The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for RUP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RUP over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 30 - 33
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing RUP 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.25% - 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.75% - 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Median daily rate £225 - £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -28.82% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

RUP is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 293 359 199
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 86.69% 86.09% 78.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 257 147
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Median hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -22.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £19.63 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

RUP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing RUP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for RUP in Cardiff

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RUP in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in Cardiff

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for RUP.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
3 10 (71.43%) Spring
3 10 (71.43%) Data Protection
3 10 (71.43%) Docker
3 10 (71.43%) Microservices
3 10 (71.43%) Front End Development
4 9 (64.29%) Web Development
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Groovy
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (21.43%) V-Model
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) RAD
6 3 (21.43%) Siebel
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) JMeter
6 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (21.43%) C

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
1 3 (21.43%) JMeter
1 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
1 3 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
1 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
1 3 (21.43%) The Grinder
1 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
1 10 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Java Web Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Web Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Architect
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 10 (71.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Data Protection
2 10 (71.43%) Front End Development
2 10 (71.43%) Microservices
3 9 (64.29%) Web Development
4 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) RAD
5 3 (21.43%) V-Model
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) Groovy
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Siebel
2 1 (7.14%) HP