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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
England / West Midlands
Rank 82 100 78
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -22
Contract jobs citing Use Case 40 27 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.04% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.26% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 24
Median daily rate £375 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £318 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £458 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Median hourly rate £32.87 - £30.10
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 - £34.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +24.03%

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
1875 2135 1648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.01% 82.34% 72.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1200 1204 947
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 48 105
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -32.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £37.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Use Case
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Use Case as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire +14 13 £375 -6.25% 1
Coventry -3 12 £438 +6.06%
Birmingham +2 7 £375 +3.44% 3
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Shropshire +24 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £525 -
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Use Case also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.17%) User Stories
3 23 (23.96%) Finance
4 20 (20.83%) Waterfall
5 19 (19.79%) GAP Analysis
6 16 (16.67%) UML
6 16 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 15 (15.63%) BPMN
7 15 (15.63%) Migration
8 14 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (13.54%) SQL
9 13 (13.54%) Test Scripting
10 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
10 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 12 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
11 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
11 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
11 11 (11.46%) CRM
12 10 (10.42%) Linux
12 10 (10.42%) Data Management
12 10 (10.42%) Functional Testing
12 10 (10.42%) SDLC
13 9 (9.38%) Target Operating Model
13 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (9.38%) Data Centre
13 9 (9.38%) Test Planning
13 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.13%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.08%) Confluence
2 2 (2.08%) Documentum
2 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.08%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.08%) CATIA
3 2 (2.08%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 2 (2.08%) PTC Creo
3 2 (2.08%) Siemens NX
4 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (5.21%) SAP WM
2 2 (2.08%) SAP PM
2 2 (2.08%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.04%) Amazon EMR
3 1 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.17%) DNS
2 4 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (1.04%) CTI
3 1 (1.04%) LAN
3 1 (1.04%) MPLS
3 1 (1.04%) WAN
3 1 (1.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
4 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (6.25%) Big Data
6 5 (5.21%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.04%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.04%) HBase
7 1 (1.04%) Impala
7 1 (1.04%) Mahout
7 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.04%) MySQL
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.04%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.29%) Selenium
2 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.25%) JUnit
3 6 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (4.17%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (4.17%) ClearCase
4 4 (4.17%) ClearQuest
4 4 (4.17%) Subversion
5 2 (2.08%) Ant
5 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.08%) Gradle
5 2 (2.08%) JIRA
5 2 (2.08%) Maven
5 2 (2.08%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.08%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.08%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 23 (23.96%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Automotive
3 3 (3.13%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Legal
3 3 (3.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 60 (62.50%) Analyst
2 51 (53.13%) Business Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Architect
4 6 (6.25%) Consultant
4 6 (6.25%) Developer
4 6 (6.25%) Digital Business Analyst
4 6 (6.25%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (6.25%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (5.21%) DevOps Specialist
5 5 (5.21%) Digital Analyst
5 5 (5.21%) Management Consultant
5 5 (5.21%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (5.21%) TOGAF Architect
5 5 (5.21%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
6 4 (4.17%) Data Architect
6 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (4.17%) Workforce Management Consultant
7 3 (3.13%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 3 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.13%) .NET
2 2 (2.08%) J2EE
2 2 (2.08%) JAX-RS
2 2 (2.08%) MDX
2 2 (2.08%) RAML
2 2 (2.08%) RESTful
2 2 (2.08%) Spring
3 1 (1.04%) Drools
3 1 (1.04%) JPA
3 1 (1.04%) Middleware
3 1 (1.04%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.25%) Mobile Computing
3 5 (5.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Robotics
5 1 (1.04%) SCADA
5 1 (1.04%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.42%) Linux
2 7 (7.29%) Unix
2 7 (7.29%) Windows
3 4 (4.17%) AIX
3 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.04%) Solaris
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (29.17%) User Stories
3 20 (20.83%) Waterfall
4 19 (19.79%) GAP Analysis
5 16 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 16 (16.67%) UML
6 15 (15.63%) BPMN
6 15 (15.63%) Migration
7 13 (13.54%) Test Scripting
8 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 12 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
9 11 (11.46%) CRM
9 11 (11.46%) Data Modelling
10 10 (10.42%) Data Management
10 10 (10.42%) Functional Testing
10 10 (10.42%) SDLC
11 9 (9.38%) Requirements Management
11 9 (9.38%) Risk Analysis
11 9 (9.38%) Target Operating Model
11 9 (9.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.54%) SQL
2 12 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 9 (9.38%) Java
4 5 (5.21%) ABAP
5 1 (1.04%) C#
5 1 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) SAP Certification
4 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) ISEB
4 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.17%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.08%) GDPR
4 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.04%) GPG13
4 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.04%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.25%) Puppet
2 4 (4.17%) Ansible
2 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.04%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.04%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (9.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.29%) SAP
3 5 (5.21%) Syclo
3 5 (5.21%) VMware
4 4 (4.17%) Guidewire
5 3 (3.13%) HP
6 2 (2.08%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle
6 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.04%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.04%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco
7 1 (1.04%) F5
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) Juniper
7 1 (1.04%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.04%) QNX
7 1 (1.04%) Splunk
7 1 (1.04%) Unisys