The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Open Unified Process
Rank 577 563 580
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 17 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.014% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.042% 0.019% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 3
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£425 £175 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+142.85% -46.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £431 £175 £325
% change year-on-year
+146.42% -46.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £13.75
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 2014.

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 28 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 31 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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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 -17 17 £425 +142.85% 17
London +29 13 £425 - 5
City of London +26 3 £160 - 2
South East -7 2 £431 +146.42% 7
Berkshire - 2 £431 - 7
South West -25 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £313 - 3
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 2
North West - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

OpenUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 (31.03%) CRM
1 9 (31.03%) Salesforce.com
2 8 (27.59%) Finance
3 7 (24.14%) .NET
4 6 (20.69%) Force.com
4 6 (20.69%) Visualforce
4 6 (20.69%) Apex Code
5 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.24%) Web Services
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) MS Office
6 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
6 4 (13.79%) ETL
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
6 4 (13.79%) Legal
6 4 (13.79%) Workflow
6 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (13.79%) Supplier Management
6 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (13.79%) Hedge funds
7 3 (10.34%) Workflow Management
7 3 (10.34%) Marketing
7 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
7 3 (10.34%) Content Management
7 3 (10.34%) Banking
7 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle
7 3 (10.34%) SQL

OpenUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.45%) SAS
1 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
1 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Force.com
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 4 (13.79%) Financial Institution
2 4 (13.79%) Legal
3 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (10.34%) Marketing
3 3 (10.34%) Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Retail
4 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Law
4 2 (6.90%) Publishing
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Developer
1 8 (27.59%) Analyst
2 6 (20.69%) Project Manager
2 6 (20.69%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 5 (17.24%) Business Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 2 (6.90%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Transformation Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Data Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.45%) SQL DBA
6 1 (3.45%) Sales Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) Visualforce
3 5 (17.24%) Web Services
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.45%) HTML
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Hedge funds
2 2 (6.90%) BBC
3 1 (3.45%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Windows
1 1 (3.45%) Android
1 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) CRM
2 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) Workflow
3 4 (13.79%) ETL
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Supplier Management
3 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow Management
4 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
4 3 (10.34%) Content Management
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Business Development
6 1 (3.45%) Requirements Management
6 1 (3.45%) Test Management
6 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
6 1 (3.45%) Data Governance
6 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Apex Code
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
2 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Teradata
4 1 (3.45%) Xamarin
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