Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 24 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 > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 99 104
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 -13
Contract jobs citing RUP 13 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.10% 0.28% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.34% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Wales median daily rate £338 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.12% +20.71% -19.08%
10th Percentile £313 £407 £313
90th Percentile £376 £432 £393
UK median daily rate £471 £470 £425
% change year-on-year +0.21% +10.59% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -2.86% +27.74%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 985 1192 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 83.05% 83.83% 80.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 843 963
Wales median daily rate £390 £400 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.12% -3.64%
10th Percentile £179 £214 £235
90th Percentile £558 £575 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 54 52
Wales median hourly rate £20.69 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.94% +14.29% -5.86%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.58 £10.28
90th Percentile £49.05 £61.25 £41.13
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.72 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.15% +5.40% +18.42%

RUP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for RUP in Wales

RUP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RUP in Wales

RUP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RUP in Wales

RUP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RUP within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 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
South Wales +23 11 £325 -23.08%
RUP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for RUP.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
1 13 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) HP
1 13 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 13 (100.00%) Project Management
1 13 (100.00%) Unified Process
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 13 (100.00%) Test Management
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 13 (100.00%) VLAN
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 13 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 13 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 13 (100.00%) Defect Management
2 9 (69.23%) Romanian Language
2 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
2 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 9 (69.23%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
3 7 (53.85%) IIS
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
3 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
3 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
3 7 (53.85%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (53.85%) SCCM

RUP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 7 (53.85%) IIS
1 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
1 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 13 (100.00%) VLAN
2 7 (53.85%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (69.23%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) Systems Test Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Information Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) QC Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Server
1 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 13 (100.00%) Defect Management
1 13 (100.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 13 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 13 (100.00%) Project Management
1 13 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 13 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 13 (100.00%) Test Management
1 13 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 13 (100.00%) Unified Process
2 9 (69.23%) Software Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (30.77%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) SQL
2 6 (46.15%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) SC Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Workstation
1 7 (53.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 7 (53.85%) SCOM
3 6 (46.15%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) HP
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Oracle
3 7 (53.85%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) BMC