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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Use Cases
Rank 113 100 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs citing Use Case 12 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.66% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
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£575 £413 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.39% +42.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.65 £25.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+30.60% -23.66%
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
1959 1675 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.62% 71.64% 70.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1196 866 561
Average daily rate £375 £370 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 102 85
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -15.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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
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 6 May 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 4 £263 -38.23%
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (28.57%) Oracle
3 12 (28.57%) IBM
3 12 (28.57%) Business Analysis
4 10 (23.81%) REST
4 10 (23.81%) SOAP
5 9 (21.43%) XML
5 9 (21.43%) XSD
5 9 (21.43%) WSDL
5 9 (21.43%) SOA
5 9 (21.43%) EAI
5 9 (21.43%) TIBCO
5 9 (21.43%) Middleware
5 9 (21.43%) webMethods
5 9 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 9 (21.43%) CA LISA
5 9 (21.43%) Green Hat
5 9 (21.43%) Solace
5 9 (21.43%) WebSphere
5 9 (21.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 9 (21.43%) DataPower
6 8 (19.05%) Scrum
6 8 (19.05%) User Stories
7 7 (16.67%) Workflow
7 7 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (14.29%) Automotive
8 6 (14.29%) Validation
8 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 9 (21.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Project
1 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.76%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.76%) IPv4
2 2 (4.76%) IPv6
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) 3G
2 2 (4.76%) Wireless
2 2 (4.76%) 2G
2 2 (4.76%) MIMO
2 2 (4.76%) LTE
2 2 (4.76%) 4G
2 2 (4.76%) FlexRay
3 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (21.43%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.76%) CANoe
3 1 (2.38%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Automotive
3 3 (7.14%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (59.52%) Analyst
2 24 (57.14%) Business Analyst
3 12 (28.57%) Architect
4 9 (21.43%) Integration Architect
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Services Business Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Financial Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.38%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.38%) NHS Business Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.38%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.38%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) SOAP
1 10 (23.81%) REST
2 9 (21.43%) XML
2 9 (21.43%) XSD
2 9 (21.43%) WSDL
2 9 (21.43%) Middleware
2 9 (21.43%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 2 (4.76%) HTML5
5 1 (2.38%) CSS
5 1 (2.38%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) DataPower
2 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.90%) Open Source
4 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.14%) N-Tier
4 3 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (4.76%) NHS
5 2 (4.76%) Telematics
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.38%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.38%) Android
1 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 9 (21.43%) Integration Testing
3 9 (21.43%) EAI
3 9 (21.43%) SOA
4 8 (19.05%) Scrum
4 8 (19.05%) User Stories
5 7 (16.67%) Workflow
6 6 (14.29%) Validation
6 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.52%) OO
7 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (7.14%) Process Management
8 3 (7.14%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.14%) PRINCE2
8 3 (7.14%) Data Modelling
8 3 (7.14%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.76%) DMAIC
9 2 (4.76%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.76%) PHP
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.38%) Apex Code
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISEB
1 6 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) Oracle
2 12 (28.57%) IBM
3 9 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 9 (21.43%) webMethods
3 9 (21.43%) Green Hat
3 9 (21.43%) Solace
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Dell
5 1 (2.38%) Apple
5 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com