The first table below looks at the demand for OpenUP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenUP 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 South 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
Open Unified Process
Rank 142 107 135
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +28
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.033% 0.094% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.13% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £175 £325
% change year-on-year
+146.42% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.75
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2218 1506 2123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.55% 70.74% 69.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 979 1296
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 66 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.64% -49.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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OpenUP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

OpenUP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

OpenUP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

OpenUP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

OpenUP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

OpenUP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

OpenUP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenUP within the South 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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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
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England

OpenUP
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing OpenUP 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 OpenUP.

1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) V-Model
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) RAD
2 1 (50.00%) DSDM
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Unified Process
2 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting

OpenUP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing OpenUP 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 OpenUP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) RAD
1 1 (50.00%) DSDM
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Unified Process
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) V-Model
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA