Period
to 12 June 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 12 June 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
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 168 199
Rank change year-on-year +12 +31 -22
Contract jobs citing Business Case 868 626 1,214
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.78% 1.60% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.86% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 416 785
10th Percentile £326 £319 £359
25th Percentile £410 £408 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £588 £600 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £480 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 14
10th Percentile £22.42 £23.73 £21.32
25th Percentile £24.00 £25.73 £26.39
Median hourly rate £26.75 £37.75 £53.75
Median % change year-on-year -29.14% -29.77% +14.89%
75th Percentile £46.75 £58.75 £83.44
90th Percentile £63.15 £60.25 £83.75
UK median hourly rate £27.73 £27.25 £53.75
% change year-on-year +1.76% -49.30% +19.44%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 42,927 33,740 72,603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.13% 86.17% 87.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,494 22,880 49,070
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,280 920 1,826
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.02 £15.90 £14.60
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.00 £22.86
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% -3.76% +8.86%
75th Percentile £46.56 £45.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%

Business Case
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Business Case as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Business Case in England

Business Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Case in England.

Daily rate trend for Business Case in England

Business Case
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Case in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Case in England

Business Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Case in England.

Hourly rate trend for Business Case in England

Business Case
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Business Case in England over the 6 months to 12 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Business Case in England

Business Case
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Case within the England region over the 6 months to 12 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -16 374 £500 -4.76% 64
South East +29 129 £475 - 24
North of England +48 114 £550 +15.79% 29
Midlands +38 96 £427 -8.17% 17
West Midlands +32 79 £426 -12.62% 9
South West +18 74 £500 +4.17% 10
North West +27 68 £525 +50.00% 17
Yorkshire +14 32 £550 +4.76% 10
East of England -12 31 £473 -5.41% 10
North East +26 17 £550 +57.14% 2
East Midlands +10 17 £500 +11.11% 8
Business Case
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 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 England region with a requirement for Business Case.

1 328 (37.79%) Finance
2 284 (32.72%) Project Management
3 282 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
4 255 (29.38%) Social Skills
5 254 (29.26%) Stakeholder Management
6 203 (23.39%) Project Delivery
7 148 (17.05%) Change Management
8 114 (13.13%) Security Cleared
9 110 (12.67%) Migration
10 108 (12.44%) PRINCE2
11 96 (11.06%) Public Sector
12 92 (10.60%) Decision-Making
12 92 (10.60%) Microsoft
13 85 (9.79%) Business Analysis
13 85 (9.79%) SC Cleared
14 84 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
15 82 (9.45%) Waterfall
16 78 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
17 76 (8.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 74 (8.53%) Presentation Skills
18 74 (8.53%) Requirements Gathering
19 72 (8.29%) Degree
20 69 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
21 65 (7.49%) Retail
21 65 (7.49%) Risk Management
22 62 (7.14%) Workshop Facilitation
23 61 (7.03%) Influencing Skills
23 61 (7.03%) PMO
24 60 (6.91%) Microsoft Project
24 60 (6.91%) Programme Management

Business Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 37 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 32 (3.69%) Confluence
3 11 (1.27%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.15%) CMS
5 8 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (0.69%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.46%) Apache
8 2 (0.23%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Fuse
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.12%) Drupal
9 1 (0.12%) Headless CMS
9 1 (0.12%) Jadu
9 1 (0.12%) Liferay
9 1 (0.12%) SAS
9 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 78 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (6.91%) Microsoft Project
3 35 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (3.11%) MS Visio
5 24 (2.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.81%) AutoCAD
7 6 (0.69%) Revit
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.23%) Figma
8 2 (0.23%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.38%) Magento
2 10 (1.15%) SAP Hybris
3 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.46%) SAP EWM
4 4 (0.46%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.23%) SAP BPC
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.23%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.23%) Unica
7 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.12%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 44 (5.07%) Azure
2 38 (4.38%) Microsoft 365
3 23 (2.65%) AWS
4 19 (2.19%) Power Platform
5 12 (1.38%) SaaS
6 11 (1.27%) OneDrive
6 11 (1.27%) Yammer
7 10 (1.15%) GCP
7 10 (1.15%) IaaS
8 8 (0.92%) PaaS
9 5 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (0.46%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.35%) Google Docs
11 3 (0.35%) Google Sheets
11 3 (0.35%) Miro
11 3 (0.35%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.23%) Asana
12 2 (0.23%) npm
12 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.23%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.42%) WAN
2 19 (2.19%) LAN
3 11 (1.27%) Internet
3 11 (1.27%) Skype
4 10 (1.15%) SAN
5 9 (1.04%) Unified Communications
6 7 (0.81%) FTP
7 5 (0.58%) 5G
7 5 (0.58%) BGP
7 5 (0.58%) Firewall
7 5 (0.58%) NAS
7 5 (0.58%) OSPF
7 5 (0.58%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (0.46%) DHCP
8 4 (0.46%) DNS
8 4 (0.46%) EIGRP
8 4 (0.46%) VPN
9 3 (0.35%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (0.35%) TACACS
9 3 (0.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.73%) Power BI
3 13 (1.50%) Big Data
3 13 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.15%) Data Lake
5 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.58%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.58%) DB2
6 5 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.35%) MS Access
7 3 (0.35%) Tableau
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.23%) BigQuery
8 2 (0.23%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.23%) MySQL
8 2 (0.23%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.23%) Snowflake Schema
8 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 48 (5.53%) JIRA
2 6 (0.69%) Bitbucket
3 5 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.46%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.35%) webpack
6 2 (0.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.12%) Appium
7 1 (0.12%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.12%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.12%) FishEye
7 1 (0.12%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.12%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) Protractor
7 1 (0.12%) QADirector
7 1 (0.12%) Selenium
7 1 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 328 (37.79%) Finance
2 255 (29.38%) Social Skills
3 96 (11.06%) Public Sector
4 74 (8.53%) Presentation Skills
5 69 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
6 65 (7.49%) Retail
7 61 (7.03%) Influencing Skills
8 49 (5.65%) Legal
9 40 (4.61%) Police
10 37 (4.26%) Marketing
11 36 (4.15%) Banking
12 31 (3.57%) Automotive
13 29 (3.34%) Telecoms
14 21 (2.42%) Local Government
15 16 (1.84%) Organisational Skills
16 13 (1.50%) Law
16 13 (1.50%) Manufacturing
17 11 (1.27%) Documentation Skills
18 9 (1.04%) Back Office
19 6 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (28.34%) Project Manager
2 196 (22.58%) Analyst
3 158 (18.20%) Business Analyst
4 80 (9.22%) Architect
5 42 (4.84%) Programme Manager
6 38 (4.38%) Senior Manager
7 33 (3.80%) IT Manager
7 33 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
8 25 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
9 24 (2.76%) IT Project Manager
10 22 (2.53%) Infrastructure Project Manager
11 20 (2.30%) Business Manager
11 20 (2.30%) Consultant
12 19 (2.19%) Senior Project Manager
13 18 (2.07%) Delivery Manager
13 18 (2.07%) Developer
13 18 (2.07%) E-Commerce Manager
13 18 (2.07%) E-Commerce Project Manager
14 17 (1.96%) Senior Analyst
14 17 (1.96%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.61%) .NET
2 12 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (1.27%) Middleware
4 7 (0.81%) Web Services
5 6 (0.69%) SOAP
6 5 (0.58%) REST
7 4 (0.46%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.46%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.46%) HTML
8 3 (0.35%) CSS
8 3 (0.35%) JSON
9 2 (0.23%) HTML5
9 2 (0.23%) Node.js
9 2 (0.23%) React
9 2 (0.23%) RESTful
9 2 (0.23%) Spring
9 2 (0.23%) Vue.js
10 1 (0.12%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.12%) GraphQL
10 1 (0.12%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (6.57%) User Experience
2 49 (5.65%) Management Information System
3 29 (3.34%) NHS
4 20 (2.30%) Data Centre
4 20 (2.30%) PMI
5 10 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.04%) Virtual Team
7 8 (0.92%) Public Cloud
8 7 (0.81%) Cloud Native
8 7 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (0.69%) Replication
10 5 (0.58%) AS400
10 5 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.58%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (0.58%) iSeries
10 5 (0.58%) LPAR
10 5 (0.58%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.58%) Robotics
11 4 (0.46%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.35%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 20 (2.30%) Windows
2 7 (0.81%) Unix
2 7 (0.81%) Windows 10
3 6 (0.69%) Apple iOS
3 6 (0.69%) Linux
4 5 (0.58%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.46%) VMS
5 4 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (0.23%) Android
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.12%) Solaris
8 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (32.72%) Project Management
2 282 (32.49%) Agile Software Development
3 254 (29.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 203 (23.39%) Project Delivery
5 148 (17.05%) Change Management
6 110 (12.67%) Migration
7 108 (12.44%) PRINCE2
8 92 (10.60%) Decision-Making
9 85 (9.79%) Business Analysis
10 84 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
11 82 (9.45%) Waterfall
12 76 (8.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 74 (8.53%) Requirements Gathering
14 65 (7.49%) Risk Management
15 62 (7.14%) Workshop Facilitation
16 60 (6.91%) Programme Management
17 56 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
17 56 (6.45%) User Stories
18 55 (6.34%) Acceptance Criteria
18 55 (6.34%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (2.65%) SQL
2 17 (1.96%) Python
3 14 (1.61%) C
3 14 (1.61%) C#
4 12 (1.38%) Java
5 10 (1.15%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.58%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.58%) Perl
7 4 (0.46%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.46%) TypeScript
7 4 (0.46%) VB
7 4 (0.46%) VBA
8 3 (0.35%) R
8 3 (0.35%) Scala
9 2 (0.23%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.23%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.12%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.12%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 85 (9.79%) SC Cleared
3 72 (8.29%) Degree
4 44 (5.07%) PMP
5 33 (3.80%) PMI Certification
6 20 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (2.07%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 9 (1.04%) ISEB
10 9 (1.04%) MBA
11 8 (0.92%) APMP
11 8 (0.92%) CISSP
11 8 (0.92%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.69%) BICSI Certification
13 6 (0.69%) BICSI RCDD
14 5 (0.58%) APMG
14 5 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (7.03%) PMO
2 47 (5.41%) QA
3 23 (2.65%) GDPR
4 12 (1.38%) Accessibility
4 12 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.69%) SLA
7 5 (0.58%) P3O
8 3 (0.35%) COBIT
8 3 (0.35%) GMP
9 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.23%) GRC
9 2 (0.23%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.23%) NIST
10 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.12%) MiFID
10 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 20 (2.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.58%) Docker
3 5 (0.58%) PowerHA
3 5 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.35%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.23%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.12%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.12%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 12 (1.38%) NetBackup
2 8 (0.92%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.35%) NSN NetAct
3 3 (0.35%) SCCM
3 3 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.35%) Terraform
4 2 (0.23%) Ansible
4 2 (0.23%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.12%) Grafana
5 1 (0.12%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.12%) Nagios
5 1 (0.12%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 92 (10.60%) Microsoft
2 38 (4.38%) SAP
3 31 (3.57%) Oracle
4 29 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (2.30%) VMware
6 17 (1.96%) hybris
7 15 (1.73%) Google
8 12 (1.38%) MuleSoft
9 11 (1.27%) IBM
10 10 (1.15%) Cisco
11 9 (1.04%) Adobe
11 9 (1.04%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.92%) BT
13 7 (0.81%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.81%) UiPath
14 6 (0.69%) HP
15 5 (0.58%) Apple
15 5 (0.58%) ServiceNow
16 4 (0.46%) DevExpress
16 4 (0.46%) Splunk