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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
Rank 172 159 133
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -26
Contract jobs citing UML 735 762 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.50% 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.94% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 496 427
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £311 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 44 36
Average hourly rate £49.75 £37.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.45% +1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £32.00 £33.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £45.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.75 £37.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+34.45% +1.36%

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
41710 39321 37141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.10% 77.61% 76.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 27291 25151 22514
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.73% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1208 1037 1128
Average hourly rate £39.31 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.17% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 628 £425 +3.65% 242
London -24 214 £463 +12.46% 72
South East +5 164 £400 +3.22% 40
South West +4 90 £415 -17.00% 48
Hampshire +9 68 £325 - 8
Scotland +21 65 £450 +13.92% 10
Edinburgh +18 52 £450 +26.76% 8
North West +9 46 £370 -6.62% 34
East of England -4 45 £470 +7.42% 11
West Midlands -1 37 £350 -17.64% 12
City of London +28 34 £525 +23.52% 16
Somerset +3 28 £388 -42.59% 7
Surrey -2 27 £420 +24.44% 10
Manchester +6 24 £363 +7.40% 20
Gloucestershire +17 20 £415 +9.93% 9
Hook +14 20 £298 -4.03%
Berkshire +3 20 £463 +8.82% 10
Bedfordshire +25 19 £425 +21.42% 6
Buckinghamshire +24 19 £400 -17.99% 3
Bristol +5 17 £425 +4.29% 15
Milton Keynes +15 15 £400 -17.99%
Luton +8 14 £463 +28.91% 2
Swindon -6 12 £500 - 4
Wiltshire -11 12 £500 - 9
West Yorkshire -19 12 £350 -6.66% 10
Yorkshire -40 12 £350 -6.66% 13
Kent +2 11 £388 -8.82% 3
Yeovil -7 11 £313 - 3
Wales -25 11 £315 -22.69% 5
Birmingham +3 10 £376 -16.55% 7

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 610 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 405 (26.87%) Java
3 366 (24.29%) SQL
4 356 (23.62%) Finance
5 324 (21.50%) OO
6 298 (19.77%) Software Engineering
7 289 (19.18%) XML
8 271 (17.98%) Oracle
9 270 (17.92%) Use Case
10 269 (17.85%) Web Services
11 262 (17.39%) Data Modelling
12 251 (16.66%) Security Cleared
13 231 (15.33%) Scrum
14 219 (14.53%) JavaScript
15 217 (14.40%) C++
16 212 (14.07%) SOA
17 203 (13.47%) C#
18 202 (13.40%) HTML
19 196 (13.01%) Business Analysis
20 194 (12.87%) .NET
21 188 (12.48%) Microsoft
22 181 (12.01%) SC Cleared
23 173 (11.48%) BPMN
24 172 (11.41%) Unix
25 162 (10.75%) Spring
26 160 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
27 158 (10.48%) Linux
28 157 (10.42%) SQL Server
29 156 (10.35%) Project Management
30 154 (10.22%) Hibernate

UML
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 89 (5.91%) JBoss
2 82 (5.44%) WebLogic
3 67 (4.45%) Tomcat
4 57 (3.78%) Apache
5 53 (3.52%) WebSphere
6 50 (3.32%) SharePoint
7 44 (2.92%) IIS
8 33 (2.19%) CMS
8 33 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 14 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.80%) Confluence
10 12 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (0.66%) Node.js
12 9 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.53%) AquaLogic
14 7 (0.46%) ArcGIS
15 6 (0.40%) MQSeries
16 5 (0.33%) Liferay
16 5 (0.33%) Mule
Applications
1 140 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 125 (8.29%) MS Visio
3 105 (6.97%) MS Office
4 78 (5.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (1.59%) MS Project
6 7 (0.46%) Simulink
7 4 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.13%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 38 (2.52%) Oracle BPM
2 23 (1.53%) Cordys
3 15 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (0.60%) TradeThru
5 6 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
6 5 (0.33%) Teamcenter
7 3 (0.20%) BigMachines
7 3 (0.20%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.13%) Fredhopper
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.066%) BASE24
9 1 (0.066%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.066%) Eagle PACE
9 1 (0.066%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.066%) Maximo
9 1 (0.066%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 15 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (0.66%) Office 365
