The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 17 42 29
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13  
Contract jobs citing UML 16 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.62% 2.09% 4.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.99% 2.71% 5.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
Median daily rate £360 £308 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.07% -8.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £308 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £36.25 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £36.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.55 £46.09
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 Lancashire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 178 332 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 84.76% 77.03% 78.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 204 185
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 48 25
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.25% +5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £35.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £47.33 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in Lancashire

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in Lancashire

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing UML in Lancashire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for UML in Lancashire

UML
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Blackpool - 6 £368 -
Preston -5 2 - -
Blackburn - 2 £300 -
UML
North West

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for UML.

1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Use Case
3 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) Avionics
3 8 (40.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Project Management
4 7 (35.00%) Service Design
4 7 (35.00%) Open Source
4 7 (35.00%) Business Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) Project Management
4 7 (35.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (35.00%) OO
5 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (25.00%) Degree
6 5 (25.00%) JIRA
6 5 (25.00%) Ada
7 4 (20.00%) HOOD
7 4 (20.00%) Finance
7 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
7 4 (20.00%) C
7 4 (20.00%) Perl
7 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) Hazard Analysis
7 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (20.00%) VectorCAST

UML
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) JIRA
1 5 (25.00%) Rational DOORS
1 5 (25.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (20.00%) VectorCAST
3 3 (15.00%) ClearCase
3 3 (15.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (15.00%) Mercurial
3 3 (15.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (40.00%) Avionics
2 4 (20.00%) Aerospace
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Electronics
4 2 (10.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (10.00%) Military
4 2 (10.00%) Retail
5 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Analyst
1 9 (45.00%) Business Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Ada Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Development Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) DOORS Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Camel
1 3 (15.00%) Qt
1 3 (15.00%) SOAP
1 3 (15.00%) Spring
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) WSDL
1 3 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) Use Case
3 8 (40.00%) SDLC
4 7 (35.00%) Agile Project Management
4 7 (35.00%) Business Analysis
4 7 (35.00%) OO
4 7 (35.00%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (35.00%) Open Source
4 7 (35.00%) Project Management
4 7 (35.00%) Service Design
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Hazard Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) HOOD
6 4 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Software Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Waterfall
8 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
8 2 (10.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Ada
3 4 (20.00%) C
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (15.00%) C#
4 3 (15.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
1 3 (15.00%) Perforce