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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 556 434 485
Rank change year-on-year
-122 +51
Contract jobs citing RAD 102 200 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.36% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.45% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 143 66
Average daily rate £475 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £321 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £460 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £40.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -109 90 £475 +5.55% 20
London -62 59 £505 +6.93% 9
East of England +4 14 £425 +13.33%
Scotland -28 12 £475 +13.09% 2
City of London +25 11 £535 -0.46% 1
Edinburgh -17 9 £475 +13.09% 1
Essex +10 7 £400 -
Yorkshire -5 5 £470 +56.66% 6
South East -34 5 £500 +17.64% 1
South West +10 4 £175 -56.25% 1
Norwich -1 4 £465 -2.10%
Norfolk -4 4 £465 -2.10%
Sheffield - 4 £465 - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £465 - 2
Surrey - 4 £500 -
Dorset -2 3 £170 -
Bournemouth -4 3 £170 -
Reigate - 3 £475 -
East Anglia - 3 £470 -
Glasgow 0 2 - - 1
West Midlands -10 2 £475 +10.14% 1
Redhill - 2 £504 -
Hampshire -1 1 - -
Warwickshire -1 1 £550 -
North West -5 1 - - 1
Basingstoke -5 1 - -
Warwick -5 1 £550 -
Leeds -10 1 £480 +42.22% 4
West Yorkshire -10 1 £480 +60.00% 4
Devon - 1 £320 -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 115 (57.79%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (42.71%) SQL
3 62 (31.16%) Java
4 57 (28.64%) HTML
4 57 (28.64%) Finance
5 56 (28.14%) C#
5 56 (28.14%) Web Services
6 55 (27.64%) SQL Server
7 54 (27.14%) Oracle
8 51 (25.63%) VBA
9 49 (24.62%) JavaScript
10 41 (20.60%) .NET
11 39 (19.60%) Front Office
12 37 (18.59%) Banking
13 36 (18.09%) Waterfall
14 35 (17.59%) J2EE
14 35 (17.59%) CSS
14 35 (17.59%) Windows
15 34 (17.09%) RUP
16 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
17 29 (14.57%) OO
17 29 (14.57%) Relational Database
18 28 (14.07%) MS Excel
19 26 (13.07%) XML
19 26 (13.07%) Unix
19 26 (13.07%) ASP.NET
20 25 (12.56%) Linux
20 25 (12.56%) HTML5
21 23 (11.56%) SDLC
21 23 (11.56%) Ajax

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 14 (7.04%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.53%) Oracle Application Server
2 11 (5.53%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.03%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.51%) IIS
6 4 (2.01%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.51%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.01%) CMS
9 1 (0.50%) Apache
9 1 (0.50%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (14.07%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.03%) MS Office
3 7 (3.52%) MS Project
4 4 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.01%) Global One
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.50%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.50%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.50%) RMDS
3 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.01%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.03%) Internet
2 6 (3.02%) LDAP
3 4 (2.01%) HTTP
4 1 (0.50%) LAN
4 1 (0.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (27.64%) SQL Server
2 29 (14.57%) Relational Database
3 13 (6.53%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (6.03%) MS Access
5 10 (5.03%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.02%) DB2
7 7 (3.52%) Big Data
7 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.51%) RDBMS
10 4 (2.01%) Apache Hive
10 4 (2.01%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.01%) FileMaker
12 2 (1.01%) OLAP
13 1 (0.50%) KDB
13 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (5.53%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.03%) Ant
2 10 (5.03%) Subversion
3 9 (4.52%) Hudson
3 9 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.52%) Rational Application Developer
4 8 (4.02%) JIRA
4 8 (4.02%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 6 (3.02%) Eclipse
6 5 (2.51%) Maven
7 4 (2.01%) Bugzilla
7 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.51%) Gradle
8 3 (1.51%) JIRA Agile
8 3 (1.51%) JUnit
8 3 (1.51%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.01%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.01%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Continuum
10 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (28.64%) Finance
2 39 (19.60%) Front Office
3 37 (18.59%) Banking
4 13 (6.53%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.52%) Financial Institution
5 9 (4.52%) Marketing
6 4 (2.01%) Retail
