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 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
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 385 415 307
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -108
Contract jobs citing RUP 205 169 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.41% 0.34% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.45% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 93 126
Average daily rate
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£425 £423 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £46.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.27%
RUP
UK

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%

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 24 April 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 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 -16 89 £425 - 12
West Midlands +16 33 £494 -4.12% 1
South East +4 24 £400 +33.55% 8
Yorkshire +1 24 £350 +5.26% 5
East of England +27 17 £400 +10.34% 2
North West -20 8 £456 - 6
South West +3 4 £425 -10.52% 2
North East - 2 - - 1
East Midlands -1 1 - -
RUP
UK

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 210 (58.99%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (42.70%) UML
3 136 (38.20%) Java
4 121 (33.99%) Scrum
5 115 (32.30%) SQL
6 107 (30.06%) Waterfall
7 103 (28.93%) OO
8 96 (26.97%) Oracle
9 87 (24.44%) J2EE
10 83 (23.31%) Finance
11 74 (20.79%) Web Services
12 73 (20.51%) UNIX
13 70 (19.66%) Use Case
14 65 (18.26%) XML
15 56 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
16 54 (15.17%) Project Management
17 52 (14.61%) Software Engineering
18 51 (14.33%) Linux
19 50 (14.04%) Security Cleared
20 49 (13.76%) SOAP
20 49 (13.76%) Data Modelling
21 47 (13.20%) Configuration Management
21 47 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
22 46 (12.92%) TDD
23 44 (12.36%) Pega
24 43 (12.08%) WebLogic
25 42 (11.80%) Ant
25 42 (11.80%) HTML
26 41 (11.52%) Subversion
27 38 (10.67%) DSDM

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 43 (12.08%) WebLogic
2 30 (8.43%) WebSphere
3 19 (5.34%) Documentum
4 14 (3.93%) JBoss
5 12 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 6 (1.69%) SAS
8 5 (1.40%) GlassFish
8 5 (1.40%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.12%) Apache
10 3 (0.84%) Captiva
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.56%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.56%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.56%) Liferay
11 2 (0.56%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.56%) Confluence
11 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (6.18%) MS Office
2 21 (5.90%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.93%) MS Project
4 12 (3.37%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.97%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (1.97%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.84%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.93%) Internet
2 9 (2.53%) LDAP
3 7 (1.97%) Firewall
4 6 (1.69%) Extranet
4 6 (1.69%) Intranet
5 4 (1.12%) FTP
6 3 (0.84%) Network Security
7 2 (0.56%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.56%) X.509
8 1 (0.28%) DMZ
8 1 (0.28%) SAN
8 1 (0.28%) VPN
8 1 (0.28%) DNS
8 1 (0.28%) DHCP
8 1 (0.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
2 32 (8.99%) SQL Server
3 25 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 25 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (5.06%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (4.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.09%) OLAP
8 9 (2.53%) DB2
9 8 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.97%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 7 (1.97%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (1.97%) OLAP Cube
10 7 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.69%) MySQL
11 6 (1.69%) SQL Navigator
12 5 (1.40%) OLTP
12 5 (1.40%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.40%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 42 (11.80%) Ant
2 41 (11.52%) Subversion
3 28 (7.87%) Rational Rose
4 22 (6.18%) ClearCase
5 21 (5.90%) SoapUI
6 19 (5.34%) NUnit
7 18 (5.06%) CppUnit
7 18 (5.06%) GoogleTest
8 17 (4.78%) Eclipse
8 17 (4.78%) Maven
9 12 (3.37%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (2.81%) Git (software)
10 10 (2.81%) ClearQuest
11 9 (2.53%) CA Gen
12 8 (2.25%) JIRA
13 7 (1.97%) NetBeans
13 7 (1.97%) JUnit
14 6 (1.69%) TortoiseSVN
15 5 (1.40%) RequisitePro
15 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 83 (23.31%) Finance
2 22 (6.18%) Marketing
3 12 (3.37%) Banking
4 9 (2.53%) Publishing
5 8 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.40%) Back Office
6 5 (1.40%) Advertising
7 4 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.12%) French Language
8 3 (0.84%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Retail
9 2 (0.56%) Front Office
9 2 (0.56%) Automotive
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (33.99%) Developer
2 79 (22.19%) Analyst
3 68 (19.10%) Architect
4 59 (16.57%) Java Developer
5 55 (15.45%) Business Analyst
6 28 (7.87%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 22 (6.18%) Designer
9 21 (5.90%) Solutions Designer
10 19 (5.34%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (4.49%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.93%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 12 (3.37%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 12 (3.37%) Test Analyst
14 11 (3.09%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.53%) Integration Architect
15 9 (2.53%) Scala Developer
16 8 (2.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Architect
17 7 (1.97%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (24.44%) J2EE
2 74 (20.79%) Web Services
3 65 (18.26%) XML
4 49 (13.76%) SOAP
5 42 (11.80%) HTML
6 32 (8.99%) .NET
7 26 (7.30%) Middleware
8 25 (7.02%) J2SE
9 24 (6.74%) CSS
10 22 (6.18%) REST
10 22 (6.18%) JSP
11 21 (5.90%) HTML5
12 17 (4.78%) EJB
12 17 (4.78%) XSLT
12 17 (4.78%) Spring
13 16 (4.49%) XML Schema
14 15 (4.21%) Hibernate
14 15 (4.21%) Java EE
14 15 (4.21%) Ajax
15 14 (3.93%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.20%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.46%) Derivative
3 15 (4.21%) Open Source
4 12 (3.37%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.25%) N-Tier
5 8 (2.25%) W3C
6 7 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.69%) User Experience
7 6 (1.69%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.69%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.69%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.40%) Replication
8 5 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.40%) Life Science
9 4 (1.12%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.12%) Taxonomies
10 3 (0.84%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.84%) PMI
10 3 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (0.84%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 73 (20.51%) UNIX
2 51 (14.33%) Linux
3 31 (8.71%) Windows
4 17 (4.78%) Solaris
5 7 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (58.99%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (42.70%) UML
3 121 (33.99%) Scrum
4 107 (30.06%) Waterfall
5 103 (28.93%) OO
6 70 (19.66%) Use Case
7 56 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
8 54 (15.17%) Project Management
9 52 (14.61%) Software Engineering
10 49 (13.76%) Data Modelling
11 47 (13.20%) Configuration Management
12 46 (12.92%) TDD
13 38 (10.67%) DSDM
14 35 (9.83%) OOD
14 35 (9.83%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (9.55%) Unified Process
15 34 (9.55%) Business Analysis
16 33 (9.27%) Content Management
16 33 (9.27%) Unit Testing
16 33 (9.27%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 136 (38.20%) Java
2 115 (32.30%) SQL
3 36 (10.11%) PL/SQL
4 34 (9.55%) JavaScript
5 22 (6.18%) Shell Script
6 21 (5.90%) Perl
7 20 (5.62%) C
8 18 (5.06%) C++
8 18 (5.06%) T-SQL
9 17 (4.78%) XPath
10 16 (4.49%) C#
11 10 (2.81%) Python
12 9 (2.53%) Scala
12 9 (2.53%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.40%) Ruby
14 3 (0.84%) XQuery
14 3 (0.84%) Groovy
15 2 (0.56%) VBA
15 2 (0.56%) COBOL
16 1 (0.28%) NATURAL
Qualifications
1 50 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 25 (7.02%) Degree
4 10 (2.81%) ISEB
5 8 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 7 (1.97%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.12%) PMP
8 2 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.06%) QA
2 9 (2.53%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.97%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.84%) SLA
4 3 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.84%) COBIT
5 2 (0.56%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.28%) vSphere
3 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.28%) XenServer
3 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (1.40%) Data Guard
1 5 (1.40%) Oracle Flashback
2 3 (0.84%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.84%) Puppet
2 3 (0.84%) Cobbler
2 3 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.28%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 96 (26.97%) Oracle
2 44 (12.36%) Pega
3 36 (10.11%) IBM
4 27 (7.58%) webMethods
5 22 (6.18%) Business Objects
5 22 (6.18%) Microsoft
6 21 (5.90%) BEA
6 21 (5.90%) Informatica
7 8 (2.25%) Sybase
8 7 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.97%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.69%) hybris
9 6 (1.69%) Adobe
10 5 (1.40%) HP
11 4 (1.12%) SAP
12 2 (0.56%) ForgeRock
12 2 (0.56%) Tableau
12 2 (0.56%) Apple
12 2 (0.56%) TIBCO
13 1 (0.28%) Teradata
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