The table below looks at the statistics for OpenUP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenUP over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Unified Process
Rank 564 567 523
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -44
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 19 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.030% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.040% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 2
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£550 £378 £469
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.69% -19.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £343 £469
% change year-on-year
- -26.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38727 37841 32389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.63% 75.25% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24549 23975 19814
Average daily rate £423 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1124 1098 1003
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £51.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

OpenUP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

OpenUP Jobs Demand Trend in England

OpenUP
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenUP across the England region.

OpenUP Daily Rate Trend in England

OpenUP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenUP across the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

OpenUP Daily Rate Histogram in England

OpenUP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenUP across the England region.

OpenUP Hourly Rate Trend in England

OpenUP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenUP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 9 £550 +22.22% 7
South East 0 9 - - 13
East Midlands +4 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
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OpenUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OpenUP 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 OpenUP.

1 9 (34.62%) User Experience
2 8 (30.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 8 (30.77%) Adobe
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) Marketing
3 7 (26.92%) TDD
3 7 (26.92%) Pair Programming
3 7 (26.92%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) .NET
5 3 (11.54%) MS Access
5 3 (11.54%) C#
5 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
5 3 (11.54%) MVC
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.69%) MS Office
6 2 (7.69%) Windows
7 1 (3.85%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
7 1 (3.85%) ETL
7 1 (3.85%) Web Services
7 1 (3.85%) ITIL
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
7 1 (3.85%) Citrix

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing OpenUP 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 OpenUP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
1 1 (3.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
General
1 8 (30.77%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Digital Designer
2 8 (30.77%) Designer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Designer
2 8 (30.77%) Digital Designer
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Java Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
6 1 (3.85%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (26.92%) TDD
2 7 (26.92%) Pair Programming
3 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) ETL
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Apex Code
3 1 (3.85%) SOQL
3 1 (3.85%) SOSL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) PMP
1 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Adobe
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.85%) VMware