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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational Rhapsody
Rank 137 142 128
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 7 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.22% 0.077%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.48% 1.46% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £460 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £50.00 £46.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +32.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +21.42%
Rational Rhapsody
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
474 479 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.91% 14.86% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 330 187
Average daily rate £375 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 8
Average hourly rate £41.53 £40.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.16% +0.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £32.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.19 £47.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Somerset +1 4 - -
Bristol +2 3 - - 1
Rational Rhapsody
England

Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) C
1 8 (66.67%) C++
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) SysML
3 5 (41.67%) Requirements Management
3 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 5 (41.67%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) Ada
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (33.33%) FrameMaker
4 4 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) MISRA C
5 3 (25.00%) MISRA
5 3 (25.00%) Ada 95
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Degree
6 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 2 (16.67%) Military
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (8.33%) Programme Management

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) FrameMaker
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (41.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (8.33%) NetBeans
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) System Verification Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Verification Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) SysML
3 5 (41.67%) Requirements Management
3 5 (41.67%) UML
4 4 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) C
1 8 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (33.33%) Ada
3 3 (25.00%) Ada 95
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) MATLAB
4 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) MISRA
1 3 (25.00%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle