The table below looks at the statistics for UML skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UML over the 3 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 86 45 39
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -6
Contract jobs citing UML 60 71 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.78% 3.35% 4.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 4.73% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 47
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£425 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £309 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 23
Average hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
UML
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2479 1501 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.43% 70.77% 68.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1678 997 1187
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 148
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

UML
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

UML Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

UML
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

UML Daily Rate Trend in the South West

UML
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UML across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

UML Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

UML
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

UML Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

UML
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UML across the South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

UML Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

UML
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 October 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
Wiltshire -3 19 £475 +9.82% 8
Bristol -40 10 £416 -7.50% 8
Dorset 0 7 £425 - 5
Gloucestershire -10 7 £396 - 4
Devon - 7 £360 - 7
Somerset -28 6 £446 +19.00% 7
Avon - - - -
UML
England

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 40 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 38 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.47%) Java
4 34 (25.00%) Finance
5 33 (24.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 32 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 29 (21.32%) OO
8 27 (19.85%) MS Visio
9 26 (19.12%) Data Modelling
9 26 (19.12%) Linux
9 26 (19.12%) C++
9 26 (19.12%) Banking
9 26 (19.12%) Rational DOORS
10 25 (18.38%) SC Cleared
11 23 (16.91%) SSADM
12 22 (16.18%) BPMN
13 21 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
14 20 (14.71%) GAP Analysis
15 19 (13.97%) Oracle
15 19 (13.97%) DSDM
15 19 (13.97%) Validation
15 19 (13.97%) Business Transformation
16 17 (12.50%) SysML
16 17 (12.50%) SQL
17 16 (11.76%) .NET
17 16 (11.76%) Web Services
17 16 (11.76%) BPR
17 16 (11.76%) Configuration Management
17 16 (11.76%) Scrum

UML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 5 (3.68%) Drupal
1 5 (3.68%) JBoss
1 5 (3.68%) WebLogic
1 5 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (0.74%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (19.85%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.74%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.94%) VPN
2 4 (2.94%) Firewall
3 2 (1.47%) LTE
3 2 (1.47%) GSM
3 2 (1.47%) UMTS
3 2 (1.47%) HTTP
3 2 (1.47%) 3G
3 2 (1.47%) SSL
4 1 (0.74%) Internet
4 1 (0.74%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.56%) Oracle Database
2 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
3 6 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.68%) RDBMS
4 5 (3.68%) MySQL
4 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.47%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.74%) OLTP
7 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.74%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 26 (19.12%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (7.35%) Rational Rhapsody
3 7 (5.15%) Eclipse
4 6 (4.41%) Maven
5 5 (3.68%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.68%) Gerrit
6 4 (2.94%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.94%) Rational Rose
6 4 (2.94%) JDeveloper
7 2 (1.47%) JUnit
7 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.47%) ClearQuest
7 2 (1.47%) Subversion
7 2 (1.47%) JIRA
8 1 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.74%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.74%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.74%) MSTest
8 1 (0.74%) Moq
General
1 34 (25.00%) Finance
2 26 (19.12%) Banking
3 12 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 9 (6.62%) Retail Banking
4 9 (6.62%) Retail
5 7 (5.15%) Military
6 3 (2.21%) Publishing
6 3 (2.21%) Avionics
7 2 (1.47%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.74%) Local Government
8 1 (0.74%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 50 (36.76%) Analyst
2 46 (33.82%) Business Analyst
3 32 (23.53%) Software Engineer
4 26 (19.12%) Developer
4 26 (19.12%) Senior Business Analyst
4 26 (19.12%) Senior Analyst
5 14 (10.29%) Architect
6 8 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (5.88%) C++ Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.68%) .NET Developer
8 5 (3.68%) Data Modeller
8 5 (3.68%) Test Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (2.94%) Designer
9 4 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (2.94%) Technical Leader
9 4 (2.94%) Infrastructure Designer
10 3 (2.21%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.76%) .NET
1 16 (11.76%) Web Services
2 15 (11.03%) jQuery
2 15 (11.03%) HTML
3 13 (9.56%) XML
4 12 (8.82%) CSS
5 9 (6.62%) J2EE
6 8 (5.88%) Ajax
7 6 (4.41%) REST
7 6 (4.41%) JPA
7 6 (4.41%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.41%) XSLT
7 6 (4.41%) JMS
8 5 (3.68%) Spring
8 5 (3.68%) OpenMP
8 5 (3.68%) SOAP
8 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (2.94%) EJB 3.0
9 4 (2.94%) HornetQ
9 4 (2.94%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) GIS
1 7 (5.15%) Embedded Systems
1 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.68%) Algorithms
2 5 (3.68%) User Experience
3 4 (2.94%) Clustering
4 3 (2.21%) CMDB
4 3 (2.21%) APACS
4 3 (2.21%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.21%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.21%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (2.21%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.21%) Open Source
5 2 (1.47%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.47%) Taxonomies
5 2 (1.47%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.74%) RIA
6 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.74%) Replication
6 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (19.12%) Linux
2 10 (7.35%) Windows
3 3 (2.21%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.74%) UNIX
4 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (24.26%) Requirements Analysis
3 32 (23.53%) Software Engineering
4 29 (21.32%) OO
5 26 (19.12%) Data Modelling
6 23 (16.91%) SSADM
7 22 (16.18%) BPMN
8 21 (15.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 20 (14.71%) GAP Analysis
10 19 (13.97%) DSDM
10 19 (13.97%) Validation
10 19 (13.97%) Business Transformation
11 17 (12.50%) SysML
12 16 (11.76%) BPR
12 16 (11.76%) Configuration Management
12 16 (11.76%) Scrum
13 14 (10.29%) SOA
14 13 (9.56%) OOP
14 13 (9.56%) Requirements Management
15 10 (7.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 36 (26.47%) Java
2 26 (19.12%) C++
3 20 (14.71%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.50%) SQL
5 13 (9.56%) C#
6 8 (5.88%) C
7 7 (5.15%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.21%) Ada
8 3 (2.21%) Delphi
8 3 (2.21%) PHP
9 2 (1.47%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.74%) XPath
10 1 (0.74%) Assembly Language
10 1 (0.74%) Python
10 1 (0.74%) Scala
10 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.82%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.68%) Degree
5 4 (2.94%) ISEB
5 4 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (2.94%) CCNP
6 2 (1.47%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.03%) Basel II
1 15 (11.03%) Basel III
1 15 (11.03%) Solvency II
2 7 (5.15%) DO-178B
3 4 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) COBIT
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.74%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (0.74%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (13.97%) Oracle
2 11 (8.09%) IBM
2 11 (8.09%) Microsoft
3 7 (5.15%) SAP
4 5 (3.68%) Intel
5 4 (2.94%) ProCurve
5 4 (2.94%) Cisco
5 4 (2.94%) HP
5 4 (2.94%) VMware
5 4 (2.94%) Brocade
6 3 (2.21%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.47%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.47%) Google
8 1 (0.74%) Software AG
8 1 (0.74%) Hyperion
8 1 (0.74%) ESRI
8 1 (0.74%) Jaspersoft
8 1 (0.74%) RedPrairie
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