The table below looks at the statistics for UML skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UML over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 166 106 74
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -32
Contract jobs citing UML 761 1054 1182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.94% 2.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 2.59% 3.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 621 684
Average daily rate
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£425 £418 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.79% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £308 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 51
Average hourly rate £37.88 £38.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +7.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.45 £32.90 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £38.50 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +8.45%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42637 40757 35014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.91% 73.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26600 25526 20864
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1237 1168 1069
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

UML
Jobs Demand Trend

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

UML Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UML
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UML within the UK.

UML Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UML
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UML within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

UML Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UML
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UML within the UK.

UML Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UML
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UML within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

UML Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

UML
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -57 694 £425 - 222
London -60 292 £439 -2.50% 75
South East 0 187 £400 +6.66% 63
Hampshire +31 73 £375 +16.27% 17
South West -13 69 £500 +26.58% 20
City of London -34 53 £425 -11.45% 24
East of England -27 50 £500 +17.64% 17
North West -27 39 £388 -3.12% 17
Scotland -10 32 £450 +25.00% 5
Berkshire -24 31 £400 -11.11% 7
Suffolk +4 24 £494 +16.17% 5
Edinburgh -9 24 £400 +21.21% 4
Oxfordshire -7 23 £448 +39.84% 6
Wiltshire +7 22 £490 +8.88% 4
Ipswich +4 22 £488 +14.70% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 20 £438 -2.77% 2
Somerset +5 20 £723 +70.00% 4
West Midlands -33 20 £425 +21.42% 9
Surrey -16 19 £325 -13.33% 14
Milton Keynes +3 18 £438 -2.77% 1
Lancashire +10 17 £337 -15.69% 2
South Wales -16 17 £318 -15.33%
Wales -28 17 £318 -15.33%
Oxford 0 16 £473 - 3
Yorkshire -17 15 £356 -10.93% 7
Southampton -4 14 £388 -29.54% 2
Manchester -27 14 £388 -8.82% 8
Swindon +7 13 £500 +11.04% 1
West Yorkshire -18 12 £356 -10.93% 6
East Midlands -16 11 £340 -19.52% 8

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 558 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (28.05%) Java
3 308 (20.18%) Software Engineering
4 303 (19.86%) XML
5 299 (19.59%) Oracle
6 285 (18.68%) Finance
7 283 (18.55%) OO
8 275 (18.02%) .NET
9 261 (17.10%) Microsoft
10 260 (17.04%) Use Case
11 255 (16.71%) SQL
12 252 (16.51%) SOA
13 247 (16.19%) Web Services
14 243 (15.92%) Security Cleared
15 224 (14.68%) Data Modelling
16 196 (12.84%) Scrum
17 194 (12.71%) C#
18 193 (12.65%) Business Analysis
19 192 (12.58%) Degree
20 181 (11.86%) SC Cleared
21 179 (11.73%) Linux
21 179 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
22 177 (11.60%) C++
23 165 (10.81%) Subversion
24 159 (10.42%) C
25 158 (10.35%) RUP
26 157 (10.29%) HTML
26 157 (10.29%) SQL Server
27 155 (10.16%) J2EE
28 152 (9.96%) MS Visio

UML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 85 (5.57%) WebLogic
2 74 (4.85%) WebSphere
3 69 (4.52%) JBoss
4 45 (2.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 32 (2.10%) SharePoint
6 31 (2.03%) Tomcat
6 31 (2.03%) CMS
7 26 (1.70%) MQSeries
7 26 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
8 16 (1.05%) GlassFish
9 15 (0.98%) Apache
9 15 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 13 (0.85%) Documentum
11 12 (0.79%) IIS
11 12 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
12 11 (0.72%) SAS
13 9 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
14 8 (0.52%) Confluence
15 7 (0.46%) Liferay
16 6 (0.39%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 152 (9.96%) MS Visio
2 142 (9.31%) MS Excel
3 102 (6.68%) MS Office
4 79 (5.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (1.51%) MS Project
6 13 (0.85%) Simulink
7 8 (0.52%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.46%) GIMP
9 4 (0.26%) SPSS
10 2 (0.13%) Stateflow
11 1 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.066%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.066%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 31 (2.03%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.92%) Maximo
4 11 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.46%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.20%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.20%) Tridion
8 3 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.13%) Primavera
9 2 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
10 1 (0.066%) Summit
10 1 (0.066%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.066%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.066%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.92%) SaaS
3 12 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.39%) GitHub
5 4 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.13%) Lucidchart
6 2 (0.13%) PaaS
7 1 (0.066%) Force.com
7 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.066%) Office 365
7 1 (0.066%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.066%) IaaS
7 1 (0.066%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 52 (3.41%) HTTP
2 25 (1.64%) Internet
3 19 (1.25%) TCP/IP
4 16 (1.05%) Firewall
5 15 (0.98%) LDAP
6 13 (0.85%) Wireless
7 12 (0.79%) Intranet
8 8 (0.52%) Network Security
8 8 (0.52%) SNMP
9 7 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (0.46%) Extranet
9 7 (0.46%) Broadband
9 7 (0.46%) LTE
10 6 (0.39%) 4G
10 6 (0.39%) LAN
10 6 (0.39%) UMTS
10 6 (0.39%) WAN
10 6 (0.39%) 3G
10 6 (0.39%) WiMAX
11 5 (0.33%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.18%) Oracle Database
3 78 (5.11%) Relational Database
4 58 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
5 50 (3.28%) MySQL
6 38 (2.49%) RDBMS
7 29 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.38%) DB2
8 21 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (1.18%) NoSQL
12 16 (1.05%) MongoDB
12 16 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
13 13 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.85%) Ingres
14 12 (0.79%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
14 12 (0.79%) MS Access
15 10 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 165 (10.81%) Subversion
2 111 (7.27%) Ant
3 92 (6.03%) Visual Studio
4 86 (5.64%) ClearCase
5 81 (5.31%) Maven
6 78 (5.11%) Eclipse
7 77 (5.05%) JUnit
8 73 (4.78%) JIRA
9 64 (4.19%) NUnit
10 60 (3.93%) Rational DOORS
11 57 (3.74%) GoogleTest
12 56 (3.67%) Git (software)
13 53 (3.47%) CppUnit
14 45 (2.95%) Jenkins
15 43 (2.82%) Rational Rose
16 38 (2.49%) ClearQuest
17 35 (2.29%) Rational Rhapsody
18 33 (2.16%) Selenium
19 32 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
20 23 (1.51%) CruiseControl
General
1 285 (18.68%) Finance
2 144 (9.44%) Banking
3 84 (5.50%) Retail
4 60 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 50 (3.28%) Investment Banking
6 45 (2.95%) Manufacturing
7 37 (2.42%) Front Office
8 23 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 20 (1.31%) Legal
10 19 (1.25%) Publishing
11 18 (1.18%) Marketing
12 17 (1.11%) Military
13 16 (1.05%) Automotive
14 15 (0.98%) Back Office
15 13 (0.85%) Law
15 13 (0.85%) Avionics
16 12 (0.79%) Advertising
17 11 (0.72%) Retail Banking
18 10 (0.66%) Billing
18 10 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 501 (32.83%) Analyst
2 441 (28.90%) Business Analyst
3 345 (22.61%) Developer
4 276 (18.09%) Architect
5 170 (11.14%) Solutions Architect
6 152 (9.96%) Software Engineer
7 146 (9.57%) Java Developer
8 62 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
9 59 (3.87%) UML Business Analyst
9 59 (3.87%) Author
9 59 (3.87%) Technical Author
10 54 (3.54%) Senior Business Analyst
11 50 (3.28%) .NET Developer
12 47 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
13 45 (2.95%) Software Developer
14 43 (2.82%) Senior Developer
15 41 (2.69%) Systems Engineer
16 39 (2.56%) Agile Business Analyst
17 33 (2.16%) Designer
18 31 (2.03%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (19.86%) XML
2 275 (18.02%) .NET
3 247 (16.19%) Web Services
4 157 (10.29%) HTML
5 155 (10.16%) J2EE
6 107 (7.01%) Spring
7 102 (6.68%) SOAP
8 94 (6.16%) JSP
8 94 (6.16%) REST
9 93 (6.09%) .NET Framework
10 92 (6.03%) CSS
11 89 (5.83%) Middleware
12 86 (5.64%) Hibernate
13 82 (5.37%) JSON
14 71 (4.65%) ASP.NET
14 71 (4.65%) jQuery
15 67 (4.39%) XSLT
16 53 (3.47%) Struts
17 52 (3.41%) Java EE
18 50 (3.28%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 179 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.31%) Management Information System
3 75 (4.91%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.54%) Derivative
5 40 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
6 30 (1.97%) User Experience
7 29 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (1.57%) Open Source
9 22 (1.44%) Equities
9 22 (1.44%) GIS
10 21 (1.38%) Credit Derivative
11 20 (1.31%) Visualisation
12 19 (1.25%) Market Risk
13 18 (1.18%) Mathematics
13 18 (1.18%) Equity Derivative
13 18 (1.18%) N-Tier
14 17 (1.11%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.05%) Interest Rate Derivative
16 15 (0.98%) Fixed Income
17 12 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 179 (11.73%) Linux
2 137 (8.98%) Windows
3 131 (8.58%) UNIX
4 18 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.46%) Android
5 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (0.46%) Windows 8
6 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
7 4 (0.26%) Solaris
7 4 (0.26%) OS/400
7 4 (0.26%) Windows CE
8 3 (0.20%) VxWorks
8 3 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.20%) AIX
8 3 (0.20%) HPUX
9 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.13%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.066%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (36.57%) Agile Software Development
2 308 (20.18%) Software Engineering
3 283 (18.55%) OO
4 260 (17.04%) Use Case
5 252 (16.51%) SOA
6 224 (14.68%) Data Modelling
7 196 (12.84%) Scrum
8 193 (12.65%) Business Analysis
9 158 (10.35%) RUP
10 146 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
11 132 (8.65%) Project Management
12 127 (8.32%) OOD
13 116 (7.60%) TDD
14 113 (7.40%) ITIL
15 107 (7.01%) BPMN
16 104 (6.82%) Waterfall
17 101 (6.62%) Enterprise Architecture
18 98 (6.42%) Configuration Management
19 92 (6.03%) Unit Testing
20 91 (5.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 428 (28.05%) Java
2 255 (16.71%) SQL
3 194 (12.71%) C#
4 177 (11.60%) C++
5 159 (10.42%) C
6 148 (9.70%) JavaScript
7 67 (4.39%) PL/SQL
8 59 (3.87%) Python
9 32 (2.10%) XPath
10 26 (1.70%) Ruby
11 25 (1.64%) Ada
11 25 (1.64%) T-SQL
12 21 (1.38%) VB
13 17 (1.11%) Embedded C
14 16 (1.05%) MATLAB
15 15 (0.98%) PHP
16 12 (0.79%) Scala
16 12 (0.79%) XQuery
17 10 (0.66%) Bash Shell
17 10 (0.66%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 243 (15.92%) Security Cleared
2 192 (12.58%) Degree
3 181 (11.86%) SC Cleared
4 87 (5.70%) ISEB
5 33 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.05%) Sun Certification
7 12 (0.79%) Six Sigma Green Belt
8 11 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (0.72%) IIBA
9 10 (0.66%) CBAP
9 10 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
10 9 (0.59%) OCPJP
11 8 (0.52%) MCPD
12 7 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.20%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.20%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.20%) ISTQB
14 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
14 2 (0.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.74%) QA
2 29 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.51%) ISO 9000
4 20 (1.31%) Solvency II
5 17 (1.11%) Basel III
6 16 (1.05%) Basel II
7 13 (0.85%) DO-178B
8 10 (0.66%) Data Quality
8 10 (0.66%) ISO 9001
9 9 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.46%) COBIT
11 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
11 6 (0.39%) SLA
12 4 (0.26%) JSP 440
13 3 (0.20%) HL7
14 2 (0.13%) PMBOK
14 2 (0.13%) COREP
14 2 (0.13%) FINREP
14 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
15 1 (0.066%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (0.66%) Firmware
2 7 (0.46%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle Clusterware
5 4 (0.26%) Squid
6 3 (0.20%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.13%) Docker
7 2 (0.13%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.13%) vSphere
8 1 (0.066%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.066%) NFS
8 1 (0.066%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 13 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (0.46%) Puppet
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (0.33%) Data Guard
4 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.33%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (0.13%) OpenAM
5 2 (0.13%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.13%) Windows Intune
5 2 (0.13%) MOM
6 1 (0.066%) Netcool
Vendors
1 299 (19.59%) Oracle
2 261 (17.10%) Microsoft
3 78 (5.11%) IBM
4 53 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
5 42 (2.75%) SAP
6 22 (1.44%) HP
6 22 (1.44%) Talend
7 21 (1.38%) Red Hat
8 18 (1.18%) hybris
9 13 (0.85%) Adobe
9 13 (0.85%) Sybase
9 13 (0.85%) Pega
10 12 (0.79%) VMware
11 10 (0.66%) Google
12 9 (0.59%) TIBCO
13 8 (0.52%) Business Objects
13 8 (0.52%) Cisco
13 8 (0.52%) webMethods
14 7 (0.46%) JD Edwards
15 6 (0.39%) Sun
Edinburgh
Parity Recruitment
Rate: Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
JPS Selection
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Accomplish Today Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day excellent employee benefit package
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fife
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £335 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £41.24 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £50,000 - £80,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago