The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 153 128 110
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -18
Contract jobs citing RAD 1 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% 0.23% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.034% 0.31% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.39%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2963 2258 1759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.33% 72.77% 71.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1622 1187 865
Average daily rate £400 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 124 86
Average hourly rate £38.00 £25.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.49% -10.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.49 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

RAD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (66.67%) VMS
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
3 4 (66.67%) SQLPlus
3 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (66.67%) QA
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
4 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (50.00%) Windows
5 2 (33.33%) HPUX
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle 11i

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (33.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle 11i
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (66.67%) RDBMS
1 4 (66.67%) SQLPlus
1 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Database
1 4 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Integrator
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) UML Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) VMS
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) HPUX
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) UML
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Demand Management
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) QMS
5 1 (16.67%) OOD
5 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 1 (16.67%) Process Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) C
3 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle
1 4 (66.67%) HP
1 4 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft