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 25 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 202 184
Rank change year-on-year -28 -18  
Contract jobs citing UML 464 690 735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.30% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.56% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 458 436
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £598 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -1.80% +3.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 58
Median hourly rate £46.25 £42.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.18% +6.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.65 £37.60 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.55% +7.50%  

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 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
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 £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 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 25 June 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 25 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 -55 397 £425 -5.55% 115
London -85 144 £500 +3.09% 36
South East -22 75 £400 -5.88% 25
South West +16 66 £425 -20.93% 20
South Wales +7 43 £393 +0.64% 1
Wales +4 43 £393 +0.64% 1
City of London +11 32 £520 +3.22% 11
East of England -16 32 £418 -7.22% 7
Cardiff +20 25 £380 -10.58%
North West +11 25 £431 +2.07% 8
Gloucestershire +16 21 £350 -33.33% 4
East Midlands -8 21 £500 +40.35% 2
Hampshire -25 20 £373 -6.87% 5
Surrey +6 16 £400 -20.00% 5
Bristol +2 15 £525 +16.66% 4
Exeter +12 14 £450 +38.46%
Devon +8 14 £450 +38.46% 1
Essex -1 14 £425 -15.00% 1
West Midlands -23 14 £415 +3.75% 12
Bedfordshire +1 13 £400 +68.14% 2
Northern Ireland - 12 £470 -
North East +67 11 £340 -19.04% 1
West Sussex +30 11 £415 -2.35% 2
Berkshire -4 11 £375 -16.66% 3
Belfast - 11 £470 -
County Antrim - 11 £470 -
Lancashire -4 10 £410 -8.88% 1
Milton Keynes -8 10 £406 -12.16%
Buckinghamshire -16 10 £406 +8.33%
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £425 -

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 455 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 256 (25.68%) Java
3 228 (22.87%) Use Case
4 225 (22.57%) Scrum
5 209 (20.96%) Finance
6 198 (19.86%) Software Engineering
7 187 (18.76%) OO
8 176 (17.65%) Security Cleared
9 170 (17.05%) Oracle
10 168 (16.85%) SQL
11 161 (16.15%) Degree
12 160 (16.05%) XML
12 160 (16.05%) Business Analysis
13 157 (15.75%) Microsoft
14 142 (14.24%) C++
15 139 (13.94%) Data Modelling
16 128 (12.84%) SDLC
17 127 (12.74%) SC Cleared
18 125 (12.54%) Windows
19 116 (11.63%) .NET
20 113 (11.33%) Spring
21 112 (11.23%) C#
22 110 (11.03%) BPMN
23 109 (10.93%) SOA
23 109 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
24 108 (10.83%) Web Services
25 107 (10.73%) JavaScript
26 96 (9.63%) Linux
27 94 (9.43%) Requirements Analysis
28 92 (9.23%) 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 44 (4.41%) WebSphere
2 43 (4.31%) JBoss
3 41 (4.11%) WebLogic
4 39 (3.91%) Tomcat
5 36 (3.61%) Confluence
6 31 (3.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 24 (2.41%) Apache
8 19 (1.91%) SharePoint
9 14 (1.40%) GlassFish
9 14 (1.40%) Mule
9 14 (1.40%) NServiceBus
10 12 (1.20%) ArcGIS
10 12 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.90%) IIS
11 9 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.60%) GeoServer
12 6 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
13 5 (0.50%) CMS
13 5 (0.50%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 4 (0.40%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 91 (9.13%) MS Visio
2 35 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (3.01%) 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 10 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.50%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.30%) 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 40 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.50%) OpenShift
4 12 (1.20%) IaaS
5 8 (0.80%) GitHub
5 8 (0.80%) PaaS
5 8 (0.80%) SaaS
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 14 (1.40%) HTTP
2 13 (1.30%) LDAP
2 13 (1.30%) Wireshark
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 92 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 51 (5.12%) Relational Database
3 47 (4.71%) MySQL
4 38 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 35 (3.51%) Big Data
6 31 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
7 27 (2.71%) NoSQL
8 26 (2.61%) Hadoop
8 26 (2.61%) RDBMS
9 22 (2.21%) Ingres
10 21 (2.11%) MongoDB
11 20 (2.01%) Data Mining
12 11 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
13 9 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.80%) DB2
14 8 (0.80%) GIS
14 8 (0.80%) Oracle9i Database
14 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 76 (7.62%) JIRA
2 75 (7.52%) Visual Studio
3 67 (6.72%) Rational DOORS
4 58 (5.82%) Maven
5 57 (5.72%) Jenkins
6 55 (5.52%) Rational Rhapsody
7 49 (4.91%) Git (software)
8 46 (4.61%) JUnit
9 38 (3.81%) Subversion
10 34 (3.41%) Eclipse
11 33 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 25 (2.51%) Ant
13 21 (2.11%) Gradle
14 14 (1.40%) 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%) Mockito
General
1 209 (20.96%) Finance
2 91 (9.13%) Banking
3 41 (4.11%) Retail
3 41 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.01%) Marketing
5 28 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 24 (2.41%) Avionics
7 23 (2.31%) Front Office
7 23 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 23 (2.31%) Military
8 19 (1.91%) Automotive
9 15 (1.50%) Legal
10 13 (1.30%) Aerospace
11 10 (1.00%) Law
12 8 (0.80%) Back Office
12 8 (0.80%) 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
1 339 (34.00%) Analyst
2 297 (29.79%) Business Analyst
3 249 (24.97%) Developer
4 195 (19.56%) Architect
5 142 (14.24%) Software Engineer
6 106 (10.63%) Java Developer
7 59 (5.92%) Solutions Architect
8 38 (3.81%) C++ Developer
8 38 (3.81%) Technical Architect
9 35 (3.51%) Senior Developer
10 33 (3.31%) Software Developer
10 33 (3.31%) Technical Analyst
11 31 (3.11%) .NET Developer
12 30 (3.01%) C++ Software Engineer
12 30 (3.01%) Senior Software Engineer
13 29 (2.91%) C# Developer
14 27 (2.71%) Data Architect
14 27 (2.71%) Senior Analyst
15 26 (2.61%) Ada Engineer
15 26 (2.61%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 160 (16.05%) XML
2 116 (11.63%) .NET
3 113 (11.33%) Spring
4 108 (10.83%) Web Services
5 91 (9.13%) HTML
6 86 (8.63%) SOAP
7 84 (8.43%) CSS
7 84 (8.43%) J2EE
8 78 (7.82%) AngularJS
9 71 (7.12%) REST
10 70 (7.02%) Middleware
11 58 (5.82%) XSLT
12 50 (5.02%) Struts
13 49 (4.91%) Hibernate
14 46 (4.61%) Java EE
14 46 (4.61%) JSP
15 41 (4.11%) jQuery
16 39 (3.91%) HTML5
17 38 (3.81%) JSON
18 37 (3.71%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 109 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
2 54 (5.42%) User Experience
3 45 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 44 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 39 (3.91%) Data Structures
6 22 (2.21%) Data Centre
7 18 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
8 16 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.60%) 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 8 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 125 (12.54%) Windows
2 96 (9.63%) Linux
3 47 (4.71%) 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
1 455 (45.64%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (22.87%) Use Case
3 225 (22.57%) Scrum
4 198 (19.86%) Software Engineering
5 187 (18.76%) OO
6 160 (16.05%) Business Analysis
7 139 (13.94%) Data Modelling
8 128 (12.84%) SDLC
9 110 (11.03%) BPMN
10 109 (10.93%) SOA
11 94 (9.43%) Requirements Analysis
12 91 (9.13%) Stakeholder Management
13 86 (8.63%) Waterfall
14 85 (8.53%) TDD
15 83 (8.32%) Business Process Modelling
16 81 (8.12%) Open Source
17 80 (8.02%) User Stories
18 76 (7.62%) Unit Testing
19 70 (7.02%) TOGAF
20 67 (6.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 256 (25.68%) Java
2 168 (16.85%) SQL
3 142 (14.24%) C++
4 112 (11.23%) C#
5 107 (10.73%) JavaScript
6 80 (8.02%) C
7 45 (4.51%) PL/SQL
8 42 (4.21%) Ada
9 27 (2.71%) Python
10 24 (2.41%) MATLAB
11 20 (2.01%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.91%) VB
13 18 (1.81%) Shell Script
14 15 (1.50%) Perl
15 14 (1.40%) Ada 95
16 12 (1.20%) Apex Code
16 12 (1.20%) TypeScript
17 11 (1.10%) T-SQL
18 10 (1.00%) SOQL
19 9 (0.90%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 176 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 161 (16.15%) Degree
3 127 (12.74%) SC Cleared
4 80 (8.02%) 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 11 (1.10%) IIBA
10 10 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
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%) OCPJP
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%) MiFID
4 12 (1.20%) MIL-STD-1553
5 10 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 10 (1.00%) MISRA
6 9 (0.90%) SLA
7 8 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.70%) MISRA C
9 6 (0.60%) DO-178B
9 6 (0.60%) HL7
9 6 (0.60%) PA-DSS
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
1 10 (1.00%) Docker
2 8 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.40%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.30%) Firmware
5 1 (0.10%) Cygwin
5 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%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.10%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 170 (17.05%) Oracle
2 157 (15.75%) Microsoft
3 51 (5.12%) IBM
4 19 (1.91%) Atlassian
5 18 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.60%) Red Hat
6 16 (1.60%) SAP
6 16 (1.60%) Sybase
7 15 (1.50%) hybris
7 15 (1.50%) Informatica
8 13 (1.30%) Google
9 11 (1.10%) HP
10 10 (1.00%) Tableau
11 8 (0.80%) Adobe
11 8 (0.80%) Bloomberg
12 7 (0.70%) ESRI
12 7 (0.70%) PeopleSoft
12 7 (0.70%) Serena
12 7 (0.70%) TIBCO
12 7 (0.70%) Tripwire
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