The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 22 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 48 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +20  
Contract jobs citing UML 3 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.47% 1.65% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 2.10% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £410 £413 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -1.03% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £43.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +7.55% +8.86%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 515 524 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 81.49% 78.44% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 276 360
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 59
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.02% -23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.82 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in Hertfordshire

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in Hertfordshire

UML
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Stevenage - 2 - -
UML
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for UML.

1 14 (82.35%) Software Engineering
1 14 (82.35%) Integration Testing
2 13 (76.47%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (76.47%) Rational Rhapsody
2 13 (76.47%) MATLAB
3 11 (64.71%) Simulink
3 11 (64.71%) Configuration Management
4 6 (35.29%) Ada 95
4 6 (35.29%) Ada
4 6 (35.29%) C
5 5 (29.41%) C++
5 5 (29.41%) Yourdon
6 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) C#
7 3 (17.65%) .NET
7 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
7 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (17.65%) SCADA
7 3 (17.65%) WCF
7 3 (17.65%) WPF
7 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
8 2 (11.76%) RIA
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (11.76%) Linux
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (11.76%) SysML

UML
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Applications
1 11 (64.71%) Simulink
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SpaceWire
1 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Rational DOORS
1 13 (76.47%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.88%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
3 1 (5.88%) ClearQuest
3 1 (5.88%) GDB
General
1 1 (5.88%) Automotive
1 1 (5.88%) Avionics
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (76.47%) Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Ada Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Ada Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) C Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) C++ Software Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Design Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Software Validation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) .NET
1 3 (17.65%) Managed Extensibility Framework
1 3 (17.65%) WCF
1 3 (17.65%) WPF
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) SCADA
2 2 (11.76%) RIA
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Integration Testing
1 14 (82.35%) Software Engineering
2 11 (64.71%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Yourdon
4 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SysML
6 1 (5.88%) Change Control
6 1 (5.88%) CMMI
6 1 (5.88%) Physics
6 1 (5.88%) System Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
6 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) MATLAB
2 6 (35.29%) Ada
2 6 (35.29%) Ada 95
2 6 (35.29%) C
3 5 (29.41%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) C#
5 1 (5.88%) ANSI C
5 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) ECSS
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.88%) Serena