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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 42 66
Rank change year-on-year -11 +24  
Contract jobs citing UML 4 31 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 3.84% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 4.62% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 28 1
Median daily rate £263 £330 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.45% -30.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -1.81% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.35% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +7.50%  

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 529 671 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 82.79% 83.04% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 468 372
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.16 £12.43 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +21.92% -5.00%  

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

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UML in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UML in Birmingham

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (45.45%) Service Design
2 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (36.36%) Oracle
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
3 4 (36.36%) Presales
3 4 (36.36%) Project Governance
3 4 (36.36%) ArchiMate
3 4 (36.36%) IaaS
3 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Business Development
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (36.36%) SaaS
3 4 (36.36%) PaaS
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
4 3 (27.27%) Use Case
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) SSADM
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE2
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) PRINCE

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Mule
1 1 (9.09%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (36.36%) IaaS
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (36.36%) PaaS
1 4 (36.36%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Architect
3 3 (27.27%) CRM Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Java Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) Spring
1 1 (9.09%) Spring Boot
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Linux
2 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (63.64%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Service Design
2 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 5 (45.45%) TOGAF
3 4 (36.36%) ArchiMate
3 4 (36.36%) Business Development
3 4 (36.36%) CRM
3 4 (36.36%) Kanban
3 4 (36.36%) Presales
3 4 (36.36%) Project Governance
3 4 (36.36%) SDLC
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Use Case
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Requirements Management
5 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
5 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) MISRA
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) VMware