The table below looks at the statistics for OpenUP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OpenUP over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Open Unified Process
Rank 593 582 547
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -35
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 19 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.022% 0.011%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.030% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
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£550 £413 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +1.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £413 £463
% change year-on-year
- -10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

OpenUP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OpenUP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

OpenUP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenUP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OpenUP within the UK.

OpenUP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OpenUP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OpenUP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

OpenUP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OpenUP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing OpenUP within the UK.

OpenUP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

OpenUP
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenUP within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 19 £550 +33.33% 13
London -4 10 £550 +49.15% 2
Berkshire +3 8 - - 7
South East -3 8 - - 8
Slough - 8 - - 7
City of London - 5 £356 - 2
Northampton -7 1 - -
Northamptonshire -8 1 - -
East Midlands -13 1 - - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1

OpenUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenUP 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 OpenUP.

1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) TDD
2 8 (30.77%) Pair Programming
2 8 (30.77%) Adobe
2 8 (30.77%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) Marketing
2 8 (30.77%) User Experience
2 8 (30.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) MS Access
3 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
5 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.85%) 4G
5 1 (3.85%) Big Data
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory

OpenUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OpenUP 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 OpenUP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
3 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
4 1 (3.85%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Wireless
1 1 (3.85%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) Big Data
General
1 8 (30.77%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Designer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Designer
2 8 (30.77%) Agile Java Developer
2 8 (30.77%) Digital Designer
2 8 (30.77%) Senior Digital Designer
2 8 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
3 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Junior
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.85%) IT Project Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (11.54%) Entity Framework
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (30.77%) TDD
2 8 (30.77%) Pair Programming
3 3 (11.54%) MVC
4 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Logistics
4 1 (3.85%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) T-SQL
2 3 (11.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) PMP
1 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Adobe
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) VMware
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