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 30 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.

IBM Rational Rhapsody
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 595 586
Rank change year-on-year +57 -9  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 38 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.091% 0.058% 0.031%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.52% 0.40% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £338 £360 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -3.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £320 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £370 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £360 £355
% change year-on-year +38.88% +1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 6
Median hourly rate £46.60 £44.50 £41.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.72% +7.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £35.00 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.16 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.60 £44.50 £41.45
% change year-on-year +4.72% +7.35%  

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 7340 7291 6380
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 17.48% 14.59% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4962 4918 4146
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 169 119
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +12.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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 30 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 30 March 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 +7 15 - - 1
East of England +10 12 - -
London +37 5 £300 - 1
North West +30 3 - -
South East +13 2 £500 +38.88%
West Midlands - 1 - -
Rational Rhapsody
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 42 (67.74%) UML
2 41 (66.13%) Software Engineering
3 38 (61.29%) Rational DOORS
4 31 (50.00%) Integration Testing
5 27 (43.55%) Ada
6 26 (41.94%) Configuration Management
7 25 (40.32%) MATLAB
7 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
8 24 (38.71%) Simulink
9 21 (33.87%) SC Cleared
10 19 (30.65%) C
11 15 (24.19%) Ada 95
11 15 (24.19%) C++
12 13 (20.97%) Linux
13 12 (19.35%) HL7
14 11 (17.74%) Yourdon
14 11 (17.74%) SDLC
15 10 (16.13%) SQL
16 9 (14.52%) Windows
16 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
17 8 (12.90%) GDB
17 8 (12.90%) Degree
17 8 (12.90%) HOOD
18 7 (11.29%) Wireshark
18 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (11.29%) Avionics
19 6 (9.68%) Serena
19 6 (9.68%) Aerospace
19 6 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
19 6 (9.68%) Perl

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 6 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.61%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (38.71%) Simulink
2 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.84%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) Wireshark
2 5 (8.06%) HTTP
2 5 (8.06%) SMTP
3 2 (3.23%) IGMP
4 1 (1.61%) Firewall
4 1 (1.61%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.61%) GIS
1 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (61.29%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (12.90%) GDB
3 5 (8.06%) Eclipse
3 5 (8.06%) VectorCAST
4 4 (6.45%) JIRA
5 3 (4.84%) ClearCase
5 3 (4.84%) NetBeans
5 3 (4.84%) Subversion
5 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.61%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.61%) JUnit
6 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.61%) Mockito
6 1 (1.61%) Moq
6 1 (1.61%) NUnit
6 1 (1.61%) Rational Rose
General
1 7 (11.29%) Avionics
2 6 (9.68%) Aerospace
3 3 (4.84%) Military
4 2 (3.23%) Automotive
4 2 (3.23%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (66.13%) Software Engineer
2 18 (29.03%) Ada Engineer
3 15 (24.19%) Ada Software Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) C Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Consultant
5 7 (11.29%) Integration Consultant
5 7 (11.29%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Development Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Integration Specialist
7 2 (3.23%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) C++ Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Principal Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Principal Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Server Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) XML
2 5 (8.06%) SOAP
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
3 3 (4.84%) JSON
4 2 (3.23%) .NET
5 1 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.61%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.61%) JavaFX
5 1 (1.61%) JPA
5 1 (1.61%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.61%) RESTful
5 1 (1.61%) WCF
5 1 (1.61%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) RIA
3 1 (1.61%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.61%) ASTM
3 1 (1.61%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.61%) LIMS
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (1.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.97%) Linux
2 9 (14.52%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.23%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (67.74%) UML
2 41 (66.13%) Software Engineering
3 31 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 26 (41.94%) Configuration Management
5 11 (17.74%) SDLC
5 11 (17.74%) Yourdon
6 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
7 8 (12.90%) HOOD
8 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.45%) Hazard Analysis
9 4 (6.45%) Process Improvement
10 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (4.84%) Waterfall
11 2 (3.23%) Automated Testing
11 2 (3.23%) Product Management
11 2 (3.23%) Programme Management
11 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
11 2 (3.23%) Software Architecture
11 2 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) Ada
2 25 (40.32%) MATLAB
3 19 (30.65%) C
4 15 (24.19%) Ada 95
4 15 (24.19%) C++
5 10 (16.13%) SQL
6 6 (9.68%) Perl
7 5 (8.06%) Java
7 5 (8.06%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.45%) PHP
9 2 (3.23%) C#
10 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.61%) VB
10 1 (1.61%) VB6
10 1 (1.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (40.32%) Security Cleared
2 21 (33.87%) SC Cleared
3 8 (12.90%) Degree
4 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) HL7
2 3 (4.84%) Def Stans
2 3 (4.84%) MISRA
2 3 (4.84%) MISRA C
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Serena
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.84%) Cerner
3 3 (4.84%) IBM
3 3 (4.84%) McKesson
3 3 (4.84%) MEDITECH
3 3 (4.84%) QNX
4 1 (1.61%) Luciad