The table below looks at the statistics for RUP 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 RUP over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 483 449 373
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -76
Contract jobs citing RUP 123 129 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.25% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.33% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 69 84
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£425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £359 £413
% change year-on-year
+11.49% -13.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £45.00 £34.25 £59.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.38% -41.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £34.25 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+27.73% -
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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
40672 38968 36756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.04% 76.46% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 26961 24548 23036
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1099 1092 1027
Average hourly rate £30.52 £23.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.69% -23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £45.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RUP Jobs Demand Trend in England

RUP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RUP Daily Rate Trend in England

RUP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RUP across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

RUP Daily Rate Histogram in England

RUP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RUP Hourly Rate Trend in England

RUP
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 RUP within the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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 51 £475 +5.55% 21
West Midlands +25 22 £400 +3.89% 3
South East -6 21 £423 +24.35% 5
Yorkshire -20 14 £344 +7.42% 4
North West -23 6 £700 - 3
East of England -9 4 £475 +18.75% 1
South West -10 4 £350 +9.80% 1
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RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 190 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (44.22%) UML
3 104 (35.37%) Scrum
4 103 (35.03%) Java
5 96 (32.65%) SQL
6 94 (31.97%) Waterfall
7 88 (29.93%) Oracle
8 73 (24.83%) OO
9 69 (23.47%) Finance
10 63 (21.43%) SDLC
11 61 (20.75%) Use Case
12 59 (20.07%) XML
13 56 (19.05%) J2EE
13 56 (19.05%) Data Modelling
14 49 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
14 49 (16.67%) SOAP
15 47 (15.99%) Test Strategy
16 46 (15.65%) UNIX
17 44 (14.97%) TDD
18 43 (14.63%) Configuration Management
18 43 (14.63%) Web Services
19 40 (13.61%) Security Cleared
20 39 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
21 37 (12.59%) RAD
21 37 (12.59%) DSDM
22 35 (11.90%) IBM
22 35 (11.90%) TOGAF
23 34 (11.56%) WebLogic
24 33 (11.22%) Migration
24 33 (11.22%) Relational Database

