The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 22 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 80 69
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 9 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.75% 1.32% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.55% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
Median daily rate £375 £438 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £380 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £650 £650
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 £37.25 £36.72
% change year-on-year -2.01% +1.45%  

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 Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1005 1160 1193
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 83.68% 85.36% 82.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 638 642
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 14
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 10 (40.00%) SDLC
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (24.00%) QA
5 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (24.00%) SIEM
5 6 (24.00%) Database Security
5 6 (24.00%) VBA
5 6 (24.00%) Perl
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
5 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 6 (24.00%) Python
5 6 (24.00%) Law
5 6 (24.00%) Banking
5 6 (24.00%) Programme Delivery
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (20.00%) BPMN
6 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.00%) JSON
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (16.00%) User Stories
7 4 (16.00%) C#
7 4 (16.00%) .NET
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.00%) XML

Use Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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:

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.00%) GitHub
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (8.00%) Redis
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) GitLab
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) Mockito
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) Banking
2 6 (24.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Analyst
1 8 (32.00%) Business Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Developer
3 4 (16.00%) C# Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Consultant
3 4 (16.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior C# Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Software Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Database Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Security Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.00%) JSON
2 4 (16.00%) .NET
2 4 (16.00%) XML
3 3 (12.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (12.00%) SOAP
3 3 (12.00%) Web Services
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Core
4 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (8.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (8.00%) NHibernate
4 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (8.00%) RESTful
4 2 (8.00%) SignalR
4 2 (8.00%) Spring
5 1 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) SDLC
2 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (24.00%) Database Security
3 6 (24.00%) Programme Delivery
3 6 (24.00%) SIEM
4 5 (20.00%) BPMN
4 5 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (16.00%) MVC
5 4 (16.00%) UML
5 4 (16.00%) User Stories
6 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
6 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.00%) Microservices
6 3 (12.00%) SOA
6 3 (12.00%) TDD
6 3 (12.00%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (12.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 6 (24.00%) Perl
2 6 (24.00%) Python
2 6 (24.00%) VBA
3 5 (20.00%) Java
4 4 (16.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) Avaya
3 1 (4.00%) SAP