Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 246 229
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17 +34
Contract jobs citing Use Case 1,135 990 1,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.04% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.24% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 629 805
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +0.59% +5.49%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £300
90th Percentile £613 £595 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.81% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 14
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £48.50 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.37% +17.58% +26.92%
10th Percentile £18.20 £25.84 £28.42
90th Percentile £77.15 £57.50 £58.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £53.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year -40.09% +38.56% +17.69%

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 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

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 20 February 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 20 February 2018.

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 20 February 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 +3 989 £475 +11.76% 175
UK excluding London +6 558 £431 +7.81% 103
London +29 555 £500 +6.89% 85
South East +30 181 £475 +18.01% 25
Scotland +34 94 £387 -3.19% 8
Midlands -27 92 £433 +1.76% 24
North of England -22 78 £426 +9.94% 26
East of England -1 54 £450 +9.09% 6
West Midlands -37 46 £450 +5.88% 18
East Midlands +15 43 £400 +1.91% 5
North West -21 35 £450 +9.09% 17
Yorkshire -18 34 £403 +5.92% 9
South West +15 32 £450 +9.09% 9
Wales -4 28 £396 +36.64% 4
North East +37 9 £388 -6.63%
Northern Ireland -5 7 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 457 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (28.19%) Finance
3 286 (25.20%) Business Analysis
4 233 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
5 219 (19.30%) User Stories
6 178 (15.68%) Scrum
7 177 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 161 (14.19%) Data Modelling
9 160 (14.10%) UML
10 154 (13.57%) SQL
11 137 (12.07%) Java
12 134 (11.81%) Project Management
12 134 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 129 (11.37%) Microsoft
14 126 (11.10%) Degree
15 119 (10.48%) Banking
16 113 (9.96%) User Experience
17 112 (9.87%) Analytics
18 101 (8.90%) Workflow
18 101 (8.90%) Acceptance Criteria
19 99 (8.72%) Waterfall
20 98 (8.63%) Test Automation
21 91 (8.02%) MS Visio
22 89 (7.84%) Security Cleared
23 86 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
24 83 (7.31%) Linux
24 83 (7.31%) DevOps
25 82 (7.22%) Windows
25 82 (7.22%) Oracle
26 80 (7.05%) Change Management

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 47 (4.14%) Apache Spark
2 35 (3.08%) Confluence
3 28 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 23 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 22 (1.94%) JBoss
5 22 (1.94%) OpenStack
6 21 (1.85%) CMS
7 16 (1.41%) Apache
8 14 (1.23%) SAS
8 14 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
10 9 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 7 (0.62%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.26%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.26%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.26%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.26%) IIS
12 3 (0.26%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 91 (8.02%) MS Visio
2 75 (6.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
4 33 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.41%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.79%) OmniGraffle
6 9 (0.79%) SPSS
7 5 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.26%) SmartSuite
10 2 (0.18%) InVision
10 2 (0.18%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.18%) UserZoom
10 2 (0.18%) Weka
11 1 (0.088%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.088%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 24 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.50%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.62%) Infor CRM
3 7 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.35%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.18%) CA PPM
6 2 (0.18%) Changepoint
6 2 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.088%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.088%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.088%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.088%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.088%) Revive Adserver
7 1 (0.088%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.088%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 60 (5.29%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (3.44%) OpenShift
4 24 (2.11%) Office 365
5 22 (1.94%) PaaS
6 15 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.23%) GitHub
7 14 (1.23%) IaaS
8 12 (1.06%) Serverless
9 11 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.79%) Lucidchart
12 8 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.62%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.53%) Amazon Glacier
14 6 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.53%) SaaS
15 5 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.35%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 50 (4.41%) Firewall
2 21 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 20 (1.76%) Internet
4 12 (1.06%) Intranet
4 12 (1.06%) Software-Defined Networking
5 11 (0.97%) FTP
6 10 (0.88%) HTTP
7 7 (0.62%) Ethernet
7 7 (0.62%) SAN
8 6 (0.53%) Network Security
8 6 (0.53%) SSL
8 6 (0.53%) VPN
9 5 (0.44%) LAN
9 5 (0.44%) SMS
9 5 (0.44%) WAN
10 4 (0.35%) SNMP
10 4 (0.35%) Wireless
11 3 (0.26%) Broadband
11 3 (0.26%) GSM
11 3 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 69 (6.08%) Big Data
3 48 (4.23%) Hadoop
4 45 (3.96%) Relational Database
5 36 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 30 (2.64%) Power BI
7 25 (2.20%) Oracle Database
8 17 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
9 15 (1.32%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.23%) HBase
11 13 (1.15%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.15%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.97%) SAP BW
12 11 (0.97%) SAP HANA
12 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (0.88%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.88%) Data Mining
13 10 (0.88%) MySQL
14 8 (0.70%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 76 (6.70%) Jenkins
2 73 (6.43%) JIRA
3 72 (6.34%) Git (software)
4 33 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (1.67%) SoapUI
6 18 (1.59%) Ant
6 18 (1.59%) Maven
6 18 (1.59%) Subversion
7 16 (1.41%) TeamCity
8 15 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 15 (1.32%) JUnit
8 15 (1.32%) Selenium
9 14 (1.23%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.15%) Axure RP
10 13 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 13 (1.15%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (0.97%) Checkstyle
11 11 (0.97%) IntelliJ
11 11 (0.97%) XMLUnit
12 10 (0.88%) JMeter
General
1 320 (28.19%) Finance
2 119 (10.48%) Banking
3 57 (5.02%) Retail
4 49 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 40 (3.52%) Legal
5 40 (3.52%) Marketing
6 21 (1.85%) Billing
7 20 (1.76%) Law
8 18 (1.59%) Investment Banking
9 16 (1.41%) Back Office
10 15 (1.32%) Advertising
11 14 (1.23%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 12 (1.06%) Military
14 11 (0.97%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.88%) Publishing
16 7 (0.62%) Electronics
17 5 (0.44%) Automotive
18 4 (0.35%) General Ledger
18 4 (0.35%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 568 (50.04%) Analyst
2 497 (43.79%) Business Analyst
3 128 (11.28%) Developer
4 91 (8.02%) Architect
5 58 (5.11%) Senior Analyst
6 53 (4.67%) Senior Business Analyst
7 46 (4.05%) Agile Business Analyst
8 43 (3.79%) Project Manager
9 42 (3.70%) Consultant
10 41 (3.61%) Financial Analyst
11 40 (3.52%) Finance Business Analyst
12 36 (3.17%) Designer
13 34 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
14 33 (2.91%) Technical Business Analyst
15 29 (2.56%) Data Business Analyst
15 29 (2.56%) Digital Analyst
15 29 (2.56%) Financial Business Analyst
16 28 (2.47%) Digital Business Analyst
17 24 (2.11%) IT Analyst
17 24 (2.11%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.20%) Web Services
2 49 (4.32%) HTML
3 48 (4.23%) SOAP
4 45 (3.96%) REST
5 41 (3.61%) JSON
6 40 (3.52%) .NET
7 38 (3.35%) Node.js
8 37 (3.26%) CSS
9 35 (3.08%) AngularJS
10 33 (2.91%) XML
11 30 (2.64%) Hibernate
12 29 (2.56%) HTML5
13 28 (2.47%) Kafka
14 27 (2.38%) CSS3
15 25 (2.20%) jQuery
15 25 (2.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 22 (1.94%) .NET Framework
17 21 (1.85%) D3.js
17 21 (1.85%) JSTL
18 20 (1.76%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 233 (20.53%) Analytical Skills
2 113 (9.96%) User Experience
3 64 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 29 (2.56%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (2.20%) Clustering
6 25 (2.20%) Fat Client
6 25 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 21 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 19 (1.67%) Cyberthreat
9 18 (1.59%) Fintech
9 18 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 17 (1.50%) Algorithms
11 15 (1.32%) Data Structures
11 15 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 14 (1.23%) Equities
