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 3 months to 29 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 178 175
Rank change year-on-year -48 -3  
Contract jobs citing UML 502 778 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.39% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.68% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 478 470
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £576
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £408
% change year-on-year +3.03% +1.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 83 51
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +12.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £32.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £46.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.11% +13.20%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39445 46265 44586
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.70% 82.81% 79.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25938 30584 27720
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1074 1298
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +13.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.82 £47.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for UML in the UK

UML
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 April 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
England -60 448 £450 -2.43% 103
London -94 148 £500 +2.56% 30
South East +7 99 £425 +9.67% 20
East of England +18 67 £450 -10.00% 6
South West -10 66 £450 -10.00% 17
Hampshire +14 36 £475 +26.66% 6
Wales +9 30 £415 +10.66% 2
City of London -27 27 £535 +4.39% 10
South Wales +20 25 £407 +1.75% 2
Norfolk +21 23 £556 +53.66%
North West +8 23 £419 -6.94% 9
East Midlands -7 23 £475 +18.75% 6
West Sussex +23 18 £431 +43.50% 3
Bedfordshire +20 18 £425 - 2
Berkshire +26 16 £413 -2.94% 6
Cardiff +24 15 £418 +15.17% 1
Bristol +6 15 - - 4
Gloucestershire +4 14 £350 -36.36% 2
Essex +3 14 £450 -10.00% 1
Somerset +1 14 £425 -16.66%
Surrey -2 14 £400 -20.00% 5
Northern Ireland - 13 £466 - 1
Lancashire -4 12 £300 -33.33% 2
Wiltshire -7 12 £588 +6.81% 4
County Antrim - 12 £466 - 1
Belfast - 12 £466 - 1
Yorkshire +16 11 £500 +32.45% 6
Hertfordshire +10 11 £375 -9.09% 1
Reading +26 9 £375 -31.81% 1
Exeter -1 9 £450 +20.00%

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for UML.

1 430 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (30.00%) Java
3 211 (21.98%) Use Case
4 207 (21.56%) Scrum
5 201 (20.94%) Software Engineering
6 194 (20.21%) Finance
7 193 (20.10%) Security Cleared
8 190 (19.79%) OO
9 169 (17.60%) Oracle
10 165 (17.19%) SQL
11 155 (16.15%) Business Analysis
12 151 (15.73%) XML
13 150 (15.63%) C++
14 149 (15.52%) Degree
15 134 (13.96%) SC Cleared
16 133 (13.85%) Data Modelling
17 124 (12.92%) Microsoft
18 120 (12.50%) SOA
19 119 (12.40%) Web Services
20 118 (12.29%) Spring
21 111 (11.56%) SDLC
22 105 (10.94%) C#
23 97 (10.10%) Windows
23 97 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
24 95 (9.90%) Waterfall
25 94 (9.79%) .NET
25 94 (9.79%) J2EE
26 93 (9.69%) HTML
27 92 (9.58%) Linux
28 88 (9.17%) JavaScript

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 51 (5.31%) JBoss
1 51 (5.31%) WebSphere
2 47 (4.90%) WebLogic
3 45 (4.69%) Tomcat
4 44 (4.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 33 (3.44%) Confluence
6 23 (2.40%) Apache
7 21 (2.19%) SharePoint
8 18 (1.88%) GlassFish
9 15 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
10 13 (1.35%) NServiceBus
11 12 (1.25%) Mule
12 10 (1.04%) WebLogic Portal
12 10 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
13 8 (0.83%) IIS
14 6 (0.63%) ArcGIS
14 6 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.52%) CMS
15 5 (0.52%) IBM Transformation Extender
16 4 (0.42%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 72 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 28 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 25 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
4 23 (2.40%) Simulink
5 10 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.31%) Mingle
7 3 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.10%) GIMP
9 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 17 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.31%) Staffware
4 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.21%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.10%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.10%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.10%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.10%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.79%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.94%) IaaS
3 9 (0.94%) OpenShift
4 8 (0.83%) GitHub
5 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.73%) SaaS
6 6 (0.63%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.63%) Office 365
6 6 (0.63%) PaaS
7 4 (0.42%) Force.com
7 4 (0.42%) Yammer
8 3 (0.31%) CloudSense
8 3 (0.31%) Trello
9 2 (0.21%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.10%) CloudBees
10 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
10 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.67%) HTTP
2 15 (1.56%) TCP/IP
3 11 (1.15%) LDAP
4 10 (1.04%) Firewall
5 9 (0.94%) Wireshark
6 8 (0.83%) SNMP
7 6 (0.63%) DNS
7 6 (0.63%) Internet
7 6 (0.63%) SSL
8 5 (0.52%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.52%) LAN
8 5 (0.52%) WAN
9 4 (0.42%) FTP
9 4 (0.42%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.42%) VoIP
9 4 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.31%) Intranet
10 3 (0.31%) IPv4
10 3 (0.31%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.31%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.17%) Big Data
3 38 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
4 35 (3.65%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.33%) Oracle Database
6 30 (3.13%) MySQL
6 30 (3.13%) NoSQL
7 29 (3.02%) Hadoop
8 24 (2.50%) MongoDB
9 13 (1.35%) RDBMS
10 10 (1.04%) DB2
10 10 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
11 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 8 (0.83%) Ingres
12 8 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (0.73%) Geospatial Data
13 7 (0.73%) QlikView
14 6 (0.63%) Data Lake
14 6 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 81 (8.44%) JIRA
2 65 (6.77%) Rational DOORS
3 52 (5.42%) Maven
3 52 (5.42%) Visual Studio
4 49 (5.10%) Rational Rhapsody
5 47 (4.90%) Jenkins
6 45 (4.69%) JUnit
7 44 (4.58%) Git (software)
8 43 (4.48%) Eclipse
9 35 (3.65%) Subversion
10 27 (2.81%) Ant
11 21 (2.19%) Selenium
12 18 (1.88%) Cucumber
13 15 (1.56%) GDB
13 15 (1.56%) Mockito
13 15 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (1.35%) Gradle
15 11 (1.15%) TeamCity
16 10 (1.04%) ERwin
16 10 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 194 (20.21%) Finance
2 67 (6.98%) Banking
3 39 (4.06%) Retail
4 34 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 29 (3.02%) Marketing
6 21 (2.19%) Manufacturing
7 20 (2.08%) Avionics
8 18 (1.88%) Front Office
8 18 (1.88%) Military
9 16 (1.67%) Aerospace
9 16 (1.67%) Investment Banking
10 13 (1.35%) Legal
11 9 (0.94%) Automotive
12 7 (0.73%) Electronics
13 5 (0.52%) Law
14 4 (0.42%) Billing
14 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.31%) Advertising
15 3 (0.31%) Back Office
15 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 299 (31.15%) Analyst
2 257 (26.77%) Business Analyst
3 231 (24.06%) Architect
4 211 (21.98%) Developer
5 151 (15.73%) Software Engineer
6 100 (10.42%) Java Developer
7 75 (7.81%) Solutions Architect
8 45 (4.69%) Technical Architect
9 38 (3.96%) C++ Software Engineer
10 36 (3.75%) Senior Developer
11 35 (3.65%) C++ Developer
12 33 (3.44%) Java Architect
13 30 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
14 28 (2.92%) Java Engineer
14 28 (2.92%) Senior Software Engineer
15 27 (2.81%) Data Architect
15 27 (2.81%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
17 24 (2.50%) Software Architect
18 23 (2.40%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (15.73%) XML
2 119 (12.40%) Web Services
3 118 (12.29%) Spring
4 94 (9.79%) .NET
4 94 (9.79%) J2EE
5 93 (9.69%) HTML
6 85 (8.85%) SOAP
7 81 (8.44%) REST
8 75 (7.81%) CSS
9 68 (7.08%) Hibernate
10 59 (6.15%) Java EE
11 57 (5.94%) AngularJS
12 54 (5.63%) JSP
13 52 (5.42%) JSON
14 51 (5.31%) Middleware
15 49 (5.10%) XSLT
16 41 (4.27%) Struts
17 39 (4.06%) HTML5
18 34 (3.54%) Node.js
19 33 (3.44%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 97 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.83%) User Experience
3 55 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 44 (4.58%) Management Information System
5 36 (3.75%) Data Structures
6 22 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 19 (1.98%) N-Tier
8 16 (1.67%) Data Centre
9 15 (1.56%) Virtual Team
10 13 (1.35%) RIA
11 11 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 9 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (0.94%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.83%) DataPower
13 8 (0.83%) Reference Data
14 7 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (0.73%) Frameworx
15 6 (0.63%) Derivative
15 6 (0.63%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 97 (10.10%) Windows
2 92 (9.58%) Linux
3 35 (3.65%) Unix
4 6 (0.63%) Android
4 6 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (0.63%) VME
4 6 (0.63%) Windows Server
5 5 (0.52%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.31%) zOS
8 2 (0.21%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.10%) Solaris
9 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (44.79%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (21.98%) Use Case
3 207 (21.56%) Scrum
4 201 (20.94%) Software Engineering
5 190 (19.79%) OO
6 155 (16.15%) Business Analysis
7 133 (13.85%) Data Modelling
8 120 (12.50%) SOA
9 111 (11.56%) SDLC
10 95 (9.90%) Waterfall
11 86 (8.96%) BPMN
12 81 (8.44%) TDD
13 79 (8.23%) TOGAF
14 78 (8.13%) Stakeholder Management
15 77 (8.02%) Open Source
16 74 (7.71%) Requirements Analysis
17 72 (7.50%) User Stories
18 65 (6.77%) OOA/OOD
19 63 (6.56%) E-Commerce
20 61 (6.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 288 (30.00%) Java
2 165 (17.19%) SQL
3 150 (15.63%) C++
4 105 (10.94%) C#
5 88 (9.17%) JavaScript
6 84 (8.75%) C
7 43 (4.48%) Ada
8 41 (4.27%) PL/SQL
9 36 (3.75%) Python
10 24 (2.50%) MATLAB
11 18 (1.88%) Bash Shell
12 17 (1.77%) Perl
12 17 (1.77%) Shell Script
13 16 (1.67%) Ada 95
14 13 (1.35%) Apex Code
15 12 (1.25%) Embedded C++
16 11 (1.15%) ActionScript
16 11 (1.15%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.15%) Ruby
16 11 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 193 (20.10%) Security Cleared
2 149 (15.52%) Degree
3 134 (13.96%) SC Cleared
4 76 (7.92%) ISEB
5 39 (4.06%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.88%) CBAP
7 12 (1.25%) Chartered Engineer
7 12 (1.25%) CITP
8 10 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (1.04%) Sun Certification
9 9 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.83%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.63%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 4 (0.42%) IIBA
12 4 (0.42%) OCPJP
12 4 (0.42%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.31%) APMG
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
13 3 (0.31%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (4.48%) QA
2 22 (2.29%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.67%) MiFID
4 11 (1.15%) GDPR
5 9 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.94%) SLA
6 7 (0.73%) PA-DSS
6 7 (0.73%) Solvency II
7 5 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.42%) DO-178B
9 3 (0.31%) COBIT
9 3 (0.31%) HL7
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.21%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.21%) MISRA
10 2 (0.21%) MISRA C
10 2 (0.21%) PMO
10 2 (0.21%) TickIT
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 12207
11 1 (0.10%) ISO15022
System Software
1 13 (1.35%) Docker
2 11 (1.15%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.31%) Firmware
7 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 10 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (0.94%) Puppet
3 7 (0.73%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.42%) Ansible
4 4 (0.42%) MOM
5 3 (0.31%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.31%) Netcool
6 1 (0.10%) Oozie
6 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.10%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 169 (17.60%) Oracle
2 124 (12.92%) Microsoft
3 50 (5.21%) IBM
4 27 (2.81%) Salesforce.com
5 20 (2.08%) Sybase
6 19 (1.98%) Atlassian
7 18 (1.88%) hybris
7 18 (1.88%) Red Hat
8 16 (1.67%) SAP
9 15 (1.56%) Adobe
10 14 (1.46%) Informatica
11 11 (1.15%) Cisco
12 10 (1.04%) HP
12 10 (1.04%) Tableau
13 9 (0.94%) BEA
14 8 (0.83%) F5
14 8 (0.83%) Pega
14 8 (0.83%) VMware
15 7 (0.73%) Gemalto
15 7 (0.73%) Kaspersky
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £340 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £320 - £370 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston
aap3
Rate: £38.00 - £45.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derbyshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £280 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Modis
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver James Associates
Posted: 5 days ago
Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45.00 - £50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
AMS contingency
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago