Period
to 21 November 2017

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 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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 247 226
Rank change year-on-year -27 -21 +16
Contract jobs citing Use Case 981 1094 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.04% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.25% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 718 684 824
UK median daily rate £467 £440 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% +6.34% +3.44%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £310
90th Percentile £630 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 17
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £41.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.69% +4.38% +6.28%
10th Percentile £16.75 £13.63 £29.48
90th Percentile £36.25 £52.10 £57.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £44.25 £39.63
% change year-on-year -58.19% +11.67% +4.90%

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 87132 87864 92880
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.90% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 58048 58076 60168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2060 2332 2734
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.49 £11.31 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 21 November 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 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 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Top 16 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 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
England -35 866 £475 +5.56% 110
London -14 493 £500 +5.26% 41
UK excluding London -24 475 £405 -1.82% 71
South East -55 122 £425 - 25
Midlands -1 99 £425 - 5
Scotland +33 80 £389 +11.07% 2
North of England -11 77 £378 -8.48% 26
East Midlands +23 48 £400 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -25 48 £433 +1.76% 4
South West -12 45 £484 +8.10% 7
North West -9 41 £413 +1.23% 15
East of England -8 34 £450 +76.47% 5
Wales +25 24 £393 +34.19% 1
Yorkshire -10 24 £340 -15.00% 9
North East +62 12 £380 -20.00% 2
Northern Ireland -47 1 - -

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 with a requirement for Use Case.

1 399 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 278 (28.34%) Finance
3 269 (27.42%) Business Analysis
4 228 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
5 174 (17.74%) UML
6 166 (16.92%) User Stories
7 146 (14.88%) SQL
8 144 (14.68%) Scrum
9 141 (14.37%) Data Modelling
10 133 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
11 132 (13.46%) Banking
12 127 (12.95%) User Acceptance Testing
13 103 (10.50%) User Experience
14 100 (10.19%) Microsoft
14 100 (10.19%) Java
15 97 (9.89%) Workflow
16 88 (8.97%) Acceptance Criteria
17 84 (8.56%) Project Management
17 84 (8.56%) MS Visio
18 83 (8.46%) Waterfall
19 81 (8.26%) Degree
20 80 (8.15%) QA
21 78 (7.95%) Big Data
22 77 (7.85%) Analytics
22 77 (7.85%) SDLC
23 76 (7.75%) Linux
24 74 (7.54%) Wireframes
25 73 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
26 72 (7.34%) Windows
27 70 (7.14%) SOA

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 49 (4.99%) Apache Spark
2 33 (3.36%) Apache
2 33 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.85%) Confluence
4 22 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 21 (2.14%) CMS
6 20 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
7 18 (1.83%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 13 (1.33%) JBoss
10 12 (1.22%) SAS
11 9 (0.92%) IIS
12 8 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.61%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 4 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 3 (0.31%) NetWeaver
17 2 (0.20%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 84 (8.56%) MS Visio
2 43 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
3 34 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (1.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
6 8 (0.82%) SPSS
7 7 (0.71%) SmartSuite
8 6 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
9 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
11 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
11 2 (0.20%) Weka
12 1 (0.10%) CATIA
12 1 (0.10%) InVision
12 1 (0.10%) Mingle
12 1 (0.10%) Pro/ENGINEER
12 1 (0.10%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.10%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.10%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 24 (2.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.61%) SAP IS-U
3 3 (0.31%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
4 2 (0.20%) CA PPM
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.20%) iTrent
4 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.20%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.20%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.20%) SAP MRS
4 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.10%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.85%) OpenShift
4 22 (2.24%) Office 365
5 13 (1.33%) GitHub
6 11 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (1.02%) SaaS
8 9 (0.92%) IaaS
8 9 (0.92%) Lucidchart
9 8 (0.82%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.71%) PaaS
10 7 (0.71%) Yammer
11 6 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
12 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.51%) Serverless
13 4 (0.41%) Amazon Glacier
13 4 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (3.98%) Firewall
2 19 (1.94%) Internet
3 16 (1.63%) SAN
4 13 (1.33%) FTP
5 11 (1.12%) Network Security
6 9 (0.92%) Ethernet
6 9 (0.92%) HTTP
7 7 (0.71%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (0.61%) Intranet
8 6 (0.61%) LDAP
8 6 (0.61%) SSL
8 6 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.51%) GSM
9 5 (0.51%) WAN
10 4 (0.41%) DNS
10 4 (0.41%) NAS
10 4 (0.41%) NGN
11 3 (0.31%) 3GPP
11 3 (0.31%) 4G
11 3 (0.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.95%) Big Data
2 57 (5.81%) SQL Server
3 51 (5.20%) Hadoop
4 27 (2.75%) NoSQL
5 26 (2.65%) Data Warehouse
6 25 (2.55%) Apache Hive
7 24 (2.45%) HBase
8 19 (1.94%) Impala
9 17 (1.73%) Relational Database
10 13 (1.33%) Power BI
11 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
12 10 (1.02%) Data Lake
12 10 (1.02%) Data Mining
12 10 (1.02%) MySQL
12 10 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.92%) Oracle Database
13 9 (0.92%) Redis
14 8 (0.82%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 69 (7.03%) JIRA
2 62 (6.32%) Jenkins
3 39 (3.98%) Git (software)
4 29 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 26 (2.65%) Subversion
6 20 (2.04%) Ant
6 20 (2.04%) SoapUI
7 19 (1.94%) Maven
8 18 (1.83%) Eclipse
8 18 (1.83%) JUnit
8 18 (1.83%) TeamCity
9 14 (1.43%) Artifactory
9 14 (1.43%) Rational DOORS
10 13 (1.33%) Checkstyle
10 13 (1.33%) IntelliJ
10 13 (1.33%) Selenium
10 13 (1.33%) XMLUnit
11 11 (1.12%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 10 (1.02%) Axure RP
13 9 (0.92%) Cucumber
General
1 278 (28.34%) Finance
2 132 (13.46%) Banking
3 51 (5.20%) Retail
4 36 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 34 (3.47%) Marketing
6 28 (2.85%) Investment Banking
7 26 (2.65%) Back Office
8 20 (2.04%) Legal
9 15 (1.53%) Retail Banking
10 14 (1.43%) Advertising
10 14 (1.43%) Billing
10 14 (1.43%) Publishing
11 11 (1.12%) Military
12 10 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.92%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.92%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.71%) Law
15 6 (0.61%) Front Office
16 5 (0.51%) General Ledger
17 4 (0.41%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 550 (56.07%) Analyst
2 462 (47.09%) Business Analyst
3 95 (9.68%) Developer
4 81 (8.26%) Architect
5 58 (5.91%) Senior Analyst
6 52 (5.30%) Agile Business Analyst
7 48 (4.89%) Senior Business Analyst
8 40 (4.08%) Digital Analyst
8 40 (4.08%) Digital Business Analyst
9 37 (3.77%) Financial Analyst
10 36 (3.67%) Finance Business Analyst
11 35 (3.57%) Consultant
12 31 (3.16%) Business Systems Analyst
13 29 (2.96%) Data Business Analyst
14 28 (2.85%) Security Analyst
14 28 (2.85%) Systems Analyst
15 27 (2.75%) Technical Analyst
16 25 (2.55%) Data Analyst
16 25 (2.55%) Technical Business Analyst
17 24 (2.45%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (6.73%) Web Services
2 35 (3.57%) .NET
2 35 (3.57%) HTML
2 35 (3.57%) XML
3 32 (3.26%) SOAP
4 27 (2.75%) JSON
5 25 (2.55%) Hibernate
6 22 (2.24%) XSD
7 21 (2.14%) REST
8 18 (1.83%) .NET Framework
8 18 (1.83%) CSS
9 16 (1.63%) Kafka
10 15 (1.53%) HTML5
10 15 (1.53%) JDBC
11 13 (1.33%) Entity Framework
11 13 (1.33%) JavaBeans
11 13 (1.33%) JMS
11 13 (1.33%) JSF
11 13 (1.33%) WinForms
11 13 (1.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 228 (23.24%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (10.50%) User Experience
3 55 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 21 (2.14%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.73%) Mobile App
6 16 (1.63%) Derivative
7 15 (1.53%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.53%) N-Tier
7 15 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 12 (1.22%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.22%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (1.22%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 11 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 11 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
10 10 (1.02%) Fintech
10 10 (1.02%) NHS
10 10 (1.02%) Reinsurance
10 10 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 76 (7.75%) Linux
2 72 (7.34%) Windows
3 33 (3.36%) Unix
4 13 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.12%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.02%) Android
6 10 (1.02%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.10%) AIX
9 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.10%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.10%) VMS
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (27.42%) Business Analysis
3 174 (17.74%) UML
4 166 (16.92%) User Stories
5 144 (14.68%) Scrum
6 141 (14.37%) Data Modelling
7 133 (13.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 127 (12.95%) User Acceptance Testing
9 97 (9.89%) Workflow
10 88 (8.97%) Acceptance Criteria
11 84 (8.56%) Project Management
12 83 (8.46%) Waterfall
13 77 (7.85%) Analytics
13 77 (7.85%) SDLC
14 74 (7.54%) Wireframes
15 73 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (7.14%) SOA
16 70 (7.14%) Test Automation
17 64 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
17 64 (6.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 146 (14.88%) SQL
2 100 (10.19%) Java
3 46 (4.69%) C#
4 36 (3.67%) Python
5 30 (3.06%) JavaScript
6 26 (2.65%) C
7 22 (2.24%) T-SQL
8 20 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 18 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 18 (1.83%) Scala
10 17 (1.73%) PL/SQL
11 16 (1.63%) VB
11 16 (1.63%) XPath
12 14 (1.43%) Perl
13 13 (1.33%) C++
14 10 (1.02%) R
14 10 (1.02%) Ruby
15 6 (0.61%) MATLAB
15 6 (0.61%) SPARQL
16 5 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 81 (8.26%) Degree
2 69 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 46 (4.69%) ISEB
4 37 (3.77%) SC Cleared
5 25 (2.55%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.12%) CBAP
6 11 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.02%) CISSP
8 9 (0.92%) IIBA
8 9 (0.92%) SANS
9 7 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.61%) Chartered Engineer
10 6 (0.61%) CITP
10 6 (0.61%) GCIH
10 6 (0.61%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (0.51%) GCIA
11 5 (0.51%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (8.15%) QA
2 37 (3.77%) Data Quality
3 21 (2.14%) GDPR
4 17 (1.73%) MiFID
5 15 (1.53%) PMO
6 8 (0.82%) GxP
7 7 (0.71%) EMIR
7 7 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.41%) GAAP
9 4 (0.41%) HL7
9 4 (0.41%) NIST 800
9 4 (0.41%) SLA
10 3 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 3 (0.31%) COBIT
10 3 (0.31%) FATCA
10 3 (0.31%) GAMP
10 3 (0.31%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 25 (2.55%) Docker
2 21 (2.14%) HDFS
3 18 (1.83%) Apache Flume
4 13 (1.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (1.22%) Gluster
6 5 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.41%) XenApp
8 3 (0.31%) Firmware
8 3 (0.31%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.10%) vCloud
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.10%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.10%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (1.94%) Kubernetes
2 18 (1.83%) Ansible
3 16 (1.63%) Oozie
4 14 (1.43%) Puppet
5 13 (1.33%) QRadar
6 11 (1.12%) Terraform
7 10 (1.02%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 9 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.71%) RSA Archer
10 6 (0.61%) Rancher
11 5 (0.51%) Nessus
11 5 (0.51%) Nmap
12 3 (0.31%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
12 3 (0.31%) Kibana
12 3 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.31%) SCOM
12 3 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.20%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.20%) EnCase
Vendors
1 100 (10.19%) Microsoft
2 61 (6.22%) Oracle
3 40 (4.08%) Splunk
4 34 (3.47%) SAP
5 20 (2.04%) IBM
6 16 (1.63%) Sitecore
7 15 (1.53%) Red Hat
8 14 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.43%) VMware
9 11 (1.12%) Solace
9 11 (1.12%) Tableau
10 10 (1.02%) Sybase
11 9 (0.92%) Informatica
12 8 (0.82%) Adobe
12 8 (0.82%) ArcSight
13 7 (0.71%) Citrix
13 7 (0.71%) Cloudera
13 7 (0.71%) HP
13 7 (0.71%) ServiceNow
13 7 (0.71%) Talend