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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 34 62 44
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -18
Contract jobs citing Use Case 37 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.78% 1.98% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.93% 2.56% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 2
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£404 £425 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +47.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £400 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £441 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £35.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +10.07%
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
624 625 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 80.62% 77.45% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 404 182
Average daily rate £361 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £25.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.97 £12.45 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.50 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 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 22 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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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 +7 14 £313 -26.47%
Use Case
UK

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (67.92%) Security Cleared
3 34 (64.15%) SC Cleared
4 28 (52.83%) User Stories
5 22 (41.51%) ISEB
6 21 (39.62%) User Experience
7 19 (35.85%) Finance
8 16 (30.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 16 (30.19%) Axure RP
8 16 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (30.19%) System Testing
8 16 (30.19%) Business Analysis
9 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
10 13 (24.53%) JIRA
11 11 (20.75%) Confluence
12 9 (16.98%) SQL
13 7 (13.21%) HP
13 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
14 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
15 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
15 5 (9.43%) Test Management
15 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
15 5 (9.43%) XML Messaging
15 5 (9.43%) .NET
15 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
15 5 (9.43%) XML
15 5 (9.43%) UNIX
16 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
16 4 (7.55%) Linux
16 4 (7.55%) CRM

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (20.75%) Confluence
2 3 (5.66%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.89%) CMS
3 1 (1.89%) FileNet
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Office
1 2 (3.77%) FrameMaker
2 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) IaaS
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) DHCP
1 3 (5.66%) DNS
2 1 (1.89%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 16 (30.19%) Axure RP
2 13 (24.53%) JIRA
3 4 (7.55%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (7.55%) SoapUI
4 2 (3.77%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.89%) JUnit
5 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (35.85%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (67.92%) Analyst
2 30 (56.60%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.98%) Tester
4 7 (13.21%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Business Systems Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Author
8 2 (3.77%) Technical Author
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Software Test Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) Lead Business Analyst
9 1 (1.89%) QA Tester
9 1 (1.89%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) .NET Framework
1 5 (9.43%) XML Messaging
1 5 (9.43%) .NET
1 5 (9.43%) XML
2 4 (7.55%) CSS
2 4 (7.55%) SOAP
2 4 (7.55%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) HTML5
3 1 (1.89%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.89%) CSS3
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.89%) JAX-RS
3 1 (1.89%) jQuery
3 1 (1.89%) RESTful
3 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (39.62%) User Experience
2 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.43%) UNIX
2 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (75.47%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (52.83%) User Stories
3 16 (30.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (30.19%) System Testing
3 16 (30.19%) Business Analysis
4 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
5 5 (9.43%) Test Management
6 4 (7.55%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.55%) CRM
6 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.55%) Requirements Management
6 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
6 4 (7.55%) SysML
6 4 (7.55%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (3.77%) PRINCE
7 2 (3.77%) UML
7 2 (3.77%) Scrum
7 2 (3.77%) Validation
7 2 (3.77%) Migration
7 2 (3.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.98%) SQL
2 5 (9.43%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (67.92%) Security Cleared
2 34 (64.15%) SC Cleared
3 22 (41.51%) ISEB
4 7 (13.21%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.66%) vSphere
1 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (11.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) HP
2 4 (7.55%) OpenText
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) VMware
3 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.77%) IBM
4 2 (3.77%) Adobe
5 1 (1.89%) Oracle