Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 311 270 248
Rank change year-on-year -41 -22 -11
Contract jobs citing Use Case 860 949 1,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.11% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 700 707
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +6.29%
10th Percentile £325 £339 £306
90th Percentile £625 £638 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 18
UK median hourly rate £47.19 £27.50 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.60% -30.82% -0.63%
10th Percentile £12.88 £16.75 £15.13
90th Percentile £69.75 £40.10 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.19 £27.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +71.60% -32.93% +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 89,046 85,202 89,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,741 56,485 59,254
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £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 2,410 2,040 2,437
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.07%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -32 794 £475 - 192
UK excluding London -37 446 £425 +6.25% 130
London -36 404 £500 - 78
South East +42 181 £456 +7.35% 24
North of England -25 66 £410 +7.89% 43
Midlands -49 65 £413 -0.60% 16
East of England +16 43 £400 -8.57% 16
North West -5 43 £405 +1.25% 22
West Midlands -24 43 £413 -2.94% 10
Scotland -58 37 £400 +3.23% 10
South West -34 36 £450 -2.70% 15
East Midlands -3 20 £400 +14.29% 6
Wales -36 20 £375 -4.46% 5
Yorkshire -19 18 £438 +28.68% 16
North East 0 5 £450 +18.42% 5

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 373 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (30.12%) Finance
3 149 (17.33%) User Stories
4 145 (16.86%) Business Analysis
5 137 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
6 130 (15.12%) Scrum
7 126 (14.65%) SQL
8 121 (14.07%) Microsoft
9 120 (13.95%) Degree
10 118 (13.72%) Java
11 112 (13.02%) UML
12 103 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 91 (10.58%) Oracle
14 89 (10.35%) Big Data
15 88 (10.23%) Data Modelling
16 84 (9.77%) Analytics
16 84 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
17 79 (9.19%) User Experience
18 77 (8.95%) Banking
18 77 (8.95%) Waterfall
19 73 (8.49%) Security Cleared
19 73 (8.49%) Python
20 71 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
21 70 (8.14%) JIRA
21 70 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
22 69 (8.02%) Linux
22 69 (8.02%) Project Management
23 64 (7.44%) Workflow
24 63 (7.33%) Test Automation
25 61 (7.09%) Business Process Modelling

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 (5.70%) Apache Spark
2 28 (3.26%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.02%) Confluence
4 19 (2.21%) Apache
4 19 (2.21%) Ethereum
5 17 (1.98%) Hyperledger
5 17 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (1.40%) CMS
7 11 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.16%) WebLogic
9 8 (0.93%) Apache Solr
9 8 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 8 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 7 (0.81%) Documentum
10 7 (0.81%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (0.70%) SAS
12 5 (0.58%) Drupal
13 4 (0.47%) Jupyter
13 4 (0.47%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 50 (5.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 43 (5.00%) MS Visio
3 41 (4.77%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.70%) InVision
7 6 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) CATIA
8 1 (0.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.74%) Distributed Ledger
3 12 (1.40%) R3 Corda
4 5 (0.58%) SAP Hybris
5 4 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.47%) SAP MDG
6 3 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.35%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.23%) Exstream
7 2 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.12%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.12%) Lawson
8 1 (0.12%) Magento
8 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 58 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (2.91%) Office 365
4 13 (1.51%) Dynamics 365
5 12 (1.40%) OpenShift
6 10 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.16%) GitHub
7 9 (1.05%) PaaS
8 7 (0.81%) IaaS
9 6 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
