The first table below looks at the demand for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 1 August 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 Manchester 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 80 73 84
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing RAD 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.080% 0.61% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.84% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£425 £298 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -17.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
880 837 926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 70.51% 73.42% 65.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 442 470
Average daily rate £339 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £249 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 43
Average hourly rate £23.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.28% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £35.05 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
RAD
North West

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

RAD
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (83.33%) UML
1 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) RUP
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) J2EE
4 1 (16.67%) Scala
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Banking

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Business Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Product Owner
4 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) UML
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analysis
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) User Stories
4 1 (16.67%) RUP
4 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Scala