2 10 (0.66%) SaaS
3 8 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.46%) GitHub
5 2 (0.13%) IaaS
5 2 (0.13%) Lucidchart
5 2 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.59%) Internet
2 25 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.13%) HTTP
4 16 (1.06%) LDAP
5 15 (1.00%) SNMP
6 12 (0.80%) ATM
7 11 (0.73%) Firewall
7 11 (0.73%) VoIP
8 9 (0.60%) Intranet
9 8 (0.53%) Ethernet
9 8 (0.53%) MVNO
9 8 (0.53%) SAN
10 7 (0.46%) DVB
10 7 (0.46%) VPN
11 6 (0.40%) HTTPS
11 6 (0.40%) ISDN
11 6 (0.40%) LAN
11 6 (0.40%) NAS
11 6 (0.40%) SSL
11 6 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 157 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 114 (7.56%) Relational Database
3 82 (5.44%) Oracle Database
4 56 (3.72%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (3.12%) Oracle Database 11g
6 33 (2.19%) MySQL
6 33 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 27 (1.79%) DB2
8 26 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (1.73%) RDBMS
9 25 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (1.33%) GIS
11 18 (1.19%) MS Access
12 15 (1.00%) Big Data
12 15 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (0.86%) MongoDB
14 13 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
15 12 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 125 (8.29%) Subversion
2 112 (7.43%) Maven
3 111 (7.37%) Rational DOORS
4 109 (7.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 102 (6.77%) JIRA
6 98 (6.50%) Ant
7 97 (6.44%) Visual Studio
8 91 (6.04%) Eclipse
9 70 (4.64%) JUnit
10 65 (4.31%) Git (software)
11 51 (3.38%) NUnit
12 50 (3.32%) ClearCase
13 47 (3.12%) GoogleTest
14 46 (3.05%) Selenium
15 44 (2.92%) CppUnit
16 36 (2.39%) Rational Rhapsody
17 34 (2.26%) Toad
18 27 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
19 23 (1.53%) Gradle
20 22 (1.46%) Jenkins
General
1 356 (23.62%) Finance
2 134 (8.89%) Banking
3 69 (4.58%) Retail
4 60 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 36 (2.39%) Aerospace
6 35 (2.32%) Military
7 33 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.53%) Publishing
10 20 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 18 (1.19%) Avionics
12 17 (1.13%) Electronics
13 16 (1.06%) Back Office
14 14 (0.93%) Automotive
14 14 (0.93%) Billing
15 13 (0.86%) Legal
16 12 (0.80%) Advertising
17 11 (0.73%) Front Office
18 10 (0.66%) French Language
18 10 (0.66%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 425 (28.20%) Analyst
2 409 (27.14%) Developer
3 353 (23.42%) Business Analyst
4 319 (21.17%) Architect
5 208 (13.80%) Java Developer
6 171 (11.35%) Solutions Architect
7 147 (9.75%) Software Engineer
8 67 (4.45%) .NET Developer
9 63 (4.18%) Data Architect
10 54 (3.58%) Designer
11 49 (3.25%) Senior Developer
12 47 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
13 41 (2.72%) C Developer
13 41 (2.72%) Java Architect
14 39 (2.59%) Solutions Designer
15 38 (2.52%) Agile Business Analyst
15 38 (2.52%) Systems Analyst
16 35 (2.32%) UML Analyst
17 34 (2.26%) Business Systems Analyst
17 34 (2.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (19.18%) XML
2 269 (17.85%) Web Services
3 202 (13.40%) HTML
4 194 (12.87%) .NET
5 162 (10.75%) Spring
6 154 (10.22%) Hibernate
7 146 (9.69%) CSS
8 145 (9.62%) J2EE
9 134 (8.89%) SOAP
10 108 (7.17%) JSF
11 101 (6.70%) JMS
12 100 (6.64%) JPA
13 85 (5.64%) Java EE
14 84 (5.57%) REST
14 84 (5.57%) XSLT
15 83 (5.51%) ASP.NET
16 77 (5.11%) Ajax
17 73 (4.84%) .NET Framework
17 73 (4.84%) jQuery
18 68 (4.51%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 56 (3.72%) Management Information System
4 55 (3.65%) Derivative
5 52 (3.45%) User Experience
6 32 (2.12%) Data Integration
7 29 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.33%) Client/Server
10 19 (1.26%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.26%) Mobile App
10 19 (1.26%) Reference Data
11 17 (1.13%) Visualisation
12 14 (0.93%) Equities
12 14 (0.93%) NHS
13 13 (0.86%) Cryptography
13 13 (0.86%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.86%) Mainframe
14 11 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 172 (11.41%) Unix
2 158 (10.48%) Linux
3 117 (7.76%) Windows
4 24 (1.59%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (1.00%) Solaris
7 12 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (0.80%) VxWorks
8 10 (0.66%) AIX
9 9 (0.60%) MVS
10 8 (0.53%) Apple iOS
11 7 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.33%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.20%) Android
13 3 (0.20%) CentOS
13 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
13 3 (0.20%) Windows CE
14 2 (0.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 610 (40.48%) Agile Software Development
2 324 (21.50%) OO
3 298 (19.77%) Software Engineering
4 270 (17.92%) Use Case
5 262 (17.39%) Data Modelling
6 231 (15.33%) Scrum
7 212 (14.07%) SOA
8 196 (13.01%) Business Analysis
9 173 (11.48%) BPMN
10 156 (10.35%) Project Management
11 145 (9.62%) Waterfall
12 137 (9.09%) SDLC
13 135 (8.96%) Unit Testing
14 129 (8.56%) TOGAF
15 127 (8.43%) Stakeholder Management
16 115 (7.63%) OOD
17 105 (6.97%) TDD
18 102 (6.77%) Requirements Analysis
19 97 (6.44%) User Stories
20 94 (6.24%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 405 (26.87%) Java
2 366 (24.29%) SQL
3 219 (14.53%) JavaScript
4 217 (14.40%) C++
5 203 (13.47%) C#
6 139 (9.22%) C
7 81 (5.37%) PL/SQL
8 80 (5.31%) Python
9 54 (3.58%) Ada
10 47 (3.12%) Shell Script
11 26 (1.73%) XPath
12 24 (1.59%) Jython
12 24 (1.59%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.53%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 14 (0.93%) VB.NET
15 12 (0.80%) Erlang
16 11 (0.73%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.73%) PHP
16 11 (0.73%) VBA
17 10 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 251 (16.66%) Security Cleared
2 181 (12.01%) SC Cleared
3 148 (9.82%) Degree
4 72 (4.78%) ISEB
5 28 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 11 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (0.53%) PMI Certification
7 8 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (0.33%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.33%) HND
9 4 (0.27%) Sun Certification
10 3 (0.20%) CBAP
10 3 (0.20%) IIBA
10 3 (0.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.20%) PMP
11 2 (0.13%) CCNA
11 2 (0.13%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.13%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.32%) QA
2 41 (2.72%) ISO 9001
3 38 (2.52%) TickIT
4 26 (1.73%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (1.13%) SLA
6 12 (0.80%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.73%) ISO20022
8 10 (0.66%) DO-178B
9 7 (0.46%) Basel III
9 7 (0.46%) Def Stans
9 7 (0.46%) Solvency II
10 6 (0.40%) Basel II
11 5 (0.33%) EMIR
11 5 (0.33%) MISRA
11 5 (0.33%) SEPA
12 4 (0.27%) COBIT
12 4 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
12 4 (0.27%) MiFID
12 4 (0.27%) MISRA C
System Software
1 19 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (0.73%) Firmware
3 9 (0.60%) Docker
4 8 (0.53%) Active Directory
5 6 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 5 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.20%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.066%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.066%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 7 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.40%) Puppet
3 4 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.20%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (0.20%) OpenAM
4 3 (0.20%) OpenView
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.20%) SELinux
4 3 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 2 (0.13%) CA LISA
5 2 (0.13%) logstash
5 2 (0.13%) Nagios
6 1 (0.066%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.066%) Kibana
6 1 (0.066%) Oozie
6 1 (0.066%) OpenSSO
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Flashback
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 271 (17.98%) Oracle
2 188 (12.48%) Microsoft
3 108 (7.17%) IBM
4 27 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 22 (1.46%) VMware
6 21 (1.39%) SAP
7 18 (1.19%) HP
8 16 (1.06%) Adobe
8 16 (1.06%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.86%) Cisco
9 13 (0.86%) Google
9 13 (0.86%) Luciad
10 12 (0.80%) ESRI
10 12 (0.80%) Sybase
11 11 (0.73%) TIBCO
12 10 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.60%) ATG
14 8 (0.53%) BEA
15 7 (0.46%) Sun
16 6 (0.40%) Apple
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Dome Recruitment
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 14 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
AAP3
Rate: £30 - £48 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £720 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £43 to £45 per hour Dep On Exp
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £45 to £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Yeovil, Somerset
AAP3
Rate: £35 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £380 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £500 to £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £450 - £510 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago