The table below looks at the statistics for RUP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 546 467 494
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +27
Contract jobs citing RUP 81 172 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.31% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.39% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 71 80
Median daily rate £448 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.29% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £323 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £424 £398
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%

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
41422 44386 44123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.54% 81.14% 76.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 27610 28756 28711
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1336 1216
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £49.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RUP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the UK over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -85 78 £450 +5.88% 18
London -25 31 £500 +5.26% 2
West Midlands -46 18 £338 -15.62%
Shropshire -23 12 £316 -21.12%
South West +17 11 £650 +48.99%
Telford -25 11 £316 -21.12%
South East -10 6 £400 -5.88% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £663 -
Gloucestershire +8 5 £448 -5.29%
City of London +6 5 £475 -47.22%
North West +4 5 £375 - 8
Corsham - 5 £675 -
Hampshire +17 4 £400 -5.88%
Basingstoke +3 4 £400 -5.88%
Nottingham - 4 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Warwickshire - 4 £373 -
East Midlands - 4 - - 1
Cardiff +20 3 £423 +158.44%
South Wales +6 3 £423 +158.44%
Canary Wharf +1 3 £600 +26.31%
Wales -1 3 £423 +158.44%
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £375 -
Cheshire +16 2 £375 - 2
Essex +8 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea +5 2 - -
Chester +2 2 £375 -
East of England -1 2 - -
West Sussex -5 2 - -
Worthing -13 2 - -

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RUP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RUP.

1 137 (69.54%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (50.76%) Waterfall
3 65 (32.99%) Scrum
4 62 (31.47%) Oracle
5 61 (30.96%) Java
6 50 (25.38%) SQL
7 47 (23.86%) OO
8 46 (23.35%) UML
9 40 (20.30%) J2EE
10 37 (18.78%) Data Modelling
11 31 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
12 29 (14.72%) Unix
12 29 (14.72%) SDLC
13 27 (13.71%) PL/SQL
13 27 (13.71%) WebLogic
13 27 (13.71%) Process Improvement
14 26 (13.20%) Business Analysis
14 26 (13.20%) Pega
15 25 (12.69%) Spring
15 25 (12.69%) Web Services
15 25 (12.69%) E-Commerce
15 25 (12.69%) Finance
16 24 (12.18%) DSDM
16 24 (12.18%) RAD
16 24 (12.18%) Test Strategy
17 23 (11.68%) Shell Script
18 22 (11.17%) webMethods
18 22 (11.17%) ClearQuest
18 22 (11.17%) SOAP
18 22 (11.17%) Software Architecture

