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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Use Cases
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 50 52 49
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 8 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.25% 1.25% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.54% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 7
Median daily rate £375 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £490 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year +4.57% +19.53%  

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 516 519 534
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.75% 80.84% 76.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 323 333
Median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £13.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.37% -41.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.44 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Use Case as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

Use Case
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) UML
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) User Stories
3 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
4 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
4 2 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Syclo
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) WFM
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) ABAP
4 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
4 2 (14.29%) SAP WM
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) SOA
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) WLAN

Use Case
Top Related 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 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) CTI
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JMeter
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Management Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Workforce Management Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) LAN/WAN Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) SAP WM Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Storage Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Drools
1 1 (7.14%) JPA
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (21.43%) UML
2 3 (21.43%) User Stories
3 2 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (14.29%) WFM
3 2 (14.29%) Wireframes
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Testing
4 1 (7.14%) BPMN
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) ABAP
3 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
1 2 (14.29%) Syclo
2 1 (7.14%) Casewise
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) VMware