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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 222 221 193
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Use Case 641 585 622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.15% 1.05% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.33% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 344 358
Average daily rate £439 £419 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.77% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £323 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.33 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.64% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £21.62 £17.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £117.45 £121.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.33 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+20.64% -3.50%

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 564 £445 +6.90% 115
London -40 213 £463 +8.82% 60
South East -8 129 £400 - 22
North West +42 57 £411 +9.66% 10
Scotland +2 50 £438 -2.77% 4
Surrey +12 43 £425 +13.33% 10
West Midlands +20 42 £400 -30.43% 1
City of London +42 40 £488 +2.63% 15
Edinburgh +14 40 £450 -14.28% 2
East of England 0 38 £450 +12.50% 4
Yorkshire +8 32 £450 +5.88% 7
Hampshire -11 31 £331 -19.69% 4
South West +14 28 £500 +12.35% 7
Berkshire -2 26 £388 -3.12% 5
West Yorkshire +1 21 £450 +2.85% 7
Leatherhead -9 21 £400 -20.00%
Wales -11 19 £375 -11.24% 3
Lancashire +20 18 £450 - 1
South Wales -1 17 £350 +4.47% 3
Manchester +5 16 £424 +13.00% 8
Reading -5 16 £400 -3.03%
Blackpool - 16 £450 -
Leeds - 16 £500 - 6
Cambridgeshire +20 13 £505 -
Cheshire +9 13 £369 +10.07% 1
Wiltshire -4 12 £556 +19.62% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 11 £575 +56.46% 1
East Midlands +14 11 £400 - 2
Milton Keynes +9 11 £575 +56.46% 1
Birmingham +5 11 £400 +25.49% 1

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 405 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (25.98%) UML
3 304 (24.84%) Business Analysis
4 250 (20.42%) Finance
5 215 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
6 202 (16.50%) User Stories
7 192 (15.69%) Data Modelling
8 188 (15.36%) Project Management
9 185 (15.11%) SQL
10 173 (14.13%) Java
11 164 (13.40%) OO
12 162 (13.24%) Security Cleared
13 160 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
14 134 (10.95%) Waterfall
15 132 (10.78%) Oracle
16 129 (10.54%) User Acceptance Testing
17 124 (10.13%) BPMN
18 123 (10.05%) Scrum
19 117 (9.56%) SC Cleared
20 116 (9.48%) Microsoft
21 109 (8.91%) Unix
21 109 (8.91%) SDLC
22 107 (8.74%) Linux
23 106 (8.66%) Migration
24 103 (8.42%) Banking
25 101 (8.25%) XML
26 96 (7.84%) Test Scripting
27 94 (7.68%) Retail
27 94 (7.68%) User Experience
28 93 (7.60%) Requirements Analysis

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 53 (4.33%) JBoss
2 47 (3.84%) CMS
3 45 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 23 (1.88%) Apache
5 22 (1.80%) OpenStack
6 18 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 17 (1.39%) Confluence
8 9 (0.74%) Drupal
8 9 (0.74%) WebSphere
9 7 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 7 (0.57%) Node.js
9 7 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (0.57%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (0.41%) MQSeries
10 5 (0.41%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.33%) IIS
11 4 (0.33%) Liferay
Applications
1 85 (6.94%) MS Visio
2 71 (5.80%) MS Excel
3 38 (3.10%) MS Office
4 28 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.80%) MS Project
6 12 (0.98%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
7 11 (0.90%) Fireworks
8 5 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.082%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.082%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 23 (1.88%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.74%) TradeThru
4 7 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
5 4 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.25%) Maximo
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.25%) Unica
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.16%) RiskWrite
7 2 (0.16%) SAP WM
7 2 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
8 1 (0.082%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (2.12%) IaaS
4 25 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (0.90%) Force.com
5 11 (0.90%) PaaS
6 10 (0.82%) Office 365
7 9 (0.74%) Heroku
8 7 (0.57%) SaaS
9 6 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
9 6 (0.49%) Amazon S3
9 6 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.33%) Lucidchart
11 2 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.16%) Taleo
12 1 (0.082%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.082%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.082%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.53%) Firewall
2 27 (2.21%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.47%) Internet
4 17 (1.39%) LAN
5 14 (1.14%) HTTP
6 12 (0.98%) DNS
7 11 (0.90%) Network Security
8 8 (0.65%) DHCP
8 8 (0.65%) VPN
8 8 (0.65%) WAN
9 6 (0.49%) SSL
10 5 (0.41%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.33%) LDAP
11 4 (0.33%) MPLS
11 4 (0.33%) VLAN
12 3 (0.25%) NAS
12 3 (0.25%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.25%) SAN
12 3 (0.25%) SMTP
12 3 (0.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (6.13%) SQL Server
2 71 (5.80%) Data Warehouse
3 63 (5.15%) Relational Database
4 46 (3.76%) Big Data
5 27 (2.21%) Hadoop
6 22 (1.80%) Azure SQL Database
7 20 (1.63%) BusinessObjects
8 18 (1.47%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.23%) Data Mining
9 15 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 13 (1.06%) MS Access
10 13 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.98%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.65%) Apache Hive
13 7 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
14 6 (0.49%) GIS
15 5 (0.41%) MySQL
15 5 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 92 (7.52%) JIRA
2 62 (5.07%) Ant
3 58 (4.74%) Subversion
4 42 (3.43%) SoapUI
5 35 (2.86%) GoogleTest
5 35 (2.86%) NUnit
6 33 (2.70%) ClearCase
6 33 (2.70%) CppUnit
7 32 (2.61%) Maven
8 24 (1.96%) Git (software)
9 21 (1.72%) Jenkins
10 20 (1.63%) Hudson
11 16 (1.31%) Axure RP
11 16 (1.31%) Selenium
12 14 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (0.90%) Visual Studio
14 7 (0.57%) JUnit
15 6 (0.49%) Eclipse
15 6 (0.49%) TestDirector
General
1 250 (20.42%) Finance
2 103 (8.42%) Banking
3 94 (7.68%) Retail
4 64 (5.23%) Telecoms
5 41 (3.35%) Marketing
6 34 (2.78%) Advertising
7 28 (2.29%) Legal
8 27 (2.21%) Games
8 27 (2.21%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.14%) Electronics
10 12 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
11 10 (0.82%) French Language
11 10 (0.82%) Front Office
12 9 (0.74%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.65%) Automotive
13 8 (0.65%) Back Office
13 8 (0.65%) Law
13 8 (0.65%) Publishing
14 7 (0.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 681 (55.64%) Analyst
2 547 (44.69%) Business Analyst
3 146 (11.93%) Architect
4 110 (8.99%) Developer
5 79 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
6 71 (5.80%) Senior Business Analyst
7 64 (5.23%) Consultant
8 52 (4.25%) Systems Analyst
9 48 (3.92%) Business Systems Analyst
10 46 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
10 46 (3.76%) Test Analyst
11 44 (3.59%) Digital Analyst
12 43 (3.51%) Digital Business Analyst
13 39 (3.19%) Technical Analyst
14 37 (3.02%) Agile Business Analyst
15 35 (2.86%) Technical Business Analyst
16 34 (2.78%) Designer
17 33 (2.70%) Software Engineer
18 27 (2.21%) Java Developer
19 26 (2.12%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (8.25%) XML
2 77 (6.29%) SOAP
3 74 (6.05%) Web Services
4 57 (4.66%) .NET
4 57 (4.66%) Hibernate
5 48 (3.92%) HTML
6 45 (3.68%) JPA
6 45 (3.68%) JSF
7 44 (3.59%) CSS
8 39 (3.19%) Apache CXF
9 29 (2.37%) RichFaces
10 28 (2.29%) Drools
10 28 (2.29%) Spring
11 25 (2.04%) .NET Framework
11 25 (2.04%) XML Messaging
12 24 (1.96%) J2EE
13 20 (1.63%) Middleware
14 19 (1.55%) Struts
15 18 (1.47%) jQuery
15 18 (1.47%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 215 (17.57%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (7.68%) User Experience
3 54 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 50 (4.08%) Derivative
4 50 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
5 33 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 27 (2.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 25 (2.04%) Mobile App
8 24 (1.96%) Computer Science
9 22 (1.80%) Data Structures
9 22 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 14 (1.14%) Credit Risk
11 12 (0.98%) FMCG
11 12 (0.98%) Market Risk
12 11 (0.90%) Video on Demand
13 10 (0.82%) N-Tier
14 9 (0.74%) BYOD
15 8 (0.65%) Visualisation
16 7 (0.57%) Digital Media
16 7 (0.57%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 109 (8.91%) Unix
2 107 (8.74%) Linux
3 62 (5.07%) Windows
4 24 (1.96%) VMS
5 20 (1.63%) Android
