Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RUP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RUP over the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 741 682 583
Rank change year-on-year -59 -99 +17
Contract jobs citing RUP 138 206 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.24% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 103 148
UK median daily rate £470 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +9.41% +3.66%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £320
90th Percentile £738 £648 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £420
% change year-on-year -2.94% +1.19% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.86% +27.74%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -5.56% +31.39%

RUP is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86424 87276 93513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.91% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 57570 57725 60596
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2323 2749
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.44 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

RUP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RUP in the UK

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in the UK

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RUP over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RUP in the UK

RUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in the UK

RUP
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England -58 116 £500 +6.38% 26
London -5 69 £513 +2.50% 6
UK excluding London -40 69 £413 -2.94% 23
Midlands -35 17 £475 +15.15% 1
North of England +61 15 £400 +6.67% 18
Yorkshire +25 13 £400 +4.58% 8
Wales +21 13 £338 -20.12% 1
South East -15 11 £750 +87.50% 1
East Midlands 0 9 £450 -2.70% 1
Scotland - 9 £338 - 2
West Midlands -29 8 £538 +34.38%
South West 0 4 £525 -4.33%
North East +62 1 £425 -
North West +13 1 £425 +13.33% 10

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RUP 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 RUP.

1 77 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (46.38%) UML
3 63 (45.65%) PRINCE2
4 57 (41.30%) Oracle
5 55 (39.86%) Scrum
6 43 (31.16%) Project Management
7 39 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 36 (26.09%) Test Automation
9 35 (25.36%) Configuration Management
9 35 (25.36%) DSDM
9 35 (25.36%) Finance
9 35 (25.36%) TOGAF
10 33 (23.91%) OO
10 33 (23.91%) SQL
11 32 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
12 31 (22.46%) TDD
12 31 (22.46%) SDLC
13 28 (20.29%) Software Engineering
13 28 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (19.57%) Java
15 26 (18.84%) Web Services
16 23 (16.67%) Change Management
16 23 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
16 23 (16.67%) Kanban
17 22 (15.94%) SaaS
17 22 (15.94%) iPaaS
17 22 (15.94%) IaaS
17 22 (15.94%) Microsoft Project
18 20 (14.49%) Unified Process
18 20 (14.49%) BDD

RUP
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 14 (10.14%) WebLogic
2 13 (9.42%) JBoss
2 13 (9.42%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.70%) Jetty
3 12 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 7 (5.07%) IIS
5 7 (5.07%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (3.62%) Tornado
7 3 (2.17%) Apache
7 3 (2.17%) CloudStack
7 3 (2.17%) Documentum
7 3 (2.17%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.45%) Confluence
8 2 (1.45%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.72%) CMS
9 1 (0.72%) Liferay
9 1 (0.72%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 22 (15.94%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (5.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (5.07%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (0.72%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (2.90%) Oracle Retail
1 4 (2.90%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 3 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.45%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (15.94%) IaaS
2 22 (15.94%) iPaaS
2 22 (15.94%) SaaS
3 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (13.04%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.17%) GitHub
5 3 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.42%) VLAN
2 12 (8.70%) AMQP
3 7 (5.07%) VSAN
4 2 (1.45%) Extranet
4 2 (1.45%) Internet
4 2 (1.45%) Intranet
5 1 (0.72%) Firewall
5 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.77%) NoSQL
2 14 (10.14%) Hadoop
2 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
3 13 (9.42%) MongoDB
4 12 (8.70%) Couchbase
4 12 (8.70%) Redis
4 12 (8.70%) Riak
5 7 (5.07%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.35%) Big Data
7 5 (3.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.17%) DB2
9 2 (1.45%) MySQL
9 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.72%) QlikView
10 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Navigator
10 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (9.42%) Selenium
1 13 (9.42%) Vagrant
2 12 (8.70%) Cucumber
2 12 (8.70%) FitNesse
2 12 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.52%) Subversion
4 8 (5.80%) Jenkins
5 7 (5.07%) Rational Rose
6 6 (4.35%) Maven
6 6 (4.35%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.62%) JBehave
7 5 (3.62%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.17%) JIRA
8 3 (2.17%) PowerDesigner
9 2 (1.45%) Checkstyle
9 2 (1.45%) FindBugs
9 2 (1.45%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.72%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 35 (25.36%) Finance
2 11 (7.97%) Banking
3 9 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 9 (6.52%) Romanian Language
4 8 (5.80%) Retail
5 3 (2.17%) Back Office
5 3 (2.17%) German Language
5 3 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.17%) Legal
6 2 (1.45%) International Banking
7 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.72%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.72%) Local Government
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 46 (33.33%) Architect
2 29 (21.01%) Developer
3 27 (19.57%) Solutions Architect
4 21 (15.22%) Analyst
4 21 (15.22%) Business Analyst
5 20 (14.49%) Java Developer
6 15 (10.87%) Test Engineer
7 11 (7.97%) Cloud Architect
8 9 (6.52%) PMO Lead
9 7 (5.07%) AWS Architect
9 7 (5.07%) Java Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Senior PMO
9 7 (5.07%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
11 5 (3.62%) Digital Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Digital Business Analyst
11 5 (3.62%) Full Stack Developer
11 5 (3.62%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (18.84%) Web Services
2 17 (12.32%) Spring
3 16 (11.59%) Hibernate
4 15 (10.87%) JMS
5 13 (9.42%) AngularJS
6 12 (8.70%) Kafka
6 12 (8.70%) Middleware
6 12 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (7.25%) TIBCO EMS
8 8 (5.80%) Apache Camel
8 8 (5.80%) HTML
9 7 (5.07%) HTML5
9 7 (5.07%) JPA
9 7 (5.07%) Node.js
9 7 (5.07%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (5.07%) XML
10 6 (4.35%) .NET
10 6 (4.35%) jQuery
10 6 (4.35%) SOAP
11 5 (3.62%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (20.29%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.80%) Data Structures
2 8 (5.80%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.07%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.17%) Clustering
5 3 (2.17%) Derivative
5 3 (2.17%) Equities
6 2 (1.45%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.45%) PMI
7 1 (0.72%) Fintech
7 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.52%) Windows
2 7 (5.07%) Windows Server
2 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (2.90%) Unix
4 3 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (55.80%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (46.38%) UML
3 63 (45.65%) PRINCE2
4 55 (39.86%) Scrum
5 43 (31.16%) Project Management
6 36 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 35 (25.36%) Configuration Management
7 35 (25.36%) DSDM
7 35 (25.36%) TOGAF
8 33 (23.91%) OO
9 32 (23.19%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (22.46%) SDLC
10 31 (22.46%) TDD
11 28 (20.29%) Software Engineering
12 23 (16.67%) Change Management
12 23 (16.67%) Kanban
13 20 (14.49%) BDD
13 20 (14.49%) Unified Process
14 19 (13.77%) Business Analysis
15 18 (13.04%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.91%) SQL
2 27 (19.57%) Java
3 15 (10.87%) Bash Shell
3 15 (10.87%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.87%) Python
3 15 (10.87%) Ruby
4 6 (4.35%) C
5 4 (2.90%) C#
6 3 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.17%) XPath
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) Delphi
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.72%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.25%) Degree
2 10 (7.25%) ISEB
2 10 (7.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 8 (5.80%) APMP
3 8 (5.80%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.07%) PMI Certification
5 6 (4.35%) PMP
5 6 (4.35%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 3 (2.17%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.72%) CBAP
7 1 (0.72%) IIBA
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.14%) QA
2 9 (6.52%) PMO
3 5 (3.62%) MiFID
4 4 (2.90%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.72%) COBIT
6 1 (0.72%) P3O
System Software
1 13 (9.42%) Docker
2 10 (7.25%) vSphere
3 7 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.07%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (2.17%) Xen
4 3 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (11.59%) Opscode Chef
1 16 (11.59%) Puppet
2 14 (10.14%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (9.42%) Ansible
4 11 (7.97%) Cobbler
5 7 (5.07%) SCCM
5 7 (5.07%) SCOM
6 6 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (2.17%) TIBCO Hawk
7 3 (2.17%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (41.30%) Oracle
2 39 (28.26%) Microsoft
3 19 (13.77%) SAP
4 18 (13.04%) Workday
5 16 (11.59%) HP
6 14 (10.14%) IBM
7 10 (7.25%) TIBCO
8 7 (5.07%) Casewise
8 7 (5.07%) VMware
9 6 (4.35%) BMC
10 5 (3.62%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (2.90%) ATG
11 4 (2.90%) EnterpriseDB
11 4 (2.90%) Hyperion
11 4 (2.90%) Retek
12 3 (2.17%) Pega
12 3 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.45%) BEA
13 2 (1.45%) Informatica
13 2 (1.45%) Sun