The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rational Rhapsody over the 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Rational Rhapsody
South West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 65 60
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 16 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.99% 0.57% 0.68%
As % of the Development Applications category 11.03% 4.81% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £335 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +21.06% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 5
Median hourly rate £43.75 £47.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +30.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £41.15 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £51.75 £37.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.71 £44.75 £36.72
% change year-on-year +2.13% +21.86%  

Rational Rhapsody is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 145 104 130
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 18.06% 11.80% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 67 88
Median daily rate £425 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 8
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +14.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.49% +14.29%  

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing Rational Rhapsody as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Rational Rhapsody in Bristol

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in Bristol

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in Bristol over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Rational Rhapsody in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody.

1 19 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 17 (80.95%) Rational DOORS
3 15 (71.43%) Linux
3 15 (71.43%) UML
4 13 (61.90%) C
5 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
5 11 (52.38%) MATLAB
5 11 (52.38%) Simulink
5 11 (52.38%) Integration Testing
6 10 (47.62%) C++
6 10 (47.62%) Ada
7 9 (42.86%) GDB
8 8 (38.10%) Wireshark
9 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 6 (28.57%) Def Stans
9 6 (28.57%) MISRA C
9 6 (28.57%) MISRA
9 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 6 (28.57%) NetBeans
9 6 (28.57%) Eclipse
9 6 (28.57%) Java
9 6 (28.57%) Windows
10 5 (23.81%) Serena
10 5 (23.81%) Ada 95
11 4 (19.05%) SDLC
12 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
13 1 (4.76%) SysML
13 1 (4.76%) Military
13 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
13 1 (4.76%) Project Management

Rational Rhapsody
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 17 (80.95%) Rational DOORS
2 9 (42.86%) GDB
3 6 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 6 (28.57%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (4.76%) Automotive
1 1 (4.76%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (90.48%) Software Engineer
2 8 (38.10%) Ada Engineer
3 7 (33.33%) Ada Software Engineer
4 6 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (90.48%) Software Engineering
2 15 (71.43%) UML
3 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
3 11 (52.38%) Integration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) SysML
5 1 (4.76%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) C
2 11 (52.38%) MATLAB
3 10 (47.62%) Ada
3 10 (47.62%) C++
4 6 (28.57%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) Ada 95
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) Def Stans
1 6 (28.57%) MISRA
1 6 (28.57%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Serena