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 23 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 Robot
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 640 635
Rank change year-on-year +40 -5  
Contract jobs citing Rational Robot 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.006% 0.007%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.024% 0.036% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £500 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +81.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £413
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.88 - -

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 8215 8328 7455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.55% 15.48% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5625 5734 4920
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 149 125 122
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +14.18%  

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

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Robot in the UK

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Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rational Robot within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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 +31 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
Preston - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSD
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (100.00%) VB6
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) SOLID
2 1 (50.00%) RIA
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD

Rational Robot
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 1 (50.00%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WinForms
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) XML
1 2 (100.00%) XSD
1 2 (100.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) SOLID
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) VB
1 2 (100.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle