The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Rational DOORS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rational DOORS 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
IBM Rational DOORS
England / North West
Rank 124 138 147
Rank change year-on-year +14 +9  
Contract jobs citing Rational DOORS 6 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.23% 0.55% 0.085%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 3.90% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £308 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +13.33% -3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 3
Median hourly rate £43.25 £41.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +12.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  

Rational DOORS 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 the North West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 439 539 391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.88% 14.10% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 327 256
Median daily rate £400 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 34 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £35.00 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £44.50 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

Rational DOORS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Rational DOORS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Rational DOORS in the North West

Rational DOORS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rational DOORS in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational DOORS in the North West

Rational DOORS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational DOORS in the North West

Rational DOORS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational DOORS within the North West 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
Lancashire +4 5 - -
Rational DOORS
England

Rational DOORS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rational DOORS 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 North West region with a requirement for Rational DOORS.

1 10 (90.91%) Avionics
2 9 (81.82%) Ada
3 8 (72.73%) HOOD
3 8 (72.73%) Degree
3 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
3 8 (72.73%) Integration Testing
4 7 (63.64%) Perl
4 7 (63.64%) SQL
4 7 (63.64%) Rational Rhapsody
4 7 (63.64%) SDLC
5 6 (54.55%) C
5 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
6 5 (45.45%) UML
6 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
6 5 (45.45%) VectorCAST
7 4 (36.36%) Hazard Analysis
7 4 (36.36%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) Aerospace
7 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
7 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
8 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (27.27%) Military
8 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 3 (27.27%) ClearCase
8 3 (27.27%) HND
8 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
9 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared

Rational DOORS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Multicast
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Rational Rhapsody
2 5 (45.45%) VectorCAST
3 3 (27.27%) ClearCase
General
1 10 (90.91%) Avionics
2 4 (36.36%) Aerospace
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Manufacturing
3 3 (27.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Software Engineer
1 6 (54.55%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Ada Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) DOORS Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Ada Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Design Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) HOOD
1 8 (72.73%) Integration Testing
1 8 (72.73%) Unit Testing
2 7 (63.64%) SDLC
3 6 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) UML
5 4 (36.36%) Hazard Analysis
5 4 (36.36%) Programme Management
6 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
7 1 (9.09%) Network Design
7 1 (9.09%) Requirements Management
7 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) Ada
2 7 (63.64%) Perl
2 7 (63.64%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) Degree
2 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) HND
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco