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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Rank 78 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Contract jobs citing RUP 38 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 0.27% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.39% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 4
Average daily rate
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£494 £450 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% +6.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £366
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £489 £474
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 - £35.35 £27.49
% change year-on-year
- +28.59%
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
1832 1544 1307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 71.56% 70.47% 70.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1057 794 625
Average daily rate £388 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 80 118
Average hourly rate £29.00 £32.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £10.00 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +3 4 £425 -1.16%
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (78.26%) Waterfall
2 30 (65.22%) Pega
2 30 (65.22%) Oracle
3 24 (52.17%) Java
4 20 (43.48%) SQL
5 19 (41.30%) Data Modelling
5 19 (41.30%) UNIX
6 18 (39.13%) WebLogic
7 16 (34.78%) J2EE
7 16 (34.78%) webMethods
8 13 (28.26%) Informatica
8 13 (28.26%) Perl
9 12 (26.09%) Shell Script
9 12 (26.09%) BEA
10 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
10 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (21.74%) PL/SQL
12 9 (19.57%) OO
13 8 (17.39%) DSDM
13 8 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
13 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
14 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
14 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
14 7 (15.22%) Windows
14 7 (15.22%) MS Office
15 6 (13.04%) UML
15 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 5 (10.87%) Scrum
16 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
16 5 (10.87%) Finance

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (39.13%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (2.17%) TIBCO iProcess
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.17%) DTS
4 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) CA Gen
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Architect
2 19 (41.30%) Developer
3 11 (23.91%) Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Requirements Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Project Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Senior Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Integration Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Business Architect
7 3 (6.52%) BizTalk Architect
8 2 (4.35%) webMethods Developer
8 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (2.17%) Software Programmer
9 1 (2.17%) Planning Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Developer Analyst
9 1 (2.17%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) J2EE
2 5 (10.87%) XML
2 5 (10.87%) SAX
3 3 (6.52%) Middleware
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XSLT
5 1 (2.17%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Open Source
2 2 (4.35%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Data Conversion
3 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
3 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (41.30%) UNIX
2 7 (15.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (78.26%) Waterfall
2 19 (41.30%) Data Modelling
3 11 (23.91%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (19.57%) OO
5 8 (17.39%) DSDM
5 8 (17.39%) Systems Analysis
5 8 (17.39%) Test Strategy
6 7 (15.22%) Data Analysis
7 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.04%) UML
8 5 (10.87%) Scrum
8 5 (10.87%) SSADM
8 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.52%) Business Analysis
9 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
9 3 (6.52%) RAD
9 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) Java
2 20 (43.48%) SQL
3 13 (28.26%) Perl
4 12 (26.09%) Shell Script
5 10 (21.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) VB6
7 1 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Oracle
1 30 (65.22%) Pega
2 16 (34.78%) webMethods
3 13 (28.26%) Informatica
4 12 (26.09%) BEA
5 5 (10.87%) Business Objects
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) TIBCO