Period
to 12 June 2021

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 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.

Use Cases
UK > England
6 months to
12 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 197 257 254
Rank change year-on-year +60 -3 +23
Contract jobs citing Use Case 660 394 922
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.36% 1.01% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.17% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 240 557
10th Percentile £363 £363 £366
25th Percentile £425 £413 £438
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £510
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% -6.86% +7.37%
75th Percentile £625 £588 £588
90th Percentile £725 £656 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
10th Percentile £35.98 £40.88 £19.84
25th Percentile £41.25 £55.00 £28.39
Median hourly rate £56.50 £56.25 £41.50
Median % change year-on-year +0.44% +35.54% -4.60%
75th Percentile £64.06 £58.75 £52.69
90th Percentile £72.47 £60.13 £56.75
UK median hourly rate £52.43 £56.25 £41.50
% change year-on-year -6.80% +35.54% -4.60%

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 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%

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 12 June 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

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 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 +38 412 £550 - 64
South East +13 76 £475 +5.56% 29
North of England +12 40 £500 +11.11% 29
South West +39 39 £558 +11.50% 7
Midlands -13 27 £381 -10.29% 10
West Midlands -8 23 £381 -10.29% 5
North West -5 21 £481 -3.75% 17
Yorkshire +19 18 £500 +29.03% 12
East of England +6 17 £513 +28.13% 14
East Midlands +3 4 £380 +8.57% 5
North East +6 1 £425 -12.82%
Use Case
UK

For the 6 months to 12 June 2021, 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.

1 255 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (24.09%) Finance
3 151 (22.88%) Social Skills
4 116 (17.58%) Azure
5 112 (16.97%) User Stories
6 109 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
6 109 (16.52%) Data Modelling
7 98 (14.85%) AWS
8 96 (14.55%) SQL
9 92 (13.94%) Python
10 88 (13.33%) DevOps
11 87 (13.18%) Cybersecurity
12 84 (12.73%) Business Analysis
13 83 (12.58%) Requirements Gathering
14 82 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
15 80 (12.12%) Security Cleared
15 80 (12.12%) Analytics
16 77 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
17 68 (10.30%) JIRA
18 65 (9.85%) Banking
18 65 (9.85%) Java
19 64 (9.70%) SC Cleared
19 64 (9.70%) Workshop Facilitation
20 61 (9.24%) Microsoft
20 61 (9.24%) Scrum
20 61 (9.24%) GCP
21 60 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
22 59 (8.94%) Decision-Making
22 59 (8.94%) Migration
23 58 (8.79%) User Experience

