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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 99 111 97
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -14
Contract jobs citing RUP 17 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.71% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £423 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+41.14% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.63%
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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Shropshire -7 4 - -
Coventry +3 2 £400 -11.11%
Birmingham - 1 - -
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 42 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 32 (65.31%) Pega
3 22 (44.90%) Oracle
4 21 (42.86%) Data Modelling
5 20 (40.82%) SDLC
6 18 (36.73%) Java
6 18 (36.73%) Data Analysis
7 15 (30.61%) SQL
7 15 (30.61%) WebLogic
8 14 (28.57%) UML
8 14 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
9 13 (26.53%) UNIX
9 13 (26.53%) Windows
10 12 (24.49%) J2EE
11 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
12 10 (20.41%) RAD
12 10 (20.41%) Informatica
13 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
13 9 (18.37%) webMethods
13 9 (18.37%) Perl
14 8 (16.33%) MS Office
14 8 (16.33%) BEA
15 7 (14.29%) Change Management
15 7 (14.29%) DSDM
15 7 (14.29%) IBM
15 7 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
15 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
16 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (30.61%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (6.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.24%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (12.24%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MS Access
2 4 (8.16%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (4.08%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.04%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (42.86%) Analyst
2 19 (38.78%) Architect
3 14 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 12 (24.49%) Developer
5 7 (14.29%) Requirements Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) Senior Developer
6 6 (12.24%) Project Analyst
7 5 (10.20%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (8.16%) Business Architect
9 3 (6.12%) Integration Architect
9 3 (6.12%) Agile Business Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) BizTalk Architect
10 1 (2.04%) AWS Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Architect
10 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Software Programmer
10 1 (2.04%) Planning Manager
10 1 (2.04%) Agile Java Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Software Developer
10 1 (2.04%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.49%) J2EE
2 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) XML
2 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.53%) UNIX
1 13 (26.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (85.71%) Waterfall
2 21 (42.86%) Data Modelling
3 20 (40.82%) SDLC
4 18 (36.73%) Data Analysis
5 14 (28.57%) Systems Analysis
5 14 (28.57%) UML
6 11 (22.45%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.41%) RAD
7 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
8 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (14.29%) DSDM
8 7 (14.29%) Change Management
8 7 (14.29%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (12.24%) Scrum
10 5 (10.20%) GAP Analysis
10 5 (10.20%) Migration
10 5 (10.20%) Business Development
10 5 (10.20%) Risk Analysis
10 5 (10.20%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.73%) Java
2 15 (30.61%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Shell Script
3 9 (18.37%) Perl
4 4 (8.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
Vendors
1 32 (65.31%) Pega
2 22 (44.90%) Oracle
3 10 (20.41%) Informatica
4 9 (18.37%) webMethods
5 8 (16.33%) BEA
6 7 (14.29%) IBM
7 4 (8.16%) Cognos
7 4 (8.16%) Netezza