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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 163 176 160
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing RAD 33 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.59% 0.39% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.51% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 34
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £372 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £615 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £34.22
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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
4349 5125 4535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.80% 77.07% 75.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3769 3440
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 56 88
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.14% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.63 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 32 (57.14%) VBA
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 21 (37.50%) Finance
4 20 (35.71%) Banking
5 19 (33.93%) Front Office
5 19 (33.93%) C#
6 17 (30.36%) Java
6 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
7 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (23.21%) Derivative
9 11 (19.64%) ETL
10 8 (14.29%) .NET
10 8 (14.29%) XML
10 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
10 8 (14.29%) Equities
10 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (14.29%) Degree
11 7 (12.50%) Investment Banking
11 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
11 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 7 (12.50%) OO
11 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
12 6 (10.71%) Hedge funds
12 6 (10.71%) Python
12 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
12 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (10.71%) HTML
12 6 (10.71%) Oracle
12 6 (10.71%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (5.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.57%) Apache
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.57%) Apache Pig
2 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.79%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.93%) Star Schema
5 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (5.36%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.57%) Mahout
8 2 (3.57%) Big Data
8 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 2 (3.57%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (37.50%) Finance
2 20 (35.71%) Banking
3 19 (33.93%) Front Office
4 7 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Retail
6 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 41 (73.21%) Developer
2 12 (21.43%) RAD Developer
2 12 (21.43%) Excel Developer
3 11 (19.64%) VBA Developer
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior VBA Developer
6 5 (8.93%) Excel VBA Developer
7 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Front Office Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Trainer
8 2 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.57%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.57%) Spreadsheet Developer
8 2 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Excel Developer
9 1 (1.79%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) .NET
1 8 (14.29%) XML
2 6 (10.71%) HTML
3 5 (8.93%) Web Services
4 4 (7.14%) WPF
5 3 (5.36%) Taglibs
5 3 (5.36%) REST
5 3 (5.36%) XHTML
5 3 (5.36%) DAO
5 3 (5.36%) J2EE
5 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.36%) EJB
5 3 (5.36%) CSS
5 3 (5.36%) JDBC
5 3 (5.36%) JSP
5 3 (5.36%) Servlets
5 3 (5.36%) Struts
6 2 (3.57%) Ajax
6 2 (3.57%) XSLT
6 2 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.21%) Derivative
2 8 (14.29%) Equities
3 6 (10.71%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (10.71%) Hedge funds
4 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.57%) Credit Derivative
6 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.79%) User Experience
7 1 (1.79%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.79%) Economics
7 1 (1.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.79%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.14%) UNIX
2 3 (5.36%) Windows
3 1 (1.79%) MVS
3 1 (1.79%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (19.64%) ETL
3 7 (12.50%) OO
4 6 (10.71%) Unit Testing
4 6 (10.71%) Scrum
5 5 (8.93%) MVC
5 5 (8.93%) Kimball Methodology
6 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.14%) Business Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) TDD
7 3 (5.36%) Release Management
7 3 (5.36%) Integration Testing
7 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.57%) Analytics
8 2 (3.57%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.57%) BDD
8 2 (3.57%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (3.57%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 32 (57.14%) VBA
2 24 (42.86%) SQL
3 19 (33.93%) C#
4 17 (30.36%) Java
5 8 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 7 (12.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (10.71%) Python
8 4 (7.14%) Perl
9 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 2 (3.57%) C++
9 2 (3.57%) Ruby
10 1 (1.79%) Scala
10 1 (1.79%) Ada
10 1 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (5.36%) PMP
2 3 (5.36%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.57%) MCT
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) EMIR
2 1 (1.79%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Oozie
Vendors
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.71%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) Business Objects
4 3 (5.36%) IBM
4 3 (5.36%) Sybase
4 3 (5.36%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.57%) Tableau
5 2 (3.57%) Cloudera
6 1 (1.79%) FactSet
6 1 (1.79%) StatPro
6 1 (1.79%) Niku
6 1 (1.79%) Planview
6 1 (1.79%) thinkFolio
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