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 28 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
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 248 224 220
Rank change year-on-year -24 -4  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 459 598 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.97% 1.11% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.33% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 386 344
Median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £304 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Median hourly rate £36.50 £31.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.96% -20.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £21.25 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.30 £45.75 £115.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.38% -10.00%  

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 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25882 29740 28602
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1093 1231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.83 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 28 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
England -21 419 £438 -2.77% 97
London -5 224 £500 +5.26% 45
South East -3 82 £404 -5.00% 13
City of London +8 39 £488 -7.14% 15
West Midlands +12 29 £415 +3.75% 3
Surrey +10 27 £385 -14.44% 4
South West -10 26 £365 -33.63% 2
South Wales +12 21 £399 +6.33%
Wales +11 21 £399 +6.33%
East of England -20 20 £425 +17.64% 4
Berkshire +6 17 £488 +14.70% 2
Warwickshire +10 14 £425 +9.67% 1
Scotland +20 13 £375 -11.76% 7
North West -6 13 £400 -4.19% 19
Cardiff +10 12 £418 +11.33%
Yorkshire +4 12 £379 -15.77% 10
Hampshire -14 11 £525 +61.53% 3
Reading +16 10 £525 +52.17% 1
Milton Keynes -15 10 £419 -28.72%
Buckinghamshire -15 10 £419 -28.72%
Edinburgh +6 9 £375 -11.76% 6
Woking - 9 £375 -
Manchester +12 8 £400 +0.62% 11
Warwick +10 8 £469 +17.18%
Wiltshire -15 8 £519 -5.68% 1
Gloucestershire +18 7 £350 -46.15%
Coventry +16 7 £450 +9.09%
West Sussex - 7 £390 -
Bedfordshire -12 6 £438 +2.94% 2
Home Counties - 6 - -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Use Case.

1 379 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (29.01%) Finance
3 282 (28.60%) Business Analysis
4 228 (23.12%) UML
5 194 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
6 158 (16.02%) User Stories
7 145 (14.71%) Degree
8 143 (14.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 125 (12.68%) SQL
10 123 (12.47%) Microsoft
11 121 (12.27%) Waterfall
12 118 (11.97%) Data Modelling
13 115 (11.66%) Workflow
14 112 (11.36%) SDLC
15 110 (11.16%) Scrum
16 109 (11.05%) Project Management
17 100 (10.14%) Analytics
18 94 (9.53%) User Acceptance Testing
19 93 (9.43%) Windows
19 93 (9.43%) Banking
20 91 (9.23%) Java
21 82 (8.32%) MS Visio
21 82 (8.32%) JIRA
22 80 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
22 80 (8.11%) User Experience
23 79 (8.01%) QA
24 75 (7.61%) Security Cleared
24 75 (7.61%) Data Analysis
24 75 (7.61%) Business Process Modelling
25 73 (7.40%) ISEB

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 38 (3.85%) Apache Spark
1 38 (3.85%) Confluence
2 16 (1.62%) OpenStack
3 15 (1.52%) Apache
3 15 (1.52%) CMS
4 13 (1.32%) SAS
4 13 (1.32%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 11 (1.12%) Tomcat
6 6 (0.61%) GeoServer
6 6 (0.61%) Skype for Business
6 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.51%) Apache Pig
7 5 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.41%) nginx
9 3 (0.30%) IIS
9 3 (0.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.20%) K2 blackpearl
10 2 (0.20%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.20%) Predix
Applications
1 82 (8.32%) MS Visio
2 44 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Project
6 10 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
7 9 (0.91%) SPSS
8 4 (0.41%) Mingle
9 3 (0.30%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.30%) SmartSuite
9 3 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.20%) Chatbot
10 2 (0.20%) InVision
11 1 (0.10%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.10%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 19 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.91%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 7 (0.71%) Pega PRPC
4 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.41%) iTrent
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.30%) Oracle iStore
6 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.30%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.20%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.20%) Primavera
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HCM
7 2 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.20%) SAP MRS
7 2 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (1.52%) Office 365
4 14 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (1.01%) SaaS
6 8 (0.81%) OpenShift
7 7 (0.71%) PaaS
8 5 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.51%) IaaS
8 5 (0.51%) Trello
9 3 (0.30%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.30%) IBM Blueworks
9 3 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.30%) Yammer
10 2 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.20%) G Suite
10 2 (0.20%) GitHub
11 1 (0.10%) CloudSense
11 1 (0.10%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.10%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.23%) Firewall
2 11 (1.12%) SAN
2 11 (1.12%) TCP/IP
3 10 (1.01%) DNS
3 10 (1.01%) Internet
4 9 (0.91%) Network Security
5 8 (0.81%) WAN
6 5 (0.51%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.51%) Wireless
7 4 (0.41%) DHCP
7 4 (0.41%) NAS
7 4 (0.41%) Skype
7 4 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (0.30%) LAN
8 3 (0.30%) LDAP
8 3 (0.30%) SNMP
8 3 (0.30%) SSL
8 3 (0.30%) VoIP
8 3 (0.30%) VPN
9 2 (0.20%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (6.69%) Hadoop
2 63 (6.39%) Big Data
3 31 (3.14%) Relational Database
4 28 (2.84%) SQL Server
5 24 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.12%) RDBMS
9 10 (1.01%) Data Mining
10 9 (0.91%) DB2
10 9 (0.91%) GIS
11 8 (0.81%) Apache Hive
11 8 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.81%) MySQL
12 7 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.61%) HBase
13 6 (0.61%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.51%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.51%) Mahout
14 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 82 (8.32%) JIRA
2 23 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 14 (1.42%) Jenkins
3 14 (1.42%) Rational DOORS
4 10 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 9 (0.91%) Xcode
6 8 (0.81%) Gatling
6 8 (0.81%) Subversion
6 8 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.71%) Axure RP
7 7 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
8 6 (0.61%) Selenium
8 6 (0.61%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.51%) ClearCase
9 5 (0.51%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.51%) ERwin
9 5 (0.51%) Maven
9 5 (0.51%) TestRail
10 3 (0.30%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.30%) Log4Net
General
1 286 (29.01%) Finance
2 93 (9.43%) Banking
3 64 (6.49%) Retail
4 61 (6.19%) Telecoms
5 33 (3.35%) Investment Banking
5 33 (3.35%) Marketing
6 27 (2.74%) Legal
7 24 (2.43%) Front Office
8 23 (2.33%) Back Office
9 18 (1.83%) Law
10 15 (1.52%) Financial Institution
10 15 (1.52%) Manufacturing
11 14 (1.42%) Advertising
12 11 (1.12%) Automotive
13 10 (1.01%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.71%) Publishing
15 6 (0.61%) Military
16 5 (0.51%) Billing
16 5 (0.51%) Electronics
16 5 (0.51%) French Language
Job Titles
1 530 (53.75%) Analyst
2 475 (48.17%) Business Analyst
3 108 (10.95%) Architect
4 90 (9.13%) Developer
5 63 (6.39%) Consultant
6 53 (5.38%) Senior Analyst
7 43 (4.36%) Senior Business Analyst
8 37 (3.75%) Agile Business Analyst
9 34 (3.45%) Business Systems Analyst
9 34 (3.45%) Digital Business Analyst
10 33 (3.35%) Digital Analyst
11 31 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
12 30 (3.04%) Data Business Analyst
13 27 (2.74%) Systems Analyst
14 25 (2.54%) Project Manager
15 24 (2.43%) IT Analyst
16 23 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
16 23 (2.33%) Technical Business Analyst
17 22 (2.23%) Business IT Analyst
18 21 (2.13%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.98%) XML
2 42 (4.26%) .NET
3 41 (4.16%) HTML
4 34 (3.45%) CSS
5 32 (3.25%) Web Services
6 31 (3.14%) REST
7 30 (3.04%) SOAP
8 25 (2.54%) JSON
9 20 (2.03%) J2EE
10 17 (1.72%) HTML5
11 16 (1.62%) Node.js
12 15 (1.52%) XSLT
13 14 (1.42%) AngularJS
14 13 (1.32%) .NET Framework
14 13 (1.32%) JSP
15 12 (1.22%) Java EE
16 11 (1.12%) SignalR
17 10 (1.01%) Middleware
17 10 (1.01%) Spring
18 9 (0.91%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 194 (19.68%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (8.11%) User Experience
3 71 (7.20%) Management Information System
4 40 (4.06%) Data Centre
5 37 (3.75%) Computer Science
6 24 (2.43%) Data Structures
7 22 (2.23%) Fixed Income
8 19 (1.93%) Derivative
9 18 (1.83%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.62%) Virtual Team
12 15 (1.52%) Reference Data
13 13 (1.32%) Equities
14 11 (1.12%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.12%) Fintech
14 11 (1.12%) Web 2.0
15 10 (1.01%) Clustering
15 10 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
16 9 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.91%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 93 (9.43%) Windows
2 55 (5.58%) Linux
3 44 (4.46%) Unix
4 17 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.01%) Android
5 10 (1.01%) Windows Vista
6 9 (0.91%) Windows 10
6 9 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 5 (0.51%) CentOS
9 4 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.30%) Solaris
11 1 (0.10%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (38.44%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (28.60%) Business Analysis
3 228 (23.12%) UML
4 158 (16.02%) User Stories
5 143 (14.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 121 (12.27%) Waterfall
7 118 (11.97%) Data Modelling
8 115 (11.66%) Workflow
9 112 (11.36%) SDLC
10 110 (11.16%) Scrum
11 109 (11.05%) Project Management
12 100 (10.14%) Analytics
13 94 (9.53%) User Acceptance Testing
14 80 (8.11%) Requirements Analysis
15 75 (7.61%) Business Process Modelling
15 75 (7.61%) Data Analysis
16 70 (7.10%) ITIL
17 64 (6.49%) Business Intelligence
18 58 (5.88%) Wireframes
19 57 (5.78%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 125 (12.68%) SQL
2 91 (9.23%) Java
3 59 (5.98%) Python
4 43 (4.36%) C#
5 42 (4.26%) JavaScript
6 36 (3.65%) Perl
7 29 (2.94%) C++
8 27 (2.74%) Scala
9 20 (2.03%) C
10 18 (1.83%) Shell Script
11 15 (1.52%) R
12 14 (1.42%) PHP
13 11 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.91%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.81%) VB
16 6 (0.61%) VBA
17 5 (0.51%) Apple Swift
17 5 (0.51%) MATLAB
17 5 (0.51%) PL/SQL
18 3 (0.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 145 (14.71%) Degree
2 75 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 73 (7.40%) ISEB
4 53 (5.38%) SC Cleared
5 27 (2.74%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.93%) CBAP
7 16 (1.62%) IIBA
8 13 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 10 (1.01%) ISTQB
10 10 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 8 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.81%) Master's Degree
12 7 (0.71%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (0.71%) CISSP
12 7 (0.71%) CITP
12 7 (0.71%) SAP Certification
13 6 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 4 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.41%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (8.01%) QA
2 26 (2.64%) MiFID
3 16 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 15 (1.52%) PMO
5 8 (0.81%) GDPR
6 7 (0.71%) HL7
7 4 (0.41%) GAAP
7 4 (0.41%) SEPA
7 4 (0.41%) SLA
7 4 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.30%) Basel II
8 3 (0.30%) Basel III
8 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.20%) EMIR
9 2 (0.20%) FATCA
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 20022
9 2 (0.20%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.10%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 13 (1.32%) Docker
1 13 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.91%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.51%) HDFS
4 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.20%) Firmware
5 2 (0.20%) XenApp
5 2 (0.20%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.10%) Gluster
6 1 (0.10%) NDS
6 1 (0.10%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.10%) vSphere
6 1 (0.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (0.91%) HockeyApp
2 8 (0.81%) Puppet
3 7 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.71%) QRadar
4 5 (0.51%) AppDNA
5 4 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.30%) Ansible
6 3 (0.30%) RSA Archer
6 3 (0.30%) vCenter Server
7 2 (0.20%) CA Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (0.20%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.20%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.20%) Nessus
7 2 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.10%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.10%) SCCM
8 1 (0.10%) SCOM
8 1 (0.10%) WSUS
Vendors
1 123 (12.47%) Microsoft
2 66 (6.69%) Oracle
3 36 (3.65%) SAP
4 31 (3.14%) IBM
5 23 (2.33%) Splunk
6 21 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 16 (1.62%) HP
8 15 (1.52%) Tableau
9 14 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
9 14 (1.42%) VMware
10 10 (1.01%) Cognos
10 10 (1.01%) Sybase
11 9 (0.91%) Apple
11 9 (0.91%) Google
11 9 (0.91%) Hortonworks
11 9 (0.91%) JD Edwards
11 9 (0.91%) Pega
11 9 (0.91%) ServiceNow
12 8 (0.81%) ArcSight
12 8 (0.81%) Cloudera
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