7 2 (1.01%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Games
7 2 (1.01%) Publishing
8 1 (0.50%) Electronics
8 1 (0.50%) International Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.50%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.50%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (48.74%) Developer
2 35 (17.59%) RAD Developer
3 33 (16.58%) Analyst
4 27 (13.57%) Business Analyst
5 23 (11.56%) Java Developer
6 22 (11.06%) Architect
7 21 (10.55%) C# Developer
7 21 (10.55%) VBA Developer
8 17 (8.54%) Designer
8 17 (8.54%) Excel Developer
8 17 (8.54%) Excel VBA Developer
8 17 (8.54%) Solutions Designer
9 16 (8.04%) Project Manager
9 16 (8.04%) Solutions Architect
10 12 (6.03%) .NET Developer
11 11 (5.53%) Front Office Developer
12 10 (5.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (5.03%) SQL Developer
13 9 (4.52%) ASP.NET Developer
13 9 (4.52%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (28.64%) HTML
2 56 (28.14%) Web Services
3 41 (20.60%) .NET
4 35 (17.59%) CSS
4 35 (17.59%) J2EE
5 26 (13.07%) ASP.NET
5 26 (13.07%) XML
6 25 (12.56%) HTML5
7 23 (11.56%) Ajax
8 22 (11.06%) Spring
9 18 (9.05%) AngularJS
10 17 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC
10 17 (8.54%) Hibernate
11 13 (6.53%) JSP
11 13 (6.53%) Struts
12 12 (6.03%) EJB
12 12 (6.03%) jQuery
13 11 (5.53%) JPA
13 11 (5.53%) JSTL
13 11 (5.53%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.03%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.03%) Derivative
3 10 (5.03%) Web 2.0
4 6 (3.02%) Clustering
4 6 (3.02%) Equities
4 6 (3.02%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.02%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.02%) PKI
4 6 (3.02%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.01%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (2.01%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.51%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.01%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.01%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.50%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.50%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 35 (17.59%) Windows
2 26 (13.07%) Unix
3 25 (12.56%) Linux
4 8 (4.02%) Solaris
5 2 (1.01%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.01%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.50%) Android
6 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (57.79%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (18.09%) Waterfall
3 34 (17.09%) RUP
4 29 (14.57%) OO
5 23 (11.56%) SDLC
6 22 (11.06%) MVC
6 22 (11.06%) SOA
7 20 (10.05%) Scrum
8 18 (9.05%) Asset Management
9 17 (8.54%) Project Management
9 17 (8.54%) Risk Management
9 17 (8.54%) UML
10 16 (8.04%) Data Modelling
10 16 (8.04%) Migration
10 16 (8.04%) Web Development
11 15 (7.54%) Technical Architecture
11 15 (7.54%) Use Case
11 15 (7.54%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (7.04%) CRM
12 14 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (42.71%) SQL
2 62 (31.16%) Java
3 56 (28.14%) C#
4 51 (25.63%) VBA
5 49 (24.62%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.03%) T-SQL
7 11 (5.53%) Perl
7 11 (5.53%) PowerShell
8 9 (4.52%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.02%) C++
9 8 (4.02%) Python
10 6 (3.02%) Ruby
11 5 (2.51%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.01%) MATLAB
12 4 (2.01%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.51%) C
14 2 (1.01%) VB
15 1 (0.50%) PHP
15 1 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (7.54%) Degree
2 12 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.53%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.02%) ISEB
5 4 (2.01%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.01%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.53%) SLA
2 4 (2.01%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (4.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (3.02%) Veritas File System
2 6 (3.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (2.01%) HDFS
4 1 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.02%) Nagios
1 6 (3.02%) TADDM
2 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.50%) Puppet
2 1 (0.50%) RSA Archer
2 1 (0.50%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 54 (27.14%) Oracle
2 30 (15.08%) Microsoft
3 13 (6.53%) Sybase
4 8 (4.02%) IBM
5 6 (3.02%) Bloomberg
5 6 (3.02%) Veritas
6 5 (2.51%) ATG
6 5 (2.51%) hybris
6 5 (2.51%) Perforce
6 5 (2.51%) Telerik
7 4 (2.01%) Google
7 4 (2.01%) HP
8 3 (1.51%) Sencha
9 2 (1.01%) CA
9 2 (1.01%) FatWire
9 2 (1.01%) Omniture
9 2 (1.01%) Rally
9 2 (1.01%) Twitter
10 1 (0.50%) ESRI
10 1 (0.50%) QAD
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