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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 242 203 182
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -21
Contract jobs citing Use Case 469 514 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 1.00% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.35% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 310 338
Average daily rate
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£400 £401 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.31% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £23.87 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.63%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -55 425 £400 -2.43% 93
London -64 178 £424 -0.29% 52
South East +23 123 £338 -11.47% 13
Hampshire +16 45 £305 -9.72% 2
City of London -11 43 £413 -10.13% 24
Berkshire +16 37 £299 -23.33% 6
East of England -14 28 £425 +8.97% 11
Scotland +12 26 £400 +14.28%
South West -28 24 £350 -7.28% 5
West Midlands -10 23 £394 -17.10% 4
Edinburgh +4 20 £400 -
North West -7 20 £370 -17.77% 4
Hook -8 17 £305 -0.75%
East Midlands +17 16 £419 - 1
South Wales -13 15 £280 -30.00% 1
Wales -17 15 £280 -30.00% 1
Maidenhead +10 13 £287 -26.06%
Northamptonshire -2 13 £466 -
Buckinghamshire -13 12 £345 -6.44% 2
Northampton 0 10 £483 -
Manchester -3 10 £350 +13.82% 3
Milton Keynes -15 10 £345 -6.44% 1
Cheshire +8 9 £531 +11.84%
Essex -6 9 £425 - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £428 +17.93% 3
West Yorkshire -9 9 £450 +18.42% 2
Wiltshire -11 9 £350 - 2
Yorkshire -12 9 £450 +20.80% 3
Cardiff -5 8 £280 -30.00% 1
Hertfordshire +1 7 £361 -7.37% 6

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 340 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (28.70%) UML
3 272 (26.82%) Business Analysis
4 225 (22.19%) Finance
5 157 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
6 141 (13.91%) User Stories
7 130 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 124 (12.23%) SQL
9 121 (11.93%) Project Management
10 115 (11.34%) Banking
11 113 (11.14%) Data Modelling
12 108 (10.65%) Scrum
13 103 (10.16%) E-Commerce
13 103 (10.16%) Java
14 102 (10.06%) Workflow
15 98 (9.66%) Degree
16 97 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
16 97 (9.57%) XML
17 94 (9.27%) MS Visio
18 93 (9.17%) Retail
19 91 (8.97%) SOA
19 91 (8.97%) Oracle
20 84 (8.28%) Security Cleared
21 83 (8.19%) Microsoft
22 78 (7.69%) QA
23 77 (7.59%) BPMN
24 76 (7.50%) Management Information System
25 75 (7.40%) RUP
26 74 (7.30%) Windows
27 72 (7.10%) User Experience

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (3.16%) WebSphere
2 26 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 18 (1.78%) WebLogic
4 13 (1.28%) JBoss
4 13 (1.28%) Confluence
5 8 (0.79%) Lync
5 8 (0.79%) CMS
6 6 (0.59%) OpenStack
6 6 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.59%) SAS
7 5 (0.49%) Documentum
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
7 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.39%) IIS
9 3 (0.30%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.30%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 94 (9.27%) MS Visio
2 68 (6.71%) MS Excel
3 46 (4.54%) MS Office
4 19 (1.87%) MS Project
5 13 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (0.79%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.30%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.30%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.099%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.099%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.099%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 15 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 11 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.69%) Loan IQ
5 5 (0.49%) Maximo
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.30%) Murex MxG2000
7 3 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.30%) FLEXCUBE
7 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.30%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.30%) Finacle
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.20%) Magento
8 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP CO
8 2 (0.20%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.20%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.08%) SaaS
2 8 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.20%) IaaS
4 2 (0.20%) PaaS
5 1 (0.099%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.099%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.099%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (3.55%) Internet
2 13 (1.28%) Intranet
3 11 (1.08%) Firewall
4 8 (0.79%) HTTP
5 6 (0.59%) MVNO
5 6 (0.59%) Extranet
5 6 (0.59%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.49%) VPN
6 5 (0.49%) SAN
6 5 (0.49%) Network Security
7 4 (0.39%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.39%) FTP
8 3 (0.30%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.30%) VoIP
8 3 (0.30%) DNS
8 3 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.30%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.30%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.20%) LTE
9 2 (0.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (2.27%) Relational Database
2 22 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 18 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
4 15 (1.48%) Data Mining
5 12 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.18%) Ingres
6 10 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 9 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.69%) OLAP
9 7 (0.69%) MS Access
9 7 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
10 6 (0.59%) MySQL
11 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.49%) Essbase
11 5 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.39%) Big Data
12 4 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 55 (5.42%) JIRA
2 38 (3.75%) Ant
3 32 (3.16%) Subversion
4 31 (3.06%) ClearCase
5 28 (2.76%) NUnit
6 27 (2.66%) GoogleTest
7 26 (2.56%) CppUnit
8 25 (2.47%) Rational Rose
9 22 (2.17%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.97%) Selenium
10 20 (1.97%) SoapUI
11 17 (1.68%) CruiseControl
11 17 (1.68%) Jenkins
12 16 (1.58%) ClearQuest
13 15 (1.48%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.48%) RequisitePro
14 13 (1.28%) Hudson
15 12 (1.18%) JUnit
16 11 (1.08%) Git (software)
16 11 (1.08%) WebDriver
General
1 225 (22.19%) Finance
2 115 (11.34%) Banking
3 93 (9.17%) Retail
4 52 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 44 (4.34%) Marketing
6 29 (2.86%) Investment Banking
7 23 (2.27%) Billing
8 21 (2.07%) Legal
9 20 (1.97%) Back Office
10 19 (1.87%) Games
11 18 (1.78%) Front Office
12 17 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
13 15 (1.48%) Retail Banking
14 13 (1.28%) Manufacturing
14 13 (1.28%) Automotive
15 12 (1.18%) Military
16 10 (0.99%) Advertising
17 8 (0.79%) Law
18 7 (0.69%) Wholesale Banking
19 5 (0.49%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 631 (62.23%) Analyst
2 567 (55.92%) Business Analyst
3 84 (8.28%) Developer
4 81 (7.99%) Architect
5 54 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
6 53 (5.23%) Agile Business Analyst
7 51 (5.03%) Senior Business Analyst
8 40 (3.94%) Consultant
9 39 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
10 31 (3.06%) Banking Business Analyst
11 29 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
12 27 (2.66%) UML Business Analyst
13 26 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
13 26 (2.56%) Designer
14 21 (2.07%) Lead Business Analyst
15 19 (1.87%) Senior Systems Engineer
16 18 (1.78%) Business Systems Analyst
17 17 (1.68%) Project Manager
17 17 (1.68%) Insurance Business Analyst
17 17 (1.68%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (9.57%) XML
2 71 (7.00%) HTML
3 58 (5.72%) Web Services
4 54 (5.33%) CSS
5 38 (3.75%) .NET
6 34 (3.35%) J2EE
7 31 (3.06%) HTML5
8 29 (2.86%) REST
9 27 (2.66%) JSON
10 23 (2.27%) SOAP
11 22 (2.17%) Motif
12 20 (1.97%) XHTML
13 19 (1.87%) Spring
14 17 (1.68%) Ajax
15 16 (1.58%) OAuth
16 13 (1.28%) Hibernate
16 13 (1.28%) CSS3
17 12 (1.18%) JAX-RS
17 12 (1.18%) wxWidgets
17 12 (1.18%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 157 (15.48%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (7.50%) Management Information System
3 72 (7.10%) User Experience
4 33 (3.25%) Derivative
4 33 (3.25%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 19 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.48%) Open Source
8 14 (1.38%) Reference Data
9 13 (1.28%) iPad
10 11 (1.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.08%) Fixed Income
11 10 (0.99%) SWIFT
11 10 (0.99%) Data Structures
12 8 (0.79%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.69%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.69%) Video on Demand
14 6 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (0.59%) Statistics
14 6 (0.59%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.30%) Windows
2 71 (7.00%) UNIX
3 59 (5.82%) Linux
4 20 (1.97%) Apple iOS
5 19 (1.87%) Android
6 14 (1.38%) Solaris
7 8 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.59%) Ubuntu
9 5 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.39%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.099%) HPUX
13 1 (0.099%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.099%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 340 (33.53%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (28.70%) UML
3 272 (26.82%) Business Analysis
4 141 (13.91%) User Stories
5 130 (12.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (11.93%) Project Management
7 113 (11.14%) Data Modelling
8 108 (10.65%) Scrum
9 103 (10.16%) E-Commerce
10 102 (10.06%) Workflow
11 97 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 91 (8.97%) SOA
13 77 (7.59%) BPMN
14 75 (7.40%) RUP
15 71 (7.00%) OO
16 66 (6.51%) Validation
17 61 (6.02%) Requirements Management
18 60 (5.92%) Software Engineering
19 59 (5.82%) TDD
19 59 (5.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 124 (12.23%) SQL
2 103 (10.16%) Java
3 48 (4.73%) JavaScript
4 41 (4.04%) C
5 26 (2.56%) C++
6 19 (1.87%) Python
7 16 (1.58%) C#
8 13 (1.28%) VB
9 11 (1.08%) Ruby
10 10 (0.99%) VBA
11 8 (0.79%) PowerShell
11 8 (0.79%) Groovy
11 8 (0.79%) T-SQL
12 7 (0.69%) VBScript
13 6 (0.59%) Scala
13 6 (0.59%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.59%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.39%) XPath
15 3 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 2 (0.20%) Jython
Qualifications
1 98 (9.66%) Degree
2 84 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 68 (6.71%) SC Cleared
4 53 (5.23%) ISEB
5 16 (1.58%) DV Cleared
6 14 (1.38%) CISSP
7 10 (0.99%) CBAP
8 7 (0.69%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.49%) CISA
10 5 (0.49%) ISSAP
10 5 (0.49%) IIBA
11 3 (0.30%) HND
11 3 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.30%) CEH
11 3 (0.30%) OSCP
12 2 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.20%) MBA
13 1 (0.099%) HNC
13 1 (0.099%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.39%) SLA
4 3 (0.30%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.30%) EMIR
4 3 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 3 (0.30%) Basel III
5 2 (0.20%) FATCA
5 2 (0.20%) UCITS
6 1 (0.099%) Basel II
6 1 (0.099%) MiFID
6 1 (0.099%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (1.48%) Firmware
1 15 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
1 15 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
2 9 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.59%) vSphere
4 4 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.39%) XenApp
4 4 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.30%) Nmap
6 1 (0.099%) Xen
6 1 (0.099%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.099%) KVM
6 1 (0.099%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 21 (2.07%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.89%) Nessus
3 4 (0.39%) SCOrch
3 4 (0.39%) SCCM
3 4 (0.39%) WMI
4 3 (0.30%) WebInspect
4 3 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (0.20%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.099%) Nagios
6 1 (0.099%) Salt
6 1 (0.099%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (0.099%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.099%) Puppet
Vendors
1 91 (8.97%) Oracle
2 83 (8.19%) Microsoft
3 50 (4.93%) IBM
4 27 (2.66%) SAP
5 25 (2.47%) HP
6 18 (1.78%) Google
7 17 (1.68%) Twitter
8 15 (1.48%) TIBCO
8 15 (1.48%) Facebook
9 13 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
10 12 (1.18%) Adobe
11 10 (0.99%) Red Hat
11 10 (0.99%) Siebel
12 9 (0.89%) Pega
12 9 (0.89%) hybris
13 7 (0.69%) Murex
13 7 (0.69%) Misys
13 7 (0.69%) ArcSight
14 6 (0.59%) Open Text
14 6 (0.59%) Cisco
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Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
People Source
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Bracknell, Berkshire
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Rate: £300 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
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Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glastonbury, Somerset
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £440 - £540 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
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Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Roc Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
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