The table below looks at the statistics for Rational Robot 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 Robot over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM Rational Robot
Rank 615 598 578
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -20
Contract jobs citing Rational Robot 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.053% 0.043% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 - -

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
7601 6904 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.78% 13.63% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5081 4663 3679
Average daily rate £425 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 127 126
Average hourly rate £41.85 £36.70 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.73 £24.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.65 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+12.56% +2.77%

Rational Robot
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Rational Robot Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rational Robot
Daily Rate Trend

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

Rational Robot Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Robot
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Rational Robot Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Rational Robot
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Robot within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +1 4 - -
Lancashire - 4 - -
North West - 4 - -
Preston - 2 - -

Rational Robot
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Rational Robot 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 Robot.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSD
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (75.00%) SOLID
2 3 (75.00%) Project Planning
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) Military
4 1 (25.00%) VB6
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Rational Robot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Rational Robot 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 Robot. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (50.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) C# WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) ClearCase Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Database Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior WinForms Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior WPF Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WinForms Developer
3 1 (25.00%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) XML
1 4 (100.00%) XSD
1 4 (100.00%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) SOLID
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle