The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 76 72
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4  
Contract jobs citing UML 3 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.53% 1.36% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.59% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +2.71% +3.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.02
% change year-on-year +0.11% +14.66%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 467 941 862
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 82.22% 85.16% 86.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 645 544
Median daily rate £400 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 39
Median hourly rate £43.48 £22.54 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.87% -35.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in Cheshire

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for UML.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
2 4 (66.67%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) J2EE
3 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (50.00%) SOAP
3 3 (50.00%) Struts
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) JBoss
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Spring
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 3 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) GlassFish
3 3 (50.00%) Mingle
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (50.00%) Trello
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) Data Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
4 2 (33.33%) Big Data
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) hybris

UML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (50.00%) GlassFish
1 3 (50.00%) JBoss
1 3 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Integration
3 1 (16.67%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Big Data
1 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (33.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) DB2
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Data Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Business Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Integration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) REST
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Spring
1 3 (50.00%) Struts
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) JSTL
3 1 (16.67%) Dojo
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (16.67%) JMS
3 1 (16.67%) JPA
3 1 (16.67%) jQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (16.67%) Spring Web Flow
3 1 (16.67%) Struts2
3 1 (16.67%) WebCenter
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Data Structures
2 1 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) DataPower
2 1 (16.67%) Derivative
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Scrum
3 3 (50.00%) Kanban
3 3 (50.00%) OO
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Use Case
3 3 (50.00%) User Stories
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (33.33%) Data Strategy
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Mathematics
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) RAD
4 2 (33.33%) RUP
4 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (33.33%) hybris
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Kony
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (16.67%) Workday
3 1 (16.67%) Yahoo!