The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Essex 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 43 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing RAD 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.83% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 0.94% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £388 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +82.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +2.06%
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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
370 318 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 75.05% 68.83% 66.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 155 154
Average daily rate £400 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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East of England

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
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 25 July 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) OO
1 11 (100.00%) SOA
2 8 (72.73%) FatWire
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) HTML
2 8 (72.73%) IBM
2 8 (72.73%) RUP
2 8 (72.73%) XHTML
2 8 (72.73%) UNIX
2 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 8 (72.73%) XML
2 8 (72.73%) J2EE
2 8 (72.73%) Ant
2 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 8 (72.73%) JSP
2 8 (72.73%) Content Management
2 8 (72.73%) Ajax
2 8 (72.73%) WebSphere
2 8 (72.73%) HTML5
2 8 (72.73%) Relational Database
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Validation
4 5 (45.45%) Legal
4 5 (45.45%) Web 2.0
4 5 (45.45%) SEO
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) Solaris

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (72.73%) Relational Database
2 3 (27.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Ant
2 3 (27.27%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (45.45%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) J2EE
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
1 8 (72.73%) JSP
1 8 (72.73%) XHTML
1 8 (72.73%) XML
1 8 (72.73%) Ajax
1 8 (72.73%) HTML5
2 3 (27.27%) Java EE
2 3 (27.27%) XSD
2 3 (27.27%) WSDL
2 3 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 3 (27.27%) TopLink
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) UNIX
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) OO
1 11 (100.00%) SOA
2 8 (72.73%) RUP
2 8 (72.73%) Scrum
2 8 (72.73%) Content Management
3 7 (63.64%) Validation
3 7 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) SEO
5 3 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
5 3 (27.27%) Data Modelling
6 1 (9.09%) B2C
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
2 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) SQL
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) IBM
1 8 (72.73%) FatWire