Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 562 630
Rank change year-on-year -34 +68 +6
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 63 82 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.11% 0.15% 0.070%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 0.87% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 17
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £393 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -5.99% +39.17%
10th Percentile £314 £315 £360
90th Percentile £460 £435 £638
UK median daily rate £355 £393 £475
% change year-on-year -9.55% -17.37% +55.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.12 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.66% -11.77% +21.95%
10th Percentile £29.30 £37.89 £43.75
90th Percentile £44.36 £48.75 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £44.12 £50.00
% change year-on-year -3.66% -11.77% +17.65%

Rational Rhapsody is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 11,378 9,406 8,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 20.30% 17.54% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,211 6,025 5,540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £280
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 246 226
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.00 £29.25 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £60.50 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Rational Rhapsody as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Rational Rhapsody in the UK excluding London

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the UK excluding London

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the UK excluding London

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Rational Rhapsody in the UK excluding London

Rational Rhapsody
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South West -45 16 - - 13
South East -11 15 £330 -6.38% 6
Wales -15 15 £440 +8.64% 3
East of England -4 14 - - 7
Scotland - 3 - - 3
Rational Rhapsody
UK

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody.

1 45 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 39 (61.90%) Rational DOORS
3 32 (50.79%) UML
4 31 (49.21%) C++
5 28 (44.44%) C
6 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 18 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 17 (26.98%) C#
8 16 (25.40%) IBM
8 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (25.40%) MATLAB
9 13 (20.63%) Simulink
9 13 (20.63%) Linux
9 13 (20.63%) Avionics
10 12 (19.05%) MISRA C
10 12 (19.05%) MISRA
11 11 (17.46%) Tactical Data Link
11 11 (17.46%) Green Hills
11 11 (17.46%) Validation
12 10 (15.87%) Requirements Management
13 9 (14.29%) PTC Integrity
13 9 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
13 9 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
13 9 (14.29%) PTC
13 9 (14.29%) Ada
14 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
14 8 (12.70%) Ada 95
14 8 (12.70%) SysML
14 8 (12.70%) Wireshark
14 8 (12.70%) GDB

Rational Rhapsody
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Simulink
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) Tactical Data Link
2 8 (12.70%) Wireshark
3 3 (4.76%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (1.59%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) DTS
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (61.90%) Rational DOORS
2 8 (12.70%) GDB
2 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
3 7 (11.11%) Rational Team Concert
4 3 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (1.59%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.59%) NetBeans
General
1 13 (20.63%) Avionics
2 2 (3.17%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.17%) Automotive
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (69.84%) Software Engineer
2 18 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
3 14 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Ada Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Ada Software Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) C Software Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) Software Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Systems Integration Specialist
8 2 (3.17%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (6.35%) .NET Core
3 3 (4.76%) CSS
3 3 (4.76%) HTML
3 3 (4.76%) Qt
3 3 (4.76%) WPF
4 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 2 (3.17%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) XSD
4 2 (3.17%) XSL
5 1 (1.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.17%) Clustering
2 2 (3.17%) NHS
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Linux
2 6 (9.52%) VxWorks
3 3 (4.76%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 32 (50.79%) UML
3 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.46%) Validation
5 10 (15.87%) Requirements Management
6 9 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
6 9 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
7 8 (12.70%) Integration Testing
7 8 (12.70%) SysML
8 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.35%) Embedded Software Development
9 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
10 3 (4.76%) OO
10 3 (4.76%) OOD
10 3 (4.76%) OOP
10 3 (4.76%) Physics
11 2 (3.17%) Ergonomics
11 2 (3.17%) Human Factors
11 2 (3.17%) Kanban
11 2 (3.17%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 31 (49.21%) C++
2 28 (44.44%) C
3 17 (26.98%) C#
4 16 (25.40%) MATLAB
5 9 (14.29%) Ada
6 8 (12.70%) Ada 95
7 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded C
8 4 (6.35%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 18 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.05%) MISRA
1 12 (19.05%) MISRA C
2 2 (3.17%) HL7
3 1 (1.59%) Def Stans
System Software
1 3 (4.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) PTC Integrity
2 2 (3.17%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) IBM
2 11 (17.46%) Green Hills
3 9 (14.29%) PTC
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.17%) InterSystems
6 1 (1.59%) HP
6 1 (1.59%) Juniper