The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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.

IBM Rational Rhapsody
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 147
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - - 0.11%
As % of the Development Applications category - - 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £330 £305
% change year-on-year +18.93% +8.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £50.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year -13.50% +34.98%  

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 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 469 486 410
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.00% 12.65% 11.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 327 243
Median daily rate £405 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 7
Median hourly rate £41.13 £36.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.23% -6.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.18 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.15 £43.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +13.51%  

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Rational Rhapsody
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 Rhapsody in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the North West

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 North West region with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody.

1 4 (100.00%) HOOD
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
1 4 (100.00%) Rational Statemate
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Avionics
3 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Military
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Ada
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) UML
4 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (25.00%) VectorCAST
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Hazard Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) C

Rational Rhapsody
Co-occurring 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 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Rational Statemate
2 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (25.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 2 (50.00%) Avionics
1 2 (50.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Ada Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Ada Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) HOOD
1 4 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 4 (100.00%) SDLC
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Hazard Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Ada
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft