The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Rhapsody
Rank 138 115 124
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.28% 0.084% 0.075%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.78% 0.77% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.84% +1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+16.43% +1.38%
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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
507 259 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.54% 10.89% 11.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 165 158
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £428 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 39
Average hourly rate £47.50 £31.90 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.90% -20.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.15 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.90 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 22 December 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
Bristol -14 1 - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
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Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (92.86%) C++
2 13 (92.86%) UML
2 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
3 12 (85.71%) Java
4 8 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
5 7 (50.00%) Web Services
5 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (50.00%) Google
5 7 (50.00%) GWT
5 7 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
6 6 (42.86%) OO
6 6 (42.86%) ClearCase
6 6 (42.86%) ClearQuest
6 6 (42.86%) Validation
6 6 (42.86%) Scrum
6 6 (42.86%) Information Management
6 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
6 6 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (42.86%) Signal Processing
6 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
7 5 (35.71%) Linux
7 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) Intel
7 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
7 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
7 5 (35.71%) OpenMP
7 5 (35.71%) Spring
7 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
7 5 (35.71%) Parallel Programming

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) Apache ServiceMix
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (42.86%) ClearCase
2 6 (42.86%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Software Engineer
3 5 (35.71%) C++ Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Web Services
1 7 (50.00%) GWT
2 5 (35.71%) OpenMP
2 5 (35.71%) Spring
3 4 (28.57%) Hibernate
3 4 (28.57%) JSP
4 1 (7.14%) JPA
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Algorithms
2 5 (35.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) UML
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (42.86%) Signal Processing
3 6 (42.86%) Information Management
3 6 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 6 (42.86%) OO
3 6 (42.86%) Validation
3 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 5 (35.71%) Multithreading
4 5 (35.71%) Parallel Programming
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C++
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) MATLAB
4 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (92.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Google
2 5 (35.71%) Intel