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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Unified Process
Rank 556 523 560
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +37
Contract jobs citing Unified Process 32 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.078% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 11 6
Average daily rate
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£403 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £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
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
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 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 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 12 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 30 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 29 £403 +23.84% 4
London +1 17 £625 +100.80% 3
South East -10 9 £300 -29.52%
City of London +13 2 - -
North West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Unified Process
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 42 (77.78%) RUP
2 33 (61.11%) 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%) Security Cleared
7 16 (29.63%) Rational Rose
7 16 (29.63%) PRINCE2
8 15 (27.78%) UNIX
8 15 (27.78%) C
9 14 (25.93%) Linux
9 14 (25.93%) ClearCase
9 14 (25.93%) IBM
9 14 (25.93%) Configuration Management
9 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
9 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
10 13 (24.07%) GoogleTest
10 13 (24.07%) NUnit
10 13 (24.07%) Subversion
10 13 (24.07%) Motif
11 12 (22.22%) SQL
11 12 (22.22%) Ant
11 12 (22.22%) CppUnit
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%) Memory Management
13 10 (18.52%) Multithreading

Unified Process
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.85%) Documentum
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%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.85%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 16 (29.63%) Rational Rose
2 14 (25.93%) ClearCase
3 13 (24.07%) GoogleTest
3 13 (24.07%) NUnit
3 13 (24.07%) Subversion
4 12 (22.22%) Ant
4 12 (22.22%) CppUnit
5 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (3.70%) RequisitePro
7 1 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (1.85%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.85%) JIRA
General
1 9 (16.67%) Back Office
2 8 (14.81%) Finance
3 7 (12.96%) Banking
4 6 (11.11%) Front Office
4 6 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (5.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.85%) Games
6 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (42.59%) Analyst
2 19 (35.19%) 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%) Designer
7 3 (5.56%) Solutions Designer
7 3 (5.56%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) UML Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.70%) Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Business Change Consultant
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Change Manager
9 1 (1.85%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) UAT Test Analyst
9 1 (1.85%) Integration Architect
9 1 (1.85%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) Motif
2 7 (12.96%) XML
2 7 (12.96%) HTML
3 6 (11.11%) Web Services
3 6 (11.11%) CSS
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%) J2EE
8 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.37%) Derivative
2 2 (3.70%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.70%) N-Tier
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.85%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (1.85%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 15 (27.78%) UNIX
2 14 (25.93%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) RUP
2 33 (61.11%) 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%) Configuration Management
8 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
9 10 (18.52%) Workflow
9 10 (18.52%) Memory Management
9 10 (18.52%) Multithreading
9 10 (18.52%) Integration Testing
10 9 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
10 9 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
10 9 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (14.81%) Project Planning
11 8 (14.81%) SOA
12 6 (11.11%) Change Management
12 6 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) 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 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.56%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.70%) ISEB
5 2 (3.70%) IIBA
6 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.96%) ISO 9001
2 3 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) HL7
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
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%) Talend
4 1 (1.85%) WSO2
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) webMethods