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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 219 167 175
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +8
Contract jobs citing Use Case 541 654 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.94% 1.24% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.67% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 406 416
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£413 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 10
Average hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.63% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.62 £12.07 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £37.80 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.75 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+51.81% -15.38%

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
42741 39110 42091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 74.08% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 24151 24372
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1098 1551
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -59 485 £413 -2.94% 105
London -49 253 £425 -5.55% 52
South East -40 80 £350 - 16
East of England -10 50 £410 +1.86% 14
Scotland +20 43 £400 +5.26% 3
City of London -44 41 £410 -8.88% 16
Edinburgh +24 32 £411 +8.22%
North West +3 24 £363 +12.40% 6
West Midlands -14 21 £425 +30.76% 2
Essex +3 19 £388 +14.81% 1
East Midlands +3 18 £486 +44.07%
South West -38 18 £375 -1.63% 6
Kent - 16 £350 -
Bedfordshire -2 15 £450 +4.65% 2
Berkshire -16 15 £375 +7.14% 3
Hampshire -17 14 £400 -17.94% 4
Nottinghamshire +18 13 £531 +80.85%
Manchester -6 12 £363 +7.40% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 11 £338 - 1
Birmingham -2 11 £425 +41.66%
Yorkshire +4 10 £350 +7.69% 9
Docklands, London +16 9 £500 -4.76%
Nottingham +11 9 £460 +56.59%
West Sussex +4 9 £373 -21.57% 1
Hertfordshire -19 9 £375 -6.25% 3
Newbury +6 8 £368 -13.52%
Milton Keynes +4 7 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire -5 7 £381 +17.30% 4
Bristol -14 7 £343 -19.41% 1
East Sussex - 7 £425 - 2

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 363 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (29.60%) UML
3 302 (25.99%) Business Analysis
4 262 (22.55%) Finance
5 164 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 164 (14.11%) SQL
6 152 (13.08%) Data Modelling
7 145 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
8 144 (12.39%) User Stories
9 134 (11.53%) Project Management
10 133 (11.45%) Banking
11 124 (10.67%) E-Commerce
12 121 (10.41%) User Acceptance Testing
13 120 (10.33%) Degree
14 116 (9.98%) Oracle
14 116 (9.98%) Retail
15 115 (9.90%) Workflow
16 114 (9.81%) SOA
17 113 (9.72%) Java
18 110 (9.47%) Scrum
19 105 (9.04%) XML
20 90 (7.75%) MS Visio
20 90 (7.75%) QA
21 86 (7.40%) Microsoft
22 82 (7.06%) User Experience
23 78 (6.71%) OO
24 76 (6.54%) CRM
25 74 (6.37%) Web Services
26 70 (6.02%) JIRA
27 68 (5.85%) Validation

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 43 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.36%) WebSphere
3 23 (1.98%) CMS
4 17 (1.46%) WebLogic
5 14 (1.20%) Confluence
5 14 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (0.52%) Lync
6 6 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
6 6 (0.52%) Apache
6 6 (0.52%) SAS
7 5 (0.43%) IIS
8 4 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
9 3 (0.26%) Drupal
9 3 (0.26%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.26%) Documentum
10 2 (0.17%) Smallworld
Applications
1 90 (7.75%) MS Visio
2 67 (5.77%) MS Excel
3 46 (3.96%) MS Office
4 22 (1.89%) MS Project
5 17 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.086%) InDesign
9 1 (0.086%) Windchill
9 1 (0.086%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.60%) Loan IQ
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.34%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.34%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.26%) Finacle
5 3 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
6 2 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.17%) Maximo
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.17%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.086%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.086%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.086%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.086%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.43%) SaaS
2 3 (0.26%) Office 365
2 3 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.086%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.086%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 60 (5.16%) Internet
2 16 (1.38%) Firewall
3 14 (1.20%) HTTP
4 10 (0.86%) Intranet
5 9 (0.77%) Wireless
6 8 (0.69%) FTP
6 8 (0.69%) NAS
7 7 (0.60%) Telnet
7 7 (0.60%) TCP/IP
7 7 (0.60%) DHCP
7 7 (0.60%) Broadband
8 5 (0.43%) VoIP
8 5 (0.43%) DNS
8 5 (0.43%) Extranet
8 5 (0.43%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.34%) Unified Communications
9 4 (0.34%) Network Security
9 4 (0.34%) LTE
10 3 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
10 3 (0.26%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (3.87%) SQL Server
2 43 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 38 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (2.32%) Oracle Database
5 25 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (1.72%) Essbase
7 15 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.12%) Data Mining
8 13 (1.12%) OLAP
9 11 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.95%) Oracle OLAP
10 10 (0.86%) RDBMS
10 10 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (0.77%) EDRMS
11 9 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
12 8 (0.69%) MySQL
12 8 (0.69%) MS Access
13 7 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (6.02%) JIRA
2 23 (1.98%) Selenium
2 23 (1.98%) Ant
3 17 (1.46%) JUnit
4 16 (1.38%) RequisitePro
4 16 (1.38%) Subversion
5 15 (1.29%) Maven
5 15 (1.29%) NUnit
6 14 (1.20%) Rational Rose
6 14 (1.20%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.95%) Bugzilla
8 10 (0.86%) ClearCase
8 10 (0.86%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.77%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (0.77%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.69%) Toad
10 8 (0.69%) ClearQuest
10 8 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (0.69%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.60%) GoogleTest
General
1 262 (22.55%) Finance
2 133 (11.45%) Banking
3 116 (9.98%) Retail
4 67 (5.77%) Marketing
5 66 (5.68%) Telecoms
6 48 (4.13%) Investment Banking
7 44 (3.79%) Billing
8 34 (2.93%) Games
9 26 (2.24%) Front Office
10 24 (2.07%) Legal
11 21 (1.81%) Back Office
12 12 (1.03%) Automotive
12 12 (1.03%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.69%) Law
15 7 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
15 7 (0.60%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.43%) Local Government
16 5 (0.43%) Advertising
17 4 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 781 (67.21%) Analyst
2 687 (59.12%) Business Analyst
3 120 (10.33%) Developer
4 91 (7.83%) Architect
5 77 (6.63%) Agile Business Analyst
6 65 (5.59%) Senior Analyst
7 64 (5.51%) Systems Analyst
8 57 (4.91%) Senior Business Analyst
9 48 (4.13%) Designer
10 46 (3.96%) Business Systems Analyst
11 44 (3.79%) Solutions Architect
12 36 (3.10%) Mobile Developer
12 36 (3.10%) Banking Business Analyst
13 32 (2.75%) Consultant
14 26 (2.24%) Project Manager
15 25 (2.15%) Java Developer
16 23 (1.98%) Lead Developer
16 23 (1.98%) Insurance Business Analyst
17 21 (1.81%) UML Business Analyst
18 20 (1.72%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (9.04%) XML
2 74 (6.37%) Web Services
3 62 (5.34%) JSON
4 61 (5.25%) HTML
5 60 (5.16%) .NET
6 54 (4.65%) REST
7 51 (4.39%) CSS
8 44 (3.79%) J2EE
9 43 (3.70%) OAuth
10 37 (3.18%) Spring
11 34 (2.93%) Hibernate
12 28 (2.41%) JSF
12 28 (2.41%) JPA
13 25 (2.15%) SOAP
14 22 (1.89%) Ajax
14 22 (1.89%) Unity DI Container
15 20 (1.72%) Apache CXF
15 20 (1.72%) .NET Framework
16 19 (1.64%) XSLT
16 19 (1.64%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 145 (12.48%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (7.06%) User Experience
3 66 (5.68%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.82%) Mobile App
5 30 (2.58%) Derivative
6 17 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 16 (1.38%) Computer Science
8 14 (1.20%) Firmware
8 14 (1.20%) Credit Risk
9 13 (1.12%) iPad
10 12 (1.03%) Open Source
11 11 (0.95%) SWIFT
11 11 (0.95%) AS400
11 11 (0.95%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.86%) NHS
12 10 (0.86%) Statistics
12 10 (0.86%) Reference Data
12 10 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
