The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 188 185 159
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -26
Contract jobs citing Use Case 580 569 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.10% 1.13% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.55% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 359 425
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 11
Average hourly rate £38.64 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.39% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.55 £19.30 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.90 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.92% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39001 36635 40786
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 72.85% 70.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24217 22128 23288
Average daily rate £400 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1160 1074 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +0.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.23 £46.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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 -21 507 £400 -5.88% 112
London -35 229 £423 -1.74% 46
South East -8 104 £350 -6.66% 17
East of England +9 55 £425 +6.25% 10
Scotland +27 50 £400 +9.58% 4
City of London -15 49 £472 +11.05% 16
Edinburgh +17 42 £400 +9.58% 3
West Midlands +9 34 £323 -13.42% 4
Essex +26 31 £235 -41.25%
Berkshire -15 31 £375 -9.09% 1
North West +9 23 £375 - 3
Kent +22 22 £350 - 2
South West -11 20 £375 -9.09% 13
Hampshire -4 19 £300 -9.09% 5
East Midlands -8 17 £363 -14.70% 9
Tunbridge Wells - 17 £350 - 2
Surrey -7 16 £275 -30.59% 1
Manchester +3 15 £325 +1.48% 2
Yorkshire +3 14 £325 -21.68% 9
Wales -13 14 £425 +46.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 13 £363 +0.69% 2
Brentwood - 13 £165 -
South Wales -15 11 £438 +50.86% 1
Birmingham 0 10 £375 - 2
Suffolk -14 10 £425 -
Docklands, London +15 9 £510 +36.00%
Slough +3 9 £450 +28.57% 1
Ipswich -4 9 £425 +3.03%
Bedfordshire -10 9 £450 +33.33% 4
Wiltshire 0 8 £305 -23.75% 3

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 July 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.

1 423 (34.25%) UML
2 314 (25.43%) Business Analysis
3 292 (23.64%) Finance
4 187 (15.14%) SQL
5 166 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 163 (13.20%) Data Modelling
7 156 (12.63%) Oracle
8 155 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
9 150 (12.15%) User Stories
10 141 (11.42%) Banking
11 137 (11.09%) Project Management
12 127 (10.28%) Degree
13 116 (9.39%) CRM
13 116 (9.39%) Workflow
14 113 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
15 108 (8.74%) Java
16 102 (8.26%) Scrum
17 101 (8.18%) E-Commerce
17 101 (8.18%) SOA
18 100 (8.10%) MS Visio
19 99 (8.02%) Retail
20 93 (7.53%) XML
21 92 (7.45%) MS Excel
21 92 (7.45%) Microsoft
22 87 (7.04%) QA
23 82 (6.64%) ISEB
24 80 (6.48%) Data Analysis
24 80 (6.48%) Telecoms
25 76 (6.15%) JIRA
26 74 (5.99%) OO

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (3.64%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.02%) WebLogic
3 22 (1.78%) WebSphere
4 21 (1.70%) CMS
5 15 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (0.97%) Confluence
7 8 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 7 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (0.49%) SAS
10 5 (0.40%) Apache
10 5 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.32%) Liferay
11 4 (0.32%) Lync
11 4 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.24%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.24%) LiveLink
12 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.24%) Drupal
13 2 (0.16%) Documentum
13 2 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 100 (8.10%) MS Visio
2 92 (7.45%) MS Excel
3 32 (2.59%) MS Office
4 23 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (1.70%) MS Project
6 8 (0.65%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.40%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.24%) InDesign
10 2 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.081%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.32%) Maximo
3 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Tridion
5 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.081%) RMDS
6 1 (0.081%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.081%) Misys Midas
6 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.081%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.081%) LongView
6 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.24%) SaaS
3 3 (0.24%) Office 365
3 3 (0.24%) GitHub
3 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.16%) IaaS
4 2 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.081%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 52 (4.21%) Internet
2 17 (1.38%) Firewall
3 15 (1.21%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.97%) HTTP
5 11 (0.89%) Wireless
5 11 (0.89%) NAS
6 10 (0.81%) DHCP
6 10 (0.81%) FTP
7 9 (0.73%) Broadband
7 9 (0.73%) Telnet
8 8 (0.65%) Intranet
9 7 (0.57%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.32%) Network Security
10 4 (0.32%) LTE
10 4 (0.32%) LAN
10 4 (0.32%) VoIP
10 4 (0.32%) WAN
10 4 (0.32%) DNS
11 3 (0.24%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.24%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
2 45 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 45 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 36 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 34 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (1.78%) Essbase
6 18 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 17 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.05%) OLAP
11 12 (0.97%) MS Access
12 11 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
12 11 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
13 10 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
14 8 (0.65%) EDRMS
15 7 (0.57%) MySQL
15 7 (0.57%) MongoDB
15 7 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 76 (6.15%) JIRA
2 41 (3.32%) Ant
3 28 (2.27%) Subversion
4 27 (2.19%) Maven
5 23 (1.86%) Selenium
6 22 (1.78%) NUnit
7 21 (1.70%) RequisitePro
8 19 (1.54%) Rational Rose
9 16 (1.30%) ClearCase
10 15 (1.21%) Toad
10 15 (1.21%) Axure RP
10 15 (1.21%) GoogleTest
11 14 (1.13%) JUnit
11 14 (1.13%) CppUnit
12 13 (1.05%) Eclipse
13 11 (0.89%) Visual Studio
14 10 (0.81%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 9 (0.73%) Bugzilla
15 9 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (0.65%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 292 (23.64%) Finance
2 141 (11.42%) Banking
3 99 (8.02%) Retail
4 80 (6.48%) Telecoms
5 65 (5.26%) Marketing
6 57 (4.62%) Investment Banking
7 42 (3.40%) Billing
8 39 (3.16%) Legal
9 31 (2.51%) Front Office
9 31 (2.51%) Back Office
10 23 (1.86%) Games
11 13 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.05%) Law
12 11 (0.89%) Automotive
13 10 (0.81%) Publishing
14 8 (0.65%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.49%) Advertising
16 5 (0.40%) Military
16 5 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.40%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 827 (66.96%) Analyst
2 718 (58.14%) Business Analyst
3 133 (10.77%) Developer
4 102 (8.26%) Architect
5 85 (6.88%) Agile Business Analyst
6 81 (6.56%) Systems Analyst
7 64 (5.18%) Senior Analyst
8 60 (4.86%) Solutions Architect
9 52 (4.21%) Business Systems Analyst
9 52 (4.21%) Senior Business Analyst
10 40 (3.24%) Designer
11 38 (3.08%) Consultant
12 33 (2.67%) Banking Business Analyst
13 27 (2.19%) Mobile Developer
14 26 (2.11%) UML Business Analyst
14 26 (2.11%) Project Manager
14 26 (2.11%) Technical Analyst
15 25 (2.02%) Test Analyst
15 25 (2.02%) Java Developer
15 25 (2.02%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (7.53%) XML
2 70 (5.67%) Web Services
3 69 (5.59%) .NET
4 61 (4.94%) HTML
5 55 (4.45%) JSON
6 53 (4.29%) CSS
7 48 (3.89%) J2EE
8 46 (3.72%) REST
9 36 (2.91%) JPA
10 34 (2.75%) JSF
11 33 (2.67%) Spring
12 32 (2.59%) OAuth
13 31 (2.51%) Hibernate
14 28 (2.27%) Java EE
15 27 (2.19%) XSLT
16 24 (1.94%) JDBC
17 23 (1.86%) Middleware
17 23 (1.86%) Ajax
18 22 (1.78%) .NET Framework
19 19 (1.54%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 54 (4.37%) Management Information System
2 45 (3.64%) Derivative
3 43 (3.48%) Mobile App
4 30 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.62%) Credit Risk
7 17 (1.38%) Fixed Income
8 16 (1.30%) Reference Data
9 15 (1.21%) Market Risk
9 15 (1.21%) Equities
10 14 (1.13%) AS400
11 13 (1.05%) Firmware
11 13 (1.05%) GIS
12 11 (0.89%) Statistics
12 11 (0.89%) iPad
13 9 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.65%) NHS
14 8 (0.65%) W3C
14 8 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
15 7 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (4.37%) UNIX
2 52 (4.21%) Windows
3 46 (3.72%) Linux
4 13 (1.05%) Android
5 11 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.16%) Solaris
9 1 (0.081%) VMS
9 1 (0.081%) CentOS
9 1 (0.081%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.081%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 423 (34.25%) UML
2 314 (25.43%) Business Analysis
3 166 (13.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 163 (13.20%) Data Modelling
5 155 (12.55%) Agile Software Development
6 150 (12.15%) User Stories
7 137 (11.09%) Project Management
8 116 (9.39%) CRM
8 116 (9.39%) Workflow
9 113 (9.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 102 (8.26%) Scrum
11 101 (8.18%) E-Commerce
11 101 (8.18%) SOA
12 80 (6.48%) Data Analysis
13 74 (5.99%) OO
14 72 (5.83%) Systems Analysis
15 70 (5.67%) Test Scripting
16 67 (5.43%) Migration
17 64 (5.18%) Business Intelligence
18 63 (5.10%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 187 (15.14%) SQL
2 108 (8.74%) Java
3 52 (4.21%) JavaScript
4 41 (3.32%) PL/SQL
5 29 (2.35%) C
5 29 (2.35%) C#
6 22 (1.78%) VB
7 19 (1.54%) T-SQL
8 15 (1.21%) Perl
9 13 (1.05%) C++
9 13 (1.05%) Ruby
9 13 (1.05%) PowerShell
10 12 (0.97%) VBA
11 11 (0.89%) Python
11 11 (0.89%) VBScript
11 11 (0.89%) PHP
12 10 (0.81%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.65%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.57%) VB6
15 3 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 127 (10.28%) Degree
2 82 (6.64%) ISEB
3 69 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 47 (3.81%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (1.05%) IIBA
7 13 (1.05%) CBAP
8 11 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (0.73%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.65%) CISSP
11 6 (0.49%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.40%) CISA
13 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.24%) GCIA
14 3 (0.24%) GCIH
15 2 (0.16%) MAPM
15 2 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
15 2 (0.16%) CITP
15 2 (0.16%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (7.04%) QA
2 16 (1.30%) WCAG
3 14 (1.13%) EMIR
3 14 (1.13%) Dodd-Frank
4 10 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.49%) MiFID
6 5 (0.40%) Basel III
6 5 (0.40%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) Basel II
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) GxP
8 2 (0.16%) P3O
9 1 (0.081%) COREP
9 1 (0.081%) FINREP
9 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.081%) GAMP
9 1 (0.081%) GCP
9 1 (0.081%) GMP
9 1 (0.081%) BS15000
System Software
1 13 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.89%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.65%) XenApp
3 8 (0.65%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.081%) NDS
5 1 (0.081%) vCloud
5 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.081%) KVM
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.081%) Xen
5 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (1.94%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (0.32%) OpenView
3 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.081%) Puppet
5 1 (0.081%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.081%) Nagios
5 1 (0.081%) SCOM
5 1 (0.081%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.081%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.081%) Salt
Vendors
1 156 (12.63%) Oracle
2 92 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 40 (3.24%) IBM
4 37 (3.00%) Google
5 36 (2.91%) HP
6 34 (2.75%) JBoss
7 33 (2.67%) Facebook
7 33 (2.67%) Twitter
8 27 (2.19%) SAP
9 24 (1.94%) hybris
10 15 (1.21%) VMware
10 15 (1.21%) Siebel
11 14 (1.13%) ATG
12 13 (1.05%) Adobe
12 13 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (0.97%) CA
13 12 (0.97%) Hyperion
14 11 (0.89%) Citrix
15 10 (0.81%) Business Objects
16 8 (0.65%) Sybase
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £32000 - £45000 per annum + Bens + Bonus to 20%
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Morpheus Search Partners Limited
Rate: To £650/day, 6 months initial
Posted: 5 days ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 Months Initially + extension
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago