The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rational Rhapsody over the 3 months to 27 June 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.

IBM Rational Rhapsody
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 542 622 607
Rank change year-on-year +80 -15  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 68 32 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.059% 0.063%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 15
Median daily rate £370 £335 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.44% +9.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £435 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £330 £305
% change year-on-year +18.93% +8.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
Median hourly rate £44.97 £50.00 £37.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.06% +32.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.88 £41.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £51.47 £50.87
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.97 £50.00 £37.39
% change year-on-year -10.06% +33.72%  

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

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8267 8396 7386
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.55% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5644 5778 4882
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 129 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.13 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +13.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.20 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £49.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Rational Rhapsody as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Rational Rhapsody in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rational Rhapsody in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 +47 54 £293 -11.36% 2
South West +25 26 - - 1
Bristol +13 19 - -
London +13 16 £275 -35.29%
South Wales +8 14 £393 +4.66%
Wales +7 14 £393 +4.66%
Gloucestershire - 7 - - 1
South East +14 6 £353 +38.23% 1
Cheltenham - 6 - -
East of England 0 5 £360 +608.94%
City of London +2 4 £270 -
Caerphilly - 4 £416 -
East Sussex +2 3 £353 +38.23%
Hastings -5 2 £336 +31.86%
Luton -7 2 £360 +608.94%
Bedfordshire -9 2 £360 +608.94%
Suffolk - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
West Midlands +15 1 - -
Hertfordshire -4 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £407 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Stevenage - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 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 Rational Rhapsody.

1 65 (57.52%) Rational DOORS
2 63 (55.75%) Software Engineering
3 58 (51.33%) UML
4 42 (37.17%) C++
5 34 (30.09%) MATLAB
6 32 (28.32%) Simulink
7 30 (26.55%) C
7 30 (26.55%) Linux
7 30 (26.55%) Integration Testing
8 29 (25.66%) Configuration Management
9 24 (21.24%) Ada
10 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
11 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
12 20 (17.70%) HL7
12 20 (17.70%) Test Automation
12 20 (17.70%) SQL
13 17 (15.04%) GDB
14 16 (14.16%) Wireshark
14 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
14 16 (14.16%) MISRA C
14 16 (14.16%) MISRA
15 15 (13.27%) IBM
16 14 (12.39%) Ada 95
16 14 (12.39%) Def Stans
17 13 (11.50%) SysML
18 12 (10.62%) Aerospace
18 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (10.62%) SDLC
19 11 (9.73%) Java
19 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio

Rational Rhapsody
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 2 (1.77%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.88%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (28.32%) Simulink
2 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.16%) Wireshark
2 7 (6.19%) Ethernet
3 5 (4.42%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.65%) Tactical Data Link
5 2 (1.77%) HTTP
5 2 (1.77%) Wireless
6 1 (0.88%) Firewall
6 1 (0.88%) FlexRay
6 1 (0.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.85%) Electronic Patient Records
2 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.65%) PowerCenter
3 3 (2.65%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.88%) DTS
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.88%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 65 (57.52%) Rational DOORS
2 17 (15.04%) GDB
3 11 (9.73%) Visual Studio
4 8 (7.08%) Subversion
5 6 (5.31%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.31%) NetBeans
6 4 (3.54%) Rational Statemate
7 3 (2.65%) JIRA
7 3 (2.65%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (2.65%) VectorCAST
8 2 (1.77%) GoogleTest
8 2 (1.77%) MSTest
9 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.88%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (10.62%) Aerospace
2 9 (7.96%) Automotive
3 7 (6.19%) Avionics
3 7 (6.19%) Military
4 4 (3.54%) Finance
4 4 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.77%) Banking
5 2 (1.77%) Games
5 2 (1.77%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (54.87%) Software Engineer
2 19 (16.81%) Ada Engineer
3 18 (15.93%) Ada Software Engineer
4 17 (15.04%) C++ Software Engineer
5 16 (14.16%) Developer
5 16 (14.16%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) C Software Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) C/C++ Software Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Software Test Engineer
6 7 (6.19%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Architect
8 3 (2.65%) Consultant
8 3 (2.65%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 3 (2.65%) Senior Test Engineer
9 2 (1.77%) ETL Architect
9 2 (1.77%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (1.77%) Integration Consultant
9 2 (1.77%) Oracle Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) OpenGL
2 4 (3.54%) .NET
2 4 (3.54%) CSS
2 4 (3.54%) HTML
2 4 (3.54%) XML
3 3 (2.65%) WCF
4 2 (1.77%) WPF
5 1 (0.88%) Ajax
5 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.88%) jQuery
5 1 (0.88%) OpenGL ES
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.62%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.08%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (6.19%) NHS
4 6 (5.31%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.77%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) RIA
5 2 (1.77%) Vector Graphics
5 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.88%) ASTM
6 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.88%) LIMS
6 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 30 (26.55%) Linux
2 9 (7.96%) Windows
3 4 (3.54%) VxWorks
4 2 (1.77%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (55.75%) Software Engineering
2 58 (51.33%) UML
3 30 (26.55%) Integration Testing
4 29 (25.66%) Configuration Management
5 20 (17.70%) Test Automation
6 13 (11.50%) SysML
7 12 (10.62%) SDLC
8 10 (8.85%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (8.85%) DevOps
8 10 (8.85%) OO
9 9 (7.96%) Unit Testing
9 9 (7.96%) Validation
10 7 (6.19%) Change Control
10 7 (6.19%) Multithreaded Programming
10 7 (6.19%) Multithreading
10 7 (6.19%) OOD
10 7 (6.19%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (6.19%) Static Code Analysis
10 7 (6.19%) Use Case
11 6 (5.31%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (37.17%) C++
2 34 (30.09%) MATLAB
3 30 (26.55%) C
4 24 (21.24%) Ada
5 20 (17.70%) SQL
6 14 (12.39%) Ada 95
7 11 (9.73%) Java
8 6 (5.31%) C#
8 6 (5.31%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.42%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.77%) Perl
10 2 (1.77%) Python
11 1 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.88%) Tcl
11 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.88%) VB
11 1 (0.88%) VB6
11 1 (0.88%) VC++
Qualifications
1 23 (20.35%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
4 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.77%) ISEB
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.70%) HL7
2 16 (14.16%) MISRA
2 16 (14.16%) MISRA C
3 14 (12.39%) Def Stans
4 5 (4.42%) QA
5 4 (3.54%) DO-178B
5 4 (3.54%) ISO 26262
6 3 (2.65%) IEC 61508
7 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.88%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 16 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.27%) IBM
3 7 (6.19%) Green Hills
3 7 (6.19%) Serena
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle
5 3 (2.65%) CA
5 3 (2.65%) Informatica
5 3 (2.65%) Talend
6 2 (1.77%) Google
7 1 (0.88%) Cerner
7 1 (0.88%) Intel
7 1 (0.88%) McKesson
7 1 (0.88%) MEDITECH
7 1 (0.88%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.88%) QNX
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