The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 540 606 594
Rank change year-on-year +66 -12  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 50 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.063% 0.055%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 7
Median daily rate £293 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £330 £305
% change year-on-year +18.93% +8.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 13
Median hourly rate £43.25 £50.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.50% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £41.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £51.30 £50.44
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 England with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7651 7719 6811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.78% 15.58% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5248 5386 4548
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 119 101
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +13.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in England

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in England over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rational Rhapsody in England

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in England

Rational Rhapsody
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 22 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
South West +32 24 - - 2
London +25 16 £275 -35.29% 1
East of England -4 5 £360 +608.94%
South East +17 4 £353 +20.51% 1
West Midlands +21 1 - -
Rational Rhapsody
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody.

1 50 (58.14%) Software Engineering
2 48 (55.81%) Rational DOORS
3 42 (48.84%) UML
4 32 (37.21%) MATLAB
5 30 (34.88%) Simulink
5 30 (34.88%) Integration Testing
6 27 (31.40%) C++
7 26 (30.23%) C
8 24 (27.91%) Linux
8 24 (27.91%) Ada
9 22 (25.58%) Configuration Management
10 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
11 20 (23.26%) SQL
11 20 (23.26%) HL7
12 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
13 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
14 14 (16.28%) GDB
14 14 (16.28%) Ada 95
15 13 (15.12%) Wireshark
16 11 (12.79%) Java
17 10 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (11.63%) Electronic Patient Records
17 10 (11.63%) SDLC
17 10 (11.63%) DevOps
18 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
18 9 (10.47%) Windows
19 8 (9.30%) SysML
20 7 (8.14%) Serena
20 7 (8.14%) Validation
20 7 (8.14%) NHS

Rational Rhapsody
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (34.88%) Simulink
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.12%) Wireshark
2 3 (3.49%) Tactical Data Link
2 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.33%) HTTP
4 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.16%) Firewall
4 1 (1.16%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.49%) PowerCenter
3 3 (3.49%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.16%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 48 (55.81%) Rational DOORS
2 14 (16.28%) GDB
3 6 (6.98%) Eclipse
3 6 (6.98%) NetBeans
4 4 (4.65%) Rational Statemate
5 3 (3.49%) JIRA
5 3 (3.49%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (3.49%) VectorCAST
6 2 (2.33%) GoogleTest
6 2 (2.33%) MSTest
6 2 (2.33%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.16%) Rational Rose
7 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.98%) Aerospace
2 5 (5.81%) Automotive
2 5 (5.81%) Avionics
3 4 (4.65%) Military
4 3 (3.49%) Finance
4 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.33%) Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Games
5 2 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (56.98%) Software Engineer
2 19 (22.09%) Ada Engineer
3 18 (20.93%) Ada Software Engineer
4 16 (18.60%) Developer
5 13 (15.12%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (10.47%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) C Software Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 3 (3.49%) Architect
8 3 (3.49%) Consultant
9 2 (2.33%) Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Data Architect
9 2 (2.33%) ETL Architect
9 2 (2.33%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (2.33%) Integration Consultant
9 2 (2.33%) Oracle Architect
9 2 (2.33%) Software Test Engineer
9 2 (2.33%) Test Engineer
10 1 (1.16%) Integration Specialist
10 1 (1.16%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) .NET
1 4 (4.65%) CSS
1 4 (4.65%) HTML
1 4 (4.65%) XML
2 3 (3.49%) WCF
3 2 (2.33%) OpenGL
3 2 (2.33%) WPF
4 1 (1.16%) Ajax
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.16%) jQuery
4 1 (1.16%) OpenGL ES
4 1 (1.16%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) Web Services
4 1 (1.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) NHS
2 6 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.49%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.33%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (2.33%) Life Science
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) RIA
4 2 (2.33%) Vector Graphics
4 2 (2.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.16%) ASTM
5 1 (1.16%) LIMS
5 1 (1.16%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Linux
2 9 (10.47%) Windows
3 2 (2.33%) VxWorks
3 2 (2.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (58.14%) Software Engineering
2 42 (48.84%) UML
3 30 (34.88%) Integration Testing
4 22 (25.58%) Configuration Management
5 15 (17.44%) Test Automation
6 10 (11.63%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.63%) DevOps
6 10 (11.63%) SDLC
7 8 (9.30%) SysML
8 7 (8.14%) Validation
9 6 (6.98%) Unit Testing
9 6 (6.98%) Yourdon
10 5 (5.81%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (5.81%) Data Integration
11 4 (4.65%) HOOD
12 3 (3.49%) Data Management
12 3 (3.49%) Data Modelling
12 3 (3.49%) ETL
12 3 (3.49%) Programme Management
12 3 (3.49%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.21%) MATLAB
2 27 (31.40%) C++
3 26 (30.23%) C
4 24 (27.91%) Ada
5 20 (23.26%) SQL
6 14 (16.28%) Ada 95
7 11 (12.79%) Java
8 6 (6.98%) C#
8 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.81%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.33%) Perl
10 2 (2.33%) Python
11 1 (1.16%) PHP
11 1 (1.16%) Tcl
11 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.16%) VB
11 1 (1.16%) VB6
11 1 (1.16%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (24.42%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) ISEB
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) HL7
2 6 (6.98%) Def Stans
2 6 (6.98%) MISRA
2 6 (6.98%) MISRA C
3 2 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.16%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.16%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) Serena
3 6 (6.98%) IBM
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle
5 3 (3.49%) Informatica
5 3 (3.49%) Talend
6 2 (2.33%) Google
7 1 (1.16%) Cerner
7 1 (1.16%) McKesson
7 1 (1.16%) MEDITECH
7 1 (1.16%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.16%) QNX
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