Period
to 20 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Business Case skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Case over the 6 months to 20 October 2021 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.

Business Cases
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 111 80 172
Rank change year-on-year -31 +92 -13
Contract jobs citing Business Case 68 37 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.75% 2.06% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 2.31% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 22 42
10th Percentile £389 £411 £377
25th Percentile £471 £425 £440
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £593 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +24.74% -5.00% -
75th Percentile £688 £538 £634
90th Percentile £769 £610 £700
Central London median daily rate £563 £475 £494
% change year-on-year +18.42% -3.80% -1.25%

Business Case is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,544 1,604 5,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 91.15% 89.16% 90.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,666 1,205 4,277
10th Percentile £363 £313 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% -0.95% +2.94%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £675 £680
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £513
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.49% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 62
10th Percentile £9.75 £14.95 £11.78
25th Percentile £18.81 £18.13 £12.76
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.75 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -8.40% +84.51% -5.08%
75th Percentile £42.38 £44.50 £25.94
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.75 £49.29
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £32.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +60.00% +6.95%

Business Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Business Case as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Business Case in the City of London

Business Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Case in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Business Case in the City of London

Business Case
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Case in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Case in the City of London

Business Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Case in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Business Case in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Business Case also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Business Case.

1 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
1 27 (39.71%) Social Skills
2 23 (33.82%) Finance
3 18 (26.47%) Project Delivery
4 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (20.59%) Project Management
5 12 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (14.71%) Migration
6 10 (14.71%) Influencing Skills
7 9 (13.24%) Marketing
8 8 (11.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
8 8 (11.76%) QA
8 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (8.82%) Data Analysis
9 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
9 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
9 6 (8.82%) PMP
9 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (8.82%) Decision-Making
9 6 (8.82%) Workshop Facilitation
9 6 (8.82%) PMO
9 6 (8.82%) Programme Delivery
9 6 (8.82%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (8.82%) Matrix Organization
9 6 (8.82%) Project Governance
10 5 (7.35%) Process Improvement
10 5 (7.35%) IaaS
10 5 (7.35%) Analytics
10 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (7.35%) Waterfall

Business Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
1 1 (1.47%) CMS
1 1 (1.47%) Confluence
1 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) IaaS
2 4 (5.88%) AWS
2 4 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.94%) Azure
3 2 (2.94%) Power Platform
3 2 (2.94%) PowerApps
3 2 (2.94%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.47%) GCP
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (1.47%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) HTTP
1 3 (4.41%) IGMP
1 3 (4.41%) LAN
1 3 (4.41%) WAN
2 1 (1.47%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Data Lake
1 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
1 2 (2.94%) Metadata
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
2 1 (1.47%) Big Data
2 1 (1.47%) Data Mining
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) HBase
2 1 (1.47%) HDInsight
2 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.47%) OLAP
2 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.47%) Power BI
2 1 (1.47%) Redis
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Tableau
2 1 (1.47%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (39.71%) Social Skills
2 23 (33.82%) Finance
3 10 (14.71%) Influencing Skills
4 9 (13.24%) Marketing
5 5 (7.35%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (7.35%) Legal
5 5 (7.35%) Manufacturing
5 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
6 4 (5.88%) Banking
6 4 (5.88%) Organisational Skills
6 4 (5.88%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (5.88%) Public Sector
7 3 (4.41%) Back Office
8 2 (2.94%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.94%) Law
8 2 (2.94%) Retail
9 1 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (1.47%) Local Government
9 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 15 (22.06%) Analyst
3 13 (19.12%) Business Analyst
4 7 (10.29%) Delivery Manager
4 7 (10.29%) Programme Manager
5 6 (8.82%) Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Finance Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Finance Project Manager
6 5 (7.35%) Transformation Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Agile Project Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.88%) SAP Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.88%) SAP Manager
7 4 (5.88%) Transformation Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Digital Agile Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Digital Project Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Digital Transformation
8 3 (4.41%) Digital Transformation Manager
8 3 (4.41%) Programme Delivery Manager
8 3 (4.41%) SAP Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) PySpark
1 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) User Experience
1 3 (4.41%) Virtual Team
2 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.47%) Blog
3 1 (1.47%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) Equities
3 1 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.47%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (26.47%) Project Delivery
3 14 (20.59%) Project Management
3 14 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (14.71%) Migration
6 8 (11.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 6 (8.82%) Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (8.82%) Business Analysis
7 6 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.82%) Data Analysis
7 6 (8.82%) Decision-Making
7 6 (8.82%) Matrix Organization
7 6 (8.82%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.82%) Programme Delivery
7 6 (8.82%) Project Governance
7 6 (8.82%) Workshop Facilitation
8 5 (7.35%) Analytics
8 5 (7.35%) Process Improvement
8 5 (7.35%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) R
1 3 (4.41%) SQL
2 1 (1.47%) Python
2 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) PMP
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) QA
2 6 (8.82%) PMO
3 2 (2.94%) UCITS
4 1 (1.47%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.47%) GDPR
Vendors
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 4 (5.88%) SAP
2 3 (4.41%) Cisco
3 2 (2.94%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.94%) Chordiant
3 2 (2.94%) Pega
4 1 (1.47%) Ab Initio
4 1 (1.47%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.47%) Cadence
4 1 (1.47%) Informatica