6 16 (1.31%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.57%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.49%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.082%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (33.09%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (25.98%) UML
3 304 (24.84%) Business Analysis
4 202 (16.50%) User Stories
5 192 (15.69%) Data Modelling
6 188 (15.36%) Project Management
7 164 (13.40%) OO
8 160 (13.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 134 (10.95%) Waterfall
10 129 (10.54%) User Acceptance Testing
11 124 (10.13%) BPMN
12 123 (10.05%) Scrum
13 109 (8.91%) SDLC
14 106 (8.66%) Migration
15 96 (7.84%) Test Scripting
16 93 (7.60%) Requirements Analysis
17 88 (7.19%) Change Management
18 86 (7.03%) Workflow
19 82 (6.70%) Software Engineering
20 80 (6.54%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 185 (15.11%) SQL
2 173 (14.13%) Java
3 81 (6.62%) Python
4 67 (5.47%) C++
5 53 (4.33%) JavaScript
6 47 (3.84%) C
7 38 (3.10%) C#
8 29 (2.37%) PowerShell
9 21 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 21 (1.72%) Ruby
10 18 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.90%) Apex Code
11 11 (0.90%) SOQL
12 7 (0.57%) Scala
13 6 (0.49%) Perl
14 5 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.33%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.25%) VBA
17 2 (0.16%) PHP
17 2 (0.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 162 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 117 (9.56%) SC Cleared
3 86 (7.03%) Degree
4 65 (5.31%) ISEB
5 20 (1.63%) ISTQB
6 12 (0.98%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.90%) IIBA
7 11 (0.90%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.65%) CBAP
11 7 (0.57%) MCSE
11 7 (0.57%) PMP
12 6 (0.49%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.25%) CISSP
14 3 (0.25%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 3 (0.25%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
15 2 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.86%) QA
2 23 (1.88%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
4 12 (0.98%) SLA
5 6 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.41%) SEPA
6 5 (0.41%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.25%) Basel II
7 3 (0.25%) Basel III
7 3 (0.25%) FATCA
7 3 (0.25%) MiFID
7 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.25%) PMBOK
7 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) GxP
9 1 (0.082%) COBIT
9 1 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.082%) EMIR
9 1 (0.082%) GAMP
9 1 (0.082%) ISO26262
System Software
1 34 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 20 (1.63%) Docker
3 16 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.57%) KVM
5 6 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (0.49%) XenServer
6 3 (0.25%) Firmware
7 2 (0.16%) vCloud
8 1 (0.082%) HDFS
8 1 (0.082%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.082%) Snort
8 1 (0.082%) UAG
8 1 (0.082%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (3.68%) Puppet
2 41 (3.35%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
4 27 (2.21%) SCCM
5 24 (1.96%) SCOM
6 22 (1.80%) Ansible
7 6 (0.49%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 6 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
8 5 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Management
9 4 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.25%) ArcSight ESM
11 2 (0.16%) QRadar
11 2 (0.16%) RSA enVision
11 2 (0.16%) RSA Security Analytics
12 1 (0.082%) Kubernetes
12 1 (0.082%) Packer
12 1 (0.082%) RSA Archer
12 1 (0.082%) vRealize
12 1 (0.082%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 132 (10.78%) Oracle
2 116 (9.48%) Microsoft
3 57 (4.66%) HP
4 35 (2.86%) IBM
5 32 (2.61%) SAP
6 30 (2.45%) Splunk
7 28 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
8 24 (1.96%) ArcSight
9 23 (1.88%) Sitecore
10 20 (1.63%) Citrix
11 19 (1.55%) Dell
11 19 (1.55%) Pega
12 17 (1.39%) VMware
13 16 (1.31%) SaltStack
14 12 (0.98%) Adobe
15 11 (0.90%) Siebel
16 10 (0.82%) hybris
16 10 (0.82%) Murex
16 10 (0.82%) Red Hat
16 10 (0.82%) Remedy
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Venn Group
Rate: £200 - £270 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £39,785 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £400 - £600 per day + expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Norwich
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: From £100 to £200 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Ticketmaster
Rate: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Edinburgh
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago