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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
UK
Rank 219 213 224
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 525 606 527
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.14% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.38% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 410 313
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +19.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.29 £27.91 £24.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.25 £49.50
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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
England +8 472 £425 - 87
London +43 227 £475 +5.55% 42
South East -32 65 £441 +10.31% 12
East of England +8 42 £425 -1.44% 3
City of London +3 40 £523 +16.11% 12
North West +28 39 £400 +6.66% 10
West Midlands +5 35 £375 -6.25%
Yorkshire 0 25 £385 - 6
Scotland -6 25 £400 -20.00% 4
Surrey -5 22 £403 -5.29% 3
South Wales +22 20 £384 +9.64% 4
Wales +15 20 £384 +9.64% 4
Hampshire -10 20 £474 +40.51% 2
Cardiff +26 17 £407 +16.14% 1
Manchester +10 16 £419 +1.82% 10
West Yorkshire +3 16 £385 -3.75% 5
East Midlands +2 16 £390 -6.02% 3
Edinburgh -1 16 £400 -23.80% 4
Lancashire - 16 £360 -
Essex +5 14 £330 -8.96%
Leeds +2 12 £385 -14.44% 4
Coventry -1 12 £425 +3.03%
North East -5 12 £340 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +16 11 £434 -3.61% 1
South West -21 11 £376 -24.75% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 9 £343 -19.41% 1
Warwickshire -1 9 £395 +39.20%
Tyne and Wear -6 9 £343 -19.41% 3
Southampton - 9 £399 -
Northamptonshire +4 8 £513 +2.50%

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 374 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (27.24%) Business Analysis
3 246 (25.00%) Finance
4 200 (20.33%) UML
5 187 (19.00%) User Stories
6 181 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
7 138 (14.02%) Scrum
8 134 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
9 123 (12.50%) Degree
10 120 (12.20%) Waterfall
11 113 (11.48%) SQL
12 100 (10.16%) Data Modelling
13 96 (9.76%) Workflow
14 95 (9.65%) Project Management
15 94 (9.55%) Microsoft
16 91 (9.25%) Security Cleared
17 88 (8.94%) Oracle
17 88 (8.94%) SDLC
18 85 (8.64%) Java
19 83 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
20 82 (8.33%) Data Analysis
21 81 (8.23%) Analytics
21 81 (8.23%) User Experience
22 79 (8.03%) QA
23 74 (7.52%) Windows
23 74 (7.52%) ISEB
24 71 (7.22%) Linux
24 71 (7.22%) ITIL
25 70 (7.11%) Banking
25 70 (7.11%) JIRA

Use Case
Top Related 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 34 (3.46%) Confluence
2 28 (2.85%) Apache Spark
3 14 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 12 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.12%) CMS
6 10 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.02%) Apache
6 10 (1.02%) SAS
7 9 (0.91%) Predix
8 8 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 7 (0.71%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.61%) Hyperledger
10 6 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.51%) JBoss
12 4 (0.41%) Ethereum
12 4 (0.41%) GeoServer
12 4 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.30%) Apache Pig
13 3 (0.30%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 66 (6.71%) MS Excel
1 66 (6.71%) MS Visio
2 24 (2.44%) MS Office
3 16 (1.63%) MS Project
4 11 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.02%) Adobe Illustrator
6 5 (0.51%) SPSS
7 4 (0.41%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.30%) Fireworks
8 3 (0.30%) InVision
9 2 (0.20%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.10%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.10%) CATIA
10 1 (0.10%) Mingle
10 1 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
10 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.10%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 20 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
3 5 (0.51%) BASE24
3 5 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 5 (0.51%) SAP WM
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.30%) SAP PM
5 2 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.20%) Maximo
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.20%) SAP MRS
5 2 (0.20%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.20%) TRIRIGA
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 28 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.52%) SaaS
4 7 (0.71%) G Suite
4 7 (0.71%) GitHub
5 6 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
6 4 (0.41%) IaaS
6 4 (0.41%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.20%) PaaS
8 2 (0.20%) Trello
8 2 (0.20%) Veeva
9 1 (0.10%) Office 365
9 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (3.05%) Firewall
2 17 (1.73%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.02%) HTTP
3 10 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
3 10 (1.02%) LDAP
4 9 (0.91%) Internet
5 8 (0.81%) SAN
6 7 (0.71%) DNS
6 7 (0.71%) FTP
6 7 (0.71%) Network Security
6 7 (0.71%) SSL
6 7 (0.71%) WAN
7 6 (0.61%) VPN
8 5 (0.51%) NAS
9 4 (0.41%) LAN
9 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.30%) DHCP
10 3 (0.30%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.30%) MPLS
10 3 (0.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (6.30%) Big Data
2 61 (6.20%) Hadoop
3 45 (4.57%) Relational Database
4 43 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
5 38 (3.86%) SQL Server
6 22 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (2.03%) RDBMS
8 16 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.42%) Oracle Database
11 13 (1.32%) Apache Hive
11 13 (1.32%) DB2
12 12 (1.22%) Data Lake
12 12 (1.22%) NoSQL
12 12 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 10 (1.02%) Blockchain
13 10 (1.02%) Data Mart
13 10 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
14 9 (0.91%) HBase
15 8 (0.81%) GIS
Development Applications
1 70 (7.11%) JIRA
2 30 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 21 (2.13%) Subversion
5 18 (1.83%) Selenium
5 18 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (1.73%) JUnit
7 15 (1.52%) ClearCase
8 14 (1.42%) NUnit
9 12 (1.22%) Ant
10 11 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 8 (0.81%) Axure RP
11 8 (0.81%) Maven
11 8 (0.81%) SoapUI
12 7 (0.71%) GoogleTest
12 7 (0.71%) Rational DOORS
12 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 7 (0.71%) Xcode
13 6 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 246 (25.00%) Finance
2 70 (7.11%) Banking
3 60 (6.10%) Retail
4 46 (4.67%) Marketing
5 43 (4.37%) Telecoms
6 30 (3.05%) Legal
7 25 (2.54%) Automotive
7 25 (2.54%) Front Office
8 21 (2.13%) Investment Banking
8 21 (2.13%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.83%) Law
10 10 (1.02%) Advertising
11 8 (0.81%) Back Office
12 7 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
13 5 (0.51%) Billing
13 5 (0.51%) Electronics
14 4 (0.41%) French Language
14 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 530 (53.86%) Analyst
2 470 (47.76%) Business Analyst
3 100 (10.16%) Architect
4 93 (9.45%) Developer
5 65 (6.61%) Consultant
6 59 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
7 53 (5.39%) Senior Business Analyst
8 48 (4.88%) Digital Business Analyst
9 47 (4.78%) Digital Analyst
10 37 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
11 34 (3.46%) Agile Business Analyst
12 32 (3.25%) Technical Analyst
13 28 (2.85%) Business Systems Analyst
13 28 (2.85%) Technical Business Analyst
14 24 (2.44%) Data Business Analyst
14 24 (2.44%) Designer
15 22 (2.24%) CRM Analyst
15 22 (2.24%) CRM Business Analyst
15 22 (2.24%) Systems Analyst
16 20 (2.03%) MiFID Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (4.98%) .NET
2 41 (4.17%) HTML
3 39 (3.96%) XML
4 35 (3.56%) Web Services
5 34 (3.46%) CSS
6 20 (2.03%) SOAP
7 19 (1.93%) J2EE
7 19 (1.93%) Middleware
7 19 (1.93%) REST
8 18 (1.83%) Hibernate
9 16 (1.63%) Spring
10 14 (1.42%) AngularJS
10 14 (1.42%) HTML5
10 14 (1.42%) JSP
11 13 (1.32%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.32%) JSON
12 12 (1.22%) jQuery
13 11 (1.12%) Java EE
13 11 (1.12%) Node.js
14 10 (1.02%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 181 (18.39%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (8.23%) User Experience
3 60 (6.10%) Management Information System
4 36 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 31 (3.15%) Computer Science
6 25 (2.54%) Derivative
7 21 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 19 (1.93%) Data Structures
9 15 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 13 (1.32%) Fixed Income
12 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.12%) NHS
12 11 (1.12%) Reference Data
13 10 (1.02%) Equities
13 10 (1.02%) Mainframe
13 10 (1.02%) SCADA
14 9 (0.91%) Cloud Native
15 8 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.52%) Windows
2 71 (7.22%) Linux
3 47 (4.78%) Unix
4 29 (2.95%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.03%) Android
6 12 (1.22%) Ubuntu
7 11 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 9 (0.91%) Windows 10
8 9 (0.91%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.81%) CentOS
10 7 (0.71%) Mac OS X
10 7 (0.71%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.41%) AIX
11 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.30%) Solaris
13 2 (0.20%) zOS
14 1 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (38.01%) Agile Software Development
2 268 (27.24%) Business Analysis
3 200 (20.33%) UML
4 187 (19.00%) User Stories
5 138 (14.02%) Scrum
6 134 (13.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 120 (12.20%) Waterfall
8 100 (10.16%) Data Modelling
9 96 (9.76%) Workflow
10 95 (9.65%) Project Management
11 88 (8.94%) SDLC
12 83 (8.43%) User Acceptance Testing
13 82 (8.33%) Data Analysis
14 81 (8.23%) Analytics
15 71 (7.22%) ITIL
16 68 (6.91%) CRM
17 66 (6.71%) GAP Analysis
18 58 (5.89%) SOA
19 55 (5.59%) OO
19 55 (5.59%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 113 (11.48%) SQL
2 85 (8.64%) Java
3 55 (5.59%) Python
4 38 (3.86%) JavaScript
5 36 (3.66%) C#
6 26 (2.64%) C
7 23 (2.34%) Perl
8 21 (2.13%) C++
8 21 (2.13%) Scala
9 17 (1.73%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.52%) PowerShell
11 13 (1.32%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.12%) PHP
13 10 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 10 (1.02%) VBA
14 8 (0.81%) Bash Shell
15 7 (0.71%) R
16 6 (0.61%) Ruby
17 5 (0.51%) ABAP
17 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (12.50%) Degree
2 91 (9.25%) Security Cleared
3 74 (7.52%) ISEB
4 57 (5.79%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 21 (2.13%) CBAP
7 17 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 16 (1.63%) CISSP
9 15 (1.52%) ISTQB
10 14 (1.42%) IIBA
11 9 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
11 9 (0.91%) CITP
11 9 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 8 (0.81%) PMP
12 8 (0.81%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 7 (0.71%) CISA
13 7 (0.71%) CISM
13 7 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.71%) SAP Certification
14 5 (0.51%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (8.03%) QA
2 20 (2.03%) MiFID
3 10 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.02%) PMO
4 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.61%) SLA
5 5 (0.51%) GDPR
5 5 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.41%) SEPA
7 2 (0.20%) Basel II
7 2 (0.20%) Basel III
7 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.20%) EMIR
7 2 (0.20%) FATCA
7 2 (0.20%) HL7
7 2 (0.20%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.20%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.10%) Solvency II
System Software
1 18 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.81%) BitLocker
2 8 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.71%) Xen
3 7 (0.71%) XenApp
3 7 (0.71%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.51%) HDFS
5 3 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (0.20%) Docker
6 2 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) NDS
7 1 (0.10%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 1 (0.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (1.83%) Puppet
2 11 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (0.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 7 (0.71%) HockeyApp
4 7 (0.71%) SCCM
4 7 (0.71%) WSUS
5 6 (0.61%) Ansible
6 5 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.51%) QRadar
7 4 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.30%) Nessus
8 3 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.30%) WMI
9 2 (0.20%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
9 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.20%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.10%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 94 (9.55%) Microsoft
2 88 (8.94%) Oracle
3 41 (4.17%) SAP
4 33 (3.35%) HP
5 26 (2.64%) IBM
6 21 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 19 (1.93%) Google
7 19 (1.93%) ServiceNow
8 15 (1.52%) VMware
9 14 (1.42%) Apple
10 13 (1.32%) Pega
11 12 (1.22%) Atlassian
12 10 (1.02%) Adobe
12 10 (1.02%) Tableau
13 9 (0.91%) Cloudera
13 9 (0.91%) Hortonworks
13 9 (0.91%) Symantec
14 8 (0.81%) ESRI
14 8 (0.81%) Red Hat
14 8 (0.81%) Splunk
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