The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 24 June 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 42 57
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 21 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.97% 1.86% 1.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.58% 2.36% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 8
Median daily rate £399 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.33% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £330 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £408 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £36.72
% change year-on-year +1.38% -1.94%  

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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 459 382 500
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.77% 79.09% 84.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 272 384
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 18 20
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £72.50 £16.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in South Wales

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in South Wales over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in South Wales

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cardiff +11 12 £418 +11.33%
Caerphilly - 2 £410 -
Use Case
Wales

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 30 (73.17%) UML
2 20 (48.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 16 (39.02%) Requirements Analysis
4 12 (29.27%) Conceptual Models
5 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
6 9 (21.95%) Human Factors
6 9 (21.95%) Windows
6 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 9 (21.95%) C++
6 9 (21.95%) Rational DOORS
7 8 (19.51%) Contract Management
8 7 (17.07%) SAP
8 7 (17.07%) SAP Certification
8 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (14.63%) Service Management
9 6 (14.63%) SOA
9 6 (14.63%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (12.20%) Embedded Systems
10 5 (12.20%) Ethernet
10 5 (12.20%) IBM
10 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
10 5 (12.20%) Client/Server
10 5 (12.20%) QA
10 5 (12.20%) HL7
10 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Degree
11 4 (9.76%) SysML
11 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management

Use Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (7.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) SAP SRM
2 2 (4.88%) SAP HCM
2 2 (4.88%) SAP HR
2 2 (4.88%) SAP MRS
2 2 (4.88%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (14.63%) Rational Rhapsody
3 3 (7.32%) JIRA
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Architect
2 11 (26.83%) Applications Architect
3 9 (21.95%) Software Engineer
4 6 (14.63%) Lead Architect
5 5 (12.20%) SAP Architect
5 5 (12.20%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Test Engineer
6 4 (9.76%) Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Business Analyst
6 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Software Test Engineer
7 3 (7.32%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Management Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Principal Architect
8 2 (4.88%) SAP Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) SAP HR Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Business Analyst
9 1 (2.44%) Messaging Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) Web Services
1 3 (7.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Client/Server
1 5 (12.20%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (9.76%) NHS
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (73.17%) UML
2 20 (48.78%) Continuous Improvement
3 16 (39.02%) Requirements Analysis
4 12 (29.27%) Conceptual Models
5 10 (24.39%) Software Engineering
6 9 (21.95%) Human Factors
7 8 (19.51%) Contract Management
8 7 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.07%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (14.63%) Service Management
9 6 (14.63%) SOA
10 5 (12.20%) Data Modelling
10 5 (12.20%) Software Testing
10 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
11 4 (9.76%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
11 4 (9.76%) Performance Analysis
11 4 (9.76%) Requirements Management
11 4 (9.76%) SysML
12 3 (7.32%) Source to Pay
12 3 (7.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) C++
2 3 (7.32%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SAP Certification
2 5 (12.20%) Degree
3 2 (4.88%) CBAP
3 2 (4.88%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
4 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) HL7
1 5 (12.20%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) SAP
3 5 (12.20%) IBM
4 4 (9.76%) HP
5 3 (7.32%) Ariba
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) Thunderhead