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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 163 156 131
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -25
Contract jobs citing RAD 1 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.025% 0.026% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.030% 0.033% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.16% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
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
3294 3016 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.62% 77.59% 75.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2049 1667 1222
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 146 126
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.00 £25.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +47.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £60.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing RAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 1 - - 1
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for RAD.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 4 (66.67%) Bugzilla
2 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
2 4 (66.67%) Degree
2 4 (66.67%) JIRA
2 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 4 (66.67%) Struts
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) HTML
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) HTML5
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Hive
2 4 (66.67%) Hudson
2 4 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 4 (66.67%) Big Data
2 4 (66.67%) Apache Pig
2 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
2 4 (66.67%) HDFS
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) C++
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) Apache Hive
1 4 (66.67%) Big Data
1 4 (66.67%) Hadoop
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Bugzilla
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (66.67%) Hudson
1 4 (66.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (66.67%) JIRA
1 4 (66.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 4 (66.67%) Big Data Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Hibernate
1 4 (66.67%) HTML
1 4 (66.67%) HTML5
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
1 4 (66.67%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) MapReduce
2 4 (66.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) RUP
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) HDFS
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft