Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 273 275 237
Rank change year-on-year +2 -38 -7
Contract jobs citing Use Case 953 915 1,226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.93% 0.96% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.12% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 571 662 795
UK median daily rate £463 £443 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +0.57% +6.67%
10th Percentile £325 £333 £306
90th Percentile £600 £623 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 18
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +1.27% -0.32%
10th Percentile £30.00 £33.25 £23.75
90th Percentile £71.77 £53.00 £48.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.19 £40.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +17.98% -2.44% +3.47%

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 88,210 81,843 92,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.23% 85.54% 84.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,214 53,662 61,020
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,373 2,071 2,299
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.49 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.23% +4.19% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -19.19% +3.13% +9.94%

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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Use Case in the UK

Use Case
Top 15 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 16 August 2018. 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 -12 863 £475 +5.56% 173
UK excluding London 0 485 £425 +6.25% 111
London -8 460 £500 - 70
South East +38 210 £475 +13.10% 24
Midlands -9 64 £425 +3.03% 19
Scotland -5 62 £385 +5.48% 6
North of England -35 58 £445 +17.11% 29
East of England -5 46 £400 -11.11% 12
West Midlands -33 39 £450 +8.76% 11
North West -27 32 £413 +3.13% 13
South West -18 27 £395 -5.39% 18
East Midlands +9 25 £415 +3.43% 8
Yorkshire -20 22 £450 +28.57% 14
Wales -33 20 £341 -16.05% 3
North East -14 4 £488 +31.31% 2

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 398 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (27.60%) Finance
3 193 (20.25%) Business Analysis
4 174 (18.26%) User Stories
5 171 (17.94%) Degree
6 170 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
7 156 (16.37%) Java
8 141 (14.80%) Microsoft
9 140 (14.69%) UML
10 128 (13.43%) SQL
11 126 (13.22%) Scrum
12 119 (12.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 110 (11.54%) Data Modelling
14 107 (11.23%) User Acceptance Testing
15 93 (9.76%) Linux
16 92 (9.65%) Analytics
17 90 (9.44%) JIRA
18 89 (9.34%) Big Data
19 88 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
19 88 (9.23%) Python
19 88 (9.23%) Project Management
20 85 (8.92%) Waterfall
21 83 (8.71%) Banking
22 78 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
22 78 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
23 75 (7.87%) Oracle
24 71 (7.45%) User Experience
25 69 (7.24%) Test Automation
25 69 (7.24%) Business Process Modelling
26 63 (6.61%) Acceptance Criteria

