Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 273 215 179
Rank change year-on-year -58 -36 -48
Contract jobs citing UML 915 1355 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.95% 1.25% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.50% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 842 926
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £315 £303
90th Percentile £584 £593 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -1.21% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 98 132
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.51% +4.63% +7.68%
10th Percentile £37.00 £32.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.22 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £40.38
% change year-on-year +6.51% +4.63% +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 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -57 807 £425 -5.56% 84
UK excluding London -24 596 £408 -1.21% 67
London -105 300 £500 +3.63% 24
South East -47 162 £400 - 18
South West +1 118 £450 -9.09% 9
East of England +10 90 £409 -11.62% 1
North of England +5 79 £413 -2.94% 19
Wales +5 61 £393 +0.64%
Midlands -56 53 £425 +6.25% 13
North West -3 43 £425 - 9
East Midlands -27 28 £500 +33.33% 2
West Midlands -36 26 £415 +3.75% 11
Yorkshire +25 22 £500 +20.85% 9
Northern Ireland - 19 £470 - 2
Scotland +12 15 £425 +9.25% 5
North East +50 14 £340 -24.44% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 420 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (25.36%) Java
3 231 (25.25%) Scrum
4 203 (22.19%) Use Case
5 193 (21.09%) Finance
6 187 (20.44%) Software Engineering
7 179 (19.56%) Oracle
8 171 (18.69%) SQL
9 167 (18.25%) XML
10 163 (17.81%) Security Cleared
11 159 (17.38%) OO
12 155 (16.94%) Microsoft
13 141 (15.41%) Business Analysis
14 134 (14.64%) C++
15 126 (13.77%) Data Modelling
16 120 (13.11%) SC Cleared
17 119 (13.01%) BPMN
18 118 (12.90%) Degree
19 117 (12.79%) Windows
20 111 (12.13%) SDLC
21 110 (12.02%) .NET
22 106 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
23 104 (11.37%) Web Services
24 98 (10.71%) Linux
24 98 (10.71%) JavaScript
24 98 (10.71%) Business Process Modelling
25 97 (10.60%) Middleware
26 93 (10.16%) C#
26 93 (10.16%) SQL Server
27 92 (10.05%) Spring

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 (5.03%) WebSphere
2 45 (4.92%) Confluence
3 39 (4.26%) JBoss
4 32 (3.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 28 (3.06%) WebLogic
6 25 (2.73%) SharePoint
7 23 (2.51%) Tomcat
8 17 (1.86%) Apache
9 13 (1.42%) ArcGIS
9 13 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (1.42%) NServiceBus
10 11 (1.20%) Mule
11 8 (0.87%) GlassFish
11 8 (0.87%) IIS
12 7 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
14 5 (0.55%) IBM Transformation Extender
15 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
15 4 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
15 4 (0.44%) SAS
Applications
1 75 (8.20%) MS Visio
2 28 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 25 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 19 (2.08%) Simulink
5 14 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.44%) Mingle
8 3 (0.33%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.11%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.55%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.44%) iTrent
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.33%) BigMachines
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.33%) Oracle iStore
5 3 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.33%) Staffware
6 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.11%) Endur
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.08%) OpenShift
4 17 (1.86%) IaaS
5 11 (1.20%) PaaS
5 11 (1.20%) SaaS
6 8 (0.87%) Office 365
7 6 (0.66%) GitHub
7 6 (0.66%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.44%) Trello
8 4 (0.44%) Yammer
9 3 (0.33%) iPaaS
9 3 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.22%) Force.com
10 2 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.64%) Ethernet
1 15 (1.64%) Wireshark
2 10 (1.09%) LDAP
2 10 (1.09%) Link 16
3 9 (0.98%) HTTP
4 8 (0.87%) WAN
5 7 (0.77%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.66%) Firewall
7 5 (0.55%) SSL
8 4 (0.44%) AMQP
8 4 (0.44%) DNS
8 4 (0.44%) FlexRay
8 4 (0.44%) Intranet
8 4 (0.44%) LAN
8 4 (0.44%) NAS
8 4 (0.44%) SAN
9 3 (0.33%) FTP
9 3 (0.33%) Internet
9 3 (0.33%) PCoIP
9 3 (0.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (10.16%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.56%) Relational Database
3 55 (6.01%) MySQL
4 35 (3.83%) MongoDB
5 34 (3.72%) Ingres
6 33 (3.61%) RDBMS
7 32 (3.50%) Data Mining
8 31 (3.39%) Oracle Database
9 26 (2.84%) NoSQL
10 24 (2.62%) Big Data
10 24 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (2.30%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.09%) DB2
13 9 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
14 8 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
15 6 (0.66%) KDB
15 6 (0.66%) QlikView
15 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (8.52%) JIRA
2 75 (8.20%) Visual Studio
3 59 (6.45%) Jenkins
3 59 (6.45%) Maven
4 55 (6.01%) Rational DOORS
5 52 (5.68%) Git (software)
6 50 (5.46%) Rational Rhapsody
7 49 (5.36%) Subversion
8 48 (5.25%) JUnit
9 38 (4.15%) Eclipse
10 31 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
11 28 (3.06%) Gradle
12 22 (2.40%) Ant
13 17 (1.86%) TeamCity
14 15 (1.64%) IntelliJ
14 15 (1.64%) NetBeans
15 13 (1.42%) GDB
15 13 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
16 12 (1.31%) SoapUI
16 12 (1.31%) Vagrant
General
1 193 (21.09%) Finance
2 89 (9.73%) Banking
3 38 (4.15%) Retail
3 38 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 27 (2.95%) Automotive
5 24 (2.62%) Avionics
6 22 (2.40%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.30%) Front Office
8 19 (2.08%) Marketing
8 19 (2.08%) Military
9 18 (1.97%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.31%) Aerospace
11 10 (1.09%) Back Office
12 9 (0.98%) Law
13 8 (0.87%) Legal
13 8 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.87%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.55%) Billing
14 5 (0.55%) Dutch Language
14 5 (0.55%) French Language
Job Titles
1 326 (35.63%) Analyst
2 280 (30.60%) Business Analyst
3 231 (25.25%) Developer
4 154 (16.83%) Architect
5 137 (14.97%) Software Engineer
6 97 (10.60%) Java Developer
7 49 (5.36%) Solutions Architect
8 35 (3.83%) C++ Software Engineer
9 34 (3.72%) C++ Developer
10 32 (3.50%) Senior Developer
11 28 (3.06%) .NET Developer
11 28 (3.06%) Senior Software Engineer
12 26 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
12 26 (2.84%) Technical Architect
13 25 (2.73%) Software Developer
14 24 (2.62%) Technical Analyst
15 23 (2.51%) C# Developer
15 23 (2.51%) Digital Analyst
15 23 (2.51%) Digital Business Analyst
15 23 (2.51%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (18.25%) XML
2 110 (12.02%) .NET
3 104 (11.37%) Web Services
4 97 (10.60%) Middleware
5 92 (10.05%) Spring
6 81 (8.85%) HTML
7 76 (8.31%) XSLT
8 73 (7.98%) AngularJS
9 69 (7.54%) CSS
10 65 (7.10%) SOAP
11 60 (6.56%) REST
12 58 (6.34%) J2EE
13 47 (5.14%) HTML5
13 47 (5.14%) Java EE
14 46 (5.03%) Struts
15 42 (4.59%) Hibernate
16 41 (4.48%) JMS
17 34 (3.72%) jQuery
18 32 (3.50%) Node.js
19 31 (3.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 106 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.03%) User Experience
3 45 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 37 (4.04%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 16 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
7 15 (1.64%) Data Structures
8 14 (1.53%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
9 13 (1.42%) Cloud Native
10 12 (1.31%) Frameworx
11 9 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 8 (0.87%) Equities
13 7 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.77%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.77%) RIA
13 7 (0.77%) SCADA
13 7 (0.77%) Taxonomies
13 7 (0.77%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 117 (12.79%) Windows
2 98 (10.71%) Linux
3 50 (5.46%) Unix
4 12 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (0.55%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (0.44%) VMS
6 4 (0.44%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.33%) Android
7 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.33%) VxWorks
7 3 (0.33%) zOS
8 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (45.90%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (25.25%) Scrum
3 203 (22.19%) Use Case
4 187 (20.44%) Software Engineering
5 159 (17.38%) OO
6 141 (15.41%) Business Analysis
7 126 (13.77%) Data Modelling
8 119 (13.01%) BPMN
9 111 (12.13%) SDLC
10 98 (10.71%) Business Process Modelling
11 87 (9.51%) Requirements Analysis
11 87 (9.51%) SOA
12 84 (9.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 81 (8.85%) Waterfall
14 76 (8.31%) TDD
15 73 (7.98%) Open Source
16 68 (7.43%) Unit Testing
17 67 (7.32%) TOGAF
18 64 (6.99%) Test Automation
19 62 (6.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 232 (25.36%) Java
2 171 (18.69%) SQL
3 134 (14.64%) C++
4 98 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 93 (10.16%) C#
6 80 (8.74%) C
7 37 (4.04%) PL/SQL
8 32 (3.50%) Ada
9 22 (2.40%) VB
10 20 (2.19%) MATLAB
11 18 (1.97%) Python
12 13 (1.42%) Perl
12 13 (1.42%) Shell Script
13 12 (1.31%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 10 (1.09%) Embedded C
16 9 (0.98%) Ada 95
16 9 (0.98%) Embedded C++
17 8 (0.87%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.87%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 163 (17.81%) Security Cleared
2 120 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 118 (12.90%) Degree
4 62 (6.78%) ISEB
5 24 (2.62%) DV Cleared
6 22 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (1.42%) CBAP
8 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (1.09%) IIBA
9 10 (1.09%) ISTQB
10 8 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
10 8 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 6 (0.66%) Chartered Engineer
11 6 (0.66%) CITP
11 6 (0.66%) Six Sigma Green Belt
12 5 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 4 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.44%) PMP
14 3 (0.33%) APMG
14 3 (0.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.83%) QA
2 16 (1.75%) MISRA
3 15 (1.64%) GDPR
4 12 (1.31%) MIL-STD-1553
5 11 (1.20%) Data Quality
6 10 (1.09%) MISRA C
7 9 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.98%) DO-178B
8 8 (0.87%) Def Stans
9 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.44%) ISO 26262
10 4 (0.44%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.33%) HL7
11 3 (0.33%) ISO 20022
11 3 (0.33%) MIL-STD-498
11 3 (0.33%) PMO
11 3 (0.33%) SLA
12 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 1 (0.11%) IEC 61508
13 1 (0.11%) MiFID
System Software
1 19 (2.08%) Docker
2 16 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.66%) Firmware
4 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (1.42%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.44%) MOM
2 4 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.44%) Puppet
3 3 (0.33%) Ansible
3 3 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.33%) Packer
3 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (0.11%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.11%) Netcool
4 1 (0.11%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 179 (19.56%) Oracle
2 155 (16.94%) Microsoft
3 57 (6.23%) IBM
4 27 (2.95%) Atlassian
5 24 (2.62%) Sybase
6 17 (1.86%) Red Hat
7 15 (1.64%) Google
8 14 (1.53%) CA Agile Central
8 14 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (1.53%) TIBCO
9 12 (1.31%) Sencha
10 11 (1.20%) hybris
11 10 (1.09%) Green Hills
11 10 (1.09%) Informatica
11 10 (1.09%) SAP
12 9 (0.98%) Bloomberg
12 9 (0.98%) HP
12 9 (0.98%) PeopleSoft
13 8 (0.87%) Symantec
13 8 (0.87%) Tripwire