12 14 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.23%) Virtual Team
13 13 (1.15%) Data Centre
14 12 (1.06%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 83 (7.31%) Linux
2 82 (7.22%) Windows
3 29 (2.56%) Unix
4 15 (1.32%) Android
5 14 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 13 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 10 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (0.62%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.35%) Solaris
10 2 (0.18%) AIX
10 2 (0.18%) CentOS
10 2 (0.18%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.088%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 286 (25.20%) Business Analysis
3 219 (19.30%) User Stories
4 178 (15.68%) Scrum
5 177 (15.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 161 (14.19%) Data Modelling
7 160 (14.10%) UML
8 134 (11.81%) Project Management
8 134 (11.81%) User Acceptance Testing
9 112 (9.87%) Analytics
10 101 (8.90%) Acceptance Criteria
10 101 (8.90%) Workflow
11 99 (8.72%) Waterfall
12 98 (8.63%) Test Automation
13 86 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (7.31%) DevOps
15 80 (7.05%) Change Management
16 75 (6.61%) CRM
17 73 (6.43%) Business Intelligence
17 73 (6.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 154 (13.57%) SQL
2 137 (12.07%) Java
3 67 (5.90%) Python
4 52 (4.58%) C#
5 49 (4.32%) JavaScript
6 34 (3.00%) C
7 27 (2.38%) Bash Shell
8 25 (2.20%) PowerShell
8 25 (2.20%) TypeScript
9 24 (2.11%) Scala
10 20 (1.76%) C++
10 20 (1.76%) R
10 20 (1.76%) Ruby
11 17 (1.50%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.41%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.15%) VB
13 13 (1.15%) XPath
14 11 (0.97%) MATLAB
15 8 (0.70%) Perl
15 8 (0.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 126 (11.10%) Degree
2 89 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 53 (4.67%) SC Cleared
4 44 (3.88%) ISEB
5 23 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.94%) CISSP
7 14 (1.23%) CBAP
7 14 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 14 (1.23%) Numerate Degree
8 13 (1.15%) PMI Certification
9 12 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (0.97%) CISM
10 11 (0.97%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (0.97%) GIAC
10 11 (0.97%) IIBA
11 10 (0.88%) PMP
12 8 (0.70%) CISA
12 8 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.70%) SANS
13 7 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (5.73%) QA
2 36 (3.17%) Data Quality
3 34 (3.00%) GDPR
4 14 (1.23%) PMO
5 8 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.70%) MiFID
6 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.44%) COBIT
7 5 (0.44%) GxP
7 5 (0.44%) SLA
8 4 (0.35%) ISO 20022
9 3 (0.26%) GCP
9 3 (0.26%) HIPAA
10 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 2 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.18%) EMIR
10 2 (0.18%) GAMP
10 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 1 (0.088%) SEPA
System Software
1 42 (3.70%) Docker
2 27 (2.38%) Active Directory
3 21 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (0.79%) HDFS
5 6 (0.53%) Gluster
6 5 (0.44%) Apache Flume
6 5 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.35%) XenApp
8 3 (0.26%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.26%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.18%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.18%) vSphere
10 1 (0.088%) Snort
10 1 (0.088%) vCloud
10 1 (0.088%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.088%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.088%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (4.05%) Ansible
2 22 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 20 (1.76%) Puppet
4 17 (1.50%) QRadar
5 15 (1.32%) Terraform
6 10 (0.88%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 9 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 8 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (0.70%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (0.53%) Oozie
10 5 (0.44%) Kibana
10 5 (0.44%) Nessus
10 5 (0.44%) Nmap
10 5 (0.44%) Rancher
11 4 (0.35%) ArcSight ESM
11 4 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.26%) Packer
12 3 (0.26%) RSA Archer
12 3 (0.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 129 (11.37%) Microsoft
2 82 (7.22%) Oracle
3 39 (3.44%) SAP
4 29 (2.56%) Splunk
5 28 (2.47%) IBM
6 26 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (2.20%) VMware
8 22 (1.94%) Tableau
9 20 (1.76%) ArcSight
9 20 (1.76%) Citrix
9 20 (1.76%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.67%) Capita
11 14 (1.23%) Sitecore
12 13 (1.15%) Google
12 13 (1.15%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.06%) Adobe
14 10 (0.88%) Bloomberg
15 9 (0.79%) Reuters
15 9 (0.79%) Sybase
16 8 (0.70%) Cognos