The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 108 118 117
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing RAD 12 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.079% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £30.24
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +43.02%
RAD
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1823 1809 1663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 72.14% 71.53% 69.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 885 682
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 36 40
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £11.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £33.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RAD across the Berkshire region.

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Berkshire region.

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

RAD
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading - 9 £335 - 1
Slough - 3 £450 -
RAD
South East

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD.

1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
3 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
3 8 (53.33%) C#
3 8 (53.33%) Web Services
3 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 8 (53.33%) Client/Server
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
3 8 (53.33%) Mobile Computing
3 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (53.33%) Telerik
3 8 (53.33%) WCF
3 8 (53.33%) WPF
3 8 (53.33%) Unit Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (53.33%) System Testing
3 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (53.33%) RESTful
4 6 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (40.00%) RUP
5 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 5 (33.33%) XML
6 4 (26.67%) SOAP
6 4 (26.67%) FTP
6 4 (26.67%) JSON
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (6.67%) Toad

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing RAD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RAD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (53.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Toad
3 1 (6.67%) JDeveloper
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Hudson
3 1 (6.67%) Apache Continuum
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Application Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 5 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Programmer
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
1 8 (53.33%) C# Developer
1 8 (53.33%) C# Programmer
2 6 (40.00%) Designer
2 6 (40.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) Web Services
1 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 8 (53.33%) WCF
1 8 (53.33%) WPF
1 8 (53.33%) RESTful
2 5 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (26.67%) SOAP
3 4 (26.67%) JSON
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (6.67%) XHTML
4 1 (6.67%) Middleware
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (53.33%) Client/Server
1 8 (53.33%) Mobile Computing
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (93.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Scrum
2 8 (53.33%) Unit Testing
2 8 (53.33%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (53.33%) System Testing
3 6 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 6 (40.00%) RUP
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (53.33%) T-SQL
2 8 (53.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) COBOL
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) Telerik
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Micro Focus
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle