The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Use Case skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Use Case over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Use Cases
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 58 65
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 2 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 1.73% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 2.09% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 1
Median daily rate - £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.38% -10.00%  

Use Case is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1882 1454
Median daily rate £410 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £536 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 40 32
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £21.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £43.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Use Case as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in Birmingham

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Use Case in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) UML
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) User Stories
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 2 (20.00%) API Development
2 2 (20.00%) API Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow Development
2 2 (20.00%) CSS3
2 2 (20.00%) HTML5
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Bitbucket
2 2 (20.00%) CMDB
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) MySQL

Use Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) MPLS
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) JMeter
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
2 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Analyst
2 6 (60.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) LAN/WAN Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) CSS3
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) HTML5
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Drools
2 1 (10.00%) JPA
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (30.00%) User Experience
2 2 (20.00%) CMDB
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Customer Requirements
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
1 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (30.00%) UML
1 3 (30.00%) User Stories
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) API Development
2 2 (20.00%) API Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Release Management
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) Wireframes
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow Development
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (10.00%) OO
3 1 (10.00%) SOA
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware