The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
Rank 125 145 143
Rank change year-on-year +20 -2  
Contract jobs citing RUP 5 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.37% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.45% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Median daily rate £425 £425 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -28.82% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2141 3145 2764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 82.35% 82.27% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1906 1515
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 124 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -4.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £50.00 £60.00
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 the North West

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

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in the North West

RUP
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 RUP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in the North West

RUP
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 RUP 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
Cheshire +26 3 £425 -
Manchester +4 1 - - 6
Merseyside - 1 - -
RUP
England

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region with a requirement for RUP.

1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (60.00%) Web Services
3 6 (60.00%) RAD
4 5 (50.00%) UML
4 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
4 5 (50.00%) Java
4 5 (50.00%) J2EE
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) JBoss
4 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (40.00%) JSTL
5 4 (40.00%) GlassFish
5 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (40.00%) hybris
5 4 (40.00%) REST
5 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (40.00%) Spring
5 4 (40.00%) Validation
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP
5 4 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) Struts
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle
6 3 (30.00%) Finance
6 3 (30.00%) PMI

RUP
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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) JBoss
1 5 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (40.00%) GlassFish
2 4 (40.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (10.00%) Gradle
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Java Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Solutions Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Domain Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate
3 1 (10.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) Web Services
2 5 (50.00%) J2EE
3 4 (40.00%) JSTL
3 4 (40.00%) REST
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (40.00%) Spring
4 3 (30.00%) Struts
5 2 (20.00%) XML
6 1 (10.00%) .NET
6 1 (10.00%) .NET Framework
6 1 (10.00%) Ajax
6 1 (10.00%) EJB
6 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
6 1 (10.00%) JMS
6 1 (10.00%) jQuery
6 1 (10.00%) JSP
6 1 (10.00%) Servlets
6 1 (10.00%) Struts2
6 1 (10.00%) WSDL
6 1 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (60.00%) RAD
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) UML
5 4 (40.00%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (40.00%) OO
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (40.00%) Validation
6 3 (30.00%) PRINCE
6 3 (30.00%) Project Management
6 3 (30.00%) SDLC
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Mathematics
7 2 (20.00%) Open Source
7 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
7 2 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Groovy
3 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) hybris
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Chordiant
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Wonderware