The table below looks at the statistics for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 62 61 46
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs citing Use Case 11 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.23% 1.08% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.40% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
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£310 £444 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% +12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £363 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £628
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £388
% change year-on-year
+10.72% -6.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.78 £36.90
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +2.37%
Use Case
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
687 571 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 77.10% 76.95% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 387 263
Average daily rate £355 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 9 13
Average hourly rate £15.13 £25.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.50% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £13.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £52.50 £19.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+17.38% -16.12%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Use Case across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Use Case across the Wales region.

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Wales region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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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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
South Wales +2 9 £310 -30.14%
Use Case
UK

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (75.56%) Security Cleared
3 32 (71.11%) SC Cleared
4 26 (57.78%) User Stories
5 21 (46.67%) ISEB
6 19 (42.22%) User Experience
7 15 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (33.33%) System Testing
7 15 (33.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 15 (33.33%) Axure RP
7 15 (33.33%) Finance
7 15 (33.33%) Business Analysis
8 13 (28.89%) JIRA
8 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
9 11 (24.44%) Confluence
10 9 (20.00%) SQL
11 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
11 7 (15.56%) HP
12 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (11.11%) Test Management
13 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
13 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
13 5 (11.11%) XML Messaging
13 5 (11.11%) .NET
13 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
13 5 (11.11%) MS Office
13 5 (11.11%) XML
13 5 (11.11%) UNIX
14 4 (8.89%) UML
14 4 (8.89%) CSS

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 11 (24.44%) Confluence
2 3 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) FileNet
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) MS Office
2 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) DHCP
1 3 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 15 (33.33%) Axure RP
2 13 (28.89%) JIRA
3 4 (8.89%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.22%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (2.22%) JUnit
4 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.22%) Selenium
4 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.22%) Rational DOORS
General
1 15 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (71.11%) Analyst
2 26 (57.78%) Business Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Tester
4 6 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Tester
6 3 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.22%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.22%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (2.22%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.22%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.22%) Developer
8 1 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) XML
1 5 (11.11%) XML Messaging
1 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (8.89%) CSS
2 4 (8.89%) SOAP
2 4 (8.89%) HTML
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) jQuery
3 1 (2.22%) RESTful
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) Entity Framework
3 1 (2.22%) CSS3
3 1 (2.22%) JAX-RS
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 19 (42.22%) User Experience
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Human Factors
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) UNIX
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (82.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (57.78%) User Stories
3 15 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (33.33%) System Testing
3 15 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 13 (28.89%) Test Scripting
5 5 (11.11%) Test Management
6 4 (8.89%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
6 4 (8.89%) UML
7 3 (6.67%) OO
8 2 (4.44%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.44%) Migration
8 2 (4.44%) Scrum
8 2 (4.44%) Infrastructure Management
9 1 (2.22%) ITIL
9 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.22%) SysML
9 1 (2.22%) Requirements Management
9 1 (2.22%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.22%) PHP
4 1 (2.22%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (75.56%) Security Cleared
2 32 (71.11%) SC Cleared
3 21 (46.67%) ISEB
4 7 (15.56%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.89%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) HP
2 4 (8.89%) OpenText
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.67%) VMware
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) IBM