Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 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
UK
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 272 247 268
Rank change year-on-year -25 +21 -37
Contract jobs citing Use Case 932 1,058 963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.94% 1.06% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.23% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 718 609
UK median daily rate £483 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +11.76% +2.41%
10th Percentile £336 £340 £306
90th Percentile £625 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 17
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% -11.96% +17.20%
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £64.38 £78.40 £73.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.75 £28.50 £53.00
% change year-on-year +46.49% -46.23% +47.22%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,872 86,040 82,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.96% 85.85% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,696 57,535 54,541
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,175 2,028 2,386
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.00 £23.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.13% -0.41% +0.41%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.06 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.47 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.40% +6.67% -10.00%

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England -17 868 £500 +5.26% 218
UK excluding London -41 461 £450 +5.88% 142
London -19 457 £525 +5.00% 88
South East -3 184 £488 +0.72% 42
North of England -20 75 £418 +4.38% 41
Midlands -28 66 £425 +6.25% 21
South West -7 54 £475 +5.56% 14
North West +3 46 £405 -4.93% 17
West Midlands -1 42 £425 -12.37% 14
Scotland -46 32 £388 -1.90% 8
East of England -26 29 £400 -11.11% 12
Yorkshire -17 24 £438 +28.68% 18
Wales -21 20 £394 -5.69% 4
East Midlands -19 19 £425 +6.25% 7
North East -12 5 £538 +38.71% 6
Northern Ireland +22 1 - -
Isle of Man - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Use Case.

1 365 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 240 (25.75%) Finance
3 181 (19.42%) User Stories
4 171 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
5 157 (16.85%) Business Analysis
6 152 (16.31%) Scrum
6 152 (16.31%) Microsoft
7 140 (15.02%) UML
8 135 (14.48%) SQL
9 126 (13.52%) Degree
10 120 (12.88%) Analytics
11 115 (12.34%) Java
12 113 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 111 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
14 108 (11.59%) Security Cleared
15 106 (11.37%) Python
16 105 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
17 104 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
18 95 (10.19%) Big Data
19 89 (9.55%) Linux
19 89 (9.55%) SQL Server
20 88 (9.44%) DevOps
21 87 (9.33%) REST
22 86 (9.23%) SC Cleared
22 86 (9.23%) Oracle
23 82 (8.80%) Banking
24 81 (8.69%) Project Management
24 81 (8.69%) Workshop Facilitation
25 78 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
25 78 (8.37%) User Experience

Use Case
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 57 (6.12%) Apache Spark
2 26 (2.79%) Confluence
3 21 (2.25%) Apache
4 19 (2.04%) Drupal
4 19 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.61%) Apache Qpid
6 14 (1.50%) Apache Solr
7 13 (1.39%) CMS
7 13 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 9 (0.97%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.64%) Ethereum
10 6 (0.64%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.64%) SAS
11 5 (0.54%) JBoss
11 5 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.43%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.43%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.32%) Documentum
Applications
1 105 (11.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 67 (7.19%) MS Visio
3 44 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
4 29 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.64%) InVision
8 4 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.21%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 10 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.64%) Distributed Ledger
2 6 (0.64%) R3 Corda
3 5 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.43%) Northgate Housing
4 4 (0.43%) OPENHousing
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 4 (0.43%) SAP MDG
4 4 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.32%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.32%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.21%) Actimize
