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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 167 188 155
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -33
Contract jobs citing RAD 28 17 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.28% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.37% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 32
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £428 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £569 £600
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
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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
4241 4605 4987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.08% 77.15% 77.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3349 3480 3757
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 42 84
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015, 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 37 (56.06%) VBA
2 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (34.85%) Front Office
3 23 (34.85%) SQL
4 21 (31.82%) .NET
4 21 (31.82%) Finance
4 21 (31.82%) Banking
5 19 (28.79%) Java
5 19 (28.79%) Derivative
6 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
6 17 (25.76%) Python
7 15 (22.73%) C#
8 14 (21.21%) Equity Derivative
8 14 (21.21%) Waterfall
9 11 (16.67%) Investment Banking
9 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.15%) Oracle
10 10 (15.15%) Equities
10 10 (15.15%) Degree
11 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
12 6 (9.09%) RUP
12 6 (9.09%) C++
12 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
12 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
12 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
13 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (7.58%) Spreadsheet
13 5 (7.58%) HTML
13 5 (7.58%) Windows
13 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.52%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.55%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.55%) MS Access
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.52%) DB2
5 1 (1.52%) DTS
5 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Ant
1 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (1.52%) CruiseControl
2 1 (1.52%) Maven
General
1 23 (34.85%) Front Office
2 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 21 (31.82%) Banking
3 11 (16.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) French Language
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (60.61%) Developer
2 17 (25.76%) RAD Developer
3 12 (18.18%) VBA Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Excel Developer
4 10 (15.15%) Senior Developer
5 8 (12.12%) Analyst
6 7 (10.61%) Senior VBA Developer
7 6 (9.09%) Excel VBA Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Architect
8 5 (7.58%) Project Manager
8 5 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Front Office Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Solutions Designer
9 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
9 4 (6.06%) Designer
9 4 (6.06%) SOA Architect
10 3 (4.55%) Spreadsheet Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Python Developer
10 3 (4.55%) Technical Leader
11 2 (3.03%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.82%) .NET
2 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
2 5 (7.58%) HTML
3 4 (6.06%) Web Services
3 4 (6.06%) XML
4 3 (4.55%) CSS
5 2 (3.03%) J2EE
5 2 (3.03%) WPF
5 2 (3.03%) XSLT
5 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) SciPy
6 1 (1.52%) NumPy
6 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.52%) Matplotlib
6 1 (1.52%) REST
6 1 (1.52%) Pandas
6 1 (1.52%) Middleware
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) Derivative
2 14 (21.21%) Equity Derivative
3 10 (15.15%) Equities
4 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.55%) Economics
5 3 (4.55%) Fixed Income
5 3 (4.55%) Mathematics
5 3 (4.55%) Market Risk
6 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.52%) PMI
7 1 (1.52%) PKI
7 1 (1.52%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (1.52%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (1.52%) Physics
7 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.52%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.58%) Windows
2 3 (4.55%) Linux
2 3 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (21.21%) Waterfall
3 6 (9.09%) Business Analysis
3 6 (9.09%) RUP
4 5 (7.58%) OO
4 5 (7.58%) SOA
4 5 (7.58%) Project Management
4 5 (7.58%) Migration
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE
5 4 (6.06%) PRINCE2
5 4 (6.06%) UML
5 4 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.06%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.55%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.55%) Workflow
6 3 (4.55%) Validation
6 3 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.55%) BPMN
6 3 (4.55%) ITIL
6 3 (4.55%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) VBA
2 23 (34.85%) SQL
3 19 (28.79%) Java
4 17 (25.76%) Python
5 15 (22.73%) C#
6 6 (9.09%) C++
6 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
7 4 (6.06%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.55%) MATLAB
9 2 (3.03%) R
9 2 (3.03%) Cython
9 2 (3.03%) Go
10 1 (1.52%) IPython
10 1 (1.52%) Ruby
10 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.52%) Perl
10 1 (1.52%) PHP
10 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (15.15%) Degree
2 2 (3.03%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.52%) PMP
Systems Management
1 1 (1.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.15%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) SAP
4 2 (3.03%) Sybase
5 1 (1.52%) Progress
5 1 (1.52%) IBM
5 1 (1.52%) Wall Street Systems
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