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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational Rhapsody
UK
Rank 556 597 606
Rank change year-on-year +41 +9  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 43 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.059% 0.029%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.55% 0.40% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Median daily rate £407 £370 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £321 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £370 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £370 £355
% change year-on-year +35.13% +4.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 7
Median hourly rate £46.60 £47.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +35.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £32.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.42 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.60 £47.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year -1.37% +35.00%  

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 7755 7671 6891
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.34% 14.52% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 5219 5093 4404
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 185 133
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Rational Rhapsody in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Top 24 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 23 March 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 +42 37 £338 -8.78% 4
East of England +3 13 - -
Hertfordshire +5 12 - -
South West +3 12 - - 1
Bristol +10 10 - -
South Wales - 6 £479 -
Wales - 6 £479 -
London +20 5 £300 - 2
Lancashire +22 4 - -
North West +21 4 - - 1
Stevenage +3 4 - -
Cardiff - 3 £625 -
South East +13 2 £500 +35.13%
Preston 0 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Bedfordshire -5 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Chertsey - 1 £500 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Filton - 1 - -

Rational Rhapsody
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 48 (63.16%) Rational DOORS
2 47 (61.84%) UML
3 43 (56.58%) Software Engineering
4 32 (42.11%) Integration Testing
5 29 (38.16%) Configuration Management
6 28 (36.84%) Ada
7 26 (34.21%) MATLAB
8 25 (32.89%) Simulink
8 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
9 23 (30.26%) C++
10 21 (27.63%) SC Cleared
11 19 (25.00%) C
12 16 (21.05%) Ada 95
13 15 (19.74%) Unit Testing
14 13 (17.11%) Yourdon
15 12 (15.79%) HL7
15 12 (15.79%) SDLC
16 11 (14.47%) Requirements Analysis
16 11 (14.47%) Linux
17 10 (13.16%) SQL
17 10 (13.16%) Hazard Analysis
18 9 (11.84%) MISRA C
18 9 (11.84%) MISRA
18 9 (11.84%) MS Office
19 8 (10.53%) HOOD
19 8 (10.53%) Windows
19 8 (10.53%) Degree
19 8 (10.53%) Military
19 8 (10.53%) Def Stans
20 7 (9.21%) GDB

Rational Rhapsody
Top Related 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 6 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 25 (32.89%) Simulink
2 9 (11.84%) MS Office
3 5 (6.58%) MS Excel
4 4 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) Wireshark
2 5 (6.58%) HTTP
2 5 (6.58%) SMTP
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.95%) Wireless
5 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
5 2 (2.63%) IGMP
6 1 (1.32%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (1.32%) GIS
1 1 (1.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (63.16%) Rational DOORS
2 7 (9.21%) GDB
3 5 (6.58%) VectorCAST
4 4 (5.26%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.26%) JIRA
4 4 (5.26%) Subversion
4 4 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.95%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.63%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.32%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.32%) JUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.32%) Mockito
7 1 (1.32%) Moq
7 1 (1.32%) NUnit
7 1 (1.32%) Rational Rose
General
1 8 (10.53%) Military
2 7 (9.21%) Aerospace
2 7 (9.21%) Avionics
3 3 (3.95%) Automotive
4 2 (2.63%) Finance
4 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (56.58%) Software Engineer
2 20 (26.32%) Ada Engineer
3 17 (22.37%) Ada Software Engineer
4 12 (15.79%) C++ Software Engineer
5 9 (11.84%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) C Software Engineer
6 8 (10.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (9.21%) Consultant
7 7 (9.21%) Integration Consultant
8 4 (5.26%) Developer
9 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) C++ Developer
10 2 (2.63%) Development Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Embedded Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Integration Specialist
10 2 (2.63%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (2.63%) Test Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) Active Directory Engineer
11 1 (1.32%) Lead Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) XML
2 5 (6.58%) SOAP
2 5 (6.58%) Web Services
3 3 (3.95%) JSON
4 2 (2.63%) .NET
4 2 (2.63%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.32%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (1.32%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.32%) JavaFX
5 1 (1.32%) JPA
5 1 (1.32%) RESTful
5 1 (1.32%) WCF
5 1 (1.32%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
1 4 (5.26%) NHS
2 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.63%) RIA
3 1 (1.32%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.32%) ASTM
3 1 (1.32%) LIMS
3 1 (1.32%) Replication
3 1 (1.32%) Vector Graphics
3 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.47%) Linux
2 8 (10.53%) Windows
3 5 (6.58%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.63%) VxWorks
5 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.84%) UML
2 43 (56.58%) Software Engineering
3 32 (42.11%) Integration Testing
4 29 (38.16%) Configuration Management
5 15 (19.74%) Unit Testing
6 13 (17.11%) Yourdon
7 12 (15.79%) SDLC
8 11 (14.47%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (13.16%) Hazard Analysis
10 8 (10.53%) HOOD
11 7 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (7.89%) Risk Assessment
13 4 (5.26%) Process Improvement
13 4 (5.26%) Requirements Management
14 3 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (3.95%) Information Architecture
14 3 (3.95%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
14 3 (3.95%) Software Testing
14 3 (3.95%) Use Case
14 3 (3.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) Ada
2 26 (34.21%) MATLAB
3 23 (30.26%) C++
4 19 (25.00%) C
5 16 (21.05%) Ada 95
6 10 (13.16%) SQL
7 6 (7.89%) Perl
8 5 (6.58%) JavaScript
9 4 (5.26%) Java
9 4 (5.26%) PHP
10 2 (2.63%) C#
10 2 (2.63%) Embedded C
10 2 (2.63%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.32%) VB
11 1 (1.32%) VB6
11 1 (1.32%) VC++
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) Security Cleared
2 21 (27.63%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.53%) Degree
4 3 (3.95%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.32%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) HL7
2 9 (11.84%) MISRA
2 9 (11.84%) MISRA C
3 8 (10.53%) Def Stans
4 6 (7.89%) DO-178B
4 6 (7.89%) IEC 61508
4 6 (7.89%) ISO26262
5 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (9.21%) IBM
2 6 (7.89%) CA
2 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.89%) Serena
3 3 (3.95%) Cerner
3 3 (3.95%) McKesson
3 3 (3.95%) MEDITECH
3 3 (3.95%) QNX
4 1 (1.32%) Green Hills
4 1 (1.32%) Luciad