The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 170 200 181
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -19
Contract jobs citing RAD 33 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.51% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 26
Average daily rate
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£500 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £400 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £650 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £450
% change year-on-year
-14.66% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - £24.64
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4427 5446 4878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.65% 76.91% 75.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3460 4032 3680
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 71 79
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £45.00 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.77%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 25 (48.08%) SQL
2 24 (46.15%) VBA
3 21 (40.38%) C#
4 19 (36.54%) SQL Server
4 19 (36.54%) Finance
4 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (32.69%) Banking
5 17 (32.69%) Java
6 15 (28.85%) Front Office
7 11 (21.15%) .NET
7 11 (21.15%) ETL
8 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 10 (19.23%) Derivative
9 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
11 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
11 7 (13.46%) OO
11 7 (13.46%) Degree
11 7 (13.46%) Scrum
11 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
11 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
12 6 (11.54%) Hedge funds
12 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (11.54%) XML
12 6 (11.54%) UNIX
12 6 (11.54%) HTML
12 6 (11.54%) Oracle
12 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (11.54%) MS Excel

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (5.77%) Apache
1 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
1 3 (5.77%) Apache Pig
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (9.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) ATM
1 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (36.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.62%) Star Schema
5 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
6 3 (5.77%) Apache Hive
6 3 (5.77%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.77%) Mahout
6 3 (5.77%) Big Data
6 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.92%) OLAP
8 1 (1.92%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (36.54%) Finance
2 17 (32.69%) Banking
3 15 (28.85%) Front Office
4 7 (13.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.85%) Retail
6 1 (1.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (63.46%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) RAD Developer
3 7 (13.46%) Excel Developer
3 7 (13.46%) SQL Developer
4 6 (11.54%) VBA Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Trainer
6 3 (5.77%) Front Office Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
6 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Digital Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Senior VBA Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Excel VBA Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 6 (11.54%) XML
2 6 (11.54%) HTML
3 5 (9.62%) Web Services
3 5 (9.62%) WPF
4 3 (5.77%) Middleware
4 3 (5.77%) XHTML
4 3 (5.77%) J2EE
4 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.77%) EJB
4 3 (5.77%) CSS
4 3 (5.77%) JDBC
4 3 (5.77%) JSP
4 3 (5.77%) Servlets
4 3 (5.77%) Struts
4 3 (5.77%) DAO
4 3 (5.77%) Taglibs
4 3 (5.77%) REST
5 2 (3.85%) jQuery
6 1 (1.92%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Derivative
2 6 (11.54%) Hedge funds
3 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) Equities
4 3 (5.77%) Credit Derivative
4 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.85%) Open Source
5 2 (3.85%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.92%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.92%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.92%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.92%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (1.92%) PKI
6 1 (1.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.54%) UNIX
2 3 (5.77%) MVS
2 3 (5.77%) Windows
2 3 (5.77%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) ETL
3 7 (13.46%) OO
3 7 (13.46%) Scrum
3 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
4 5 (9.62%) MVC
4 5 (9.62%) Kimball Methodology
5 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (7.69%) TDD
5 4 (7.69%) UML
6 3 (5.77%) DSDM
6 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.77%) SSADM
6 3 (5.77%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.77%) Use Case
6 3 (5.77%) Business Analysis
6 3 (5.77%) Low Latency
6 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.77%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (48.08%) SQL
2 24 (46.15%) VBA
3 21 (40.38%) C#
4 17 (32.69%) Java
5 8 (15.38%) T-SQL
6 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
7 4 (7.69%) Perl
7 4 (7.69%) Python
8 3 (5.77%) C++
8 3 (5.77%) Ruby
8 3 (5.77%) Scala
9 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.92%) Ada
10 1 (1.92%) PHP
10 1 (1.92%) XAML
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) PMP
2 3 (5.77%) PMI Certification
2 3 (5.77%) MCT
3 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) EMIR
2 1 (1.92%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (5.77%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Oozie
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.77%) Bloomberg
4 3 (5.77%) IBM
4 3 (5.77%) Sybase
4 3 (5.77%) Cloudera
5 2 (3.85%) Tableau
6 1 (1.92%) StatPro
6 1 (1.92%) Niku
6 1 (1.92%) thinkFolio
6 1 (1.92%) Planview
6 1 (1.92%) FactSet