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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 418 391 346
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -45
Contract jobs citing RUP 159 173 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.36% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.48% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 127
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£431 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £288 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £355 £410
% change year-on-year
+19.88% -13.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £31.25 £37.68 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.05% +18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £35.82 £29.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £39.54 £34.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £37.68 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-40.27% +7.64%

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
38219 36146 32687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.29% 74.26% 71.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24558 22025 19397
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1002 1117 1319
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RUP within the UK over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

RUP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 January 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 -31 153 £438 +2.94% 37
London -24 74 £439 -2.50% 12
South East -8 41 £450 +12.50% 3
Hampshire -8 20 £398 +30.32% 1
City of London -15 13 £408 -9.44% 2
East of England +7 12 £475 +34.75% 3
Yorkshire +1 9 £353 +3.82% 10
West Yorkshire -4 8 £355 +4.56% 10
Berkshire +6 7 £450 -
Docklands, London +8 6 £550 +2.32% 1
Milton Keynes -2 5 £500 +17.64% 1
North West -4 5 £350 -12.50% 2
Leeds -7 5 £363 +6.77% 8
Buckinghamshire -16 5 £500 +17.64% 1
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Oxfordshire -19 4 £700 -
Norfolk - 4 £475 - 1
Slough - 4 £450 -
South Wales -12 3 £298 +8.18% 1
Wales -16 3 £298 +8.18% 1
Surrey - 3 £467 -
Oxford - 3 £725 -
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Reading +9 2 £400 -
Cardiff -10 2 £375 +36.36%
South West -28 2 £425 +36.00% 1
Norwich - 2 £500 - 1
Manchester -6 1 £350 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 194 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (39.56%) Scrum
3 121 (37.69%) UML
4 107 (33.33%) Java
5 91 (28.35%) OO
5 91 (28.35%) XML
6 84 (26.17%) DSDM
7 81 (25.23%) Finance
8 72 (22.43%) SQL
9 71 (22.12%) Configuration Management
9 71 (22.12%) Use Case
10 69 (21.50%) Security Cleared
11 64 (19.94%) Web Services
12 61 (19.00%) SOAP
12 61 (19.00%) J2EE
13 59 (18.38%) SC Cleared
14 58 (18.07%) Project Management
15 57 (17.76%) TDD
16 53 (16.51%) Waterfall
16 53 (16.51%) UNIX
17 52 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
18 48 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (14.33%) Oracle
20 45 (14.02%) IBM
21 44 (13.71%) HTML
22 43 (13.40%) Linux
22 43 (13.40%) Subversion
23 41 (12.77%) Maven
23 41 (12.77%) SQL Server
24 40 (12.46%) JIRA

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 34 (10.59%) Confluence
2 25 (7.79%) Apache
3 21 (6.54%) JBoss
4 20 (6.23%) WebSphere
5 19 (5.92%) FileNet
6 15 (4.67%) Documentum
7 10 (3.12%) SharePoint
8 9 (2.80%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.49%) Adobe CQ
10 7 (2.18%) Tomcat
10 7 (2.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (2.18%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.93%) IIS
11 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.93%) Captiva
11 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 24 (7.48%) MS Visio
2 20 (6.23%) MS Excel
3 19 (5.92%) MS Office
4 17 (5.30%) MS Project
5 6 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.93%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.31%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.12%) Internet
2 8 (2.49%) Intranet
3 7 (2.18%) Extranet
4 5 (1.56%) Firewall
4 5 (1.56%) LDAP
5 2 (0.62%) Network Security
6 1 (0.31%) FTP
6 1 (0.31%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.92%) Apache Cassandra
2 19 (5.92%) NoSQL
3 18 (5.61%) MongoDB
4 17 (5.30%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (3.43%) Relational Database
7 10 (3.12%) OLAP
8 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.18%) MySQL
10 6 (1.87%) ProClarity
10 6 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.56%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.93%) TKPROF
12 3 (0.93%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (13.40%) Subversion
2 41 (12.77%) Maven
3 40 (12.46%) JIRA
4 37 (11.53%) Jenkins
5 32 (9.97%) Ant
6 26 (8.10%) Rational Rose
7 20 (6.23%) ClearCase
8 19 (5.92%) NUnit
8 19 (5.92%) Git (software)
9 17 (5.30%) GoogleTest
9 17 (5.30%) CppUnit
9 17 (5.30%) Hudson
10 16 (4.98%) SoapUI
10 16 (4.98%) Eclipse
11 12 (3.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 11 (3.43%) ClearQuest
13 9 (2.80%) JUnit
14 7 (2.18%) RequisitePro
15 6 (1.87%) Visual Studio
16 4 (1.25%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 81 (25.23%) Finance
2 24 (7.48%) Marketing
3 22 (6.85%) Banking
4 12 (3.74%) Publishing
5 9 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.49%) Pharmaceutical
7 7 (2.18%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.56%) Advertising
8 5 (1.56%) Legal
9 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.93%) German Language
10 2 (0.62%) Back Office
10 2 (0.62%) Retail
10 2 (0.62%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.31%) Automotive
11 1 (0.31%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 114 (35.51%) Developer
2 83 (25.86%) Analyst
3 62 (19.31%) Business Analyst
4 52 (16.20%) Java Developer
5 50 (15.58%) Architect
6 23 (7.17%) Solutions Architect
7 17 (5.30%) Project Manager
8 16 (4.98%) Middleware Developer
9 12 (3.74%) Designer
9 12 (3.74%) Solutions Designer
9 12 (3.74%) Software Engineer
10 8 (2.49%) Senior Developer
10 8 (2.49%) SharePoint Developer
11 7 (2.18%) Data Analyst
11 7 (2.18%) Enterprise Architect
12 6 (1.87%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (1.87%) Delivery Manager
12 6 (1.87%) Applications Architect
12 6 (1.87%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 5 (1.56%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (28.35%) XML
2 64 (19.94%) Web Services
3 61 (19.00%) SOAP
3 61 (19.00%) J2EE
4 44 (13.71%) HTML
5 39 (12.15%) Middleware
6 34 (10.59%) XSLT
7 33 (10.28%) CSS
8 31 (9.66%) .NET
9 27 (8.41%) Hibernate
10 26 (8.10%) Spring
11 24 (7.48%) JSF
12 22 (6.85%) XSD
13 18 (5.61%) ActiveMQ
13 18 (5.61%) OSGi
13 18 (5.61%) AngularJS
13 18 (5.61%) Apache Camel
14 17 (5.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (5.30%) HTML5
14 17 (5.30%) Motif
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.20%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (9.03%) Open Source
3 14 (4.36%) Derivative
4 9 (2.80%) Reference Data
5 7 (2.18%) W3C
5 7 (2.18%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.56%) Pharmacovigilance
6 5 (1.56%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.56%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.25%) User Experience
7 4 (1.25%) Taxonomies
7 4 (1.25%) Video Editing
7 4 (1.25%) PMI
8 3 (0.93%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.93%) Replication
8 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.62%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.62%) Blog
9 2 (0.62%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 53 (16.51%) UNIX
2 43 (13.40%) Linux
3 25 (7.79%) Windows
4 12 (3.74%) Solaris
5 7 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (60.44%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (39.56%) Scrum
3 121 (37.69%) UML
4 91 (28.35%) OO
5 84 (26.17%) DSDM
6 71 (22.12%) Configuration Management
6 71 (22.12%) Use Case
7 58 (18.07%) Project Management
8 57 (17.76%) TDD
9 53 (16.51%) Waterfall
10 48 (14.95%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (12.15%) DevOps
12 36 (11.21%) Business Analysis
13 35 (10.90%) Data Modelling
13 35 (10.90%) Release Management
14 34 (10.59%) OOA/OOD
14 34 (10.59%) Software Engineering
14 34 (10.59%) TOGAF
14 34 (10.59%) Pair Programming
14 34 (10.59%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 107 (33.33%) Java
2 72 (22.43%) SQL
3 32 (9.97%) JavaScript
4 20 (6.23%) PL/SQL
5 19 (5.92%) C
5 19 (5.92%) C#
6 16 (4.98%) Shell Script
7 12 (3.74%) C++
8 10 (3.12%) T-SQL
8 10 (3.12%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.49%) XPath
10 7 (2.18%) Python
10 7 (2.18%) Ruby
11 6 (1.87%) Perl
12 5 (1.56%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.56%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.25%) PHP
14 3 (0.93%) COBOL
14 3 (0.93%) Groovy
14 3 (0.93%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 69 (21.50%) Security Cleared
2 59 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 17 (5.30%) Degree
4 10 (3.12%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.80%) ISEB
6 6 (1.87%) PMP
7 5 (1.56%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.93%) APMP
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.30%) QA
2 6 (1.87%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.87%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.93%) SLA
4 2 (0.62%) COBIT
4 2 (0.62%) HL7
5 1 (0.31%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.62%) Xen
3 2 (0.62%) XenServer
3 2 (0.62%) vSphere
3 2 (0.62%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (6.85%) Puppet
2 7 (2.18%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.87%) Cobbler
3 6 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.93%) Data Guard
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 46 (14.33%) Oracle
2 45 (14.02%) IBM
3 37 (11.53%) Microsoft
4 17 (5.30%) Twitter
5 16 (4.98%) Atlassian
5 16 (4.98%) Business Objects
6 12 (3.74%) webMethods
7 10 (3.12%) Adobe
7 10 (3.12%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.80%) Informatica
8 9 (2.80%) Pega
9 8 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (2.18%) BEA
11 6 (1.87%) Cognos
12 5 (1.56%) HP
13 3 (0.93%) SAP
13 3 (0.93%) VMware
14 2 (0.62%) Tableau
14 2 (0.62%) TIBCO
14 2 (0.62%) EnterpriseDB
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 4 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Capita - ITPS
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Docklands
CPS Group
Rate: £399 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 18 days ago
West Yorkshire
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £340 - £370 per day
Posted: 21 days ago