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 26 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)
England / North West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 162 139
Contract jobs citing RUP 0 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.080% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.097% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £550 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +27.77% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 2385 3083 2903
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 80.90% 82.19% 78.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1409 1941 1709
Median daily rate £410 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.20% +7.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 77 125
Median hourly rate £40.00 £29.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.75% -13.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for RUP.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) PMI
3 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (20.00%) QA
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Groovy
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) Struts2
5 1 (20.00%) CMMI
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) BDD

RUP
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Domain Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate
2 1 (20.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
1 2 (40.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (20.00%) Ajax
2 1 (20.00%) EJB
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) jQuery
2 1 (20.00%) JSP
2 1 (20.00%) Servlets
2 1 (20.00%) Struts
2 1 (20.00%) Struts2
2 1 (20.00%) WSDL
2 1 (20.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) PMI
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (20.00%) BDD
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) CMMI
5 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (20.00%) RAD
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (20.00%) Supplier Management
5 1 (20.00%) UML
5 1 (20.00%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Groovy
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) PMI Certification
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Chordiant
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Wonderware