The table below looks at the statistics 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 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 79 83 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing Use Case 38 36 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.58% 1.47% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.97% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -12.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £225 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £366 £388
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.78 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +4.93%
Use Case
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Use Case across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Use Case Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2015. 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
Shropshire +5 11 £530 +92.72% 1
Warwickshire +7 6 £500 - 1
Coventry +1 6 £370 +18.40% 1
Staffordshire -5 1 - -
Birmingham -8 1 £690 +78.06% 3
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) Waterfall
3 17 (31.48%) Finance
4 14 (25.93%) Change Management
5 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (22.22%) Oracle
7 11 (20.37%) SOAP
7 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
7 11 (20.37%) REST
8 10 (18.52%) SoapUI
8 10 (18.52%) CA LISA
8 10 (18.52%) Green Hat
8 10 (18.52%) Solace
8 10 (18.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 10 (18.52%) DataPower
8 10 (18.52%) WebSphere
8 10 (18.52%) IBM
8 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
8 10 (18.52%) WSDL
8 10 (18.52%) TIBCO
8 10 (18.52%) Middleware
8 10 (18.52%) webMethods
8 10 (18.52%) XML
8 10 (18.52%) XSD
8 10 (18.52%) EAI
8 10 (18.52%) SOA
9 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 9 (16.67%) SAP
9 9 (16.67%) UML

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 10 (18.52%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (11.11%) SAP PS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) 3G
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
2 1 (1.85%) 2G
2 1 (1.85%) MIMO
2 1 (1.85%) LTE
2 1 (1.85%) 4G
2 1 (1.85%) FlexRay
2 1 (1.85%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.85%) IPv4
2 1 (1.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.41%) MS Access
2 4 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) SoapUI
2 1 (1.85%) CANoe
General
1 17 (31.48%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Automotive
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
4 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (61.11%) Analyst
2 30 (55.56%) Business Analyst
3 11 (20.37%) Architect
4 10 (18.52%) Integration Architect
5 5 (9.26%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.41%) SAP Project Manager
6 4 (7.41%) SAP Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Financial Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Financial Services Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Telematics Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) SAP Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Technical Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.37%) SOAP
1 11 (20.37%) REST
2 10 (18.52%) XML
2 10 (18.52%) XSD
2 10 (18.52%) WSDL
2 10 (18.52%) Middleware
2 10 (18.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) CSS
4 1 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) DataPower
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.70%) Telematics
4 1 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.19%) Waterfall
3 14 (25.93%) Change Management
4 13 (24.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (20.37%) Integration Testing
5 11 (20.37%) Test Scripting
6 10 (18.52%) EAI
6 10 (18.52%) SOA
7 9 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 9 (16.67%) UML
7 9 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (16.67%) Business Analysis
8 7 (12.96%) User Stories
8 7 (12.96%) Workflow
9 6 (11.11%) Data Analysis
9 6 (11.11%) Six Sigma
9 6 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 6 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (11.11%) Migration
10 5 (9.26%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
2 1 (1.85%) Apex Code
2 1 (1.85%) C#
2 1 (1.85%) Java
2 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) ISEB
1 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Oracle
2 10 (18.52%) IBM
2 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) TIBCO
2 10 (18.52%) webMethods
2 10 (18.52%) Green Hat
2 10 (18.52%) Solace
3 9 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Dell
4 1 (1.85%) Baan
4 1 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
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