The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 452 483 402
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -81
Contract jobs citing RAD 139 103 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.27% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 113
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£475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £340 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £681 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £303 £400
% change year-on-year
+32.23% -24.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.34 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.34 - -
RAD
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41529 38605 35912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.30% 76.37% 75.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 27590 24397 22520
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1128 1085 1024
Average hourly rate £31.00 £24.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.22% -18.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in England

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in England

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in England

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in England

RAD
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

RAD Hourly Rate Histogram in England

RAD
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
London -3 67 £475 -5.00% 18
East of England +18 19 £381 +17.30%
Yorkshire - 16 £388 - 2
South East -18 13 £475 +31.03% 10
West Midlands +17 10 £425 -8.10% 1
North West -30 6 £635 - 4
East Midlands -6 4 - -
South West -6 3 £440 +3.52% 2
RAD
UK

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 142 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (35.09%) SQL
3 95 (33.33%) Finance
4 75 (26.32%) VBA
5 72 (25.26%) SQL Server
5 72 (25.26%) Waterfall
6 71 (24.91%) Java
7 69 (24.21%) C#
7 69 (24.21%) .NET
8 56 (19.65%) Microsoft
8 56 (19.65%) Front Office
9 49 (17.19%) MS Excel
10 45 (15.79%) Banking
11 44 (15.44%) UML
12 43 (15.09%) JavaScript
13 42 (14.74%) Project Management
14 41 (14.39%) Oracle
15 40 (14.04%) HTML
16 39 (13.68%) Relational Database
17 38 (13.33%) Web Services
17 38 (13.33%) XML
17 38 (13.33%) Python
18 37 (12.98%) RUP
19 35 (12.28%) Scrum
20 32 (11.23%) SDLC
20 32 (11.23%) Derivative
21 31 (10.88%) J2EE
22 30 (10.53%) UNIX
23 29 (10.18%) PRINCE2
23 29 (10.18%) SOA

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 26 (9.12%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.91%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (3.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 8 (2.81%) MQSeries
5 8 (2.81%) CMS
5 8 (2.81%) Node.js
6 7 (2.46%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.46%) JBoss
7 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.75%) GlassFish
8 3 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.70%) SAS
9 2 (0.70%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.35%) FileNet
10 1 (0.35%) Apache
10 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.35%) IPython
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.35%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 49 (17.19%) MS Excel
2 15 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 12 (4.21%) MS Project
4 10 (3.51%) MS Office
5 7 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.81%) Tridion
2 6 (2.11%) Primavera
3 5 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Kondor+
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.46%) Google Analytics
2 3 (1.05%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.61%) Internet
2 4 (1.40%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.40%) ATM
2 4 (1.40%) ISDN
2 4 (1.40%) VoIP
2 4 (1.40%) Ethernet
3 3 (1.05%) FTP
4 1 (0.35%) HTTP
4 1 (0.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (25.26%) SQL Server
2 39 (13.68%) Relational Database
3 22 (7.72%) MS Access
4 18 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (4.56%) RDBMS
6 12 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.16%) DB2
8 8 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.81%) IBM InfoSphere
8 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.75%) QlikView
11 4 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.05%) DTS
12 3 (1.05%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.70%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Database
13 2 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (6.67%) Ant
2 11 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.51%) SoapUI
3 10 (3.51%) Eclipse
3 10 (3.51%) Subversion
3 10 (3.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (3.16%) Maven
5 8 (2.81%) Log4j
5 8 (2.81%) JUnit
5 8 (2.81%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 5 (1.75%) JIRA
6 5 (1.75%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.05%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.70%) JDeveloper
8 2 (0.70%) Hudson
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Continuum
9 1 (0.35%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.35%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 95 (33.33%) Finance
2 56 (19.65%) Front Office
3 45 (15.79%) Banking
4 27 (9.47%) Investment Banking
5 21 (7.37%) Retail
6 12 (4.21%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.16%) Financial Institution
8 6 (2.11%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.75%) Back Office
10 3 (1.05%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.70%) Law
11 2 (0.70%) Legal
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Publishing
12 1 (0.35%) Electronics
12 1 (0.35%) French Language
12 1 (0.35%) Billing
12 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 138 (48.42%) Developer
2 48 (16.84%) Analyst
2 48 (16.84%) RAD Developer
3 33 (11.58%) Business Analyst
4 27 (9.47%) Architect
5 26 (9.12%) Project Manager
6 22 (7.72%) Java Developer
7 21 (7.37%) VBA Developer
8 20 (7.02%) Solutions Architect
9 19 (6.67%) Excel Developer
10 16 (5.61%) C# Developer
11 15 (5.26%) Senior Developer
12 13 (4.56%) Excel VBA Developer
13 12 (4.21%) Designer
13 12 (4.21%) Solutions Designer
14 10 (3.51%) Tester
14 10 (3.51%) Software Engineer
15 9 (3.16%) Technical Architect
16 8 (2.81%) Programmer
16 8 (2.81%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (24.21%) .NET
2 40 (14.04%) HTML
3 38 (13.33%) Web Services
3 38 (13.33%) XML
4 31 (10.88%) J2EE
5 22 (7.72%) SOAP
6 21 (7.37%) ASP.NET
6 21 (7.37%) XHTML
6 21 (7.37%) HTML5
7 20 (7.02%) JSP
8 19 (6.67%) CSS
8 19 (6.67%) Ajax
9 14 (4.91%) Struts
10 12 (4.21%) JSTL
10 12 (4.21%) XSLT
11 11 (3.86%) Spring
11 11 (3.86%) WPF
11 11 (3.86%) REST
12 9 (3.16%) WCF
12 9 (3.16%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.23%) Derivative
2 25 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (8.07%) Fixed Income
4 15 (5.26%) Web 2.0
4 15 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 14 (4.91%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 12 (4.21%) Market Risk
8 10 (3.51%) Hedge funds
9 8 (2.81%) Mobile Computing
9 8 (2.81%) Client/Server
10 7 (2.46%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.75%) Equities
11 5 (1.75%) Credit Risk
12 4 (1.40%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.40%) Visualisation
13 3 (1.05%) User Experience
13 3 (1.05%) PMI
13 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.70%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.53%) UNIX
2 20 (7.02%) Linux
3 19 (6.67%) Windows
4 15 (5.26%) Solaris
5 8 (2.81%) HPUX
6 4 (1.40%) MVS
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (49.82%) Agile Software Development
2 72 (25.26%) Waterfall
3 44 (15.44%) UML
4 42 (14.74%) Project Management
5 37 (12.98%) RUP
6 35 (12.28%) Scrum
7 32 (11.23%) SDLC
8 29 (10.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 29 (10.18%) PRINCE2
8 29 (10.18%) SOA
9 27 (9.47%) DSDM
10 25 (8.77%) OO
10 25 (8.77%) System Integration Testing
11 23 (8.07%) E-Commerce
11 23 (8.07%) Business Analysis
12 22 (7.72%) TDD
13 21 (7.37%) Software Engineering
14 19 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
15 18 (6.32%) Change Control
15 18 (6.32%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 100 (35.09%) SQL
2 75 (26.32%) VBA
3 71 (24.91%) Java
4 69 (24.21%) C#
5 43 (15.09%) JavaScript
6 38 (13.33%) Python
7 15 (5.26%) C++
8 14 (4.91%) T-SQL
9 12 (4.21%) R
10 10 (3.51%) Go
10 10 (3.51%) Ruby
10 10 (3.51%) VB.NET
11 9 (3.16%) Perl
12 8 (2.81%) XPath
12 8 (2.81%) MATLAB
12 8 (2.81%) Bash Shell
13 5 (1.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 5 (1.75%) VB
14 4 (1.40%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.40%) Ada
Qualifications
1 25 (8.77%) Degree
2 18 (6.32%) ISEB
3 16 (5.61%) ISTQB
4 12 (4.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (2.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.75%) APMP
6 5 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.75%) PMI Certification
6 5 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) PMP
9 1 (0.35%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.91%) SLA
2 13 (4.56%) QA
3 3 (1.05%) P3O
4 2 (0.70%) COREP
4 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (0.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 56 (19.65%) Microsoft
2 41 (14.39%) Oracle
3 29 (10.18%) IBM
4 8 (2.81%) Cognos
4 8 (2.81%) Interwoven
4 8 (2.81%) ATG
4 8 (2.81%) Telerik
4 8 (2.81%) Blue Martini
4 8 (2.81%) Elastic Path
5 7 (2.46%) Omniture
5 7 (2.46%) Google
5 7 (2.46%) Netezza
5 7 (2.46%) FatWire
6 4 (1.40%) Bloomberg
6 4 (1.40%) hybris
7 3 (1.05%) Kony
7 3 (1.05%) Sybase
7 3 (1.05%) Progress
7 3 (1.05%) Adobe
8 2 (0.70%) SAP
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