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (13.71%) WebLogic
2 15 (7.61%) JBoss
2 15 (7.61%) Tomcat
3 13 (6.60%) Confluence
3 13 (6.60%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.57%) GlassFish
5 6 (3.05%) CMS
5 6 (3.05%) Documentum
5 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.02%) Jetty
7 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.02%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.51%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.51%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (4.57%) MS Office
2 8 (4.06%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (3.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle CRM
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.02%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (1.02%) SAP ERP
3 2 (1.02%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.02%) Bluemix
3 2 (1.02%) GitHub
3 2 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (1.02%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.57%) VoIP
2 4 (2.03%) Broadband
2 4 (2.03%) Internet
3 1 (0.51%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.51%) DHCP
3 1 (0.51%) DNS
3 1 (0.51%) Firewall
3 1 (0.51%) LAN
3 1 (0.51%) NAS
3 1 (0.51%) SAN
3 1 (0.51%) Skype
3 1 (0.51%) WAN
3 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.66%) Oracle OWB
2 14 (7.11%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (6.09%) MongoDB
3 12 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 10 (5.08%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 7 (3.55%) Big Data
5 7 (3.55%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.54%) MySQL
6 5 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (2.03%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 4 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (2.03%) Data Lake
7 4 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (2.03%) Oracle9i Database
7 4 (2.03%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (11.17%) ClearQuest
2 21 (10.66%) Maven
3 18 (9.14%) JIRA
4 16 (8.12%) CA Gen
4 16 (8.12%) ClearCase
5 13 (6.60%) Git (software)
6 11 (5.58%) Ant
7 8 (4.06%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.55%) Selenium
8 7 (3.55%) Subversion
9 6 (3.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (3.05%) PowerDesigner
10 5 (2.54%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.54%) JMeter
10 5 (2.54%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (2.03%) JUnit
11 4 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (1.52%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.52%) Rational Performance Tester
12 3 (1.52%) WinRunner
General
1 25 (12.69%) Finance
2 19 (9.64%) Retail
3 9 (4.57%) Marketing
4 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.03%) Back Office
6 3 (1.52%) Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) Military
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 61 (30.96%) Architect
2 56 (28.43%) Developer
3 34 (17.26%) Analyst
4 30 (15.23%) Business Analyst
5 21 (10.66%) Solutions Architect
6 19 (9.64%) Software Architect
7 13 (6.60%) Java Developer
8 10 (5.08%) Data Architect
8 10 (5.08%) Senior Architect
9 9 (4.57%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.06%) Designer
10 8 (4.06%) Java Architect
10 8 (4.06%) Technical Architect
11 7 (3.55%) Java Software Architect
12 6 (3.05%) .NET Developer
12 6 (3.05%) Documentum Developer
12 6 (3.05%) Head of Delivery
12 6 (3.05%) Java Technical Architect
12 6 (3.05%) Project Manager
12 6 (3.05%) Supply Chain Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (20.30%) J2EE
2 25 (12.69%) Spring
2 25 (12.69%) Web Services
3 22 (11.17%) SOAP
4 15 (7.61%) XML
5 14 (7.11%) .NET
5 14 (7.11%) CSS
6 13 (6.60%) REST
7 12 (6.09%) HTML
8 9 (4.57%) JSP
8 9 (4.57%) JSTL
8 9 (4.57%) RabbitMQ
8 9 (4.57%) Spring Boot
9 8 (4.06%) Struts
10 7 (3.55%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.55%) Java EE
10 7 (3.55%) jQuery
11 6 (3.05%) WCF
12 5 (2.54%) Entity Framework
12 5 (2.54%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.05%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.03%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (2.03%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.52%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.02%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.02%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.51%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.51%) Credit Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.51%) Derivative
8 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.51%) OTC Derivatives
8 1 (0.51%) Statistics
8 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.72%) Unix
2 15 (7.61%) Linux
3 11 (5.58%) Windows
4 4 (2.03%) Solaris
5 2 (1.02%) VME
6 1 (0.51%) Android
6 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (69.54%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (50.76%) Waterfall
3 65 (32.99%) Scrum
4 47 (23.86%) OO
5 46 (23.35%) UML
6 37 (18.78%) Data Modelling
7 31 (15.74%) Business Intelligence
8 29 (14.72%) SDLC
9 27 (13.71%) Process Improvement
10 26 (13.20%) Business Analysis
11 25 (12.69%) E-Commerce
12 24 (12.18%) DSDM
12 24 (12.18%) RAD
12 24 (12.18%) Test Strategy
13 22 (11.17%) Project Planning
13 22 (11.17%) Software Architecture
14 21 (10.66%) PRINCE2
15 20 (10.15%) Open Source
15 20 (10.15%) TOGAF
16 19 (9.64%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.96%) Java
2 50 (25.38%) SQL
3 27 (13.71%) PL/SQL
4 23 (11.68%) Shell Script
5 15 (7.61%) Perl
6 11 (5.58%) C#
7 9 (4.57%) C
8 8 (4.06%) T-SQL
9 7 (3.55%) COBOL
9 7 (3.55%) Python
10 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
11 4 (2.03%) Groovy
12 2 (1.02%) ABAP
12 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.02%) Ruby
12 2 (1.02%) Scala
13 1 (0.51%) AspectJ
13 1 (0.51%) Clojure
13 1 (0.51%) Go
Qualifications
1 22 (11.17%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.09%) Degree
4 9 (4.57%) ISEB
5 6 (3.05%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.02%) PMP
6 2 (1.02%) Six Sigma Black Belt
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.09%) QA
2 10 (5.08%) Data Quality
3 8 (4.06%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.52%) Docker
3 1 (0.51%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.51%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.51%) vSphere
3 1 (0.51%) Xen
3 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (8.63%) Puppet
2 9 (4.57%) Ansible
3 3 (1.52%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (1.52%) Grafana
3 3 (1.52%) Graphite
3 3 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.51%) Cobbler
4 1 (0.51%) Control-M
4 1 (0.51%) Kibana
4 1 (0.51%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.51%) Nagios
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (0.51%) Salt
4 1 (0.51%) SCCM
4 1 (0.51%) Terraform
4 1 (0.51%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 62 (31.47%) Oracle
2 26 (13.20%) Pega
3 22 (11.17%) webMethods
4 19 (9.64%) Informatica
5 14 (7.11%) BEA
5 14 (7.11%) Microsoft
6 11 (5.58%) IBM
6 11 (5.58%) WSO2
7 10 (5.08%) hybris
8 8 (4.06%) SAP
9 7 (3.55%) ATG
9 7 (3.55%) TIBCO
9 7 (3.55%) VMware
10 4 (2.03%) HP
11 3 (1.52%) Adobe
11 3 (1.52%) CA
11 3 (1.52%) MuleSoft
11 3 (1.52%) Siebel
12 2 (1.02%) Guidewire
12 2 (1.02%) PeopleSoft