The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 June 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 125 140
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.22% 0.16% 0.098%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.16% 1.15% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £360 £51 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +608.94% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £330 £305
% change year-on-year +18.93% +8.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £43.25 £50.78 £51.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.82% -1.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £50.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year -13.50% +34.98%  

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 the East of England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 430 348 420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 18.70% 13.73% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 236 244
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 10
Median hourly rate £43.25 £40.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.79% -2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the East of England

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the East of England

Rational Rhapsody
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody within the East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Bedfordshire -8 2 £360 +608.94%
Suffolk - 2 - -
Hertfordshire 0 1 - -
Rational Rhapsody
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 East of England region with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody.

1 16 (88.89%) UML
1 16 (88.89%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (77.78%) MATLAB
3 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
4 12 (66.67%) Simulink
5 11 (61.11%) Integration Testing
6 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
7 9 (50.00%) C++
8 8 (44.44%) Ada
9 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
9 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
10 6 (33.33%) Ada 95
10 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 5 (27.78%) C
11 5 (27.78%) Yourdon
12 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
12 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 2 (11.11%) Validation
12 2 (11.11%) Scrum
12 2 (11.11%) C#
12 2 (11.11%) IBM
12 2 (11.11%) ISEB
12 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
12 2 (11.11%) SQL
12 2 (11.11%) .NET
12 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
12 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
12 2 (11.11%) OO
12 2 (11.11%) Python
12 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel

Rational Rhapsody
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (66.67%) Simulink
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 16 (88.89%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (11.11%) GoogleTest
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) MSTest
2 2 (11.11%) VectorCAST
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.56%) GDB
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Software Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Ada Engineer
2 7 (38.89%) Ada Software Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) C Software Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) C/C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) C++ Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Design Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Principal Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) WCF
1 2 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) RIA
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) VxWorks
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (88.89%) UML
2 13 (72.22%) Software Engineering
3 11 (61.11%) Integration Testing
4 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
5 5 (27.78%) Yourdon
6 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) Data Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (11.11%) OO
6 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Scrum
6 2 (11.11%) SysML
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 2 (11.11%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
7 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) MATLAB
2 9 (50.00%) C++
3 8 (44.44%) Ada
4 6 (33.33%) Ada 95
5 5 (27.78%) C
6 2 (11.11%) C#
6 2 (11.11%) Python
6 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 7 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) DO-178B
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Google
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (5.56%) Serena