The table below looks at the statistics for RUP 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 RUP over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 89 91 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +24
Contract jobs citing RUP 48 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.66% 1.19% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 1.59% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 5
Average daily rate £450 £475 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £530 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
RUP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2342 2011 1744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.98% 75.09% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1302 1199 934
Average daily rate £400 £376 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.52% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 100 96
Average hourly rate £19.61 £29.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.37% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £15.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RUP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RUP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RUP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

RUP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RUP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RUP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

RUP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

RUP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

RUP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RUP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire -11 45 £450 -13.46%
Warwickshire -1 2 £500 -
Coventry -10 1 £400 -5.88%
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 88 (86.27%) Waterfall
2 70 (68.63%) Pega
3 59 (57.84%) Unix
4 58 (56.86%) SQL
4 58 (56.86%) Informatica
4 58 (56.86%) Shell Script
5 54 (52.94%) Oracle
6 49 (48.04%) ClearCase
7 44 (43.14%) Data Modelling
7 44 (43.14%) Java
8 43 (42.16%) Oracle OWB
9 42 (41.18%) ClearQuest
10 40 (39.22%) Project Planning
11 37 (36.27%) Software Architecture
12 34 (33.33%) J2EE
13 33 (32.35%) WebLogic
14 31 (30.39%) OO
15 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (29.41%) Test Strategy
16 28 (27.45%) BusinessObjects
17 27 (26.47%) Perl
18 26 (25.49%) SDLC
19 21 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
20 20 (19.61%) Data Analysis
21 19 (18.63%) PL/SQL
22 18 (17.65%) webMethods
22 18 (17.65%) BEA
23 16 (15.69%) MS Office
23 16 (15.69%) Windows
23 16 (15.69%) Requirements Analysis

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 33 (32.35%) WebLogic
2 11 (10.78%) Confluence
3 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.96%) Documentum
5 1 (0.98%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (15.69%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.98%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.90%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (42.16%) Oracle OWB
2 28 (27.45%) BusinessObjects
3 11 (10.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.90%) MS Access
4 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 49 (48.04%) ClearCase
2 42 (41.18%) ClearQuest
3 12 (11.76%) JIRA
4 11 (10.78%) CA Gen
4 11 (10.78%) Git (software)
4 11 (10.78%) Maven
5 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 2 (1.96%) Finance
Job Titles
1 40 (39.22%) Architect
2 37 (36.27%) Developer
3 30 (29.41%) Software Architect
4 18 (17.65%) Lead Developer
5 17 (16.67%) Analyst
6 15 (14.71%) Technical Architect
7 13 (12.75%) Business Analyst
8 12 (11.76%) Java Architect
8 12 (11.76%) Java Software Architect
8 12 (11.76%) Requirements Manager
9 7 (6.86%) Senior Developer
10 6 (5.88%) Requirements Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Digital Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Digital Business Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) RUP Manager
11 3 (2.94%) Software Developer
12 2 (1.96%) J2EE Architect
12 2 (1.96%) J2EE Software Architect
12 2 (1.96%) Java Developer
12 2 (1.96%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (33.33%) J2EE
2 11 (10.78%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (10.78%) Spring
3 10 (9.80%) Spring Boot
4 2 (1.96%) Java EE
5 1 (0.98%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.98%) Swagger
Operating Systems
1 59 (57.84%) Unix
2 16 (15.69%) Windows
3 11 (10.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (86.27%) Waterfall
2 44 (43.14%) Data Modelling
3 40 (39.22%) Project Planning
4 37 (36.27%) Software Architecture
5 31 (30.39%) OO
6 30 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (29.41%) Test Strategy
7 26 (25.49%) SDLC
8 21 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (19.61%) Data Analysis
10 16 (15.69%) Requirements Analysis
11 15 (14.71%) Systems Analysis
12 14 (13.73%) Scrum
13 11 (10.78%) User Stories
14 9 (8.82%) Process Improvement
15 8 (7.84%) Problem Management
16 7 (6.86%) Change Management
16 7 (6.86%) Configuration Management
16 7 (6.86%) Conflict Management
16 7 (6.86%) UML
Programming Languages
1 58 (56.86%) Shell Script
1 58 (56.86%) SQL
2 44 (43.14%) Java
3 27 (26.47%) Perl
4 19 (18.63%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (0.98%) Degree
1 1 (0.98%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.98%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) Puppet
2 1 (0.98%) Graphite
Vendors
1 70 (68.63%) Pega
2 58 (56.86%) Informatica
3 54 (52.94%) Oracle
4 18 (17.65%) BEA
4 18 (17.65%) webMethods
5 14 (13.73%) WSO2