The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 March 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 45 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 +11  
Contract jobs citing UML 7 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.11% 2.01% 0.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 2.47% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Median daily rate £300 £376 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.10% -16.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £43.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -1.14% +20.83%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 509 527 579
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.58% 76.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 330 368
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in Birmingham

UML
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for UML.

1 7 (77.78%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 4 (44.44%) CRM
3 4 (44.44%) SOA
3 4 (44.44%) Migration
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
3 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (44.44%) Business Development
3 4 (44.44%) Kanban
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (44.44%) SaaS
3 4 (44.44%) PaaS
3 4 (44.44%) Service Design
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Presales
3 4 (44.44%) Project Governance
3 4 (44.44%) ArchiMate
3 4 (44.44%) IaaS
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Casewise
5 2 (22.22%) Analytics
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud

UML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (44.44%) IaaS
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (44.44%) PaaS
1 4 (44.44%) SaaS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) CRM Architect
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Storage Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) ArchiMate
2 4 (44.44%) Business Development
2 4 (44.44%) CRM
2 4 (44.44%) Kanban
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Presales
2 4 (44.44%) Project Governance
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) SDLC
2 4 (44.44%) Service Design
2 4 (44.44%) SOA
2 4 (44.44%) TOGAF
3 3 (33.33%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) Analytics
4 2 (22.22%) Application Discovery
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Casewise
4 1 (11.11%) VMware