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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Use Cases
Rank 93 89 85
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Use Case 22 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 0.89% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.29% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
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£388 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £388 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +2.45%
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
1553 1476 1365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.82% 68.84% 68.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 931 813 662
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 74 116
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.45 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
Coventry - 7 £300 - 2
Birmingham -6 6 £400 -20.00% 1
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Business Analysis
2 13 (29.55%) User Stories
3 11 (25.00%) Finance
4 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
5 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (20.45%) Scrum
6 8 (18.18%) UML
6 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
7 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.91%) TOGAF
7 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
7 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (13.64%) Oracle
8 6 (13.64%) ISEB
8 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
8 6 (13.64%) Automotive
8 6 (13.64%) Banking
8 6 (13.64%) Reference Data
9 5 (11.36%) Web Services
9 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
9 5 (11.36%) IBM
9 5 (11.36%) Project Management
9 5 (11.36%) Zachman Framework
9 5 (11.36%) Degree
9 5 (11.36%) Open Source
9 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
10 4 (9.09%) SAP
10 4 (9.09%) XML

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (4.55%) SAS
1 2 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.27%) Confluence
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (6.82%) MS Office
4 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) MS Access
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.27%) JIRA
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Automotive
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Front Office
5 1 (2.27%) Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
5 1 (2.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 30 (68.18%) Business Analyst
1 30 (68.18%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Architect
3 4 (9.09%) Banking Business Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (6.82%) Integration Architect
4 3 (6.82%) Project Manager
4 3 (6.82%) Data Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Data Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Applications Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Data Modeller
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Business Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Data Business Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Business Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Implementation Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Implementation Project Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Business Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.36%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) XSD
3 2 (4.55%) WSDL
3 2 (4.55%) Middleware
3 2 (4.55%) REST
3 2 (4.55%) OAuth2
3 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 2 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.64%) Reference Data
3 5 (11.36%) Open Source
4 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.82%) User Experience
5 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) N-Tier
6 2 (4.55%) PKI
6 2 (4.55%) DataPower
7 1 (2.27%) Telematics
7 1 (2.27%) Social Media
7 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.27%) PMI
7 1 (2.27%) Market Risk
7 1 (2.27%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (29.55%) Business Analysis
2 13 (29.55%) User Stories
3 10 (22.73%) Data Modelling
4 9 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (20.45%) Scrum
5 8 (18.18%) UML
5 8 (18.18%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (15.91%) TOGAF
6 7 (15.91%) Data Analysis
7 5 (11.36%) Zachman Framework
7 5 (11.36%) Project Management
7 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Time Management
8 3 (6.82%) BPMN
8 3 (6.82%) MODAF
8 3 (6.82%) GAP Analysis
8 3 (6.82%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (6.82%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) Java
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
1 3 (6.82%) VBA
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) ISEB
2 5 (11.36%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 5 (11.36%) IBM
4 4 (9.09%) SAP
5 2 (4.55%) TIBCO
5 2 (4.55%) webMethods
5 2 (4.55%) Google
5 2 (4.55%) Green Hat
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