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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 426 433 325
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -108
Contract jobs citing RUP 187 153 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.39% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 81 111
Average daily rate
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£425 £410 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+39.48% -6.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +6.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £40.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-1.23% +47.27%

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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 174 £425 +3.65% 40
London -26 77 £425 - 19
South East +7 32 £450 +50.25% 9
Yorkshire +7 23 £400 -15.78% 4
West Yorkshire +10 22 £463 -2.63% 3
Hampshire +6 17 £338 +12.68% 2
West Midlands -2 15 £520 +8.90%
Bradford - 13 £350 - 3
City of London -1 12 £425 -5.55% 8
East of England +3 10 £400 +14.28% 1
Shropshire +1 9 £520 -0.95%
North West -18 9 £500 - 3
West Sussex - 9 £465 - 1
Telford +1 8 £520 -0.95%
Docklands, London 0 7 £363 -14.95%
Essex -5 7 £400 +14.28%
Manchester -9 7 £500 - 3
Worthing - 7 £433 -
Wales +10 6 £325 -25.71%
Leeds -8 6 £550 -8.33%
Berkshire -2 5 £450 -
Edinburgh - 5 £485 - 1
Scotland - 5 £485 - 2
Hook -8 4 £398 +33.03%
Canary Wharf -11 4 £525 +40.00%
South West +4 3 £425 +41.66% 2
Coventry +2 3 £425 -1.16%
Norfolk - 3 £463 -
Slough - 3 £450 -
South Wales +3 2 £160 -63.42%

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 225 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (41.62%) UML
3 138 (37.30%) Java
4 118 (31.89%) SQL
5 116 (31.35%) Waterfall
6 113 (30.54%) Oracle
7 109 (29.46%) Scrum
8 108 (29.19%) OO
9 89 (24.05%) Finance
10 83 (22.43%) J2EE
11 74 (20.00%) UNIX
12 72 (19.46%) Web Services
12 72 (19.46%) Use Case
13 71 (19.19%) XML
14 56 (15.14%) Linux
15 55 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
16 53 (14.32%) Security Cleared
17 52 (14.05%) SOAP
18 50 (13.51%) Data Modelling
19 48 (12.97%) Windows
19 48 (12.97%) WebLogic
20 47 (12.70%) Configuration Management
20 47 (12.70%) Project Management
20 47 (12.70%) Pega
20 47 (12.70%) TDD
21 45 (12.16%) HTML
21 45 (12.16%) DSDM
21 45 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (11.62%) Software Engineering
23 42 (11.35%) Ant

