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 3 months to 27 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.

Use Cases
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 93 100
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7  
Contract jobs citing Use Case 34 39 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.51% 1.45% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.76% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 19
Median daily rate £375 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £510 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £30.74 - £30.20
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 - £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.15 - £34.81
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% +21.87%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1797 2219 1944
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 79.97% 82.43% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1219 1120
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Use Case
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +3 11 £425 +3.03%
Warwickshire +2 9 £395 +39.20%
Birmingham +2 8 £375 +7.14%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Use Case
England

Use Case
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Use Case.

1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.21%) User Stories
3 21 (23.60%) Finance
4 18 (20.22%) Waterfall
5 16 (17.98%) GAP Analysis
5 16 (17.98%) Data Analysis
6 15 (16.85%) UML
7 14 (15.73%) Test Scripting
8 13 (14.61%) BPMN
8 13 (14.61%) Migration
9 12 (13.48%) Business Process Mapping
10 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 11 (12.36%) SQL
10 11 (12.36%) T-SQL
10 11 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
11 10 (11.24%) Test Planning
11 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (11.24%) Functional Testing
11 10 (11.24%) SDLC
12 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
12 9 (10.11%) Degree
12 9 (10.11%) Java
12 9 (10.11%) Linux
12 9 (10.11%) CRM
12 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
13 8 (8.99%) TOGAF
13 8 (8.99%) Selenium

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 3 (3.37%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (2.25%) Confluence
2 2 (2.25%) Documentum
2 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (5.62%) SAP WM
2 2 (2.25%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.49%) DNS
1 4 (4.49%) LDAP
1 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.12%) CTI
2 1 (1.12%) LAN
2 1 (1.12%) MPLS
2 1 (1.12%) WAN
2 1 (1.12%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) Data Warehouse
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.62%) Data Lake
5 4 (4.49%) Big Data
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.12%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.12%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.12%) HBase
6 1 (1.12%) Impala
6 1 (1.12%) Mahout
6 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) Selenium
1 8 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (7.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (6.74%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.74%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.74%) JUnit
3 6 (6.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (4.49%) Apache Ivy
4 4 (4.49%) ClearCase
4 4 (4.49%) ClearQuest
4 4 (4.49%) Subversion
5 3 (3.37%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.25%) Ant
6 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.25%) Gradle
6 2 (2.25%) JIRA
6 2 (2.25%) Maven
6 2 (2.25%) SonarQube
6 2 (2.25%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.12%) HP UFT
General
1 21 (23.60%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Automotive
3 3 (3.37%) Legal
3 3 (3.37%) Marketing
4 2 (2.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (65.17%) Analyst
2 46 (51.69%) Business Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) Architect
4 6 (6.74%) Consultant
4 6 (6.74%) Digital Business Analyst
4 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Architect
4 6 (6.74%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (5.62%) Developer
5 5 (5.62%) DevOps Specialist
5 5 (5.62%) Digital Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) Management Consultant
5 5 (5.62%) Technical Analyst
5 5 (5.62%) TOGAF Architect
5 5 (5.62%) TOGAF Enterprise Architect
6 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (4.49%) Workforce Management Consultant
7 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (3.37%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) .NET
1 3 (3.37%) RESTful
2 2 (2.25%) J2EE
2 2 (2.25%) JAX-RS
2 2 (2.25%) RAML
2 2 (2.25%) Spring
3 1 (1.12%) Drools
3 1 (1.12%) JPA
3 1 (1.12%) MDX
3 1 (1.12%) Middleware
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.24%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.74%) Mobile Computing
4 5 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.62%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.25%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.25%) VLE
6 1 (1.12%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.12%) Robotics
6 1 (1.12%) SCADA
6 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) Linux
2 6 (6.74%) Unix
2 6 (6.74%) Windows
3 4 (4.49%) AIX
3 4 (4.49%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (29.21%) User Stories
3 18 (20.22%) Waterfall
4 16 (17.98%) Data Analysis
4 16 (17.98%) GAP Analysis
5 15 (16.85%) UML
6 14 (15.73%) Test Scripting
7 13 (14.61%) BPMN
7 13 (14.61%) Migration
8 12 (13.48%) Business Process Mapping
9 10 (11.24%) Functional Testing
9 10 (11.24%) SDLC
9 10 (11.24%) Test Planning
10 9 (10.11%) Business Analysis
10 9 (10.11%) CRM
11 8 (8.99%) TOGAF
12 7 (7.87%) Data Management
12 7 (7.87%) Master Data Management
12 7 (7.87%) Risk Analysis
12 7 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.36%) SQL
1 11 (12.36%) T-SQL
2 9 (10.11%) Java
3 5 (5.62%) ABAP
4 1 (1.12%) C#
4 1 (1.12%) C++
4 1 (1.12%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Degree
2 3 (3.37%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.25%) SAP Certification
3 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.12%) ISEB
4 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Apache Flume
1 1 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) Puppet
2 4 (4.49%) Ansible
2 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.12%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (7.87%) SAP
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft
3 5 (5.62%) Syclo
4 4 (4.49%) Guidewire
4 4 (4.49%) VMware
5 3 (3.37%) HP
5 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.25%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.12%) Blue Prism
7 1 (1.12%) Casewise
7 1 (1.12%) Computacenter
7 1 (1.12%) IBM
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle
7 1 (1.12%) Pega
7 1 (1.12%) QNX
7 1 (1.12%) Unisys