The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
England / South East
Rank 175 137 160
Rank change year-on-year -38 +23  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 66 134 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 1.45% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.79% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 99 50
Median daily rate £445 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £36.50 £79.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +21.87%  

Use Case is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6306 7493 7783
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.55% 81.26% 79.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3647 4607 4279
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 276
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +19.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Use Case as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in the South East

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in the South East

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in the South East over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in the South East

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case in the South East

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -6 23 £403 -5.29% 3
Hampshire -11 20 £474 +40.51% 2
Berkshire +18 11 £434 -3.61% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 4 £450 +26.76% 4
East Sussex +7 2 £475 -
West Sussex +2 2 £445 -15.23%
Kent +5 1 £500 +17.64% 1
Oxfordshire -13 1 £425 +30.76%
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 South East region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 35 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.64%) UML
3 26 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
5 21 (17.95%) Business Analysis
6 20 (17.09%) Finance
6 20 (17.09%) User Stories
7 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
8 18 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (15.38%) Scrum
9 17 (14.53%) Degree
9 17 (14.53%) SQL
9 17 (14.53%) Unix
10 15 (12.82%) Project Management
11 14 (11.97%) Java
11 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
11 14 (11.97%) Wireframes
12 13 (11.11%) TOGAF
12 13 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
12 13 (11.11%) Oracle
12 13 (11.11%) XML
13 12 (10.26%) Linux
13 12 (10.26%) OO
13 12 (10.26%) CRM
13 12 (10.26%) Software Engineering
14 11 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
14 11 (9.40%) Unit Testing
14 11 (9.40%) Workflow
14 11 (9.40%) Configuration Management
14 11 (9.40%) User Experience

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.85%) Apache
2 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) MS Project
2 3 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.85%) BASE24
3 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.71%) IaaS
2 2 (1.71%) PaaS
3 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.56%) HTTP
1 3 (2.56%) SSL
2 2 (1.71%) DNS
2 2 (1.71%) FTP
2 2 (1.71%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.71%) MPLS
2 2 (1.71%) NAS
2 2 (1.71%) SAN
2 2 (1.71%) VPN
3 1 (0.85%) BGP
3 1 (0.85%) CTI
3 1 (0.85%) DHCP
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) LAN
3 1 (0.85%) LDAP
3 1 (0.85%) Network Security
3 1 (0.85%) OSPF
3 1 (0.85%) PBX
3 1 (0.85%) Telnet
3 1 (0.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.27%) Big Data
3 3 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (2.56%) Couchbase
3 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.56%) Geospatial Data
3 3 (2.56%) HBase
3 3 (2.56%) MarkLogic
3 3 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.56%) Neo4j
3 3 (2.56%) NewSQL
3 3 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.71%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.71%) DB2
4 2 (1.71%) GIS
4 2 (1.71%) MySQL
4 2 (1.71%) NuoDB
4 2 (1.71%) OrientDB
4 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Subversion
2 7 (5.98%) GoogleTest
2 7 (5.98%) NUnit
3 6 (5.13%) Ant
3 6 (5.13%) ClearCase
3 6 (5.13%) CppUnit
4 5 (4.27%) Selenium
5 4 (3.42%) LoadRunner
6 3 (2.56%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.71%) JIRA
7 2 (1.71%) Maven
7 2 (1.71%) NuGet
7 2 (1.71%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.85%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.85%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (17.09%) Finance
2 14 (11.97%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.13%) Banking
4 3 (2.56%) Marketing
4 3 (2.56%) Retail
5 2 (1.71%) Billing
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Back Office
6 1 (0.85%) Electronics
6 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Law
6 1 (0.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (44.44%) Analyst
2 40 (34.19%) Business Analyst
3 29 (24.79%) Architect
4 14 (11.97%) Solutions Architect
5 10 (8.55%) Consultant
6 9 (7.69%) Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Applications Architect
7 8 (6.84%) Project Analyst
7 8 (6.84%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.13%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Java Developer
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (4.27%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Business Process Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Data Architect
10 4 (3.42%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Process Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 4 (3.42%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) XML
2 8 (6.84%) .NET
3 7 (5.98%) SOAP
4 6 (5.13%) J2EE
5 5 (4.27%) HTML
5 5 (4.27%) Web Services
5 5 (4.27%) XML Messaging
6 4 (3.42%) CSS
6 4 (3.42%) JSP
6 4 (3.42%) Middleware
7 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.56%) Apache Camel
7 3 (2.56%) OAuth
7 3 (2.56%) OSGi
7 3 (2.56%) Spring
7 3 (2.56%) Struts
8 2 (1.71%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 2 (1.71%) Drools
8 2 (1.71%) JPA
8 2 (1.71%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 26 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.40%) User Experience
3 7 (5.98%) Derivative
4 6 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.27%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (3.42%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.56%) Social Media
8 2 (1.71%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.71%) PKI
8 2 (1.71%) Replication
8 2 (1.71%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.85%) EFT
9 1 (0.85%) EFTPOS
9 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
9 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.85%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.85%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (14.53%) Unix
2 12 (10.26%) Linux
3 6 (5.13%) Windows
4 2 (1.71%) Android
5 1 (0.85%) VMS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.91%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.64%) UML
3 21 (17.95%) Business Analysis
4 20 (17.09%) User Stories
5 18 (15.38%) Scrum
5 18 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 15 (12.82%) Project Management
7 14 (11.97%) Wireframes
8 13 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
8 13 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 12 (10.26%) CRM
9 12 (10.26%) OO
9 12 (10.26%) Software Engineering
10 11 (9.40%) Configuration Management
10 11 (9.40%) Unit Testing
10 11 (9.40%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (9.40%) Workflow
11 10 (8.55%) Integration Testing
12 9 (7.69%) Change Control
12 9 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (14.53%) SQL
2 14 (11.97%) Java
3 10 (8.55%) Python
4 9 (7.69%) C++
5 6 (5.13%) C
6 5 (4.27%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.42%) C#
8 2 (1.71%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.71%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (1.71%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.85%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 19 (16.24%) SC Cleared
3 17 (14.53%) Degree
4 10 (8.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (6.84%) ISEB
6 5 (4.27%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) MCSE
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.71%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.85%) NDS
2 1 (0.85%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.71%) Puppet
3 2 (1.71%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.85%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.85%) Netcool
4 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (11.11%) Oracle
2 10 (8.55%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.84%) ESRI
3 8 (6.84%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (5.13%) HP
5 5 (4.27%) IBM
6 2 (1.71%) Axway
6 2 (1.71%) Palantir
6 2 (1.71%) Pega
6 2 (1.71%) Remedy
6 2 (1.71%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.85%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (0.85%) FIS
7 1 (0.85%) Infor
7 1 (0.85%) Ingenico
7 1 (0.85%) Pardot
7 1 (0.85%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Splunk
7 1 (0.85%) VeriFone
7 1 (0.85%) WorldPay
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