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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 414 469 350
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -119
Contract jobs citing RAD 169 104 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.21% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.28% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 59 126
Average daily rate
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£450 £428 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.39%
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
38856 37385 32217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.37% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24681 23757 19706
Average daily rate £420 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1104 1010
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.36 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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
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 1 May 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 +35 113 £463 - 14
South East +6 18 £425 +25.46% 3
East of England +8 14 £375 -12.28%
Yorkshire -1 11 £300 +42.85% 1
West Midlands -11 6 £431 +18.96% 2
South West +6 3 £400 +10.34% 1
North East - 3 £421 -
North West -27 1 £400 -
RAD
UK

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 138 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (38.82%) Java
3 117 (36.34%) VBA
4 111 (34.47%) SQL
5 100 (31.06%) Front Office
5 100 (31.06%) Finance
6 75 (23.29%) Python
7 62 (19.25%) C#
8 61 (18.94%) SQL Server
9 59 (18.32%) Banking
10 56 (17.39%) Waterfall
11 55 (17.08%) Derivative
12 52 (16.15%) .NET
13 45 (13.98%) Microsoft
14 43 (13.35%) Oracle
15 40 (12.42%) Degree
16 38 (11.80%) JavaScript
16 38 (11.80%) MS Excel
17 35 (10.87%) XML
18 34 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (9.63%) Web Services
19 31 (9.63%) RUP
20 30 (9.32%) Investment Banking
20 30 (9.32%) SOA
20 30 (9.32%) J2EE
20 30 (9.32%) Relational Database
20 30 (9.32%) Go
21 29 (9.01%) Business Analysis
22 28 (8.70%) OO
22 28 (8.70%) Project Management

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 25 (7.76%) WebSphere
2 19 (5.90%) WebLogic
3 11 (3.42%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (3.42%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.48%) JBoss
6 5 (1.55%) GlassFish
6 5 (1.55%) Node.js
6 5 (1.55%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.62%) CMS
9 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.31%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) FileNet
Applications
1 38 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.35%) MS Office
3 13 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
4 12 (3.73%) MS Project
5 9 (2.80%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.31%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.31%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.86%) Primavera
3 5 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
4 4 (1.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.62%) Tridion
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.31%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.24%) SaaS
2 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.24%) FTP
1 4 (1.24%) Internet
2 1 (0.31%) ATM
2 1 (0.31%) LAN
2 1 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.32%) Relational Database
3 16 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.73%) MS Access
6 10 (3.11%) DB2
6 10 (3.11%) Oracle Database
6 10 (3.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.17%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (1.55%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.24%) SQLPlus
11 4 (1.24%) QlikView
12 3 (0.93%) DTS
13 2 (0.62%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 14 (4.35%) Ant
2 12 (3.73%) Eclipse
3 9 (2.80%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 9 (2.80%) Maven
4 7 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.55%) Git (software)
6 5 (1.55%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (1.55%) JIRA
6 5 (1.55%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.55%) Axure RP
6 5 (1.55%) Subversion
7 4 (1.24%) SoapUI
8 3 (0.93%) JUnit
9 2 (0.62%) Log4j
9 2 (0.62%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.62%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
General
1 100 (31.06%) Front Office
1 100 (31.06%) Finance
2 59 (18.32%) Banking
3 30 (9.32%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.66%) Retail
5 7 (2.17%) Marketing
5 7 (2.17%) French Language
6 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.86%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.55%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.55%) Back Office
8 3 (0.93%) Law
8 3 (0.93%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 197 (61.18%) Developer
2 76 (23.60%) RAD Developer
3 50 (15.53%) Excel Developer
4 47 (14.60%) Analyst
5 31 (9.63%) VBA Developer
6 28 (8.70%) Java Developer
7 26 (8.07%) Business Analyst
8 22 (6.83%) C# Developer
9 19 (5.90%) Project Manager
9 19 (5.90%) Solutions Designer
9 19 (5.90%) Designer
10 18 (5.59%) Front Office Developer
10 18 (5.59%) Senior Developer
11 17 (5.28%) Architect
12 15 (4.66%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (4.35%) Excel VBA Developer
14 13 (4.04%) Python Developer
15 10 (3.11%) Test Analyst
16 9 (2.80%) .NET Developer
17 8 (2.48%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (16.15%) .NET
2 35 (10.87%) XML
3 31 (9.63%) Web Services
4 30 (9.32%) J2EE
5 27 (8.39%) HTML
6 18 (5.59%) Spring
7 14 (4.35%) CSS
7 14 (4.35%) ASP.NET
8 13 (4.04%) SOAP
8 13 (4.04%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.73%) Ajax
10 11 (3.42%) JPA
11 10 (3.11%) JDBC
11 10 (3.11%) HTML5
11 10 (3.11%) jQuery
11 10 (3.11%) WCF
12 8 (2.48%) Struts
13 7 (2.17%) JSTL
13 7 (2.17%) .NET Framework
13 7 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.08%) Derivative
2 34 (10.56%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.76%) Equity Derivative
4 19 (5.90%) Equities
5 16 (4.97%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.80%) Hedge funds
7 8 (2.48%) Economics
7 8 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.17%) Mathematics
9 6 (1.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (1.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 6 (1.86%) Open Source
10 5 (1.55%) Market Risk
10 5 (1.55%) Web 2.0
10 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.24%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.93%) Physics
12 3 (0.93%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.93%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.52%) Windows
2 17 (5.28%) Linux
3 11 (3.42%) UNIX
4 5 (1.55%) Solaris
5 4 (1.24%) VMS
5 4 (1.24%) HPUX
5 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (17.39%) Waterfall
3 31 (9.63%) RUP
4 30 (9.32%) SOA
5 29 (9.01%) Business Analysis
6 28 (8.70%) OO
6 28 (8.70%) Project Management
6 28 (8.70%) Scrum
7 27 (8.39%) Quantitative Analysis
8 22 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
9 21 (6.52%) PRINCE2
10 20 (6.21%) UML
11 19 (5.90%) Technical Architecture
12 18 (5.59%) E-Commerce
13 17 (5.28%) Validation
14 16 (4.97%) Software Engineering
14 16 (4.97%) TDD
15 14 (4.35%) MVC
15 14 (4.35%) DSDM
15 14 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (38.82%) Java
2 117 (36.34%) VBA
3 111 (34.47%) SQL
4 75 (23.29%) Python
5 62 (19.25%) C#
6 38 (11.80%) JavaScript
7 30 (9.32%) Go
8 18 (5.59%) T-SQL
9 17 (5.28%) C++
10 9 (2.80%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.55%) Ruby
11 5 (1.55%) VB
11 5 (1.55%) FoxPro (VFP)
12 4 (1.24%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.24%) R
12 4 (1.24%) Cython
13 3 (0.93%) IPython
13 3 (0.93%) C
13 3 (0.93%) Perl
14 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (12.42%) Degree
2 21 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.97%) DV Cleared
4 10 (3.11%) ISEB
5 9 (2.80%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.86%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (1.24%) PMP
9 4 (1.24%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.93%) APMP
11 1 (0.31%) GNVQ
11 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.04%) QA
2 2 (0.62%) SLA
2 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.31%) COBIT
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 45 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 43 (13.35%) Oracle
3 20 (6.21%) IBM
4 11 (3.42%) Telerik
5 7 (2.17%) SAP
6 5 (1.55%) hybris
6 5 (1.55%) Sybase
7 4 (1.24%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.24%) HP
8 3 (0.93%) Progress
8 3 (0.93%) FatWire
9 2 (0.62%) ATG
9 2 (0.62%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.62%) Perforce
9 2 (0.62%) Interwoven
9 2 (0.62%) Elastic Path
9 2 (0.62%) Blue Martini
10 1 (0.31%) Wall Street Systems
10 1 (0.31%) Omniture
10 1 (0.31%) Google
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