The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 North West 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 127 126 130
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing RUP 4 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.11% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.16% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate
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- £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £360
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -6.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2109 1921 2090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.97% 70.89% 64.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 960 1106
Average daily rate £375 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 88 111
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.75 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
RUP
England

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
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 29 July 2014. 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
Manchester -2 2 - - 2
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Scrum
2 10 (76.92%) Finance
3 7 (53.85%) HTML
3 7 (53.85%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) XML
4 6 (46.15%) C#
4 6 (46.15%) OOD
4 6 (46.15%) .NET
4 6 (46.15%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) CMS
5 5 (38.46%) LAMP
5 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
5 5 (38.46%) Spring
5 5 (38.46%) JSF
5 5 (38.46%) TDD
5 5 (38.46%) Ajax
5 5 (38.46%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (38.46%) QA
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
5 5 (38.46%) EJB
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
5 5 (38.46%) J2EE
5 5 (38.46%) MySQL
5 5 (38.46%) Struts
5 5 (38.46%) UML
5 5 (38.46%) OOP
5 5 (38.46%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (38.46%) JBoss

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
1 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
1 5 (38.46%) MQSeries
1 5 (38.46%) CMS
1 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
1 5 (38.46%) Escenic
1 5 (38.46%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) MySQL
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
1 5 (38.46%) Hadoop
1 5 (38.46%) Big Data
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Analyst
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Programmer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Java Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Java Programmer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Java Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Developer Analyst
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Programmer
3 5 (38.46%) Senior Java Programmer
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Project Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Project Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) XML
1 7 (53.85%) HTML
1 7 (53.85%) CSS
2 6 (46.15%) .NET
3 5 (38.46%) J2EE
3 5 (38.46%) EJB
3 5 (38.46%) Struts
3 5 (38.46%) jQuery
3 5 (38.46%) HTML5
3 5 (38.46%) CSS3
3 5 (38.46%) Java RMI
3 5 (38.46%) LAMP
3 5 (38.46%) Hibernate
3 5 (38.46%) Spring
3 5 (38.46%) JSF
3 5 (38.46%) Ajax
3 5 (38.46%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (7.69%) WCF
4 1 (7.69%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Scrum
2 6 (46.15%) OOD
3 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 5 (38.46%) UML
3 5 (38.46%) OOP
3 5 (38.46%) OOA/OOD
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) BDD
4 3 (23.08%) Supplier Management
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2
4 3 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Management
5 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
5 2 (15.38%) User Stories
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
6 1 (7.69%) CMMI
6 1 (7.69%) RAD
6 1 (7.69%) SSADM
6 1 (7.69%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) Java
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) Scala
3 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) PMI Certification
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
2 5 (38.46%) JBoss