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 21 August 2014 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 91 85 93
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs citing Use Case 30 23 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.19% 1.09% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.62% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 8
Average daily rate
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£388 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £300 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
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 £38.64 £36.90 £32.15
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +14.77%
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
1790 1418 1522
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.95% 67.17% 67.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 743 781
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 59 68
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 £13.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +9 12 £425 +13.33% 3
Coventry -13 6 £325 +4.00%
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - - 1
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 17 (34.69%) Business Analysis
2 13 (26.53%) UML
3 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (20.41%) MS Visio
4 10 (20.41%) Finance
5 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
5 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
5 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling
5 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (16.33%) Retail
6 6 (12.24%) Oracle
6 6 (12.24%) XML
6 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
6 6 (12.24%) ISEB
6 6 (12.24%) Automotive
6 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
6 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
6 6 (12.24%) User Stories
7 5 (10.20%) HTML
7 5 (10.20%) SQL
7 5 (10.20%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
7 5 (10.20%) Internet
7 5 (10.20%) Content Management
7 5 (10.20%) Degree
7 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.16%) Web Services
8 4 (8.16%) Cognos
8 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.16%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) WebSphere
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 8 (16.33%) 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%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.04%) MS Access
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Selenium
2 2 (4.08%) 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 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.04%) Front Office
7 1 (2.04%) Electronics
7 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (2.04%) Billing
7 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (75.51%) Analyst
2 32 (65.31%) Business Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Architect
3 4 (8.16%) Test Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) NHS Business Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Integration Architect
4 3 (6.12%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Business Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Junior
5 2 (4.08%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (4.08%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Business Data Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Digital Project Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) XML
2 5 (10.20%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) Web Services
4 2 (4.08%) SOAP
4 2 (4.08%) XSD
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 2 (4.08%) WSDL
4 2 (4.08%) Middleware
4 2 (4.08%) REST
5 1 (2.04%) SyncML
5 1 (2.04%) HTML5
5 1 (2.04%) J2EE
5 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.04%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) NHS
2 3 (6.12%) Reference Data
2 3 (6.12%) Social Media
3 2 (4.08%) DataPower
3 2 (4.08%) SCADA
4 1 (2.04%) Market Risk
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) GIS
4 1 (2.04%) Telematics
4 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.04%) iPhone
4 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) UNIX
1 2 (4.08%) Windows
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Android
2 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Business Analysis
2 13 (26.53%) UML
3 11 (22.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (16.33%) Data Modelling
4 8 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.24%) PRINCE2
5 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
5 6 (12.24%) User Stories
6 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.20%) Content Management
7 4 (8.16%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (8.16%) Analytics
8 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.12%) Change Control
8 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.12%) Digital Marketing
8 3 (6.12%) Project Management
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
2 5 (10.20%) Degree
3 2 (4.08%) IIBA
3 2 (4.08%) CBAP
3 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) CA LISA
2 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.16%) Google
3 4 (8.16%) Cognos
4 3 (6.12%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.08%) IBM
5 2 (4.08%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.08%) webMethods
5 2 (4.08%) Green Hat
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix
6 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.04%) Mercator
6 1 (2.04%) ESRI
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