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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Use Cases
Rank 99 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing Use Case 43 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 1.05% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.40% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 21
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £342 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £545 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £366
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £38.64
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.52%
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
2579 1792 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.21% 75.17% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 1097 960
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 74 134
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -8.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.45 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.78 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-6.14% +13.06%

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 24 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -1 11 £250 - 1
Coventry -12 9 £420 +13.51% 1
Shropshire -24 8 £478 -
Warwickshire -4 7 £375 -
Staffordshire +2 4 £344 -
Herefordshire - 1 £400 -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.14%) Data Modelling
3 28 (33.73%) Business Analysis
3 28 (33.73%) User Stories
4 23 (27.71%) UML
5 17 (20.48%) Translating Business Requirements
5 17 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (20.48%) Waterfall
6 16 (19.28%) Pega
6 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.07%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
7 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (18.07%) Logical Data Model
8 14 (16.87%) User Experience
8 14 (16.87%) Data Migration
8 14 (16.87%) Migration
9 13 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (15.66%) Requirements Analysis
9 13 (15.66%) QA
9 13 (15.66%) Data Warehouse
10 12 (14.46%) SQL
10 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
10 12 (14.46%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (14.46%) Risk Management
10 12 (14.46%) Web Development
10 12 (14.46%) Project Planning
10 12 (14.46%) Data Analysis
10 12 (14.46%) Target Operating Model
11 11 (13.25%) Finance
11 11 (13.25%) BPR

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 5 (6.02%) Liferay
2 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.61%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Visio
2 7 (8.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.20%) MS Office
4 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.61%) Internet
2 1 (1.20%) 2G
2 1 (1.20%) 3G
2 1 (1.20%) 4G
2 1 (1.20%) LAN
2 1 (1.20%) LTE
2 1 (1.20%) MIMO
2 1 (1.20%) NAS
2 1 (1.20%) SAN
2 1 (1.20%) WAN
2 1 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.64%) Big Data
4 4 (4.82%) MS Access
4 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) GIS
5 1 (1.20%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Maven
1 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.20%) JIRA
General
1 11 (13.25%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.61%) Automotive
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (86.75%) Analyst
2 66 (79.52%) Business Analyst
3 16 (19.28%) Digital Analyst
3 16 (19.28%) Digital Business Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Data Business Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Big Data Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Business Change Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Developer
5 4 (4.82%) Project Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Technical Business Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Test Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Architect
6 3 (3.61%) Consultant
6 3 (3.61%) OSS Business Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Senior Telecoms Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Telecoms Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Telecoms Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) Spring
2 3 (3.61%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.61%) J2EE
2 3 (3.61%) jQuery
2 3 (3.61%) React
2 3 (3.61%) Struts
2 3 (3.61%) Velocity
3 1 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) AppFabric
3 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.20%) Taglibs
3 1 (1.20%) XML
3 1 (1.20%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (16.87%) User Experience
3 2 (2.41%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.41%) Telematics
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) Unix
1 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (51.81%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (36.14%) Data Modelling
3 28 (33.73%) Business Analysis
3 28 (33.73%) User Stories
4 23 (27.71%) UML
5 17 (20.48%) Translating Business Requirements
5 17 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (20.48%) Waterfall
6 16 (19.28%) Test Scripting
7 15 (18.07%) Logical Data Model
7 15 (18.07%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 14 (16.87%) Data Migration
8 14 (16.87%) Migration
9 13 (15.66%) Requirements Analysis
9 13 (15.66%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (14.46%) Data Analysis
10 12 (14.46%) GAP Analysis
10 12 (14.46%) Project Planning
10 12 (14.46%) Risk Management
10 12 (14.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.46%) SQL
2 6 (7.23%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.41%) ABAP
5 1 (1.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) ISEB
2 6 (7.23%) Degree
3 4 (4.82%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.66%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (19.28%) Pega
2 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.02%) Remedy
4 3 (3.61%) SAP
5 2 (2.41%) Guidewire
5 2 (2.41%) Syclo
6 1 (1.20%) BMC
6 1 (1.20%) HP
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle
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