Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 232 232
Rank change year-on-year -16 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Use Case 1,069 994 1,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.10% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.30% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 653 815
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +4.29%
10th Percentile £336 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 19
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% +16.28%
10th Percentile £24.06 £27.66 £23.75
90th Percentile £73.15 £56.38 £54.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +3.90% +19.38%

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 86,421 76,393 88,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.67% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,007 50,123 58,267
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,275 2,053 2,316
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.12 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.38% -6.37% +22.71%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -22 951 £475 +11.76% 178
London -1 539 £500 +2.56% 74
UK excluding London -18 513 £450 +12.50% 119
South East +2 188 £475 +13.64% 33
North of England -35 78 £441 +14.55% 32
Midlands -21 76 £435 +16.00% 11
Scotland -3 73 £385 -3.14% 6
East of England -10 52 £450 +5.88% 14
West Midlands -36 47 £450 +20.00% 5
Yorkshire -13 39 £441 +14.55% 12
North West -36 32 £450 +12.50% 13
East Midlands +13 27 £388 +13.97% 6
Wales -29 25 £405 +3.18% 5
South West -4 20 £450 +23.29% 14
North East +5 7 £400 +15.94% 7
Northern Ireland +14 6 - - 4

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 425 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (28.34%) Finance
3 266 (24.88%) Business Analysis
4 218 (20.39%) User Stories
5 169 (15.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 167 (15.62%) Java
7 164 (15.34%) UML
7 164 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
8 161 (15.06%) Degree
9 158 (14.78%) Microsoft
10 152 (14.22%) Project Management
11 148 (13.84%) Data Modelling
12 142 (13.28%) Scrum
13 128 (11.97%) SQL
14 112 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
15 104 (9.73%) Linux
16 103 (9.64%) Analytics
17 98 (9.17%) Python
18 96 (8.98%) Waterfall
18 96 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
19 90 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
19 90 (8.42%) Banking
20 89 (8.33%) User Experience
21 84 (7.86%) Change Management
22 82 (7.67%) Windows
23 80 (7.48%) DevOps
24 78 (7.30%) Security Cleared
24 78 (7.30%) Acceptance Criteria
25 77 (7.20%) Test Automation
25 77 (7.20%) Business Intelligence

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 48 (4.49%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.84%) Apache Spark
3 29 (2.71%) Confluence
4 23 (2.15%) OpenStack
5 16 (1.50%) Ethereum
6 15 (1.40%) JBoss
7 13 (1.22%) Hyperledger
7 13 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.94%) Apache
8 10 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
9 9 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.75%) CMS
11 5 (0.47%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.47%) Mule
12 4 (0.37%) SAS
12 4 (0.37%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.28%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (6.92%) MS Visio
2 70 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 40 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
4 32 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
6 7 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.28%) InVision
8 3 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.28%) UserZoom
9 2 (0.19%) UXPin
10 1 (0.094%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.094%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (1.68%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.65%) Infor CRM
3 7 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
4 4 (0.37%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
5 3 (0.28%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.19%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.19%) R3 Corda
7 1 (0.094%) BASE24
7 1 (0.094%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.094%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.094%) Maximo
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.094%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.094%) Revive Adserver
7 1 (0.094%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 90 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.18%) Cloud Computing
