The table below looks at the statistics for Rational Rhapsody skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rational Rhapsody over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IBM Rational Rhapsody
Rank 110 109 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Development Applications category 3.06% 1.71% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £276 £375
% change year-on-year
+38.71% -26.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £31.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.77%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Development Applications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
196 175 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.55% 8.02% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 105 94
Average daily rate £375 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £373 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.20% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 20
Average hourly rate £30.82 £37.80 £37.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.46% +1.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £32.00 £31.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £37.80 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-1.45% +6.47%

Rational Rhapsody
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Rational Rhapsody Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Rational Rhapsody
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody across the West Midlands region.

Rational Rhapsody Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Rational Rhapsody
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody across the West Midlands region.

Rational Rhapsody Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Rational Rhapsody 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 Rational Rhapsody.

1 10 (58.82%) UML
1 10 (58.82%) Automotive
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
1 10 (58.82%) Requirements Engineering
2 9 (52.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
2 9 (52.94%) Six Sigma
2 9 (52.94%) C
3 7 (41.18%) Embedded Software Development
3 7 (41.18%) CAN bus
3 7 (41.18%) HL7
4 6 (35.29%) Mechatronics
4 6 (35.29%) Itk
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
4 6 (35.29%) NHS
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
7 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 3 (17.65%) MATLAB
7 3 (17.65%) Simulink
8 2 (11.76%) Java
9 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
9 1 (5.88%) Stateflow
9 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
9 1 (5.88%) JCAPS

Rational Rhapsody
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Rational Rhapsody 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 Rational Rhapsody. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) JCAPS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Simulink
2 1 (5.88%) Stateflow
2 1 (5.88%) TargetLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (58.82%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) Integration Specialist
2 6 (35.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Itk
2 5 (29.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) CAN bus
2 6 (35.29%) Mechatronics
2 6 (35.29%) NHS
3 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
4 4 (23.53%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (17.65%) Algorithms
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) UML
1 10 (58.82%) Software Engineering
1 10 (58.82%) Requirements Engineering
2 9 (52.94%) Six Sigma
3 7 (41.18%) Embedded Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) C
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) MATLAB
4 2 (11.76%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Degree
2 9 (52.94%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle