The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Use Case skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Use Cases
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 89 95
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 16 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.87% 1.29% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.61% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 10
Median daily rate £525 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £454 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.38% -10.00%  

Use Case is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1493 1861 1933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 81.27% 80.01% 78.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 1025 954
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 71 76
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Use Case as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in Berkshire

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in Berkshire

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in Berkshire

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case in Berkshire

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 10 £525 +52.17% 1
Slough -7 4 £369 -18.05%
Use Case
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Use Case also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) .NET
3 8 (29.63%) J2EE
3 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) XML
4 7 (25.93%) Python
4 7 (25.93%) SOA
4 7 (25.93%) REST
5 6 (22.22%) UML
5 6 (22.22%) SOAP
5 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 6 (22.22%) Scrum
6 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (18.52%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) DNS
6 5 (18.52%) Node.js
6 5 (18.52%) User Stories
6 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) OAuth2
7 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (14.81%) Change Control
7 4 (14.81%) Apigee
7 4 (14.81%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (14.81%) SAML

Use Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (14.81%) nginx
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (3.70%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (3.70%) Pega PRPC
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) IaaS
3 1 (3.70%) PaaS
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
4 1 (3.70%) BGP
4 1 (3.70%) MPLS
4 1 (3.70%) OSPF
4 1 (3.70%) PBX
4 1 (3.70%) SNMP
4 1 (3.70%) SSL
4 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.70%) Telnet
4 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (7.41%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mart
3 1 (3.70%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.70%) Mahout
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
3 4 (14.81%) Marketing
4 1 (3.70%) Back Office
4 1 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Business Analyst
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) Architect
2 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.11%) Lead Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Business Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Business Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Managing Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Product Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Product Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Project Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Salesforce Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Salesforce Business Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (29.63%) J2EE
3 7 (25.93%) REST
3 7 (25.93%) XML
4 6 (22.22%) SOAP
5 5 (18.52%) Node.js
6 4 (14.81%) JSON
6 4 (14.81%) OAuth2
6 4 (14.81%) SAML
6 4 (14.81%) XSLT
7 3 (11.11%) Apache Camel
7 3 (11.11%) HTML
7 3 (11.11%) OSGi
7 3 (11.11%) Web Services
8 2 (7.41%) CSS
9 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.70%) EJB
9 1 (3.70%) JMS
9 1 (3.70%) JSP
9 1 (3.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (14.81%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Internet of Things
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Linux
2 2 (7.41%) Unix
3 1 (3.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) SOA
3 6 (22.22%) Scrum
3 6 (22.22%) UML
4 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
4 5 (18.52%) User Stories
5 4 (14.81%) Change Control
5 4 (14.81%) CRM
5 4 (14.81%) Software Engineering
6 3 (11.11%) Analytics
6 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Business Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Business Process Modelling
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Presales
7 2 (7.41%) Product Marketing
7 2 (7.41%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
2 7 (25.93%) Python
3 6 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) R
6 1 (3.70%) MATLAB
6 1 (3.70%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (3.70%) Netcool
1 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) Apigee
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe
5 1 (3.70%) Amdocs
5 1 (3.70%) Cramer
5 1 (3.70%) CyberArk
5 1 (3.70%) Elavon
5 1 (3.70%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) Infor
5 1 (3.70%) Mapbox
5 1 (3.70%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.70%) Pega
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Siebel
5 1 (3.70%) TIBCO