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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 163 148 130
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -18
Contract jobs citing RUP 3 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.077% 0.25% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.32% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £550 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £305
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +39.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.23%
RUP
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
3184 2840 2308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.96% 77.47% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1975 1629 1216
Median daily rate £422 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 131 115
Median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £13.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.09 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing RUP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -11 3 £550 +10.00% 5
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RUP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for RUP.

1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (76.19%) Oracle
3 14 (66.67%) SQL
3 14 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (52.38%) Linux
4 11 (52.38%) Scrum
5 10 (47.62%) WebSphere
5 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
5 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 10 (47.62%) ClearCase
5 10 (47.62%) Java
5 10 (47.62%) Web Services
5 10 (47.62%) DevOps
5 10 (47.62%) SDLC
6 9 (42.86%) Puppet
6 9 (42.86%) Cobbler
6 9 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (42.86%) Ruby
6 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
6 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
6 9 (42.86%) Unix
6 9 (42.86%) DSDM
6 9 (42.86%) Python
6 9 (42.86%) IBM
6 9 (42.86%) Tivoli
6 9 (42.86%) Service Management
7 8 (38.10%) CMMI
7 8 (38.10%) Project Management
7 8 (38.10%) Mainframe
7 8 (38.10%) Subversion

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (47.62%) WebSphere
2 8 (38.10%) CICS
2 8 (38.10%) JBoss
2 8 (38.10%) WebLogic
3 6 (28.57%) CloudStack
3 6 (28.57%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) DB2
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) ClearCase
2 8 (38.10%) Subversion
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Architect
3 5 (23.81%) Platform Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Designer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (9.52%) Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Security Consultant
5 2 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (47.62%) Web Services
2 8 (38.10%) EJB
2 8 (38.10%) Hibernate
2 8 (38.10%) J2EE
2 8 (38.10%) JMS
2 8 (38.10%) JSP
2 8 (38.10%) Servlets
2 8 (38.10%) Struts
2 8 (38.10%) WSDL
2 8 (38.10%) XML
2 8 (38.10%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Mainframe
1 8 (38.10%) PMI
2 7 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) CMDB
4 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (52.38%) Scrum
4 10 (47.62%) Configuration Management
4 10 (47.62%) DevOps
4 10 (47.62%) SDLC
5 9 (42.86%) DSDM
5 9 (42.86%) Service Management
5 9 (42.86%) Waterfall
6 8 (38.10%) Agile Project Management
6 8 (38.10%) CMMI
6 8 (38.10%) PRINCE
6 8 (38.10%) PRINCE2
6 8 (38.10%) Project Management
7 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
7 5 (23.81%) BDD
7 5 (23.81%) TDD
8 2 (9.52%) Change Management
8 2 (9.52%) Fraud Modelling
8 2 (9.52%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 9 (42.86%) Python
3 9 (42.86%) Ruby
4 8 (38.10%) Assembly Language
4 8 (38.10%) COBOL
4 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
4 8 (38.10%) Shell Script
5 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) PMI Certification
2 5 (23.81%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) vSphere
1 6 (28.57%) Xen
1 6 (28.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Cobbler
1 9 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (42.86%) Puppet
1 9 (42.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Oracle
2 9 (42.86%) IBM
3 8 (38.10%) Chordiant
4 6 (28.57%) EnterpriseDB
5 5 (23.81%) Sun
6 2 (9.52%) Actimize