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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IBM Rational Robot
Rank 586 567 559
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Contract jobs citing Rational Robot 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.083% 0.050% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -7.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £450 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
7223 5965 5730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.32% 11.65% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4980 3815 3554
Average daily rate £400 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.29% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 226
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £20.35 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £45.30 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%

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 8 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 24 December 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 -25 6 £400 -11.11% 1
London - 6 £400 - 1
City of London - 2 - - 1
South East - - - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Gatwick - - - -

Rational Robot
Top 26 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) UML
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) HP
1 6 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (100.00%) RequisitePro
1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 6 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) W3C
2 4 (66.67%) RUP
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
2 4 (66.67%) MS Project
3 2 (33.33%) Business Development
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Process

Rational Robot
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (100.00%) RequisitePro
1 6 (100.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 6 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) JUnit
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Testing Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) UML
1 6 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 6 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) System Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Functional Testing
2 4 (66.67%) RUP
3 2 (33.33%) Unified Process
3 2 (33.33%) Business Development
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) IBM
1 6 (100.00%) HP