Period
to 24 April 2018

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 6 months to 24 April 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.

IBM Rational Rhapsody
UK
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 751 814
Rank change year-on-year -69 +63 -27
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 60 86 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.094% 0.062%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.31% 0.56% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 17
UK median daily rate £408 £421 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.26% +20.36% -6.67%
10th Percentile £315 £231 £253
90th Percentile £460 £638 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £525 £330
% change year-on-year -22.38% +59.09% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 42 39
UK median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £41.60 £40.64 £36.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £53.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.50 £49.75
% change year-on-year -3.16% -4.52% +24.00%

Rational Rhapsody 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 19,519 15,261 15,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.31% 16.73% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,495 10,265 10,551
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +1.80% +4.38%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 302 367
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.75 £42.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -1.65% +14.73%
10th Percentile £28.40 £20.93 £22.30
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 April 2018.

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 11 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 6 months to 24 April 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
UK excluding London -26 60 £408 -22.38% 44
England -80 42 £334 -10.93% 36
Wales 0 17 £438 -20.45% 3
East of England -7 14 - - 9
South East -17 13 £334 -33.20% 6
South West -9 11 - - 14
Midlands -7 3 £375 - 4
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
North of England -15 1 - - 1
Scotland -22 1 - - 7
North West -25 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 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 Rhapsody.

1 40 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 34 (56.67%) UML
3 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (46.67%) C++
4 28 (46.67%) Rational DOORS
5 26 (43.33%) C
6 20 (33.33%) Requirements Management
7 19 (31.67%) Validation
8 18 (30.00%) IBM
9 16 (26.67%) Linux
10 15 (25.00%) PTC
10 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 15 (25.00%) PTC Integrity
11 13 (21.67%) Integration Testing
11 13 (21.67%) MATLAB
12 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 11 (18.33%) Simulink
14 10 (16.67%) Human Factors
14 10 (16.67%) Wireshark
14 10 (16.67%) GDB
14 10 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
15 8 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
15 8 (13.33%) Kanban
15 8 (13.33%) C#
15 8 (13.33%) HTML
15 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
15 8 (13.33%) CSS
15 8 (13.33%) Rational Team Concert
15 8 (13.33%) Scaled Agile Framework

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 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Simulink
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 3 (5.00%) IGMP
3 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.67%) FlexRay
4 1 (1.67%) RS-232
4 1 (1.67%) RS-485
4 1 (1.67%) Tactical Data Link
4 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 28 (46.67%) Rational DOORS
2 10 (16.67%) GDB
3 8 (13.33%) Rational Team Concert
4 4 (6.67%) Subversion
4 4 (6.67%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (10.00%) Electronics
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.00%) Marketing
3 2 (3.33%) Military
4 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.67%) Automotive
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (61.67%) Software Engineer
2 21 (35.00%) Systems Engineer
3 18 (30.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 17 (28.33%) C++ Software Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Ada Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Ada Software Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) C Software Engineer
6 5 (8.33%) Developer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (5.00%) .NET Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 3 (5.00%) C++ Software Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) DOORS Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Mechanical Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Senior Mechanical Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (3.33%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) UML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.33%) CSS
1 8 (13.33%) HTML
2 6 (10.00%) .NET Core
3 3 (5.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) Node.js
4 1 (1.67%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.33%) NHS
5 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Linux
2 7 (11.67%) Windows
3 6 (10.00%) VxWorks
4 5 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (1.67%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 34 (56.67%) UML
3 29 (48.33%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (33.33%) Requirements Management
5 19 (31.67%) Validation
6 13 (21.67%) Integration Testing
7 12 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 10 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
8 10 (16.67%) Human Factors
9 8 (13.33%) Kanban
9 8 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
9 8 (13.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 6 (10.00%) Information Management
11 5 (8.33%) SDLC
11 5 (8.33%) SysML
11 5 (8.33%) Use Case
12 4 (6.67%) Software Architecture
13 3 (5.00%) Process Improvement
13 3 (5.00%) Prototyping
13 3 (5.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) C++
2 26 (43.33%) C
3 13 (21.67%) MATLAB
4 8 (13.33%) C#
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.00%) Ada
5 6 (10.00%) Ada 95
6 2 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) C++/CLI
7 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 15 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 15288
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.33%) HL7
3 1 (1.67%) Def Stans
3 1 (1.67%) DO-178B
3 1 (1.67%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.67%) MISRA
3 1 (1.67%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.67%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (25.00%) PTC Integrity
2 3 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (30.00%) IBM
2 15 (25.00%) PTC
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.00%) HP
4 3 (5.00%) QNX
5 1 (1.67%) Green Hills