The first table below looks at the demand for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 51 48 50
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs citing Use Case 7 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.20% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £90.00 £33.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+172.72% +3.12%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
390 347 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.62% 67.77% 61.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 190 208
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.06% +0.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Use Case
West Midlands

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Use Case across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Use Case across the Birmingham region.

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Use Case across the Birmingham region.

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Use Case also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Use Case.

1 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (35.71%) Hibernate
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) UML
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 5 (35.71%) User Stories
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Cognos
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (14.29%) BPMN
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (7.14%) .NET
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE
6 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
6 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
6 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (7.14%) DRM
6 1 (7.14%) RTCP
6 1 (7.14%) RTP
6 1 (7.14%) SyncML
6 1 (7.14%) Content Management

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Use Case also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Use Case. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) RTCP
1 1 (7.14%) RTP
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Analyst
1 8 (57.14%) Business Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Hibernate
1 5 (35.71%) Spring
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) GIS
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Reference Data
1 1 (7.14%) iPhone
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (35.71%) UML
2 5 (35.71%) Business Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) User Stories
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) BPMN
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.14%) DRM
6 1 (7.14%) Content Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Data Security
6 1 (7.14%) User Experience Design
6 1 (7.14%) Analytics
6 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Stress Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cognos
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.14%) ESRI