10 5 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
10 5 (0.58%) SaaS
11 4 (0.47%) Apigee
12 3 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 3 (0.35%) Akamai
12 3 (0.35%) Azure Machine Learning
12 3 (0.35%) Cloudflare
12 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.44%) Firewall
2 18 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.51%) Wireless
4 12 (1.40%) DNS
5 10 (1.16%) Ethernet
5 10 (1.16%) Internet
5 10 (1.16%) MPLS
6 7 (0.81%) HTTP
6 7 (0.81%) Network Security
6 7 (0.81%) Skype
6 7 (0.81%) SMS
6 7 (0.81%) SSL
7 5 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.58%) Unified Communications
8 4 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
8 4 (0.47%) VPN
9 3 (0.35%) WAN
10 2 (0.23%) SMTP
10 2 (0.23%) SNMP
10 2 (0.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (10.35%) Big Data
2 58 (6.74%) SQL Server
3 55 (6.40%) Hadoop
4 31 (3.60%) Relational Database
5 26 (3.02%) Blockchain
6 22 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 22 (2.56%) Power BI
7 21 (2.44%) NoSQL
8 20 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 14 (1.63%) Apache Hive
9 14 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
10 13 (1.51%) Data Lake
10 13 (1.51%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.40%) HBase
11 12 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.28%) MySQL
12 11 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.05%) DB2
13 9 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (8.14%) JIRA
2 30 (3.49%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.91%) Maven
4 24 (2.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (2.44%) Visual Studio
5 21 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 13 (1.51%) Selenium
7 9 (1.05%) Eclipse
8 8 (0.93%) Axure RP
9 6 (0.70%) NUnit
9 6 (0.70%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (0.58%) Hudson
10 5 (0.58%) MSBuild
10 5 (0.58%) ReSharper
10 5 (0.58%) Subversion
10 5 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.47%) Appium
11 4 (0.47%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 259 (30.12%) Finance
2 77 (8.95%) Banking
3 30 (3.49%) Marketing
3 30 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.67%) Retail
5 19 (2.21%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.98%) Front Office
7 16 (1.86%) Law
8 12 (1.40%) Legal
9 11 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 10 (1.16%) Advertising
10 10 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.93%) Automotive
11 8 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.81%) Billing
13 5 (0.58%) Back Office
13 5 (0.58%) Military
13 5 (0.58%) Publishing
14 3 (0.35%) Games
14 3 (0.35%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (42.09%) Analyst
2 310 (36.05%) Business Analyst
3 133 (15.47%) Developer
4 79 (9.19%) Architect
5 63 (7.33%) Consultant
6 37 (4.30%) Java Developer
7 28 (3.26%) Designer
8 25 (2.91%) Business IT Analyst
8 25 (2.91%) IT Analyst
9 24 (2.79%) IT Business Analyst
10 20 (2.33%) .NET Developer
10 20 (2.33%) Insurance Business Analyst
11 19 (2.21%) Agile Business Analyst
11 19 (2.21%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (2.09%) Senior Business Analyst
12 18 (2.09%) Solutions Architect
13 17 (1.98%) Project Manager
13 17 (1.98%) Technical Analyst
13 17 (1.98%) Technical Business Analyst
13 17 (1.98%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (6.51%) HTML
2 50 (5.81%) Web Services
3 49 (5.70%) CSS
4 47 (5.47%) REST
5 45 (5.23%) .NET
6 43 (5.00%) Kafka
7 39 (4.53%) XML
8 32 (3.72%) Spring
9 31 (3.60%) Middleware
10 29 (3.37%) J2EE
11 27 (3.14%) SOAP
12 23 (2.67%) .NET Framework
12 23 (2.67%) Hibernate
12 23 (2.67%) JSP
13 17 (1.98%) jQuery
14 16 (1.86%) XML Schema
15 15 (1.74%) ASP.NET
16 14 (1.63%) JSON
16 14 (1.63%) Spring Boot
17 13 (1.51%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 137 (15.93%) Analytical Skills
2 79 (9.19%) User Experience
3 47 (5.47%) Management Information System
4 41 (4.77%) Computer Science
5 36 (4.19%) Self-Motivation
6 23 (2.67%) Fintech
7 20 (2.33%) Greenfield Project
7 20 (2.33%) Mobile App
8 19 (2.21%) Bitcoin
9 18 (2.09%) Blog
10 17 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.51%) Data Centre
13 12 (1.40%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (1.28%) PKI
15 10 (1.16%) Equities
16 9 (1.05%) PMI
16 9 (1.05%) Taxonomies
17 8 (0.93%) Algorithms
17 8 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 69 (8.02%) Linux
2 42 (4.88%) Windows
3 40 (4.65%) Unix
4 11 (1.28%) Windows Server
5 8 (0.93%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.93%) Solaris
6 7 (0.81%) Android
6 7 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (0.58%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.35%) CentOS
8 3 (0.35%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.23%) AIX
9 2 (0.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.23%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) HPUX
10 1 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (43.37%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (17.33%) User Stories
3 145 (16.86%) Business Analysis
4 130 (15.12%) Scrum
5 112 (13.02%) UML
6 103 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 88 (10.23%) Data Modelling
8 84 (9.77%) Analytics
8 84 (9.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 77 (8.95%) Waterfall
10 71 (8.26%) Business Intelligence
11 70 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
12 69 (8.02%) Project Management
13 64 (7.44%) Workflow
14 63 (7.33%) Test Automation
15 61 (7.09%) Business Process Modelling
16 60 (6.98%) Migration
17 54 (6.28%) Acceptance Criteria
17 54 (6.28%) DevOps
17 54 (6.28%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (14.65%) SQL
2 118 (13.72%) Java
3 73 (8.49%) Python
4 56 (6.51%) JavaScript
5 48 (5.58%) C#
6 28 (3.26%) Scala
7 17 (1.98%) C
8 16 (1.86%) C++
9 15 (1.74%) Perl
9 15 (1.74%) Solidity
10 11 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 10 (1.16%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.16%) PowerShell
11 10 (1.16%) Ruby
12 9 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.05%) Java 8
13 7 (0.81%) BeanShell
13 7 (0.81%) Groovy
13 7 (0.81%) PHP
14 5 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 120 (13.95%) Degree
2 73 (8.49%) Security Cleared
3 60 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 28 (3.26%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.67%) ISEB
6 20 (2.33%) Master's Degree
7 10 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.16%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.05%) CBAP
8 9 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.05%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.93%) IIBA
10 6 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (0.70%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.47%) ACCA
11 4 (0.47%) CIMA
11 4 (0.47%) PMP
12 3 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.35%) CISSP
12 3 (0.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.63%) QA
2 21 (2.44%) GDPR
3 20 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.35%) GAMP
5 3 (0.35%) PMO
5 3 (0.35%) SLA
6 2 (0.23%) HL7
6 2 (0.23%) IFRS
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.23%) MiFID
6 2 (0.23%) PSD2
7 1 (0.12%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.12%) EMIR
7 1 (0.12%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) NIST 800
System Software
1 31 (3.60%) Docker
2 21 (2.44%) HDFS
3 19 (2.21%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.58%) Apache Flume
6 3 (0.35%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.12%) Cronacle
7 1 (0.12%) vSphere
7 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (3.02%) Kubernetes
2 13 (1.51%) Ansible
3 8 (0.93%) Puppet
4 7 (0.81%) Oozie
4 7 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.70%) BladeLogic
5 6 (0.70%) QRadar
6 5 (0.58%) Kibana
6 5 (0.58%) logstash
6 5 (0.58%) Single Sign-On
6 5 (0.58%) Terraform
7 4 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (0.47%) HP ALM
8 3 (0.35%) ArcSight ESM
8 3 (0.35%) Nagios
8 3 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.35%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.23%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.23%) Rsyslog
9 2 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 121 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 91 (10.58%) Oracle
3 25 (2.91%) IBM
4 18 (2.09%) Adobe
5 17 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (1.98%) SAP
6 15 (1.74%) ArcSight
6 15 (1.74%) Tableau
7 14 (1.63%) Splunk
8 13 (1.51%) Cloudera
9 12 (1.40%) HP
10 11 (1.28%) Atlassian
10 11 (1.28%) Google
10 11 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 11 (1.28%) Sybase
11 10 (1.16%) Hortonworks
11 10 (1.16%) OpenText
12 9 (1.05%) CyberArk
13 8 (0.93%) Casewise
13 8 (0.93%) VMware