The table below looks at the statistics for Rational DOORS 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 Rational DOORS over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational DOORS
Rank 125 101 117
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +16
Contract jobs citing Rational DOORS 22 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.51% 0.65%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.84% 4.95% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£380 £315 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.63% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £333 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.77% -11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.56%
Rational DOORS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
455 222 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.50% 10.30% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 141 169
Average daily rate £388 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 55
Average hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £15.26 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.29 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +3.67%

Rational DOORS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rational DOORS across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Rational DOORS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Rational DOORS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Rational DOORS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Rational DOORS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rational DOORS across the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Rational DOORS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Rational DOORS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Rational DOORS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Rational DOORS
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 Rational DOORS within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Dorset +4 8 £450 - 1
Gloucestershire -10 5 - - 2
Somerset - 4 £550 - 5
Bristol -31 1 £275 -12.69%
Rational DOORS
England

Rational DOORS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Rational DOORS 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 Rational DOORS.

1 27 (60.00%) UML
2 24 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 21 (46.67%) Validation
4 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
5 18 (40.00%) Configuration Management
6 17 (37.78%) Requirements Management
7 16 (35.56%) C++
8 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
9 12 (26.67%) Java
10 11 (24.44%) Requirements Analysis
10 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
10 11 (24.44%) Avionics
10 11 (24.44%) Change Control
11 10 (22.22%) DO-178B
11 10 (22.22%) SysML
11 10 (22.22%) OO
12 9 (20.00%) IBM
12 9 (20.00%) OOP
13 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
14 7 (15.56%) Aerospace
14 7 (15.56%) Military
14 7 (15.56%) C
15 6 (13.33%) Change Management
16 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
17 4 (8.89%) Rational Rhapsody
17 4 (8.89%) Degree
17 4 (8.89%) Embedded C
17 4 (8.89%) Linux
17 4 (8.89%) Finance
18 3 (6.67%) Scrum

Rational DOORS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Rational DOORS 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 Rational DOORS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.44%) ClearQuest
3 2 (4.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (24.44%) Avionics
2 7 (15.56%) Aerospace
2 7 (15.56%) Military
3 4 (8.89%) Finance
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (64.44%) Software Engineer
2 12 (26.67%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Development Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Test Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.44%) C++ Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Principal Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Analyst Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Configuration and Release Manager
9 1 (2.22%) C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
1 2 (4.44%) GWT
2 1 (2.22%) JSP
2 1 (2.22%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.22%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (60.00%) UML
2 24 (53.33%) Software Engineering
3 21 (46.67%) Validation
4 18 (40.00%) Configuration Management
5 17 (37.78%) Requirements Management
6 11 (24.44%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (24.44%) Change Control
6 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 10 (22.22%) SysML
7 10 (22.22%) OO
8 9 (20.00%) OOP
9 8 (17.78%) Integration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Change Management
11 3 (6.67%) Supplier Management
11 3 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
11 3 (6.67%) SOA
11 3 (6.67%) Scrum
11 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (4.44%) Information Management
12 2 (4.44%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) C++
2 12 (26.67%) Java
3 7 (15.56%) C
4 4 (8.89%) Embedded C
5 3 (6.67%) Delphi
5 3 (6.67%) Ada
5 3 (6.67%) MATLAB
6 2 (4.44%) SQL
7 1 (2.22%) Assembly Language
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (42.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.22%) DO-160
2 1 (2.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) IBM
2 3 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (4.44%) Serena
3 2 (4.44%) Google
3 2 (4.44%) Wind River
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