The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Rational Robot skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rational Robot over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IBM Rational Robot
UK
Rank - 642 621
Contract jobs citing Rational Robot 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Development Applications category - 0.026% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 -

Rational Robot 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 7860 7745 6973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.35% 14.56% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 5162 4461
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 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 188 132
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 £30.22 £31.80 £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 Robot
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Rational Robot in the UK

Rational Robot
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Robot in the UK

Rational Robot
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Robot in the UK

Rational Robot
Top 29 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Robot 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 Robot.

1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
1 2 (66.67%) SQLPlus
1 2 (66.67%) ClearQuest
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) RIA
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing

Rational Robot
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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQLPlus
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) ClearCase
1 2 (66.67%) ClearQuest
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Tester
3 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) QA Test Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Software Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software QA Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Software QA Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft