The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 59 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing RAD 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.95% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £320
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +142.85%
RAD
Wales

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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
529 481 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 83.44% 80.03% 81.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 384 328
Median daily rate £425 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 10
Median hourly rate £46.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+119.04% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.22 £10.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £36.26 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing RAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

RAD
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +21 6 £400 +90.47%
RAD
Wales

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for RAD.

1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
1 6 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (100.00%) JMeter
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 5 (83.33%) Java
2 5 (83.33%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) SOAP
3 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 4 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 4 (66.67%) Groovy
4 3 (50.00%) The Grinder
4 3 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (50.00%) V-Model
4 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (50.00%) QA
4 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) C
4 3 (50.00%) JBoss
4 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (50.00%) SQL

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) JBoss
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) JMeter
1 6 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 6 (100.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 6 (100.00%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (50.00%) The Grinder
3 3 (50.00%) WinRunner
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Performance Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Tester
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Architect
3 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Test Architect
3 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) SOAP
2 3 (50.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (66.67%) Load Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) RUP
3 3 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (50.00%) V-Model
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Groovy
3 3 (50.00%) C
3 3 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Siebel