The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 108 129 99
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -30
Contract jobs citing RAD 20 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 0.038% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.052% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 11
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£416 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2313 1918 1748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 76.34% 73.66% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1250 1052 907
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 30 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £180.00 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 May 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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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
Edinburgh - 11 £416 -
Stirling +2 7 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
RAD
UK

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) SQL
2 12 (41.38%) VBA
3 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
4 8 (27.59%) Release Management
4 8 (27.59%) Finance
4 8 (27.59%) Banking
5 7 (24.14%) Classic ASP
5 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (24.14%) Sybase
6 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
7 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (17.24%) .NET
7 5 (17.24%) Java
8 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
9 3 (10.34%) FileNet
9 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
9 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
9 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (10.34%) MS Access
9 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
9 3 (10.34%) Web Services
9 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
9 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
9 3 (10.34%) SPNEGO
9 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
10 2 (6.90%) Analytics
10 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
10 2 (6.90%) Big Data

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 3 (10.34%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (10.34%) FileNet
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (17.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (10.34%) MS Access
4 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (6.90%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (6.90%) Big Data
5 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (6.90%) InterSystems Cache
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) RDBMS
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
1 8 (27.59%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (86.21%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Excel Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Business Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Senior Excel Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Excel VBA Developer
4 3 (10.34%) RAD Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Database Developer
4 3 (10.34%) SQL Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Access Developer
4 3 (10.34%) VBA Developer
4 3 (10.34%) FileNet Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (3.45%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) Classic ASP
2 5 (17.24%) .NET
3 3 (10.34%) Web Services
3 3 (10.34%) SPNEGO
4 2 (6.90%) JSP
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.45%) Dojo
5 1 (3.45%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) Ext JS
5 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Release Management
2 6 (20.69%) Unit Testing
3 3 (10.34%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.90%) Document Management
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Analytics
4 2 (6.90%) ETL
4 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.90%) Workflow
4 2 (6.90%) Investment Management
5 1 (3.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.45%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (3.45%) Web Application Development
5 1 (3.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) MVC
5 1 (3.45%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) SQL
1 12 (41.38%) VBA
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 4 (13.79%) VB.NET
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) Sybase
3 2 (6.90%) Pega
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Informatica
4 1 (3.45%) Teradata