The table below looks at the statistics for UML skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 89 76 74
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing UML 32 33 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.24% 1.59% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 2.38% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 21 10
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£375 £326 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -15.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £400 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £355 £368
% change year-on-year
+12.67% -3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £32.00
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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1817 1387 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.32% 66.65% 67.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 963 723 788
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 58 69
Average hourly rate £29.88 £37.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.96% +21.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
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 West Midlands

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

UML Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

UML
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

UML Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UML
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UML across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

UML Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

UML
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

UML Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

UML
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the West Midlands 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
Warwickshire +10 20 £470 +25.33% 1
Birmingham -1 5 £350 -41.66%
Solihull +5 2 £325 -
Coventry -11 1 £405 +35.00% 1
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
UML
England

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 34 (36.96%) E-Commerce
2 28 (30.43%) Retail
3 22 (23.91%) Workflow
3 22 (23.91%) ATG
4 20 (21.74%) OO
5 19 (20.65%) PRINCE2
6 16 (17.39%) Software Engineering
7 15 (16.30%) Use Case
7 15 (16.30%) .NET
8 14 (15.22%) Business Analysis
8 14 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (14.13%) Degree
10 12 (13.04%) SOA
10 12 (13.04%) Project Management
11 11 (11.96%) Rational Rose
12 10 (10.87%) IBM
12 10 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
12 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
12 10 (10.87%) Rational Rhapsody
13 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (9.78%) N-Tier
13 9 (9.78%) MS Visio
13 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
13 9 (9.78%) C#
13 9 (9.78%) Automotive
14 8 (8.70%) Migration

UML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 7 (7.61%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.09%) GlassFish
2 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.52%) Simulink
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (7.61%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.09%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.43%) FTP
1 5 (5.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (11.96%) Rational Rose
2 10 (10.87%) Rational Rhapsody
3 9 (9.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (6.52%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 28 (30.43%) Retail
2 9 (9.78%) Automotive
3 5 (5.43%) Legal
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Finance
5 1 (1.09%) Local Government
5 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (53.26%) Analyst
2 45 (48.91%) Business Analyst
3 19 (20.65%) Architect
4 11 (11.96%) Developer
4 11 (11.96%) Integration Architect
5 10 (10.87%) Agile Business Analyst
6 9 (9.78%) .NET Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.43%) Lead Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.35%) Data Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Quality Analyst
9 4 (4.35%) Data Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Change Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Business Change Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Designer
10 3 (3.26%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
10 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.30%) .NET
2 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC 2
2 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.52%) Middleware
3 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 5 (5.43%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (5.43%) SOAP
4 5 (5.43%) Web Services
5 3 (3.26%) Spring
6 2 (2.17%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.09%) Java EE
7 1 (1.09%) JPA
7 1 (1.09%) HTML5
7 1 (1.09%) REST
7 1 (1.09%) OSGi
7 1 (1.09%) HTML
7 1 (1.09%) XML
7 1 (1.09%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) N-Tier
2 6 (6.52%) CAN bus
2 6 (6.52%) DataPower
3 5 (5.43%) AS400
4 3 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.43%) zOS
1 5 (5.43%) UNIX
1 5 (5.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.96%) E-Commerce
2 22 (23.91%) Workflow
3 20 (21.74%) OO
4 19 (20.65%) PRINCE2
5 16 (17.39%) Software Engineering
6 15 (16.30%) Use Case
7 14 (15.22%) Business Analysis
7 14 (15.22%) Stakeholder Management
8 12 (13.04%) SOA
8 12 (13.04%) Project Management
9 10 (10.87%) Enterprise Architecture
10 9 (9.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (8.70%) Migration
11 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (8.70%) TOGAF
12 7 (7.61%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.43%) Technical Architecture
13 5 (5.43%) Data Protection
13 5 (5.43%) Requirements Engineering
13 5 (5.43%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) C#
2 7 (7.61%) Java
3 6 (6.52%) MATLAB
4 4 (4.35%) C
5 3 (3.26%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 13 (14.13%) Degree
2 10 (10.87%) SC Cleared
2 10 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) Six Sigma Green Belt
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) MOM
Vendors
1 22 (23.91%) ATG
2 10 (10.87%) IBM
3 5 (5.43%) SAP
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle
3 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.26%) Cognos
5 2 (2.17%) Trillium
5 2 (2.17%) Business Objects