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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 160 189 197
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +8
Contract jobs citing RAD 5 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.40% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.50% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 8
Median daily rate £406 £513 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.73% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £399 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £665 £662
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year
- -20.98%
RAD
London

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
2903 4783 4733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 85.74% 80.58% 80.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2376 3796 3514
Median daily rate £475 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 48 49
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.52% -1.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing RAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RAD 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 City of London region with a requirement for RAD.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Banking
2 9 (56.25%) VBA
3 8 (50.00%) Finance
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) Sybase
5 6 (37.50%) Java
5 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (31.25%) Oracle
6 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 5 (31.25%) MS Office
7 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 4 (25.00%) XML
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (18.75%) TDD
8 3 (18.75%) C#
8 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
9 2 (12.50%) CSS
9 2 (12.50%) C++
9 2 (12.50%) HTML
9 2 (12.50%) Ant
9 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
9 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) J2EE
9 2 (12.50%) Hibernate

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Ant
1 2 (12.50%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
1 2 (12.50%) Maven
1 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Gradle
2 1 (6.25%) Grunt
2 1 (6.25%) gulp
2 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
2 1 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
2 1 (6.25%) Mocha
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (56.25%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 2 (12.50%) Front Office
5 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Excel Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Excel VBA Developer
2 6 (37.50%) VBA Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) RAD Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Analyst Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Excel Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (18.75%) Senior RAD Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Service Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Front Office Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Excel Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Excel VBA Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Senior VBA Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (6.25%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) Hibernate
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 2 (12.50%) JPA
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) Spring
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) Backbone.js
3 1 (6.25%) CSS3
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) JSP
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
3 1 (6.25%) React
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Fixed Income
2 1 (6.25%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) TDD
3 2 (12.50%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) Dependency Management
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) BDD
4 1 (6.25%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Kanban
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
4 1 (6.25%) MVVM
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) VBA
2 6 (37.50%) Java
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) C++
6 1 (6.25%) ES6
6 1 (6.25%) PHP
6 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
6 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Sybase
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau