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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 458 397 354
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -43
Contract jobs citing RUP 154 194 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.37% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.50% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 82 130
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £524 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £59.50 £29.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.97% +100.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £41.00 £25.70
% change year-on-year
-8.53% +59.53%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -60 133 £425 - 33
London -27 87 £455 +7.05% 19
City of London +33 15 £365 -14.11% 7
Wales -8 14 £425 - 3
East of England -15 14 £413 -25.00%
West Yorkshire 0 7 £344 +1.10% 4
Yorkshire -7 7 £344 +1.10% 4
North West -4 6 - - 2
South East -5 6 £380 -15.55% 2
Manchester -8 6 - - 2
Scotland -9 6 - - 3
Salford - 6 - -
West Midlands -21 5 £425 - 2
South West - 5 £388 - 3
Canary Wharf +3 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £388 -
Bradford - 4 - -
East Midlands +5 3 £295 -37.89%
Swindon - 3 £388 -
Edinburgh -2 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 - -
Berkshire +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £380 -15.55%
Leeds -11 1 £350 +2.94% 3
South Wales -11 1 £425 - 3
Bedfordshire -13 1 £425 -22.72%
Shropshire -13 1 - -
Milton Keynes -13 1 £380 -15.55%
Cardiff - 1 £425 - 2
Luton - 1 £425 -

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 189 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (41.86%) Scrum
3 123 (40.86%) UML
4 90 (29.90%) XML
4 90 (29.90%) Java
5 88 (29.24%) Finance
6 79 (26.25%) OO
7 63 (20.93%) Use Case
8 62 (20.60%) Project Management
9 61 (20.27%) HTML
10 60 (19.93%) DSDM
11 59 (19.60%) SQL
11 59 (19.60%) CSS
12 56 (18.60%) Configuration Management
13 55 (18.27%) SQL Server
14 54 (17.94%) SOAP
15 51 (16.94%) Web Services
15 51 (16.94%) TDD
16 49 (16.28%) J2EE
17 48 (15.95%) IBM
18 46 (15.28%) PRINCE2
19 44 (14.62%) Content Management
20 43 (14.29%) .NET
20 43 (14.29%) JavaScript
20 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
20 43 (14.29%) SOA
21 42 (13.95%) JIRA
21 42 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
22 40 (13.29%) Security Cleared
22 40 (13.29%) Business Analysis

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 36 (11.96%) Confluence
2 34 (11.30%) WebSphere
3 31 (10.30%) SharePoint
4 24 (7.97%) Apache
4 24 (7.97%) CMS
5 16 (5.32%) FileNet
6 15 (4.98%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (3.99%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.99%) Adobe CQ
8 11 (3.65%) SharePoint Server
9 10 (3.32%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.32%) Documentum
10 8 (2.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (2.33%) MQSeries
11 7 (2.33%) Escenic
12 6 (1.99%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (1.66%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.66%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 28 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 24 (7.97%) MS Office
3 20 (6.64%) MS Project
4 19 (6.31%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.66%) InfoPath
6 3 (1.00%) Final Cut Pro
6 3 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.99%) LDAP
2 8 (2.66%) Firewall
3 6 (1.99%) Intranet
4 5 (1.66%) Extranet
4 5 (1.66%) Kerberos
5 4 (1.33%) DMZ
6 2 (0.66%) Internet
7 1 (0.33%) LAN
7 1 (0.33%) WAN
7 1 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (0.33%) HTTP
7 1 (0.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (6.64%) NoSQL
4 19 (6.31%) MongoDB
4 19 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (5.32%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (4.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (3.99%) Hadoop
9 10 (3.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (3.32%) MySQL
9 10 (3.32%) OLAP
10 9 (2.99%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.66%) Big Data
11 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (2.66%) MS Access
11 8 (2.66%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (2.33%) DB2
13 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 42 (13.95%) JIRA
2 40 (13.29%) Maven
3 37 (12.29%) Jenkins
4 23 (7.64%) Subversion
5 22 (7.31%) Git (software)
6 20 (6.64%) Ant
7 14 (4.65%) Hudson
8 11 (3.65%) ClearCase
9 10 (3.32%) Rational Rose
9 10 (3.32%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (2.66%) NUnit
12 7 (2.33%) ClearQuest
13 6 (1.99%) GoogleTest
13 6 (1.99%) SoapUI
13 6 (1.99%) CppUnit
14 4 (1.33%) RequisitePro
15 3 (1.00%) PowerDesigner
15 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
16 2 (0.66%) CA Gen
General
1 88 (29.24%) Finance
2 29 (9.63%) Banking
3 14 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (3.99%) Publishing
4 12 (3.99%) Legal
5 10 (3.32%) Marketing
6 9 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.66%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.66%) Automotive
9 4 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.33%) Retail
9 4 (1.33%) Billing
10 3 (1.00%) Back Office
10 3 (1.00%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Law
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 108 (35.88%) Developer
