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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 231 225 209
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing RAD 7 10 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.075% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
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£450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £405
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.00
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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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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
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 30 January 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
Berkshire +3 3 £450 +16.12%
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) RUP
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) DSDM
3 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (13.33%) Matrix Management
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
5 2 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) MS Project
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) CMMI
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Programme Management

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
General
1 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Solutions Designer
2 5 (33.33%) Designer
3 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Agile Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) RUP
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 5 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (26.67%) DSDM
4 3 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Matrix Management
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) V-Model
5 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (13.33%) SOA
5 2 (13.33%) CMMI
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
6 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.67%) MBA
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle