The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Rhapsody
Rank 583 544 531
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 16 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.050% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.23% 0.41% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Average daily rate
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£355 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.09% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £181 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £390 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £273 £345
% change year-on-year
+29.91% -20.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 1
Average hourly rate £41.45 £37.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.02% +2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.45 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.02% +2.77%

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

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
6982 6366 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.01% 12.26% 11.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4469 4037 3301
Average daily rate £400 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 110 142
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.40 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% +3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £17.90 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.16%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Rational Rhapsody Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Top 16 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 27 March 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 -13 15 £373 +34.23% 8
South West -1 7 - - 1
East of England +4 2 - - 3
Bristol -2 2 - -
South East -34 2 £373 +33.03% 1
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Luton - 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (59.38%) UML
2 28 (43.75%) Rational DOORS
3 26 (40.63%) Software Engineering
4 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 20 (31.25%) Requirements Engineering
5 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (29.69%) C++
6 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
7 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
8 14 (21.88%) Java
9 13 (20.31%) C
9 13 (20.31%) Management Information System
10 12 (18.75%) Web Services
10 12 (18.75%) Degree
10 12 (18.75%) SysML
10 12 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (17.19%) Google
11 11 (17.19%) Scrum
11 11 (17.19%) HL7
11 11 (17.19%) GWT
11 11 (17.19%) Automotive
12 9 (14.06%) NHS
12 9 (14.06%) ClearQuest
12 9 (14.06%) MATLAB
12 9 (14.06%) Simulink
12 9 (14.06%) ClearCase
12 9 (14.06%) Information Management
12 9 (14.06%) Spring
13 8 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
13 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence

Rational Rhapsody
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 2 (3.13%) IIS
1 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
1 2 (3.13%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (1.56%) JCAPS
2 1 (1.56%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Simulink
2 4 (6.25%) Stateflow
3 1 (1.56%) TargetLink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) DTS
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 28 (43.75%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (14.06%) ClearCase
2 9 (14.06%) ClearQuest
3 5 (7.81%) Subversion
3 5 (7.81%) eggPlant
3 5 (7.81%) NeoLoad
3 5 (7.81%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.56%) Maven
4 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (17.19%) Automotive
2 3 (4.69%) Military
3 2 (3.13%) Electronics
3 2 (3.13%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Software Engineer
2 9 (14.06%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (12.50%) Developer
3 8 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 8 (12.50%) Technical Team Leader
3 8 (12.50%) Middleware Team Leader
4 6 (9.38%) Integration Specialist
5 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Performance Test Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Java Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Software Architect
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.13%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.75%) Web Services
2 11 (17.19%) GWT
3 9 (14.06%) Spring
4 8 (12.50%) Middleware
5 7 (10.94%) Hibernate
5 7 (10.94%) JSP
6 6 (9.38%) XML
6 6 (9.38%) Itk
7 2 (3.13%) Apache Camel
7 2 (3.13%) JPA
7 2 (3.13%) .NET
8 1 (1.56%) CSS
8 1 (1.56%) SOAP
8 1 (1.56%) WCF
8 1 (1.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.31%) Management Information System
2 9 (14.06%) NHS
3 6 (9.38%) CAN bus
3 6 (9.38%) Algorithms
4 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (7.81%) Mechatronics
4 5 (7.81%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.56%) Windows
1 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (59.38%) UML
2 26 (40.63%) Software Engineering
3 20 (31.25%) Requirements Engineering
4 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (18.75%) SysML
5 12 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
6 11 (17.19%) Scrum
7 9 (14.06%) Information Management
8 8 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (12.50%) Six Sigma
8 8 (12.50%) Validation
8 8 (12.50%) Embedded Software Development
9 7 (10.94%) TDD
10 6 (9.38%) ITIL
11 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
11 5 (7.81%) Test Management
11 5 (7.81%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.81%) Performance Testing
11 5 (7.81%) V-Model
11 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) C++
2 14 (21.88%) Java
3 13 (20.31%) C
4 9 (14.06%) MATLAB
5 7 (10.94%) SQL
6 5 (7.81%) Python
7 3 (4.69%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.69%) C#
7 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (28.13%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.75%) Degree
4 8 (12.50%) Six Sigma Green Belt
5 5 (7.81%) ISEB
5 5 (7.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.19%) HL7
2 2 (3.13%) QA
3 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.56%) IEC 61508
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Google
2 7 (10.94%) IBM
3 6 (9.38%) Oracle
4 5 (7.81%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.56%) QNX
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