The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OpenUP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenUP 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
Open Unified Process
UK
Rank 589 631 612
Rank change year-on-year +42 -19  
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 7 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.021% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.019% 0.025% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
Median daily rate £500 £438 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -20.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 -
% change year-on-year +5.55% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenUP 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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37647 43912 41983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.85% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24815 28793 26009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1109 1205
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

OpenUP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OpenUP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for OpenUP in the UK

OpenUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenUP in the UK

OpenUP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenUP over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenUP in the UK

OpenUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenUP in the UK

OpenUP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenUP within the UK 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
England +28 5 £500 +14.28% 9
London +28 3 £500 +17.64% 5
South East +28 2 £525 -
Worthing - 2 £525 -
West Sussex - 2 £525 -

OpenUP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OpenUP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OpenUP.

1 19 (61.29%) SDLC
2 16 (51.61%) Target Operating Model
3 13 (41.94%) Process Improvement
4 11 (35.48%) Business Analysis
4 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (35.48%) BPR
5 8 (25.81%) SQL
5 8 (25.81%) Business Process Analysis
6 6 (19.35%) Java
7 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 5 (16.13%) Web Services
7 5 (16.13%) Migration
7 5 (16.13%) Requirements Management
7 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.90%) REST
8 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
8 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.90%) Oracle
8 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
8 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
8 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
9 3 (9.68%) EclipseLink
9 3 (9.68%) DevOps
9 3 (9.68%) EJB
9 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
9 3 (9.68%) XML
9 3 (9.68%) Unix
9 3 (9.68%) Hibernate

OpenUP
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.45%) Confluence
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) NetSuite
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) HTTP
1 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.23%) MariaDB
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Maven
3 2 (6.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.23%) gulp
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) Mockito
4 1 (3.23%) Selenium
4 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (3.23%) XDoclet
General
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
1 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (54.84%) Analyst
2 14 (45.16%) Business Analyst
2 14 (45.16%) Insurance Business Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
4 5 (16.13%) Solutions Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) DBA
6 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
7 2 (6.45%) Architect
7 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
7 2 (6.45%) WebLogic Developer
7 2 (6.45%) XML Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Digital Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Junior QA Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Process Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.13%) Web Services
2 4 (12.90%) REST
3 3 (9.68%) EclipseLink
3 3 (9.68%) EJB
3 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
3 3 (9.68%) JPA
3 3 (9.68%) Spring
3 3 (9.68%) XML
4 2 (6.45%) CSS
4 2 (6.45%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (6.45%) HTML
4 2 (6.45%) JMS
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle ADF
4 2 (6.45%) SOAP
4 2 (6.45%) XSD
4 2 (6.45%) XSLT
5 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.23%) Django
5 1 (3.23%) Java EE
5 1 (3.23%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.23%) Fintech
1 1 (3.23%) IPTV
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.23%) Over-the-Top Content
1 1 (3.23%) STB
1 1 (3.23%) User Experience
1 1 (3.23%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 1 (3.23%) Linux
2 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (61.29%) SDLC
2 16 (51.61%) Target Operating Model
3 13 (41.94%) Process Improvement
4 11 (35.48%) BPR
4 11 (35.48%) Business Analysis
4 11 (35.48%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (25.81%) Business Process Analysis
6 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) Migration
6 5 (16.13%) Requirements Management
7 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (12.90%) Business Transformation
7 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
8 3 (9.68%) DevOps
9 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
9 2 (6.45%) Scrum
10 1 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (3.23%) TDD
10 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) SQL
2 6 (19.35%) Java
3 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.23%) Groovy
5 1 (3.23%) PHP
5 1 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) SOQL
5 1 (3.23%) SOSL
5 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) MiFID
1 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Ansible
1 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
1 2 (6.45%) Puppet
1 2 (6.45%) Rancher
1 2 (6.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com