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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational Rhapsody
England / South West
Rank 122 129 143
Rank change year-on-year +7 +14  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 14 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 2.69% 2.76% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +35.13% +4.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £35.00 £39.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.60 £47.25 £35.70
% change year-on-year -1.37% +32.35%  

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 520 399 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 20.20% 13.75% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 240 289
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 30
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +9.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £31.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £46.20 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the South West

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 27 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
Bristol +14 12 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Rational Rhapsody
England

Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 12 (80.00%) UML
3 10 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (60.00%) Ada
4 9 (60.00%) Linux
5 8 (53.33%) C
6 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
6 7 (46.67%) GDB
6 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) Wireshark
7 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
7 6 (40.00%) MATLAB
7 6 (40.00%) Simulink
8 5 (33.33%) C++
8 5 (33.33%) Serena
9 4 (26.67%) Ada 95
10 2 (13.33%) Def Stans
10 2 (13.33%) MISRA C
10 2 (13.33%) MISRA
10 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) Java
10 2 (13.33%) Windows
10 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
10 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
11 1 (6.67%) Yourdon
11 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
11 1 (6.67%) Automotive
11 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (6.67%) Games

Rational Rhapsody
Top Related 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 6 (40.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (46.67%) GDB
3 2 (13.33%) Eclipse
3 2 (13.33%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 1 (6.67%) Automotive
1 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Ada Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Ada Software Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) 3D Graphics
1 1 (6.67%) Vector Graphics
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Software Engineering
2 12 (80.00%) UML
3 7 (46.67%) Configuration Management
4 6 (40.00%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) Ada
2 8 (53.33%) C
3 6 (40.00%) MATLAB
4 5 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) Ada 95
6 2 (13.33%) Java
7 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
7 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
1 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Def Stans
1 2 (13.33%) MISRA
1 2 (13.33%) MISRA C
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Serena
2 1 (6.67%) IBM