Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for UML skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited UML over the 6 months to 18 November 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)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 296 225 186
Rank change year-on-year -71 -39 -10
Contract jobs citing UML 877 1236 1572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 1.17% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.39% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 793 906
UK median daily rate £437 £428 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +6.54% -3.89%
10th Percentile £325 £307 £300
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.63% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 51 149
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +1.22% +9.33%
10th Percentile £37.15 £36.25 £32.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.38
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.01% +7.68%

UML is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

UML
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for UML in the UK

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in the UK

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UML over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UML in the UK

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in the UK

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing UML over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for UML in the UK

UML
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -68 793 £450 - 83
UK excluding London -35 537 £403 +0.63% 71
London -81 327 £500 +5.26% 21
South East -68 153 £400 -5.88% 14
East of England +13 85 £417 -7.35% 6
North of England +20 84 £400 -3.03% 21
South West -4 78 £450 +4.17% 14
Midlands -42 61 £425 +18.06% 7
Scotland +12 39 £367 +4.79% 6
North West -14 36 £406 -1.52% 9
Wales -11 32 £396 -0.94% 3
West Midlands -24 31 £400 +4.58% 4
East Midlands -10 29 £475 +40.74% 3
Yorkshire +12 27 £400 -1.23% 9
North East +68 21 £350 -22.22% 3
Northern Ireland -40 6 £460 +12.20%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 with a requirement for UML.

1 387 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (23.03%) Java
3 181 (20.64%) Scrum
4 177 (20.18%) Finance
4 177 (20.18%) Oracle
5 176 (20.07%) SQL
5 176 (20.07%) Software Engineering
6 175 (19.95%) Use Case
7 164 (18.70%) OO
8 153 (17.45%) Web Services
9 146 (16.65%) Data Modelling
10 142 (16.19%) XML
11 136 (15.51%) Security Cleared
12 130 (14.82%) Microsoft
13 124 (14.14%) SDLC
14 121 (13.80%) C++
14 121 (13.80%) Business Analysis
15 117 (13.34%) BPMN
16 116 (13.23%) SOA
17 107 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
18 106 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
19 101 (11.52%) TOGAF
20 95 (10.83%) Degree
21 93 (10.60%) JavaScript
22 91 (10.38%) SC Cleared
23 90 (10.26%) Banking
24 85 (9.69%) Waterfall
25 77 (8.78%) Linux
25 77 (8.78%) MS Visio
26 76 (8.67%) Business Process Modelling