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 48 (12.97%) WebLogic
2 32 (8.65%) WebSphere
3 21 (5.68%) JBoss
4 19 (5.14%) Documentum
5 14 (3.78%) Tomcat
5 14 (3.78%) Oracle Workflow
6 7 (1.89%) SAS
7 6 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (1.35%) Apache
8 5 (1.35%) GlassFish
8 5 (1.35%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (1.08%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.81%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.81%) Node.js
10 3 (0.81%) ArcSDE
11 2 (0.54%) Captiva
11 2 (0.54%) Liferay
11 2 (0.54%) nginx
11 2 (0.54%) Confluence
11 2 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 24 (6.49%) MS Office
2 19 (5.14%) MS Project
2 19 (5.14%) MS Visio
3 14 (3.78%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 10 (2.70%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.89%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.05%) Internet
2 9 (2.43%) LDAP
3 7 (1.89%) Firewall
4 6 (1.62%) Extranet
4 6 (1.62%) Intranet
5 4 (1.08%) FTP
6 3 (0.81%) Network Security
7 2 (0.54%) HTTP
7 2 (0.54%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.54%) X.509
8 1 (0.27%) DMZ
8 1 (0.27%) VPN
8 1 (0.27%) DHCP
8 1 (0.27%) SAN
8 1 (0.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.19%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (7.03%) Relational Database
3 26 (7.03%) Oracle Database
4 22 (5.95%) Oracle Reports
5 18 (4.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.43%) DB2
8 8 (2.16%) OLAP
9 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.89%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 7 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
9 7 (1.89%) MySQL
9 7 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.62%) SQL Navigator
10 6 (1.62%) OLAP Cube
11 5 (1.35%) TKPROF
11 5 (1.35%) OLTP
12 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 42 (11.35%) Ant
2 39 (10.54%) Subversion
3 26 (7.03%) Rational Rose
4 21 (5.68%) ClearCase
5 20 (5.41%) SoapUI
6 18 (4.86%) NUnit
7 17 (4.59%) Eclipse
7 17 (4.59%) CppUnit
7 17 (4.59%) GoogleTest
8 16 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (4.32%) Maven
9 13 (3.51%) CA Gen
10 11 (2.97%) Visual Studio
11 10 (2.70%) JIRA
11 10 (2.70%) ClearQuest
12 8 (2.16%) Git (software)
13 7 (1.89%) NetBeans
14 6 (1.62%) TortoiseSVN
15 5 (1.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (1.35%) Mercurial
General
1 89 (24.05%) Finance
2 18 (4.86%) Marketing
3 15 (4.05%) Banking
4 10 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.62%) Back Office
6 5 (1.35%) Advertising
7 4 (1.08%) Retail
7 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.08%) French Language
7 4 (1.08%) Publishing
8 3 (0.81%) Billing
9 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.54%) Front Office
9 2 (0.54%) Automotive
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
9 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (34.05%) Developer
2 82 (22.16%) Analyst
3 75 (20.27%) Architect
4 59 (15.95%) Java Developer
5 53 (14.32%) Business Analyst
6 35 (9.46%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (7.30%) Senior Developer
8 21 (5.68%) Designer
9 20 (5.41%) Solutions Designer
10 18 (4.86%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (4.59%) Test Analyst
12 14 (3.78%) Project Manager
13 13 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 13 (3.51%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 11 (2.97%) Technical Architect
15 10 (2.70%) Software Engineer
16 9 (2.43%) Scala Developer
17 8 (2.16%) SOA Architect
17 8 (2.16%) Integration Architect
18 7 (1.89%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (22.43%) J2EE
2 72 (19.46%) Web Services
3 71 (19.19%) XML
4 52 (14.05%) SOAP
5 45 (12.16%) HTML
6 32 (8.65%) .NET
7 30 (8.11%) Middleware
8 25 (6.76%) CSS
9 23 (6.22%) J2SE
10 21 (5.68%) Spring
10 21 (5.68%) REST
11 20 (5.41%) HTML5
11 20 (5.41%) JSP
11 20 (5.41%) XSLT
12 18 (4.86%) Oracle Fusion
12 18 (4.86%) Ajax
12 18 (4.86%) Hibernate
13 17 (4.59%) Struts
13 17 (4.59%) EJB
13 17 (4.59%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.16%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.22%) Derivative
3 19 (5.14%) Open Source
4 17 (4.59%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.16%) Life Science
5 8 (2.16%) N-Tier
5 8 (2.16%) W3C
5 8 (2.16%) User Experience
6 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.62%) Economics
7 6 (1.62%) Mathematics
7 6 (1.62%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.35%) GIS
8 5 (1.35%) Replication
9 4 (1.08%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.08%) PMI
10 3 (0.81%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.81%) NHS
10 3 (0.81%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 74 (20.00%) UNIX
2 56 (15.14%) Linux
3 48 (12.97%) Windows
4 24 (6.49%) Solaris
5 6 (1.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (60.81%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (41.62%) UML
3 116 (31.35%) Waterfall
4 109 (29.46%) Scrum
5 108 (29.19%) OO
6 72 (19.46%) Use Case
7 55 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
8 50 (13.51%) Data Modelling
9 47 (12.70%) Configuration Management
9 47 (12.70%) Project Management
9 47 (12.70%) TDD
10 45 (12.16%) DSDM
11 43 (11.62%) Software Engineering
12 41 (11.08%) Test Strategy
13 40 (10.81%) Unified Process
14 39 (10.54%) Business Analysis
14 39 (10.54%) TOGAF
15 37 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 37 (10.00%) RAD
16 34 (9.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 138 (37.30%) Java
2 118 (31.89%) SQL
3 36 (9.73%) JavaScript
4 33 (8.92%) PL/SQL
5 25 (6.76%) Perl
6 24 (6.49%) C
7 23 (6.22%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.68%) C++
9 19 (5.14%) C#
10 18 (4.86%) T-SQL
11 16 (4.32%) XPath
12 12 (3.24%) Python
13 11 (2.97%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.43%) Scala
15 8 (2.16%) Ruby
16 4 (1.08%) PHP
17 3 (0.81%) XQuery
17 3 (0.81%) Groovy
18 2 (0.54%) VBA
19 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (14.32%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 29 (7.84%) Degree
4 16 (4.32%) ISEB
5 8 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (1.62%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.35%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.27%) PMP
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.86%) QA
2 9 (2.43%) ISO 9001
3 6 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.81%) SLA
4 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.81%) COBIT
5 2 (0.54%) HL7
5 2 (0.54%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle Clusterware
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.27%) vSphere
2 1 (0.27%) XenServer
2 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle Flashback
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (1.35%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.81%) Cobbler
2 3 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.81%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.81%) Puppet
3 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.54%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 113 (30.54%) Oracle
2 47 (12.70%) Pega
3 36 (9.73%) IBM
4 28 (7.57%) Microsoft
5 27 (7.30%) webMethods
6 23 (6.22%) BEA
7 22 (5.95%) Informatica
7 22 (5.95%) Business Objects
8 11 (2.97%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.16%) Sybase
10 7 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.62%) hybris
11 6 (1.62%) HP
12 4 (1.08%) SAP
13 3 (0.81%) ESRI
13 3 (0.81%) Mapinfo
14 2 (0.54%) GigaSpaces
14 2 (0.54%) Netezza
14 2 (0.54%) Adobe
14 2 (0.54%) CA
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Sussex
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £460 - £510 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 14 days ago