The first table below looks at the demand for Rational Rhapsody 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 Rhapsody over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Development Applications 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Rhapsody
Rank 138 118 140
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 5 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.043% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.08% 0.33% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £348 £425
% change year-on-year
-21.36% -18.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
Development Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
465 300 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.98% 12.76% 11.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 188 263
Average daily rate £350 £325 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 30
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.35 £30.80 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £47.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Rational Rhapsody
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Rational Rhapsody
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Rational Rhapsody Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Rational Rhapsody
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 Rhapsody across the South West region.

Rational Rhapsody Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Rational Rhapsody
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 Rhapsody across the South West region.

Rational Rhapsody Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Rational Rhapsody
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 Rhapsody within the South West region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
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on Same Period
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Rational Rhapsody
Top 17 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Rational Rhapsody 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 Rhapsody.

1 6 (85.71%) UML
1 6 (85.71%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (71.43%) Requirements Management
2 5 (71.43%) Validation
3 4 (57.14%) Degree
4 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
4 3 (42.86%) System Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
5 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (28.57%) SysML
5 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
6 1 (14.29%) Marketing
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Rational Rhapsody 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 Rhapsody. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Systems Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) UML
2 5 (71.43%) Validation
2 5 (71.43%) Requirements Management
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) SysML
4 2 (28.57%) Software Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared