The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 25 49
Rank change year-on-year +11 +24  
Contract jobs citing UML 43 31 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 8.10% 6.55% 3.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.37% 8.29% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 18 15
Median daily rate £393 £390 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +27.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £359 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £413 £394
% change year-on-year -2.42% +4.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year +4.65% +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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 459 374 484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 86.44% 79.07% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1386 1012 1381
Median daily rate £375 £390 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +9.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 35 39
Median hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +129.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.45 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.75 £73.75 £17.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing UML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for UML in South Wales

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in South Wales

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for UML in South Wales

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in South Wales

UML
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cardiff +19 25 £380 -10.58%
Caerphilly - 4 £416 - 1
Newport -14 2 £425 +8.97%
UML
Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for UML.

1 35 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 33 (47.14%) C++
3 30 (42.86%) Use Case
4 28 (40.00%) Windows
5 24 (34.29%) Visual Studio
6 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
7 19 (27.14%) OO
8 18 (25.71%) Requirements Analysis
9 17 (24.29%) Unit Testing
10 16 (22.86%) Multithreading
10 16 (22.86%) Change Control
10 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (22.86%) OOD
10 16 (22.86%) SDLC
10 16 (22.86%) Multithreaded Programming
11 14 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (20.00%) C#
12 13 (18.57%) SQL
12 13 (18.57%) Oracle
12 13 (18.57%) Rational Rhapsody
12 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (18.57%) Conceptual Models
13 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
13 12 (17.14%) Entity Framework
13 12 (17.14%) MSBuild
13 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
13 12 (17.14%) WCF
13 12 (17.14%) LINQ
13 12 (17.14%) .NET Framework

UML
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (4.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) RDBMS
1 12 (17.14%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) Ingres
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (34.29%) Visual Studio
2 13 (18.57%) Rational Rhapsody
3 12 (17.14%) MSBuild
3 12 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (12.86%) Subversion
5 8 (11.43%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (8.57%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (5.71%) JIRA
8 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (5.71%) Aerospace
1 4 (5.71%) Automotive
2 2 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (48.57%) Software Engineer
2 21 (30.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 12 (17.14%) Applications Architect
3 12 (17.14%) Architect
4 11 (15.71%) Developer
5 8 (11.43%) .NET Developer
6 6 (8.57%) Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Lead Architect
7 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Software Test Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) SQL Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) .NET Software Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Software Test Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (17.14%) .NET
1 12 (17.14%) .NET Framework
1 12 (17.14%) Entity Framework
1 12 (17.14%) LINQ
1 12 (17.14%) WCF
2 8 (11.43%) Code First Entity Framework
2 8 (11.43%) WinForms
3 7 (10.00%) Web Services
4 4 (5.71%) AngularJS
4 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (5.71%) jQuery
4 4 (5.71%) SOAP
4 4 (5.71%) XML
5 3 (4.29%) OpenGL
6 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.43%) NHS
3 5 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 5 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 30 (42.86%) Use Case
3 19 (27.14%) OO
4 18 (25.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 17 (24.29%) Unit Testing
6 16 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (22.86%) Change Control
6 16 (22.86%) Multithreaded Programming
6 16 (22.86%) Multithreading
6 16 (22.86%) OOD
6 16 (22.86%) SDLC
7 14 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (18.57%) Conceptual Models
9 12 (17.14%) OOP
9 12 (17.14%) Scrum
9 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
10 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
10 9 (12.86%) Human Factors
10 9 (12.86%) Informatics
11 8 (11.43%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.14%) C++
2 14 (20.00%) C#
3 13 (18.57%) SQL
4 8 (11.43%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.71%) C
5 4 (5.71%) Java
6 3 (4.29%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.43%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (15.71%) Degree
2 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) ISEB
4 3 (4.29%) CBAP
4 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.43%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) MISRA
1 7 (10.00%) MISRA C
2 5 (7.14%) Def Stans
2 5 (7.14%) HL7
2 5 (7.14%) QA
3 2 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.57%) Oracle
3 7 (10.00%) Green Hills
4 5 (7.14%) IBM
5 4 (5.71%) HP
6 3 (4.29%) Thunderhead
7 1 (1.43%) Intel