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 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)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 204 179
Rank change year-on-year -30 -25  
Contract jobs citing UML 469 700 754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.30% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.56% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 475 452
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
10th Percentile £337 £315 £288
90th Percentile £575 £617 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -2.42% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 58
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £37.50 £36.25 £30.35
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.78 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +6.87%  

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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for UML in the UK

UML
Top 11 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 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
England -65 402 £425 -5.55% 112
UK excluding London -1 313 £403 -2.42% 81
London -93 144 £500 +2.56% 36
South East -45 76 £400 -5.88% 26
South West +17 68 £430 -21.81% 12
North of England +43 47 £405 -1.81% 17
Wales +7 43 £393 +0.64% 1
East of England -15 32 £408 -6.85% 8
Midlands -32 32 £425 +6.25% 13
Northern Ireland - 12 £470 -
Scotland +34 4 - - 4

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

1 453 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
2 247 (24.77%) Java
3 231 (23.17%) Use Case
4 225 (22.57%) Scrum
5 205 (20.56%) Finance
6 201 (20.16%) Software Engineering
7 182 (18.25%) OO
8 179 (17.95%) Security Cleared
9 168 (16.85%) SQL
10 165 (16.55%) Oracle
11 163 (16.35%) Business Analysis
12 158 (15.85%) Microsoft
12 158 (15.85%) Degree
13 156 (15.65%) XML
14 145 (14.54%) C++
15 141 (14.14%) Data Modelling
16 129 (12.94%) SDLC
17 128 (12.84%) SC Cleared
18 123 (12.34%) Windows
19 117 (11.74%) .NET
20 113 (11.33%) BPMN
21 111 (11.13%) C#
22 110 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
23 106 (10.63%) JavaScript
23 106 (10.63%) SOA
23 106 (10.63%) Spring
24 105 (10.53%) Web Services
25 98 (9.83%) Linux
26 95 (9.53%) Requirements Analysis
27 94 (9.43%) SQL Server

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 43 (4.31%) WebSphere
2 42 (4.21%) JBoss
3 40 (4.01%) WebLogic
4 37 (3.71%) Tomcat
5 34 (3.41%) Confluence
6 29 (2.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 22 (2.21%) Apache
8 20 (2.01%) SharePoint
9 15 (1.50%) Mule
9 15 (1.50%) NServiceBus
10 13 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (1.20%) ArcGIS
11 12 (1.20%) GlassFish
12 9 (0.90%) IIS
13 7 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.60%) GeoServer
15 5 (0.50%) CMS
15 5 (0.50%) IBM Transformation Extender
16 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.40%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 92 (9.23%) MS Visio
2 33 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
3 29 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (2.21%) Simulink
5 15 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.40%) Mingle
8 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.10%) GIMP
10 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.50%) ION MarketView
2 5 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.40%) iTrent
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.30%) Oracle iStore
4 3 (0.30%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.30%) Staffware
4 3 (0.30%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 2 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.10%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 45 (4.51%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.50%) OpenShift
4 12 (1.20%) IaaS
5 8 (0.80%) PaaS
5 8 (0.80%) SaaS
6 7 (0.70%) GitHub
6 7 (0.70%) Office 365
7 6 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.40%) Force.com
9 4 (0.40%) Trello
9 4 (0.40%) Yammer
10 2 (0.20%) CloudSense
10 2 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.10%) CloudBees
11 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.10%) iPaaS
11 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.60%) Wireshark
2 13 (1.30%) HTTP
2 13 (1.30%) LDAP
3 11 (1.10%) Ethernet
3 11 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 10 (1.00%) Link 16
5 9 (0.90%) WAN
6 7 (0.70%) Firewall
7 6 (0.60%) DNS
7 6 (0.60%) Internet
7 6 (0.60%) SSL
8 5 (0.50%) LAN
9 4 (0.40%) Intranet
9 4 (0.40%) NAS
9 4 (0.40%) SAN
9 4 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (0.30%) IPv4
10 3 (0.30%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.30%) SMTP
10 3 (0.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 48 (4.81%) MySQL
4 36 (3.61%) Oracle Database
5 34 (3.41%) Big Data
6 31 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.71%) NoSQL
8 26 (2.61%) Hadoop
9 25 (2.51%) RDBMS
10 22 (2.21%) Ingres
11 21 (2.11%) MongoDB
12 20 (2.01%) Data Mining
13 11 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.80%) GIS
15 8 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
15 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
17 6 (0.60%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 76 (7.62%) Visual Studio
2 71 (7.12%) JIRA
3 70 (7.02%) Rational DOORS
4 58 (5.82%) Rational Rhapsody
5 56 (5.62%) Jenkins
5 56 (5.62%) Maven
6 49 (4.91%) Git (software)
7 44 (4.41%) JUnit
8 39 (3.91%) Subversion
9 34 (3.41%) Eclipse
10 33 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 24 (2.41%) Ant
12 22 (2.21%) Gradle
13 17 (1.71%) GDB
14 14 (1.40%) TeamCity
15 13 (1.30%) NetBeans
15 13 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
15 13 (1.30%) Selenium
16 12 (1.20%) IntelliJ
16 12 (1.20%) MSBuild
General
1 205 (20.56%) Finance
2 91 (9.13%) Banking
3 43 (4.31%) Retail
3 43 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.01%) Marketing
5 27 (2.71%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.41%) Avionics
6 24 (2.41%) Front Office
7 23 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.31%) Military
8 20 (2.01%) Automotive
9 14 (1.40%) Legal
10 13 (1.30%) Aerospace
11 9 (0.90%) Law
12 8 (0.80%) Back Office
13 7 (0.70%) Electronics
13 7 (0.70%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.40%) Dutch Language
14 4 (0.40%) French Language
15 3 (0.30%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 340 (34.10%) Analyst
2 297 (29.79%) Business Analyst
3 242 (24.27%) Developer
4 194 (19.46%) Architect
5 146 (14.64%) Software Engineer
6 100 (10.03%) Java Developer
7 56 (5.62%) Solutions Architect
8 39 (3.91%) Technical Architect
9 38 (3.81%) C++ Developer
10 33 (3.31%) C++ Software Engineer
11 32 (3.21%) Senior Developer
11 32 (3.21%) Technical Analyst
12 31 (3.11%) .NET Developer
12 31 (3.11%) Software Developer
13 30 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
14 28 (2.81%) C# Developer
15 27 (2.71%) Data Architect
16 26 (2.61%) Ada Engineer
16 26 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
16 26 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (15.65%) XML
2 117 (11.74%) .NET
3 106 (10.63%) Spring
4 105 (10.53%) Web Services
5 89 (8.93%) HTML
6 83 (8.32%) CSS
7 82 (8.22%) J2EE
7 82 (8.22%) SOAP
8 79 (7.92%) AngularJS
9 68 (6.82%) REST
10 66 (6.62%) Middleware
11 58 (5.82%) XSLT
12 49 (4.91%) Struts
13 47 (4.71%) Hibernate
14 44 (4.41%) Java EE
15 43 (4.31%) JSP
16 40 (4.01%) HTML5
17 39 (3.91%) jQuery
18 37 (3.71%) JSON
19 36 (3.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 110 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (5.12%) User Experience
3 46 (4.61%) Management Information System
4 45 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 38 (3.81%) Data Structures
6 19 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 16 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (1.50%) N-Tier
9 14 (1.40%) Embedded Systems
10 12 (1.20%) Virtual Team
11 11 (1.10%) Cloud Native
11 11 (1.10%) Fixed Income
11 11 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 10 (1.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 10 (1.00%) Frameworx
12 10 (1.00%) RIA
13 9 (0.90%) NHS
13 9 (0.90%) Taxonomies
14 7 (0.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 123 (12.34%) Windows
2 98 (9.83%) Linux
3 48 (4.81%) Unix
4 9 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (0.80%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.60%) VME
7 5 (0.50%) Android
7 5 (0.50%) Windows Server
8 4 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.30%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.30%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.30%) zOS
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (45.44%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (23.17%) Use Case
3 225 (22.57%) Scrum
4 201 (20.16%) Software Engineering
5 182 (18.25%) OO
6 163 (16.35%) Business Analysis
7 141 (14.14%) Data Modelling
8 129 (12.94%) SDLC
9 113 (11.33%) BPMN
10 106 (10.63%) SOA
11 95 (9.53%) Requirements Analysis
12 92 (9.23%) Stakeholder Management
13 87 (8.73%) Waterfall
14 85 (8.53%) Business Process Modelling
15 83 (8.32%) TDD
16 81 (8.12%) Open Source
16 81 (8.12%) User Stories
17 76 (7.62%) Unit Testing
18 72 (7.22%) TOGAF
19 68 (6.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 247 (24.77%) Java
2 168 (16.85%) SQL
3 145 (14.54%) C++
4 111 (11.13%) C#
5 106 (10.63%) JavaScript
6 82 (8.22%) C
7 42 (4.21%) Ada
7 42 (4.21%) PL/SQL
8 27 (2.71%) Python
9 24 (2.41%) MATLAB
10 19 (1.91%) Bash Shell
10 19 (1.91%) VB
11 17 (1.71%) Shell Script
12 14 (1.40%) Ada 95
13 13 (1.30%) Perl
14 12 (1.20%) Apex Code
14 12 (1.20%) TypeScript
15 11 (1.10%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.00%) SOQL
17 9 (0.90%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 179 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 158 (15.85%) Degree
3 128 (12.84%) SC Cleared
4 82 (8.22%) ISEB
5 28 (2.81%) DV Cleared
6 26 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (1.60%) CBAP
8 14 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 11 (1.10%) IIBA
11 8 (0.80%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 7 (0.70%) Chartered Engineer
12 7 (0.70%) CITP
13 6 (0.60%) Six Sigma Green Belt
14 5 (0.50%) Sun Certification
15 4 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.30%) APMG
16 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (3.71%) QA
2 21 (2.11%) Data Quality
3 15 (1.50%) GDPR
4 12 (1.20%) MIL-STD-1553
5 11 (1.10%) MiFID
6 10 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (1.00%) MISRA
7 8 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.70%) DO-178B
8 7 (0.70%) MISRA C
9 6 (0.60%) HL7
9 6 (0.60%) PA-DSS
9 6 (0.60%) SLA
10 5 (0.50%) Def Stans
10 5 (0.50%) ISO 20022
11 4 (0.40%) PMO
11 4 (0.40%) Solvency II
12 3 (0.30%) MIL-STD-498
13 2 (0.20%) ISO 26262
14 1 (0.10%) ECSS
System Software
1 10 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.90%) Docker
3 8 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.30%) Firmware
6 1 (0.10%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.10%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (1.30%) Kubernetes
2 6 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.50%) Puppet
4 4 (0.40%) Ansible
4 4 (0.40%) MOM
5 3 (0.30%) Amdocs OSS
5 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.30%) Netcool
6 1 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.10%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 165 (16.55%) Oracle
2 158 (15.85%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.91%) IBM
4 19 (1.91%) Atlassian
5 18 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.60%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.50%) hybris
7 15 (1.50%) Informatica
7 15 (1.50%) SAP
7 15 (1.50%) Sybase
8 11 (1.10%) Google
9 10 (1.00%) HP
9 10 (1.00%) Tableau
10 8 (0.80%) Adobe
10 8 (0.80%) Bloomberg
10 8 (0.80%) CA Agile Central
10 8 (0.80%) Pega
10 8 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
10 8 (0.80%) Tripwire
11 7 (0.70%) Green Hills
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