The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 142 133
Rank change year-on-year +32 -9  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 24 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.89% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Development Applications category 5.21% 1.17% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £335 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £330 £305
% change year-on-year +18.93% +8.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £47.50 £43.00 £36.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.46% +17.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.25 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.95 £42.37
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 South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 461 426 450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.11% 14.20% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 289 296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +3.12% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 29
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +12.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £43.00 £43.83
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 South West

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

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the South West

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the South West

Rational Rhapsody
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody within the South West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol +11 19 - -
Gloucestershire - 5 - - 1
Rational Rhapsody
England

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 South West region with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody.

1 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
2 25 (71.43%) Rational DOORS
3 23 (65.71%) UML
4 19 (54.29%) Linux
5 18 (51.43%) MATLAB
5 18 (51.43%) Simulink
6 16 (45.71%) C
7 15 (42.86%) Integration Testing
8 14 (40.00%) C++
8 14 (40.00%) Ada
9 13 (37.14%) GDB
10 12 (34.29%) Wireshark
10 12 (34.29%) Configuration Management
11 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
11 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
12 8 (22.86%) Ada 95
13 7 (20.00%) Java
14 6 (17.14%) Windows
14 6 (17.14%) Eclipse
14 6 (17.14%) Serena
14 6 (17.14%) NetBeans
14 6 (17.14%) Def Stans
14 6 (17.14%) MISRA C
14 6 (17.14%) MISRA
15 5 (14.29%) Aerospace
16 4 (11.43%) SysML
16 4 (11.43%) SDLC
17 3 (8.57%) Avionics
17 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
17 3 (8.57%) Automotive

Rational Rhapsody
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 18 (51.43%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 25 (71.43%) Rational DOORS
2 13 (37.14%) GDB
3 6 (17.14%) Eclipse
3 6 (17.14%) NetBeans
General
1 5 (14.29%) Aerospace
2 3 (8.57%) Automotive
2 3 (8.57%) Avionics
3 2 (5.71%) Games
3 2 (5.71%) Military
4 1 (2.86%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (80.00%) Software Engineer
2 11 (31.43%) Ada Engineer
3 10 (28.57%) Ada Software Engineer
4 8 (22.86%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Developer
7 1 (2.86%) DOORS Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) MATLAB Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Software Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.86%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (5.71%) Vector Graphics
1 2 (5.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (82.86%) Software Engineering
2 23 (65.71%) UML
3 15 (42.86%) Integration Testing
4 12 (34.29%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.43%) SDLC
5 4 (11.43%) SysML
6 3 (8.57%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (8.57%) Validation
7 1 (2.86%) Mathematical Modelling
7 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
7 1 (2.86%) OO
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.86%) Project Management
7 1 (2.86%) V-Model
7 1 (2.86%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 18 (51.43%) MATLAB
2 16 (45.71%) C
3 14 (40.00%) Ada
3 14 (40.00%) C++
4 8 (22.86%) Ada 95
5 7 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) Def Stans
1 6 (17.14%) MISRA
1 6 (17.14%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) Serena
2 3 (8.57%) IBM
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