4 32 (2.99%) Office 365
5 25 (2.34%) OpenShift
6 20 (1.87%) PaaS
7 13 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.03%) IaaS
8 11 (1.03%) Serverless
9 10 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
10 9 (0.84%) GitHub
10 9 (0.84%) OneDrive
10 9 (0.84%) SaaS
11 8 (0.75%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 4 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
14 3 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
14 3 (0.28%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.30%) Firewall
2 21 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
3 17 (1.59%) Internet
3 17 (1.59%) Software-Defined Networking
4 15 (1.40%) SMS
5 14 (1.31%) Wireless
6 13 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.12%) SNMP
8 11 (1.03%) HTTP
8 11 (1.03%) Intranet
9 10 (0.94%) VPN
10 8 (0.75%) DNS
10 8 (0.75%) Ethernet
10 8 (0.75%) LAN
11 6 (0.56%) Kerberos
11 6 (0.56%) Skype
11 6 (0.56%) WAN
12 5 (0.47%) OpenFlow
12 5 (0.47%) SSL
13 4 (0.37%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (6.92%) SQL Server
2 73 (6.83%) Big Data
3 54 (5.05%) Relational Database
4 45 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 30 (2.81%) Power BI
6 27 (2.53%) NoSQL
7 26 (2.43%) Data Warehouse
8 25 (2.34%) Blockchain
9 23 (2.15%) Oracle Database
10 21 (1.96%) HBase
11 17 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (1.59%) Data Mining
12 16 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 15 (1.40%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.03%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.03%) MySQL
15 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 10 (0.94%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 75 (7.02%) Git (software)
2 74 (6.92%) JIRA
3 48 (4.49%) Jenkins
4 27 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.12%) Maven
6 12 (1.12%) Rational DOORS
7 11 (1.03%) MSBuild
7 11 (1.03%) NUnit
8 9 (0.84%) Rational Team Concert
9 8 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.65%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (0.65%) SpecFlow
11 6 (0.56%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.56%) Rational Quality Manager
11 6 (0.56%) Subversion
12 5 (0.47%) GitLab
12 5 (0.47%) Selenium
12 5 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 303 (28.34%) Finance
2 90 (8.42%) Banking
3 64 (5.99%) Telecoms
4 60 (5.61%) Retail
5 43 (4.02%) Marketing
6 32 (2.99%) Legal
7 20 (1.87%) Financial Institution
8 19 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.59%) Billing
10 15 (1.40%) Law
11 11 (1.03%) Advertising
12 10 (0.94%) Back Office
12 10 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.84%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.65%) Military
15 6 (0.56%) Front Office
15 6 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
16 4 (0.37%) Electronics
16 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.37%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 497 (46.49%) Analyst
2 434 (40.60%) Business Analyst
3 150 (14.03%) Developer
4 117 (10.94%) Architect
5 49 (4.58%) Senior Analyst
6 47 (4.40%) Consultant
7 45 (4.21%) Designer
8 44 (4.12%) Senior Business Analyst
9 40 (3.74%) Project Manager
10 34 (3.18%) Finance Business Analyst
10 34 (3.18%) Financial Analyst
11 33 (3.09%) Agile Business Analyst
12 31 (2.90%) Business IT Analyst
12 31 (2.90%) IT Analyst
13 30 (2.81%) IT Business Analyst
13 30 (2.81%) Technical Analyst
13 30 (2.81%) Technical Business Analyst
14 26 (2.43%) Full Stack Developer
15 24 (2.25%) Digital Analyst
15 24 (2.25%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (5.52%) REST
2 53 (4.96%) HTML
3 49 (4.58%) Node.js
4 47 (4.40%) CSS
5 44 (4.12%) Kafka
6 42 (3.93%) AngularJS
7 37 (3.46%) JSON
8 36 (3.37%) SOAP
9 34 (3.18%) XML
10 32 (2.99%) Web Services
11 29 (2.71%) jQuery
12 28 (2.62%) .NET
13 27 (2.53%) HTML5
14 26 (2.43%) CSS3
14 26 (2.43%) JSP
14 26 (2.43%) Vue (Vue.js)
15 25 (2.34%) JSTL
16 23 (2.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 22 (2.06%) Hibernate
18 21 (1.96%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 164 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (8.33%) User Experience
3 68 (6.36%) Management Information System
4 47 (4.40%) Self-Motivation
5 43 (4.02%) Computer Science
6 32 (2.99%) Clustering
7 27 (2.53%) Fat Client
7 27 (2.53%) Thin Client
8 22 (2.06%) Fintech
8 22 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
9 20 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.78%) Algorithms
11 17 (1.59%) Data Structures
12 16 (1.50%) Equities
13 14 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (1.31%) Taxonomies
14 12 (1.12%) Bitcoin
14 12 (1.12%) Data Centre
14 12 (1.12%) Public Cloud
15 11 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 104 (9.73%) Linux
2 82 (7.67%) Windows
3 38 (3.55%) Unix
4 22 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 13 (1.22%) Android
5 13 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.84%) Windows Server
7 8 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.28%) AIX
8 3 (0.28%) Solaris
9 2 (0.19%) CentOS
9 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.19%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.094%) HPUX
10 1 (0.094%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.094%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (39.76%) Agile Software Development
2 266 (24.88%) Business Analysis
3 218 (20.39%) User Stories
4 169 (15.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 164 (15.34%) UML
6 152 (14.22%) Project Management
7 148 (13.84%) Data Modelling
8 142 (13.28%) Scrum
9 112 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 103 (9.64%) Analytics
11 96 (8.98%) Problem-Solving
11 96 (8.98%) Waterfall
12 84 (7.86%) Change Management
13 80 (7.48%) DevOps
14 78 (7.30%) Acceptance Criteria
15 77 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
15 77 (7.20%) Test Automation
16 70 (6.55%) Migration
17 68 (6.36%) Validation
18 67 (6.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 167 (15.62%) Java
2 128 (11.97%) SQL
3 98 (9.17%) Python
4 58 (5.43%) JavaScript
5 38 (3.55%) C
6 33 (3.09%) C#
6 33 (3.09%) C++
7 31 (2.90%) Scala
8 22 (2.06%) TypeScript
9 21 (1.96%) Java 8
10 20 (1.87%) Ruby
11 17 (1.59%) Perl
11 17 (1.59%) R
12 16 (1.50%) Bash Shell
13 15 (1.40%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.03%) XAML
15 5 (0.47%) MATLAB
15 5 (0.47%) VBA
16 4 (0.37%) Groovy
17 3 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 161 (15.06%) Degree
2 78 (7.30%) Security Cleared
3 58 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 38 (3.55%) ISEB
5 22 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 16 (1.50%) CISSP
7 16 (1.50%) Numerate Degree
8 15 (1.40%) Master's Degree
9 13 (1.22%) IIBA
10 11 (1.03%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.94%) CBAP
11 10 (0.94%) GIAC
11 10 (0.94%) PMP
12 9 (0.84%) PhD
13 8 (0.75%) CISA
13 8 (0.75%) CISM
13 8 (0.75%) CTC Cleared
14 7 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.12%) QA
2 30 (2.81%) GDPR
3 11 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.65%) ISO 20022
4 7 (0.65%) PMO
4 7 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.56%) GCP
5 6 (0.56%) PSD2
6 5 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.47%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.37%) IFRS
7 4 (0.37%) MiFID
8 3 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 3 (0.28%) GAMP
9 2 (0.19%) COBIT
9 2 (0.19%) SLA
10 1 (0.094%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.094%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.094%) WAI
System Software
1 51 (4.77%) Docker
2 40 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 31 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.65%) VMware NSX
5 6 (0.56%) HDFS
6 5 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.37%) ISA Server
7 4 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.19%) XenApp
10 1 (0.094%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.094%) Snort
10 1 (0.094%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.094%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (3.74%) Ansible
2 19 (1.78%) Kubernetes
3 18 (1.68%) BladeLogic
4 14 (1.31%) Puppet
5 12 (1.12%) QRadar
5 12 (1.12%) Terraform
6 8 (0.75%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (0.65%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 7 (0.65%) Kibana
7 7 (0.65%) PTC Integrity
7 7 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.37%) ArcSight ESM
9 4 (0.37%) Packer
9 4 (0.37%) SCCM
10 3 (0.28%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.28%) CASB
10 3 (0.28%) Oozie
10 3 (0.28%) PingFederate
11 2 (0.19%) Netcool
Vendors
1 158 (14.78%) Microsoft
2 75 (7.02%) Oracle
3 34 (3.18%) VMware
4 33 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
5 31 (2.90%) IBM
6 27 (2.53%) Citrix
7 25 (2.34%) Capita
7 25 (2.34%) Tableau
8 23 (2.15%) SAP
9 21 (1.96%) Google
10 20 (1.87%) Red Hat
11 19 (1.78%) HP
11 19 (1.78%) Splunk
12 17 (1.59%) ServiceNow
13 16 (1.50%) ArcSight
14 15 (1.40%) Adobe
14 15 (1.40%) Hortonworks
15 13 (1.22%) Bloomberg
15 13 (1.22%) Reuters
16 12 (1.12%) Atlassian