Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 654 582
Rank change year-on-year -90 -72 -11
Contract jobs citing RUP 118 204 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.25% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 102 143
England median daily rate £500 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +10.59% +3.66%
10th Percentile £400 £319 £321
90th Percentile £750 £649 £613
UK median daily rate £471 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +0.21% +10.59% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
England median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.56% +31.39%
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +27.74%

RUP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 80234 82084 85790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.63% 84.15% 81.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 53987 54693 56513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 2155 2533
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

RUP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RUP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 70 £513 +2.50% 6
Midlands -22 18 £475 +15.15% 3
North of England +60 15 £400 +6.67% 17
Yorkshire +37 13 £400 -3.61% 7
South East -17 11 £750 +87.50%
East Midlands -3 9 £450 -2.70% 2
West Midlands -31 9 £538 +34.38% 1
South West -13 4 £525 -4.33% 2
North East +63 1 £425 - 2
North West +21 1 £425 +13.33% 8
RUP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 69 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (47.46%) UML
3 51 (43.22%) PRINCE2
4 48 (40.68%) Oracle
4 48 (40.68%) Scrum
5 37 (31.36%) Finance
6 36 (30.51%) TOGAF
7 34 (28.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 32 (27.12%) OO
9 30 (25.42%) Project Management
9 30 (25.42%) SDLC
10 28 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
11 27 (22.88%) DSDM
11 27 (22.88%) Microsoft
12 25 (21.19%) Web Services
13 24 (20.34%) SQL
13 24 (20.34%) TDD
14 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
14 22 (18.64%) Change Management
14 22 (18.64%) IaaS
14 22 (18.64%) SaaS
14 22 (18.64%) iPaaS
15 21 (17.80%) Java
16 20 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
17 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
17 19 (16.10%) SAP
17 19 (16.10%) Business Analysis
18 18 (15.25%) SuccessFactors
18 18 (15.25%) Workday
19 17 (14.41%) Use Case

RUP
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 7 (5.93%) WebLogic
1 7 (5.93%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.08%) JBoss
3 5 (4.24%) Jetty
3 5 (4.24%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.24%) Tornado
4 4 (3.39%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.54%) Apache
5 3 (2.54%) CloudStack
5 3 (2.54%) Documentum
5 3 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.69%) Confluence
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.85%) CMS
7 1 (0.85%) Liferay
7 1 (0.85%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (5.93%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.85%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (3.39%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (3.39%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 3 (2.54%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.69%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.64%) IaaS
1 22 (18.64%) iPaaS
1 22 (18.64%) SaaS
2 20 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (16.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (15.25%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.54%) GitHub
6 3 (2.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.24%) AMQP
2 2 (1.69%) Extranet
2 2 (1.69%) Internet
2 2 (1.69%) Intranet
3 1 (0.85%) Firewall
3 1 (0.85%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) NoSQL
2 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.08%) Big Data
3 6 (5.08%) Hadoop
3 6 (5.08%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (4.24%) Couchbase
4 5 (4.24%) Redis
4 5 (4.24%) Riak
5 4 (3.39%) DB2
6 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.85%) GIS
8 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.85%) MySQL
8 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) QlikView
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (10.17%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.63%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.78%) Subversion
4 7 (5.93%) Rational Rose
5 6 (5.08%) Mercurial
5 6 (5.08%) Selenium
5 6 (5.08%) Vagrant
6 5 (4.24%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.24%) FitNesse
6 5 (4.24%) JBehave
6 5 (4.24%) Maven
6 5 (4.24%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.54%) JIRA
7 3 (2.54%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (1.69%) Checkstyle
8 2 (1.69%) FindBugs
8 2 (1.69%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.85%) Moq
9 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (31.36%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 9 (7.63%) Pharmaceutical
4 8 (6.78%) Retail
5 3 (2.54%) Back Office
5 3 (2.54%) German Language
5 3 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Legal
6 2 (1.69%) International Banking
7 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.85%) Local Government
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (38.98%) Architect
2 28 (23.73%) Solutions Architect
3 22 (18.64%) Developer
4 21 (17.80%) Analyst
4 21 (17.80%) Business Analyst
5 15 (12.71%) Java Developer
6 11 (9.32%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (8.47%) PMO Lead
8 8 (6.78%) Senior PMO
9 7 (5.93%) AWS Architect
9 7 (5.93%) Java Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Digital Business Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Project Manager
12 4 (3.39%) Consultant
12 4 (3.39%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (21.19%) Web Services
2 12 (10.17%) AngularJS
3 11 (9.32%) Middleware
4 10 (8.47%) Spring
5 9 (7.63%) Hibernate
6 8 (6.78%) Apache Camel
6 8 (6.78%) JMS
7 7 (5.93%) Node.js
8 6 (5.08%) .NET
8 6 (5.08%) SOAP
8 6 (5.08%) XML
9 5 (4.24%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (4.24%) Entity Framework
9 5 (4.24%) Flask
9 5 (4.24%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.24%) jQuery
9 5 (4.24%) Kafka
9 5 (4.24%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (4.24%) Spring Boot
10 4 (3.39%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (23.73%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.93%) Data Structures
3 6 (5.08%) Algorithms
3 6 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.54%) Clustering
4 3 (2.54%) Derivative
4 3 (2.54%) Equities
4 3 (2.54%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.69%) PMI
6 1 (0.85%) Fintech
6 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.39%) Unix
2 3 (2.54%) Linux
3 2 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (58.47%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (47.46%) UML
3 51 (43.22%) PRINCE2
4 48 (40.68%) Scrum
5 36 (30.51%) TOGAF
6 34 (28.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 32 (27.12%) OO
8 30 (25.42%) Project Management
8 30 (25.42%) SDLC
9 27 (22.88%) DSDM
10 24 (20.34%) TDD
11 22 (18.64%) Change Management
11 22 (18.64%) Configuration Management
12 19 (16.10%) Business Analysis
13 17 (14.41%) Use Case
14 16 (13.56%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (13.56%) Kanban
14 16 (13.56%) Waterfall
15 15 (12.71%) BPMN
15 15 (12.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.34%) SQL
2 21 (17.80%) Java
3 8 (6.78%) Bash Shell
3 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
3 8 (6.78%) Python
3 8 (6.78%) Ruby
4 3 (2.54%) C#
4 3 (2.54%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.54%) XPath
5 1 (0.85%) C++
5 1 (0.85%) Delphi
5 1 (0.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (9.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 10 (8.47%) Degree
3 9 (7.63%) APMP
4 7 (5.93%) PMI Certification
5 6 (5.08%) PMP
5 6 (5.08%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (2.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.85%) CBAP
7 1 (0.85%) IIBA
7 1 (0.85%) ISEB
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.85%) OCP
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.85%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) PMO
2 8 (6.78%) QA
3 5 (4.24%) MiFID
4 4 (3.39%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.69%) GDPR
6 1 (0.85%) P3O
System Software
1 7 (5.93%) Docker
2 3 (2.54%) vSphere
2 3 (2.54%) Xen
2 3 (2.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (8.47%) Puppet
2 7 (5.93%) Ansible
3 4 (3.39%) Cobbler
4 3 (2.54%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (2.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 48 (40.68%) Oracle
2 27 (22.88%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.10%) SAP
4 18 (15.25%) Workday
5 9 (7.63%) IBM
6 7 (5.93%) Casewise
7 5 (4.24%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (3.39%) ATG
8 4 (3.39%) Hyperion
8 4 (3.39%) Retek
8 4 (3.39%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (2.54%) EnterpriseDB
9 3 (2.54%) HP
9 3 (2.54%) Pega
9 3 (2.54%) TIBCO
10 2 (1.69%) BEA
10 2 (1.69%) Sun
10 2 (1.69%) Temenos
11 1 (0.85%) Informatica
11 1 (0.85%) Planview