Period
to 10 December 2019

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 10 December 2019 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
10 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 251 283 280
Rank change year-on-year +32 -3 -31
Contract jobs citing Use Case 759 900 892
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 0.94% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.07% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 528 658
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £350 £334 £340
90th Percentile £650 £625 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 1
England median hourly rate £52.50 £43.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.09% +11.69% -14.44%
10th Percentile £32.65 £12.88 £36.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £66.88 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £52.50 £43.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +22.09% +132.43% -58.89%

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 63,115 83,744 81,463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.95% 87.13% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 41,709 56,166 54,834
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £298 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,992 2,101 1,899
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £24.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -10.15% +7.23%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.25 £49.80
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +6.82% -8.33% +6.67%

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in England

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in England

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in England

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case in England

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 10 December 2019. 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 +29 375 £500 - 67
South East +50 180 £450 -2.70% 33
North of England +24 74 £450 +9.76% 28
South West +7 53 £450 - 14
Yorkshire +57 41 £450 +2.86% 10
Midlands +10 34 £425 - 13
North West +8 33 £400 - 16
East of England +33 31 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands +20 24 £450 +5.88% 6
East Midlands +18 9 £413 -2.94% 7
Use Case
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2019, 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.

1 318 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (23.85%) Finance
3 162 (21.34%) Analytical Skills
4 160 (21.08%) Analytics
5 150 (19.76%) Scrum
6 138 (18.18%) User Stories
7 134 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
8 131 (17.26%) Business Analysis
9 120 (15.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 115 (15.15%) Microsoft
11 107 (14.10%) Azure
12 101 (13.31%) SQL
13 97 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
14 94 (12.38%) Python
15 90 (11.86%) Data Modelling
15 90 (11.86%) Data Science
16 89 (11.73%) Big Data
17 80 (10.54%) User Experience
18 79 (10.41%) AWS
18 79 (10.41%) Workshop Facilitation
19 73 (9.62%) DevOps
20 72 (9.49%) Degree
21 70 (9.22%) Visualisation
22 69 (9.09%) Migration
23 67 (8.83%) JIRA
24 65 (8.56%) Acceptance Criteria
25 64 (8.43%) Security Cleared
26 62 (8.17%) UML
27 59 (7.77%) Management Information System
28 58 (7.64%) Apache Spark

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 58 (7.64%) Apache Spark
2 35 (4.61%) SharePoint
3 31 (4.08%) Confluence
4 11 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (1.45%) Jupyter
5 9 (1.19%) SAS
6 7 (0.92%) Apache
6 7 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.79%) CMS
8 5 (0.66%) DNN
8 5 (0.66%) IIS
8 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (0.53%) Apache Airflow
9 4 (0.53%) Luigi
9 4 (0.53%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.40%) Mule
10 3 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.26%) Alfresco
Applications
1 56 (7.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (5.67%) MS Visio
3 38 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (4.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 11 (1.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 9 (1.19%) InVision
8 6 (0.79%) Figma
8 6 (0.79%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.66%) CATIA
9 5 (0.66%) SPSS
10 4 (0.53%) Sketch
11 3 (0.40%) UserZoom
12 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.13%) Adobe XD
12 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
12 1 (0.13%) Maya
Business Applications
1 12 (1.58%) Adobe Campaign
1 12 (1.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.79%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.53%) Maximo
5 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.26%) Distributed Ledger
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.26%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP IS-U
7 1 (0.13%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 107 (14.10%) Azure
2 79 (10.41%) AWS
3 37 (4.87%) Power Platform
4 33 (4.35%) Office 365
5 22 (2.90%) GCP
6 14 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (1.84%) PowerApps
7 12 (1.58%) Adobe Analytics
7 12 (1.58%) OneDrive
8 9 (1.19%) Google Drive
8 9 (1.19%) IaaS
9 8 (1.05%) Amazon Kinesis
9 8 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (1.05%) OpenShift
9 8 (1.05%) SaaS
10 7 (0.92%) Microsoft Flow
10 7 (0.92%) PaaS
11 6 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (0.66%) Amazon EMR
12 5 (0.66%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.29%) Firewall
2 14 (1.84%) Radio Access Network
3 12 (1.58%) Network Security
4 9 (1.19%) Internet
5 7 (0.92%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (0.79%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (0.79%) HTTP
6 6 (0.79%) WAN
7 5 (0.66%) SNMP
7 5 (0.66%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.53%) DNS
8 4 (0.53%) LAN
9 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.40%) Wireless
10 2 (0.26%) 802.11
10 2 (0.26%) DOCSIS
10 2 (0.26%) DSL
10 2 (0.26%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.26%) Telnet
10 2 (0.26%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (11.73%) Big Data
2 50 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 43 (5.67%) Hadoop
4 31 (4.08%) Power BI
5 28 (3.69%) Apache Hive
6 23 (3.03%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (2.24%) Impala
8 16 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
8 16 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.84%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (1.58%) Sqoop
12 9 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.05%) Blockchain
13 8 (1.05%) Data Mining
13 8 (1.05%) HBase
14 7 (0.92%) Spark SQL
15 6 (0.79%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 67 (8.83%) JIRA
2 30 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.29%) Jenkins
4 16 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.71%) Subversion
6 11 (1.45%) ClearCase
6 11 (1.45%) NUnit
7 10 (1.32%) Ant
7 10 (1.32%) CppUnit
7 10 (1.32%) GoogleTest
8 8 (1.05%) Maven
8 8 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.92%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.79%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.79%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.66%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.53%) IBM UrbanCode
13 3 (0.40%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.40%) ER Studio
General
1 181 (23.85%) Finance
2 49 (6.46%) Banking
3 48 (6.32%) Marketing
4 33 (4.35%) Retail
5 29 (3.82%) Telecoms
6 21 (2.77%) Public Sector
7 20 (2.64%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.37%) Legal
9 12 (1.58%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.92%) Advertising
11 7 (0.92%) Front Office
11 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.79%) Automotive
13 5 (0.66%) Back Office
13 5 (0.66%) Electronics
13 5 (0.66%) Military
14 4 (0.53%) Local Government
15 3 (0.40%) Law
15 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 302 (39.79%) Analyst
2 274 (36.10%) Business Analyst
3 110 (14.49%) Architect
4 61 (8.04%) Developer
5 49 (6.46%) Solutions Architect
6 43 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
7 38 (5.01%) Agile Business Analyst
8 37 (4.87%) Data Engineer
9 35 (4.61%) Data Business Analyst
10 34 (4.48%) Senior Business Analyst
11 29 (3.82%) Designer
12 24 (3.16%) Data Scientist
12 24 (3.16%) UX Designer
13 23 (3.03%) Consultant
14 20 (2.64%) Big Data Engineer
15 18 (2.37%) Cloud Architect
15 18 (2.37%) DevOps Engineer
16 15 (1.98%) IT Analyst
16 15 (1.98%) Product Owner
16 15 (1.98%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.95%) Kafka