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 42 (4.41%) Apache Spark
2 39 (4.09%) SharePoint
3 33 (3.46%) Confluence
4 30 (3.15%) Ethereum
5 26 (2.73%) Hyperledger
6 16 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (1.57%) OpenStack
8 14 (1.47%) Apache
9 13 (1.36%) CMS
10 11 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (1.05%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.84%) JBoss
13 7 (0.73%) Documentum
13 7 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.63%) Tomcat
15 5 (0.52%) Mule
15 5 (0.52%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.42%) SAS
Applications
1 47 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (4.51%) MS Visio
3 40 (4.20%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (1.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.52%) InVision
7 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.21%) UXPin
8 1 (0.10%) CATIA
8 1 (0.10%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 19 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.47%) Distributed Ledger
3 12 (1.26%) R3 Corda
4 3 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.31%) Eloqua
4 3 (0.31%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.21%) Exstream
5 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.10%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 88 (9.23%) Amazon AWS
2 54 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
4 20 (2.10%) Office 365
5 14 (1.47%) OpenShift
6 13 (1.36%) Dynamics 365
7 11 (1.15%) SaaS
8 10 (1.05%) GitHub
8 10 (1.05%) PaaS
9 9 (0.94%) IaaS
10 8 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.52%) Azure Data Factory
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 4 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
13 4 (0.42%) Azure Machine Learning
13 4 (0.42%) Serverless
14 3 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 3 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (3.04%) Firewall
2 22 (2.31%) Wireless
3 20 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 18 (1.89%) SMS
5 16 (1.68%) Internet
6 12 (1.26%) MPLS
7 11 (1.15%) DNS
7 11 (1.15%) Software-Defined Networking
8 10 (1.05%) Ethernet
8 10 (1.05%) SNMP
9 9 (0.94%) Skype
10 7 (0.73%) HTTP
10 7 (0.73%) VPN
11 6 (0.63%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.63%) LAN
11 6 (0.63%) SSL
11 6 (0.63%) Unified Communications
12 5 (0.52%) OpenFlow
13 4 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (0.42%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (9.34%) Big Data
2 55 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 54 (5.67%) Hadoop
4 41 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 35 (3.67%) Blockchain
6 34 (3.57%) NoSQL
7 23 (2.41%) Power BI
8 18 (1.89%) HBase
8 18 (1.89%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 16 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 15 (1.57%) MySQL
11 14 (1.47%) Data Lake
11 14 (1.47%) Data Mart
11 14 (1.47%) DB2
11 14 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (1.36%) Apache Hive
13 12 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
14 11 (1.15%) Data Mining
14 11 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 90 (9.44%) JIRA
2 51 (5.35%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 26 (2.73%) Maven
5 25 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 21 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (1.26%) Selenium
8 11 (1.15%) Eclipse
8 11 (1.15%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.05%) NUnit
10 9 (0.94%) MSBuild
10 9 (0.94%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (0.84%) Sonatype Nexus
12 7 (0.73%) Hudson
12 7 (0.73%) Rational Quality Manager
12 7 (0.73%) Rational Team Concert
13 6 (0.63%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.63%) JUnit
13 6 (0.63%) Subversion
14 5 (0.52%) MagicDraw
General
1 263 (27.60%) Finance
2 83 (8.71%) Banking
3 53 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 42 (4.41%) Retail
5 37 (3.88%) Marketing
6 24 (2.52%) Investment Banking
7 16 (1.68%) Legal
8 15 (1.57%) Front Office
9 14 (1.47%) Law
10 12 (1.26%) Advertising
11 11 (1.15%) Billing
11 11 (1.15%) Financial Institution
11 11 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.94%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.84%) Automotive
13 8 (0.84%) Back Office
14 6 (0.63%) Military
14 6 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.52%) Publishing
16 3 (0.31%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 409 (42.92%) Analyst
2 356 (37.36%) Business Analyst
3 162 (17.00%) Developer
4 107 (11.23%) Architect
5 59 (6.19%) Consultant
6 37 (3.88%) Java Developer
7 36 (3.78%) Business IT Analyst
7 36 (3.78%) IT Analyst
8 35 (3.67%) IT Business Analyst
9 34 (3.57%) Designer
10 26 (2.73%) Senior Analyst
11 25 (2.62%) Agile Business Analyst
12 24 (2.52%) Insurance Business Analyst
12 24 (2.52%) Senior Business Analyst
13 23 (2.41%) Big Data Developer
13 23 (2.41%) Digital Analyst
13 23 (2.41%) Project Manager
14 22 (2.31%) Finance Business Analyst
14 22 (2.31%) Financial Analyst
15 21 (2.20%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (5.46%) Kafka
2 49 (5.14%) HTML
3 48 (5.04%) REST
3 48 (5.04%) Web Services
4 44 (4.62%) XML
5 43 (4.51%) CSS
6 40 (4.20%) Spring
7 36 (3.78%) J2EE
8 32 (3.36%) .NET
9 30 (3.15%) Hibernate
10 26 (2.73%) JSP
11 25 (2.62%) Node.js
12 24 (2.52%) AngularJS
12 24 (2.52%) JSON
13 19 (1.99%) SOAP
14 18 (1.89%) Spring Boot
15 17 (1.78%) JPA
15 17 (1.78%) Middleware
16 15 (1.57%) RESTful
17 14 (1.47%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 170 (17.84%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (7.45%) User Experience
3 60 (6.30%) Management Information System
4 56 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 36 (3.78%) Self-Motivation
6 27 (2.83%) Bitcoin
7 25 (2.62%) Fintech
8 24 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.89%) Data Structures
9 18 (1.89%) Taxonomies
10 16 (1.68%) Data Centre
11 15 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (1.47%) Blog
12 14 (1.47%) Equities
13 13 (1.36%) Algorithms
14 12 (1.26%) PMI
15 11 (1.15%) Clustering
16 10 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
16 10 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 93 (9.76%) Linux
2 58 (6.09%) Windows
3 46 (4.83%) Unix
4 14 (1.47%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.15%) Android
5 11 (1.15%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.84%) Solaris
8 3 (0.31%) AIX
8 3 (0.31%) CentOS
8 3 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.21%) HPUX
9 2 (0.21%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.10%) SUSE
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (20.25%) Business Analysis
3 174 (18.26%) User Stories
4 140 (14.69%) UML
5 126 (13.22%) Scrum
6 119 (12.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 110 (11.54%) Data Modelling
8 107 (11.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 92 (9.65%) Analytics
10 88 (9.23%) Project Management
11 85 (8.92%) Waterfall
12 78 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
12 78 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
13 69 (7.24%) Business Process Modelling
13 69 (7.24%) Test Automation
14 63 (6.61%) Acceptance Criteria
14 63 (6.61%) Migration
15 59 (6.19%) DevOps
16 58 (6.09%) Workflow
17 56 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 156 (16.37%) Java
2 128 (13.43%) SQL
3 88 (9.23%) Python
4 60 (6.30%) JavaScript
5 43 (4.51%) C#
6 35 (3.67%) C++
7 32 (3.36%) C
8 25 (2.62%) Scala
9 22 (2.31%) Perl
10 16 (1.68%) Java 8
11 15 (1.57%) Ruby
12 14 (1.47%) Solidity
13 11 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.05%) PowerShell
15 9 (0.94%) Groovy
15 9 (0.94%) XAML
16 8 (0.84%) R
17 7 (0.73%) Bash Shell
18 6 (0.63%) BeanShell
18 6 (0.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 171 (17.94%) Degree
2 61 (6.40%) Security Cleared
3 48 (5.04%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
5 35 (3.67%) ISEB
6 22 (2.31%) Master's Degree
7 13 (1.36%) PMI Certification
8 12 (1.26%) CBAP
8 12 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.15%) IIBA
9 11 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
10 9 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.84%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.63%) PhD
13 5 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.52%) MBA
14 4 (0.42%) ACCA
14 4 (0.42%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (5.67%) QA
2 22 (2.31%) GDPR
3 11 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.63%) PSD2
5 5 (0.52%) PMO
6 4 (0.42%) IFRS
6 4 (0.42%) ISO 20022
7 3 (0.31%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 3 (0.31%) GAMP
7 3 (0.31%) GCP
7 3 (0.31%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.31%) MiFID
7 3 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.31%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.21%) HL7
9 1 (0.10%) EMIR
9 1 (0.10%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 39 (4.09%) Docker
2 23 (2.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (2.20%) HDFS
4 6 (0.63%) VMware NSX
5 4 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.31%) Apache Flume
7 2 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.21%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.10%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (1.68%) Ansible
1 16 (1.68%) BladeLogic
2 15 (1.57%) Kubernetes
3 8 (0.84%) Kibana
4 7 (0.73%) Puppet
5 6 (0.63%) Terraform
6 5 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.42%) logstash
7 4 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.42%) PTC Integrity
7 4 (0.42%) QRadar
7 4 (0.42%) SCCM
7 4 (0.42%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.31%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.31%) Nagios
8 3 (0.31%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.21%) Consul
9 2 (0.21%) CSIRT
9 2 (0.21%) Grafana
9 2 (0.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 141 (14.80%) Microsoft
2 75 (7.87%) Oracle
3 27 (2.83%) IBM
4 24 (2.52%) VMware
5 22 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
6 21 (2.20%) HP
7 19 (1.99%) Atlassian
7 19 (1.99%) Google
8 18 (1.89%) Tableau
9 16 (1.68%) Adobe
9 16 (1.68%) Splunk
10 15 (1.57%) Red Hat
11 13 (1.36%) Hortonworks
12 12 (1.26%) SAP
13 11 (1.15%) Capita
13 11 (1.15%) Sybase
14 10 (1.05%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.05%) Casewise
14 10 (1.05%) Cisco
14 10 (1.05%) Citrix