The first table below looks at the demand for Use Case skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 31 July 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 West Midlands 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 86 83 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Contract jobs citing Use Case 36 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.47% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.43% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 9
Average daily rate
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£325 £373 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.75% +2.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £321 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +26.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.78 £36.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +10.76%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1784 1326 1533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.67% 66.73% 69.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 671 740
Average daily rate £370 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 58 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
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England

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Use Case Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Use Case
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Use Case Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Use Case
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Use Case Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Use Case
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Use Case Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Use Case
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 12 £388 +3.33% 2
Coventry -13 8 £313 -
Warwickshire -6 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 £325 -
Walsall - - - -
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England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 18 (36.73%) Business Analysis
2 13 (26.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (26.53%) UML
3 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
3 10 (20.41%) Finance
4 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
5 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
5 8 (16.33%) Retail
6 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
7 6 (12.24%) User Stories
7 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
7 6 (12.24%) Oracle
7 6 (12.24%) ISEB
7 6 (12.24%) Degree
7 6 (12.24%) Automotive
8 5 (10.20%) Content Management
8 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (10.20%) Internet
8 5 (10.20%) XML
8 5 (10.20%) HTML
8 5 (10.20%) SQL
9 4 (8.16%) Web Services
9 4 (8.16%) Cognos
9 4 (8.16%) NHS
9 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
9 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence

Use Case
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 2 (4.08%) SAS
1 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) Confluence
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.04%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
2 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.12%) MS Office
4 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.04%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Internet
2 1 (2.04%) 3G
2 1 (2.04%) RTCP
2 1 (2.04%) RTP
2 1 (2.04%) Wireless
2 1 (2.04%) 2G
2 1 (2.04%) MIMO
2 1 (2.04%) LTE
2 1 (2.04%) 4G
2 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.04%) IPv4
2 1 (2.04%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
3 1 (2.04%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.04%) Rational Rose
General
1 10 (20.41%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Retail
3 6 (12.24%) Automotive
4 4 (8.16%) Banking
5 3 (6.12%) Marketing
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.04%) Front Office
6 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (79.59%) Analyst
2 33 (67.35%) Business Analyst
3 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
4 4 (8.16%) NHS Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Junior
6 2 (4.08%) Junior Project Manager
6 2 (4.08%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Architect
6 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Applications Support Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Integration Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) XML
1 5 (10.20%) HTML
2 4 (8.16%) Web Services
3 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.04%) J2EE
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
4 1 (2.04%) XSD
4 1 (2.04%) ODBC
4 1 (2.04%) WSDL
4 1 (2.04%) Middleware
4 1 (2.04%) SyncML
4 1 (2.04%) HTML5
4 1 (2.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) NHS
1 4 (8.16%) Reference Data
2 3 (6.12%) Social Media
3 2 (4.08%) SCADA
4 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) DataPower
4 1 (2.04%) Telematics
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) GIS
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) UNIX
2 2 (4.08%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Business Analysis
2 13 (26.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 13 (26.53%) UML
3 9 (18.37%) Data Modelling
3 9 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
5 7 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
6 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.24%) User Stories
7 5 (10.20%) Content Management
8 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.16%) Analytics
8 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (6.12%) Change Control
9 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
9 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
9 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.12%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) VBA
3 2 (4.08%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.04%) Korn
4 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) C#
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) ISEB
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) IIBA
2 2 (4.08%) CBAP
2 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.04%) CA LISA
2 1 (2.04%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Cognos
2 4 (8.16%) Google
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.12%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Green Hat
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Citrix
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
4 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.04%) webMethods
4 1 (2.04%) Mercator
4 1 (2.04%) ESRI
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