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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 51 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RAD 11 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.85% - 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% - 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Average daily rate
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£250 - £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-36.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00
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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 Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
421 330 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 70.99% 71.27% 68.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 231 186
Average daily rate £370 £350 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.63 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £21.60 £58.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 15 (78.95%) UML
2 14 (73.68%) Java
2 14 (73.68%) J2EE
3 12 (63.16%) HTML
4 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
4 11 (57.89%) SQL
4 11 (57.89%) XML
4 11 (57.89%) RDBMS
4 11 (57.89%) Hibernate
4 11 (57.89%) Spring
4 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
5 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
5 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
6 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
6 3 (15.79%) Scrum
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Scala
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
7 2 (10.53%) Linux
7 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 1 (5.26%) UNIX
8 1 (5.26%) RUP
8 1 (5.26%) DSDM
8 1 (5.26%) XHTML
8 1 (5.26%) MUMPS

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (21.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) RDBMS
1 11 (57.89%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 11 (57.89%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) WebSphere Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Product Owner
4 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) J2EE
2 12 (63.16%) HTML
3 11 (57.89%) Hibernate
3 11 (57.89%) Spring
3 11 (57.89%) XML
4 1 (5.26%) XHTML
4 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.53%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) UML
2 4 (21.05%) Waterfall
3 3 (15.79%) BDD
3 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
5 1 (5.26%) BPEL
5 1 (5.26%) Unified Process
5 1 (5.26%) RUP
5 1 (5.26%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Java
2 11 (57.89%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) Scala
4 1 (5.26%) MUMPS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) HL7
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat