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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 153 136 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Contract jobs citing RAD 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate £450 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £29.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
3059 2504 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 80.71% 76.55% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1876 1471 1065
Average daily rate £400 £388 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 100 111
Average hourly rate £38.00 £32.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Merseyside - 4 £450 -
Lancashire +1 1 - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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%) Computer Science
2 7 (53.85%) UML
2 7 (53.85%) SSADM
2 7 (53.85%) DSDM
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 7 (53.85%) Middleware
3 6 (46.15%) MVS
3 6 (46.15%) ATM
3 6 (46.15%) ISDN
3 6 (46.15%) VoIP
3 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 6 (46.15%) Unix
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 5 (38.46%) CRM
4 5 (38.46%) Workflow
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) Bugzilla
5 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) Subversion
5 4 (30.77%) Spring
5 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
5 4 (30.77%) Linux
5 4 (30.77%) Struts
5 4 (30.77%) HTML
5 4 (30.77%) Java
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Degree
5 4 (30.77%) JIRA

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (30.77%) Apache Pig
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) ATM
1 6 (46.15%) Ethernet
1 6 (46.15%) ISDN
1 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
1 6 (46.15%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Apache Hive
1 4 (30.77%) Big Data
1 4 (30.77%) Hadoop
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Bugzilla
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Hudson
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Architect
2 6 (46.15%) Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Technical Architect
4 4 (30.77%) Big Data Developer
4 4 (30.77%) Data Architect
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Middleware
2 4 (30.77%) Hibernate
2 4 (30.77%) HTML
2 4 (30.77%) HTML5
2 4 (30.77%) Spring
2 4 (30.77%) Struts
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (76.92%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Data Integration
3 1 (7.69%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) MVS
1 6 (46.15%) Unix
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) DSDM
1 7 (53.85%) SSADM
1 7 (53.85%) UML
2 5 (38.46%) CRM
2 5 (38.46%) Workflow
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) MapReduce
3 4 (30.77%) Time Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Architecture
4 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
1 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) HDFS
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) IBM