2 91 (30.23%) Analyst
3 66 (21.93%) Business Analyst
4 47 (15.61%) Architect
5 45 (14.95%) Java Developer
6 28 (9.30%) Project Manager
7 19 (6.31%) Middleware Developer
8 17 (5.65%) SharePoint Developer
9 11 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (2.99%) Integration Architect
10 9 (2.99%) Senior Developer
10 9 (2.99%) Programme Manager
11 8 (2.66%) Enterprise Architect
11 8 (2.66%) Data Architect
12 7 (2.33%) Consultant
12 7 (2.33%) Programmer
12 7 (2.33%) .NET Developer
12 7 (2.33%) Senior Programmer
12 7 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (29.90%) XML
2 61 (20.27%) HTML
3 59 (19.60%) CSS
4 54 (17.94%) SOAP
5 51 (16.94%) Web Services
6 49 (16.28%) J2EE
7 43 (14.29%) .NET
8 34 (11.30%) Middleware
9 31 (10.30%) Spring
10 27 (8.97%) JSON
10 27 (8.97%) HTML5
10 27 (8.97%) XSD
11 26 (8.64%) XSLT
11 26 (8.64%) Hibernate
12 25 (8.31%) JSF
13 24 (7.97%) Ajax
14 23 (7.64%) ActiveMQ
15 21 (6.98%) jQuery
16 19 (6.31%) OSGi
16 19 (6.31%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (7.31%) Open Source
3 13 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.99%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.33%) PMI
6 6 (1.99%) Pharmacovigilance
7 5 (1.66%) Derivative
7 5 (1.66%) Web 2.0
7 5 (1.66%) User Experience
8 4 (1.33%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.33%) Reference Data
8 4 (1.33%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.33%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.33%) GIS
9 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.00%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.00%) PKI
9 3 (1.00%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.66%) iPad
10 2 (0.66%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 28 (9.30%) UNIX
2 25 (8.31%) Linux
3 18 (5.98%) Windows
4 13 (4.32%) Solaris
5 4 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.33%) Tru64
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) HPUX
6 1 (0.33%) Android
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (41.86%) Scrum
3 123 (40.86%) UML
4 79 (26.25%) OO
5 63 (20.93%) Use Case
6 62 (20.60%) Project Management
7 60 (19.93%) DSDM
8 56 (18.60%) Configuration Management
9 51 (16.94%) TDD
10 46 (15.28%) PRINCE2
11 44 (14.62%) Content Management
12 43 (14.29%) SOA
13 42 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
14 40 (13.29%) Business Analysis
15 39 (12.96%) OOA/OOD
16 38 (12.62%) DevOps
17 37 (12.29%) Release Management
18 36 (11.96%) Pair Programming
19 34 (11.30%) Waterfall
19 34 (11.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 90 (29.90%) Java
2 59 (19.60%) SQL
3 43 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 23 (7.64%) C#
5 12 (3.99%) PL/SQL
6 8 (2.66%) C
7 7 (2.33%) Scala
8 6 (1.99%) VB.NET
9 5 (1.66%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.66%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.33%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.33%) VB
10 4 (1.33%) Perl
10 4 (1.33%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.00%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.66%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.66%) Ruby
12 2 (0.66%) XPath
12 2 (0.66%) VB6
12 2 (0.66%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (13.29%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.97%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.98%) Degree
4 14 (4.65%) ISEB
5 11 (3.65%) PMI Certification
6 8 (2.66%) IBM WebSphere Certification
7 5 (1.66%) PMP
7 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (1.66%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.00%) APMP
8 3 (1.00%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.66%) GISP
9 2 (0.66%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.66%) MAPM
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.33%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.64%) QA
2 7 (2.33%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.66%) P3O
4 2 (0.66%) SLA
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.33%) HL7
5 1 (0.33%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (3.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.33%) XenServer
3 1 (0.33%) vSphere
3 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (4.98%) Puppet
2 2 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.66%) Cobbler
2 2 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.66%) Data Guard
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (0.66%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.33%) Control-M
Vendors
1 48 (15.95%) IBM
2 43 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 39 (12.96%) Oracle
4 32 (10.63%) JBoss
5 22 (7.31%) Atlassian
6 16 (5.32%) FatWire
7 15 (4.98%) Twitter
8 8 (2.66%) Adobe
9 7 (2.33%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.99%) BEA
10 6 (1.99%) Informatica
11 5 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.66%) SAP
12 4 (1.33%) Pega
12 4 (1.33%) Cognos
12 4 (1.33%) webMethods
13 3 (1.00%) HP
14 2 (0.66%) Talend
14 2 (0.66%) VMware
14 2 (0.66%) TIBCO
Stirlingshire
Change Recruitment Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £360.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Aquent
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
BPXNet
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - 425 per day all inclusive
Posted: 22 days ago