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 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.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)
UK / England
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 535 487
Rank change year-on-year +3 -48  
Contract jobs citing RUP 58 102 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 56 82
Median daily rate £525 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.70% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £387 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £628 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +16.66% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +12.50%  

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 36460 41364 41331
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.71% 83.50% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23944 27759 26979
Median daily rate £450 £446 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +7.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 956 965 1150
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.43% +4.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 22 June 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 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
London +21 31 £513 - 4
West Midlands +11 12 £575 +27.77% 3
South East +7 5 £305 -15.27% 6
South West +16 4 £525 -
East of England -17 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 1 - - 7
East Midlands -10 1 £425 - 4
RUP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 92 (82.88%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (50.45%) Waterfall
3 53 (47.75%) Scrum
4 37 (33.33%) ITIL
4 37 (33.33%) Project Management
5 31 (27.93%) Service Delivery
6 29 (26.13%) DSDM
7 28 (25.23%) UML
7 28 (25.23%) Java
8 26 (23.42%) TDD
9 25 (22.52%) Finance
10 24 (21.62%) Technical Architecture
10 24 (21.62%) J2EE
10 24 (21.62%) WebLogic
10 24 (21.62%) RAD
11 23 (20.72%) Security Cleared
12 22 (19.82%) OO
12 22 (19.82%) SQL
12 22 (19.82%) Oracle
13 20 (18.02%) SDLC
14 19 (17.12%) Agile Project Management
14 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
15 18 (16.22%) MAPM
15 18 (16.22%) Programme Management
16 17 (15.32%) Business Analysis
16 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
17 16 (14.41%) Web Services
17 16 (14.41%) Work Breakdown Structure
18 15 (13.51%) WebSphere
18 15 (13.51%) PRINCE2

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 24 (21.62%) WebLogic
2 15 (13.51%) WebSphere
3 14 (12.61%) JBoss
4 11 (9.91%) GlassFish
4 11 (9.91%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.50%) Confluence
6 4 (3.60%) Apache Spark
6 4 (3.60%) Documentum
6 4 (3.60%) SAS
7 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.80%) NServiceBus
7 2 (1.80%) SAP Portal
7 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.80%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) GitHub
2 3 (2.70%) IaaS
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.80%) PaaS
4 1 (0.90%) iPaaS
4 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.90%) Network Security
1 1 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.91%) Pentaho
2 10 (9.01%) Relational Database
3 9 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (7.21%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (6.31%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 7 (6.31%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (6.31%) Hadoop
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle Database
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (6.31%) Oracle9i Database
5 7 (6.31%) SAP Data Services
5 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
6 6 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (5.41%) DB2
7 5 (4.50%) Big Data
7 5 (4.50%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (3.60%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.21%) ClearCase
1 8 (7.21%) JIRA
2 7 (6.31%) CA Gen
3 5 (4.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.60%) ClearQuest
5 3 (2.70%) Subversion
5 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.80%) Ant
6 2 (1.80%) ERwin
6 2 (1.80%) Gradle
6 2 (1.80%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (1.80%) Toad
6 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.90%) Maven
7 1 (0.90%) NetBeans
7 1 (0.90%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.90%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.90%) TortoiseSVN
7 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.90%) XMLSpy
General
1 25 (22.52%) Finance
2 13 (11.71%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 3 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.90%) Automotive
6 1 (0.90%) Billing
6 1 (0.90%) Electronics
6 1 (0.90%) General Ledger
6 1 (0.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.90%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (28.83%) Developer
2 21 (18.92%) Architect
3 17 (15.32%) Analyst
4 16 (14.41%) Delivery Manager
5 15 (13.51%) Business Analyst
6 11 (9.91%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (9.01%) ETL Developer
7 10 (9.01%) Hybris Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Digital Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Digital Business Analyst
8 8 (7.21%) Pentaho Developer
8 8 (7.21%) Software Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Applications Manager
9 7 (6.31%) Test Manager
10 6 (5.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Architect
10 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.41%) Programmer
10 6 (5.41%) Project Manager
10 6 (5.41%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.62%) J2EE
2 16 (14.41%) Web Services
3 13 (11.71%) SOAP
3 13 (11.71%) Struts
4 12 (10.81%) JSTL
4 12 (10.81%) REST
4 12 (10.81%) Spring
5 6 (5.41%) Middleware
6 5 (4.50%) XML
7 4 (3.60%) .NET
8 3 (2.70%) Ajax
8 3 (2.70%) Entity Framework
8 3 (2.70%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.70%) jQuery
8 3 (2.70%) JSP
9 2 (1.80%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.80%) Java EE
9 2 (1.80%) Servlets
9 2 (1.80%) Struts2
9 2 (1.80%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.60%) PMI
4 3 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.80%) Fintech
5 2 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.80%) User Experience
6 1 (0.90%) DataPower
6 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.90%) Frameworx
6 1 (0.90%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (0.90%) PKI
6 1 (0.90%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.51%) Unix
2 12 (10.81%) Windows
3 6 (5.41%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.70%) Linux
5 1 (0.90%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (82.88%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (50.45%) Waterfall
3 53 (47.75%) Scrum
4 37 (33.33%) ITIL
4 37 (33.33%) Project Management
5 31 (27.93%) Service Delivery
6 29 (26.13%) DSDM
7 28 (25.23%) UML
8 26 (23.42%) TDD
9 24 (21.62%) RAD
9 24 (21.62%) Technical Architecture
10 22 (19.82%) OO
11 20 (18.02%) SDLC
12 19 (17.12%) Agile Project Management
13 18 (16.22%) Programme Management
14 17 (15.32%) Business Analysis
14 17 (15.32%) Business Intelligence
15 16 (14.41%) Work Breakdown Structure
16 15 (13.51%) Data Modelling
16 15 (13.51%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.23%) Java
2 22 (19.82%) SQL
3 13 (11.71%) PL/SQL
4 12 (10.81%) Shell Script
5 10 (9.01%) Perl
6 5 (4.50%) T-SQL
7 4 (3.60%) C#
7 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.80%) ABAP
8 2 (1.80%) C
8 2 (1.80%) C++
8 2 (1.80%) Groovy
8 2 (1.80%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.80%) Python
8 2 (1.80%) R
9 1 (0.90%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 23 (20.72%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.22%) MAPM
4 13 (11.71%) Degree
5 6 (5.41%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.80%) ISEB
6 2 (1.80%) PMP
6 2 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) QA
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.90%) BS7799
4 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Docker
1 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Ansible
1 1 (0.90%) Cobbler
1 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.90%) Puppet
1 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (0.90%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 22 (19.82%) Oracle
2 13 (11.71%) webMethods
3 11 (9.91%) BEA
3 11 (9.91%) Informatica
3 11 (9.91%) Pega
4 10 (9.01%) hybris
5 4 (3.60%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.60%) SAP
6 2 (1.80%) Adobe
6 2 (1.80%) Chordiant
6 2 (1.80%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.90%) HP
7 1 (0.90%) IBM
7 1 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.90%) Perforce
7 1 (0.90%) Wonderware
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