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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 368 409 337
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -72
Contract jobs citing RUP 222 168 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.32% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.43% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 85 124
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£425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £298 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.35 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.15% +28.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.35 £27.49
% change year-on-year
- +28.59%

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
41243 39297 33632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.22% 74.96% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25676 24119 20154
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1115 1095
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 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 30 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 +25 212 £425 +1.19% 38
London -9 89 £425 - 21
West Midlands +27 38 £494 +9.72%
South East -12 25 £425 +41.90% 4
East of England +26 24 £400 -1.53% 3
Yorkshire +5 21 £350 +5.26% 4
West Yorkshire +3 20 £338 -3.57% 3
Hampshire -5 16 £327 +9.40%
City of London +6 14 £400 -11.11% 2
Bradford - 12 - - 2
North West -20 7 £456 +14.06% 3
Norfolk - 7 £475 -
South West -7 6 £425 -10.52%
Edinburgh +4 5 £485 +14.11% 1
Scotland -6 5 £485 +14.11% 1
Hertfordshire +13 4 - - 2
Berkshire +1 4 £425 - 1
Coventry 0 4 £425 -1.16%
Leeds -6 4 £313 -22.83% 1
Cheshire - 4 £488 -
Canary Wharf -5 3 £525 +40.00%
Manchester -17 3 £456 - 3
Norwich - 3 £475 -
Docklands, London +5 2 £550 +22.22%
North East - 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - - 2
Slough - 2 £450 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 206 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (41.08%) UML
3 142 (38.38%) Java
4 118 (31.89%) Scrum
5 113 (30.54%) SQL
6 112 (30.27%) OO
7 101 (27.30%) Waterfall
8 94 (25.41%) Oracle
9 89 (24.05%) Finance
10 85 (22.97%) J2EE
11 83 (22.43%) UNIX
12 81 (21.89%) Use Case
13 71 (19.19%) XML
14 69 (18.65%) Security Cleared
15 68 (18.38%) Web Services
16 60 (16.22%) Configuration Management
17 59 (15.95%) Project Management
17 59 (15.95%) Linux
18 58 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
19 54 (14.59%) SC Cleared
20 53 (14.32%) Software Engineering
21 52 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
22 51 (13.78%) Data Modelling
22 51 (13.78%) DSDM
23 50 (13.51%) Ant
24 48 (12.97%) HTML
24 48 (12.97%) SOAP
25 46 (12.43%) TDD
26 45 (12.16%) Unified Process
27 44 (11.89%) Pega

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 41 (11.08%) WebLogic
2 32 (8.65%) WebSphere
3 20 (5.41%) JBoss
4 19 (5.14%) Documentum
5 12 (3.24%) Tomcat
5 12 (3.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 11 (2.97%) Apache
7 7 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.89%) Confluence
8 6 (1.62%) Adobe CQ
8 6 (1.62%) SAS
9 5 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.81%) FileNet
10 3 (0.81%) GlassFish
10 3 (0.81%) Captiva
11 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.54%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.54%) Liferay
11 2 (0.54%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 23 (6.22%) MS Office
2 19 (5.14%) MS Visio
3 17 (4.59%) MS Project
4 16 (4.32%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (1.62%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.05%) Internet
2 9 (2.43%) LDAP
3 7 (1.89%) Firewall
3 7 (1.89%) Intranet
4 6 (1.62%) Extranet
5 3 (0.81%) Network Security
6 2 (0.54%) X.509
6 2 (0.54%) FTP
6 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.27%) VPN
7 1 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) SAN
7 1 (0.27%) DMZ
7 1 (0.27%) DHCP
7 1 (0.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.38%) Data Warehouse
3 20 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 18 (4.86%) Oracle Database
4 18 (4.86%) Oracle Reports
5 15 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (2.97%) OLAP
7 7 (1.89%) MySQL
7 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.62%) SQL Navigator
8 6 (1.62%) OLAP Cube
8 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.35%) TKPROF
9 5 (1.35%) OLTP
9 5 (1.35%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.08%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 50 (13.51%) Ant
2 42 (11.35%) Subversion
3 34 (9.19%) Rational Rose
4 28 (7.57%) ClearCase
5 26 (7.03%) NUnit
6 25 (6.76%) CppUnit
6 25 (6.76%) SoapUI
6 25 (6.76%) GoogleTest
7 21 (5.68%) Eclipse
8 20 (5.41%) Maven
9 15 (4.05%) ClearQuest
10 13 (3.51%) JIRA
10 13 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (2.70%) JUnit
12 9 (2.43%) CA Gen
13 7 (1.89%) Jenkins
13 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.89%) RequisitePro
