The first table below looks at the demand for RUP 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 RUP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 125 104 127
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +23
Contract jobs citing RUP 10 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
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£300 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -27.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £29.92 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+14.47% -14.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2173 1521 2092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.02% 70.71% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1458 986 1276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 70 125
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £42.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
RUP
England

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

RUP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RUP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RUP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RUP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RUP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

RUP
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 RUP within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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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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
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £388 -
Bristol - - - -
Dorset - - - -
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing RUP 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 RUP.

1 10 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (53.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (53.33%) Web Services
2 8 (53.33%) SOAP
2 8 (53.33%) SOA
2 8 (53.33%) JMS
2 8 (53.33%) IBM WebSphere Certification
2 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Finance
4 3 (20.00%) UML
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) HTML
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) QA
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) OOD
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Scala
5 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing RUP 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 RUP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (53.33%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (53.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (13.33%) MQSeries
4 2 (13.33%) CMS
4 2 (13.33%) Escenic
4 2 (13.33%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) TKPROF
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.67%) RequisitePro
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (6.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Enterprise Architect
1 8 (53.33%) Architect
1 8 (53.33%) Integration Architect
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Java Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Programmer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Java Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Service Transition Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Transition Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Web Services
1 8 (53.33%) JMS
1 8 (53.33%) SOAP
2 3 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) J2EE
3 2 (13.33%) EJB
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) LAMP
3 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
3 2 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (13.33%) JSF
3 2 (13.33%) Ajax
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (13.33%) jQuery
3 2 (13.33%) Struts
3 2 (13.33%) HTML5
3 2 (13.33%) CSS3
3 2 (13.33%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) W3C
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) SOA
2 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) UML
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) OOD
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Process
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Test Management
5 1 (6.67%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (6.67%) BPEL
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Scala
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) IBM WebSphere Certification
2 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) HP