Period
to 22 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Rational DOORS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rational DOORS over the 6 months to 22 July 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.

IBM Rational DOORS
UK
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 603 780 683
Rank change year-on-year +177 -97 +2
Contract jobs citing Rational DOORS 245 135 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.37% 0.65% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 40 70
UK median daily rate £421 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.10% -13.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £311
90th Percentile £525 £453 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £345 £396
% change year-on-year +15.94% -12.93% +5.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 37 56
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £44.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -4.06% +4.23%
10th Percentile £37.68 £38.10 £36.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.75 £53.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% -0.57% +3.53%

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

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 17,894 20,733 16,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.39% 20.07% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,751 14,253 11,520
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +6.97% +2.94%
10th Percentile £331 £319 £306
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 239 330
UK median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - -
10th Percentile £27.15 £26.45 £28.75
90th Percentile £55.00 £60.19 £57.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -

Rational DOORS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Rational DOORS in the UK

Rational DOORS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational DOORS in the UK

Rational DOORS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational DOORS over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rational DOORS in the UK

Rational DOORS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational DOORS in the UK

Rational DOORS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational DOORS over the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Rational DOORS in the UK

Rational DOORS
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational DOORS within the UK over the 6 months to 22 July 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
UK excluding London +130 232 £400 +15.94% 85
England +157 200 £450 +28.57% 81
South West +19 93 £450 +12.50% 28
Midlands +68 47 £375 -6.25% 8
Wales +27 36 £388 +18.32% 11
West Midlands +44 30 £388 -3.13% 4
East of England +13 27 £500 +11.11% 16
South East +3 18 £484 +42.28% 17
East Midlands +42 17 £375 - 4
London +60 9 £950 - 8
North of England +26 6 - - 4
North West +14 6 - - 4
Scotland +25 5 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Rational DOORS 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 Rational DOORS.

1 99 (40.41%) Software Engineering
2 79 (32.24%) Security Cleared
3 78 (31.84%) SC Cleared
4 67 (27.35%) UML
5 65 (26.53%) C
6 64 (26.12%) Rational Rhapsody
7 60 (24.49%) Degree
8 58 (23.67%) Rational Team Concert
9 57 (23.27%) C++
9 57 (23.27%) Validation
10 49 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 44 (17.96%) IBM
12 43 (17.55%) Systems Engineering
13 41 (16.73%) Windows
14 36 (14.69%) Configuration Management
14 36 (14.69%) Aerospace
14 36 (14.69%) Rational Quality Manager
15 33 (13.47%) Requirements Management
15 33 (13.47%) SysML
16 31 (12.65%) Linux
17 29 (11.84%) DO-178B
18 28 (11.43%) Simulink
19 27 (11.02%) MATLAB
19 27 (11.02%) Military
19 27 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
20 26 (10.61%) Wireless
20 26 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
20 26 (10.61%) Microsoft
21 23 (9.39%) Test Automation
22 22 (8.98%) Integration Testing

Rational DOORS
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 (0.41%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 28 (11.43%) Simulink
2 26 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (4.49%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (4.08%) Windchill
5 7 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.61%) Wireless
2 14 (5.71%) Ethernet
2 14 (5.71%) Wireshark
3 12 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 10 (4.08%) LTE
4 10 (4.08%) SNMP
5 7 (2.86%) Internet
6 5 (2.04%) X.21
7 4 (1.63%) Bluetooth
7 4 (1.63%) DHCP
7 4 (1.63%) DNS
8 3 (1.22%) ISDN
8 3 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.82%) DWDM
9 2 (0.82%) MPLS
9 2 (0.82%) Tactical Data Link
9 2 (0.82%) VPN
10 1 (0.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) DTS
3 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.41%) Big Data
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 64 (26.12%) Rational Rhapsody
2 58 (23.67%) Rational Team Concert
3 36 (14.69%) Rational Quality Manager
4 15 (6.12%) Bugzilla
5 14 (5.71%) GDB
6 10 (4.08%) StarTeam
7 6 (2.45%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.04%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.04%) gcov
9 4 (1.63%) JIRA
10 3 (1.22%) Katalon Studio
11 1 (0.41%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.41%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.41%) Rational Statemate
General
1 36 (14.69%) Aerospace
2 27 (11.02%) Military
3 17 (6.94%) Avionics
4 11 (4.49%) Publishing
5 10 (4.08%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.27%) Electronics
7 4 (1.63%) Automotive
7 4 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.22%) Law
9 2 (0.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 79 (32.24%) Systems Engineer
2 75 (30.61%) Software Engineer
3 25 (10.20%) Test Engineer
4 19 (7.76%) Embedded Engineer
4 19 (7.76%) Integration Engineer
5 16 (6.53%) Systems Integration Engineer
6 14 (5.71%) C++ Software Engineer
6 14 (5.71%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 13 (5.31%) Ada Engineer
7 13 (5.31%) Ada Software Engineer
8 11 (4.49%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 10 (4.08%) Verification Engineer
10 9 (3.67%) Developer
10 9 (3.67%) Systems Manager
11 8 (3.27%) FPGA Engineer
12 7 (2.86%) Validation Engineer
13 6 (2.45%) Architect
13 6 (2.45%) Software Developer
13 6 (2.45%) Systems Architect
13 6 (2.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.27%) Apache Flex
2 5 (2.04%) .NET
3 1 (0.41%) COM
3 1 (0.41%) OLE
3 1 (0.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.02%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.98%) TMS320
3 21 (8.57%) Embedded Systems
4 20 (8.16%) Algorithms
4 20 (8.16%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (7.76%) ASIC
6 17 (6.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 11 (4.49%) State Machine
8 10 (4.08%) VHDL
9 9 (3.67%) Management Information System
10 8 (3.27%) Device Driver
11 6 (2.45%) CCTV
11 6 (2.45%) CPLD
12 5 (2.04%) User Experience
13 3 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
14 2 (0.82%) PKI
15 1 (0.41%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.73%) Windows
2 31 (12.65%) Linux
3 4 (1.63%) Unix
4 1 (0.41%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (40.41%) Software Engineering
2 67 (27.35%) UML
3 57 (23.27%) Validation
4 49 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (17.55%) Systems Engineering
6 36 (14.69%) Configuration Management
7 33 (13.47%) Requirements Management
7 33 (13.47%) SysML
8 23 (9.39%) Test Automation
9 22 (8.98%) Integration Testing
9 22 (8.98%) Test Management
10 21 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
11 19 (7.76%) SDLC
12 18 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (6.94%) Non-Functional Testing
13 17 (6.94%) OO
13 17 (6.94%) Software Testing
14 15 (6.12%) Coaching
15 13 (5.31%) Mathematics
16 12 (4.90%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (26.53%) C
2 57 (23.27%) C++
3 27 (11.02%) MATLAB
4 18 (7.35%) Ada
5 16 (6.53%) C#
6 15 (6.12%) Assembly Language
7 14 (5.71%) Python
8 7 (2.86%) Java
9 4 (1.63%) Embedded C
9 4 (1.63%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.63%) SQL
10 2 (0.82%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.41%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.41%) Perl
11 1 (0.41%) R
11 1 (0.41%) Tcl
11 1 (0.41%) VB
11 1 (0.41%) VB6
11 1 (0.41%) VBA
11 1 (0.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 79 (32.24%) Security Cleared
2 78 (31.84%) SC Cleared
3 60 (24.49%) Degree
4 20 (8.16%) ISTQB
5 17 (6.94%) HND
5 17 (6.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 16 (6.53%) HNC
7 14 (5.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 11 (4.49%) DV Cleared
9 6 (2.45%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.22%) CCNA
10 3 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.41%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (11.84%) DO-178B
2 17 (6.94%) MISRA
3 13 (5.31%) DO-254
4 12 (4.90%) ARP4754
4 12 (4.90%) MISRA C
5 11 (4.49%) ARP4761
5 11 (4.49%) Def Stans
5 11 (4.49%) HAZOP
5 11 (4.49%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.82%) ECSS
6 2 (0.82%) PMO
6 2 (0.82%) QA
7 1 (0.41%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 12 (4.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (6.94%) Netcool
2 7 (2.86%) PTC Integrity
3 5 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.22%) TeMIP
5 1 (0.41%) SELinux
Vendors
1 44 (17.96%) IBM
2 26 (10.61%) Microsoft
3 18 (7.35%) OpenText
4 17 (6.94%) Remedy
4 17 (6.94%) SolarWinds
5 9 (3.67%) MathWorks
6 8 (3.27%) Mentor Graphics
7 7 (2.86%) PTC
8 6 (2.45%) Serena
9 4 (1.63%) Apple
9 4 (1.63%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.63%) EMC
9 4 (1.63%) Freescale
9 4 (1.63%) Google
9 4 (1.63%) Oracle
9 4 (1.63%) Wind River
10 3 (1.22%) Intel
11 2 (0.82%) HP
11 2 (0.82%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.41%) Altera