Period
to 22 January 2019

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 6 months to 22 January 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
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 206 214 236
Rank change year-on-year +8 +22 -45
Contract jobs citing Use Case 182 171 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.14% 1.04% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.23% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 101 75
South East median daily rate £488 £484 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +20.25% +7.33%
10th Percentile £325 £363 £288
90th Percentile £625 £538 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South East median hourly rate £23.00 - £17.50
England median hourly rate £41.50 £43.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -4.60% -5.43% +26.03%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,917 13,852 12,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.95% 84.48% 83.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,344 8,325 7,560
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £578 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 422 534
South East median hourly rate £26.65 £24.01 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.00% +6.71% -24.29%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.49
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +3.26%

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Use Case as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 January 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
Hampshire +14 70 £500 +5.26% 9
Surrey -33 48 £488 -2.50% 9
Thames Valley +21 43 £450 +2.86% 19
Berkshire -1 35 £475 +5.56% 10
Kent - 12 £525 - 2
Oxfordshire +33 4 £413 +1.85% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 4 £581 +50.00% 4
East Sussex -4 4 £375 -6.25%
Middlesex +2 3 - -
West Sussex -23 2 £475 +18.75% 5
Use Case
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 South East region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 67 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.63%) Finance
3 41 (22.53%) UML
4 40 (21.98%) Security Cleared
5 38 (20.88%) SC Cleared
6 37 (20.33%) Degree
7 36 (19.78%) Scrum
7 36 (19.78%) Linux
8 35 (19.23%) Python
8 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (19.23%) Analytics
9 34 (18.68%) Project Management
10 33 (18.13%) Business Analysis
10 33 (18.13%) Requirements Analysis
11 32 (17.58%) Microsoft
11 32 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
12 30 (16.48%) User Stories
13 29 (15.93%) Multithreading
13 29 (15.93%) Java
13 29 (15.93%) NUnit
14 28 (15.38%) Visualisation
15 27 (14.84%) Big Data
16 26 (14.29%) SQL
17 25 (13.74%) Software Engineering
17 25 (13.74%) Data Visualisation
18 24 (13.19%) Configuration Management
19 23 (12.64%) OO
19 23 (12.64%) Subversion
19 23 (12.64%) Telecoms
19 23 (12.64%) Hadoop

Use Case
Co-occurring 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 13 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 6 (3.30%) Apache Solr
2 6 (3.30%) Confluence
3 4 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (1.65%) Apache
5 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) JBoss
6 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (5.49%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.10%) InVision
6 1 (0.55%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) SAP ERP
1 3 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 35 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (10.44%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (7.69%) Office 365
4 7 (3.85%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.30%) PaaS
6 3 (1.65%) IaaS
7 2 (1.10%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (1.10%) Data Lake Analytics
7 2 (1.10%) GitHub
8 1 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon Alexa
8 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.55%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.55%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.30%) Internet
2 5 (2.75%) Firewall
3 4 (2.20%) Network Security
4 2 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.10%) LAN
4 2 (1.10%) SMS
4 2 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.10%) WAN
4 2 (1.10%) Wireless
5 1 (0.55%) DECT
5 1 (0.55%) DNS
5 1 (0.55%) FTP
5 1 (0.55%) HTTP
5 1 (0.55%) Intranet
5 1 (0.55%) MPLS
5 1 (0.55%) PBX
5 1 (0.55%) SMTP
5 1 (0.55%) SNMP
5 1 (0.55%) VPN
5 1 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.84%) Big Data
2 23 (12.64%) Hadoop
3 12 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.49%) Apache Hive
5 8 (4.40%) Impala
5 8 (4.40%) SQL Server
6 7 (3.85%) Power BI
7 6 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (3.30%) HBase
7 6 (3.30%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (3.30%) Qlik Sense
7 6 (3.30%) Spark SQL
7 6 (3.30%) Sqoop
8 4 (2.20%) Data Lake
8 4 (2.20%) Data Mining
8 4 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (2.20%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.65%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (1.10%) MySQL
10 2 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (15.93%) NUnit
2 23 (12.64%) Subversion
3 22 (12.09%) GoogleTest
4 21 (11.54%) Ant
4 21 (11.54%) ClearCase
4 21 (11.54%) CppUnit
5 13 (7.14%) Git (software)
6 12 (6.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (4.40%) Jenkins
7 8 (4.40%) JIRA
7 8 (4.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (3.85%) MSBuild
8 7 (3.85%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.10%) Axure RP
9 2 (1.10%) GitLab
9 2 (1.10%) Maven
9 2 (1.10%) Selenium
9 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.55%) Rational Rose
10 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (23.63%) Finance
2 23 (12.64%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.40%) Law
4 7 (3.85%) Banking
5 6 (3.30%) Retail
6 5 (2.75%) German Language
7 4 (2.20%) Legal
8 3 (1.65%) Publishing
9 2 (1.10%) Billing
9 2 (1.10%) Marketing
10 1 (0.55%) Advertising
10 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 65 (35.71%) Analyst
2 56 (30.77%) Business Analyst
3 40 (21.98%) Developer
4 26 (14.29%) Consultant
5 15 (8.24%) C Developer
6 11 (6.04%) ArcSight Consultant
6 11 (6.04%) Data Consultant
6 11 (6.04%) Software Engineer
7 10 (5.49%) Architect
7 10 (5.49%) Big Data Consultant
7 10 (5.49%) Scrum Master
8 9 (4.95%) C Software Engineer
8 9 (4.95%) CyberArk Consultant
8 9 (4.95%) SIEM Consultant
9 8 (4.40%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 8 (4.40%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (3.85%) Agile Business Analyst
10 7 (3.85%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (3.85%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.30%) Data Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.59%) Kafka
2 11 (6.04%) .NET
3 8 (4.40%) LDAP
3 8 (4.40%) REST
4 7 (3.85%) JSON
4 7 (3.85%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 7 (3.85%) Unity DI Container
4 7 (3.85%) WPF
5 6 (3.30%) MLlib
5 6 (3.30%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 6 (3.30%) Velocity
6 4 (2.20%) Node.js
6 4 (2.20%) Web Services
7 3 (1.65%) Middleware
8 2 (1.10%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.10%) EDIFACT
8 2 (1.10%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.10%) Spring
8 2 (1.10%) Struts
8 2 (1.10%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (17.58%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (11.54%) Derivative
3 11 (6.04%) User Experience
4 8 (4.40%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.85%) Cyberthreat
5 7 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.30%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.65%) Fintech
8 3 (1.65%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (1.10%) Life Science
9 2 (1.10%) PMI
10 1 (0.55%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.55%) NHS
10 1 (0.55%) PKI
10 1 (0.55%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.55%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 36 (19.78%) Linux
2 22 (12.09%) Unix
3 4 (2.20%) Windows
4 2 (1.10%) VMS
4 2 (1.10%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (36.81%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.53%) UML
3 36 (19.78%) Scrum
4 35 (19.23%) Analytics
5 34 (18.68%) Project Management
6 33 (18.13%) Business Analysis
6 33 (18.13%) Requirements Analysis
7 30 (16.48%) User Stories
8 29 (15.93%) Multithreading
9 28 (15.38%) Visualisation
10 25 (13.74%) Data Visualisation
10 25 (13.74%) Software Engineering
11 24 (13.19%) Configuration Management
12 23 (12.64%) DevOps
12 23 (12.64%) OO
13 22 (12.09%) Integration Testing
13 22 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
13 22 (12.09%) Unit Testing
14 21 (11.54%) Memory Management
14 21 (11.54%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.23%) Python
2 29 (15.93%) Java
3 26 (14.29%) SQL
4 22 (12.09%) C
5 18 (9.89%) C++
6 10 (5.49%) Scala
7 9 (4.95%) C#
8 7 (3.85%) XAML
9 6 (3.30%) Go
10 4 (2.20%) R
11 3 (1.65%) Perl
12 2 (1.10%) Ruby
13 1 (0.55%) Java 8
13 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.55%) PHP
13 1 (0.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 38 (20.88%) SC Cleared
3 37 (20.33%) Degree
4 7 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (2.20%) ISEB
6 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.10%) CBAP
7 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.55%) CCDA
8 1 (0.55%) CCNA
8 1 (0.55%) CCVP
8 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.55%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.55%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.55%) MCSE
8 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.04%) QA
2 6 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.65%) GDPR
4 2 (1.10%) COBIT
4 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) HL7
5 1 (0.55%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (7.69%) HDFS
2 8 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.30%) Apache Flume
4 4 (2.20%) Docker
5 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (4.95%) Ansible
2 6 (3.30%) Hadoop YARN
3 5 (2.75%) QRadar
4 2 (1.10%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (1.10%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (17.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (9.34%) ArcSight
3 15 (8.24%) Oracle
4 12 (6.59%) Cloudera
4 12 (6.59%) CyberArk
4 12 (6.59%) Tableau
5 7 (3.85%) Splunk
6 5 (2.75%) AlienVault
6 5 (2.75%) SAP
7 4 (2.20%) Google
7 4 (2.20%) McAfee
8 3 (1.65%) OpenText
9 2 (1.10%) Casewise
9 2 (1.10%) Intel
9 2 (1.10%) Progress
9 2 (1.10%) SaltStack
9 2 (1.10%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.55%) Alteryx
10 1 (0.55%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.55%) Bomgar