The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
UK
Rank 520 522 436
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -86
Contract jobs citing RAD 88 106 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.25% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 70 107
Median daily rate £450 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £470 £423
% change year-on-year
-32.97% +11.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £20.70 £42.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.29% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £42.50 £23.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.20 £42.50 £35.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.70 £42.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-51.29% +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
37606 43039 41704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.82% 82.75% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 28189 26373
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1185 1114
Median hourly rate £36.00 £38.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £56.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

RAD Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RAD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 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
England +18 88 £450 -5.26% 19
London +19 60 £500 -4.76% 10
East of England +4 11 £375 -20.21%
City of London -2 11 £500 -23.07% 2
East Midlands +8 6 £315 - 2
Essex -1 4 £260 -60.00%
North West +21 3 - - 1
South East +14 3 £500 +9.28% 4
Cambridge +11 3 - -
Nottingham +8 3 £315 -
Nottinghamshire +7 3 £315 -
Cambridgeshire +7 3 - -
Bedfordshire - 3 £388 -
South West +11 2 £450 -5.26% 1
Merseyside -6 2 - -
Liverpool -8 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £275 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Lancashire +11 1 - -
West Midlands +5 1 £450 +12.50%
Midlands +2 1 £300 -53.84%
Birmingham +1 1 £450 -
Preston -1 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £451 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £500 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Derby - 1 £250 -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 with a requirement for RAD.

1 102 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (49.71%) Java
3 56 (32.00%) SQL
4 52 (29.71%) Oracle
5 50 (28.57%) Finance
6 49 (28.00%) TDD
7 48 (27.43%) Web Services
8 42 (24.00%) Spring
9 41 (23.43%) OO
10 40 (22.86%) J2EE
10 40 (22.86%) Waterfall
11 38 (21.71%) JavaScript
12 37 (21.14%) SOAP
12 37 (21.14%) REST
13 36 (20.57%) Banking
14 34 (19.43%) Eclipse
15 32 (18.29%) WebSphere
16 31 (17.71%) Linux
16 31 (17.71%) Scrum
17 30 (17.14%) XML
18 27 (15.43%) Data Modelling
19 26 (14.86%) Degree
20 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
20 25 (14.29%) C#
21 24 (13.71%) VBA
21 24 (13.71%) SQL Server
21 24 (13.71%) RUP
21 24 (13.71%) Python
21 24 (13.71%) E-Commerce
22 23 (13.14%) Front Office

RAD
Top Related IT Skills 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 32 (18.29%) WebSphere
2 21 (12.00%) WebLogic
3 19 (10.86%) Tomcat
4 16 (9.14%) JBoss
5 13 (7.43%) Apache
6 12 (6.86%) GlassFish
7 9 (5.14%) CMS
7 9 (5.14%) MQSeries
8 7 (4.00%) Apache Spark
8 7 (4.00%) Oracle Application Server
8 7 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Portal
10 3 (1.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (1.71%) Anypoint
10 3 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.14%) MS Office
3 5 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.29%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.57%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) GitHub
1 3 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (0.57%) Loggly
2 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
2 1 (0.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (0.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.29%) DWDM
1 4 (2.29%) Ethernet
1 4 (2.29%) Internet
2 3 (1.71%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.57%) Skype
3 1 (0.57%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.71%) SQL Server
2 17 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 12 (6.86%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.71%) RDBMS
6 9 (5.14%) Big Data
6 9 (5.14%) MySQL
6 9 (5.14%) Oracle ODI
7 8 (4.57%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (4.00%) DB2
9 6 (3.43%) Hadoop
9 6 (3.43%) MS Access
10 5 (2.86%) MongoDB
11 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
11 4 (2.29%) OLAP
11 4 (2.29%) Oracle OLAP
12 3 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.71%) HBase
12 3 (1.71%) Jackrabbit
13 2 (1.14%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 34 (19.43%) Eclipse
2 25 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 21 (12.00%) JUnit
4 19 (10.86%) Maven
5 17 (9.71%) Selenium
6 14 (8.00%) Subversion
7 13 (7.43%) Ant
7 13 (7.43%) IntelliJ
8 12 (6.86%) Jenkins
9 11 (6.29%) Gradle
9 11 (6.29%) JIRA
10 10 (5.71%) JProfiler
10 10 (5.71%) SonarQube
11 9 (5.14%) Mockito
12 7 (4.00%) JMeter
12 7 (4.00%) LoadRunner
13 6 (3.43%) HP UFT
13 6 (3.43%) Rational Performance Tester
13 6 (3.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
14 5 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 50 (28.57%) Finance
2 36 (20.57%) Banking
3 23 (13.14%) Front Office
4 5 (2.86%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.29%) Back Office
5 4 (2.29%) General Ledger
5 4 (2.29%) Legal
5 4 (2.29%) Retail
6 3 (1.71%) Advertising
6 3 (1.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Avionics
7 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (62.86%) Developer
2 46 (26.29%) Java Developer
3 30 (17.14%) Analyst
4 18 (10.29%) Business Analyst
5 17 (9.71%) RAD Developer
6 14 (8.00%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.00%) SQL Developer
7 12 (6.86%) Oracle Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Architect
8 10 (5.71%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Designer
9 9 (5.14%) ETL Designer
9 9 (5.14%) ETL Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Hybris Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Oracle ETL Developer
9 9 (5.14%) VBA Developer
10 8 (4.57%) Tester
11 7 (4.00%) Applications Developer
11 7 (4.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (27.43%) Web Services
2 42 (24.00%) Spring
3 40 (22.86%) J2EE
4 37 (21.14%) REST
4 37 (21.14%) SOAP
5 30 (17.14%) XML
6 22 (12.57%) JSON
7 21 (12.00%) Hibernate
7 21 (12.00%) HTML
8 19 (10.86%) AngularJS
9 18 (10.29%) JSTL
9 18 (10.29%) Struts
10 17 (9.71%) RESTful
10 17 (9.71%) Spring Boot
11 14 (8.00%) .NET
11 14 (8.00%) Java EE
11 14 (8.00%) JPA
11 14 (8.00%) JSP
12 13 (7.43%) Ajax
13 12 (6.86%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.71%) Derivative
4 9 (5.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.86%) Fintech
7 4 (2.29%) Fixed Income
7 4 (2.29%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.71%) Equities
8 3 (1.71%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.71%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.71%) User Experience
9 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
9 2 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.14%) PKI
9 2 (1.14%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.14%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.57%) IPTV
10 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (17.71%) Linux
2 17 (9.71%) Unix
3 11 (6.29%) Solaris
4 9 (5.14%) HPUX
4 9 (5.14%) Windows
5 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.14%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (58.29%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (28.00%) TDD
3 41 (23.43%) OO
4 40 (22.86%) Waterfall
5 31 (17.71%) Scrum
6 27 (15.43%) Data Modelling
7 24 (13.71%) E-Commerce
7 24 (13.71%) RUP
8 20 (11.43%) UML
8 20 (11.43%) Validation
9 19 (10.86%) Mathematics
9 19 (10.86%) SDLC
10 17 (9.71%) Software Engineering
10 17 (9.71%) Unit Testing
11 16 (9.14%) Mentoring
12 15 (8.57%) Test Scripting
13 14 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (8.00%) Open Source
14 12 (6.86%) ETL
14 12 (6.86%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 87 (49.71%) Java
2 56 (32.00%) SQL
3 38 (21.71%) JavaScript
4 25 (14.29%) C#
5 24 (13.71%) Python
5 24 (13.71%) VBA
6 10 (5.71%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.57%) C
8 6 (3.43%) PL/SQL
9 5 (2.86%) Perl
10 4 (2.29%) Groovy
10 4 (2.29%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.71%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.71%) Go
11 3 (1.71%) VB
12 2 (1.14%) R
12 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.57%) AWK
13 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (14.86%) Degree
2 7 (4.00%) ISEB
2 7 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.29%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.29%) MBA
4 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.14%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.14%) PMP
5 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.57%) APMP
6 1 (0.57%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.71%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) SLA
3 3 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
System Software
1 5 (2.86%) HDFS
2 4 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.57%) Docker
4 1 (0.57%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.14%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (1.14%) OpenView
2 2 (1.14%) SCCM
2 2 (1.14%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.57%) Ansible
3 1 (0.57%) MOM
3 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.57%) Puppet
3 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (29.71%) Oracle
2 19 (10.86%) IBM
3 13 (7.43%) hybris
4 12 (6.86%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.14%) Netezza
6 8 (4.57%) Bloomberg
7 6 (3.43%) HP
7 6 (3.43%) Perforce
8 5 (2.86%) Sybase
9 4 (2.29%) Ciena
9 4 (2.29%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.29%) Huawei
9 4 (2.29%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.29%) Reuters
9 4 (2.29%) Siebel
10 3 (1.71%) ATG
10 3 (1.71%) Blue Martini
10 3 (1.71%) Elastic Path
10 3 (1.71%) Interwoven
10 3 (1.71%) MuleSoft
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