UML
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 46 (5.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 42 (4.79%) JBoss
3 38 (4.33%) WebSphere
4 34 (3.88%) Confluence
5 27 (3.08%) Tomcat
5 27 (3.08%) WebLogic
6 22 (2.51%) SharePoint
7 13 (1.48%) Apache
8 7 (0.80%) Jetty
9 6 (0.68%) CMS
9 6 (0.68%) IIS
10 5 (0.57%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.57%) NServiceBus
10 5 (0.57%) SAS
11 4 (0.46%) Mule
11 4 (0.46%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.46%) WildFly
12 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.34%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 77 (8.78%) MS Visio
2 23 (2.62%) Simulink
3 17 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
5 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 2 (0.23%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.46%) BusinessWorks
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.46%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 3 (0.34%) BigMachines
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.23%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.23%) iTrent
4 2 (0.23%) Magento
4 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.23%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.11%) Endur
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.36%) IaaS
1 47 (5.36%) SaaS
2 42 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (2.85%) iPaaS
4 21 (2.39%) OpenShift
4 21 (2.39%) PaaS
5 18 (2.05%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (0.91%) npm
7 5 (0.57%) Boomi
8 4 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.34%) Office 365
9 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.23%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.23%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 14 (1.60%) FTP
1 14 (1.60%) Wireshark
2 12 (1.37%) Ethernet
3 10 (1.14%) AMQP
4 9 (1.03%) LDAP
5 7 (0.80%) HTTP
6 6 (0.68%) FlexRay
6 6 (0.68%) SSL
7 5 (0.57%) Internet
7 5 (0.57%) WAN
8 4 (0.46%) Intranet
8 4 (0.46%) NAS
8 4 (0.46%) SAN
8 4 (0.46%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.34%) Firewall
9 3 (0.34%) PCoIP
10 2 (0.23%) DOCSIS
10 2 (0.23%) Extranet
10 2 (0.23%) Link 16
10 2 (0.23%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (7.87%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 36 (4.10%) Oracle Database
4 35 (3.99%) MySQL
5 29 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (3.31%) RDBMS
6 28 (3.19%) Hadoop
6 28 (3.19%) MongoDB
7 21 (2.39%) Big Data
8 18 (2.05%) NoSQL
9 16 (1.82%) Data Mining
10 15 (1.71%) Ingres
11 11 (1.25%) Snowflake Schema
12 10 (1.14%) DB2
12 10 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (1.03%) OLAP
13 9 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.91%) MS Access
14 8 (0.91%) Redis
14 8 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 71 (8.10%) JIRA
2 60 (6.84%) Rational DOORS
3 58 (6.61%) Rational Rhapsody
4 57 (6.50%) Maven
4 57 (6.50%) Subversion
5 52 (5.93%) Jenkins
5 52 (5.93%) JUnit
6 51 (5.82%) Visual Studio
7 38 (4.33%) Eclipse
8 35 (3.99%) Git (software)
9 32 (3.65%) Ant
10 27 (3.08%) SoapUI
11 24 (2.74%) IntelliJ
12 23 (2.62%) Gradle
13 19 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (2.05%) Vagrant
15 16 (1.82%) NetBeans
16 14 (1.60%) Checkstyle
16 14 (1.60%) ERwin
16 14 (1.60%) XMLUnit
General
1 177 (20.18%) Finance
2 90 (10.26%) Banking
3 42 (4.79%) Retail
4 35 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.96%) Automotive
6 20 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.05%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.82%) Aerospace
9 15 (1.71%) Back Office
10 12 (1.37%) Marketing
10 12 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (1.25%) Front Office
12 10 (1.14%) Avionics
13 8 (0.91%) Billing
14 7 (0.80%) Military
15 6 (0.68%) Games
16 5 (0.57%) Dutch Language
16 5 (0.57%) French Language
17 4 (0.46%) Electronics
17 4 (0.46%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 299 (34.09%) Analyst
2 244 (27.82%) Business Analyst
3 184 (20.98%) Architect
4 163 (18.59%) Developer
5 130 (14.82%) Software Engineer
6 90 (10.26%) Java Developer
7 88 (10.03%) Solutions Architect
8 37 (4.22%) C++ Software Engineer
9 31 (3.53%) Agile Business Analyst
10 28 (3.19%) Data Architect
11 27 (3.08%) Senior Software Engineer
11 27 (3.08%) Systems Analyst
12 26 (2.96%) Senior Developer
13 22 (2.51%) Business Systems Analyst
13 22 (2.51%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (2.28%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (2.28%) Technical Architect
15 19 (2.17%) Senior Business Analyst
16 18 (2.05%) Data Analyst
17 17 (1.94%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (17.45%) Web Services
2 142 (16.19%) XML
3 75 (8.55%) .NET
3 75 (8.55%) Spring
4 72 (8.21%) HTML
4 72 (8.21%) Middleware
5 71 (8.10%) Hibernate
6 59 (6.73%) J2EE
7 58 (6.61%) REST
8 54 (6.16%) CSS
8 54 (6.16%) XSLT
9 53 (6.04%) JMS
9 53 (6.04%) SOAP
10 51 (5.82%) Java EE
11 47 (5.36%) AngularJS
12 37 (4.22%) HTML5
13 36 (4.10%) JPA
14 30 (3.42%) Struts
15 29 (3.31%) XSD
16 26 (2.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 106 (12.09%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.33%) Computer Science
3 37 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 35 (3.99%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (3.53%) User Experience
6 24 (2.74%) Data Structures
7 15 (1.71%) Embedded Systems
8 13 (1.48%) N-Tier
9 12 (1.37%) Reference Data
10 11 (1.25%) Market Risk
11 10 (1.14%) Credit Risk
11 10 (1.14%) Fixed Income
11 10 (1.14%) Mobile App
12 9 (1.03%) Data Centre
13 8 (0.91%) Frameworx
14 7 (0.80%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.80%) Equities
14 7 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 7 (0.80%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.68%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 77 (8.78%) Linux
2 61 (6.96%) Windows
3 41 (4.68%) Unix
4 12 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.68%) VxWorks
6 4 (0.46%) Android
6 4 (0.46%) VMS
7 3 (0.34%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.34%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.23%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.11%) HPUX
9 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (44.13%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (20.64%) Scrum
3 176 (20.07%) Software Engineering
4 175 (19.95%) Use Case
5 164 (18.70%) OO
6 146 (16.65%) Data Modelling
7 124 (14.14%) SDLC
8 121 (13.80%) Business Analysis
9 117 (13.34%) BPMN
10 116 (13.23%) SOA
11 107 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 101 (11.52%) TOGAF
13 85 (9.69%) Waterfall
14 76 (8.67%) Business Process Modelling
15 66 (7.53%) Configuration Management
16 65 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
17 63 (7.18%) Requirements Analysis
17 63 (7.18%) RUP
18 62 (7.07%) Test Automation
19 61 (6.96%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 202 (23.03%) Java
2 176 (20.07%) SQL
3 121 (13.80%) C++
4 93 (10.60%) JavaScript
5 72 (8.21%) C#
6 71 (8.10%) C
7 49 (5.59%) PL/SQL
8 27 (3.08%) Ada
9 24 (2.74%) Python
10 23 (2.62%) MATLAB
11 21 (2.39%) XPath
12 18 (2.05%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.71%) PHP
13 15 (1.71%) VB
14 14 (1.60%) Bash Shell
15 13 (1.48%) Shell Script
16 10 (1.14%) VBA
17 8 (0.91%) Perl
18 7 (0.80%) Embedded C
18 7 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 136 (15.51%) Security Cleared
2 95 (10.83%) Degree
3 91 (10.38%) SC Cleared
4 59 (6.73%) ISEB
5 21 (2.39%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.48%) CBAP
8 10 (1.14%) ISTQB
9 9 (1.03%) IIBA
10 7 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.68%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (0.68%) CITP
11 6 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.57%) BC Cleared
12 5 (0.57%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.46%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.34%) MCP
15 2 (0.23%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (6.96%) QA
2 24 (2.74%) GDPR
3 20 (2.28%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.94%) MISRA
5 11 (1.25%) DO-178B
6 9 (1.03%) Def Stans
6 9 (1.03%) MISRA C
7 7 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.68%) ISO 26262
9 4 (0.46%) ISO 20022
9 4 (0.46%) MiFID
9 4 (0.46%) MIL-STD-1553
9 4 (0.46%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.46%) PMO
9 4 (0.46%) PSD2
10 3 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
10 3 (0.34%) EMIR
10 3 (0.34%) HL7
10 3 (0.34%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.34%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (2.62%) Docker
2 12 (1.37%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.46%) Firmware
6 3 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 11 (1.25%) Puppet
2 9 (1.03%) Ansible
2 9 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.91%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.80%) Cobbler
5 3 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.34%) Packer
5 3 (0.34%) SCCM
5 3 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
6 1 (0.11%) Mesos
6 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (0.11%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 177 (20.18%) Oracle
2 130 (14.82%) Microsoft
3 45 (5.13%) IBM
4 33 (3.76%) Red Hat
5 28 (3.19%) Sybase
6 27 (3.08%) SAP
7 20 (2.28%) Atlassian
7 20 (2.28%) Workday
8 18 (2.05%) Cognos
9 16 (1.82%) CA Agile Central
10 13 (1.48%) Google
10 13 (1.48%) Sencha
10 13 (1.48%) TIBCO
11 12 (1.37%) HP
11 12 (1.37%) Solace
12 10 (1.14%) CA
12 10 (1.14%) Green Hills
12 10 (1.14%) Informatica
12 10 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (1.03%) Tableau