The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for UML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UML over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unified Modeling Language (UML)
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 38 43
Rank change year-on-year +15 +5  
Contract jobs citing UML 18 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 5.83% 1.23% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.45% 1.43% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £50.39 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.73% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.48 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.05% +14.79%  

UML is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 279 280 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.29% 86.42% 84.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 206 234
Median daily rate £440 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.36% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £31.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.78 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing UML as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for UML in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in Bedfordshire

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UML in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UML in Bedfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in Bedfordshire

UML
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 7 £400 -
Luton +9 4 £493 - 2
UML
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing UML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for UML.

1 9 (50.00%) Java
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
1 9 (50.00%) IBM
2 8 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (44.44%) XML
2 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 8 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 8 (44.44%) IBM Integration Bus
3 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (38.89%) Unix
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) Use Case
5 5 (27.78%) Business Process Modelling
5 5 (27.78%) IBM Transformation Extender
6 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) Retail
6 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (22.22%) Prototyping
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
7 3 (16.67%) Middleware
7 3 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (11.11%) JSON
8 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
8 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
8 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 7 (38.89%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (27.78%) IBM Transformation Extender
4 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Hybris
2 1 (5.56%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Big Data
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (5.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Business Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Integration Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Hybris Architect
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Developer
5 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Developer
5 1 (5.56%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Principal Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) UML Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) IBM Integration Bus
1 8 (44.44%) WebSphere MQ
1 8 (44.44%) XML
2 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) Middleware
4 2 (11.11%) JMS
4 2 (11.11%) JPA
4 2 (11.11%) JSON
4 2 (11.11%) REST
4 2 (11.11%) SOAP
4 2 (11.11%) Spring
4 2 (11.11%) Spring MVC
4 2 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) E-Commerce
2 6 (33.33%) Use Case
3 5 (27.78%) Business Process Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) Prototyping
5 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) B2B
6 2 (11.11%) B2C
6 2 (11.11%) Content Management
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
6 2 (11.11%) DSDM
6 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) Process Management
6 2 (11.11%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.11%) TOGAF
6 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Java
1 9 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) IBM
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) hybris
4 2 (11.11%) SAP