The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 525 452 464
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +12
Contract jobs citing RAD 103 159 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 101 61
Average daily rate £475 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £29.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £29.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RAD
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RAD within the UK.

RAD Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RAD
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAD within the UK.

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RAD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -55 103 £475 -5.00% 19
London -34 65 £569 +8.33% 9
East of England +9 13 £475 -
City of London +23 10 £600 +14.28% 2
South East +2 7 £413 -8.33% 5
East Anglia +7 5 £470 -1.05%
West Midlands -8 5 £406 -4.41%
North West -20 5 £450 +46.93% 2
South West - 5 £475 -
Bournemouth - 5 £475 -
Surrey - 5 £413 - 2
Dorset - 5 £475 -
Liverpool - 4 £450 -
Merseyside - 4 £450 -
Coventry +1 3 £400 -5.88%
Norfolk -10 3 £513 +7.89%
Cambridgeshire - 3 £550 -
Cambridge - 3 £550 -
West Sussex +6 2 £428 - 1
Essex -1 2 £650 +147.61%
East Midlands - 2 £288 - 1
Lancashire -3 1 - - 1
Midlands -6 1 £650 -
Norwich -9 1 £550 +10.00%
Nottingham - 1 - -
Tadworth - 1 £525 - 1
Warwick - 1 £550 -
Crawley - 1 £450 -
Derbyshire - 1 £288 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 129 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (37.34%) SQL
3 75 (32.19%) Java
4 73 (31.33%) C#
5 62 (26.61%) HTML
6 61 (26.18%) Finance
7 59 (25.32%) JavaScript
8 56 (24.03%) Oracle
9 54 (23.18%) SQL Server
10 53 (22.75%) VBA
11 52 (22.32%) Web Services
12 51 (21.89%) Front Office
13 46 (19.74%) .NET
14 41 (17.60%) Waterfall
15 38 (16.31%) XML
16 37 (15.88%) CSS
16 37 (15.88%) J2EE
17 31 (13.30%) Banking
17 31 (13.30%) RUP
18 30 (12.88%) UML
19 28 (12.02%) Windows
19 28 (12.02%) Spring
19 28 (12.02%) HTML5
20 27 (11.59%) Microsoft
21 26 (11.16%) Unix
21 26 (11.16%) Scrum
22 25 (10.73%) Relational Database
23 24 (10.30%) ASP.NET
24 23 (9.87%) SDLC
25 22 (9.44%) Ajax