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 34 (11.56%) WebLogic
2 29 (9.86%) JBoss
3 20 (6.80%) Confluence
4 19 (6.46%) WebSphere
5 15 (5.10%) Apache
6 12 (4.08%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.08%) SharePoint
7 11 (3.74%) Documentum
8 8 (2.72%) SAS
9 7 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.70%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.68%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.68%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.34%) IIS
13 1 (0.34%) ArcSDE
13 1 (0.34%) Drupal
Applications
1 17 (5.78%) MS Office
1 17 (5.78%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.44%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.38%) MS Project
4 4 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.34%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (3.06%) Oracle 11i
1 9 (3.06%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
3 3 (1.02%) SAP PSCD
4 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.10%) Internet
2 4 (1.36%) LDAP
3 3 (1.02%) FTP
4 2 (0.68%) X.509
4 2 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.34%) Wireless
5 1 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.34%) HTTP
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (13.27%) Data Warehouse
2 33 (11.22%) Relational Database
3 27 (9.18%) SQL Server
4 21 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (7.14%) Oracle Database
5 19 (6.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (5.44%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (4.42%) DB2
8 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (3.06%) MySQL
9 9 (3.06%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 9 (3.06%) Oracle9i Database
9 9 (3.06%) RDBMS
9 9 (3.06%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (2.72%) MS Access
10 8 (2.72%) IBM InfoSphere
11 7 (2.38%) OLAP
12 6 (2.04%) MongoDB
12 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (9.52%) JIRA
2 27 (9.18%) Git (software)
3 26 (8.84%) Maven
4 24 (8.16%) Ant
4 24 (8.16%) Subversion
5 15 (5.10%) Rational Rose
5 15 (5.10%) Jenkins
6 14 (4.76%) CA Gen
7 11 (3.74%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.40%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.72%) ClearCase
10 7 (2.38%) NUnit
10 7 (2.38%) GoogleTest
10 7 (2.38%) CppUnit
11 6 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.04%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.36%) XMLSpy
12 4 (1.36%) ClearQuest
13 3 (1.02%) NetBeans
13 3 (1.02%) JUnit
General
1 69 (23.47%) Finance
2 20 (6.80%) Banking
3 11 (3.74%) Back Office
4 10 (3.40%) Front Office
5 9 (3.06%) Investment Banking
6 8 (2.72%) Marketing
7 6 (2.04%) Retail
8 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.02%) Legal
9 3 (1.02%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.68%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.34%) Automotive
11 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 100 (34.01%) Developer
2 79 (26.87%) Analyst
3 63 (21.43%) Business Analyst
4 53 (18.03%) Architect
5 45 (15.31%) Java Developer
6 30 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (7.14%) Senior Developer
8 15 (5.10%) Designer
9 14 (4.76%) Solutions Designer
9 14 (4.76%) Technical Architect
10 13 (4.42%) Test Analyst
11 11 (3.74%) Senior Java Developer
12 10 (3.40%) Test Manager
12 10 (3.40%) Middleware Developer
12 10 (3.40%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 10 (3.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 8 (2.72%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.38%) Senior Business Analyst
14 7 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
14 7 (2.38%) Agile Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.07%) XML
2 56 (19.05%) J2EE
3 49 (16.67%) SOAP
4 43 (14.63%) Web Services
5 29 (9.86%) Spring
6 27 (9.18%) Middleware
7 26 (8.84%) HTML
8 25 (8.50%) REST
9 20 (6.80%) CSS
9 20 (6.80%) XSD
9 20 (6.80%) JSON
10 18 (6.12%) OSGi
10 18 (6.12%) .NET
11 17 (5.78%) Apache Camel
12 16 (5.44%) J2SE
13 15 (5.10%) XML Schema
13 15 (5.10%) AngularJS
14 14 (4.76%) HTML5
14 14 (4.76%) JSP
14 14 (4.76%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.76%) Derivative
4 13 (4.42%) N-Tier
5 12 (4.08%) Fixed Income
6 8 (2.72%) Life Science
6 8 (2.72%) SWIFT
7 7 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.04%) W3C
8 6 (2.04%) Economics
9 5 (1.70%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.70%) Credit Derivative
9 5 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.36%) User Experience
10 4 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.36%) Mainframe
10 4 (1.36%) PMI
11 3 (1.02%) Grid Computing
11 3 (1.02%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.02%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.65%) UNIX
2 31 (10.54%) Linux
3 27 (9.18%) Windows
4 19 (6.46%) Solaris
5 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 190 (64.63%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (44.22%) UML
3 104 (35.37%) Scrum
4 94 (31.97%) Waterfall
5 73 (24.83%) OO
6 63 (21.43%) SDLC
7 61 (20.75%) Use Case
8 56 (19.05%) Data Modelling
9 49 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
10 47 (15.99%) Test Strategy
11 44 (14.97%) TDD
12 43 (14.63%) Configuration Management
13 37 (12.59%) RAD
13 37 (12.59%) DSDM
14 35 (11.90%) TOGAF
15 33 (11.22%) Migration
16 32 (10.88%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (10.54%) Unit Testing
18 30 (10.20%) Requirements Analysis
19 29 (9.86%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 103 (35.03%) Java
2 96 (32.65%) SQL
3 26 (8.84%) JavaScript
4 24 (8.16%) PL/SQL
5 19 (6.46%) Shell Script
6 18 (6.12%) Perl
7 17 (5.78%) C
8 11 (3.74%) XPath
9 10 (3.40%) C#
9 10 (3.40%) T-SQL
10 9 (3.06%) Python
11 8 (2.72%) C++
11 8 (2.72%) Ruby
12 7 (2.38%) ABAP
13 6 (2.04%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.02%) Scala
14 3 (1.02%) VBA
15 2 (0.68%) PHP
15 2 (0.68%) Groovy
16 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 40 (13.61%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.78%) ISEB
4 15 (5.10%) Degree
5 13 (4.42%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.06%) ISTQB
7 8 (2.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (2.38%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.36%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (0.68%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.10%) QA
2 13 (4.42%) SLA
3 4 (1.36%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.02%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.68%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.34%) CDISC
System Software
1 4 (1.36%) Docker
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (0.68%) Xen
2 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.68%) XenServer
2 2 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (5.44%) Puppet
2 4 (1.36%) Vagrant
2 4 (1.36%) logstash
3 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.02%) Cobbler
3 3 (1.02%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.68%) Data Guard
4 2 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.68%) CA LISA
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Flashback
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 88 (29.93%) Oracle
2 35 (11.90%) IBM
3 30 (10.20%) Pega
4 29 (9.86%) Microsoft
5 18 (6.12%) BEA
6 17 (5.78%) Informatica
7 16 (5.44%) webMethods
8 13 (4.42%) Atlassian
9 10 (3.40%) Sybase
10 8 (2.72%) SAP
11 7 (2.38%) Cognos
11 7 (2.38%) Adobe
11 7 (2.38%) Netezza
12 6 (2.04%) hybris
13 5 (1.70%) HP
14 3 (1.02%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.02%) GigaSpaces
15 2 (0.68%) TIBCO
15 2 (0.68%) EnterpriseDB
15 2 (0.68%) ForgeRock
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