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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 185 171 153
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Contract jobs citing Use Case 614 601 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.12% 1.18% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.61% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 383 470
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £388 £378
% change year-on-year
-5.80% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 13
Average hourly rate £37.78 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.92% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.77 £19.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.10 £37.80 £36.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +10.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40489 37285 40846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25068 22600 23485
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1070 1445
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £48.84 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 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 28 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 28 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 -19 533 £400 -5.88% 110
London -38 241 £424 -4.71% 37
South East -19 112 £350 -6.66% 20
Scotland +17 61 £380 +1.33% 4
East of England 0 59 £425 +6.25% 9
Edinburgh +21 52 £390 +4.69% 2
City of London -42 52 £461 +8.47% 13
West Midlands +8 35 £325 -12.75% 5
Essex +20 30 £235 -37.33%
Berkshire -13 29 £375 -6.25% 2
Kent +24 24 £350 - 4
North West +6 24 £375 - 8
Hampshire -5 22 £300 -9.09% 2
South West -19 19 £375 -9.09% 15
Tunbridge Wells - 18 £350 - 3
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £360 - 5
East Midlands -7 15 £350 -17.64% 7
Manchester 0 14 £350 +9.28% 5
Yorkshire -6 14 £325 -18.75% 7
Docklands, London +14 12 £505 -3.80%
Birmingham +6 12 £388 +3.33% 4
Surrey -13 12 £275 -31.25% 2
Brentwood - 12 £165 -
Milton Keynes +2 11 £360 - 3
Bedfordshire -11 10 £450 +33.33% 4
Suffolk -15 10 £425 - 1
Slough +3 9 £450 +28.57% 2
Ipswich -9 9 £425 +3.03%
East Sussex - 9 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +16 8 £350 -3.78% 6

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 422 (34.14%) UML
2 321 (25.97%) Business Analysis
3 291 (23.54%) Finance
4 177 (14.32%) SQL
5 162 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 159 (12.86%) Data Modelling
7 157 (12.70%) User Stories
8 148 (11.97%) Oracle
9 147 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
10 141 (11.41%) Project Management
11 132 (10.68%) Banking
12 128 (10.36%) Degree
13 120 (9.71%) Workflow
14 116 (9.39%) CRM
15 112 (9.06%) E-Commerce
16 111 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
17 110 (8.90%) Retail
18 103 (8.33%) Scrum
19 102 (8.25%) Java
20 100 (8.09%) SOA
21 99 (8.01%) MS Visio
22 91 (7.36%) Microsoft
22 91 (7.36%) XML
23 86 (6.96%) ISEB
24 84 (6.80%) MS Excel
25 83 (6.72%) QA
26 78 (6.31%) JIRA
27 76 (6.15%) Data Analysis
28 75 (6.07%) Security Cleared
29 73 (5.91%) Systems Analysis

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 43 (3.48%) SharePoint
2 26 (2.10%) WebLogic
3 24 (1.94%) WebSphere
4 22 (1.78%) CMS
5 14 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (0.97%) Confluence
7 7 (0.57%) SAS
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.40%) Lync
9 5 (0.40%) Apache
10 4 (0.32%) IIS
10 4 (0.32%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.24%) TIBCO EMS
11 3 (0.24%) Drupal
12 2 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.16%) Documentum
12 2 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 99 (8.01%) MS Visio
2 84 (6.80%) MS Excel
3 36 (2.91%) MS Office
4 22 (1.78%) MS Project
4 22 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.57%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
8 3 (0.24%) InDesign
9 2 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.081%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.081%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.32%) Maximo
4 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.16%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.081%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.081%) RMDS
7 1 (0.081%) LongView
7 1 (0.081%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.081%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.081%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.081%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.24%) Office 365
3 3 (0.24%) GitHub
4 2 (0.16%) IaaS
4 2 (0.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.16%) PaaS
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.081%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.45%) Internet
2 17 (1.38%) Firewall
3 12 (0.97%) HTTP
4 11 (0.89%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.89%) Wireless
4 11 (0.89%) NAS
5 10 (0.81%) FTP
5 10 (0.81%) Intranet
5 10 (0.81%) DHCP
6 9 (0.73%) Broadband
6 9 (0.73%) Telnet
7 7 (0.57%) Unified Communications
8 5 (0.40%) Wireshark
9 4 (0.32%) Network Security
9 4 (0.32%) LTE
9 4 (0.32%) VoIP
9 4 (0.32%) WAN
9 4 (0.32%) DNS
10 3 (0.24%) LAN
10 3 (0.24%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
2 44 (3.56%) SQL Server
2 44 (3.56%) Relational Database
3 36 (2.91%) Oracle Database
4 34 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (1.78%) Essbase
6 19 (1.54%) RDBMS
7 16 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 14 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (1.05%) MS Access
10 13 (1.05%) OLAP
11 11 (0.89%) Oracle OLAP
12 10 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
13 9 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
14 8 (0.65%) EDRMS
14 8 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (0.57%) MySQL
15 7 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 78 (6.31%) JIRA
2 37 (2.99%) Ant
3 27 (2.18%) Subversion
4 26 (2.10%) Maven
4 26 (2.10%) Selenium
5 22 (1.78%) NUnit
6 21 (1.70%) Rational Rose
7 19 (1.54%) RequisitePro
8 17 (1.38%) ClearCase
9 16 (1.29%) JUnit
10 15 (1.21%) Toad
10 15 (1.21%) GoogleTest
11 14 (1.13%) Axure RP
11 14 (1.13%) CppUnit
12 13 (1.05%) Eclipse
13 10 (0.81%) Visual Studio
13 10 (0.81%) Bugzilla
14 9 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (0.73%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 9 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
General
1 291 (23.54%) Finance
2 132 (10.68%) Banking
3 110 (8.90%) Retail
4 73 (5.91%) Telecoms
5 65 (5.26%) Marketing
6 55 (4.45%) Investment Banking
7 45 (3.64%) Billing
8 38 (3.07%) Legal
9 30 (2.43%) Back Office
10 29 (2.35%) Front Office
11 26 (2.10%) Games
12 14 (1.13%) Manufacturing
13 12 (0.97%) Automotive
14 11 (0.89%) Law
15 10 (0.81%) Publishing
16 9 (0.73%) Retail Banking
17 8 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
18 5 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 5 (0.40%) Advertising
18 5 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 847 (68.53%) Analyst
2 738 (59.71%) Business Analyst
3 127 (10.28%) Developer
4 101 (8.17%) Architect
5 92 (7.44%) Agile Business Analyst
6 77 (6.23%) Systems Analyst
7 64 (5.18%) Senior Analyst
8 58 (4.69%) Solutions Architect
9 53 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
10 51 (4.13%) Business Systems Analyst
11 41 (3.32%) Designer
12 33 (2.67%) Consultant
13 30 (2.43%) Mobile Developer
13 30 (2.43%) UML Business Analyst
14 29 (2.35%) Banking Business Analyst
15 26 (2.10%) Project Manager
16 24 (1.94%) Test Analyst
16 24 (1.94%) Technical Analyst
16 24 (1.94%) Insurance Business Analyst
17 23 (1.86%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (7.36%) XML
2 67 (5.42%) Web Services
3 64 (5.18%) .NET
4 60 (4.85%) HTML
4 60 (4.85%) JSON
5 50 (4.05%) CSS
6 48 (3.88%) REST
7 43 (3.48%) J2EE
8 37 (2.99%) OAuth
9 34 (2.75%) JPA
10 32 (2.59%) JSF
11 31 (2.51%) Spring
12 28 (2.27%) Java EE
13 26 (2.10%) Hibernate
14 22 (1.78%) XSLT
15 21 (1.70%) .NET Framework
16 20 (1.62%) Middleware
17 19 (1.54%) jQuery
17 19 (1.54%) Unity DI Container
18 17 (1.38%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.29%) Management Information System
2 46 (3.72%) Mobile App
3 41 (3.32%) Derivative
4 28 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 22 (1.78%) Computer Science
6 21 (1.70%) Credit Risk
7 14 (1.13%) Market Risk
7 14 (1.13%) AS400
8 13 (1.05%) Firmware
8 13 (1.05%) iPad
9 12 (0.97%) Reference Data
9 12 (0.97%) GIS
9 12 (0.97%) Fixed Income
10 11 (0.89%) Equities
10 11 (0.89%) Statistics
11 10 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.65%) Credit Derivative
12 8 (0.65%) NHS
12 8 (0.65%) W3C
13 7 (0.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 54 (4.37%) UNIX
2 50 (4.05%) Windows
3 46 (3.72%) Linux
4 10 (0.81%) Android
5 8 (0.65%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.49%) Windows 7
6 6 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.32%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.081%) VMS
10 1 (0.081%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.081%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.081%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 422 (34.14%) UML
2 321 (25.97%) Business Analysis
3 162 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 159 (12.86%) Data Modelling
5 157 (12.70%) User Stories
6 147 (11.89%) Agile Software Development
7 141 (11.41%) Project Management
8 120 (9.71%) Workflow
9 116 (9.39%) CRM
10 112 (9.06%) E-Commerce
11 111 (8.98%) User Acceptance Testing
12 103 (8.33%) Scrum
13 100 (8.09%) SOA
14 76 (6.15%) Data Analysis
15 73 (5.91%) Systems Analysis
16 72 (5.83%) OO
17 71 (5.74%) Migration
18 70 (5.66%) BPMN
19 66 (5.34%) Validation
19 66 (5.34%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 177 (14.32%) SQL
2 102 (8.25%) Java
3 51 (4.13%) JavaScript
4 36 (2.91%) PL/SQL
5 31 (2.51%) C
6 27 (2.18%) C#
7 22 (1.78%) VB
8 19 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 15 (1.21%) Perl
10 13 (1.05%) C++
10 13 (1.05%) Ruby
11 12 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 12 (0.97%) VBA
12 11 (0.89%) VBScript
12 11 (0.89%) PHP
13 10 (0.81%) Bash Shell
14 8 (0.65%) Python
14 8 (0.65%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.57%) VB6
16 3 (0.24%) XPath
Qualifications
1 128 (10.36%) Degree
2 86 (6.96%) ISEB
3 75 (6.07%) Security Cleared
4 52 (4.21%) SC Cleared
5 19 (1.54%) ISTQB
6 14 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (1.05%) IIBA
7 13 (1.05%) CBAP
8 12 (0.97%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (0.57%) CISSP
10 5 (0.40%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.32%) CISA
11 4 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.24%) GCIA
12 3 (0.24%) GCIH
13 2 (0.16%) CCA
13 2 (0.16%) HND
13 2 (0.16%) MAPM
13 2 (0.16%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.72%) QA
2 15 (1.21%) WCAG
2 15 (1.21%) Dodd-Frank
3 14 (1.13%) EMIR
4 9 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.40%) Basel III
5 5 (0.40%) Solvency II
5 5 (0.40%) MiFID
6 4 (0.32%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.16%) Basel II
8 2 (0.16%) P3O
9 1 (0.081%) COREP
9 1 (0.081%) FINREP
9 1 (0.081%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.081%) BS15000
9 1 (0.081%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.081%) FATCA
System Software
1 13 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.65%) XenApp
3 8 (0.65%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.081%) NDS
6 1 (0.081%) Xen
6 1 (0.081%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.081%) vCloud
6 1 (0.081%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.081%) KVM
Systems Management
1 21 (1.70%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.32%) OpenView
3 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.16%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (0.081%) Nagios
5 1 (0.081%) Puppet
5 1 (0.081%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.081%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.081%) Oracle EDQ
5 1 (0.081%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.081%) Salt
Vendors
1 148 (11.97%) Oracle
2 91 (7.36%) Microsoft
3 41 (3.32%) IBM
4 40 (3.24%) Google
5 37 (2.99%) Twitter
6 36 (2.91%) Facebook
7 32 (2.59%) HP
7 32 (2.59%) JBoss
8 26 (2.10%) SAP
9 25 (2.02%) hybris
10 17 (1.38%) Siebel
11 15 (1.21%) VMware
12 14 (1.13%) ATG
13 13 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
14 12 (0.97%) Hyperion
14 12 (0.97%) Adobe
15 11 (0.89%) Citrix
16 9 (0.73%) Business Objects
17 8 (0.65%) Sybase
17 8 (0.65%) CA
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £0 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwickshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £401 per week
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Sanderson
Rate: £320 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Shefford, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago