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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 182 189 178
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing RAD 21 38 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.36% 0.54% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.70% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 39
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£473 £550 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.09% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £495 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £680 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.25
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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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) VBA
3 13 (36.11%) C#
3 13 (36.11%) Finance
4 11 (30.56%) Banking
4 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
5 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
6 7 (19.44%) Oracle
6 7 (19.44%) OO
7 6 (16.67%) UNIX
7 6 (16.67%) Web Services
7 6 (16.67%) .NET
7 6 (16.67%) Derivative
8 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (13.89%) Front Office
8 5 (13.89%) ETL
9 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (11.11%) J2EE
9 4 (11.11%) Sybase
9 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
9 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
9 4 (11.11%) Windows
9 4 (11.11%) MCT
9 4 (11.11%) Investment Banking
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (11.11%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (11.11%) Apache Pig
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.33%) Apache
3 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
1 1 (2.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.11%) Apache Hive
3 4 (11.11%) Mahout
4 3 (8.33%) Big Data
4 3 (8.33%) NoSQL
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) Star Schema
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) OLAP
6 1 (2.78%) MS Access
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) ClearCase
1 1 (2.78%) ClearQuest
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 11 (30.56%) Banking
3 5 (13.89%) Front Office
4 4 (11.11%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (61.11%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) RAD Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Excel Developer
4 4 (11.11%) VBA Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Trainer
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.33%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Excel VBA Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Digital Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.78%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Security Architect
7 1 (2.78%) ETL Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) Web Services
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 4 (11.11%) J2EE
3 3 (8.33%) Middleware
3 3 (8.33%) DAO
3 3 (8.33%) EJB
3 3 (8.33%) CSS
3 3 (8.33%) JDBC
3 3 (8.33%) JSP
3 3 (8.33%) Servlets
3 3 (8.33%) Struts
3 3 (8.33%) WPF
3 3 (8.33%) Taglibs
3 3 (8.33%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) MDX
4 2 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (2.78%) XSLT
5 1 (2.78%) Flash
5 1 (2.78%) XHTML
5 1 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Derivative
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (8.33%) Equities
4 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk
4 2 (5.56%) Market Risk
4 2 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (2.78%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.78%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.78%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.67%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
3 3 (8.33%) MVS
3 3 (8.33%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) Unit Testing
2 7 (19.44%) OO
3 5 (13.89%) ETL
4 4 (11.11%) MapReduce
5 3 (8.33%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) DSDM
5 3 (8.33%) SSADM
5 3 (8.33%) UML
5 3 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) MVC
5 3 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 3 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (5.56%) Resource Management
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 14 (38.89%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) VBA
3 13 (36.11%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 4 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) Perl
5 3 (8.33%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) Ruby
5 3 (8.33%) Scala
6 2 (5.56%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) XAML
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) MCT
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) EMIR
2 1 (2.78%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Oracle
3 4 (11.11%) Sybase
3 4 (11.11%) Cloudera
4 3 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (5.56%) Business Objects
6 1 (2.78%) FactSet
6 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.78%) StatPro
6 1 (2.78%) Perforce
6 1 (2.78%) thinkFolio
6 1 (2.78%) Tableau