The first table below looks at the demand for UML skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UML over the 3 months to 18 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 North West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 93 97 75
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -22
Contract jobs citing UML 43 23 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.36% 0.96% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.90% 1.36% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 37
Average daily rate £388 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.45 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +7.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
UML
England

UML
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

UML Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

UML
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

UML Daily Rate Trend in the North West

UML
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UML across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UML Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

UML
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

UML Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

UML
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +3 30 £425 +33.85% 13
Lancashire -19 6 £388 +34.78%
Cumbria - 5 £375 -
Cheshire -13 4 - - 6
Merseyside - 1 £400 - 4
UML
England

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 31 (44.93%) Finance
2 20 (28.99%) .NET
3 15 (21.74%) Scrum
3 15 (21.74%) TDD
4 14 (20.29%) Business Analysis
4 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
5 13 (18.84%) Oracle
5 13 (18.84%) C#
5 13 (18.84%) Java
5 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (17.39%) OO
6 12 (17.39%) MS Visio
7 11 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (15.94%) SQL
7 11 (15.94%) Retail
8 10 (14.49%) BPMN
8 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
8 10 (14.49%) Data Modelling
8 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (13.04%) HTML
9 9 (13.04%) CSS
9 9 (13.04%) BDD
9 9 (13.04%) Use Case
10 8 (11.59%) QA
10 8 (11.59%) jQuery
10 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET
10 8 (11.59%) MVC
11 7 (10.14%) ISEB
11 7 (10.14%) CMS

UML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (10.14%) CMS
1 7 (10.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.70%) Adobe CQ
2 6 (8.70%) Escenic
2 6 (8.70%) MQSeries
2 6 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 6 (8.70%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.90%) SAS
4 1 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.90%) MS Project
3 2 (2.90%) MS Office
4 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Maximo
2 1 (1.45%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.25%) Intranet
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 7 (10.14%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.70%) Big Data
3 6 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 5 (7.25%) OLAP
4 5 (7.25%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.80%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.45%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.45%) DB2
7 1 (1.45%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) TestDirector
1 1 (1.45%) PHPUnit
1 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (1.45%) NUnit
1 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 31 (44.93%) Finance
2 11 (15.94%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Legal
5 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.45%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) International Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.45%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.45%) French Language
5 1 (1.45%) German Language
5 1 (1.45%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 46 (66.67%) Analyst
2 34 (49.28%) Business Analyst
3 16 (23.19%) Developer
4 15 (21.74%) Systems Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Business Systems Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Programmer
6 7 (10.14%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Architect
6 7 (10.14%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Senior Programmer
7 6 (8.70%) Java Programmer
7 6 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (8.70%) Developer Analyst
7 6 (8.70%) Senior Java Programmer
7 6 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.70%) C# Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.25%) Designer
9 4 (5.80%) Senior Project Manager
9 4 (5.80%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.99%) .NET
2 9 (13.04%) HTML
2 9 (13.04%) CSS
3 8 (11.59%) jQuery
3 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET
4 7 (10.14%) XML
4 7 (10.14%) J2EE
4 7 (10.14%) HTML5
4 7 (10.14%) CSS3
4 7 (10.14%) .NET Framework
4 7 (10.14%) Ajax
5 6 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
5 6 (8.70%) Spring
5 6 (8.70%) JSF
5 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (8.70%) Java RMI
5 6 (8.70%) EJB
5 6 (8.70%) Struts
5 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
5 6 (8.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.90%) HP Superdome
2 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
2 2 (2.90%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.90%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) W3C
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) AS400
3 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.45%) FMCG
3 1 (1.45%) iSeries
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.45%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.45%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
2 2 (2.90%) UNIX
2 2 (2.90%) HPUX
3 1 (1.45%) Windows CE
3 1 (1.45%) OS/400
3 1 (1.45%) AIX
3 1 (1.45%) Android
3 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (21.74%) Scrum
1 15 (21.74%) TDD
2 14 (20.29%) Business Analysis
3 13 (18.84%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (17.39%) OO
5 11 (15.94%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (14.49%) BPMN
6 10 (14.49%) Data Modelling
6 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (13.04%) BDD
7 9 (13.04%) Use Case
8 8 (11.59%) Waterfall
8 8 (11.59%) MVC
9 7 (10.14%) OOP
9 7 (10.14%) RUP
10 6 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (8.70%) OOA/OOD
10 6 (8.70%) OOD
11 5 (7.25%) Six Sigma
11 5 (7.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) C#
1 13 (18.84%) Java
2 11 (15.94%) SQL
3 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) Scala
5 6 (8.70%) C++
6 5 (7.25%) VC++
7 2 (2.90%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.45%) C
8 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.45%) VB
8 1 (1.45%) COBOL
8 1 (1.45%) Delphi
8 1 (1.45%) PHP
8 1 (1.45%) RPG
8 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) ISEB
2 5 (7.25%) Degree
3 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.45%) CISSP
6 1 (1.45%) CISA
6 1 (1.45%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
2 5 (7.25%) ISO 9001
3 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle
2 6 (8.70%) JBoss
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) HP
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.45%) Zend
5 1 (1.45%) Civica
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