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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 390 414 356
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -58
Contract jobs citing RUP 195 163 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.32% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.43% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 80 116
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£425 £398 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £286 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £603 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £320 £369
% change year-on-year
+32.81% -13.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.68 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.17% +32.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.68 -

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
39939 38252 32708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.99% 74.83% 72.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25139 23043 19449
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1061 1149 1173
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 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 +8 188 £425 +6.25% 43
London +3 85 £425 +4.29% 17
West Midlands +25 33 £475 +5.55% 4
South East -16 28 £450 +46.57% 8
East of England +19 19 £400 -11.11% 3
Hampshire -18 16 £346 +14.71% 3
City of London -5 14 £400 -11.11% 5
Yorkshire +1 13 £353 +11.90% 5
West Yorkshire -3 12 £350 +32.07% 5
Berkshire +11 6 £450 - 2
Buckinghamshire 0 6 £500 -
North West -11 6 £413 +3.12%
Norfolk - 6 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £500 -
Cheshire - 5 £488 -
Bradford - 5 - - 3
Hertfordshire +10 4 - - 2
Docklands, London +7 4 £550 -4.34%
Leeds -6 4 £313 +17.92% 2
South West -14 4 £425 - 4
Coventry +4 3 £425 -17.47% 1
Slough - 3 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - - 1
Norwich - 2 £500 - 1
Reading - 2 £400 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 - - 1
North East - 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 1
Manchester -16 1 £413 -
Bedford - - - -

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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.

1 215 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (38.78%) Java
3 139 (38.50%) UML
4 136 (37.67%) Scrum
5 114 (31.58%) OO
6 105 (29.09%) SQL
7 94 (26.04%) XML
8 90 (24.93%) J2EE
8 90 (24.93%) Waterfall
9 82 (22.71%) Finance
10 78 (21.61%) Configuration Management
10 78 (21.61%) DSDM
10 78 (21.61%) Security Cleared
11 77 (21.33%) Web Services
11 77 (21.33%) UNIX
12 76 (21.05%) Oracle
12 76 (21.05%) Use Case
13 66 (18.28%) SC Cleared
14 63 (17.45%) SOAP
14 63 (17.45%) TDD
15 59 (16.34%) Linux
16 58 (16.07%) Project Management
16 58 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
17 51 (14.13%) Subversion
18 50 (13.85%) HTML
19 48 (13.30%) IBM
20 47 (13.02%) Data Modelling
20 47 (13.02%) Software Engineering
21 45 (12.47%) SQL Server
22 44 (12.19%) Ant

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 30 (8.31%) WebLogic
2 27 (7.48%) WebSphere
2 27 (7.48%) Confluence
3 20 (5.54%) Apache
4 18 (4.99%) JBoss
5 16 (4.43%) FileNet
6 14 (3.88%) Documentum
7 12 (3.32%) Oracle Workflow
8 10 (2.77%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.66%) SAS
9 6 (1.66%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.39%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.11%) Oracle Application Server
12 3 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.83%) Liferay
12 3 (0.83%) Captiva
12 3 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 23 (6.37%) MS Office
1 23 (6.37%) MS Visio
2 17 (4.71%) MS Project
3 15 (4.16%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.28%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.32%) Internet
2 7 (1.94%) Firewall
2 7 (1.94%) Intranet
2 7 (1.94%) LDAP
3 6 (1.66%) Extranet
4 3 (0.83%) Network Security
5 1 (0.28%) NAS
5 1 (0.28%) X.509
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) FTP
5 1 (0.28%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.28%) VPN
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) SAN
5 1 (0.28%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.47%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (4.71%) NoSQL
5 16 (4.43%) MongoDB
6 15 (4.16%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (3.88%) Oracle Database
8 9 (2.49%) OLAP
8 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (2.22%) MySQL
10 6 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (1.66%) ProClarity
11 5 (1.39%) SQL Navigator
12 4 (1.11%) OLTP
12 4 (1.11%) TKPROF
13 3 (0.83%) Big Data
13 3 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (14.13%) Subversion
2 44 (12.19%) Ant
3 38 (10.53%) Maven
4 33 (9.14%) JIRA
5 31 (8.59%) Rational Rose
6 30 (8.31%) Jenkins
7 26 (7.20%) ClearCase
8 24 (6.65%) NUnit
8 24 (6.65%) SoapUI
9 23 (6.37%) GoogleTest
9 23 (6.37%) CppUnit
10 19 (5.26%) Eclipse
11 15 (4.16%) Hudson
12 14 (3.88%) Git (software)
13 13 (3.60%) ClearQuest
14 12 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (2.49%) JUnit
16 7 (1.94%) Visual Studio
16 7 (1.94%) CA Gen
17 6 (1.66%) RequisitePro
General
1 82 (22.71%) Finance
2 28 (7.76%) Marketing
3 22 (6.09%) Banking
4 10 (2.77%) Publishing
5 9 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.66%) Legal
6 6 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.39%) Advertising
8 3 (0.83%) Retail
8 3 (0.83%) Billing
8 3 (0.83%) Back Office
8 3 (0.83%) Automotive
9 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.55%) Front Office
9 2 (0.55%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 138 (38.23%) Developer
2 87 (24.10%) Analyst
3 65 (18.01%) Java Developer
4 58 (16.07%) Architect
5 55 (15.24%) Business Analyst
6 24 (6.65%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (5.54%) Senior Developer
8 15 (4.16%) Designer
9 14 (3.88%) Solutions Designer
9 14 (3.88%) Project Manager
9 14 (3.88%) Software Engineer
10 12 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
11 11 (3.05%) Middleware Developer
12 10 (2.77%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 9 (2.49%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 9 (2.49%) Test Analyst
14 8 (2.22%) Data Analyst
14 8 (2.22%) Applications Architect
15 7 (1.94%) Delivery Manager
15 7 (1.94%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (26.04%) XML
2 90 (24.93%) J2EE
3 77 (21.33%) Web Services
4 63 (17.45%) SOAP
5 50 (13.85%) HTML
6 38 (10.53%) Middleware
7 34 (9.42%) .NET
8 33 (9.14%) CSS
9 32 (8.86%) XSLT
10 30 (8.31%) Hibernate
11 28 (7.76%) Spring
12 24 (6.65%) HTML5
13 23 (6.37%) JSF
14 20 (5.54%) Ajax
14 20 (5.54%) XHTML
15 19 (5.26%) Motif
16 18 (4.99%) TopLink
16 18 (4.99%) XSD
17 17 (4.71%) JAX-WS
18 16 (4.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 58 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (8.31%) Open Source
3 22 (6.09%) Derivative
4 9 (2.49%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.49%) Reference Data
5 8 (2.22%) W3C
6 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.39%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.11%) Pharmacovigilance
8 4 (1.11%) Replication
8 4 (1.11%) Fixed Income
8 4 (1.11%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.83%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.83%) GIS
9 3 (0.83%) User Experience
9 3 (0.83%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.55%) iPad
10 2 (0.55%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.55%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.55%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 77 (21.33%) UNIX
2 59 (16.34%) Linux
3 39 (10.80%) Windows
4 19 (5.26%) Solaris
5 9 (2.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (59.56%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (38.50%) UML
3 136 (37.67%) Scrum
4 114 (31.58%) OO
5 90 (24.93%) Waterfall
6 78 (21.61%) DSDM
6 78 (21.61%) Configuration Management
7 76 (21.05%) Use Case
8 63 (17.45%) TDD
9 58 (16.07%) Project Management
10 47 (13.02%) Data Modelling
10 47 (13.02%) Software Engineering
11 41 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (11.08%) Business Intelligence
13 39 (10.80%) OOD
13 39 (10.80%) Unified Process
14 34 (9.42%) Content Management
14 34 (9.42%) Business Analysis
15 32 (8.86%) TOGAF
15 32 (8.86%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 140 (38.78%) Java
2 105 (29.09%) SQL
3 37 (10.25%) JavaScript
4 33 (9.14%) PL/SQL
5 27 (7.48%) C
6 24 (6.65%) Shell Script
7 19 (5.26%) C#
8 18 (4.99%) C++
8 18 (4.99%) Perl
9 13 (3.60%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.32%) Bash Shell
11 9 (2.49%) XPath
11 9 (2.49%) Python
12 8 (2.22%) Ruby
13 7 (1.94%) Scala
14 4 (1.11%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.11%) PHP
15 3 (0.83%) COBOL
15 3 (0.83%) Groovy
15 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (21.61%) Security Cleared
2 66 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.54%) Degree
4 9 (2.49%) ISEB
5 8 (2.22%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.66%) VCP4
7 6 (1.66%) PMP
8 5 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.16%) QA
2 7 (1.94%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.11%) SLA
4 3 (0.83%) COBIT
4 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.55%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.55%) HL7
6 1 (0.28%) P3O
System Software
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
1 4 (1.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.11%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (0.55%) Xen
2 2 (0.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.55%) XenServer
2 2 (0.55%) vSphere
3 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (4.99%) Puppet
2 8 (2.22%) Tivoli
3 7 (1.94%) Cobbler
3 7 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.11%) Data Guard
4 4 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 76 (21.05%) Oracle
2 48 (13.30%) IBM
3 37 (10.25%) Pega
4 33 (9.14%) Microsoft
5 24 (6.65%) webMethods
6 23 (6.37%) Business Objects
7 18 (4.99%) BEA
8 17 (4.71%) Informatica
9 15 (4.16%) Twitter
10 12 (3.32%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.05%) Atlassian
12 7 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.66%) Cognos
13 6 (1.66%) HP
14 5 (1.39%) Adobe
15 4 (1.11%) VMware
16 2 (0.55%) TIBCO
16 2 (0.55%) Tableau
16 2 (0.55%) EnterpriseDB
16 2 (0.55%) SAP
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