The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 3 months to 25 April 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 Rhapsody
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 130 123
Rank change year-on-year +19 -7  
Contract jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.046% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.32% 0.69% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £407 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +23.33% -5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.74 - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.71 £44.75 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.13% +20.81%  

Rational Rhapsody 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 315 437 234
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.50% 15.31% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 137
Median daily rate £425 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £365
% change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £31.47
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +35.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.50 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.02
% change year-on-year - +14.80%  

Rational Rhapsody
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Rational Rhapsody in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rational Rhapsody in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Rational Rhapsody
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rational Rhapsody 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Rational Rhapsody.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) QNX
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) SysML
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
1 1 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems

Rational Rhapsody
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Memory Management
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) SysML
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) Use Case
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) QNX