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 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 483 453 372
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -81
Contract jobs citing RUP 128 147 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.35% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 65 91
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£475 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £300 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £515 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £300 £363
% change year-on-year
+41.14% -17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 13
Average hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.08% -14.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £34.25 £29.92
% change year-on-year
+24.08% +14.47%

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
44378 41654 38176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.75% 76.18% 74.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28795 25786 23134
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1172 1177 1108
Average hourly rate £29.50 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.82 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 July 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 29 July 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 -28 120 £478 +23.22% 34
London -5 59 £500 +14.28% 18
South East -13 23 £422 +40.86% 3
City of London +11 17 £525 +22.44% 6
West Midlands +11 16 £488 +8.33% 2
Hampshire +1 12 £398 +32.72%
Wales +1 8 £375 -14.28%
North West -16 8 £613 - 3
West Sussex - 8 £465 -
West Yorkshire -18 7 £363 +30.04% 3
Yorkshire -21 7 £363 +13.28% 3
Worthing - 7 £433 -
Leeds -19 6 £350 +59.09% 3
Cardiff +1 5 £383 -
South Wales -3 5 £383 -12.57%
East of England -9 5 £450 +32.15% 1
Manchester -14 5 £613 - 3
Telford -2 4 - -
Shropshire -8 4 - -
Canary Wharf -12 4 £550 -
Norfolk - 4 £463 -
Hook -3 3 £398 +33.03%
Docklands, London -12 3 £540 +8.00%
Norwich - 3 £450 -
Coventry +7 2 £400 -11.11%
Gloucestershire -5 2 £438 - 1
South West -6 2 £438 +45.83% 2
West Wales - 2 £325 -
Berkshire - 2 £550 - 2
Cheshire - 2 - -

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 219 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (40.63%) UML
3 136 (38.64%) Java
4 127 (36.08%) SQL
5 121 (34.38%) Scrum
6 116 (32.95%) Waterfall
7 114 (32.39%) Oracle
8 95 (26.99%) OO
9 84 (23.86%) J2EE
10 74 (21.02%) Finance
10 74 (21.02%) Use Case
11 73 (20.74%) XML
12 69 (19.60%) SDLC
13 67 (19.03%) UNIX
14 60 (17.05%) Data Modelling
15 59 (16.76%) Web Services
16 57 (16.19%) SOAP
16 57 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
17 54 (15.34%) Configuration Management
18 53 (15.06%) Pega
19 52 (14.77%) TDD
20 51 (14.49%) WebLogic
21 50 (14.20%) Security Cleared
21 50 (14.20%) Test Strategy
22 46 (13.07%) Windows
22 46 (13.07%) Linux
23 42 (11.93%) DSDM
24 41 (11.65%) SQL Server
24 41 (11.65%) HTML
25 40 (11.36%) Microsoft

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 51 (14.49%) WebLogic
2 29 (8.24%) WebSphere
3 27 (7.67%) JBoss
4 18 (5.11%) Confluence
5 14 (3.98%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.69%) SAS
7 12 (3.41%) Apache
7 12 (3.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (3.13%) Documentum
9 10 (2.84%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.42%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.85%) ArcGIS
11 3 (0.85%) ArcSDE
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Application Server
11 3 (0.85%) Node.js
12 2 (0.57%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.57%) nginx
12 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (7.10%) MS Office
2 19 (5.40%) MS Visio
3 17 (4.83%) MS Excel
4 14 (3.98%) MS Project
5 3 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.99%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) SAP PSCD
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.26%) Internet
2 5 (1.42%) LDAP
3 3 (0.85%) FTP
4 2 (0.57%) HTTP
4 2 (0.57%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.57%) X.509
4 2 (0.57%) Firewall
5 1 (0.28%) Wireless
5 1 (0.28%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (0.28%) Network Security
5 1 (0.28%) NAS
5 1 (0.28%) LAN
5 1 (0.28%) WAN
5 1 (0.28%) DHCP
5 1 (0.28%) VPN
5 1 (0.28%) DNS
5 1 (0.28%) SAN
5 1 (0.28%) DMZ
5 1 (0.28%) Intranet
5 1 (0.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.65%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
3 37 (10.51%) Relational Database
4 27 (7.67%) Oracle Database
5 22 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
6 19 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (4.83%) Oracle Reports
8 16 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (3.13%) DB2
10 10 (2.84%) MongoDB
11 8 (2.27%) OLAP
11 8 (2.27%) MySQL
11 8 (2.27%) MS Access
11 8 (2.27%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (1.99%) Oracle8/8i Database
12 7 (1.99%) Oracle9i Database
12 7 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.70%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 34 (9.66%) Ant
1 34 (9.66%) Subversion
2 29 (8.24%) JIRA
3 25 (7.10%) Maven
4 20 (5.68%) Rational Rose
5 19 (5.40%) Git (software)
6 17 (4.83%) SoapUI
6 17 (4.83%) CA Gen
7 15 (4.26%) Jenkins
8 14 (3.98%) NUnit
8 14 (3.98%) Eclipse
8 14 (3.98%) ClearCase
9 13 (3.69%) GoogleTest
9 13 (3.69%) CppUnit
9 13 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.70%) Selenium
11 6 (1.70%) Hudson
12 5 (1.42%) Cucumber
12 5 (1.42%) Spock
General
1 74 (21.02%) Finance
2 19 (5.40%) Banking
3 15 (4.26%) Marketing
4 12 (3.41%) Front Office
4 12 (3.41%) Back Office
5 9 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.70%) Retail
7 5 (1.42%) Legal
8 4 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.85%) French Language
9 3 (0.85%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (34.94%) Developer
2 89 (25.28%) Analyst
3 64 (18.18%) Architect
4 62 (17.61%) Business Analyst
5 58 (16.48%) Java Developer
6 32 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
7 29 (8.24%) Senior Developer
8 17 (4.83%) Test Analyst
8 17 (4.83%) Designer
9 16 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
10 15 (4.26%) Solutions Designer
11 14 (3.98%) Java/J2EE Developer
12 13 (3.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
13 12 (3.41%) Project Manager
13 12 (3.41%) SAS Developer
14 11 (3.13%) Technical Architect
15 8 (2.27%) Integration Architect
15 8 (2.27%) Test Manager
15 8 (2.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 8 (2.27%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (23.86%) J2EE
2 73 (20.74%) XML
3 59 (16.76%) Web Services
4 57 (16.19%) SOAP
5 41 (11.65%) HTML
6 31 (8.81%) CSS
6 31 (8.81%) Spring
7 28 (7.95%) Middleware
8 25 (7.10%) .NET
9 22 (6.25%) HTML5
9 22 (6.25%) REST
10 20 (5.68%) Hibernate
11 19 (5.40%) J2SE
12 17 (4.83%) JSON
12 17 (4.83%) Oracle Fusion
12 17 (4.83%) AngularJS
13 16 (4.55%) XSLT
13 16 (4.55%) JSP
13 16 (4.55%) XSD
14 15 (4.26%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.25%) Derivative
3 21 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.98%) Fixed Income
5 11 (3.13%) N-Tier
6 8 (2.27%) Life Science
6 8 (2.27%) SWIFT
7 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.99%) W3C
7 7 (1.99%) Credit Derivative
8 6 (1.70%) Economics
8 6 (1.70%) Mathematics
8 6 (1.70%) Equity Derivative
8 6 (1.70%) User Experience
9 4 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.14%) PMI
9 4 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.14%) GIS
10 3 (0.85%) Replication
10 3 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 67 (19.03%) UNIX
2 46 (13.07%) Windows
2 46 (13.07%) Linux
3 24 (6.82%) Solaris
4 3 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (62.22%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (40.63%) UML
3 121 (34.38%) Scrum
4 116 (32.95%) Waterfall
5 95 (26.99%) OO
6 74 (21.02%) Use Case
7 69 (19.60%) SDLC
8 60 (17.05%) Data Modelling
9 57 (16.19%) Business Intelligence
10 54 (15.34%) Configuration Management
11 52 (14.77%) TDD
12 50 (14.20%) Test Strategy
13 42 (11.93%) DSDM
14 40 (11.36%) Migration
15 38 (10.80%) RAD
16 36 (10.23%) Project Management
17 34 (9.66%) Unified Process
18 33 (9.38%) TOGAF
19 32 (9.09%) SOA
19 32 (9.09%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 136 (38.64%) Java
2 127 (36.08%) SQL
3 37 (10.51%) PL/SQL
4 32 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.95%) Perl
6 27 (7.67%) C
7 22 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 16 (4.55%) C++
9 14 (3.98%) T-SQL
10 11 (3.13%) Python
10 11 (3.13%) C#
11 10 (2.84%) XPath
12 9 (2.56%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.27%) Ruby
14 7 (1.99%) Scala
15 5 (1.42%) VBA
16 4 (1.14%) ABAP
17 3 (0.85%) PHP
18 1 (0.28%) VB
18 1 (0.28%) Ada
Qualifications
1 50 (14.20%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.51%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.53%) Degree
4 17 (4.83%) ISEB
5 10 (2.84%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.56%) ISTQB
7 8 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.99%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.14%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.83%) QA
2 10 (2.84%) SLA
3 5 (1.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 5 (1.42%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.85%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.57%) PMBOK
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (0.85%) Docker
1 3 (0.85%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (0.28%) Xen
2 1 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.28%) XenServer
2 1 (0.28%) vSphere
2 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 11 (3.13%) Puppet
2 3 (0.85%) Cobbler
2 3 (0.85%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (0.85%) Data Guard
2 3 (0.85%) logstash
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Flashback
3 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.57%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 114 (32.39%) Oracle
2 53 (15.06%) Pega
3 40 (11.36%) Microsoft
4 36 (10.23%) IBM
5 25 (7.10%) BEA
6 24 (6.82%) webMethods
7 19 (5.40%) Informatica
8 8 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 8 (2.27%) Atlassian
9 7 (1.99%) Sybase
10 6 (1.70%) HP
10 6 (1.70%) hybris
11 5 (1.42%) Twitter
11 5 (1.42%) Adobe
12 4 (1.14%) SAP
12 4 (1.14%) Cognos
12 4 (1.14%) Netezza
13 3 (0.85%) GigaSpaces
13 3 (0.85%) ESRI
13 3 (0.85%) Mapinfo
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £700.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago