Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 769 846
Rank change year-on-year -60 +77 -12
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 71 107 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.069% 0.11% 0.051%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.33% 0.59% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 25
UK median daily rate £399 £380 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% -6.17% +32.79%
10th Percentile £314 £262 £283
90th Percentile £460 £435 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £393 £386
% change year-on-year +1.59% +1.62% +26.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 17
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £44.12 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.33% -11.77% +21.95%
10th Percentile £25.04 £39.47 £41.00
90th Percentile £44.27 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.12 £50.00
% change year-on-year -9.33% -11.77% +21.95%

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 21,522 18,157 17,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.87% 18.30% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,728 12,558 11,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £624 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 295 252
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £26.30 £30.45 £24.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.41 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +4.46%

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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rational Rhapsody over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Rational Rhapsody in the UK

Rational Rhapsody
Top 7 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 16 October 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 -49 71 £399 +1.59% 33
England -43 51 £330 +1.54% 27
South West -35 19 - - 11
East of England +1 18 - - 7
Wales -17 18 £440 +12.10% 4
South East -4 14 £330 -6.38% 5
Scotland - 2 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 46 (64.79%) Software Engineering
2 41 (57.75%) Rational DOORS
3 34 (47.89%) UML
4 31 (43.66%) C
4 31 (43.66%) C++
5 24 (33.80%) Linux
6 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
6 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
7 20 (28.17%) IBM
8 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (23.94%) Validation
9 17 (23.94%) MATLAB
9 17 (23.94%) C#
10 16 (22.54%) Requirements Management
11 15 (21.13%) Wireshark
11 15 (21.13%) GDB
11 15 (21.13%) Simulink
11 15 (21.13%) PTC
11 15 (21.13%) PTC Integrity
12 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
12 13 (18.31%) Rational Team Concert
13 12 (16.90%) Customer Requirements
14 11 (15.49%) Integration Testing
15 10 (14.08%) MISRA C
15 10 (14.08%) MISRA
15 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
16 9 (12.68%) Windows
16 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
16 9 (12.68%) .NET
16 9 (12.68%) Microsoft

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 5 (7.04%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Simulink
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.41%) Lorenzo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) Wireshark
2 8 (11.27%) Tactical Data Link
3 4 (5.63%) Ethernet
4 2 (2.82%) Firewall
4 2 (2.82%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server
1 5 (7.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (5.63%) DTS
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.41%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 41 (57.75%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (21.13%) GDB
3 13 (18.31%) Rational Team Concert
4 10 (14.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.82%) JIRA
5 2 (2.82%) NetBeans
General
1 9 (12.68%) Avionics
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.41%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Software Engineer
2 23 (32.39%) C++ Software Engineer
3 16 (22.54%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (19.72%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Ada Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Ada Software Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) C Software Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Integration Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Integration Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Software Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Systems Integration Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Systems Integration Specialist
8 2 (2.82%) Test and Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) .NET
2 5 (7.04%) .NET Core
2 5 (7.04%) Web Services
2 5 (7.04%) XML
2 5 (7.04%) XSD
2 5 (7.04%) XSL
3 4 (5.63%) CSS
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
3 4 (5.63%) Qt
3 4 (5.63%) WPF
4 1 (1.41%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Embedded Systems
1 5 (7.04%) NHS
2 4 (5.63%) Clustering
2 4 (5.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) SystemC
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) Linux
2 9 (12.68%) Windows
3 7 (9.86%) VxWorks
4 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (64.79%) Software Engineering
2 34 (47.89%) UML
3 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (23.94%) Validation
5 16 (22.54%) Requirements Management
6 13 (18.31%) Configuration Management
7 12 (16.90%) Customer Requirements
8 11 (15.49%) Integration Testing
9 7 (9.86%) Information Management
10 6 (8.45%) SysML
11 5 (7.04%) Human Factors
11 5 (7.04%) Kanban
11 5 (7.04%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 3 (4.23%) Cross-Platform Development
12 3 (4.23%) Programme Management
12 3 (4.23%) Requirements Analysis
12 3 (4.23%) Security Hardening
12 3 (4.23%) Strategic Planning
12 3 (4.23%) Use Case
13 2 (2.82%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 31 (43.66%) C
1 31 (43.66%) C++
2 17 (23.94%) C#
2 17 (23.94%) MATLAB
3 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.27%) Ada
4 8 (11.27%) Ada 95
5 2 (2.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (29.58%) SC Cleared
1 21 (29.58%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) MISRA
1 10 (14.08%) MISRA C
2 6 (8.45%) HL7
3 2 (2.82%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.82%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) PTC Integrity
2 4 (5.63%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (28.17%) IBM
2 15 (21.13%) PTC
3 9 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.27%) Green Hills
5 4 (5.63%) InterSystems
6 2 (2.82%) HP
6 2 (2.82%) Juniper
7 1 (1.41%) Cerner
7 1 (1.41%) Civica
7 1 (1.41%) MEDITECH