The first table below looks at the demand for RUP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 55 39 34
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -5
Contract jobs citing RUP 11 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.45% 0.49% 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.71% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 6
Average daily rate £356 - £335
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 - £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.49 £43.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.33% -36.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.49 £37.91
% change year-on-year
+67.33% -27.48%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
575 281 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.96% 68.37% 66.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 142 145
Average daily rate £400 £330 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £215 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 39
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £27.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.48 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £43.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
RUP
East of England

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

RUP Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

RUP
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

RUP Daily Rate Trend in Essex

RUP
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RUP across the Essex region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

RUP Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

RUP
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

RUP Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 14 (87.50%) HTML
1 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
1 14 (87.50%) OO
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (43.75%) J2EE
3 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) XML
3 7 (43.75%) UNIX
3 7 (43.75%) XHTML
3 7 (43.75%) SOA
3 7 (43.75%) Ajax
3 7 (43.75%) HTML5
4 6 (37.50%) Windows
4 6 (37.50%) Solaris
4 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (31.25%) JBoss
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) Social Media
5 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
5 5 (31.25%) CSS3
5 5 (31.25%) Facebook
5 5 (31.25%) Twitter
5 5 (31.25%) JSON
5 5 (31.25%) Web Development
5 5 (31.25%) jBPM
5 5 (31.25%) Marketing
5 5 (31.25%) Validation
6 4 (25.00%) LDAP

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LDAP
1 4 (25.00%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Ant
General
1 5 (31.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Automotive
2 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 9 (56.25%) Java Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) HTML
1 14 (87.50%) CSS
2 7 (43.75%) J2EE
2 7 (43.75%) XML
2 7 (43.75%) XHTML
2 7 (43.75%) Ajax
2 7 (43.75%) HTML5
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) CSS3
3 5 (31.25%) JSON
3 5 (31.25%) jBPM
4 2 (12.50%) RESTful
4 2 (12.50%) JSP
5 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Social Media
2 1 (6.25%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) UNIX
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) OO
2 7 (43.75%) SOA
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Web Development
3 5 (31.25%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (12.50%) Content Management
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) RAD
5 2 (12.50%) UML
6 1 (6.25%) SEO
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Use Case
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) Java
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) JBoss
1 5 (31.25%) Facebook
1 5 (31.25%) Twitter
2 3 (18.75%) FatWire
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Business Objects
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe