Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 257 202 180
Rank change year-on-year -55 -22 +3
Contract jobs citing Use Case 122 183 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 1.10% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 1.33% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 102 161
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +15.11%
10th Percentile £336 £282 £263
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
South East median hourly rate - £29.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -26.88% +23.08%
England median hourly rate £38.50 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.78% +4.38% +6.28%

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 13933 13731 15560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.79% 82.58% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8355 8291 9281
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £256
90th Percentile £575 £563 £535
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 544 605
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £27.13 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +2.36% +51.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.58 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 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
Thames Valley -41 37 £425 -4.23% 9
Surrey -19 27 £425 -5.56% 3
Berkshire -23 22 £513 +13.89% 6
Hampshire -26 22 £375 -11.76% 9
Middlesex +14 15 £484 +38.29%
Buckinghamshire -21 14 £400 -3.03% 3
West Sussex 0 10 £400 -8.57% 1
Home Counties - 9 - -
Oxfordshire -2 1 £405 -4.71%
East Sussex -4 1 £400 +5.26% 1
Use Case
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 40 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.41%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (24.59%) Linux
4 29 (23.77%) UML
5 28 (22.95%) Finance
6 24 (19.67%) Scrum
7 22 (18.03%) Business Analysis
8 21 (17.21%) Degree
9 19 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 18 (14.75%) Test Automation
11 17 (13.93%) Telecoms
11 17 (13.93%) SQL
11 17 (13.93%) User Stories
12 16 (13.11%) Jenkins
12 16 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
13 15 (12.30%) Java
13 15 (12.30%) SAN
14 14 (11.48%) SOA
14 14 (11.48%) Data Centre
15 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
15 13 (10.66%) Project Management
16 12 (9.84%) Oracle
16 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
16 12 (9.84%) Scenario Testing
16 12 (9.84%) Big Data
16 12 (9.84%) Kubernetes
17 11 (9.02%) Mentoring

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 10 (8.20%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.92%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.28%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.46%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.64%) SAS
6 1 (0.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.82%) CMS
6 1 (0.82%) Documentum
6 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.74%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.82%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.57%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (9.02%) OpenShift
3 9 (7.38%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (4.10%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 3 (2.46%) Office 365
5 3 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.64%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.64%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.64%) Serverless
7 1 (0.82%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.82%) CallidusCloud
7 1 (0.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.30%) SAN
2 4 (3.28%) Internet
2 4 (3.28%) NAS
2 4 (3.28%) WAN
3 3 (2.46%) 3GPP
3 3 (2.46%) 4G
3 3 (2.46%) Diameter Protocol
4 2 (1.64%) 3G
4 2 (1.64%) Broadband
4 2 (1.64%) LTE
4 2 (1.64%) VoLTE
4 2 (1.64%) Wireless
5 1 (0.82%) BIG-IP
5 1 (0.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (0.82%) Firewall
5 1 (0.82%) LDAP
5 1 (0.82%) Skype
5 1 (0.82%) SSL
5 1 (0.82%) VPN
5 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.84%) Big Data
2 9 (7.38%) Hadoop
3 8 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.92%) Apache Hive
4 6 (4.92%) Data Lake
5 5 (4.10%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.28%) Cloudera CDH
6 4 (3.28%) HBase
6 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.46%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (1.64%) Impala
8 2 (1.64%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.64%) PowerCenter
8 2 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.64%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (13.11%) Jenkins
1 16 (13.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (9.02%) Artifactory
3 10 (8.20%) Selenium
4 6 (4.92%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.10%) Ant
5 5 (4.10%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.10%) JUnit
5 5 (4.10%) Maven
5 5 (4.10%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.28%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (2.46%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.46%) JMeter
7 3 (2.46%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.64%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.82%) JIRA
9 1 (0.82%) NUnit
9 1 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.82%) RequisitePro
9 1 (0.82%) TestNG
General
1 28 (22.95%) Finance
2 17 (13.93%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.74%) Marketing
4 5 (4.10%) Banking
4 5 (4.10%) Retail
5 3 (2.46%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.64%) Billing
6 2 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 49 (40.16%) Analyst
2 39 (31.97%) Business Analyst
3 14 (11.48%) Platform Engineer
4 13 (10.66%) Architect
5 12 (9.84%) Consultant
5 12 (9.84%) Finance Business Analyst
5 12 (9.84%) Financial Analyst
6 11 (9.02%) Developer
6 11 (9.02%) Financial Business Analyst
7 10 (8.20%) AWS Engineer
7 10 (8.20%) Azure Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Project Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) Business IT Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) IT Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) IT Business Analyst
9 7 (5.74%) Software Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Agile Business Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Administrator
11 5 (4.10%) Test Engineer
11 5 (4.10%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) SOAP
2 5 (4.10%) .NET
3 4 (3.28%) JSF
3 4 (3.28%) JSON
3 4 (3.28%) Kafka
3 4 (3.28%) PrimeFaces
3 4 (3.28%) WPF
4 3 (2.46%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.64%) CSS
5 2 (1.64%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.64%) HTML
5 2 (1.64%) JDBC
5 2 (1.64%) JPA
5 2 (1.64%) jQuery
5 2 (1.64%) JSP
5 2 (1.64%) JSTL
5 2 (1.64%) WCF
5 2 (1.64%) Web Services
5 2 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (25.41%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.48%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.38%) User Experience
4 4 (3.28%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.46%) Clustering
5 3 (2.46%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.64%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.64%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.64%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.82%) Fintech
7 1 (0.82%) iPad
7 1 (0.82%) Online Games
7 1 (0.82%) State Machine
7 1 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.59%) Linux
2 11 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (5.74%) Windows
4 5 (4.10%) Unix
5 1 (0.82%) Android
5 1 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.77%) UML
3 24 (19.67%) Scrum
4 22 (18.03%) Business Analysis
5 19 (15.57%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (15.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (14.75%) Test Automation
7 17 (13.93%) User Stories
8 16 (13.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (11.48%) SOA
10 13 (10.66%) Project Management
11 12 (9.84%) E-Commerce
11 12 (9.84%) Scenario Testing
12 11 (9.02%) Analytics
12 11 (9.02%) Configuration Management
12 11 (9.02%) Mentoring
12 11 (9.02%) Requirements Analysis
12 11 (9.02%) Wireframes
13 10 (8.20%) Network Design
13 10 (8.20%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.93%) SQL
2 15 (12.30%) Java
3 10 (8.20%) C#
4 8 (6.56%) C
5 6 (4.92%) PL/SQL
5 6 (4.92%) Scala
6 4 (3.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.82%) XAML
Qualifications
1 21 (17.21%) Degree
2 11 (9.02%) Security Cleared
3 7 (5.74%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.46%) ISEB
6 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.64%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.82%) CISSP
7 1 (0.82%) GIAC
7 1 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.10%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) GDPR
2 3 (2.46%) PMO
3 2 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.64%) SLA
4 1 (0.82%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (9.02%) Docker
1 11 (9.02%) Gluster
2 9 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.46%) HDFS
4 2 (1.64%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.82%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.82%) Firmware
5 1 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.46%) Kibana
3 2 (1.64%) Terraform
4 1 (0.82%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.82%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.82%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.84%) Oracle
3 9 (7.38%) VMware
4 4 (3.28%) Cloudera
4 4 (3.28%) Talend
5 3 (2.46%) Hortonworks
5 3 (2.46%) SAP
6 2 (1.64%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.64%) Google
6 2 (1.64%) HP
6 2 (1.64%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.82%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.82%) Callidus
7 1 (0.82%) Capita
7 1 (0.82%) F5
7 1 (0.82%) Marketo
7 1 (0.82%) Red Hat
7 1 (0.82%) Sandvine
7 1 (0.82%) Splunk