The table below looks at the statistics for UML skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UML over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 55 60 64
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs citing UML 13 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.67% 1.41% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 1.84% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
Average daily rate
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£391 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.41% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £403 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £38.25
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.88%
UML
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
606 760 601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 77.79% 76.77% 69.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 354 300
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.41% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £17.15 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £58.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

UML
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

UML Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

UML
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

UML Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

UML
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

UML Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

UML
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Macclesfield +4 3 - - 2
Warrington -19 2 £463 -
Runcorn - 2 - -
Sandbach - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
UML
North West

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
3 4 (25.00%) ERP
3 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 4 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) SAP
4 3 (18.75%) JD Edwards
4 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (12.50%) MySQL
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) IIS
5 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Process Management

UML
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Business Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
5 1 (6.25%) UML Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
5 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Business Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) ERP
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
3 3 (18.75%) Six Sigma
3 3 (18.75%) Resource Management
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) Use Case
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Process Management
4 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
4 2 (12.50%) SOA
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Master Data Management
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (6.25%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
1 3 (18.75%) JD Edwards
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) IBM