Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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.

Open Unified Process
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 872 866
Rank change year-on-year +33 -6 -11
Contract jobs citing OpenUP 39 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.021% 0.023%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.025% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 22
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £376
90th Percentile £594 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £310 £450
% change year-on-year +30.65% -31.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £12.50
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 86890 88941 94016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.93% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 57867 58786 60918
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £626 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2052 2351 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.37 £23.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +4.35% +16.75%

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 November 2017.

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 12 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 November 2017. 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 +32 33 £450 -7.69% 7
UK excluding London +43 20 £405 +30.65% 2
London -2 17 £500 - 5
North of England +69 8 £400 +29.03%
North West +29 7 £400 +29.03%
Midlands +30 3 £450 +100.00% 1
West Midlands +25 3 £450 +100.00%
Wales +8 3 £405 +24.62%
South West +5 3 £486 +50.70% 1
East of England - 2 £485 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.64%) CSS
2 10 (25.64%) Node.js
3 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (20.51%) JSON
5 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (17.95%) ITIL
5 7 (17.95%) Linux
5 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
6 6 (15.38%) Service Management
6 6 (15.38%) HTML
6 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
6 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (12.82%) React
7 5 (12.82%) CSS3
7 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
7 5 (12.82%) ITSM
8 4 (10.26%) Finance
8 4 (10.26%) Publishing
8 4 (10.26%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (10.26%) WildFly
8 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (7.69%) JIRA
9 3 (7.69%) Project Planning

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 4 (10.26%) WildFly
2 2 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) JBoss
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
3 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) SMS
1 1 (2.56%) SSL
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
1 2 (5.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.56%) GitLab
3 1 (2.56%) Hudson
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) Trac
3 1 (2.56%) webpack
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
1 4 (10.26%) Publishing
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Developer
2 6 (15.38%) Architect
2 6 (15.38%) JavaScript Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.82%) AWS Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Technical Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 5 (12.82%) TOGAF Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 4 (10.26%) Project Manager
4 4 (10.26%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (7.69%) Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.13%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Coordinator
6 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Public Sector Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) CSS
1 10 (25.64%) Node.js
2 8 (20.51%) JSON
3 6 (15.38%) HTML
4 5 (12.82%) CSS3
4 5 (12.82%) React
5 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.13%) Kafka
5 2 (5.13%) Middleware
5 2 (5.13%) RESTful
5 2 (5.13%) Web Services
5 2 (5.13%) XML
6 1 (2.56%) Ajax
6 1 (2.56%) Angular 2
6 1 (2.56%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.56%) J2EE
6 1 (2.56%) ModSecurity
6 1 (2.56%) REST
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) BBC
3 2 (5.13%) CESG
3 2 (5.13%) User Experience
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Unix
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) CentOS
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Solaris
3 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) E-Commerce
2 7 (17.95%) ITIL
3 6 (15.38%) Service Management
3 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (12.82%) ITSM
4 5 (12.82%) TDD
4 5 (12.82%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (10.26%) Scrum
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.69%) Change Management
6 3 (7.69%) Project Planning
7 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.13%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) JavaScript
2 3 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) Scala
3 2 (5.13%) SQL
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) ES6
4 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) CLAS
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) MCSA
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.13%) PMO
3 1 (2.56%) GPG13
3 1 (2.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (2.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) Ansible
1 1 (2.56%) Kibana
1 1 (2.56%) logstash
1 1 (2.56%) Marathon
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
2 1 (2.56%) Cisco
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Red Hat