The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 237 222 227
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing RAD 7 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.075% 0.19% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 11
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£280 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £340 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £418 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £400 £340
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6777 6136 6931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.86% 71.32% 71.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3782 3427 3292
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 241 317
Average hourly rate £21.82 £32.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.86% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.08 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.45 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in the South East

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the South East region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

RAD
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the South East region over the 3 months to 2 October 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
Surrey -6 3 £375 +15.38%
Buckinghamshire +2 2 £280 -36.00% 2
Berkshire +2 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £225 - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (30.00%) MS Project
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) DSDM
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) CMMI
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (20.00%) V-Model
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
3 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Project
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SSH
1 1 (10.00%) FTP
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
1 1 (10.00%) SNMP
1 1 (10.00%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) MyEclipse
1 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) French Language
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Development Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (10.00%) Java EE
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) ICEfaces
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) JSF
2 1 (10.00%) Ajax
2 1 (10.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) JSP
2 1 (10.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Project Management
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) DSDM
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) CMMI
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) V-Model
3 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco
1 1 (10.00%) Motorola
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