6 2 (0.21%) assyst
6 2 (0.21%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.21%) Lawson
6 2 (0.21%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 104 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 61 (6.55%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (3.43%) Office 365
3 32 (3.43%) OpenShift
4 18 (1.93%) Apigee
5 16 (1.72%) PaaS
6 15 (1.61%) SaaS
7 12 (1.29%) Serverless
8 11 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.18%) IaaS
9 9 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
9 9 (0.97%) GitHub
10 4 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
10 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.32%) Akamai
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon SageMaker
11 3 (0.32%) Cloudflare
11 3 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.32%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.36%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.15%) HTTP
3 19 (2.04%) SSL
4 17 (1.82%) Kerberos
5 13 (1.39%) Firewall
6 10 (1.07%) Network Security
7 9 (0.97%) Internet
8 8 (0.86%) DNS
9 5 (0.54%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (0.32%) Skype
10 3 (0.32%) Wireless
11 2 (0.21%) Intranet
11 2 (0.21%) LAN
11 2 (0.21%) SMS
11 2 (0.21%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.21%) WAN
11 2 (0.21%) WebEx
11 2 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.11%) 4G
12 1 (0.11%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.19%) Big Data
2 89 (9.55%) SQL Server
3 55 (5.90%) Hadoop
4 47 (5.04%) Relational Database
5 46 (4.94%) Power BI
6 33 (3.54%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (2.25%) Data Lake
9 20 (2.15%) Apache Hive
10 19 (2.04%) HBase
11 18 (1.93%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.82%) Sqoop
13 12 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.29%) Data Mining
13 12 (1.29%) Impala
13 12 (1.29%) NoSQL
13 12 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
14 11 (1.18%) Blockchain
15 10 (1.07%) Cloudera CDH
Development Applications
1 59 (6.33%) JIRA
2 55 (5.90%) Git (software)
3 48 (5.15%) Jenkins
4 30 (3.22%) NUnit
5 29 (3.11%) Visual Studio Team System
6 27 (2.90%) Subversion
7 25 (2.68%) Visual Studio
8 21 (2.25%) ClearCase
8 21 (2.25%) GoogleTest
9 20 (2.15%) Ant
9 20 (2.15%) CppUnit
9 20 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (1.50%) Maven
11 9 (0.97%) Axure RP
11 9 (0.97%) MSBuild
11 9 (0.97%) ReSharper
12 8 (0.86%) Selenium
13 5 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
14 4 (0.43%) Appium
General
1 240 (25.75%) Finance
2 82 (8.80%) Banking
3 30 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 29 (3.11%) Legal
5 24 (2.58%) Marketing
6 22 (2.36%) Retail
7 20 (2.15%) Law
8 15 (1.61%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.50%) Front Office
10 9 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.86%) Back Office
11 8 (0.86%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.75%) German Language
13 5 (0.54%) Publishing
14 4 (0.43%) Billing
14 4 (0.43%) Games
14 4 (0.43%) Manufacturing
15 3 (0.32%) Advertising
15 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.32%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 364 (39.06%) Analyst
2 297 (31.87%) Business Analyst
3 158 (16.95%) Developer
4 76 (8.15%) Architect
5 72 (7.73%) Consultant
6 43 (4.61%) Designer
6 43 (4.61%) Full Stack Developer
7 36 (3.86%) .NET Developer
8 29 (3.11%) Agile Business Analyst
9 26 (2.79%) Data Analyst
10 25 (2.68%) Digital Analyst
10 25 (2.68%) Node.js Developer
11 23 (2.47%) Data Scientist
11 23 (2.47%) Digital Business Analyst
12 22 (2.36%) C# Developer
12 22 (2.36%) Data Business Analyst
12 22 (2.36%) Java Developer
13 19 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
14 18 (1.93%) Senior Developer
14 18 (1.93%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (9.33%) REST
2 67 (7.19%) HTML
3 65 (6.97%) .NET
4 63 (6.76%) CSS
5 61 (6.55%) Web Services
6 52 (5.58%) jQuery
7 51 (5.47%) JSON
8 50 (5.36%) Node.js
9 47 (5.04%) AngularJS
10 43 (4.61%) SOAP
11 37 (3.97%) Middleware
11 37 (3.97%) XML
12 35 (3.76%) .NET Framework
13 32 (3.43%) Kafka
14 31 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (3.11%) Vue.js
16 27 (2.90%) JSP
17 21 (2.25%) ASP.NET
18 19 (2.04%) CSS3
18 19 (2.04%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 171 (18.35%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (8.37%) User Experience
3 41 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
4 35 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.79%) Data Centre
5 26 (2.79%) Derivative
6 23 (2.47%) Algorithms
6 23 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 19 (2.04%) Clustering
8 18 (1.93%) Fat Client
8 18 (1.93%) Thin Client
9 16 (1.72%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.61%) Cyberthreat
11 14 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
12 13 (1.39%) DataPower
12 13 (1.39%) Fintech
12 13 (1.39%) Market Risk
13 12 (1.29%) Linked Data
14 10 (1.07%) Equities
14 10 (1.07%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (9.55%) Linux
2 52 (5.58%) Unix
3 24 (2.58%) Windows
4 17 (1.82%) Android
5 15 (1.61%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.43%) Mac OS
6 4 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.32%) Solaris
8 2 (0.21%) CentOS
8 2 (0.21%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 365 (39.16%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (19.42%) User Stories
3 157 (16.85%) Business Analysis
4 152 (16.31%) Scrum
5 140 (15.02%) UML
6 120 (12.88%) Analytics
7 113 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 111 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
9 88 (9.44%) DevOps
10 81 (8.69%) Project Management
10 81 (8.69%) Workshop Facilitation
11 78 (8.37%) Business Intelligence
12 77 (8.26%) Data Analysis
12 77 (8.26%) Data Modelling
12 77 (8.26%) Data Science
13 72 (7.73%) User Acceptance Testing
14 71 (7.62%) SDLC
15 68 (7.30%) Waterfall
16 65 (6.97%) Workflow
17 60 (6.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 135 (14.48%) SQL
2 115 (12.34%) Java
3 106 (11.37%) Python
4 55 (5.90%) JavaScript
5 51 (5.47%) C#
6 41 (4.40%) Scala
7 28 (3.00%) C
8 26 (2.79%) C++
9 23 (2.47%) Perl
10 19 (2.04%) TypeScript
11 10 (1.07%) Java 8
11 10 (1.07%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.07%) R
12 9 (0.97%) Go
12 9 (0.97%) XAML
13 8 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.64%) Ruby
14 6 (0.64%) Solidity
15 5 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 126 (13.52%) Degree
2 108 (11.59%) Security Cleared
3 86 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.00%) Numerate Degree
5 17 (1.82%) ISEB
6 15 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 12 (1.29%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 7 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (0.75%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 6 (0.64%) PhD
10 6 (0.64%) PMI Certification
10 6 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 5 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.43%) CBAP
12 4 (0.43%) GIAC
12 4 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.32%) CISM
13 3 (0.32%) CISSP
13 3 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.26%) QA
2 34 (3.65%) Data Quality
3 18 (1.93%) GDPR
4 10 (1.07%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.43%) MiFID
6 4 (0.43%) PMO
7 3 (0.32%) PSD2
8 2 (0.21%) COBIT
8 2 (0.21%) EMIR
8 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.21%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.21%) SLA
9 1 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.11%) FISMA
9 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.11%) HL7
9 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (2.47%) Docker
2 18 (1.93%) Active Directory
3 15 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 15 (1.61%) HDFS
4 10 (1.07%) Apache Flume
5 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.32%) IAG
7 1 (0.11%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.11%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 36 (3.86%) Ansible
2 23 (2.47%) Kubernetes
3 14 (1.50%) HP ALM
3 14 (1.50%) QRadar
4 11 (1.18%) Oozie
5 10 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 5 (0.54%) ArcSight ESM
7 5 (0.54%) Puppet
8 4 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.21%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.21%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.21%) logstash
9 2 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.21%) Terraform
10 1 (0.11%) Grafana
10 1 (0.11%) Kibana
10 1 (0.11%) PTC Integrity
10 1 (0.11%) Rsyslog
10 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 152 (16.31%) Microsoft
2 86 (9.23%) Oracle
3 53 (5.69%) Splunk
4 37 (3.97%) Tableau
5 31 (3.33%) IBM
6 30 (3.22%) ArcSight
7 25 (2.68%) Adobe
7 25 (2.68%) Cloudera
8 23 (2.47%) SAP
9 16 (1.72%) Google
10 15 (1.61%) CyberArk
11 14 (1.50%) HP
12 13 (1.39%) McAfee
13 11 (1.18%) AlienVault
13 11 (1.18%) hybris
14 8 (0.86%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.75%) ForeScout
15 7 (0.75%) UiPath
16 6 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
16 6 (0.64%) ServiceNow