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 20 (8.58%) WebSphere
2 13 (5.58%) WebLogic
2 13 (5.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.29%) Oracle Application Server
5 8 (3.43%) CMS
5 8 (3.43%) Node.js
5 8 (3.43%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.72%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.72%) IIS
6 4 (1.72%) JBoss
7 3 (1.29%) GlassFish
7 3 (1.29%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.43%) Apache
9 1 (0.43%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 19 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.86%) MS Visio
3 7 (3.00%) MS Project
4 6 (2.58%) MS Office
5 4 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Kondor
2 3 (1.29%) Adobe Campaign
2 3 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.29%) Primavera
3 1 (0.43%) Global One
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Silverpop
2 2 (0.86%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.86%) Internet
2 6 (2.58%) ATM
2 6 (2.58%) Ethernet
2 6 (2.58%) ISDN
2 6 (2.58%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.58%) VoIP
3 5 (2.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (23.18%) SQL Server
2 25 (10.73%) Relational Database
3 14 (6.01%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (4.72%) MS Access
6 10 (4.29%) Oracle Database
7 9 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (3.00%) RDBMS
9 6 (2.58%) DB2
10 5 (2.15%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (1.72%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.72%) Big Data
11 4 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (1.72%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.86%) FileMaker
13 2 (0.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (5.15%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.72%) Subversion
3 10 (4.29%) Maven
4 9 (3.86%) JIRA
5 8 (3.43%) Hudson
5 8 (3.43%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.00%) Rational Application Developer
7 6 (2.58%) Ant
7 6 (2.58%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.58%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 5 (2.15%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.72%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.29%) JIRA Agile
11 2 (0.86%) LabVIEW
11 2 (0.86%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.86%) TortoiseSVN
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
General
1 61 (26.18%) Finance
2 51 (21.89%) Front Office
3 31 (13.30%) Banking
4 11 (4.72%) Investment Banking
5 10 (4.29%) Marketing
6 6 (2.58%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.29%) Electronics
8 3 (1.29%) Retail
8 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.86%) Publishing
10 1 (0.43%) Law
10 1 (0.43%) Legal
10 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (50.64%) Developer
2 41 (17.60%) RAD Developer
3 34 (14.59%) Analyst
3 34 (14.59%) Architect
4 28 (12.02%) Business Analyst
5 27 (11.59%) Java Developer
6 24 (10.30%) C# Developer
6 24 (10.30%) VBA Developer
7 21 (9.01%) Technical Architect
8 19 (8.15%) .NET Developer
9 16 (6.87%) Solutions Architect
10 15 (6.44%) Project Manager
11 14 (6.01%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (6.01%) Excel Developer
11 14 (6.01%) Excel VBA Developer
11 14 (6.01%) Front Office Developer
11 14 (6.01%) SQL Developer
12 13 (5.58%) Digital Architect
13 11 (4.72%) ASP.NET Developer
13 11 (4.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (26.61%) HTML
2 52 (22.32%) Web Services
3 46 (19.74%) .NET
4 38 (16.31%) XML
5 37 (15.88%) CSS
5 37 (15.88%) J2EE
6 28 (12.02%) HTML5
6 28 (12.02%) Spring
7 24 (10.30%) ASP.NET
8 22 (9.44%) Ajax
9 20 (8.58%) Hibernate
10 17 (7.30%) AngularJS
11 16 (6.87%) Struts
12 15 (6.44%) jQuery
13 12 (5.15%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (5.15%) EJB
13 12 (5.15%) JSP
13 12 (5.15%) SOAP
14 11 (4.72%) REST
15 10 (4.29%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.73%) Derivative
2 17 (7.30%) Computer Science
3 16 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.43%) Fixed Income
4 8 (3.43%) Web 2.0
5 7 (3.00%) Equities
6 6 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.15%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.29%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.29%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.29%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.29%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.29%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.86%) Physics
10 1 (0.43%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.43%) iPhone
10 1 (0.43%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 28 (12.02%) Windows
2 26 (11.16%) Unix
3 15 (6.44%) Linux
4 6 (2.58%) MVS
5 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.86%) Solaris
5 2 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.43%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (55.36%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (17.60%) Waterfall
3 31 (13.30%) RUP
4 30 (12.88%) UML
5 26 (11.16%) Scrum
6 23 (9.87%) SDLC
7 22 (9.44%) OO
8 20 (8.58%) Project Management
8 20 (8.58%) SOA
9 19 (8.15%) Asset Management
10 18 (7.73%) MVC
11 17 (7.30%) Risk Management
12 16 (6.87%) Data Analysis
12 16 (6.87%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (6.44%) CRM
13 15 (6.44%) Migration
13 15 (6.44%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (6.44%) User Acceptance Testing
14 14 (6.01%) Data Modelling
14 14 (6.01%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 87 (37.34%) SQL
2 75 (32.19%) Java
3 73 (31.33%) C#
4 59 (25.32%) JavaScript
5 53 (22.75%) VBA
6 17 (7.30%) Python
7 11 (4.72%) T-SQL
8 10 (4.29%) Shell Script
9 9 (3.86%) Ruby
10 8 (3.43%) C
10 8 (3.43%) C++
11 7 (3.00%) Go
12 6 (2.58%) Ada
13 5 (2.15%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.72%) Perl
14 4 (1.72%) VB
15 3 (1.29%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.86%) Delphi
16 2 (0.86%) R
16 2 (0.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (6.87%) Degree
2 12 (5.15%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.29%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.29%) ISEB
4 4 (1.72%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.29%) APMP
6 2 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.43%) PMP
7 1 (0.43%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.43%) SLA
2 3 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.29%) QA
3 1 (0.43%) COBIT
3 1 (0.43%) COREP
3 1 (0.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 4 (1.72%) HDFS
2 3 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.43%) Shibboleth
3 1 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 56 (24.03%) Oracle
2 27 (11.59%) Microsoft
3 19 (8.15%) IBM
4 9 (3.86%) Sybase
5 8 (3.43%) Telerik
6 7 (3.00%) Bloomberg
7 5 (2.15%) Adobe
8 4 (1.72%) Embarcadero
8 4 (1.72%) Perforce
9 3 (1.29%) ATG
9 3 (1.29%) Cognos
9 3 (1.29%) Google
9 3 (1.29%) hybris
9 3 (1.29%) Kony
9 3 (1.29%) Netezza
9 3 (1.29%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.29%) Twitter
10 2 (0.86%) HP
10 2 (0.86%) Reuters
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