The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 88 - 76
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RAD 4 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% - 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% - 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£306 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £34.22
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1002 843 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.37% 73.75% 71.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 627 449 443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £477 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 44 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £48.70 £87.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (100.00%) VMS
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) SQLPlus
1 4 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (100.00%) SQLPlus
1 4 (100.00%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle Developer
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Integrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Web Services
1 2 (50.00%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) VMS
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Oracle
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat