Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 139 112
Rank change year-on-year -6 -27 +22
Contract jobs citing UML 43 30 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.69% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 0.85% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 64
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +7.03% -8.76%
10th Percentile £350 £265 £300
90th Percentile £575 £575 £516
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £32.87 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.74% -12.35% +15.38%
10th Percentile £39.50 £25.19 £32.50
90th Percentile £48.28 £45.38 £43.75
England median hourly rate £44.50 £43.50 £43.63
% change year-on-year +2.30% -0.29% +16.33%

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 4,099 3,523 4,555
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.74% 81.34% 83.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,527 2,209 2,596
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.63% +8.90%
10th Percentile £265 £240 £241
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 138 106
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £21.50 £17.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +24.51% -24.92%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.20 £49.13 £38.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.62
% change year-on-year -13.73% +7.98% +12.45%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 - 15 £400 - 2
Shropshire -9 8 £575 -
Warwickshire -5 6 £450 -0.28% 6
Birmingham -21 5 £350 +16.67% 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £413 - 2
Coventry -11 3 £525 +47.89% 3
UML
England

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (41.86%) SC Cleared
2 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
4 16 (37.21%) C++
5 15 (34.88%) C
5 15 (34.88%) Embedded C++
6 14 (32.56%) XML
7 11 (25.58%) MATLAB
7 11 (25.58%) SOA
8 10 (23.26%) OpenText
8 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 10 (23.26%) Commercial Awareness
9 9 (20.93%) Python
10 8 (18.60%) Java
10 8 (18.60%) SQL
10 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
10 8 (18.60%) WSO2
10 8 (18.60%) Microservices
11 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
11 7 (16.28%) Change Management
11 7 (16.28%) C#
11 7 (16.28%) Linux
12 6 (13.95%) Unix
12 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio
12 6 (13.95%) MFC
12 6 (13.95%) HTTP
12 6 (13.95%) Assembly Language
12 6 (13.95%) JMS
12 6 (13.95%) Configuration 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 4 (9.30%) Tomcat
1 4 (9.30%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.65%) Simulink
2 1 (2.33%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon EMR
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) HTTP
1 6 (13.95%) Network Security
2 3 (6.98%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.33%) Internet
3 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.33%) Big Data
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Visual Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Maven
3 3 (6.98%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.33%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 4 (9.30%) Electronics
2 2 (4.65%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (37.21%) Software Engineer
2 15 (34.88%) Analyst
3 14 (32.56%) C++ Software Engineer
4 13 (30.23%) Business Analyst
5 12 (27.91%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
6 10 (23.26%) Technical Analyst
6 10 (23.26%) Technical Business Analyst
7 8 (18.60%) Agile Business Analyst
7 8 (18.60%) Messaging Analyst
7 8 (18.60%) Service Analyst
7 8 (18.60%) Technical Services Analyst
7 8 (18.60%) XML Analyst
8 6 (13.95%) Developer
9 5 (11.63%) Java Developer
10 3 (6.98%) Design Engineer
10 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) SharePoint Business Analyst
10 3 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (4.65%) Architect
11 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) XML
2 6 (13.95%) JMS
2 6 (13.95%) MFC
3 4 (9.30%) J2SE
3 4 (9.30%) REST
3 4 (9.30%) Servlets
3 4 (9.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.65%) RESTful
4 2 (4.65%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.33%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (2.33%) Ionic Framework
5 1 (2.33%) PhoneGap
5 1 (2.33%) React Native
5 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Algorithms
2 6 (13.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.33%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.33%) iPad
5 1 (2.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (16.28%) Linux
2 6 (13.95%) Unix
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Software Engineering
3 11 (25.58%) SOA
4 10 (23.26%) Commercial Awareness
4 10 (23.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
5 8 (18.60%) Microservices
6 7 (16.28%) Change Management
7 6 (13.95%) Configuration Management
7 6 (13.95%) Memory Management
8 4 (9.30%) BPMN
8 4 (9.30%) Mathematics
8 4 (9.30%) SDLC
8 4 (9.30%) SysML
9 3 (6.98%) Mathematical Modelling
9 3 (6.98%) Migration
9 3 (6.98%) Use Case
10 2 (4.65%) Risk Management
10 2 (4.65%) Scrum
10 2 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (37.21%) C++
2 15 (34.88%) C
2 15 (34.88%) Embedded C++
3 11 (25.58%) MATLAB
4 9 (20.93%) Python
5 8 (18.60%) Java
5 8 (18.60%) SQL
6 7 (16.28%) C#
7 6 (13.95%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.33%) Apple Swift
8 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 18 (41.86%) SC Cleared
1 18 (41.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.33%) AQAP
2 1 (2.33%) GDPR
2 1 (2.33%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SELinux
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) OpenText
2 8 (18.60%) WSO2
3 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) webMethods
4 1 (2.33%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.33%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
4 1 (2.33%) Xamarin