13 9 (0.77%) Video on Demand
13 9 (0.77%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 48 (4.13%) UNIX
2 46 (3.96%) Windows
3 36 (3.10%) Linux
4 12 (1.03%) Android
5 10 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (0.86%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.77%) Solaris
7 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.26%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.086%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (31.24%) Agile Software Development
2 344 (29.60%) UML
3 302 (25.99%) Business Analysis
4 164 (14.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 152 (13.08%) Data Modelling
6 144 (12.39%) User Stories
7 134 (11.53%) Project Management
8 124 (10.67%) E-Commerce
9 121 (10.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 115 (9.90%) Workflow
11 114 (9.81%) SOA
12 110 (9.47%) Scrum
13 78 (6.71%) OO
14 76 (6.54%) CRM
15 68 (5.85%) Validation
16 67 (5.77%) TDD
17 64 (5.51%) Change Management
18 63 (5.42%) RUP
19 62 (5.34%) Migration
20 61 (5.25%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 164 (14.11%) SQL
2 113 (9.72%) Java
3 61 (5.25%) JavaScript
4 29 (2.50%) C#
5 28 (2.41%) PL/SQL
6 22 (1.89%) C
7 21 (1.81%) VB
8 19 (1.64%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.29%) VBScript
9 15 (1.29%) PowerShell
10 13 (1.12%) Ruby
11 12 (1.03%) VBA
12 9 (0.77%) C++
12 9 (0.77%) Perl
12 9 (0.77%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.69%) PHP
14 7 (0.60%) VB.NET
14 7 (0.60%) VB6
15 6 (0.52%) Python
16 3 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 120 (10.33%) Degree
2 61 (5.25%) Security Cleared
3 60 (5.16%) ISEB
4 42 (3.61%) SC Cleared
5 13 (1.12%) ISTQB
6 12 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 11 (0.95%) CBAP
8 10 (0.86%) IIBA
9 9 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.43%) CISSP
12 3 (0.26%) GCIA
12 3 (0.26%) GCIH
13 2 (0.17%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 2 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.17%) CISA
13 2 (0.17%) MBA
13 2 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.17%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 90 (7.75%) QA
2 10 (0.86%) WCAG
3 9 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.52%) Dodd-Frank
4 6 (0.52%) EMIR
5 5 (0.43%) Basel III
5 5 (0.43%) Solvency II
6 4 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.17%) Basel II
7 2 (0.17%) MiFID
7 2 (0.17%) FATCA
7 2 (0.17%) P3O
8 1 (0.086%) COREP
8 1 (0.086%) FINREP
8 1 (0.086%) UCITS
8 1 (0.086%) BS15000
8 1 (0.086%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.086%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.086%) CRD IV
System Software
1 5 (0.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
2 4 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (0.34%) XenApp
3 2 (0.17%) vCloud
4 1 (0.086%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.086%) KVM
4 1 (0.086%) Xen
4 1 (0.086%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.086%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.34%) WMI
2 4 (0.34%) SCCM
2 4 (0.34%) SCOrch
3 2 (0.17%) CA LISA
3 2 (0.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (0.17%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.086%) Puppet
4 1 (0.086%) Nagios
4 1 (0.086%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.086%) Salt
4 1 (0.086%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 116 (9.98%) Oracle
2 86 (7.40%) Microsoft
3 46 (3.96%) IBM
3 46 (3.96%) Google
4 44 (3.79%) Twitter
5 42 (3.61%) Facebook
6 34 (2.93%) JBoss
7 23 (1.98%) HP
8 22 (1.89%) SAP
9 17 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.38%) hybris
11 13 (1.12%) Hyperion
12 12 (1.03%) Siebel
13 11 (0.95%) Adobe
14 10 (0.86%) TIBCO
15 8 (0.69%) ATG
16 7 (0.60%) Misys
16 7 (0.60%) Sybase
17 6 (0.52%) Business Objects
17 6 (0.52%) Citrix
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 320pd
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: €600 - €900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £480 - 520 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Swan It Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
London
HomeSense UK
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £300 - 320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200pd
Posted: 4 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £515 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Salt
Posted: 6 days ago