The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rational Unified Process (RUP)
UK / England
Rank 525 484 389
Rank change year-on-year -41 -95  
Contract jobs citing RUP 58 133 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.27% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.33% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 58 119
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £583 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -28.82% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 34806 40518 38294
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.27% 82.93% 80.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23035 26911 24118
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 1000 1121
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

RUP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in England

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RUP in England over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RUP in England

RUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in England

RUP
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 RUP within the England region over the 3 months to 24 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
London +25 25 £450 -10.00% 5
South East +34 13 £305 -26.50% 2
West Midlands -49 7 £400 - 2
East of England -9 6 - - 1
North West +20 5 £425 - 6
East Midlands - 2 £420 -
RUP
UK

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for RUP.

1 96 (70.07%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (54.01%) Waterfall
3 57 (41.61%) Scrum
4 44 (32.12%) UML
4 44 (32.12%) OO
5 39 (28.47%) Oracle
6 35 (25.55%) Java
7 32 (23.36%) J2EE
7 32 (23.36%) Finance
8 31 (22.63%) WebLogic
8 31 (22.63%) RAD
9 27 (19.71%) Data Modelling
9 27 (19.71%) TDD
10 24 (17.52%) TOGAF
11 23 (16.79%) Process Improvement
11 23 (16.79%) Problem Management
12 22 (16.06%) Web Services
13 21 (15.33%) SQL
14 20 (14.60%) E-Commerce
14 20 (14.60%) JBoss
14 20 (14.60%) Windows
14 20 (14.60%) PRINCE2
14 20 (14.60%) Security Cleared
15 19 (13.87%) WebSphere
15 19 (13.87%) REST
15 19 (13.87%) Unix
15 19 (13.87%) webMethods
16 18 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
16 18 (13.14%) Tomcat
16 18 (13.14%) SOAP

RUP
Top Related 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 31 (22.63%) WebLogic
2 20 (14.60%) JBoss
3 19 (13.87%) WebSphere
4 18 (13.14%) Tomcat
5 15 (10.95%) GlassFish
6 9 (6.57%) Confluence
7 6 (4.38%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (3.65%) Documentum
8 5 (3.65%) NServiceBus
8 5 (3.65%) SAP Portal
9 3 (2.19%) SAS
10 2 (1.46%) CMS
11 1 (0.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.73%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.73%) Jetty
11 1 (0.73%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.65%) MS Project
3 4 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.19%) MS Office
5 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.46%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (3.65%) SAP PSCD
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.92%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (1.46%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.73%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (2.92%) GitHub
2 2 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.73%) IaaS
3 1 (0.73%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.73%) PaaS
3 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.84%) VoIP
2 2 (1.46%) DNS
2 2 (1.46%) LAN
2 2 (1.46%) WAN
3 1 (0.73%) BIG-IP
3 1 (0.73%) DHCP
3 1 (0.73%) Firewall
3 1 (0.73%) NAS
3 1 (0.73%) Network Security
3 1 (0.73%) SAN
3 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.95%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (7.30%) Oracle Database
2 10 (7.30%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.57%) BusinessObjects
3 9 (6.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 9 (6.57%) Crystal Reports
3 9 (6.57%) Oracle Database 10g
3 9 (6.57%) Oracle9i Database
3 9 (6.57%) SAP Data Services
4 8 (5.84%) Pentaho
5 6 (4.38%) Big Data
6 5 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.92%) DB2
8 3 (2.19%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (1.46%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.73%) MySQL
10 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.73%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (8.76%) JIRA
2 11 (8.03%) CA Gen
3 7 (5.11%) PowerDesigner
4 6 (4.38%) Visual Studio
5 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (2.92%) Ant
6 4 (2.92%) ClearCase
6 4 (2.92%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.92%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (2.19%) Maven
7 3 (2.19%) Subversion
8 2 (1.46%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.46%) ERwin
8 2 (1.46%) FitNesse
8 2 (1.46%) JMeter
8 2 (1.46%) PowerBuilder
8 2 (1.46%) Rational Rose
8 2 (1.46%) Selenium
8 2 (1.46%) Toad
General
1 32 (23.36%) Finance
2 12 (8.76%) Banking
3 10 (7.30%) Retail
4 6 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.92%) Back Office
6 3 (2.19%) Marketing
7 2 (1.46%) Front Office
7 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Automotive
8 1 (0.73%) Billing
8 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.73%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (29.20%) Developer
2 34 (24.82%) Architect
3 23 (16.79%) Analyst
4 19 (13.87%) Business Analyst
5 12 (8.76%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Hybris Developer
7 10 (7.30%) ETL Developer
7 10 (7.30%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.57%) Applications Manager
8 9 (6.57%) Data Architect
9 8 (5.84%) Java Developer
9 8 (5.84%) Pentaho Developer
10 7 (5.11%) Service Manager
11 6 (4.38%) Head of Delivery
11 6 (4.38%) Oracle Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Oracle ETL Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Technical Architect
11 6 (4.38%) Test Manager
12 5 (3.65%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 5 (3.65%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.36%) J2EE
2 22 (16.06%) Web Services
3 19 (13.87%) REST
4 18 (13.14%) SOAP
5 17 (12.41%) JSTL
6 16 (11.68%) Spring
6 16 (11.68%) Struts
7 7 (5.11%) .NET
8 5 (3.65%) Web Dynpro
8 5 (3.65%) XML
9 3 (2.19%) JMS
9 3 (2.19%) JSP
9 3 (2.19%) Middleware
9 3 (2.19%) Velocity
9 3 (2.19%) XSD
10 2 (1.46%) jQuery
10 2 (1.46%) OSGi
10 2 (1.46%) Servlets
10 2 (1.46%) Struts2
10 2 (1.46%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.95%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.65%) PMI
5 3 (2.19%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.46%) User Experience
6 2 (1.46%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.73%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (0.73%) Derivative
7 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.73%) Fintech
7 1 (0.73%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.73%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.73%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.73%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.73%) PKI
7 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.73%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (14.60%) Windows
2 19 (13.87%) Unix
3 7 (5.11%) Solaris
4 5 (3.65%) Linux
4 5 (3.65%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.46%) Android
5 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (70.07%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (54.01%) Waterfall
3 57 (41.61%) Scrum
4 44 (32.12%) OO
4 44 (32.12%) UML
5 31 (22.63%) RAD
6 27 (19.71%) Data Modelling
6 27 (19.71%) TDD
7 24 (17.52%) TOGAF
8 23 (16.79%) Problem Management
8 23 (16.79%) Process Improvement
9 20 (14.60%) E-Commerce
9 20 (14.60%) PRINCE2
10 18 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (13.14%) SDLC
11 17 (12.41%) ITIL
11 17 (12.41%) Project Management
11 17 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (12.41%) Validation
12 16 (11.68%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (25.55%) Java
2 21 (15.33%) SQL
3 13 (9.49%) PL/SQL
4 12 (8.76%) Shell Script
5 8 (5.84%) C#
5 8 (5.84%) Perl
6 5 (3.65%) ABAP
6 5 (3.65%) C
6 5 (3.65%) Python
7 3 (2.19%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.46%) Groovy
8 2 (1.46%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.46%) R
8 2 (1.46%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.73%) C++
9 1 (0.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 20 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.95%) Degree
3 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.38%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.65%) ISEB
6 4 (2.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.73%) PMP
8 1 (0.73%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) Data Quality
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
2 5 (3.65%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.73%) P3O
System Software
1 8 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) Ansible
1 7 (5.11%) Puppet
2 1 (0.73%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.73%) Control-M
2 1 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.73%) Kibana
2 1 (0.73%) logstash
2 1 (0.73%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (0.73%) Salt
2 1 (0.73%) SCCM
2 1 (0.73%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 39 (28.47%) Oracle
2 19 (13.87%) webMethods
3 15 (10.95%) hybris
4 11 (8.03%) BEA
5 10 (7.30%) Informatica
5 10 (7.30%) Microsoft
5 10 (7.30%) Pega
6 8 (5.84%) VMware
7 7 (5.11%) IBM
8 6 (4.38%) Adobe
9 5 (3.65%) SAP
10 4 (2.92%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.46%) Casewise
11 2 (1.46%) Chordiant
11 2 (1.46%) Compuware
11 2 (1.46%) Empirix
11 2 (1.46%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.46%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.73%) Axway
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