The table below looks at the statistics for RUP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 155 187 192
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +5
Contract jobs citing RUP 2 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.057% 0.24% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.29% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 16
Average daily rate £456 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
RUP
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2957 4410 4960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.70% 80.65% 79.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2396 3433 3638
Average daily rate £475 £463 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 47
Average hourly rate £19.00 £27.37 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +14.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.55 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.26 £92.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RUP across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RUP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RUP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RUP across the City of London region.

RUP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RUP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RUP across the City of London region.

RUP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RUP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RUP.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) .NET
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) JBoss
3 2 (50.00%) DSDM
3 2 (50.00%) Python
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) LAMP
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) OWASP
3 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) XenServer

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RUP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RUP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) CloudStack
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) OpenStack
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Subversion
1 2 (50.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (25.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (25.00%) JMeter
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) Ajax
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 2 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) DSDM
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) OWASP
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) RAD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Ruby
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
1 2 (50.00%) Xen
1 2 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Ansible
1 2 (50.00%) Cobbler
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) Salt
1 2 (50.00%) Terraform
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) EnterpriseDB
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP