The table below looks at the statistics for RUP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 141 126 108
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing RUP 7 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.39% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate
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£456 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £400 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £356
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.35 £27.49
% change year-on-year
- +28.59%
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England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2697 2048 1649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.77% 72.27% 70.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1047 809
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 128 80
Average hourly rate £41.00 £31.56 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.93% +14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RUP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RUP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RUP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RUP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

RUP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

RUP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

RUP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

RUP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Cheshire - 4 £488 -
Manchester -13 3 £456 - 3
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
3 5 (41.67%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
3 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security
5 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Unified Process
5 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (25.00%) PMP
5 3 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (16.67%) PMI
6 2 (16.67%) CMMI
6 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
7 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (8.33%) User Stories
7 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (8.33%) People Management
7 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (8.33%) Documentum
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Architect
1 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 4 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Project Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Implementation Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) CSS
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) PMI
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Scrum
2 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
3 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 3 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (25.00%) Unified Process
4 3 (25.00%) Supplier Management
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (16.67%) CMMI
5 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Kanban
6 1 (8.33%) People Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) PMI Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle