.40%) MS Visio
2 83 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 44 (3.66%) MS Office
4 24 (2.00%) MS Project
5 21 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.42%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.25%) InDesign
7 3 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.083%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.083%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.33%) Loan IQ
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.25%) Finacle
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.25%) FLEXCUBE
5 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.17%) Maximo
6 1 (0.083%) Tridion
6 1 (0.083%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.083%) LongView
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.083%) RMDS
6 1 (0.083%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.25%) Office 365
2 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.17%) IaaS
3 2 (0.17%) SaaS
3 2 (0.17%) PaaS
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.083%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.083%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.083%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 63 (5.24%) Internet
2 18 (1.50%) Firewall
3 16 (1.33%) HTTP
4 14 (1.16%) Intranet
5 11 (0.91%) Wireless
6 10 (0.83%) FTP
6 10 (0.83%) NAS
7 9 (0.75%) Telnet
7 9 (0.75%) DHCP
7 9 (0.75%) Broadband
8 8 (0.67%) TCP/IP
9 7 (0.58%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.50%) VoIP
10 6 (0.50%) Extranet
11 5 (0.42%) DNS
11 5 (0.42%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.33%) Network Security
12 4 (0.33%) LTE
12 4 (0.33%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (0.25%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 46 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 43 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (2.49%) Oracle Database
5 28 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (1.66%) Essbase
7 17 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 16 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 14 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (1.16%) RDBMS
10 13 (1.08%) OLAP
11 12 (1.00%) MS Access
12 11 (0.91%) Data Mining
12 11 (0.91%) Oracle OLAP
13 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (0.75%) EDRMS
14 9 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (0.67%) Crystal Reports
15 8 (0.67%) MySQL
16 7 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 75 (6.23%) JIRA
2 25 (2.08%) Ant
3 24 (2.00%) Selenium
4 21 (1.75%) Subversion
5 18 (1.50%) NUnit
6 17 (1.41%) Maven
6 17 (1.41%) JUnit
6 17 (1.41%) RequisitePro
7 16 (1.33%) Rational Rose
8 13 (1.08%) ClearCase
9 12 (1.00%) Bugzilla
9 12 (1.00%) Axure RP
10 11 (0.91%) Eclipse
11 10 (0.83%) Toad
11 10 (0.83%) CppUnit
11 10 (0.83%) GoogleTest
12 9 (0.75%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 9 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (0.75%) Visual Studio
13 8 (0.67%) ClearQuest
General
1 277 (23.03%) Finance
2 131 (10.89%) Banking
3 119 (9.89%) Retail
4 65 (5.40%) Telecoms
5 64 (5.32%) Marketing
6 44 (3.66%) Investment Banking
7 43 (3.57%) Billing
8 35 (2.91%) Legal
9 28 (2.33%) Games
10 26 (2.16%) Front Office
11 25 (2.08%) Back Office
12 15 (1.25%) Law
13 12 (1.00%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.00%) Automotive
14 10 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.83%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.75%) Publishing
16 5 (0.42%) Local Government
17 4 (0.33%) Wholesale Banking
17 4 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 817 (67.91%) Analyst
2 718 (59.68%) Business Analyst
3 126 (10.47%) Developer
4 91 (7.56%) Architect
5 89 (7.40%) Agile Business Analyst
6 65 (5.40%) Systems Analyst
7 63 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
8 53 (4.41%) Senior Business Analyst
9 49 (4.07%) Solutions Architect
9 49 (4.07%) Designer
10 46 (3.82%) Business Systems Analyst
11 36 (2.99%) Mobile Developer
12 32 (2.66%) Consultant
13 31 (2.58%) Banking Business Analyst
14 27 (2.24%) UML Business Analyst
15 25 (2.08%) Insurance Business Analyst
16 24 (2.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
16 24 (2.00%) Project Manager
16 24 (2.00%) Java Developer
17 23 (1.91%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (8.65%) XML
2 74 (6.15%) Web Services
3 64 (5.32%) .NET
4 63 (5.24%) JSON
5 59 (4.90%) HTML
6 54 (4.49%) REST
7 48 (3.99%) CSS
8 44 (3.66%) J2EE
9 43 (3.57%) OAuth
10 37 (3.08%) Spring
11 34 (2.83%) Hibernate
12 31 (2.58%) JSF
12 31 (2.58%) JPA
13 24 (2.00%) Java EE
14 22 (1.83%) SOAP
14 22 (1.83%) XSLT
14 22 (1.83%) Unity DI Container
15 20 (1.66%) Apache CXF
15 20 (1.66%) Ajax
16 19 (1.58%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 60 (4.99%) Management Information System
2 52 (4.32%) Mobile App
3 31 (2.58%) Derivative
4 26 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 17 (1.41%) Credit Risk
5 17 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.25%) iPad
7 13 (1.08%) Firmware
7 13 (1.08%) AS400
8 11 (0.91%) GIS
8 11 (0.91%) Statistics
8 11 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (0.83%) Fixed Income
10 9 (0.75%) NHS
11 8 (0.67%) W3C
11 8 (0.67%) Equities
11 8 (0.67%) SWIFT
11 8 (0.67%) Video on Demand
11 8 (0.67%) Market Risk
12 7 (0.58%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (3.99%) UNIX
2 46 (3.82%) Windows
3 41 (3.41%) Linux
4 10 (0.83%) Android
4 10 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (0.67%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.50%) Solaris
7 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.33%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.33%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.083%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.083%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 380 (31.59%) UML
2 305 (25.35%) Business Analysis
3 164 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (13.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 157 (13.05%) Data Modelling
6 147 (12.22%) User Stories
7 141 (11.72%) Project Management
8 122 (10.14%) E-Commerce
9 121 (10.06%) Workflow
10 113 (9.39%) SOA
10 113 (9.39%) User Acceptance Testing
11 112 (9.31%) Scrum
12 97 (8.06%) CRM
13 80 (6.65%) OO
14 71 (5.90%) TDD
15 70 (5.82%) Migration
16 69 (5.74%) Validation
16 69 (5.74%) Data Analysis
17 64 (5.32%) BPMN
18 63 (5.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 171 (14.21%) SQL
2 119 (9.89%) Java
3 58 (4.82%) JavaScript
4 32 (2.66%) PL/SQL
5 31 (2.58%) C#
6 29 (2.41%) C
7 21 (1.75%) VB
8 20 (1.66%) T-SQL
9 16 (1.33%) VBScript
9 16 (1.33%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.16%) Ruby
11 12 (1.00%) VBA
11 12 (1.00%) Perl
12 10 (0.83%) PHP
12 10 (0.83%) C++
12 10 (0.83%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.67%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.58%) Python
14 7 (0.58%) VB6
15 3 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (10.72%) Degree
2 76 (6.32%) ISEB
3 67 (5.57%) Security Cleared
4 47 (3.91%) SC Cleared
5 15 (1.25%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 12 (1.00%) IIBA
7 11 (0.91%) CBAP
7 11 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 8 (0.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (0.50%) CISSP
10 5 (0.42%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.25%) CISA
11 3 (0.25%) GCIA
11 3 (0.25%) GCIH
12 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.17%) CCA
12 2 (0.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (8.31%) QA
2 14 (1.16%) WCAG
3 9 (0.75%) Dodd-Frank
3 9 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.67%) EMIR
5 5 (0.42%) Basel III
5 5 (0.42%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.25%) MiFID
7 2 (0.17%) P3O
7 2 (0.17%) Basel II
8 1 (0.083%) BS15000
8 1 (0.083%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.083%) FATCA
8 1 (0.083%) COREP
8 1 (0.083%) FINREP
8 1 (0.083%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (0.42%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.33%) XenApp
3 2 (0.17%) vCloud
4 1 (0.083%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.083%) KVM
4 1 (0.083%) Xen
4 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.083%) NDS
4 1 (0.083%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.33%) WMI
2 4 (0.33%) SCCM
2 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
3 3 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.17%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.083%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.083%) Puppet
5 1 (0.083%) Nagios
5 1 (0.083%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.083%) Salt
Vendors
1 127 (10.56%) Oracle
2 95 (7.90%) Microsoft
3 46 (3.82%) Google
4 44 (3.66%) Twitter
5 42 (3.49%) Facebook
5 42 (3.49%) IBM
6 33 (2.74%) JBoss
7 22 (1.83%) SAP
7 22 (1.83%) HP
8 21 (1.75%) hybris
9 15 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (1.16%) Adobe
10 14 (1.16%) Siebel
11 13 (1.08%) Hyperion
12 11 (0.91%) ATG
13 10 (0.83%) TIBCO
14 8 (0.67%) Sybase
15 7 (0.58%) Business Objects
16 6 (0.50%) Citrix
16 6 (0.50%) VMware
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £480 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Rate: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits package.
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Incisive Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £525 - £585 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £500.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Edinburgh
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £500 per annum + Expenses
Posted: 21 days ago