The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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)
Wales / South Wales
Rank 43 - 47
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing RUP 11 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.95% - 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% - 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Median daily rate £225 - £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -28.82% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 474 499 332
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 83.89% 86.18% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 346 225
Median daily rate £388 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.72% -1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 26 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +58.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £66.00 £34.50
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in South Wales

RUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in South Wales

RUP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales 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
Cardiff - 11 £225 -
RUP
Wales

RUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for RUP.

1 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
3 10 (71.43%) Spring
3 10 (71.43%) Data Protection
3 10 (71.43%) Docker
3 10 (71.43%) Microservices
3 10 (71.43%) Front End Development
4 9 (64.29%) Web Development
5 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Groovy
6 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
6 3 (21.43%) V-Model
6 3 (21.43%) QA
6 3 (21.43%) Selenium
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) RAD
6 3 (21.43%) Siebel
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) JMeter
6 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (21.43%) C

RUP
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
1 3 (21.43%) JMeter
1 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
1 3 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
1 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
1 3 (21.43%) The Grinder
1 3 (21.43%) WinRunner
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
1 10 (71.43%) Java Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Java Web Developer
2 9 (64.29%) Web Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Test Architect
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Architect
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Hibernate
1 10 (71.43%) Spring
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
2 3 (21.43%) SOAP
3 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (71.43%) Data Protection
2 10 (71.43%) Front End Development
2 10 (71.43%) Microservices
3 9 (64.29%) Web Development
4 4 (28.57%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (21.43%) Load Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) RAD
5 3 (21.43%) V-Model
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Project Management
6 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 12 (85.71%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) Groovy
3 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Siebel
2 1 (7.14%) HP