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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 64 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing UML 83 63 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.57% 2.85% 3.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.63% 4.03% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 48 39
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£438 £381 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £368
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 24
Average hourly rate £35.63 £43.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £40.60 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.60 £40.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.95 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -4.00%
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
2288 1563 2184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 70.90% 70.63% 69.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1510 1025 1300
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 70 150
Average hourly rate £34.68 £18.40 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.45% -40.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.53 £8.30 £15.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £44.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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
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 29 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
Wiltshire +6 32 £475 -17.39% 2
Gloucestershire -8 15 £500 - 2
Bristol -32 12 £375 -3.22% 4
Devon - 10 £360 - 4
Somerset -19 9 £309 -6.36% 2
Dorset -3 4 £425 - 5
Avon - - - -
UML
England

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 55 (33.74%) Security Cleared
2 42 (25.77%) Finance
3 38 (23.31%) Java
4 37 (22.70%) Software Engineering
5 36 (22.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 36 (22.09%) Rational DOORS
6 35 (21.47%) SC Cleared
7 33 (20.25%) Data Modelling
8 31 (19.02%) Banking
9 30 (18.40%) MS Visio
10 28 (17.18%) OO
10 28 (17.18%) Linux
11 27 (16.56%) JavaScript
12 26 (15.95%) SSADM
13 25 (15.34%) Validation
13 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (14.72%) Oracle
14 24 (14.72%) Configuration Management
15 23 (14.11%) GAP Analysis
15 23 (14.11%) PRINCE2
15 23 (14.11%) BPMN
16 22 (13.50%) Business Transformation
16 22 (13.50%) DSDM
16 22 (13.50%) HTML
16 22 (13.50%) C++
16 22 (13.50%) Requirements Management
16 22 (13.50%) jQuery
17 20 (12.27%) Scrum
18 19 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
18 19 (11.66%) .NET

UML
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 8 (4.91%) Drupal
2 7 (4.29%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.45%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.45%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.45%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.23%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.23%) CMS
6 2 (1.23%) Escenic
6 2 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (0.61%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (0.61%) IIS
7 1 (0.61%) Apache
7 1 (0.61%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 30 (18.40%) MS Visio
2 5 (3.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.61%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.45%) TCP/IP
1 4 (2.45%) VPN
1 4 (2.45%) Firewall
2 2 (1.23%) SSL
2 2 (1.23%) GSM
2 2 (1.23%) UMTS
2 2 (1.23%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) 3G
2 2 (1.23%) LTE
3 1 (0.61%) LDAP
3 1 (0.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) SQL Server
1 12 (7.36%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.75%) MySQL
3 7 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 7 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.07%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.23%) Big Data
6 2 (1.23%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.61%) TKPROF
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.61%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 36 (22.09%) Rational DOORS
2 11 (6.75%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (5.52%) Eclipse
4 7 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (3.68%) Maven
6 4 (2.45%) JDeveloper
6 4 (2.45%) Gerrit
6 4 (2.45%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.84%) Rational Rose
8 2 (1.23%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.23%) JUnit
8 2 (1.23%) Subversion
8 2 (1.23%) JIRA
9 1 (0.61%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.61%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.61%) Moq
9 1 (0.61%) MSTest
9 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (25.77%) Finance
2 31 (19.02%) Banking
3 14 (8.59%) Retail
4 12 (7.36%) Military
5 11 (6.75%) Retail Banking
6 10 (6.13%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.45%) Publishing
7 4 (2.45%) Avionics
8 3 (1.84%) Marketing
8 3 (1.84%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.23%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 74 (45.40%) Analyst
2 62 (38.04%) Business Analyst
3 32 (19.63%) Software Engineer
4 31 (19.02%) Senior Analyst
5 30 (18.40%) Developer
6 29 (17.79%) Senior Business Analyst
7 17 (10.43%) Systems Engineer
8 10 (6.13%) Architect
9 9 (5.52%) Java Developer
10 7 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (3.68%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.68%) PHP Developer
11 6 (3.68%) .NET Developer
11 6 (3.68%) C++ Developer
11 6 (3.68%) PHP Web Developer
11 6 (3.68%) Principal Systems Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Principal Engineer
11 6 (3.68%) Drupal Developer
11 6 (3.68%) PHP Drupal Developer
12 5 (3.07%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.50%) HTML
1 22 (13.50%) jQuery
2 19 (11.66%) .NET
3 16 (9.82%) CSS
3 16 (9.82%) Web Services
4 15 (9.20%) Ajax
5 13 (7.98%) XML
6 12 (7.36%) J2EE
7 8 (4.91%) ASP.NET
8 7 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (4.29%) JMS
9 6 (3.68%) EJB
9 6 (3.68%) XSLT
9 6 (3.68%) Spring
9 6 (3.68%) Hibernate
9 6 (3.68%) JPA
9 6 (3.68%) HTML5
10 5 (3.07%) ASP.NET MVC 3
10 5 (3.07%) Razor View Engine
10 5 (3.07%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.04%) GIS
2 7 (4.29%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (4.29%) CMDB
3 6 (3.68%) Open Source
3 6 (3.68%) Digital Media
4 4 (2.45%) Clustering
5 3 (1.84%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.84%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.84%) APACS
6 1 (0.61%) iSeries
6 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.61%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.61%) RIA
6 1 (0.61%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.61%) Replication
6 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.61%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 28 (17.18%) Linux
2 10 (6.13%) Windows
3 1 (0.61%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (0.61%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (22.70%) Software Engineering
2 36 (22.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 33 (20.25%) Data Modelling
4 28 (17.18%) OO
5 26 (15.95%) SSADM
6 25 (15.34%) Validation
6 25 (15.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (14.72%) Configuration Management
8 23 (14.11%) GAP Analysis
8 23 (14.11%) PRINCE2
8 23 (14.11%) BPMN
9 22 (13.50%) Business Transformation
9 22 (13.50%) DSDM
9 22 (13.50%) Requirements Management
10 20 (12.27%) Scrum
11 19 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (11.66%) OOP
11 19 (11.66%) BPR
12 18 (11.04%) SysML
13 17 (10.43%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 38 (23.31%) Java
2 27 (16.56%) JavaScript
3 22 (13.50%) C++
4 17 (10.43%) SQL
4 17 (10.43%) C#
5 10 (6.13%) MATLAB
6 8 (4.91%) C
7 6 (3.68%) PHP
8 4 (2.45%) Scala
9 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.23%) Ada
9 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.23%) Delphi
10 1 (0.61%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.61%) XPath
10 1 (0.61%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 55 (33.74%) Security Cleared
2 35 (21.47%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (8.59%) DV Cleared
5 10 (6.13%) Degree
6 7 (4.29%) ISEB
7 4 (2.45%) CCNP
7 4 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.45%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) Basel III
1 16 (9.82%) Solvency II
1 16 (9.82%) Basel II
2 6 (3.68%) DO-178B
3 4 (2.45%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.84%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (4.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.61%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 1 (0.61%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (14.72%) Oracle
2 17 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.20%) SAP
4 10 (6.13%) IBM
5 7 (4.29%) SolarWinds
5 7 (4.29%) JBoss
6 4 (2.45%) HP
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco
6 4 (2.45%) VMware
6 4 (2.45%) Brocade
6 4 (2.45%) ProCurve
7 3 (1.84%) Intel
8 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (1.23%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.61%) Jaspersoft
9 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.61%) ESRI
9 1 (0.61%) Software AG
9 1 (0.61%) Hyperion
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