Period
to 20 August 2018

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 6 months to 20 August 2018 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 145 117
Rank change year-on-year -2 -28 +10
Contract jobs citing UML 43 26 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.60% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.72% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 74
West Midlands median daily rate £406 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £362 £268 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £524
England median daily rate £475 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +9.20% -3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
West Midlands median hourly rate £47.50 £38.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.18% +9.29% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £33.23 £32.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.68 £43.75
England median hourly rate £44.75 £45.00 £42.25
% change year-on-year -0.56% +6.51% +2.45%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,232 3,615 5,082
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.57% 83.53% 83.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,286 2,965
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £550 £541
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 124 126
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.51% +25.76% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.96 £10.67
90th Percentile £32.75 £51.50 £38.88
England median hourly rate £21.37 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.03% +1.06% +9.05%

UML
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing UML as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 August 2018. 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
Worcestershire - 16 £400 - 8
Warwickshire 0 8 £450 +5.88% 2
Shropshire - 6 £483 - 1
Coventry -12 4 £363 -2.68% 4
Birmingham -14 4 £450 +20.00% 6
Staffordshire -4 1 £413 +37.50% 1
UML
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing UML also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for UML.

1 20 (46.51%) Software Engineering
2 17 (39.53%) C
2 17 (39.53%) C++
3 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
4 13 (30.23%) Embedded C++
5 9 (20.93%) SOA
6 8 (18.60%) Java
6 8 (18.60%) Change Management
7 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
7 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
7 7 (16.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 6 (13.95%) SDLC
8 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
8 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (13.95%) XML
9 5 (11.63%) Unix
9 5 (11.63%) Linux
9 5 (11.63%) SQL
9 5 (11.63%) C#
9 5 (11.63%) Python
9 5 (11.63%) MATLAB
9 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language
9 5 (11.63%) Migration
9 5 (11.63%) OpenText
9 5 (11.63%) Scrum
9 5 (11.63%) Network Security
9 5 (11.63%) BPMN
9 5 (11.63%) Memory Management

UML
Co-occurring 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 (6.98%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.33%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Network Security
2 3 (6.98%) HTTP
2 3 (6.98%) LAN
3 2 (4.65%) Bluetooth
3 2 (4.65%) Internet
3 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.33%) MySQL
3 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) Maven
2 2 (4.65%) Moq
2 2 (4.65%) NUnit
2 2 (4.65%) Selenium
2 2 (4.65%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) JUnit
3 1 (2.33%) MagicDraw
3 1 (2.33%) Mockito
General
1 3 (6.98%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Electronics
2 2 (4.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (41.86%) Software Engineer
2 12 (27.91%) C++ Software Engineer
3 11 (25.58%) Analyst
3 11 (25.58%) Business Analyst
4 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 8 (18.60%) Developer
6 7 (16.28%) Embedded Engineer
6 7 (16.28%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (11.63%) Architect
7 5 (11.63%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Technical Business Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Messaging Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Service Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Business Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
9 3 (6.98%) Technical Services Analyst
9 3 (6.98%) XML Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) XML
2 3 (6.98%) JMS
2 3 (6.98%) MFC
2 3 (6.98%) Spring
3 2 (4.65%) .NET
3 2 (4.65%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.65%) Ionic Framework
3 2 (4.65%) Java EE
3 2 (4.65%) PhoneGap
3 2 (4.65%) React Native
3 2 (4.65%) REST
3 2 (4.65%) RESTful
3 2 (4.65%) Servlets
3 2 (4.65%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) XML Schema
4 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (11.63%) Algorithms
3 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.65%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.65%) iPad
5 2 (4.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
1 5 (11.63%) Unix
2 4 (9.30%) VxWorks
3 2 (4.65%) Android
3 2 (4.65%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.65%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Software Engineering
2 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) SOA
4 8 (18.60%) Change Management
5 7 (16.28%) Configuration Management
6 6 (13.95%) Business Analysis
6 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (13.95%) SDLC
7 5 (11.63%) BPMN
7 5 (11.63%) Commercial Awareness
7 5 (11.63%) Memory Management
7 5 (11.63%) Microservices
7 5 (11.63%) Migration
7 5 (11.63%) Scrum
8 4 (9.30%) Mathematics
8 4 (9.30%) Use Case
9 3 (6.98%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.98%) TDD
9 3 (6.98%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) C
1 17 (39.53%) C++
2 13 (30.23%) Embedded C++
3 8 (18.60%) Java
4 5 (11.63%) Assembly Language
4 5 (11.63%) C#
4 5 (11.63%) MATLAB
4 5 (11.63%) Python
4 5 (11.63%) SQL
5 2 (4.65%) Apple Swift
5 2 (4.65%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.33%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) SC Cleared
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) DO-178B
1 2 (4.65%) IEC 62304
1 2 (4.65%) ISO 13485
2 1 (2.33%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SELinux
2 2 (4.65%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.65%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) OpenText
2 3 (6.98%) WSO2
3 2 (4.65%) webMethods
3 2 (4.65%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) VMware