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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 107 97 85
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -12
Contract jobs citing UML 28 31 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 1.13% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.60% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 17 31
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£338 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £348 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+8.27% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2130 1940 2087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.34% 70.91% 64.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1141 973 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 94 109
Average hourly rate £27.17 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.51% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.75 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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
Manchester +8 20 £338 +11.38% 14
Lancashire -14 3 £388 +29.70% 1
Cheshire 0 2 £310 +3.33% 2
Merseyside - - - -
UML
England

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 20 (27.03%) Data Modelling
3 18 (24.32%) MS Visio
3 18 (24.32%) Scrum
3 18 (24.32%) TDD
4 17 (22.97%) Java
4 17 (22.97%) .NET
5 15 (20.27%) Oracle
5 15 (20.27%) OO
6 13 (17.57%) Use Case
6 13 (17.57%) BDD
7 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
7 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
8 11 (14.86%) RAD
8 11 (14.86%) Business Analysis
9 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (13.51%) J2EE
9 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
9 10 (13.51%) SQL
9 10 (13.51%) C#
10 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (12.16%) Scala
10 9 (12.16%) BPMN
11 8 (10.81%) ERD
11 8 (10.81%) HTML
11 8 (10.81%) CSS
11 8 (10.81%) CRM
11 8 (10.81%) MVC
11 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management

UML
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (8.11%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.76%) Escenic
2 5 (6.76%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (6.76%) CMS
2 5 (6.76%) MQSeries
2 5 (6.76%) Tomcat
2 5 (6.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (24.32%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.41%) MS Project
3 4 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Maximo
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle OLAP
3 5 (6.76%) Hadoop
3 5 (6.76%) Big Data
3 5 (6.76%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
3 5 (6.76%) OLAP
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Data Mart
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.35%) Gerrit
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Maven
2 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (1.35%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (33.78%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Retail
3 7 (9.46%) Billing
4 4 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.35%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.35%) French Language
5 1 (1.35%) German Language
5 1 (1.35%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (75.68%) Analyst
2 45 (60.81%) Business Analyst
3 21 (28.38%) Systems Analyst
4 12 (16.22%) Developer
5 11 (14.86%) Business Systems Analyst
6 9 (12.16%) Agile Business Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (9.46%) Programmer
7 7 (9.46%) Architect
8 6 (8.11%) Java Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Designer
9 5 (6.76%) C# Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Java Programmer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Developer Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Programmer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Java Programmer
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
10 4 (5.41%) Project Manager
10 4 (5.41%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.97%) .NET
2 10 (13.51%) J2EE
3 8 (10.81%) HTML
3 8 (10.81%) CSS
4 7 (9.46%) EJB
5 6 (8.11%) Struts
5 6 (8.11%) jQuery
5 6 (8.11%) Ajax
6 5 (6.76%) .NET Framework
6 5 (6.76%) Ruby on Rails
6 5 (6.76%) WPF
6 5 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (6.76%) HTML5
6 5 (6.76%) Razor View Engine
6 5 (6.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (6.76%) CSS3
6 5 (6.76%) Spring
6 5 (6.76%) JSF
6 5 (6.76%) LAMP
6 5 (6.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.70%) NHS
2 2 (2.70%) HP Superdome
3 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.76%) Windows
2 2 (2.70%) HPUX
3 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.35%) Android
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.03%) Data Modelling
2 18 (24.32%) Scrum
2 18 (24.32%) TDD
3 15 (20.27%) OO
4 13 (17.57%) Use Case
4 13 (17.57%) BDD
5 12 (16.22%) Waterfall
5 12 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (14.86%) RAD
6 11 (14.86%) Business Analysis
7 10 (13.51%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (12.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (12.16%) BPMN
9 8 (10.81%) ERD
9 8 (10.81%) CRM
9 8 (10.81%) MVC
9 8 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.11%) Six Sigma
10 6 (8.11%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (6.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.97%) Java
2 10 (13.51%) JavaScript
2 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 10 (13.51%) C#
3 9 (12.16%) Scala
4 5 (6.76%) VC++
4 5 (6.76%) C++
5 1 (1.35%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) ISEB
1 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) Degree
2 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
1 5 (6.76%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 15 (20.27%) Oracle
2 6 (8.11%) JBoss
2 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.70%) HP
4 1 (1.35%) SAP
4 1 (1.35%) Siebel
4 1 (1.35%) IBM
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