The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 258 241
Rank change year-on-year +22 -17  
Contract jobs citing RUP 2 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.026% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.032% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 14
Median daily rate £430 £360 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.44% -14.98%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £575 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +27.77% -  
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6342 7222 7635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 83.03% 81.98% 80.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 4417 4412
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 268 264
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
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 South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in the South East

RUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in the South East

RUP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 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
Surrey - 1 £430 - 2
RUP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for RUP.

1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) SDLC
3 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (40.00%) RAD
3 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Unified Process
4 5 (33.33%) V-Model
5 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 4 (26.67%) Service Design
5 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (26.67%) SSADM
5 4 (26.67%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 3 (20.00%) JIRA
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
7 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (13.33%) SAP PSCD
7 2 (13.33%) Revenue Management
7 2 (13.33%) SAP Portal

RUP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (13.33%) Confluence
1 2 (13.33%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Applications Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Service Manager
3 3 (20.00%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) ABAP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) SAP Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Service Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) SOA Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Support Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Frameworx
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 6 (40.00%) RAD
3 6 (40.00%) SDLC
3 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Unified Process
4 5 (33.33%) V-Model
5 4 (26.67%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (26.67%) Service Design
5 4 (26.67%) SSADM
6 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (20.00%) OO
6 3 (20.00%) Process Improvement
6 3 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
7 2 (13.33%) Revenue Management
7 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) ABAP
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) BS7799
2 1 (6.67%) ISO 9001
2 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Adobe
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) webMethods
3 1 (6.67%) Perforce