Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 15 December 2017 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 > Scotland
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 141 108
Rank change year-on-year +26 -33 +3
Contract jobs citing Use Case 81 40 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.62% 0.96% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 1.15% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 19 58
Scotland median daily rate £390 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £283 £316
90th Percentile £488 £440 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -58.89% +12.50% +6.67%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4245 3477 4970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 85.04% 83.74% 82.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2446 2017 2625
Scotland median daily rate £390 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 82 98
Scotland median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -8.40% +1.89%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.83 £12.35
90th Percentile £43.75 £44.43 £48.13
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in Scotland

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in Scotland

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in Scotland over the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in Scotland

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case in Scotland

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 15 December 2017. 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
Edinburgh +7 59 £400 +14.29% 1
Glasgow +3 19 £344 +10.89% 1
Aberdeen -5 2 £330 -
Lothian - 1 - -
Use Case
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 35 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (33.33%) Finance
3 26 (32.10%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (28.40%) SOA
5 22 (27.16%) UML
6 21 (25.93%) Web Services
7 19 (23.46%) Business Analysis
8 18 (22.22%) Java
9 17 (20.99%) Oracle
9 17 (20.99%) Data Modelling
9 17 (20.99%) User Experience
10 15 (18.52%) OOA/OOD
10 15 (18.52%) OO
11 14 (17.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 14 (17.28%) Splunk
11 14 (17.28%) SDLC
12 13 (16.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (16.05%) Sitecore CMS
12 13 (16.05%) Sitecore
12 13 (16.05%) CMS
13 12 (14.81%) Hibernate
13 12 (14.81%) Red Hat
13 12 (14.81%) SIEM
13 12 (14.81%) JIRA
13 12 (14.81%) Banking
13 12 (14.81%) Domain Models
14 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
14 11 (13.58%) QA
14 11 (13.58%) MS Visio
15 10 (12.35%) Scrum

Use Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 13 (16.05%) CMS
1 13 (16.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 13 (16.05%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.47%) Apache
2 2 (2.47%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (2.47%) JBoss
2 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.23%) Confluence
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 11 (13.58%) MS Visio
2 9 (11.11%) OmniGraffle
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Lucidchart
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.41%) IaaS
2 6 (7.41%) PaaS
3 2 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.47%) GitHub
3 2 (2.47%) Office 365
3 2 (2.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.70%) Firewall
1 3 (3.70%) Internet
2 2 (2.47%) CTI
2 2 (2.47%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) Redis
3 5 (6.17%) MySQL
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.70%) Big Data
4 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.47%) Parquet
5 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) JIRA
2 10 (12.35%) Axure RP
3 9 (11.11%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 4 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.47%) GitLab
5 2 (2.47%) Mockito
5 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.47%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (33.33%) Finance
2 12 (14.81%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (39.51%) Analyst
2 29 (35.80%) Business Analyst
3 14 (17.28%) Digital Analyst
3 14 (17.28%) Digital Business Analyst
4 10 (12.35%) Designer
5 9 (11.11%) Architect
6 8 (9.88%) Agile Business Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Software Developer
9 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.94%) C# Software Developer
9 4 (4.94%) DBA
9 4 (4.94%) Development Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Development Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Development Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Software Engineer
9 4 (4.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (25.93%) Web Services
2 12 (14.81%) Hibernate
3 10 (12.35%) Apache CXF
3 10 (12.35%) JPA
3 10 (12.35%) JSF
4 9 (11.11%) Apache OpenJPA
4 9 (11.11%) RichFaces
5 8 (9.88%) .NET
5 8 (9.88%) .NET Core
5 8 (9.88%) .NET Framework
5 8 (9.88%) Entity Framework
5 8 (9.88%) JSON
5 8 (9.88%) SignalR
6 6 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (7.41%) SOAP
6 6 (7.41%) XML
7 4 (4.94%) CSS
7 4 (4.94%) NHibernate
7 4 (4.94%) RESTful
7 4 (4.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.10%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (20.99%) User Experience
3 10 (12.35%) Cyberthreat
4 8 (9.88%) N-Tier
5 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.47%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.47%) Blog
7 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.88%) Linux
2 5 (6.17%) Unix
3 1 (1.23%) AIX
3 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.23%) Solaris
3 1 (1.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.21%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.40%) SOA
3 22 (27.16%) UML
4 19 (23.46%) Business Analysis
5 17 (20.99%) Data Modelling
6 15 (18.52%) OO
6 15 (18.52%) OOA/OOD
7 14 (17.28%) SDLC
7 14 (17.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (14.81%) Domain Models
8 12 (14.81%) SIEM
9 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
10 10 (12.35%) BPMN
10 10 (12.35%) Data Acquisition
10 10 (12.35%) Process Improvement
10 10 (12.35%) Scrum
10 10 (12.35%) Threat Modelling
10 10 (12.35%) Transition Management
10 10 (12.35%) Validation
10 10 (12.35%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) Java
2 8 (9.88%) C#
3 5 (6.17%) SQL
4 4 (4.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.94%) Python
5 3 (3.70%) Perl
6 2 (2.47%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.47%) ES6
6 2 (2.47%) TypeScript
6 2 (2.47%) XPath
7 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Degree
2 4 (4.94%) MCSD
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) CISSP
3 3 (3.70%) SANS
4 2 (2.47%) CEH
4 2 (2.47%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.23%) ACCA
5 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.23%) CIMA
5 1 (1.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.58%) QA
2 2 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.23%) COBIT
3 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
2 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.47%) Puppet
2 1 (1.23%) ArcSight ESM
2 1 (1.23%) QRadar
2 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (20.99%) Oracle
2 14 (17.28%) Splunk
3 13 (16.05%) Sitecore
4 12 (14.81%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.94%) SAP
6 3 (3.70%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (3.70%) Informatica
6 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.47%) Avaya
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco
7 2 (2.47%) Teradata
8 1 (1.23%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.23%) Citrix
8 1 (1.23%) Cognos
8 1 (1.23%) FireEye
8 1 (1.23%) IBM
8 1 (1.23%) Symantec
8 1 (1.23%) VMware