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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unified Modeling Language (UML)
UK
Rank 216 169 155
Rank change year-on-year -47 -14  
Contract jobs citing UML 534 771 796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.45% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.76% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 460 497
Median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 90 47
Median hourly rate £42.75 £43.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% +20.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.10 £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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UML in the UK

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 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
England -35 478 £459 +1.94% 109
London -34 180 £504 +3.33% 30
South East -1 98 £438 +12.17% 25
East of England +24 67 £503 +0.50% 10
South West -34 60 £425 -10.52% 9
Hampshire +1 42 £475 +39.70% 8
City of London +2 41 £535 +1.90% 8
Wales +19 33 £393 +4.66% 3
South Wales +26 27 £393 +5.36% 3
North West +10 25 £375 -11.76% 11
Norfolk +22 22 £563 +52.64%
Essex +11 22 £477 -
Cardiff +30 20 £400 +14.28% 1
Somerset -5 18 £425 -9.57% 2
West Midlands -16 17 £328 -12.78% 6
Lancashire +25 16 £360 +17.07% 1
Southend-on-Sea -8 16 £465 -
Berkshire +32 15 £413 -17.50% 7
Yorkshire +9 14 £500 +48.14% 12
Hertfordshire +9 14 £375 - 2
West Sussex +6 14 £436 +34.15% 3
West Yorkshire +8 12 £506 +50.00% 8
Yeovil +4 12 - -
East Midlands -10 12 £360 -10.00% 5
Bristol -6 11 - - 2
Gloucestershire +1 10 £500 -9.09% 1
Buckinghamshire -9 10 £444 +18.33%
Milton Keynes 0 9 £450 +12.50%
Belfast -8 9 £466 - 1
County Antrim -11 9 £466 - 1

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for UML.

1 434 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 314 (31.88%) Java
3 224 (22.74%) OO
4 213 (21.62%) Software Engineering
5 209 (21.22%) Security Cleared
6 207 (21.02%) Scrum
7 203 (20.61%) Oracle
8 200 (20.30%) Use Case
9 193 (19.59%) Finance
10 182 (18.48%) SQL
11 172 (17.46%) XML
12 158 (16.04%) C++
13 155 (15.74%) Web Services
14 145 (14.72%) Business Analysis
15 144 (14.62%) Degree
16 140 (14.21%) SC Cleared
17 135 (13.71%) Spring
18 131 (13.30%) Data Modelling
19 125 (12.69%) SOA
20 115 (11.68%) J2EE
21 113 (11.47%) Linux
22 112 (11.37%) C#
23 109 (11.07%) Microsoft
24 106 (10.76%) HTML
25 104 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
26 103 (10.46%) SDLC
27 94 (9.54%) C
27 94 (9.54%) Waterfall
28 93 (9.44%) JIRA
28 93 (9.44%) Windows

UML
Top Related 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 62 (6.29%) WebLogic
2 56 (5.69%) JBoss
3 52 (5.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 51 (5.18%) Tomcat
4 51 (5.18%) WebSphere
5 39 (3.96%) Confluence
6 30 (3.05%) Apache
7 24 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 22 (2.23%) GlassFish
9 14 (1.42%) Mule
9 14 (1.42%) WebLogic Portal
10 11 (1.12%) CMS
11 10 (1.02%) NServiceBus
12 9 (0.91%) IIS
13 8 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
15 5 (0.51%) Apache Solr
15 5 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
16 4 (0.41%) GeoServer
Applications
1 70 (7.11%) MS Visio
2 48 (4.87%) MS Excel
3 24 (2.44%) Simulink
4 21 (2.13%) MS Office
5 7 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.20%) MS Project
8 1 (0.10%) GIMP
8 1 (0.10%) Mingle
8 1 (0.10%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 20 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.12%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.30%) Staffware
6 2 (0.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 2 (0.20%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.20%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.10%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.10%) Magento
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.10%) Sonata
7 1 (0.10%) SunGard APT
7 1 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 44 (4.47%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.32%) IaaS
4 11 (1.12%) PaaS
5 8 (0.81%) Amazon S3
5 8 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.81%) SaaS
6 7 (0.71%) GitHub
7 6 (0.61%) CloudSense
7 6 (0.61%) Office 365
8 5 (0.51%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.41%) Force.com
9 4 (0.41%) Yammer
10 2 (0.20%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.10%) IBM Blueworks
11 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.10%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (1.83%) HTTP
1 18 (1.83%) TCP/IP
2 14 (1.42%) LDAP
3 13 (1.32%) SNMP
4 12 (1.22%) Firewall
5 8 (0.81%) DNS
6 7 (0.71%) Internet
6 7 (0.71%) SSL
6 7 (0.71%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.61%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.61%) LAN
7 6 (0.61%) VoIP
7 6 (0.61%) WAN
8 5 (0.51%) SMTP
9 4 (0.41%) FTP
9 4 (0.41%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.41%) Skype
10 3 (0.30%) Intranet
10 3 (0.30%) IPv4
10 3 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.08%) Big Data
3 45 (4.57%) Relational Database
4 37 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (3.76%) Hadoop
4 37 (3.76%) NoSQL
4 37 (3.76%) Oracle Database
5 34 (3.45%) MySQL
6 31 (3.15%) MongoDB
7 14 (1.42%) RDBMS
8 12 (1.22%) DB2
8 12 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
9 11 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.81%) GIS
11 8 (0.81%) Ingres
12 7 (0.71%) Geospatial Data
12 7 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 93 (9.44%) JIRA
2 64 (6.50%) Rational DOORS
3 60 (6.09%) Eclipse
4 59 (5.99%) JUnit
5 56 (5.69%) Maven
6 51 (5.18%) Visual Studio
7 50 (5.08%) Subversion
8 49 (4.97%) Jenkins
9 48 (4.87%) Rational Rhapsody
10 44 (4.47%) Git (software)
11 41 (4.16%) Ant
12 22 (2.23%) Selenium
13 20 (2.03%) Cucumber
14 19 (1.93%) Gradle
14 19 (1.93%) Mockito
15 14 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (1.32%) ClearCase
16 13 (1.32%) GDB
17 12 (1.22%) ERwin
18 11 (1.12%) SoapUI
General
1 193 (19.59%) Finance
2 65 (6.60%) Banking
3 36 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 35 (3.55%) Retail
5 30 (3.05%) Marketing
6 20 (2.03%) Manufacturing
7 18 (1.83%) Aerospace
7 18 (1.83%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.52%) Avionics
8 15 (1.52%) Front Office
8 15 (1.52%) Military
9 11 (1.12%) Legal
10 9 (0.91%) Back Office
11 8 (0.81%) Billing
11 8 (0.81%) Electronics
12 5 (0.51%) Automotive
13 4 (0.41%) Advertising
13 4 (0.41%) Law
14 3 (0.30%) French Language
14 3 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 287 (29.14%) Analyst
2 244 (24.77%) Architect
2 244 (24.77%) Business Analyst
3 232 (23.55%) Developer
4 151 (15.33%) Software Engineer
5 131 (13.30%) Java Developer
6 87 (8.83%) Solutions Architect
7 41 (4.16%) Senior Developer
8 39 (3.96%) Technical Architect
9 37 (3.76%) C++ Software Engineer
10 36 (3.65%) C++ Developer
11 35 (3.55%) Senior Java Developer
12 32 (3.25%) Java Architect
13 29 (2.94%) Java Engineer
14 28 (2.84%) Data Architect
15 27 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
16 26 (2.64%) C Software Engineer
16 26 (2.64%) Senior Software Engineer
17 24 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
17 24 (2.44%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (17.46%) XML
2 155 (15.74%) Web Services
3 135 (13.71%) Spring
4 115 (11.68%) J2EE
5 106 (10.76%) HTML
6 91 (9.24%) SOAP
7 89 (9.04%) REST
8 88 (8.93%) CSS
9 85 (8.63%) Hibernate
10 82 (8.32%) .NET
11 74 (7.51%) Java EE
12 63 (6.40%) JSP
12 63 (6.40%) XSLT
13 61 (6.19%) JSON
14 51 (5.18%) AngularJS
15 46 (4.67%) Middleware
16 45 (4.57%) Struts
17 44 (4.47%) JMS
18 38 (3.86%) Ajax
19 36 (3.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 104 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (6.29%) Computer Science
3 53 (5.38%) User Experience
4 49 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 37 (3.76%) Data Structures
6 23 (2.34%) N-Tier
7 22 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.73%) Data Centre
8 17 (1.73%) Virtual Team
9 15 (1.52%) Derivative
10 12 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (1.12%) RIA
12 9 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (0.91%) Fixed Income
12 9 (0.91%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.81%) DataPower
14 7 (0.71%) Frameworx
14 7 (0.71%) Reference Data
15 6 (0.61%) Market Risk
15 6 (0.61%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 113 (11.47%) Linux
2 93 (9.44%) Windows
3 46 (4.67%) Unix
4 10 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (0.71%) Android
5 7 (0.71%) Windows Server
6 6 (0.61%) VME
7 5 (0.51%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.51%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.30%) zOS
9 2 (0.20%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.10%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.10%) Solaris