2 26 (3.43%) XML
3 25 (3.29%) REST
4 24 (3.16%) Web Services
5 23 (3.03%) .NET
6 21 (2.77%) AngularJS
7 20 (2.64%) HTML
8 17 (2.24%) React
8 17 (2.24%) SOAP
9 16 (2.11%) Node.js
10 15 (1.98%) CSS
11 14 (1.84%) RESTful
12 13 (1.71%) JSON
12 13 (1.71%) SciPy
13 12 (1.58%) Middleware
14 11 (1.45%) Pandas
14 11 (1.45%) SAML
15 9 (1.19%) MLlib
15 9 (1.19%) TensorFlow
16 8 (1.05%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 162 (21.34%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (10.54%) User Experience
3 59 (7.77%) Management Information System
4 25 (3.29%) Algorithms
5 20 (2.64%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 15 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 15 (1.98%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.98%) Derivative
8 14 (1.84%) Security Operations Centre
9 9 (1.19%) Marketing Technology
10 8 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 7 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (0.92%) PMI
11 7 (0.92%) Virtual Team
12 6 (0.79%) Bitcoin
12 6 (0.79%) NHS
12 6 (0.79%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.79%) State Machine
13 5 (0.66%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 55 (7.25%) Linux
2 27 (3.56%) Windows
3 25 (3.29%) Unix
4 7 (0.92%) Android
5 6 (0.79%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.66%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.40%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.13%) Solaris
8 1 (0.13%) VMS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 318 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (21.08%) Analytics
3 150 (19.76%) Scrum
4 138 (18.18%) User Stories
5 134 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
6 131 (17.26%) Business Analysis
7 120 (15.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 97 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
9 90 (11.86%) Data Modelling
9 90 (11.86%) Data Science
10 79 (10.41%) Workshop Facilitation
11 73 (9.62%) DevOps
12 70 (9.22%) Visualisation
13 69 (9.09%) Migration
14 65 (8.56%) Acceptance Criteria
15 62 (8.17%) UML
16 55 (7.25%) Change Management
17 54 (7.11%) Project Management
18 51 (6.72%) Data Analytics
19 49 (6.46%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 101 (13.31%) SQL
2 94 (12.38%) Python
3 43 (5.67%) Java
4 40 (5.27%) JavaScript
5 31 (4.08%) Scala
6 28 (3.69%) R
7 27 (3.56%) C
8 25 (3.29%) C++
9 15 (1.98%) C#
9 15 (1.98%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.84%) Bash Shell
11 13 (1.71%) Perl
12 7 (0.92%) Ruby
13 3 (0.40%) AWK
13 3 (0.40%) Kotlin
13 3 (0.40%) PHP
13 3 (0.40%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.40%) sed
13 3 (0.40%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 72 (9.49%) Degree
2 64 (8.43%) Security Cleared
3 49 (6.46%) SC Cleared
4 23 (3.03%) ISEB
5 21 (2.77%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.98%) CBAP
7 12 (1.58%) CISSP
7 12 (1.58%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.58%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.32%) CISM
8 10 (1.32%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.19%) ACCA
9 9 (1.19%) CIMA
10 8 (1.05%) CCNP
10 8 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.05%) IIBA
10 8 (1.05%) PhD
11 7 (0.92%) CCNA
12 6 (0.79%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.74%) QA
2 12 (1.58%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.45%) GDPR
4 8 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.92%) PMO
6 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.53%) NIST
7 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.40%) Actionable Recommendations
8 3 (0.40%) COBIT
9 2 (0.26%) SLA
10 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.13%) ITGC
10 1 (0.13%) NCSC
10 1 (0.13%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (2.64%) Docker
2 19 (2.50%) HDFS
3 12 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (1.32%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.53%) Apache Flume
6 4 (0.53%) Snort
7 3 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.40%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.13%) Firmware
8 1 (0.13%) LXC
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.13%) vCloud
8 1 (0.13%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (2.11%) Ansible
2 13 (1.71%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.71%) QRadar
3 11 (1.45%) Hadoop YARN
4 10 (1.32%) Puppet
4 10 (1.32%) Terraform
5 7 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.79%) Kibana
7 5 (0.66%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.66%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.53%) ArcSight ESM
8 4 (0.53%) Graphite
8 4 (0.53%) logstash
9 3 (0.40%) Perfmon
9 3 (0.40%) Rsyslog
9 3 (0.40%) VictorOps
10 2 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 115 (15.15%) Microsoft
2 48 (6.32%) Oracle
3 36 (4.74%) Google
4 33 (4.35%) SAP
5 29 (3.82%) Adobe
6 26 (3.43%) Splunk
7 20 (2.64%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (2.37%) Cisco
9 17 (2.24%) Tableau
10 16 (2.11%) Cloudera
10 16 (2.11%) Hortonworks
10 16 (2.11%) VMware
11 12 (1.58%) ArcSight
11 12 (1.58%) ComArch
12 11 (1.45%) Sparx
13 10 (1.32%) IBM
14 9 (1.19%) Informatica
15 8 (1.05%) McAfee
16 7 (0.92%) Foundry
16 7 (0.92%) Palantir