The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 303 337 251
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -86
Contract jobs citing RAD 100 58 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.26% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.33% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 36 109
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£469 £488 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £363 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £30.24
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +43.02%
RAD
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 London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17318 17624 17111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.13% 77.89% 77.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12201 12641 11801
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 267
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.88 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -34.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in London

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in London

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in London

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in London

RAD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the London region over the 3 months to 22 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
City of London +16 25 £550 +4.76% 5
Croydon -7 2 £415 -7.77%
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 95 (46.34%) VBA
2 89 (43.41%) Front Office
3 88 (42.93%) Java
4 75 (36.59%) Finance
5 73 (35.61%) Python
6 69 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
7 62 (30.24%) SQL
8 55 (26.83%) Derivative
8 55 (26.83%) Banking
9 41 (20.00%) .NET
10 37 (18.05%) SQL Server
10 37 (18.05%) C#
11 36 (17.56%) Degree
12 33 (16.10%) Investment Banking
13 32 (15.61%) Oracle
14 28 (13.66%) JavaScript
14 28 (13.66%) Go
15 27 (13.17%) Waterfall
16 25 (12.20%) Equity Derivative
17 24 (11.71%) Quantitative Analysis
18 23 (11.22%) MS Excel
19 21 (10.24%) OO
20 20 (9.76%) Microsoft
20 20 (9.76%) HTML
21 19 (9.27%) Equities
22 17 (8.29%) Fixed Income
22 17 (8.29%) J2EE
22 17 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (7.80%) C++
23 16 (7.80%) WebLogic

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 16 (7.80%) WebLogic
2 9 (4.39%) WebSphere
3 8 (3.90%) Oracle Application Server
4 7 (3.41%) Node.js
5 5 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.44%) JBoss
5 5 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.44%) GlassFish
6 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.90%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (2.44%) MS Project
4 4 (1.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.98%) MS Office
6 1 (0.49%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (3.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.49%) Tridion
2 1 (0.49%) Bond Adapt
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (18.05%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.37%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.88%) MS Access
5 7 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.95%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.95%) QlikView
8 3 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.46%) DTS
8 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.98%) DB2
9 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.49%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (4.88%) Ant
2 7 (3.41%) Maven
3 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.95%) JIRA
4 2 (0.98%) Subversion
4 2 (0.98%) JUnit
5 1 (0.49%) Log4j
5 1 (0.49%) JDeveloper
5 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.49%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.49%) NUnit
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.49%) Moq
5 1 (0.49%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 89 (43.41%) Front Office
2 75 (36.59%) Finance
3 55 (26.83%) Banking
4 33 (16.10%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.41%) Retail
5 7 (3.41%) French Language
6 5 (2.44%) Marketing
7 4 (1.95%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.95%) Back Office
7 4 (1.95%) Law
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
Job Titles
1 146 (71.22%) Developer
2 68 (33.17%) RAD Developer
3 42 (20.49%) Excel Developer
4 27 (13.17%) VBA Developer
5 21 (10.24%) Analyst
6 20 (9.76%) Java Developer
7 16 (7.80%) Senior Developer
8 15 (7.32%) Front Office Developer
9 13 (6.34%) Python Developer
9 13 (6.34%) Excel VBA Developer
10 12 (5.85%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.39%) Project Manager
11 9 (4.39%) Business Analyst
12 8 (3.90%) .NET Developer
13 7 (3.41%) Architect
13 7 (3.41%) Software Engineer
13 7 (3.41%) C# .NET Developer
14 6 (2.93%) Senior VBA Developer
14 6 (2.93%) C# Web Developer
14 6 (2.93%) Quantitative Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (20.00%) .NET
2 20 (9.76%) HTML
3 17 (8.29%) J2EE
4 14 (6.83%) Spring
4 14 (6.83%) Web Services
5 10 (4.88%) XML
5 10 (4.88%) CSS
6 9 (4.39%) HTML5
7 8 (3.90%) JPA
7 8 (3.90%) Hibernate
8 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET
8 7 (3.41%) Ajax
9 6 (2.93%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.93%) JSTL
9 6 (2.93%) jQuery
9 6 (2.93%) Struts
10 5 (2.44%) SOAP
10 5 (2.44%) REST
10 5 (2.44%) OSGi
11 4 (1.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 55 (26.83%) Derivative
2 25 (12.20%) Equity Derivative
3 19 (9.27%) Equities
4 17 (8.29%) Fixed Income
4 17 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.90%) Hedge funds
5 8 (3.90%) Mathematics
5 8 (3.90%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 7 (3.41%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.93%) Economics
7 6 (2.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.44%) Open Source
9 4 (1.95%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.98%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.98%) Physics
12 1 (0.49%) Credit Derivative
12 1 (0.49%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.49%) Swaptions
12 1 (0.49%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.41%) Linux
2 6 (2.93%) Windows
3 4 (1.95%) UNIX
4 1 (0.49%) HPUX
4 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (33.66%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (13.17%) Waterfall
3 24 (11.71%) Quantitative Analysis
4 21 (10.24%) OO
5 15 (7.32%) RUP
5 15 (7.32%) Business Analysis
6 14 (6.83%) UML
7 13 (6.34%) Validation
8 12 (5.85%) Migration
8 12 (5.85%) SOA
9 11 (5.37%) Scrum
9 11 (5.37%) Project Management
9 11 (5.37%) TDD
10 10 (4.88%) Software Engineering
10 10 (4.88%) Data Migration
11 9 (4.39%) ITIL
11 9 (4.39%) E-Commerce
11 9 (4.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (3.90%) DevOps
12 8 (3.90%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 95 (46.34%) VBA
2 88 (42.93%) Java
3 73 (35.61%) Python
4 62 (30.24%) SQL
5 37 (18.05%) C#
6 28 (13.66%) JavaScript
6 28 (13.66%) Go
7 16 (7.80%) C++
8 7 (3.41%) Ruby
9 5 (2.44%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.95%) Cython
10 4 (1.95%) R
10 4 (1.95%) VB
11 3 (1.46%) IPython
12 2 (0.98%) C
13 1 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.49%) Perl
13 1 (0.49%) PHP
13 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 36 (17.56%) Degree
2 14 (6.83%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.34%) DV Cleared
4 5 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (2.44%) PMP
4 5 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 2 (0.98%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.98%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.98%) ISEB
6 1 (0.49%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.39%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) COBIT
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 32 (15.61%) Oracle
2 20 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 5 (2.44%) Sybase
3 5 (2.44%) Telerik
3 5 (2.44%) hybris
4 4 (1.95%) IBM
5 3 (1.46%) Progress
5 3 (1.46%) SAP
6 2 (0.98%) Wall Street Systems
7 1 (0.49%) ATG
7 1 (0.49%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.49%) Perforce
7 1 (0.49%) Interwoven
7 1 (0.49%) Blue Martini
7 1 (0.49%) Elastic Path
7 1 (0.49%) Guidewire
7 1 (0.49%) Solace
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £350.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £50000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago