Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 137 121
Rank change year-on-year -9 -16 -11
Contract jobs citing UML 36 52 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.99% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.19% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 32 32
West Midlands median daily rate £431 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.79% +2.86% -17.65%
10th Percentile £275 £301 £308
90th Percentile £575 £518 £500
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £41.00 £30.74 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.40% -27.68% +30.77%
10th Percentile £34.70 £24.45 £37.50
90th Percentile £47.45 £45.22 £44.13
England median hourly rate £44.06 £43.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +2.46% -1.71% +19.05%

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 3,942 4,364 4,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.32% 82.79% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,488 2,694 2,361
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £550 £541 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 142 130
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +8.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.51 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.48 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing UML in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 February 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
Birmingham -13 9 £400 +11.11% 4
Coventry +9 6 £450 +20.00% 2
Shropshire +3 6 £575 -
Staffordshire - 6 £300 -
Warwickshire -13 3 £475 +5.26% 4
Worcestershire - 3 - - 2
UML
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (33.33%) XML
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
3 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 8 (22.22%) C++
4 8 (22.22%) MATLAB
5 7 (19.44%) SOA
5 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
5 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (16.67%) OpenText
6 6 (16.67%) C#
6 6 (16.67%) Java
6 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (16.67%) WSO2
6 6 (16.67%) Microservices
7 5 (13.89%) REST
7 5 (13.89%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (13.89%) HTTP
7 5 (13.89%) Servlets
7 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
7 5 (13.89%) Python
7 5 (13.89%) J2SE
7 5 (13.89%) JMS
7 5 (13.89%) Maven
7 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
8 4 (11.11%) SysML
8 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 4 (11.11%) Change 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 5 (13.89%) Tomcat
1 5 (13.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Simulink
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.78%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.78%) IaaS
3 1 (2.78%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) Big Data
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Maven
2 4 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.78%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (11.11%) Electronics
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) Software Engineer
4 7 (19.44%) Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Agile Business Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Java Developer
5 6 (16.67%) Messaging Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Service Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Technical Business Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) Technical Services Analyst
5 6 (16.67%) XML Analyst
6 5 (13.89%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Architect
7 3 (8.33%) Design Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 3 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.56%) Data Architect
8 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (13.89%) J2SE
2 5 (13.89%) JMS
2 5 (13.89%) REST
2 5 (13.89%) Servlets
2 5 (13.89%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (8.33%) .NET
3 3 (8.33%) MFC
3 3 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.78%) COM
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) CSS3
4 1 (2.78%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.78%) JDBC
4 1 (2.78%) OpenGL
4 1 (2.78%) SOAP
4 1 (2.78%) Spring
4 1 (2.78%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Algorithms
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.56%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.11%) Linux
2 3 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (2.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 7 (19.44%) SOA
4 6 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (16.67%) Microservices
5 4 (11.11%) BPMN
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analysis
5 4 (11.11%) Change Management
5 4 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 4 (11.11%) OO
5 4 (11.11%) SysML
6 3 (8.33%) ArchiMate
6 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (8.33%) Mathematical Modelling
6 3 (8.33%) Memory Management
6 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
6 3 (8.33%) OOD
6 3 (8.33%) SDLC
6 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) C++
2 8 (22.22%) MATLAB
3 6 (16.67%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) Java
4 5 (13.89%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Assembly Language
5 3 (8.33%) C
5 3 (8.33%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.78%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) HNC
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB
4 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 2 (5.56%) GDPR
2 1 (2.78%) AQAP
2 1 (2.78%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 6 (16.67%) OpenText
1 6 (16.67%) WSO2
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 2 (5.56%) Cloudera
4 1 (2.78%) IBM
4 1 (2.78%) Informatica
4 1 (2.78%) Jitterbit
4 1 (2.78%) SAP