The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 49 58 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs citing RAD 7 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.63% 0.19% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £400 - £240
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
RAD
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
340 400 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 79.07% 76.48% 78.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 218 335
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 34 34
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.60 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.20% +8.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £32.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Essex

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Ajax
2 6 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (75.00%) HTML
2 6 (75.00%) Java
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) JSP
2 6 (75.00%) Web Services
2 6 (75.00%) XML
2 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) OO
2 6 (75.00%) XHTML
2 6 (75.00%) SOA
2 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 6 (75.00%) J2EE
2 6 (75.00%) Ant
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
2 6 (75.00%) Sass
2 6 (75.00%) LESS
3 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) SEO

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (75.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (25.00%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Ant
2 2 (25.00%) AccuRev
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Gradle
2 2 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Ajax
1 6 (75.00%) CSS
1 6 (75.00%) HTML
1 6 (75.00%) HTML5
1 6 (75.00%) J2EE
1 6 (75.00%) JSP
1 6 (75.00%) LESS
1 6 (75.00%) Sass
1 6 (75.00%) Web Services
1 6 (75.00%) XHTML
1 6 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (75.00%) OO
2 6 (75.00%) SOA
2 6 (75.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 4 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (25.00%) Content Management
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) Scrum
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) FatWire
2 2 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (25.00%) Omniture
2 2 (25.00%) Rally