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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 52 59 36
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -23
Contract jobs citing UML 103 90 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.21% 3.01% 5.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.22% 3.96% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 55 75
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£508 £423 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.11% +20.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £405 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 21
Average hourly rate £36.45 £37.50 £41.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.80% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £36.20 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £44.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.20 £38.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-4.73% -2.56%
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
2440 2270 1725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.06% 76.00% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1384 1090
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 89 68
Average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.31 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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
Somerset +10 33 £675 +58.82% 3
Wiltshire +13 26 £480 +24.27% 3
Gloucestershire +1 16 £449 -10.25% 1
Dorset +4 11 £400 -25.23% 5
Bristol -23 6 £450 +20.00% 7
Devon +2 4 - - 8
UML
England

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 57 (36.77%) Security Cleared
2 52 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (30.97%) Finance
4 42 (27.10%) SC Cleared
5 41 (26.45%) Software Engineering
6 37 (23.87%) Web Services
7 34 (21.94%) .NET
8 33 (21.29%) SOA
8 33 (21.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 32 (20.65%) C++
10 30 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 30 (19.35%) PRINCE2
11 29 (18.71%) Java
12 28 (18.06%) ITIL
12 28 (18.06%) Manufacturing
12 28 (18.06%) Information Security
13 27 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 27 (17.42%) Retail
13 27 (17.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 27 (17.42%) Change Control
14 26 (16.77%) Management Information System
15 25 (16.13%) ISEB
15 25 (16.13%) C#
16 24 (15.48%) C
16 24 (15.48%) MS Visio
17 23 (14.84%) ISO 9000
18 22 (14.19%) Rational DOORS
19 21 (13.55%) Data Modelling
19 21 (13.55%) BPMN
20 20 (12.90%) .NET Framework

UML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 15 (9.68%) CMS
2 3 (1.94%) Drupal
3 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.29%) Apache
3 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
4 1 (0.65%) ArcSDE
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.65%) SugarCRM
4 1 (0.65%) JCAPS
4 1 (0.65%) Apache Solr
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
4 1 (0.65%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 24 (15.48%) MS Visio
2 8 (5.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Maximo
2 2 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.65%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.94%) SaaS
2 2 (1.29%) PaaS
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.29%) LAN
1 2 (1.29%) WAN
1 2 (1.29%) Ethernet
1 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (1.29%) Firewall
1 2 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (1.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (0.65%) Wireless
2 1 (0.65%) ASN.1
2 1 (0.65%) ZigBee
2 1 (0.65%) Modbus
2 1 (0.65%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (3.87%) IBM InfoSphere
2 5 (3.23%) MySQL
3 3 (1.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.29%) OLTP
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.29%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Big Data
5 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 22 (14.19%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (8.39%) Rational Rhapsody
3 11 (7.10%) Visual Studio
4 9 (5.81%) ClearCase
4 9 (5.81%) ClearQuest
5 6 (3.87%) Subversion
6 3 (1.94%) JIRA
6 3 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.29%) JUnit
8 1 (0.65%) GCC
8 1 (0.65%) MSTest
8 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.65%) NUnit
8 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (30.97%) Finance
2 28 (18.06%) Manufacturing
3 27 (17.42%) Retail
4 18 (11.61%) Banking
5 6 (3.87%) Military
6 4 (2.58%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.58%) Avionics
7 3 (1.94%) Marketing
7 3 (1.94%) Aerospace
7 3 (1.94%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
8 1 (0.65%) Billing
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (37.42%) Architect
2 49 (31.61%) Solutions Architect
3 44 (28.39%) Analyst
4 34 (21.94%) Software Engineer
5 32 (20.65%) Business Analyst
6 25 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
7 20 (12.90%) Senior Business Analyst
8 18 (11.61%) Developer
9 6 (3.87%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 4 (2.58%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.58%) Systems Architect
12 3 (1.94%) PHP Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Java Software Engineer
12 3 (1.94%) .NET Developer
12 3 (1.94%) Test Analyst
12 3 (1.94%) Systems Analyst
12 3 (1.94%) Systems Engineer
12 3 (1.94%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (23.87%) Web Services
2 34 (21.94%) .NET
3 20 (12.90%) .NET Framework
4 11 (7.10%) JSP
5 10 (6.45%) SOAP
5 10 (6.45%) Hibernate
5 10 (6.45%) REST
6 9 (5.81%) Spring
6 9 (5.81%) GWT
6 9 (5.81%) HTML
7 6 (3.87%) CSS
7 6 (3.87%) XML
8 5 (3.23%) XSLT
9 4 (2.58%) jQuery
10 3 (1.94%) Ajax
10 3 (1.94%) J2EE
10 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.94%) HTML5
11 2 (1.29%) JPA
11 2 (1.29%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.77%) Management Information System
2 17 (10.97%) GIS
3 6 (3.87%) Smartcard
4 5 (3.23%) Open Source
5 4 (2.58%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.29%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.29%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.29%) DTV
7 2 (1.29%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.29%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.29%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (9.68%) Windows
2 6 (3.87%) Linux
2 6 (3.87%) Windows 8
3 3 (1.94%) Windows CE
4 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.65%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.65%) Windows XP Embedded
5 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (33.55%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.45%) Software Engineering
3 33 (21.29%) Requirements Analysis
3 33 (21.29%) SOA
4 30 (19.35%) PRINCE2
5 28 (18.06%) ITIL
5 28 (18.06%) Information Security
6 27 (17.42%) Stakeholder Management
6 27 (17.42%) Change Control
7 21 (13.55%) Data Modelling
7 21 (13.55%) BPMN
8 20 (12.90%) CRM
9 19 (12.26%) Workflow
10 18 (11.61%) GAP Analysis
10 18 (11.61%) DSDM
10 18 (11.61%) SSADM
11 17 (10.97%) BPR
11 17 (10.97%) Scrum
11 17 (10.97%) Business Transformation
12 15 (9.68%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.65%) C++
2 29 (18.71%) Java
3 25 (16.13%) C#
4 24 (15.48%) C
5 13 (8.39%) SQL
5 13 (8.39%) VB
6 7 (4.52%) Ada
6 7 (4.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.23%) Embedded C
8 3 (1.94%) Python
8 3 (1.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.29%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.29%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.65%) Jython
10 1 (0.65%) Ruby
10 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.65%) VC++
10 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (36.77%) Security Cleared
2 42 (27.10%) SC Cleared
3 25 (16.13%) ISEB
4 11 (7.10%) Degree
4 11 (7.10%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.29%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (17.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (14.84%) ISO 9000
3 17 (10.97%) Basel II
3 17 (10.97%) Basel III
3 17 (10.97%) Solvency II
4 4 (2.58%) QA
5 3 (1.94%) DO-178B
6 2 (1.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.65%) TickIT
7 1 (0.65%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.65%) Firmware
1 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Puppet
1 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 19 (12.26%) SAP
3 9 (5.81%) Google
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle
5 3 (1.94%) Cisco
5 3 (1.94%) IBM
6 2 (1.29%) hybris
6 2 (1.29%) F5
6 2 (1.29%) i2
6 2 (1.29%) Nokia
6 2 (1.29%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.65%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.65%) ESRI
7 1 (0.65%) VMware
7 1 (0.65%) HP
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix
7 1 (0.65%) Hitachi
7 1 (0.65%) Rackspace
7 1 (0.65%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.65%) Green Hills
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