Period
to 17 January 2019

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 6 months to 17 January 2019 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.

Open Unified Process
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 850 886 845
Rank change year-on-year +36 -41 +8
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 23 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.023% 0.020% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.027% 0.023% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 26
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £494
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% -13.92% +9.72%
10th Percentile £149 £143 £250
90th Percentile £538 £645 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £313
% change year-on-year - +28.00% -30.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

OpenUP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,410 86,099 82,940
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.92% 85.83% 85.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,036 57,590 54,781
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.86% +1.33% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,199 2,021 2,396
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +0.70% -0.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £50.02 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -10.00%

OpenUP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenUP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenUP in the UK

OpenUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for OpenUP in the UK

OpenUP
Top 8 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 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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
England +10 18 £425 +6.25% 16
UK excluding London -27 16 £400 - 11
London +10 7 £525 +8.25% 7
Wales -6 5 £325 -31.58%
South West - 5 £425 - 3
South East +4 3 £125 -77.27% 1
North West -10 3 £400 - 3
North of England -12 3 £400 - 4

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OpenUP 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 with a requirement for OpenUP.

1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Scrum
3 9 (39.13%) .NET
4 8 (34.78%) Greenfield Project
5 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
5 7 (30.43%) OO
6 6 (26.09%) C#
6 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
7 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
7 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 4 (17.39%) RAD
8 4 (17.39%) DSDM
8 4 (17.39%) MVC
8 4 (17.39%) Unified Process
8 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
8 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
8 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 4 (17.39%) V-Model
8 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
8 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
8 4 (17.39%) TDD
8 4 (17.39%) Kubernetes
8 4 (17.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) System Integration Testing

OpenUP
Co-occurring 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 3 (13.04%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (13.04%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
1 3 (13.04%) AWS OpsWorks
1 3 (13.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.70%) Babel
3 2 (8.70%) Jasmine
3 2 (8.70%) Mocha
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Coordinator
4 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Project Coordinator
4 3 (13.04%) Site Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Digital Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (8.70%) Graduate
5 2 (8.70%) Graduate Project Coordinator
5 2 (8.70%) React Developer
5 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) HTML
3 2 (8.70%) HTML5
3 2 (8.70%) Node.js
3 2 (8.70%) React
3 2 (8.70%) Redux
3 2 (8.70%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) Sass
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Kafka
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) Spring
4 1 (4.35%) Spring Boot
4 1 (4.35%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (13.04%) NHS
3 2 (8.70%) IPTV
3 2 (8.70%) Over-the-Top Content
3 2 (8.70%) Video on Demand
4 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) OO
3 7 (30.43%) Risk Management
4 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
5 4 (17.39%) BDD
5 4 (17.39%) DSDM
5 4 (17.39%) Incident Management
5 4 (17.39%) Integration Testing
5 4 (17.39%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) MVC
5 4 (17.39%) Quality Management
5 4 (17.39%) RAD
5 4 (17.39%) Requirements Management
5 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 4 (17.39%) Unified Process
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (17.39%) V-Model
5 4 (17.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) TypeScript
5 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) HL7
2 1 (4.35%) PSD2
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Kubernetes
2 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Splunk