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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 67 102
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +35
Contract jobs citing RUP 8 54 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.34% 2.21% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 2.74% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 1
Median daily rate £370 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-26.31% +111.11%

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
1865 1974 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.06% 80.90% 72.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 1080 911
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £393
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 94
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.04 £11.67 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.95 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

RUP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing RUP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 4 £373 -
Shropshire -19 2 - -
Birmingham -3 1 £335 -
Solihull - 1 - -
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RUP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RUP.

1 35 (94.59%) Waterfall
2 21 (56.76%) Java
3 20 (54.05%) SQL
3 20 (54.05%) Oracle
3 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (48.65%) Unix
5 17 (45.95%) J2EE
6 16 (43.24%) Shell Script
6 16 (43.24%) PL/SQL
6 16 (43.24%) Pega
7 15 (40.54%) Informatica
8 14 (37.84%) OO
8 14 (37.84%) webMethods
9 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
9 13 (35.14%) CA Gen
10 12 (32.43%) Process Improvement
10 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
11 11 (29.73%) BEA
12 10 (27.03%) Data Modelling
12 10 (27.03%) Perl
12 10 (27.03%) Problem Management
13 8 (21.62%) Project Planning
13 8 (21.62%) ClearQuest
13 8 (21.62%) Oracle OWB
13 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (18.92%) UML
14 7 (18.92%) COBOL
14 7 (18.92%) Software Architecture
15 6 (16.22%) SDLC
15 6 (16.22%) JIRA

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (32.43%) WebLogic
2 6 (16.22%) Confluence
3 4 (10.81%) Documentum
4 2 (5.41%) JBoss
4 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (8.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) CA Gen
2 8 (21.62%) ClearQuest
3 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 6 (16.22%) Maven
4 5 (13.51%) ClearCase
5 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
6 2 (5.41%) Ant
6 2 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
6 2 (5.41%) Subversion
7 1 (2.70%) Rational Rose
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (45.95%) Developer
2 10 (27.03%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) Architect
2 10 (27.03%) Business Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Software Architect
4 4 (10.81%) COBOL Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Documentum Developer
4 4 (10.81%) Technical Architect
4 4 (10.81%) webMethods Developer
5 3 (8.11%) COBOL Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) Java Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Java Software Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Java Technical Architect
5 3 (8.11%) Lead Business Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Programmer
5 3 (8.11%) webMethods Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (45.95%) J2EE
2 4 (10.81%) Spring
2 4 (10.81%) Spring Boot
3 3 (8.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 18 (48.65%) Unix
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) VME
3 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (94.59%) Waterfall
2 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (37.84%) OO
4 13 (35.14%) Test Strategy
5 12 (32.43%) Process Improvement
6 10 (27.03%) Data Modelling
6 10 (27.03%) Problem Management
7 8 (21.62%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (21.62%) Project Planning
8 7 (18.92%) Software Architecture
8 7 (18.92%) UML
9 6 (16.22%) BPMN
9 6 (16.22%) SDLC
9 6 (16.22%) Use Case
10 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
10 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
10 5 (13.51%) CRM
11 4 (10.81%) Content Management
11 4 (10.81%) Enterprise Content Management
12 3 (8.11%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (56.76%) Java
2 20 (54.05%) SQL
3 16 (43.24%) PL/SQL
3 16 (43.24%) Shell Script
4 10 (27.03%) Perl
5 7 (18.92%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) ISEB
1 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) P3O
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 16 (43.24%) Pega
3 15 (40.54%) Informatica
4 14 (37.84%) webMethods
5 11 (29.73%) BEA
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.11%) WSO2
7 2 (5.41%) ICL
8 1 (2.70%) Casewise