Period
to 9 December 2018

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 6 months to 9 December 2018 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
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 88 85
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing Use Case 9 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.64% 0.74% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.89% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 13
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £495 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.29% +32.00% -
10th Percentile £275 £400 £250
90th Percentile £438 £538 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -8.11% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £55.00 £38.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +52.78%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,177 1,353 1,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 83.42% 82.90% 83.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 995 770
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £224 £229 £250
90th Percentile £563 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 36
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -10.45% -4.29%
10th Percentile £10.77 £9.69 £10.60
90th Percentile £23.25 £51.20 £32.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -36.56% +38.89% -10.00%

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 9 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Use Case also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) User Stories
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (22.22%) SaaS
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 2 (22.22%) BPMN
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) UML
4 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 1 (11.11%) CMS
5 1 (11.11%) Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Content Management
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) ISEB
5 1 (11.11%) Lawson
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Web Services
5 1 (11.11%) XML

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 (11.11%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Infor M3
1 1 (11.11%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Migration Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (22.22%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Business IT Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Product Manager
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Service Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Services Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Technical Writer
5 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
5 1 (11.11%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) BPMN
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) UML
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Process Management
4 1 (11.11%) Product Management
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Sterling
2 1 (11.11%) MuleSoft