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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank - 72 86
Contract jobs citing RAD 0 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.66% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £284 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.25
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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
1015 908 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 74.52% 74.73% 66.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 478 495
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 52
Average hourly rate £14.25 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (100.00%) UML
1 5 (100.00%) MS Visio
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) Scala
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) JIRA

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (100.00%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Product Owner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) UML
1 5 (100.00%) Scrum
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Scala
1 1 (20.00%) Java