The first table below looks at the demand for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 137 121 123
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing RAD 10 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.33% 0.21% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.30% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £394 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £389 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £399 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -17.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2242 1664 2051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.63% 70.06% 67.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1310 870 1021
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 123 229
Average hourly rate £29.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -
RAD
England

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

RAD
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the East of England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +4 8 £350 -9.67% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £278 - 2
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 20 (80.00%) OO
2 19 (76.00%) Java
3 17 (68.00%) WebSphere
4 16 (64.00%) Ajax
4 16 (64.00%) Relational Database
4 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
4 16 (64.00%) JSP
4 16 (64.00%) UNIX
5 13 (52.00%) Content Management
5 13 (52.00%) Ant
5 13 (52.00%) IBM
6 12 (48.00%) Linux
6 12 (48.00%) XHTML
6 12 (48.00%) SOA
6 12 (48.00%) Eclipse
6 12 (48.00%) J2EE
6 12 (48.00%) HTML
6 12 (48.00%) XML
7 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (40.00%) SQL
9 9 (36.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (36.00%) DB2
9 9 (36.00%) Solaris
9 9 (36.00%) Web 2.0
10 8 (32.00%) HTML5
10 8 (32.00%) FatWire
10 8 (32.00%) Scrum
10 8 (32.00%) RUP
10 8 (32.00%) CSS
10 8 (32.00%) Struts

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 17 (68.00%) WebSphere
2 9 (36.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (16.00%) MQSeries
4 3 (12.00%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management Server
5 1 (4.00%) CMS
5 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Tridion
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle BRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (64.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (36.00%) DB2
3 7 (28.00%) RDBMS
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (4.00%) MySQL
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 13 (52.00%) Ant
2 12 (48.00%) Eclipse
3 5 (20.00%) JUnit
4 4 (16.00%) Log4j
4 4 (16.00%) Subversion
4 4 (16.00%) MyEclipse
4 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Jtest
5 1 (4.00%) Maven
5 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.00%) Toad
5 1 (4.00%) JDeveloper
General
1 5 (20.00%) Legal
1 5 (20.00%) Retail
2 4 (16.00%) Manufacturing
2 4 (16.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Integration Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) SAP Architect
6 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (64.00%) JSP
1 16 (64.00%) Ajax
2 12 (48.00%) HTML
2 12 (48.00%) J2EE
2 12 (48.00%) XML
2 12 (48.00%) XHTML
3 8 (32.00%) Struts
3 8 (32.00%) Web Services
3 8 (32.00%) CSS
3 8 (32.00%) HTML5
4 7 (28.00%) Java EE
5 4 (16.00%) JSTL
5 4 (16.00%) jQuery
5 4 (16.00%) ICEfaces
5 4 (16.00%) JSF
5 4 (16.00%) XMLBeans
5 4 (16.00%) EJB
5 4 (16.00%) XSLT
5 4 (16.00%) JDBC
5 4 (16.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) UNIX
2 12 (48.00%) Linux
3 9 (36.00%) Solaris
4 6 (24.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) OO
2 13 (52.00%) Content Management
3 12 (48.00%) SOA
4 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 8 (32.00%) RUP
6 7 (28.00%) Validation
7 5 (20.00%) SEO
7 5 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 4 (16.00%) UML
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (16.00%) Web Development
8 4 (16.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (16.00%) Analytics
9 3 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (12.00%) Data Modelling
10 2 (8.00%) Project Management
10 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) Java
2 16 (64.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) XPath
4 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (16.00%) Perl
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) IBM
2 8 (32.00%) FatWire
3 5 (20.00%) JBoss
3 5 (20.00%) ATG
4 4 (16.00%) Interwoven
4 4 (16.00%) Blue Martini
4 4 (16.00%) Elastic Path
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (12.00%) Oracle
6 2 (8.00%) SAP
7 1 (4.00%) TIBCO
7 1 (4.00%) hybris