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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 73 95 97
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +2
Contract jobs citing RUP 52 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.05% 0.74% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 1.06% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 5
Average daily rate £500 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £417 £347
% change year-on-year
+7.86% +20.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £22.50 £37.68
% change year-on-year
+111.11% -40.27%
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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 +10 47 £550 +2.32%
Coventry 0 3 £400 -5.88%
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 76 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 75 (78.95%) Pega
3 62 (65.26%) Unix
4 61 (64.21%) Informatica
4 61 (64.21%) Shell Script
5 59 (62.11%) SQL
6 53 (55.79%) Oracle
7 49 (51.58%) Java
8 48 (50.53%) J2EE
9 47 (49.47%) Perl
9 47 (49.47%) WebLogic
10 44 (46.32%) ClearCase
11 42 (44.21%) Data Modelling
12 40 (42.11%) PL/SQL
13 39 (41.05%) webMethods
13 39 (41.05%) BEA
14 35 (36.84%) Oracle OWB
15 34 (35.79%) ClearQuest
16 33 (34.74%) Test Strategy
17 31 (32.63%) Project Planning
17 31 (32.63%) CA Gen
17 31 (32.63%) OO
18 26 (27.37%) BusinessObjects
19 25 (26.32%) SDLC
20 24 (25.26%) Business Intelligence
21 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
21 22 (23.16%) Software Architecture
22 19 (20.00%) Data Analysis
23 17 (17.89%) Requirements Analysis
24 15 (15.79%) Problem Management

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 47 (49.47%) WebLogic
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.11%) Documentum
4 1 (1.05%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (1.05%) Open Workbench
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.84%) Oracle OWB
2 26 (27.37%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.21%) MS Access
4 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.16%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.05%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 44 (46.32%) ClearCase
2 34 (35.79%) ClearQuest
3 31 (32.63%) CA Gen
General
1 4 (4.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (44.21%) Developer
2 30 (31.58%) Architect
3 21 (22.11%) Software Architect
4 15 (15.79%) Analyst
4 15 (15.79%) Lead Developer
5 13 (13.68%) Requirements Manager
6 11 (11.58%) Technical Architect
7 9 (9.47%) Business Analyst
8 7 (7.37%) Requirements Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Digital Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) Digital Business Analyst
11 3 (3.16%) RUP Manager
11 3 (3.16%) Software Developer
11 3 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
11 3 (3.16%) Technical Solutions Architect
12 2 (2.11%) Documentum Business Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Process Mapping Analyst
12 2 (2.11%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (50.53%) J2EE
2 2 (2.11%) Java EE
Operating Systems
1 62 (65.26%) Unix
2 15 (15.79%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (80.00%) Waterfall
2 42 (44.21%) Data Modelling
3 33 (34.74%) Test Strategy
4 31 (32.63%) OO
4 31 (32.63%) Project Planning
5 25 (26.32%) SDLC
6 24 (25.26%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (23.16%) Software Architecture
8 19 (20.00%) Data Analysis
9 17 (17.89%) Requirements Analysis
10 15 (15.79%) Problem Management
10 15 (15.79%) Process Improvement
11 14 (14.74%) Scrum
12 13 (13.68%) Configuration Management
12 13 (13.68%) Systems Analysis
13 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (8.42%) RAD
14 8 (8.42%) UML
15 6 (6.32%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (64.21%) Shell Script
2 59 (62.11%) SQL
3 49 (51.58%) Java
4 47 (49.47%) Perl
5 40 (42.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.05%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
Vendors
1 75 (78.95%) Pega
2 61 (64.21%) Informatica
3 53 (55.79%) Oracle
4 39 (41.05%) BEA
4 39 (41.05%) webMethods
5 3 (3.16%) Cognos
5 3 (3.16%) IBM
5 3 (3.16%) Netezza