The table below looks at the statistics for RUP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 467 373 329
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -44
Contract jobs citing RUP 139 219 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.57% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 91 126
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£410 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £34.25 £59.00 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.94% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.65 £34.25 £38.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 £60.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £34.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -19.41%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RUP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RUP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RUP
Daily Rate Trend

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

RUP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RUP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RUP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

RUP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RUP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RUP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RUP
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 RUP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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 -87 130 £410 -3.52% 31
London -42 75 £450 +4.34% 18
East of England -22 14 £400 -15.78%
City of London +18 13 £350 -21.12% 3
South East -26 10 £340 -24.50% 4
Yorkshire -9 8 £320 -5.88% 1
South West - 7 £363 - 1
West Yorkshire -10 6 £279 -18.01% 1
West Midlands -18 6 £385 -9.41% 3
Hampshire - 6 £350 - 2
North West -10 5 - - 2
Edinburgh -8 4 - -
Manchester -10 4 - - 2
Scotland -13 4 - - 3
Wales -19 4 - - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £388 -
Salford - 4 - -
Bradford - 4 - -
East Midlands +1 3 £295 -37.89%
Shropshire -7 3 - -
Swindon - 3 £388 -
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £225 - 1
Milton Keynes -9 1 £380 -15.55%
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £380 -15.55%
Leeds -19 1 £220 -35.29%
Bedfordshire -20 1 £425 -22.72%
Luton - 1 £425 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - - 1

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RUP 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 RUP.

1 125 (43.10%) UML
2 104 (35.86%) Scrum
3 82 (28.28%) Finance
4 73 (25.17%) Java
5 67 (23.10%) OO
6 65 (22.41%) XML
7 63 (21.72%) Project Management
8 60 (20.69%) Use Case
9 56 (19.31%) HTML
10 54 (18.62%) CSS
11 51 (17.59%) SQL
12 47 (16.21%) PRINCE2
13 46 (15.86%) SOA
14 45 (15.52%) SQL Server
15 44 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
16 43 (14.83%) Content Management
16 43 (14.83%) Configuration Management
17 41 (14.14%) .NET
17 41 (14.14%) JavaScript
18 39 (13.45%) J2EE
18 39 (13.45%) Oracle
18 39 (13.45%) Business Analysis
19 38 (13.10%) Web Services
20 37 (12.76%) Data Modelling
20 37 (12.76%) Unified Process
21 36 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
21 36 (12.41%) Microsoft
21 36 (12.41%) DSDM
22 35 (12.07%) IBM
23 34 (11.72%) SharePoint

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RUP 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 RUP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 34 (11.72%) SharePoint
2 31 (10.69%) WebSphere
3 24 (8.28%) CMS
4 21 (7.24%) Confluence
5 18 (6.21%) Apache
6 15 (5.17%) WebLogic
7 13 (4.48%) Adobe CQ
8 12 (4.14%) SharePoint Server
8 12 (4.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 12 (4.14%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (3.45%) Documentum
10 9 (3.10%) Tomcat
10 9 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (2.76%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (2.41%) MQSeries
12 7 (2.41%) Escenic
13 6 (2.07%) Apache ServiceMix
13 6 (2.07%) FileNet
14 5 (1.72%) Apache Solr
14 5 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 31 (10.69%) MS Excel
2 25 (8.62%) MS Office
3 21 (7.24%) MS Project
3 21 (7.24%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.72%) InfoPath
5 4 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.03%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.45%) Firewall
2 9 (3.10%) LDAP
3 7 (2.41%) Intranet
4 5 (1.72%) Extranet
4 5 (1.72%) DMZ
4 5 (1.72%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.69%) NAS
5 2 (0.69%) SAN
5 2 (0.69%) Internet
6 1 (0.34%) VPN
6 1 (0.34%) DNS
6 1 (0.34%) DHCP
6 1 (0.34%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.34%) HTTP
6 1 (0.34%) LAN
6 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (4.48%) Relational Database
3 13 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (4.14%) NoSQL
4 12 (4.14%) Hadoop
5 11 (3.79%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (3.10%) MySQL
7 9 (3.10%) OLAP
7 9 (3.10%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (2.76%) Big Data
8 8 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.76%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.76%) MS Access
8 8 (2.76%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.41%) DB2
10 6 (2.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (1.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 27 (9.31%) JIRA
2 25 (8.62%) Maven
3 21 (7.24%) Ant
4 20 (6.90%) Jenkins
5 17 (5.86%) Git (software)
6 15 (5.17%) ClearCase
6 15 (5.17%) Subversion
7 14 (4.83%) Rational Rose
8 11 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (3.45%) NUnit
10 9 (3.10%) PowerDesigner
10 9 (3.10%) ClearQuest
11 8 (2.76%) GoogleTest
11 8 (2.76%) CppUnit
11 8 (2.76%) Eclipse
12 5 (1.72%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (1.38%) Hudson
13 4 (1.38%) RequisitePro
14 3 (1.03%) Visual Studio
14 3 (1.03%) CruiseControl
General
1 82 (28.28%) Finance
2 27 (9.31%) Banking
3 18 (6.21%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (4.14%) Publishing
4 12 (4.14%) Legal
5 11 (3.79%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.41%) Marketing
7 5 (1.72%) Automotive
8 4 (1.38%) Billing
8 4 (1.38%) Retail
8 4 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.03%) German Language
10 2 (0.69%) Back Office
11 1 (0.34%) Law
11 1 (0.34%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (31.38%) Developer
2 82 (28.28%) Analyst
3 61 (21.03%) Business Analyst
4 52 (17.93%) Architect
5 33 (11.38%) Java Developer
6 26 (8.97%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.55%) SharePoint Developer
8 13 (4.48%) Data Architect
8 13 (4.48%) Middleware Developer
9 11 (3.79%) Senior Analyst
10 10 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.45%) Consultant
11 9 (3.10%) Senior Developer
11 9 (3.10%) Integration Architect
11 9 (3.10%) Programme Manager
12 8 (2.76%) Enterprise Architect
13 7 (2.41%) .NET Developer
13 7 (2.41%) Programmer
13 7 (2.41%) Software Engineer
13 7 (2.41%) Java Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (22.41%) XML
2 56 (19.31%) HTML
3 54 (18.62%) CSS
4 41 (14.14%) .NET
5 39 (13.45%) J2EE
6 38 (13.10%) Web Services
7 34 (11.72%) SOAP
8 29 (10.00%) Middleware
9 25 (8.62%) HTML5
10 22 (7.59%) Spring
11 21 (7.24%) jQuery
11 21 (7.24%) JSON
11 21 (7.24%) Ajax
11 21 (7.24%) XSD
12 19 (6.55%) JSP
13 17 (5.86%) Hibernate
13 17 (5.86%) ActiveMQ
14 16 (5.52%) Struts
15 15 (5.17%) XSLT
15 15 (5.17%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.17%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.83%) Open Source
2 14 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.10%) PMI
4 8 (2.76%) Pharmacovigilance
5 7 (2.41%) Derivative
6 5 (1.72%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.38%) PKI
7 4 (1.38%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.38%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.38%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.38%) GIS
8 3 (1.03%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.03%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.03%) Video Editing
8 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.69%) Taxonomies
9 2 (0.69%) Blog
9 2 (0.69%) iPad
9 2 (0.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.66%) UNIX
2 22 (7.59%) Linux
3 15 (5.17%) Windows
4 10 (3.45%) Solaris
5 4 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.03%) AIX
7 1 (0.34%) Tru64
7 1 (0.34%) HPUX
7 1 (0.34%) Android
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (43.10%) UML
2 104 (35.86%) Scrum
3 67 (23.10%) OO
4 63 (21.72%) Project Management
5 60 (20.69%) Use Case
6 47 (16.21%) PRINCE2
7 46 (15.86%) SOA
8 44 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
9 43 (14.83%) Content Management
9 43 (14.83%) Configuration Management
10 39 (13.45%) Business Analysis
11 37 (12.76%) Data Modelling
11 37 (12.76%) Unified Process
12 36 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (12.41%) DSDM
13 34 (11.72%) Waterfall
14 33 (11.38%) Workflow
15 32 (11.03%) TDD
16 31 (10.69%) OOD
17 29 (10.00%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 73 (25.17%) Java
2 51 (17.59%) SQL
3 41 (14.14%) JavaScript
4 22 (7.59%) C#
5 11 (3.79%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.45%) C
7 7 (2.41%) Scala
8 6 (2.07%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.07%) Perl
9 5 (1.72%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.38%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.38%) VB
11 3 (1.03%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.69%) XPath
12 2 (0.69%) VB6
12 2 (0.69%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.69%) C++
12 2 (0.69%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.34%) MUMPS
13 1 (0.34%) FQL
Qualifications
1 34 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 22 (7.59%) Degree
2 22 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (5.17%) ISEB
4 13 (4.48%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.76%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 5 (1.72%) PMP
6 5 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (1.72%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (1.72%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.38%) IIBA
7 4 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.03%) APMP
8 3 (1.03%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 3 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.69%) GISP
9 2 (0.69%) CBAP
9 2 (0.69%) MAPM
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.28%) QA
2 6 (2.07%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.69%) EMIR
4 2 (0.69%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.69%) P3O
4 2 (0.69%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.34%) HL7
5 1 (0.34%) COBIT
5 1 (0.34%) MiFID
System Software
1 14 (4.83%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.69%) Samba
2 2 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 7 (2.41%) Puppet
2 5 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.69%) Data Guard
3 2 (0.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.34%) Control-M
Vendors
1 39 (13.45%) Oracle
2 36 (12.41%) Microsoft
3 35 (12.07%) IBM
4 26 (8.97%) JBoss
5 16 (5.52%) Atlassian
5 16 (5.52%) FatWire
6 9 (3.10%) Adobe
7 6 (2.07%) BEA
7 6 (2.07%) Informatica
7 6 (2.07%) HP
8 5 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.72%) SAP
8 5 (1.72%) Twitter
9 4 (1.38%) Pega
9 4 (1.38%) Business Objects
9 4 (1.38%) webMethods
10 2 (0.69%) Talend
10 2 (0.69%) Citrix
10 2 (0.69%) VMware
11 1 (0.34%) Teradata
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