Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 November 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 111 111
Rank change year-on-year -25 0 +23
Contract jobs citing Use Case 48 97 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.99% 1.57% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 1.89% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 79 49
West Midlands median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -2.54%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £331
90th Percentile £568 £576 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £38.50 - £36.00
10th Percentile £36.75 - £23.33
90th Percentile £40.25 - £42.27
England median hourly rate £38.50 £41.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year -7.78% +4.38% +6.28%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Use Case as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Use Case in the West Midlands

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Use Case in the West Midlands

Use Case
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Use Case in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Use Case in the West Midlands

Use Case
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Use Case in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Use Case 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Warwickshire +8 19 £425 +2.10%
Coventry -5 9 £441 +3.82% 1
Birmingham +2 8 £495 +52.31% 2
Walsall - 6 £320 -
Staffordshire +7 3 £525 +44.83%
Shropshire +10 1 - -
Dudley - 1 £275 -
Use Case
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Finance
3 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 12 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (22.92%) Waterfall
6 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (20.83%) User Stories
7 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
8 8 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
9 7 (14.58%) UML
9 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) BPMN
9 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (14.58%) QRadar
9 7 (14.58%) Security Operations
9 7 (14.58%) Traceability Matrix
10 6 (12.50%) Wireframes
10 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
10 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (12.50%) CRM
10 6 (12.50%) Validation
10 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
11 5 (10.42%) SQL
11 5 (10.42%) Visualisation
11 5 (10.42%) Data Quality
11 5 (10.42%) Target Operating Model
11 5 (10.42%) Acceptance Criteria

Use Case
Co-occurring 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 2 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Visio
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (8.33%) Power BI
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Automotive
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
2 2 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Back Office
3 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (77.08%) Analyst
2 35 (72.92%) Business Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Architect
5 6 (12.50%) Security Architect
6 4 (8.33%) CRM Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) CRM Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Business IT Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Finance Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Financial Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Process Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Service Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Regulatory Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Regulatory Compliance Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Regulatory Compliance Business Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Transformation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) WSDL
2 1 (2.08%) XML
2 1 (2.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) e-Learning
2 4 (8.33%) FMCG
3 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Animation
4 1 (2.08%) DataPower
4 1 (2.08%) Photography
4 1 (2.08%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (22.92%) Waterfall
4 10 (20.83%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (20.83%) User Stories
5 9 (18.75%) Business Analysis
6 8 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
7 7 (14.58%) BPMN
7 7 (14.58%) Data Modelling
7 7 (14.58%) Security Operations
7 7 (14.58%) Traceability Matrix
7 7 (14.58%) UML
7 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (12.50%) CRM
8 6 (12.50%) Risk Management
8 6 (12.50%) Validation
8 6 (12.50%) Wireframes
9 5 (10.42%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (10.42%) Target Operating Model
9 5 (10.42%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 4 (8.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.08%) C
3 1 (2.08%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) Python
3 1 (2.08%) Ruby
3 1 (2.08%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) QRadar
2 1 (2.08%) Ansible
2 1 (2.08%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (2.08%) Capita
3 1 (2.08%) Citrix
3 1 (2.08%) Green Hat
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Solace
3 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.08%) webMethods