10 1 (0.10%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 434 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
2 224 (22.74%) OO
3 213 (21.62%) Software Engineering
4 207 (21.02%) Scrum
5 200 (20.30%) Use Case
6 145 (14.72%) Business Analysis
7 131 (13.30%) Data Modelling
8 125 (12.69%) SOA
9 103 (10.46%) SDLC
10 94 (9.54%) Waterfall
11 93 (9.44%) TDD
12 91 (9.24%) TOGAF
13 83 (8.43%) Open Source
14 75 (7.61%) OOA/OOD
15 73 (7.41%) BPMN
16 71 (7.21%) Requirements Analysis
16 71 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 68 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
18 67 (6.80%) Enterprise Architecture
18 67 (6.80%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 314 (31.88%) Java
2 182 (18.48%) SQL
3 158 (16.04%) C++
4 112 (11.37%) C#
5 94 (9.54%) C
6 88 (8.93%) JavaScript
7 51 (5.18%) Python
8 44 (4.47%) PL/SQL
9 39 (3.96%) Ada
10 27 (2.74%) Perl
11 26 (2.64%) MATLAB
12 17 (1.73%) Bash Shell
13 16 (1.62%) Ada 95
14 13 (1.32%) Apex Code
14 13 (1.32%) Ruby
15 12 (1.22%) ActionScript
15 12 (1.22%) T-SQL
15 12 (1.22%) VB.NET
16 11 (1.12%) Embedded C++
16 11 (1.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 209 (21.22%) Security Cleared
2 144 (14.62%) Degree
3 140 (14.21%) SC Cleared
4 75 (7.61%) ISEB
5 43 (4.37%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.62%) Sun Certification
7 14 (1.42%) CBAP
8 11 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.91%) Chartered Engineer
9 9 (0.91%) CITP
9 9 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.61%) IIBA
11 6 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.61%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.30%) OCPJWCD
14 3 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.47%) QA
2 19 (1.93%) Data Quality
3 16 (1.62%) MiFID
4 12 (1.22%) SLA
5 9 (0.91%) PA-DSS
5 9 (0.91%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.81%) GDPR
7 7 (0.71%) Solvency II
8 5 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.41%) COBIT
9 4 (0.41%) DO-178B
9 4 (0.41%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.30%) HL7
10 3 (0.30%) MISRA
10 3 (0.30%) MISRA C
10 3 (0.30%) TickIT
11 2 (0.20%) ISO20022
11 2 (0.20%) PMO
12 1 (0.10%) EMIR
12 1 (0.10%) ISO15022
System Software
1 15 (1.52%) Docker
2 10 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (0.91%) Active Directory
4 7 (0.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.10%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.10%) Firmware
6 1 (0.10%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 12 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (1.12%) Puppet
3 7 (0.71%) Amdocs OSS
3 7 (0.71%) Netcool
4 5 (0.51%) Ansible
4 5 (0.51%) Kubernetes
5 4 (0.41%) MOM
6 3 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.20%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.10%) Kibana
8 1 (0.10%) logstash
8 1 (0.10%) Oozie
8 1 (0.10%) Salt
8 1 (0.10%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.10%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 203 (20.61%) Oracle
2 109 (11.07%) Microsoft
3 49 (4.97%) IBM
4 32 (3.25%) Salesforce.com
5 24 (2.44%) Red Hat
6 21 (2.13%) Sybase
7 19 (1.93%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.83%) hybris
9 17 (1.73%) Adobe
10 16 (1.62%) SAP
11 15 (1.52%) Informatica
12 13 (1.32%) BEA
12 13 (1.32%) Cisco
13 12 (1.22%) HP
14 10 (1.02%) Tableau
14 10 (1.02%) TIBCO
15 9 (0.91%) ATG
15 9 (0.91%) Casewise
15 9 (0.91%) VMware
16 8 (0.81%) Tripwire
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum +
Posted: Yesterday
Derbyshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Spa
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
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Rate: £275 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
York/Remote
Piksel
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Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £466.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £475 to £525 per day
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Brighton
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Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £550 - £595 per day + potentially negotiable
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Luton, Bedfordshire
Spring Technology
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London
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London
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