The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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)
England / West Midlands
Rank 101 85 91
Rank change year-on-year -16 +6  
Contract jobs citing UML 17 41 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.74% 1.53% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.85% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 13
Median daily rate £328 £376 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.78% -11.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Median hourly rate £27.34 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £35.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.06 £40.00 £35.00
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1846 2211 1879
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.09% 82.41% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1186 1223 1062
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 43 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% -40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.25 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing UML in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for UML in the West Midlands

UML
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing UML in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for UML in the West Midlands

UML
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UML in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for UML in the West Midlands

UML
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UML within the West Midlands region 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
Warwickshire -4 7 £495 +57.14% 2
Birmingham -8 7 £300 -20.10% 3
Coventry -4 2 £355 -11.25% 1
UML
England

UML
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for UML.

1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (42.86%) Use Case
2 10 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (25.71%) Finance
4 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (22.86%) CRM
4 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
4 8 (22.86%) SDLC
5 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (20.00%) Oracle
5 7 (20.00%) Scrum
5 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 7 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 6 (17.14%) BPMN
6 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
6 6 (17.14%) SQL
6 6 (17.14%) RUP
6 6 (17.14%) ArchiMate
7 5 (14.29%) Service Design
7 5 (14.29%) Linux
7 5 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
7 5 (14.29%) Java
7 5 (14.29%) SOA
7 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (14.29%) Degree
7 5 (14.29%) Casewise
7 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.43%) Software Testing

UML
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
1 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) IaaS
2 4 (11.43%) PaaS
2 4 (11.43%) SaaS
3 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.86%) Bluetooth
1 1 (2.86%) SSL
1 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (2.86%) Wireless
1 1 (2.86%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Hive
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
2 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) HBase
2 1 (2.86%) Impala
2 1 (2.86%) Mahout
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JUnit
2 2 (5.71%) Rational Rose
3 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.86%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (25.71%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Marketing
3 2 (5.71%) Automotive
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) Analyst
2 13 (37.14%) Business Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.57%) CRM Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) CRM Architect
6 3 (8.57%) CRM Business Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Java Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Lead Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Storage Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Communications Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) HTML
1 4 (11.43%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) AWT
2 3 (8.57%) CSS
2 3 (8.57%) JSP
2 3 (8.57%) Servlets
2 3 (8.57%) Spring
2 3 (8.57%) Struts
2 3 (8.57%) Swing
2 3 (8.57%) XSLT
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) HTML5
3 1 (2.86%) ODBC
3 1 (2.86%) OLE
3 1 (2.86%) OLE DB
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 7 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.71%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.86%) PMI
5 1 (2.86%) RIA
5 1 (2.86%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
2 4 (11.43%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (42.86%) Use Case
2 10 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
3 8 (22.86%) CRM
3 8 (22.86%) SDLC
4 7 (20.00%) Scrum
4 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
5 6 (17.14%) ArchiMate
5 6 (17.14%) BPMN
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
5 6 (17.14%) RUP
5 6 (17.14%) Waterfall
6 5 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 5 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
6 5 (14.29%) Service Design
6 5 (14.29%) SOA
7 4 (11.43%) Business Development
7 4 (11.43%) Financial Analysis
7 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
7 4 (11.43%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (8.57%) C#
3 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.71%) C
4 2 (5.71%) C++
5 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Degree
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.57%) Sun Certification
4 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 1 (2.86%) P3O
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Apache Flume
1 1 (2.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) Casewise
4 4 (11.43%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) Sun
6 1 (2.86%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) QNX