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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 388 427 332
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -95
Contract jobs citing RUP 217 174 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.32% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.42% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 95 127
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £338
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.27%

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +30 205 £425 +0.59% 38
London -16 89 £425 - 11
West Midlands +16 33 £494 -4.12% 1
South East +4 24 £400 +33.55% 8
Yorkshire +1 24 £350 +5.26% 5
West Yorkshire +7 23 £313 -10.71% 4
Shropshire +10 22 £520 -0.95%
Telford +8 21 £520 -0.95%
East of England +27 17 £400 +10.34% 2
Bradford - 17 £350 - 2
Hampshire -4 14 £313 +4.34% 5
Essex +11 13 £400 +12.28%
City of London +5 13 £425 -5.55%
North West -20 8 £456 - 6
Manchester -15 6 £456 - 5
Scotland +7 5 £485 +14.11% 2
Edinburgh +6 5 £485 +14.11% 1
Docklands, London +2 5 £363 -19.44% 1
Berkshire -1 5 £450 - 1
Wales - 5 £280 -
South West +3 4 £425 -10.52% 3
Coventry -1 4 £425 -10.05% 1
West Sussex -16 4 - -
Norfolk - 4 £463 - 1
South Wales - 4 £160 -
Worthing -6 3 - -
Hook -7 3 £328 +9.92%
Canary Wharf -11 3 £525 +40.00%
Leeds -15 3 £275 -32.09% 2
Cardiff - 3 £160 -

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (42.13%) UML
3 146 (38.93%) Java
4 127 (33.87%) Scrum
5 119 (31.73%) SQL
6 111 (29.60%) Waterfall
7 104 (27.73%) Oracle
7 104 (27.73%) OO
8 90 (24.00%) J2EE
9 86 (22.93%) Finance
10 79 (21.07%) Web Services
11 76 (20.27%) UNIX
12 71 (18.93%) XML
12 71 (18.93%) Use Case
13 57 (15.20%) Security Cleared
14 56 (14.93%) Project Management
14 56 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
15 55 (14.67%) Linux
16 54 (14.40%) SOAP
17 53 (14.13%) Software Engineering
18 50 (13.33%) TDD
18 50 (13.33%) Data Modelling
19 49 (13.07%) Configuration Management
20 48 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
21 47 (12.53%) DSDM
21 47 (12.53%) HTML
22 46 (12.27%) WebLogic
23 44 (11.73%) SC Cleared
23 44 (11.73%) Pega
24 42 (11.20%) Subversion

RUP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 46 (12.27%) WebLogic
2 33 (8.80%) WebSphere
3 22 (5.87%) JBoss
4 19 (5.07%) Documentum
5 15 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 13 (3.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 7 (1.87%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.87%) Apache
8 6 (1.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 6 (1.60%) SAS
9 5 (1.33%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.80%) Confluence
10 3 (0.80%) Captiva
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.53%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.53%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.53%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.53%) ArcSDE
Applications
1 22 (5.87%) MS Office
2 21 (5.60%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.27%) MS Project
4 12 (3.20%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (1.87%) Oracle 11i
1 7 (1.87%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.27%) TIBCO iProcess
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.73%) Internet
2 9 (2.40%) LDAP
3 7 (1.87%) Firewall
4 6 (1.60%) Intranet
4 6 (1.60%) Extranet
5 4 (1.07%) FTP
6 3 (0.80%) Network Security
7 2 (0.53%) HTTP
7 2 (0.53%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.53%) X.509
8 1 (0.27%) DMZ
8 1 (0.27%) DNS
8 1 (0.27%) DHCP
8 1 (0.27%) SAN
8 1 (0.27%) VPN
8 1 (0.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 36 (9.60%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 25 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 19 (5.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (4.80%) Oracle Reports
6 17 (4.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.93%) OLAP
8 9 (2.40%) DB2
9 8 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.87%) OLAP Cube
11 6 (1.60%) SQL Navigator
11 6 (1.60%) MySQL
12 5 (1.33%) OLTP
12 5 (1.33%) Data Mining
12 5 (1.33%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 42 (11.20%) Subversion
1 42 (11.20%) Ant
2 28 (7.47%) Rational Rose
3 22 (5.87%) ClearCase
4 21 (5.60%) SoapUI
5 19 (5.07%) NUnit
6 18 (4.80%) Maven
6 18 (4.80%) CppUnit
6 18 (4.80%) Eclipse
6 18 (4.80%) GoogleTest
7 14 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.67%) Git (software)
8 10 (2.67%) ClearQuest
9 9 (2.40%) JIRA
9 9 (2.40%) CA Gen
10 8 (2.13%) JUnit
10 8 (2.13%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.87%) NetBeans
12 6 (1.60%) TortoiseSVN
13 5 (1.33%) RequisitePro
General
1 86 (22.93%) Finance
2 22 (5.87%) Marketing
3 13 (3.47%) Banking
4 10 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.40%) Publishing
6 5 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
6 5 (1.33%) Back Office
6 5 (1.33%) Advertising
7 4 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.07%) French Language
8 3 (0.80%) Billing
9 2 (0.53%) Retail
9 2 (0.53%) Automotive
9 2 (0.53%) Legal
9 2 (0.53%) Front Office
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.27%) Welsh Language
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (34.13%) Developer
2 82 (21.87%) Analyst
3 71 (18.93%) Architect
4 61 (16.27%) Java Developer
5 56 (14.93%) Business Analyst
6 30 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 27 (7.20%) Senior Developer
8 22 (5.87%) Designer
9 21 (5.60%) Solutions Designer
10 19 (5.07%) Senior Java Developer
11 16 (4.27%) Project Manager
12 14 (3.73%) Business Intelligence Analyst
12 14 (3.73%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 12 (3.20%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.40%) Integration Architect
14 9 (2.40%) Scala Developer
15 8 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 7 (1.87%) Technical Architect
16 7 (1.87%) SOA Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (24.00%) J2EE
2 79 (21.07%) Web Services
3 71 (18.93%) XML
4 54 (14.40%) SOAP
5 47 (12.53%) HTML
6 34 (9.07%) .NET
7 29 (7.73%) Middleware
8 27 (7.20%) CSS
9 26 (6.93%) J2SE
10 24 (6.40%) JSP
11 23 (6.13%) HTML5
12 22 (5.87%) REST
13 21 (5.60%) XSLT
14 19 (5.07%) Spring
15 18 (4.80%) EJB
16 17 (4.53%) Hibernate
16 17 (4.53%) Ajax
16 17 (4.53%) Java EE
17 16 (4.27%) XML Schema
18 15 (4.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (6.13%) Derivative
3 20 (5.33%) Open Source
4 14 (3.73%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.13%) User Experience
5 8 (2.13%) N-Tier
5 8 (2.13%) W3C
6 7 (1.87%) Mathematics
6 7 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.60%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.60%) Fixed Income
8 5 (1.33%) Replication
8 5 (1.33%) Life Science
9 4 (1.07%) Credit Derivative
9 4 (1.07%) Taxonomies
9 4 (1.07%) GIS
10 3 (0.80%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.80%) PMI
10 3 (0.80%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 76 (20.27%) UNIX
2 55 (14.67%) Linux
3 38 (10.13%) Windows
4 17 (4.53%) Solaris
5 7 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (42.13%) UML
3 127 (33.87%) Scrum
4 111 (29.60%) Waterfall
5 104 (27.73%) OO
6 71 (18.93%) Use Case
7 56 (14.93%) Project Management
7 56 (14.93%) Business Intelligence
8 53 (14.13%) Software Engineering
9 50 (13.33%) TDD
9 50 (13.33%) Data Modelling
10 49 (13.07%) Configuration Management
11 47 (12.53%) DSDM
12 39 (10.40%) Unified Process
13 37 (9.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 35 (9.33%) RAD
14 35 (9.33%) OOD
14 35 (9.33%) Business Analysis
14 35 (9.33%) Test Strategy
15 33 (8.80%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 146 (38.93%) Java
2 119 (31.73%) SQL
3 37 (9.87%) JavaScript
4 36 (9.60%) PL/SQL
5 24 (6.40%) C
6 23 (6.13%) Perl
7 22 (5.87%) Shell Script
8 19 (5.07%) C++
9 18 (4.80%) T-SQL
10 17 (4.53%) XPath
11 16 (4.27%) C#
12 12 (3.20%) Python
13 11 (2.93%) Bash Shell
14 9 (2.40%) Scala
15 5 (1.33%) Ruby
16 3 (0.80%) PHP
16 3 (0.80%) XQuery
16 3 (0.80%) Groovy
17 2 (0.53%) COBOL
17 2 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 57 (15.20%) Security Cleared
2 44 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.27%) Degree
4 12 (3.20%) ISEB
5 8 (2.13%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.87%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.07%) PMP
8 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.53%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.07%) QA
2 9 (2.40%) ISO 9001
3 7 (1.87%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.80%) SLA
4 3 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.80%) COBIT
5 2 (0.53%) PMBOK
5 2 (0.53%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.53%) HL7
6 1 (0.27%) P3O
System Software
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) vSphere
3 1 (0.27%) XenServer
3 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
3 1 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle RMAN
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 5 (1.33%) Data Guard
1 5 (1.33%) Oracle Flashback
2 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
2 3 (0.80%) Puppet
2 3 (0.80%) Cobbler
2 3 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.27%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 104 (27.73%) Oracle
2 44 (11.73%) Pega
3 37 (9.87%) IBM
4 27 (7.20%) webMethods
5 26 (6.93%) Microsoft
6 22 (5.87%) Business Objects
7 21 (5.60%) Informatica
7 21 (5.60%) BEA
8 12 (3.20%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.13%) Sybase
10 7 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.60%) hybris
11 6 (1.60%) Adobe
12 5 (1.33%) HP
13 4 (1.07%) SAP
14 2 (0.53%) ForgeRock
14 2 (0.53%) Tableau
14 2 (0.53%) ESRI
14 2 (0.53%) Apple
14 2 (0.53%) Mapinfo
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