The first table below looks at the demand for Rational Rhapsody skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Rhapsody over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Development Applications 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Rhapsody
Rank 538 531 570
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +39
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 49 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.027% 0.030%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.71% 0.24% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 1
Average daily rate £275 £348 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.86% -18.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £348 £425
% change year-on-year
-21.36% -18.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 4 14
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.49% +2.14%
Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6946 5388 5855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.34% 11.29% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4426 3424 3417
Average daily rate £375 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 136 207
Average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £23.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%

Rational Rhapsody
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Rational Rhapsody Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Daily Rate Trend

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

Rational Rhapsody Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Rational Rhapsody Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Rational Rhapsody Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 40 £275 -20.86% 18
West Midlands -7 12 £275 -26.66% 2
East of England -20 10 - - 4
South East - 8 £280 - 6
Middlesex - 7 - - 2
South West -17 5 - - 1
Bedfordshire -14 3 - - 3
London -22 2 £275 - 4
Luton - 2 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £280 - 1
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Templecombe - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
York - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (61.29%) UML
2 33 (53.23%) Software Engineering
3 25 (40.32%) Rational DOORS
4 17 (27.42%) HL7
5 16 (25.81%) Validation
6 15 (24.19%) OO
6 15 (24.19%) C++
7 14 (22.58%) Degree
8 13 (20.97%) .NET
8 13 (20.97%) MATLAB
9 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
10 11 (17.74%) NHS
11 10 (16.13%) Simulink
11 10 (16.13%) C#
11 10 (16.13%) SQL
12 9 (14.52%) Windows
13 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
13 8 (12.90%) Requirements Management
13 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
14 7 (11.29%) Multithreading
14 7 (11.29%) Serena
14 7 (11.29%) Automotive
14 7 (11.29%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (11.29%) IBM
14 7 (11.29%) OOP
14 7 (11.29%) C
14 7 (11.29%) Embedded Systems
14 7 (11.29%) CAN bus
15 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
15 6 (9.68%) SOAP

Rational Rhapsody
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 7 (11.29%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.45%) IIS
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Simulink
2 3 (4.84%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.84%) FTP
2 1 (1.61%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.61%) Wireless
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 25 (40.32%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.61%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (11.29%) Automotive
2 3 (4.84%) Electronics
2 3 (4.84%) Military
2 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (51.61%) Software Engineer
2 8 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (11.29%) Senior Software Engineer
4 6 (9.68%) Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.45%) Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Ada Software Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Systems Architect
8 2 (3.23%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (3.23%) Designer
8 2 (3.23%) Principal Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) C# Developer
9 1 (1.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) Java Developer
9 1 (1.61%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) .NET
2 6 (9.68%) SOAP
3 5 (8.06%) .NET Framework
3 5 (8.06%) XML
3 5 (8.06%) HTML
4 4 (6.45%) WSDL
4 4 (6.45%) WCF
4 4 (6.45%) REST
4 4 (6.45%) Hibernate
4 4 (6.45%) Itk
5 2 (3.23%) XSL
6 1 (1.61%) jQuery
6 1 (1.61%) STL
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) NHS
2 7 (11.29%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (11.29%) CAN bus
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) PACS
4 1 (1.61%) Mechatronics
4 1 (1.61%) Physics
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.52%) Windows
2 5 (8.06%) Linux
3 2 (3.23%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (61.29%) UML
2 33 (53.23%) Software Engineering
3 16 (25.81%) Validation
4 15 (24.19%) OO
5 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 8 (12.90%) Requirements Management
6 7 (11.29%) Multithreading
6 7 (11.29%) OOP
7 6 (9.68%) SOA
7 6 (9.68%) SysML
8 4 (6.45%) Six Sigma
8 4 (6.45%) Requirements Engineering
8 4 (6.45%) MVVM
8 4 (6.45%) MVC
9 3 (4.84%) Embedded Software Development
9 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.84%) Information Security
9 3 (4.84%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.84%) Software Architecture
9 3 (4.84%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) C++
2 13 (20.97%) MATLAB
3 10 (16.13%) C#
3 10 (16.13%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) C
5 5 (8.06%) Ada
5 5 (8.06%) Java
6 4 (6.45%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.84%) MUMPS
8 2 (3.23%) VB
9 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.61%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (22.58%) Degree
2 8 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (27.42%) HL7
2 3 (4.84%) SLA
2 3 (4.84%) ISO 9000
3 2 (3.23%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) Serena
2 7 (11.29%) IBM
3 5 (8.06%) InterSystems
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