Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 281 221 179
Rank change year-on-year -60 -42 -19
Contract jobs citing UML 907 1309 1566
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.91% 1.24% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.48% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 854 899
UK median daily rate £425 £435 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% +7.41% -2.41%
10th Percentile £325 £310 £300
90th Percentile £594 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £400
% change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% +1.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 57 146
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £40.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +4.01% +7.68%
10th Percentile £37.50 £35.65 £31.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £54.38
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 84677 88405 92997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.89% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56261 58466 60205
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 £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 2318 2697
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -65 803 £438 -2.78% 94
UK excluding London -50 560 £400 -1.23% 80
London -78 326 £500 +2.56% 22
South East -76 155 £400 -5.88% 18
South West -4 89 £450 +4.17% 14
East of England +3 84 £413 -8.33% 14
North of England +4 83 £400 -3.61% 21
Midlands -52 59 £425 +13.33% 5
Wales -1 46 £393 +0.64% 5
North West -31 42 £425 -2.58% 11
Scotland +25 36 £362 -1.56% 3
East Midlands -14 30 £475 +40.74% 2
West Midlands -36 29 £415 +3.75% 3
Yorkshire +9 24 £405 +0.62% 8
North East +72 17 £350 -22.22% 2
Northern Ireland -46 9 £470 +14.63%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 405 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 203 (22.38%) Java
3 201 (22.16%) Scrum
4 192 (21.17%) Oracle
5 184 (20.29%) Software Engineering
6 181 (19.96%) Use Case
7 180 (19.85%) Finance
8 179 (19.74%) SQL
9 173 (19.07%) OO
10 157 (17.31%) XML
11 156 (17.20%) Security Cleared
12 148 (16.32%) Web Services
13 142 (15.66%) Microsoft
14 134 (14.77%) SDLC
15 132 (14.55%) Data Modelling
16 130 (14.33%) C++
16 130 (14.33%) Business Analysis
17 129 (14.22%) BPMN
18 113 (12.46%) SC Cleared
19 109 (12.02%) SOA
20 104 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
20 104 (11.47%) Degree
21 100 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
22 97 (10.69%) JavaScript
22 97 (10.69%) Business Process Modelling
23 94 (10.36%) Waterfall
24 93 (10.25%) Linux
25 92 (10.14%) .NET
26 91 (10.03%) TOGAF
27 90 (9.92%) Banking

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 42 (4.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 41 (4.52%) JBoss
3 37 (4.08%) WebSphere
4 32 (3.53%) Confluence
5 28 (3.09%) WebLogic
6 27 (2.98%) Tomcat
7 19 (2.09%) SharePoint
8 12 (1.32%) Apache
9 9 (0.99%) NServiceBus
10 8 (0.88%) ArcGIS
10 8 (0.88%) IIS
11 7 (0.77%) CMS
11 7 (0.77%) Jetty
12 6 (0.66%) Mule
13 4 (0.44%) Mule ESB
13 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.44%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.44%) WildFly
14 3 (0.33%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 68 (7.50%) MS Visio
2 26 (2.87%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (2.32%) Simulink
4 16 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Mingle
8 1 (0.11%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 11 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.44%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
3 4 (0.44%) Oracle Retail
3 4 (0.44%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 3 (0.33%) BigMachines
4 3 (0.33%) iTrent
4 3 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.22%) Magento
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.22%) Oracle iStore
5 2 (0.22%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.22%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.22%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.11%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.30%) IaaS
2 37 (4.08%) SaaS
3 36 (3.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (2.43%) iPaaS
6 20 (2.21%) OpenShift
7 16 (1.76%) PaaS
8 15 (1.65%) SuccessFactors
9 9 (0.99%) npm
10 4 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 4 (0.44%) Office 365
11 3 (0.33%) Boomi
11 3 (0.33%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.22%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
13 1 (0.11%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.76%) Wireshark
2 14 (1.54%) Ethernet
3 11 (1.21%) FTP
4 10 (1.10%) AMQP
5 9 (0.99%) LDAP
6 7 (0.77%) FlexRay
7 5 (0.55%) HTTP
7 5 (0.55%) Link 16
7 5 (0.55%) SSL
7 5 (0.55%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.55%) WAN
8 4 (0.44%) Intranet
8 4 (0.44%) NAS
8 4 (0.44%) SAN
9 3 (0.33%) DHCP
9 3 (0.33%) Firewall
9 3 (0.33%) Internet
9 3 (0.33%) PCoIP
10 2 (0.22%) Kerberos
10 2 (0.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 62 (6.84%) Relational Database
3 49 (5.40%) MySQL
4 38 (4.19%) Oracle Database
5 35 (3.86%) RDBMS
6 33 (3.64%) Hadoop
7 32 (3.53%) MongoDB
8 29 (3.20%) Data Mining
9 28 (3.09%) Ingres
10 26 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (2.65%) Big Data
12 21 (2.32%) NoSQL
13 12 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (0.99%) DB2
15 8 (0.88%) Oracle9i Database
15 8 (0.88%) Redis
16 7 (0.77%) Couchbase
16 7 (0.77%) OLAP
16 7 (0.77%) Riak
17 6 (0.66%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 70 (7.72%) JIRA
2 67 (7.39%) Visual Studio
3 66 (7.28%) Rational DOORS
4 62 (6.84%) Rational Rhapsody
5 59 (6.50%) Maven
5 59 (6.50%) Subversion
6 53 (5.84%) Jenkins
7 52 (5.73%) JUnit
8 42 (4.63%) Git (software)
9 39 (4.30%) Eclipse
10 32 (3.53%) Ant
11 27 (2.98%) Gradle
11 27 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (2.54%) SoapUI
13 21 (2.32%) IntelliJ
14 18 (1.98%) Vagrant
15 16 (1.76%) NetBeans
16 14 (1.54%) GDB
17 12 (1.32%) MSBuild
17 12 (1.32%) Rational Rose
General
1 180 (19.85%) Finance
2 90 (9.92%) Banking
3 37 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 33 (3.64%) Retail
5 27 (2.98%) Automotive
6 24 (2.65%) Investment Banking
7 21 (2.32%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 16 (1.76%) Avionics
9 15 (1.65%) Front Office
9 15 (1.65%) Marketing
10 13 (1.43%) Back Office
10 13 (1.43%) Military
11 12 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.88%) Law
13 7 (0.77%) Billing
14 6 (0.66%) Dutch Language
14 6 (0.66%) French Language
15 5 (0.55%) Electronics
15 5 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 307 (33.85%) Analyst
2 263 (29.00%) Business Analyst
3 197 (21.72%) Developer
4 172 (18.96%) Architect
5 136 (14.99%) Software Engineer
6 98 (10.80%) Java Developer
7 80 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
8 34 (3.75%) C++ Software Engineer
9 30 (3.31%) Senior Software Engineer
10 28 (3.09%) Senior Developer
11 25 (2.76%) Agile Business Analyst
12 24 (2.65%) .NET Developer
12 24 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
13 22 (2.43%) Business Systems Analyst
14 21 (2.32%) Senior Analyst
14 21 (2.32%) Software Developer
14 21 (2.32%) Systems Analyst
15 20 (2.21%) C++ Developer
15 20 (2.21%) Data Architect
16 19 (2.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (17.31%) XML
2 148 (16.32%) Web Services
3 92 (10.14%) .NET
4 88 (9.70%) Middleware
5 83 (9.15%) Spring
6 78 (8.60%) HTML
7 72 (7.94%) XSLT
8 71 (7.83%) Hibernate
9 62 (6.84%) CSS
10 60 (6.62%) AngularJS
11 59 (6.50%) J2EE
12 53 (5.84%) JMS
12 53 (5.84%) SOAP
13 50 (5.51%) Java EE
14 49 (5.40%) REST
15 40 (4.41%) HTML5
16 35 (3.86%) JPA
17 34 (3.75%) Struts
18 31 (3.42%) .NET Framework
19 26 (2.87%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 100 (11.03%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (4.30%) Computer Science
3 37 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 34 (3.75%) User Experience
5 29 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 19 (2.09%) Data Structures
7 13 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
7 13 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 12 (1.32%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.10%) Mobile App
10 9 (0.99%) Frameworx
10 9 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 9 (0.99%) Reference Data
11 8 (0.88%) Cloud Native
12 7 (0.77%) Equities
12 7 (0.77%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 7 (0.77%) NHS
13 6 (0.66%) Fintech
13 6 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 93 (10.25%) Linux
2 87 (9.59%) Windows
3 45 (4.96%) Unix
4 14 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (0.66%) VxWorks
5 6 (0.66%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.44%) VMS
7 3 (0.33%) Android
7 3 (0.33%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.33%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.11%) HPUX
8 1 (0.11%) OpenVMS
8 1 (0.11%) Solaris
8 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 405 (44.65%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (22.16%) Scrum
3 184 (20.29%) Software Engineering
4 181 (19.96%) Use Case
5 173 (19.07%) OO
6 134 (14.77%) SDLC
7 132 (14.55%) Data Modelling
8 130 (14.33%) Business Analysis
9 129 (14.22%) BPMN
10 109 (12.02%) SOA
11 104 (11.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 97 (10.69%) Business Process Modelling
13 94 (10.36%) Waterfall
14 91 (10.03%) TOGAF
15 76 (8.38%) Requirements Analysis
16 74 (8.16%) TDD
17 73 (8.05%) Test Automation
18 64 (7.06%) Configuration Management
18 64 (7.06%) Enterprise Architecture
18 64 (7.06%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 203 (22.38%) Java
2 179 (19.74%) SQL
3 130 (14.33%) C++
4 97 (10.69%) JavaScript
5 85 (9.37%) C#
6 83 (9.15%) C
7 48 (5.29%) PL/SQL
8 32 (3.53%) Python
9 29 (3.20%) Ada
10 22 (2.43%) MATLAB
11 20 (2.21%) Bash Shell
12 18 (1.98%) VB
13 16 (1.76%) T-SQL
13 16 (1.76%) XPath
14 13 (1.43%) Shell Script
15 12 (1.32%) Perl
15 12 (1.32%) PHP
16 10 (1.10%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.88%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 156 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 113 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 104 (11.47%) Degree
4 60 (6.62%) ISEB
5 22 (2.43%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.76%) CBAP
6 16 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (1.54%) IIBA
8 10 (1.10%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (0.66%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.55%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (0.55%) CITP
10 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (0.55%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.44%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (5.84%) QA
2 20 (2.21%) GDPR
2 20 (2.21%) MISRA
3 12 (1.32%) DO-178B
4 11 (1.21%) MISRA C
5 10 (1.10%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.99%) Def Stans
6 9 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.99%) MIL-STD-1553
7 7 (0.77%) ISO 26262
8 5 (0.55%) HL7
9 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
9 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
9 4 (0.44%) PMO
9 4 (0.44%) PSD2
10 3 (0.33%) ISO 20022
10 3 (0.33%) SLA
11 2 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 2 (0.22%) CDISC
11 2 (0.22%) GxP
System Software
1 23 (2.54%) Docker
2 13 (1.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.66%) Firmware
4 5 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.22%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.11%) Cygwin
7 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.11%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.11%) zsh
Systems Management
1 10 (1.10%) Puppet
2 9 (0.99%) Kubernetes
2 9 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.88%) Ansible
4 7 (0.77%) Cobbler
5 3 (0.33%) Packer
5 3 (0.33%) SCCM
5 3 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.11%) Mesos
7 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.11%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 192 (21.17%) Oracle
2 142 (15.66%) Microsoft
3 48 (5.29%) IBM
4 35 (3.86%) Red Hat
5 26 (2.87%) Sybase
6 25 (2.76%) SAP
7 20 (2.21%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.98%) Workday
9 15 (1.65%) CA Agile Central
9 15 (1.65%) TIBCO
10 13 (1.43%) Cognos
10 13 (1.43%) Google
10 13 (1.43%) HP
10 13 (1.43%) Sencha
11 12 (1.32%) Green Hills
12 11 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
13 9 (0.99%) CA
13 9 (0.99%) Informatica
13 9 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
13 9 (0.99%) Solace