Period
to 14 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 14 August 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 257 253 290
Rank change year-on-year -4 +37 -18
Contract jobs citing Use Case 279 885 867
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.07% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.23% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 578 516
Median daily rate £475 £510 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +7.37% +5.56%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £679 £611
UK median daily rate £463 £500 £463
% change year-on-year -7.50% +8.11% +3.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 10
Median hourly rate £34.56 £53.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.79% +21.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £32.36 £33.03 £28.29
90th Percentile £36.07 £66.50 £72.47
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £52.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year -33.65% +20.57% +9.38%

Use 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 26,096 72,161 81,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.47% 87.21% 87.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,570 47,909 54,161
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 914 2,007 2,212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +17.23% -9.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -14.29%

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in England

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Use Case in England

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Use Case in England over the 6 months to 14 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Use Case in England

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Use Case in England

Use 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 Use Case within the England region over the 6 months to 14 August 2020. 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 -19 153 £513 -6.82% 33
South East +86 41 £449 -0.17% 8
Midlands +76 27 £450 - 7
North of England +63 26 £500 +11.11% 9
West Midlands +46 19 £450 - 2
South West +40 14 £400 -23.81% 5
North West +61 12 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +53 12 £600 +20.00% 5
East of England +66 10 £450 +5.88% 3
East Midlands +64 7 £413 +3.13% 5
North East - 2 £500 -
Use Case
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Use 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 Use Case.

1 116 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (24.37%) Finance
3 50 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (16.85%) Python
5 44 (15.77%) Security Cleared
6 43 (15.41%) Azure
7 41 (14.70%) SQL
7 41 (14.70%) Analytics
7 41 (14.70%) User Stories
8 39 (13.98%) Microsoft
9 33 (11.83%) Big Data
10 32 (11.47%) SC Cleared
10 32 (11.47%) Business Analysis
10 32 (11.47%) Java
10 32 (11.47%) Scrum
11 31 (11.11%) AWS
12 30 (10.75%) Data Science
12 30 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (10.39%) Requirements Gathering
13 29 (10.39%) Data Modelling
14 28 (10.04%) Windows
14 28 (10.04%) Artificial Intelligence
14 28 (10.04%) Degree
14 28 (10.04%) Decision-Making
15 27 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
16 26 (9.32%) DevOps
17 25 (8.96%) Test Automation
17 25 (8.96%) SIEM
18 24 (8.60%) Apache Spark
19 23 (8.24%) GCP

Use 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 24 (8.60%) Apache Spark
2 15 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.58%) Apache
4 6 (2.15%) Confluence
5 4 (1.43%) Gunicorn
5 4 (1.43%) nginx
6 3 (1.08%) Apache Airflow
6 3 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.72%) Anypoint
7 2 (0.72%) CMS
7 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.36%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.36%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.36%) Mule
8 1 (0.36%) OnBase
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.36%) Predix
8 1 (0.36%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 9 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (2.51%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.79%) Chatbot
3 5 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.79%) Sketch
4 4 (1.43%) Figma
4 4 (1.43%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.36%) InVision
6 1 (0.36%) LibreOffice
6 1 (0.36%) Maya
6 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (3.94%) SAP S/4HANA
2 5 (1.79%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.08%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.72%) Aligne
4 2 (0.72%) Magento
4 2 (0.72%) Orchestrade
4 2 (0.72%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.72%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.72%) Summit
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.36%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.36%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.36%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.36%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.41%) Azure
2 31 (11.11%) AWS
3 23 (8.24%) GCP
4 11 (3.94%) Power Platform
5 6 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.79%) OpenShift
6 5 (1.79%) Serverless
7 4 (1.43%) Amazon Alexa
7 4 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.43%) Office 365
7 4 (1.43%) SaaS
8 3 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.08%) GitHub
9 2 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.72%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.30%) Firewall
2 9 (3.23%) Internet
3 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.08%) DHCP
4 3 (1.08%) Kerberos
4 3 (1.08%) LAN
4 3 (1.08%) Network Security
4 3 (1.08%) WAN
4 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.72%) 4G
5 2 (0.72%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.72%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.36%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (0.36%) LTE
6 1 (0.36%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.36%) Skype
6 1 (0.36%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.36%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (0.36%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.83%) Big Data
2 15 (5.38%) Hadoop
3 12 (4.30%) Data Lake
4 11 (3.94%) Power BI
5 10 (3.58%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (2.87%) Apache Hive
7 8 (2.87%) SQL Server
8 7 (2.51%) HBase
9 6 (2.15%) Oracle Database
9 6 (2.15%) Relational Database
10 5 (1.79%) Flink
11 3 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.08%) DB2
11 3 (1.08%) Impala
11 3 (1.08%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.08%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (1.08%) Pentaho
11 3 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 3 (1.08%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 18 (6.45%) Git (software)
1 18 (6.45%) JIRA
2 17 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 11 (3.94%) Selenium
4 8 (2.87%) Maven
5 7 (2.51%) Cucumber
5 7 (2.51%) JUnit
6 6 (2.15%) Postman
7 4 (1.43%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.08%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.08%) Bitbucket
8 3 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.72%) GitLab
10 1 (0.36%) Appium
10 1 (0.36%) IBM UrbanCode
10 1 (0.36%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.36%) Telerik Test Studio
10 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 68 (24.37%) Finance
2 17 (6.09%) Banking
3 13 (4.66%) Public Sector
4 11 (3.94%) Retail
5 10 (3.58%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.87%) Legal
7 7 (2.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.15%) Back Office
9 4 (1.43%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.08%) Games
10 3 (1.08%) General Ledger
10 3 (1.08%) Law
10 3 (1.08%) Marketing
10 3 (1.08%) Military
11 2 (0.72%) French Language
11 2 (0.72%) Front Office
11 2 (0.72%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.72%) Publishing
12 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 90 (32.26%) Analyst
2 67 (24.01%) Business Analyst
3 38 (13.62%) Developer
4 36 (12.90%) Architect
5 14 (5.02%) Consultant
5 14 (5.02%) Data Scientist
5 14 (5.02%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (3.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (3.94%) Security Analyst
7 10 (3.58%) Data Engineer
8 9 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 9 (3.23%) Data Architect
9 7 (2.51%) Security Architect
9 7 (2.51%) Security Engineer
10 6 (2.15%) Agile Business Analyst
10 6 (2.15%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (1.79%) Product Manager
11 5 (1.79%) SharePoint Business Analyst
11 5 (1.79%) UI Developer
11 5 (1.79%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.66%) REST
2 11 (3.94%) PySpark
3 9 (3.23%) .NET
3 9 (3.23%) CSS
3 9 (3.23%) Pandas
3 9 (3.23%) SciPy
3 9 (3.23%) TensorFlow
4 8 (2.87%) AngularJS
4 8 (2.87%) H2O
4 8 (2.87%) JSON
4 8 (2.87%) Middleware
4 8 (2.87%) MLlib
4 8 (2.87%) SAML
4 8 (2.87%) Web Services
4 8 (2.87%) XML
5 7 (2.51%) HTML
5 7 (2.51%) LDAP
5 7 (2.51%) React
5 7 (2.51%) SOAP
6 6 (2.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.81%) User Experience
3 15 (5.38%) Algorithms
4 11 (3.94%) Virtual Team
5 10 (3.58%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.15%) Analytical Mindset
6 6 (2.15%) Data Structures
6 6 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.15%) Taxonomies
7 5 (1.79%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.79%) NHS
8 4 (1.43%) Blog
8 4 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.43%) Graphic Design
8 4 (1.43%) PKI
9 3 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.08%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (10.04%) Windows
2 23 (8.24%) Linux
3 11 (3.94%) Unix
4 9 (3.23%) Android
5 5 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.43%) Windows 10
6 4 (1.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (1.08%) Solaris
8 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.36%) CentOS
9 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (14.70%) Analytics
2 41 (14.70%) User Stories
3 32 (11.47%) Business Analysis
3 32 (11.47%) Scrum
4 30 (10.75%) Data Science
4 30 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (10.39%) Data Modelling
5 29 (10.39%) Requirements Gathering
6 28 (10.04%) Artificial Intelligence
6 28 (10.04%) Decision-Making
7 27 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (9.32%) DevOps
9 25 (8.96%) SIEM
9 25 (8.96%) Test Automation
10 22 (7.89%) Machine Learning
10 22 (7.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 21 (7.53%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.85%) Python
2 41 (14.70%) SQL
3 32 (11.47%) Java
4 16 (5.73%) PowerShell
5 15 (5.38%) JavaScript
6 13 (4.66%) Scala
7 8 (2.87%) C
8 6 (2.15%) C#
9 5 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.79%) Groovy
10 4 (1.43%) C++
11 3 (1.08%) R
11 3 (1.08%) Ruby
11 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.72%) Apple Swift
12 2 (0.72%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.72%) Go
12 2 (0.72%) Java 8
12 2 (0.72%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.72%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (15.77%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.47%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.04%) Degree
4 14 (5.02%) DV Cleared
5 8 (2.87%) ISEB
6 6 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.15%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.15%) SANS
7 5 (1.79%) CEH
7 5 (1.79%) CompTIA Security+
7 5 (1.79%) Master's Degree
7 5 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.08%) CCNP
9 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.08%) PhD
10 2 (0.72%) CISSP
10 2 (0.72%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.72%) GIAC
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.66%) QA
2 9 (3.23%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.15%) SLA
4 4 (1.43%) GDPR
4 4 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.43%) NIST
5 2 (0.72%) NCSC
6 1 (0.36%) EMIR
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) PMO
6 1 (0.36%) PSD2
System Software
1 13 (4.66%) Docker
2 9 (3.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.79%) HDFS
5 2 (0.72%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.72%) XenApp
5 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
6 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (7.53%) Ansible
2 11 (3.94%) Puppet
3 10 (3.58%) Kubernetes
4 6 (2.15%) Kibana
5 5 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (1.79%) Stealthwatch
5 5 (1.79%) Terraform
6 3 (1.08%) Grafana
6 3 (1.08%) logstash
6 3 (1.08%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.08%) QRadar
7 2 (0.72%) Oozie
7 2 (0.72%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.36%) Demisto
8 1 (0.36%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.36%) vRealize
Vendors
1 39 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.17%) Splunk
3 17 (6.09%) Google
3 17 (6.09%) SAP
4 13 (4.66%) Cisco
4 13 (4.66%) Oracle
5 12 (4.30%) MuleSoft
6 10 (3.58%) Tableau
7 8 (2.87%) IBM
7 8 (2.87%) VMware
8 6 (2.15%) Sonatype
9 5 (1.79%) ArcSight
9 5 (1.79%) Talend
10 4 (1.43%) CyberArk
10 4 (1.43%) Informatica
10 4 (1.43%) Red Hat
10 4 (1.43%) TIBCO
11 3 (1.08%) MicroStrategy
11 3 (1.08%) Pega
12 2 (0.72%) OpenLink