The first table below looks at the demand for Unified Process skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unified Process over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Process
Rank 562 527 555
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +28
Contract jobs citing Unified Process 31 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.080% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.077% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 12 6
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£403 £311 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £421 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £425 £325
% change year-on-year
-29.52% +30.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40505 37197 40742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.09% 72.90% 70.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25086 22561 23430
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1066 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.84 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

Unified Process
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unified Process within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Unified Process Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Unified Process
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unified Process within the UK.

Unified Process Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Unified Process
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unified Process within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Unified Process Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Unified Process
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unified Process within the UK.

Unified Process Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Unified Process
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unified Process within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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 -41 28 £403 +29.31% 3
London -10 17 £625 +110.08% 2
South East -8 9 £300 -29.52%
City of London +13 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Unified Process
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Unified Process 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 Unified Process.

1 43 (79.63%) RUP
2 34 (62.96%) UML
3 22 (40.74%) OOD
4 21 (38.89%) OO
5 20 (37.04%) Project Management
6 18 (33.33%) Use Case
7 16 (29.63%) Rational Rose
7 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
8 15 (27.78%) UNIX
8 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 14 (25.93%) Linux
9 14 (25.93%) ClearCase
9 14 (25.93%) C
9 14 (25.93%) IBM
9 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
10 13 (24.07%) Subversion
10 13 (24.07%) NUnit
10 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
10 13 (24.07%) Motif
10 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
10 13 (24.07%) GoogleTest
11 12 (22.22%) CppUnit
11 12 (22.22%) SQL
11 12 (22.22%) Ant
12 11 (20.37%) Java
12 11 (20.37%) Derivative
13 10 (18.52%) Workflow
13 10 (18.52%) MS Office
13 10 (18.52%) Integration Testing
13 10 (18.52%) Multithreading

Unified Process
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Unified Process 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 Unified Process. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) Documentum
3 1 (1.85%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MS Office
2 8 (14.81%) MS Visio
3 6 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) MS Access
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.85%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Rational Rose
2 14 (25.93%) ClearCase
3 13 (24.07%) NUnit
3 13 (24.07%) Subversion
3 13 (24.07%) GoogleTest
4 12 (22.22%) CppUnit
4 12 (22.22%) Ant
5 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.56%) RequisitePro
6 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.85%) JIRA
7 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
General
1 9 (16.67%) Back Office
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
3 7 (12.96%) Banking
4 6 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (11.11%) Front Office
5 3 (5.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.85%) Games
6 1 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Analyst
2 20 (37.04%) Business Analyst
3 9 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
5 6 (11.11%) Developer
6 4 (7.41%) C Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (5.56%) UML Business Analyst
7 3 (5.56%) Designer
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) C++ Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Business Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Software Developer
9 1 (1.85%) Change Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Change Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Financial Business Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Requirements Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) Motif
2 7 (12.96%) HTML
2 7 (12.96%) XML
3 6 (11.11%) CSS
3 6 (11.11%) Web Services
4 5 (9.26%) Spring
5 4 (7.41%) JSP
5 4 (7.41%) Struts
5 4 (7.41%) Swing
6 3 (5.56%) XSD
6 3 (5.56%) XSLT
7 2 (3.70%) WPF
7 2 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (1.85%) XHTML
8 1 (1.85%) Middleware
8 1 (1.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Derivative
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (1.85%) Economics
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) UNIX
2 14 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (79.63%) RUP
2 34 (62.96%) UML
3 22 (40.74%) OOD
4 21 (38.89%) OO
5 20 (37.04%) Project Management
6 18 (33.33%) Use Case
7 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
8 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
9 13 (24.07%) Configuration Management
10 10 (18.52%) Workflow
10 10 (18.52%) Integration Testing
10 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
10 10 (18.52%) Memory Management
11 9 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
11 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
12 8 (14.81%) SOA
12 8 (14.81%) Project Planning
13 6 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
13 6 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) C
2 12 (22.22%) SQL
3 11 (20.37%) Java
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) C#
4 2 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (1.85%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 15 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.07%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.70%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) IIBA
4 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) HL7
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (25.93%) IBM
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.70%) Murex
3 2 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (1.85%) webMethods
4 1 (1.85%) Talend
4 1 (1.85%) WSO2
4 1 (1.85%) SAP