Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 256 232
Rank change year-on-year +5 -24 +36
Contract jobs citing Use Case 936 880 1,074
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 0.98% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.16% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 560 731
England median daily rate £475 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +5.42% +3.30%
10th Percentile £343 £314 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 14
England median hourly rate £43.50 £46.00 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.43% +21.45% +16.54%
10th Percentile £30.42 £14.75 £27.97
90th Percentile £83.50 £73.50 £54.50
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £46.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year -11.96% +17.20% +20.77%

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 78,060 75,679 82,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.07% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,754 50,508 53,968
England median daily rate £450 £432 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.11% +1.71% +6.12%
10th Percentile £291 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £618 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,792 2,052 2,501
England median hourly rate £23.63 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.36 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £23.44 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.26% +17.50%

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 2018. 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 +11 504 £500 +5.26% 94
South East +18 171 £484 +20.25% 26
Midlands -21 88 £400 -5.88% 15
North of England -6 86 £400 - 44
East of England +18 54 £450 +51.26% 10
East Midlands +23 47 £400 -5.88% 4
North West -14 44 £426 +6.50% 26
West Midlands -46 39 £485 +14.12% 11
South West +2 35 £450 +9.09% 11
Yorkshire -2 31 £340 -12.26% 17
North East +39 11 £388 -13.89% 1
Use Case
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 361 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 264 (28.21%) Finance
3 237 (25.32%) Business Analysis
4 203 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
5 188 (20.09%) User Stories
6 162 (17.31%) Scrum
7 145 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
8 135 (14.42%) SQL
9 127 (13.57%) UML
10 122 (13.03%) Data Modelling
11 110 (11.75%) Microsoft
12 108 (11.54%) Java
12 108 (11.54%) Banking
13 107 (11.43%) Degree
13 107 (11.43%) Project Management
14 105 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 95 (10.15%) Workflow
16 93 (9.94%) Acceptance Criteria
17 91 (9.72%) Analytics
18 89 (9.51%) User Experience
19 85 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
20 84 (8.97%) Waterfall
21 81 (8.65%) Test Automation
22 80 (8.55%) Security Cleared
23 75 (8.01%) Big Data
24 74 (7.91%) Linux
25 72 (7.69%) Jenkins
26 69 (7.37%) Windows
27 68 (7.26%) MS Visio
27 68 (7.26%) DevOps

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 53 (5.66%) Apache Spark
2 32 (3.42%) Confluence
3 30 (3.21%) SharePoint
4 28 (2.99%) Apache
5 22 (2.35%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (1.71%) OpenStack
7 12 (1.28%) JBoss
8 11 (1.18%) SAS
9 10 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (0.53%) CMS
10 5 (0.53%) IIS
10 5 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.43%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.32%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Pig
13 2 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 68 (7.26%) MS Visio
2 52 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
4 21 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (1.28%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.85%) SPSS
7 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.32%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.21%) Weka
10 1 (0.11%) InVision
10 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.11%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 24 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.50%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.53%) Infor CRM
3 5 (0.53%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.43%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.32%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.21%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.21%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.11%) BASE24
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
1 46 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (4.49%) OpenShift
3 21 (2.24%) Office 365
4 12 (1.28%) GitHub
5 10 (1.07%) Amazon S3
5 10 (1.07%) Serverless
6 9 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.64%) Amazon Glacier
7 6 (0.64%) PaaS
8 5 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
8 5 (0.53%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.43%) IBM Blueworks
9 4 (0.43%) SaaS
10 3 (0.32%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.91%) Firewall
2 23 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
3 21 (2.24%) Internet
4 15 (1.60%) HTTP
5 12 (1.28%) FTP
6 10 (1.07%) Intranet
7 9 (0.96%) SAN
8 8 (0.85%) Ethernet
8 8 (0.85%) SSL
9 5 (0.53%) GSM
10 4 (0.43%) Broadband
10 4 (0.43%) Network Security
10 4 (0.43%) Software-Defined Networking
11 3 (0.32%) 4G
11 3 (0.32%) Diameter Protocol
11 3 (0.32%) LAN
11 3 (0.32%) SMS
11 3 (0.32%) SNMP
11 3 (0.32%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (8.01%) Big Data
2 63 (6.73%) SQL Server
3 50 (5.34%) Hadoop
4 36 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 27 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
6 26 (2.78%) HBase
7 25 (2.67%) NoSQL
8 24 (2.56%) Apache Hive
9 23 (2.46%) Power BI
10 17 (1.82%) Impala
11 15 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
12 14 (1.50%) Oracle Database
13 11 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (1.07%) Data Lake
14 10 (1.07%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.96%) SAP BW
15 9 (0.96%) SAP HANA
16 8 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 7 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 72 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 58 (6.20%) Git (software)
3 54 (5.77%) JIRA
4 29 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (2.24%) SoapUI
5 21 (2.24%) Subversion
6 19 (2.03%) Ant
6 19 (2.03%) Maven
7 17 (1.82%) TeamCity
8 16 (1.71%) Eclipse
8 16 (1.71%) JUnit
9 15 (1.60%) Selenium
10 12 (1.28%) Checkstyle
10 12 (1.28%) IntelliJ
10 12 (1.28%) XMLUnit
11 11 (1.18%) Artifactory
12 10 (1.07%) JMeter
12 10 (1.07%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.75%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.75%) NUnit
General
1 264 (28.21%) Finance
2 108 (11.54%) Banking
3 52 (5.56%) Retail
4 40 (4.27%) Telecoms
5 38 (4.06%) Marketing
6 28 (2.99%) Legal
7 23 (2.46%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.82%) Back Office
9 16 (1.71%) Law
10 15 (1.60%) Billing
11 13 (1.39%) Advertising
12 12 (1.28%) Manufacturing
12 12 (1.28%) Retail Banking
13 10 (1.07%) Publishing
14 7 (0.75%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.64%) Military
16 5 (0.53%) Electronics
17 4 (0.43%) Automotive
17 4 (0.43%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 500 (53.42%) Analyst
2 425 (45.41%) Business Analyst
3 108 (11.54%) Developer
4 68 (7.26%) Architect
5 53 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
6 47 (5.02%) Senior Business Analyst
7 40 (4.27%) Financial Analyst
8 39 (4.17%) Finance Business Analyst
9 36 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
9 36 (3.85%) Project Manager
10 35 (3.74%) Consultant
11 30 (3.21%) Financial Business Analyst
12 28 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
13 27 (2.88%) Data Business Analyst
13 27 (2.88%) Technical Business Analyst
14 21 (2.24%) Java Developer
15 20 (2.14%) Full Stack Developer
16 19 (2.03%) Business Intelligence Analyst
16 19 (2.03%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
16 19 (2.03%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.59%) HTML
2 42 (4.49%) SOAP
3 38 (4.06%) Web Services
4 33 (3.53%) JSON
4 33 (3.53%) REST
5 30 (3.21%) .NET
5 30 (3.21%) Node.js
6 28 (2.99%) XML
7 27 (2.88%) AngularJS
7 27 (2.88%) CSS
7 27 (2.88%) HTML5
8 24 (2.56%) CSS3
9 22 (2.35%) jQuery
10 21 (2.24%) D3.js
10 21 (2.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 20 (2.14%) JSTL
11 20 (2.14%) XSD
12 19 (2.03%) Vue (Vue.js)
13 18 (1.92%) Kafka
14 17 (1.82%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 203 (21.69%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (9.51%) User Experience
3 49 (5.24%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 23 (2.46%) Clustering
5 23 (2.46%) Fat Client
5 23 (2.46%) Thin Client
6 17 (1.82%) Mobile App
7 14 (1.50%) Data Centre
7 14 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.39%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 13 (1.39%) FMCG
9 12 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 11 (1.18%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (1.07%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.07%) Fintech
11 10 (1.07%) Robotics
11 10 (1.07%) Social Media
11 10 (1.07%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.91%) Linux
2 69 (7.37%) Windows
3 29 (3.10%) Unix
4 11 (1.18%) Android
4 11 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 9 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (0.64%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.43%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.21%) CentOS
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (38.57%) Agile Software Development
2 237 (25.32%) Business Analysis
3 188 (20.09%) User Stories
4 162 (17.31%) Scrum
5 145 (15.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 127 (13.57%) UML
7 122 (13.03%) Data Modelling
8 107 (11.43%) Project Management
9 105 (11.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 95 (10.15%) Workflow
11 93 (9.94%) Acceptance Criteria
12 91 (9.72%) Analytics
13 85 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
14 84 (8.97%) Waterfall
15 81 (8.65%) Test Automation
16 68 (7.26%) DevOps
17 65 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
18 64 (6.84%) CRM
19 59 (6.30%) Change Management
19 59 (6.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 135 (14.42%) SQL
2 108 (11.54%) Java
3 48 (5.13%) Python
4 43 (4.59%) C#
5 33 (3.53%) JavaScript
6 32 (3.42%) C
7 24 (2.56%) Bash Shell
7 24 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 22 (2.35%) TypeScript
9 21 (2.24%) Scala
10 19 (2.03%) Ruby
11 17 (1.82%) C++
12 16 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 16 (1.71%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.60%) R
14 14 (1.50%) VB
15 13 (1.39%) XPath
16 7 (0.75%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.75%) XAML
17 6 (0.64%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 107 (11.43%) Degree
2 80 (8.55%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.91%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.95%) ISEB
5 29 (3.10%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.82%) CISSP
7 13 (1.39%) CBAP
8 12 (1.28%) Master's Degree
8 12 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
9 10 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.96%) GIAC
10 9 (0.96%) IIBA
11 8 (0.85%) CISM
11 8 (0.85%) PMI Certification
12 7 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.75%) PMP
12 7 (0.75%) SANS
13 6 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (6.73%) QA
2 36 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 25 (2.67%) GDPR
4 15 (1.60%) PMO
5 13 (1.39%) MiFID
6 7 (0.75%) EMIR
7 6 (0.64%) GxP
8 5 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.43%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.32%) COBIT
10 3 (0.32%) FATCA
10 3 (0.32%) GAMP
10 3 (0.32%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 2 (0.21%) NIST 800
11 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.21%) SLA
12 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 12207
System Software
1 24 (2.56%) Docker
2 20 (2.14%) HDFS
3 18 (1.92%) Apache Flume
4 13 (1.39%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.96%) Gluster
6 4 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (0.43%) XenApp
6 4 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.32%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.21%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.11%) Snort
9 1 (0.11%) vCloud
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 39 (4.17%) Ansible
2 18 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 17 (1.82%) Puppet
4 16 (1.71%) Oozie
4 16 (1.71%) QRadar
5 14 (1.50%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 11 (1.18%) Terraform
7 9 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.75%) BladeLogic
9 7 (0.75%) Nessus
9 7 (0.75%) Nmap
10 5 (0.53%) Kibana
11 4 (0.43%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.32%) ArcSight ESM
12 3 (0.32%) Rancher
12 3 (0.32%) RSA Archer
12 3 (0.32%) SCOM
13 2 (0.21%) Grafana
13 2 (0.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 110 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 52 (5.56%) Oracle
3 33 (3.53%) SAP
4 21 (2.24%) IBM
4 21 (2.24%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (1.82%) ArcSight
6 16 (1.71%) VMware
7 15 (1.60%) Tableau
8 13 (1.39%) Splunk
9 10 (1.07%) Capita
9 10 (1.07%) ServiceNow
9 10 (1.07%) Solace
9 10 (1.07%) Sybase
10 9 (0.96%) Citrix
11 8 (0.85%) Cognos
11 8 (0.85%) Hortonworks
12 7 (0.75%) Adobe
12 7 (0.75%) Cloudera
12 7 (0.75%) HP
12 7 (0.75%) iManage