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 41 (6.21%) Apache Spark
2 34 (5.15%) Confluence
3 25 (3.79%) Apache
4 18 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 17 (2.58%) Oracle Coherence
6 16 (2.42%) CMS
7 10 (1.52%) Apache Airflow
8 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.45%) SAS
10 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.30%) Documentum
10 2 (0.30%) Ethereum
10 2 (0.30%) FileNet
10 2 (0.30%) Hyperledger
10 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.30%) IIS
10 2 (0.30%) Mule
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (4.09%) MS Visio
3 22 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (3.18%) Figma
5 17 (2.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 16 (2.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 11 (1.67%) Sketch
8 10 (1.52%) InVision
9 4 (0.61%) Chatbot
9 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.30%) Maple
10 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
11 1 (0.15%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 10 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.21%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 7 (1.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 6 (0.91%) Sentinel
5 5 (0.76%) SAP Hybris
6 4 (0.61%) SAP S/4HANA
7 3 (0.45%) SAP BPC
8 2 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
8 2 (0.30%) Magento
8 2 (0.30%) Payment Gateway
8 2 (0.30%) R3 Corda
8 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.30%) Summit
9 1 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.15%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.15%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 116 (17.58%) Azure
2 98 (14.85%) AWS
3 61 (9.24%) GCP
4 34 (5.15%) Power Platform
5 29 (4.39%) Microsoft 365
6 23 (3.48%) SaaS
7 15 (2.27%) Serverless
8 14 (2.12%) GitHub
9 13 (1.97%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (1.52%) OpenShift
10 10 (1.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 9 (1.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 8 (1.21%) Amazon Kinesis
12 8 (1.21%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (1.21%) IaaS
13 7 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.06%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 7 (1.06%) PaaS
13 7 (1.06%) PowerApps
14 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.09%) HTTP
2 18 (2.73%) Firewall
3 14 (2.12%) WAN
4 13 (1.97%) LAN
5 11 (1.67%) Network Security
6 10 (1.52%) DNS
7 7 (1.06%) PBX
7 7 (1.06%) RTP
7 7 (1.06%) VoIP
8 6 (0.91%) 5G
8 6 (0.91%) VPN
9 5 (0.76%) IPv6
9 5 (0.76%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (0.76%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.76%) Unified Communications
10 4 (0.61%) BGP
10 4 (0.61%) DHCP
10 4 (0.61%) MPLS
10 4 (0.61%) OSPF
10 4 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (8.18%) Big Data
2 31 (4.70%) Data Lake
3 29 (4.39%) Power BI
4 26 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (3.64%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.18%) Data Mining
7 20 (3.03%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.42%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.42%) RDBMS
9 15 (2.27%) Tableau
10 14 (2.12%) Parquet
10 14 (2.12%) SQL Server
11 12 (1.82%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.91%) OLAP
14 5 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.76%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (10.30%) JIRA
2 29 (4.39%) Git (software)
2 29 (4.39%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.36%) Maven
4 7 (1.06%) Eclipse
4 7 (1.06%) GitLab
4 7 (1.06%) LoadRunner
4 7 (1.06%) Selenium
5 5 (0.76%) Axure RP
5 5 (0.76%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.61%) JMeter
6 4 (0.61%) JUnit
6 4 (0.61%) Postman
6 4 (0.61%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.45%) Bitbucket Server
7 3 (0.45%) IBM UrbanCode
7 3 (0.45%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.45%) REST Assured
General
1 159 (24.09%) Finance
2 151 (22.88%) Social Skills
3 109 (16.52%) Analytical Skills
4 65 (9.85%) Banking
5 34 (5.15%) Presentation Skills
6 32 (4.85%) Public Sector
7 31 (4.70%) Telecoms
8 25 (3.79%) Documentation Skills
9 24 (3.64%) Marketing
10 23 (3.48%) Retail
11 18 (2.73%) Organisational Skills
12 16 (2.42%) Influencing Skills
13 15 (2.27%) Legal
14 14 (2.12%) Manufacturing
15 12 (1.82%) Back Office
16 10 (1.52%) German Language
17 9 (1.36%) French Language
18 8 (1.21%) Billing
19 7 (1.06%) Games
20 6 (0.91%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 191 (28.94%) Analyst
2 131 (19.85%) Business Analyst
3 107 (16.21%) Architect
4 70 (10.61%) Developer
5 44 (6.67%) Designer
6 38 (5.76%) Consultant
7 29 (4.39%) Data Engineer
8 28 (4.24%) Data Architect
9 24 (3.64%) Cloud Architect
10 23 (3.48%) Data Analyst
11 22 (3.33%) UX Designer
12 21 (3.18%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (2.73%) Security Analyst
13 18 (2.73%) Security Engineer
13 18 (2.73%) Splunk Engineer
14 17 (2.58%) Scala Developer
15 16 (2.42%) Data Business Analyst
15 16 (2.42%) Technical Analyst
16 15 (2.27%) Senior Designer
16 15 (2.27%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.91%) HTML
2 38 (5.76%) JSON
3 27 (4.09%) REST
4 26 (3.94%) Web Services
5 24 (3.64%) XML
6 23 (3.48%) CSS
7 20 (3.03%) Kafka
8 17 (2.58%) Node.js
9 16 (2.42%) React
9 16 (2.42%) RESTful
9 16 (2.42%) Spring
10 14 (2.12%) OAuth
11 11 (1.67%) SAML
11 11 (1.67%) SOAP
12 9 (1.36%) AngularJS
13 8 (1.21%) .NET
13 8 (1.21%) PostGIS
14 7 (1.06%) HTML5
14 7 (1.06%) JSP
15 6 (0.91%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.79%) User Experience
2 41 (6.21%) Management Information System
3 39 (5.91%) Data Structures
4 25 (3.79%) Data Centre
5 20 (3.03%) Algorithms
5 20 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
6 19 (2.88%) Virtual Team
7 13 (1.97%) CMDB
8 12 (1.82%) Cloud Native
9 11 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 9 (1.36%) Replication
11 8 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
11 8 (1.21%) Reference Data
12 7 (1.06%) Cyberattack
12 7 (1.06%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.91%) Grid Computing
13 6 (0.91%) Market Risk
13 6 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (6.06%) Linux
2 27 (4.09%) Windows
3 6 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (0.91%) Unix
4 4 (0.61%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.15%) Android
5 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.15%) CentOS
5 1 (0.15%) FreeBSD
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.15%) VMS
5 1 (0.15%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 255 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (16.97%) User Stories
3 109 (16.52%) Data Modelling
4 88 (13.33%) DevOps
5 87 (13.18%) Cybersecurity
6 84 (12.73%) Business Analysis
7 83 (12.58%) Requirements Gathering
8 82 (12.42%) Problem-Solving
9 80 (12.12%) Analytics
10 77 (11.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 64 (9.70%) Workshop Facilitation
12 61 (9.24%) Scrum
13 60 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
14 59 (8.94%) Decision-Making
14 59 (8.94%) Migration
15 54 (8.18%) Change Management
16 52 (7.88%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (7.58%) Data Analysis
18 48 (7.27%) Project Management
19 43 (6.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 96 (14.55%) SQL
2 92 (13.94%) Python
3 65 (9.85%) Java
4 35 (5.30%) JavaScript
5 27 (4.09%) Scala
6 17 (2.58%) PowerShell
7 15 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 15 (2.27%) C#
8 12 (1.82%) R
8 12 (1.82%) Ruby
9 11 (1.67%) C++
10 9 (1.36%) C
10 9 (1.36%) Go
11 8 (1.21%) MATLAB
12 6 (0.91%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.91%) Shell Script
13 5 (0.76%) Perl
14 4 (0.61%) Kotlin
15 3 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 3 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 64 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 55 (8.33%) Degree
4 23 (3.48%) DV Cleared
5 16 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.67%) CISSP
7 9 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.36%) ISEB
8 8 (1.21%) CISM
9 6 (0.91%) CCIE
10 5 (0.76%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.76%) CCNP
10 5 (0.76%) IIBA
11 4 (0.61%) CRISC
12 3 (0.45%) (ISC)2 CCSP
12 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.45%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.45%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.91%) QA
2 32 (4.85%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.97%) GDPR
4 8 (1.21%) Accessibility
5 6 (0.91%) PMO
6 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) NIST
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) GxP
7 1 (0.15%) MiFID
7 1 (0.15%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (8.48%) Docker
2 15 (2.27%) Active Directory
3 11 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.76%) HDFS
5 4 (0.61%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (0.61%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.61%) vSphere
6 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.15%) Ceph
7 1 (0.15%) IAG
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 49 (7.42%) Kubernetes
2 20 (3.03%) Terraform
3 18 (2.73%) Puppet
4 15 (2.27%) Ansible
5 14 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
6 12 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.36%) vRealize
8 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (0.76%) CSIRT
9 5 (0.76%) Hadoop YARN
9 5 (0.76%) Istio
10 4 (0.61%) Avamar
10 4 (0.61%) Knative
10 4 (0.61%) Mesos
10 4 (0.61%) Packer
10 4 (0.61%) Rancher
11 3 (0.45%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 3 (0.45%) Nessus
11 3 (0.45%) PingFederate
11 3 (0.45%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 61 (9.24%) Microsoft
2 53 (8.03%) Splunk
3 38 (5.76%) Salesforce.com
4 32 (4.85%) Oracle
4 32 (4.85%) SAP
5 29 (4.39%) Google
6 18 (2.73%) Adobe
7 13 (1.97%) VMware
7 13 (1.97%) Zscaler
8 12 (1.82%) CyberArk
9 9 (1.36%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.36%) SolarWinds
10 8 (1.21%) Databricks
10 8 (1.21%) Palo Alto
10 8 (1.21%) Sparx
11 7 (1.06%) Cisco
11 7 (1.06%) Dell
11 7 (1.06%) MuleSoft
11 7 (1.06%) Talend
12 6 (0.91%) Alteryx