The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Unified Process
Rank 581 580 490
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -90
Contract jobs citing Unified Process 21 24 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.043% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.049% 0.057% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 30
Average daily rate
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£327 £310 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £585 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £298 £288
% change year-on-year
+9.24% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
42744 42016 35128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.36% 74.77% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26677 26116 20973
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1227 1185 1074
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.94 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% -12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.39 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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 21 April 2015.

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 18 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 21 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 -2 18 £328 +5.93% 5
South East -5 8 £325 +8.87% 3
London -4 7 £340 -29.89% 1
City of London +15 1 £325 -30.48%
North West - 1 £575 - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 1
Nottingham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Unified Process
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 40 (93.02%) RUP
2 35 (81.40%) UML
3 25 (58.14%) Project Management
4 24 (55.81%) OOD
5 23 (53.49%) OO
6 22 (51.16%) C
6 22 (51.16%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (48.84%) Security Cleared
7 21 (48.84%) Use Case
8 20 (46.51%) Ant
8 20 (46.51%) UNIX
9 19 (44.19%) Linux
9 19 (44.19%) ClearCase
9 19 (44.19%) Rational Rose
9 19 (44.19%) Configuration Management
9 19 (44.19%) Software Engineering
9 19 (44.19%) NUnit
9 19 (44.19%) Subversion
9 19 (44.19%) SC Cleared
9 19 (44.19%) CppUnit
9 19 (44.19%) GoogleTest
10 18 (41.86%) Memory Management
10 18 (41.86%) Multithreading
10 18 (41.86%) Derivative
10 18 (41.86%) Integration Testing
11 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (34.88%) C++
12 14 (32.56%) Motif
13 11 (25.58%) PRINCE2
14 10 (23.26%) IBM

Unified Process
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.33%) JBoss
1 1 (2.33%) ColdFusion
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (2.33%) Mule
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Project
1 8 (18.60%) MS Office
2 4 (9.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Murex MxG2000
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 20 (46.51%) Ant
2 19 (44.19%) CppUnit
2 19 (44.19%) GoogleTest
2 19 (44.19%) ClearCase
2 19 (44.19%) Rational Rose
2 19 (44.19%) NUnit
2 19 (44.19%) Subversion
3 3 (6.98%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.65%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (4.65%) JUnit
4 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.65%) RequisitePro
4 2 (4.65%) Rational Robot
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Selenium
5 1 (2.33%) Mockito
5 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 5 (11.63%) Back Office
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Finance
4 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.65%) Front Office
5 1 (2.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Software Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Developer
3 7 (16.28%) Architect
3 7 (16.28%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.30%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (9.30%) Agile Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 3 (6.98%) C Developer
5 3 (6.98%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Murex Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) AWS Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Principal Software Developer
7 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.33%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) Motif
2 5 (11.63%) Web Services
3 4 (9.30%) XML
3 4 (9.30%) SOAP
4 3 (6.98%) Middleware
5 2 (4.65%) XHTML
5 2 (4.65%) HTML
5 2 (4.65%) .NET
5 2 (4.65%) J2EE
5 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.33%) Servlets
6 1 (2.33%) JMS
6 1 (2.33%) SAML
6 1 (2.33%) XSLT
6 1 (2.33%) JAAS
6 1 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.33%) Spring
6 1 (2.33%) Ajax
6 1 (2.33%) JSON
6 1 (2.33%) JSTL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (51.16%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (41.86%) Derivative
3 2 (4.65%) W3C
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) UNIX
2 19 (44.19%) Linux
3 5 (11.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (93.02%) RUP
2 35 (81.40%) UML
3 25 (58.14%) Project Management
4 24 (55.81%) OOD
5 23 (53.49%) OO
6 21 (48.84%) Use Case
7 19 (44.19%) Configuration Management
7 19 (44.19%) Software Engineering
8 18 (41.86%) Multithreading
8 18 (41.86%) Integration Testing
8 18 (41.86%) Memory Management
9 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (25.58%) PRINCE2
11 10 (23.26%) TOGAF
12 7 (16.28%) Zachman Framework
12 7 (16.28%) Scrum
13 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (13.95%) Requirements Analysis
14 5 (11.63%) OOA/OOD
15 4 (9.30%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (51.16%) C
2 15 (34.88%) C++
3 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 7 (16.28%) Java
5 2 (4.65%) C#
5 2 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.33%) Ada
6 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (48.84%) Security Cleared
2 19 (44.19%) SC Cleared
3 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (6.98%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.65%) COBIT
2 2 (4.65%) HL7
3 1 (2.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) IBM
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) Murex
3 2 (4.65%) HP
4 1 (2.33%) Informatica
4 1 (2.33%) Teradata
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle
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