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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 94 107 92
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -15
Contract jobs citing RUP 34 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 0.25% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 0.36% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.12% +9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £363 £356
% change year-on-year
+17.24% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.49
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.33%
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
1961 1661 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.36% 70.26% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 861 636
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 91 113
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 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
Coventry +5 4 £425 -10.05%
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 36 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 30 (66.67%) Pega
2 30 (66.67%) Oracle
3 24 (53.33%) Java
4 19 (42.22%) SQL
4 19 (42.22%) UNIX
5 18 (40.00%) Data Modelling
5 18 (40.00%) WebLogic
6 16 (35.56%) webMethods
6 16 (35.56%) J2EE
7 13 (28.89%) Perl
7 13 (28.89%) Informatica
8 12 (26.67%) BEA
8 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
9 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
11 9 (20.00%) OO
12 8 (17.78%) DSDM
12 8 (17.78%) Systems Analysis
12 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
13 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
13 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
13 7 (15.56%) Windows
13 7 (15.56%) MS Office
14 6 (13.33%) UML
14 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
15 5 (11.11%) Open Source
15 5 (11.11%) Scrum

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 18 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.22%) TIBCO iProcess
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Architect
2 18 (40.00%) Developer
3 11 (24.44%) Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Requirements Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Project Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Integration Architect
6 4 (8.89%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.67%) Business Architect
7 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (4.44%) webMethods Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.44%) Systems Architect
9 1 (2.22%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (2.22%) Software Programmer
9 1 (2.22%) Planning Manager
9 1 (2.22%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (35.56%) J2EE
2 5 (11.11%) XML
2 5 (11.11%) SAX
3 3 (6.67%) Middleware
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) XSLT
4 2 (4.44%) .NET
5 1 (2.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (4.44%) User Experience
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) UNIX
2 7 (15.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 18 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (20.00%) OO
6 8 (17.78%) DSDM
6 8 (17.78%) Test Strategy
6 8 (17.78%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (15.56%) Data Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (13.33%) UML
9 5 (11.11%) SSADM
9 5 (11.11%) Scrum
9 5 (11.11%) TOGAF
10 3 (6.67%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
10 3 (6.67%) Change Management
10 3 (6.67%) RAD
10 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) Java
2 19 (42.22%) SQL
3 13 (28.89%) Perl
4 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 10 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) COBOL
6 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) Oracle
1 30 (66.67%) Pega
2 16 (35.56%) webMethods
3 13 (28.89%) Informatica
4 12 (26.67%) BEA
5 5 (11.11%) Business Objects
6 3 (6.67%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) TIBCO