The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 123 117 129
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing RAD 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.34% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.48% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
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£388 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £364 £363
% change year-on-year
-7.21% +0.34%
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2087 1893 2116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.40% 71.06% 64.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 949 1118
Average daily rate £375 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 84 112
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% -1.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
RAD
England

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 23 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 - -
Manchester -6 1 £425 +42.61% 1
RAD
England

RAD
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) UML
1 10 (76.92%) MS Visio
1 10 (76.92%) Scrum
1 10 (76.92%) TDD
2 9 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
4 4 (30.77%) Java
4 4 (30.77%) J2EE
4 4 (30.77%) Scala
5 3 (23.08%) User Stories
5 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) Adobe
6 2 (15.38%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (7.69%) Banking
7 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (7.69%) RUP
7 1 (7.69%) Finance

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 (15.38%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 10 (76.92%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Business Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Systems Analyst
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Business Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Product Owner
4 2 (15.38%) Technical Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Scrum
1 10 (76.92%) TDD
1 10 (76.92%) UML
2 9 (69.23%) Waterfall
3 7 (53.85%) BDD
3 7 (53.85%) Business Analysis
3 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) User Stories
5 1 (7.69%) RUP
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) Scala
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe