The first table below looks at the demand for UML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UML over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 50 34 52
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +18
Contract jobs citing UML 8 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.31% 2.94% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 4.35% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 2
Average daily rate £425 £394 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £301 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £550 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
386 345 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.38% 67.51% 61.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 189 209
Average daily rate £395 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £215 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 16
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -17.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.06 £10.76 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
UML
West Midlands

UML
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UML across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

UML Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

UML
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UML across the Birmingham region.

UML Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

UML
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UML across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

UML Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

UML
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UML across the Birmingham region.

UML Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing UML also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UML.

1 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) Use Case
2 5 (33.33%) User Stories
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
3 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 3 (20.00%) WCF
4 3 (20.00%) BPMN
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) Cognos
4 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (20.00%) CSS
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) Rational Rose
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
5 2 (13.33%) SOAP
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET

UML
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing UML also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UML. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (6.67%) SAP Portal
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) SAP EP
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Visio
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.67%) Simulink
3 1 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (6.67%) Maximo
1 1 (6.67%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) TIBCO iProcess
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rose
1 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
1 9 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Author
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Author
3 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Writer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Business Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) TIBCO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
1 3 (20.00%) CSS
1 3 (20.00%) XML
1 3 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (13.33%) Silverlight
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (13.33%) XHTML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
3 1 (6.67%) Java EE
3 1 (6.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (6.67%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Wiki
1 1 (6.67%) Reference Data
1 1 (6.67%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (6.67%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (33.33%) Use Case
2 5 (33.33%) User Stories
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) BPMN
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) Process Management
6 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma
6 1 (6.67%) BPR
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Cognos
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Business Objects
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.67%) Sencha
3 1 (6.67%) SAP