The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 28 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.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 133 143
Contract jobs citing RUP 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.034% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.043% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -30.85% +2.94%  
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2099 2325 2484
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.64% 79.84% 78.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1533 1602
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 138 87
Median hourly rate £39.00 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.20 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

RUP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in the South West

RUP
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 RUP in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in the South West

RUP
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for RUP.

1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) Puppet
3 6 (60.00%) Ansible
3 6 (60.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 6 (60.00%) DSDM
3 6 (60.00%) VoIP
3 6 (60.00%) Project Management
3 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Service Design
4 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 4 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (40.00%) User Stories
5 4 (40.00%) Requirements Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Use Case
5 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (40.00%) IBM
6 3 (30.00%) ISEB
6 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (30.00%) C
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

RUP
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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (60.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Head of Delivery
2 4 (40.00%) Requirements Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Head of Digital
4 1 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Scrum
2 6 (60.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 6 (60.00%) DSDM
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Service Design
4 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (40.00%) Requirements Engineering
4 4 (40.00%) Use Case
4 4 (40.00%) User Stories
5 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
4 3 (30.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) Ansible
1 6 (60.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) IBM