Period
to 13 November 2018

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 13 November 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.

Open Unified Process
UK
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 868 845 887
Rank change year-on-year -23 +42 +2
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 22 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.021% 0.038% 0.018%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.025% 0.045% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 18
UK median daily rate £325 £450 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +1.41% -6.58%
10th Percentile £113 £325 £265
90th Percentile £675 £594 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £251 £405 £310
% change year-on-year -37.96% +30.65% -31.11%
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 89,569 87,612 89,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.76% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,261 58,217 58,879
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,338 2,111 2,459
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +2.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +6.67% -

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 13 November 2018.

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 9 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 13 November 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
England -12 18 £375 -16.67% 18
UK excluding London -27 15 £251 -37.96% 11
London -2 7 £445 -11.00% 7
Midlands -14 5 £120 -73.33% 2
Wales -14 4 £319 -21.30%
East Midlands - 4 £120 -
South West -38 3 £375 -22.84% 1
South East - 3 £125 - 2
West Midlands -26 1 £190 -57.78% 2

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (45.45%) OO
2 10 (45.45%) Greenfield Project
3 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (36.36%) C#
4 8 (36.36%) .NET
5 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
5 7 (31.82%) Scrum
5 7 (31.82%) MVC
6 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
6 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 5 (22.73%) CSS
7 5 (22.73%) HTML
7 5 (22.73%) BDD
8 4 (18.18%) Sass
8 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (18.18%) Jasmine
8 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
8 4 (18.18%) TypeScript
8 4 (18.18%) Over-the-Top Content
8 4 (18.18%) React
8 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
8 4 (18.18%) Babel
8 4 (18.18%) Redux
8 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
8 4 (18.18%) Web Design
8 4 (18.18%) IPTV

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 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) GitHub
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) MS Access
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (18.18%) Babel
2 4 (18.18%) Jasmine
2 4 (18.18%) Mocha
3 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (27.27%) .NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Digital Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 4 (18.18%) React Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Coordinator
4 3 (13.64%) Project Coordinator
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate
5 2 (9.09%) Graduate Project Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Architect
6 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.55%) Agile Scrum Master
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) CIO
6 1 (4.55%) Development Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Development Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) .NET
2 7 (31.82%) ASP.NET
3 5 (22.73%) CSS
3 5 (22.73%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
4 4 (18.18%) HTML5
4 4 (18.18%) Node.js
4 4 (18.18%) React
4 4 (18.18%) Redux
4 4 (18.18%) Sass
5 2 (9.09%) REST
5 2 (9.09%) SOAP
6 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (4.55%) Entity Framework
6 1 (4.55%) jQuery
6 1 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (4.55%) Laravel
6 1 (4.55%) Spring
6 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (18.18%) IPTV
2 4 (18.18%) Over-the-Top Content
2 4 (18.18%) Video on Demand
3 3 (13.64%) CMDB
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
4 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) OO
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) MVC
3 7 (31.82%) Scrum
4 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
5 5 (22.73%) BDD
5 5 (22.73%) TDD
6 4 (18.18%) Front End Development
6 4 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (18.18%) Unit Testing
6 4 (18.18%) Web Design
7 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
7 3 (13.64%) Time Management
8 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
8 1 (4.55%) DevOps
8 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.55%) Microservices
8 1 (4.55%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C#
2 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 4 (18.18%) TypeScript
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PMO
1 1 (4.55%) PSD2
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) Citrix
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft