The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 for the West Midlands region.

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
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 110 97 88
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -9
Contract jobs citing RUP 8 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.30% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.45% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 15
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £394 £370
% change year-on-year
-23.80% +6.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £35.11
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -6.00%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1779 1330 1528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.61% 66.80% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 961 673 735
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 58 70
Average hourly rate £29.00 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £12.75 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
RUP
England

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
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 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
Shropshire +1 6 - - 1
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
3 5 (35.71%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) BEA
3 5 (35.71%) Informatica
4 4 (28.57%) ETL
4 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (28.57%) CMMI
4 4 (28.57%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) Data Architecture
4 4 (28.57%) Pega
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Dimensional Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Java
5 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) ClearCase
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
5 3 (21.43%) Documentum
5 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
5 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (21.43%) Documentum
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
1 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
1 3 (21.43%) OLAP
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) ClearCase
1 3 (21.43%) ClearQuest
2 2 (14.29%) CA Gen
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Data Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Software Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) J2EE
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) TOGAF
1 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 4 (28.57%) ETL
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) CMMI
3 4 (28.57%) OO
3 4 (28.57%) Zachman Framework
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (28.57%) Data Architecture
4 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
4 3 (21.43%) Dimensional Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE2
4 3 (21.43%) PRINCE
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
4 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) BEA
1 5 (35.71%) Informatica
2 4 (28.57%) Pega
3 3 (21.43%) webMethods
4 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle