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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 41 51 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Use Case 34 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.38% 2.12% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.75% 2.82% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 3
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£423 £425 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +47.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+30.60% -24.24%
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
591 567 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 76.16% 75.20% 69.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 361 168
Average daily rate £365 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.80% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 11
Average hourly rate £18.18 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.28% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.45 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £18.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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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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 -1 10 £375 -11.76%
Use Case
UK

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
3 34 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 30 (58.82%) User Stories
5 21 (41.18%) User Experience
6 20 (39.22%) Finance
7 19 (37.25%) ISEB
8 18 (35.29%) Business Analysis
9 16 (31.37%) System Testing
9 16 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (31.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 16 (31.37%) Axure RP
10 14 (27.45%) JIRA
11 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
12 11 (21.57%) Confluence
13 9 (17.65%) HP
14 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
15 7 (13.73%) XML
15 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
16 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
17 5 (9.80%) Test Management
17 5 (9.80%) XML Messaging
17 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
17 5 (9.80%) UNIX
17 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
17 5 (9.80%) SQL
17 5 (9.80%) Linux
17 5 (9.80%) UML
18 4 (7.84%) CRM
18 4 (7.84%) SOAP

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (21.57%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) FrameMaker
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) SaaS
2 2 (3.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.88%) DHCP
1 3 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (1.96%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (31.37%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (31.37%) Axure RP
2 14 (27.45%) JIRA
3 4 (7.84%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.92%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (74.51%) Analyst
2 33 (64.71%) Business Analyst
3 7 (13.73%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Business Systems Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Business Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Author
6 3 (5.88%) Technical Author
6 3 (5.88%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) UML Business Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Process Analyst
8 1 (1.96%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) XML
2 5 (9.80%) XML Messaging
3 4 (7.84%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (41.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) UNIX
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (58.82%) User Stories
3 18 (35.29%) Business Analysis
4 16 (31.37%) System Testing
4 16 (31.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (23.53%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
7 5 (9.80%) Test Management
7 5 (9.80%) UML
8 4 (7.84%) CRM
8 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.84%) SysML
8 4 (7.84%) Systems Analysis
8 4 (7.84%) Requirements Management
9 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
9 3 (5.88%) SOA
9 3 (5.88%) PRINCE
10 2 (3.92%) Change Management
10 2 (3.92%) Validation
10 2 (3.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (9.80%) PL/SQL
1 5 (9.80%) SQL
2 2 (3.92%) Java
3 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (68.63%) Security Cleared
2 34 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 19 (37.25%) ISEB
4 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) vSphere
1 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) HP
2 3 (5.88%) VMware
2 3 (5.88%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 3 (5.88%) Adobe
3 2 (3.92%) IBM