Period
to 23 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Business Case skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Case over the 6 months to 23 October 2021 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.

Business Cases
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 76 51 91
Rank change year-on-year -25 +40 +26
Contract jobs citing Business Case 25 9 21
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.71% 1.42% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.66% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 16
10th Percentile £408 £232 £359
25th Percentile £450 £281 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £346 £450
Median % change year-on-year +44.68% -23.20% -
75th Percentile £525 £466 £508
90th Percentile £573 £606 £563
England median daily rate £524 £475 £480
% change year-on-year +10.32% -1.04% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £24.08 - £22.32
England median hourly rate £39.50 £22.50 £66.00
% change year-on-year +75.56% -65.91% +65.00%

Business 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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,210 541 1,520
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.65% 85.60% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 339 880
10th Percentile £210 £219 £225
25th Percentile £325 £311 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £379 £413
Median % change year-on-year +12.14% -8.12% +3.13%
75th Percentile £519 £475 £500
90th Percentile £595 £525 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 24 81
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.52 £10.80
25th Percentile £10.50 £11.07 £11.24
Median hourly rate £14.98 £13.25 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +13.02% -7.21% -7.87%
75th Percentile £24.08 £21.70 £23.47
90th Percentile £50.98 £43.75 £46.75
England median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +11.11% +12.50%

Business Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Business Case as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Case in the East Midlands

Business Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Business Case in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Business Case in the East Midlands

Business Case
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Business Case in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Business Case in the East Midlands

Business Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Business Case in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Business Case in the East Midlands

Business Case
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Case within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -16 11 £500 +33.33% 2
Northamptonshire -3 6 £463 -33.93% 2
Derbyshire -11 5 £475 +137.50%
Leicestershire - 1 £475 - 2
Business Case
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Business 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Business Case.

1 14 (56.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Finance
3 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 8 (32.00%) Social Skills
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (20.00%) User Stories
6 5 (20.00%) Strategic Roadmap
6 5 (20.00%) Product Strategy
7 4 (16.00%) Public Sector
7 4 (16.00%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (16.00%) BDD
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (16.00%) Banking
8 3 (12.00%) Retail
8 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Change Management
8 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (12.00%) ISEB
8 3 (12.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 3 (12.00%) People Management
8 3 (12.00%) Resource Management
8 3 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Product Backlog
8 3 (12.00%) Backlog Prioritisation

Business Case
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Appium
1 2 (8.00%) Newman
1 2 (8.00%) Postman
1 2 (8.00%) REST Assured
1 2 (8.00%) Selenium
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 8 (32.00%) Social Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 4 (16.00%) Presentation Skills
3 4 (16.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (12.00%) Retail
5 2 (8.00%) Aerospace
5 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (8.00%) Billing
5 2 (8.00%) Legal
6 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
6 1 (4.00%) Local Government
6 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (4.00%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (4.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Business Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 3 (12.00%) Product Owner
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Developer in Test
4 2 (8.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) IT Strategy Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Business Architect
5 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.00%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Legacy Systems
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (56.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (32.00%) Project Management
3 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 5 (20.00%) Product Strategy
5 5 (20.00%) Strategic Roadmap
5 5 (20.00%) User Stories
6 4 (16.00%) BDD
6 4 (16.00%) DevOps
6 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (12.00%) Change Management
7 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (12.00%) People Management
7 3 (12.00%) Resource Management
7 3 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) APMP
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.00%) Arqiva
2 1 (4.00%) Cadence
2 1 (4.00%) Micro Focus
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) SAP