13 7 (1.89%) NetBeans
14 6 (1.62%) Git (software)
General
1 89 (24.05%) Finance
2 27 (7.30%) Marketing
3 16 (4.32%) Banking
4 10 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.43%) Publishing
6 6 (1.62%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.35%) Advertising
8 4 (1.08%) French Language
8 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Retail
9 3 (0.81%) Billing
9 3 (0.81%) Automotive
9 3 (0.81%) Legal
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.54%) Front Office
10 2 (0.54%) Back Office
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 125 (33.78%) Developer
2 82 (22.16%) Analyst
3 69 (18.65%) Architect
4 58 (15.68%) Java Developer
5 54 (14.59%) Business Analyst
6 28 (7.57%) Solutions Architect
7 23 (6.22%) Senior Developer
8 19 (5.14%) Designer
9 18 (4.86%) Solutions Designer
10 16 (4.32%) Software Engineer
11 15 (4.05%) Senior Java Developer
12 14 (3.78%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.24%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.24%) Business Intelligence Analyst
14 11 (2.97%) Java/J2EE Developer
15 9 (2.43%) Scala Developer
15 9 (2.43%) Integration Architect
16 8 (2.16%) Business Intelligence Developer
17 7 (1.89%) Requirements Analyst
17 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (22.97%) J2EE
2 71 (19.19%) XML
3 68 (18.38%) Web Services
4 48 (12.97%) SOAP
4 48 (12.97%) HTML
5 33 (8.92%) Middleware
6 32 (8.65%) .NET
7 28 (7.57%) CSS
8 24 (6.49%) HTML5
9 21 (5.68%) Motif
10 20 (5.41%) XSLT
10 20 (5.41%) Spring
10 20 (5.41%) Ajax
11 19 (5.14%) Hibernate
11 19 (5.14%) XHTML
12 18 (4.86%) J2SE
13 17 (4.59%) TopLink
14 16 (4.32%) JAX-WS
15 15 (4.05%) JAX-RS
16 13 (3.51%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.49%) Derivative
3 19 (5.14%) Open Source
4 13 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.70%) W3C
6 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.62%) Digital Media
8 5 (1.35%) Replication
9 4 (1.08%) Fixed Income
9 4 (1.08%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.08%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.08%) Pharmacovigilance
10 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.81%) User Experience
10 3 (0.81%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.54%) GIS
11 2 (0.54%) Credit Derivative
11 2 (0.54%) Equity Derivative
11 2 (0.54%) PMI
11 2 (0.54%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 83 (22.43%) UNIX
2 59 (15.95%) Linux
3 42 (11.35%) Windows
4 20 (5.41%) Solaris
5 10 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (55.68%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (41.08%) UML
3 118 (31.89%) Scrum
4 112 (30.27%) OO
5 101 (27.30%) Waterfall
6 81 (21.89%) Use Case
7 60 (16.22%) Configuration Management
8 59 (15.95%) Project Management
9 53 (14.32%) Software Engineering
10 52 (14.05%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (13.78%) Data Modelling
11 51 (13.78%) DSDM
12 46 (12.43%) TDD
13 45 (12.16%) Unified Process
14 41 (11.08%) OOD
15 37 (10.00%) Content Management
16 36 (9.73%) Stakeholder Management
17 33 (8.92%) Validation
17 33 (8.92%) Business Analysis
18 32 (8.65%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 142 (38.38%) Java
2 113 (30.54%) SQL
3 38 (10.27%) JavaScript
3 38 (10.27%) PL/SQL
4 30 (8.11%) C
5 24 (6.49%) Shell Script
6 21 (5.68%) C++
6 21 (5.68%) Perl
7 16 (4.32%) C#
8 15 (4.05%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.70%) XPath
9 10 (2.70%) Python
9 10 (2.70%) Bash Shell
10 9 (2.43%) Scala
11 5 (1.35%) Ruby
12 3 (0.81%) XQuery
12 3 (0.81%) Groovy
13 2 (0.54%) VB
13 2 (0.54%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (18.65%) Security Cleared
2 54 (14.59%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.30%) Degree
4 13 (3.51%) ISEB
5 8 (2.16%) PMI Certification
5 8 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.62%) PMP
7 5 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.59%) QA
2 8 (2.16%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.81%) COBIT
4 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.54%) HL7
5 2 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) XenServer
3 1 (0.27%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (1.89%) Puppet
2 5 (1.35%) Oracle Flashback
2 5 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (1.35%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
2 5 (1.35%) Data Guard
3 4 (1.08%) Cobbler
3 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 94 (25.41%) Oracle
2 44 (11.89%) Pega
3 40 (10.81%) IBM
4 27 (7.30%) webMethods
5 26 (7.03%) Microsoft
6 23 (6.22%) Business Objects
7 21 (5.68%) BEA
7 21 (5.68%) Informatica
8 16 (4.32%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.89%) HP
10 6 (1.62%) Adobe
11 4 (1.08%) hybris
12 3 (0.81%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.81%) SAP
13 2 (0.54%) Cognos
13 2 (0.54%) Apple
13 2 (0.54%) VocaLink
13 2 (0.54%) Tableau
13 2 (0.54%) Twitter
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