The first table below looks at the demand for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Scotland 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 123 90 107
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +17
Contract jobs citing RAD 5 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.19% 0.95% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 1.33% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 8
Average daily rate - £313 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 -
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1916 1651 1855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 72.17% 71.01% 66.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 852 977
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 68
Average hourly rate £25.00 £40.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +110.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £60.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
RAD
UK

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

RAD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -26 3 - -
Stirling +4 1 - -
Glasgow 0 1 - -
RAD
UK

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) JSP
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Swing
3 8 (57.14%) Banking
4 7 (50.00%) Struts
4 7 (50.00%) JSF
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) HTML
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 6 (42.86%) EJB
5 6 (42.86%) Rational Application Developer
6 5 (35.71%) J2EE
6 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
7 4 (28.57%) VBA
7 4 (28.57%) C#
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (21.43%) Release Management
8 3 (21.43%) SOA
9 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
9 2 (14.29%) Time Management
9 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 2 (14.29%) Migration
10 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
10 1 (7.14%) Spring
10 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
10 1 (7.14%) Subversion
10 1 (7.14%) Validation

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (7.14%) JUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) Maven
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) FitNesse
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (57.14%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (92.86%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Applications Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Senior Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Excel Developer
5 1 (7.14%) SOA Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Development Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 9 (64.29%) JSP
3 8 (57.14%) Swing
4 7 (50.00%) HTML
4 7 (50.00%) XML
4 7 (50.00%) JSF
4 7 (50.00%) Struts
5 6 (42.86%) EJB
6 5 (35.71%) J2EE
7 1 (7.14%) JDBC
7 1 (7.14%) Web Services
7 1 (7.14%) Servlets
7 1 (7.14%) Hibernate
7 1 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) SOA
1 3 (21.43%) Release Management
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Management
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) ETL
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Fund Accounting
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) OO
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) VB.NET
3 4 (28.57%) VBA
3 4 (28.57%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Business Objects
2 1 (7.14%) IBM