The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 128 114 139
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +25
Contract jobs citing RAD 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.068% 0.32% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.47% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 -
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2091 1694 1950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.46% 68.28% 63.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 683 745
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% +26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £167.50 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
RAD
South East

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (60.00%) J2EE
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) ETL
3 3 (60.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) Retail
4 2 (40.00%) IBM
4 2 (40.00%) Adobe
4 2 (40.00%) AIX
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) EJB
4 2 (40.00%) JSP
4 2 (40.00%) JUnit
4 2 (40.00%) Oracle
4 2 (40.00%) JSTL
4 2 (40.00%) JMS
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) SCOM
5 1 (20.00%) System Testing
5 1 (20.00%) BPMN

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) Commerce Server
2 1 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) SSL
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) DB2
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
2 1 (20.00%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 1 (20.00%) FogBugz
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
2 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (20.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Front-End Developer
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Applications Support
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) Ajax
3 2 (40.00%) EJB
3 2 (40.00%) JSP
3 2 (40.00%) JSTL
3 2 (40.00%) JMS
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Modernizr
4 1 (20.00%) JSLint
4 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
4 1 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (20.00%) JSON
4 1 (20.00%) JDBC
4 1 (20.00%) X-Windows
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (40.00%) AIX
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) E-Commerce
2 3 (60.00%) ETL
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (20.00%) BPMN
4 1 (20.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Database Security
4 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Use Case
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) RUP
4 1 (20.00%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) IBM
1 2 (40.00%) Adobe
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware