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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 484 404 392
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -12
Contract jobs citing RAD 122 179 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.34% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.46% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 124 131
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£488 £550 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £369 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £621 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 -83 97 £500 -5.88% 35
London -28 70 £500 -9.09% 26
City of London -9 18 £525 -4.54% 9
East of England -23 7 £325 -17.46% 2
South East -24 7 £363 -9.37% 2
Essex -4 5 £338 -12.90%
Docklands, London +15 4 £500 -9.09%
South West -33 4 £425 +6.25% 1
Surrey -1 3 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands -14 3 £463 +15.62% 2
North West -16 3 - - 1
Edinburgh -11 2 - -
Scotland -17 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +13 1 - - 1
Nottingham +11 1 - -
West Yorkshire +3 1 £220 -7.36%
Berkshire +1 1 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire 0 1 £220 +25.71%
Leeds -1 1 £220 -7.36%
Milton Keynes -3 1 £280 -36.00%
Buckinghamshire -4 1 £280 -36.00%
Cambridgeshire -5 1 - - 1
East Midlands -8 1 - - 1
Hampshire -15 1 £350 -
Reading - 1 £550 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £393 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £225 -
Reigate - 1 £375 -
Brighton - 1 £225 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 1

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 91 (37.60%) Java
2 84 (34.71%) SQL
3 65 (26.86%) JavaScript
4 64 (26.45%) UML
5 63 (26.03%) HTML
6 61 (25.21%) Finance
7 56 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (20.25%) J2EE
9 47 (19.42%) Banking
10 45 (18.60%) Scrum
11 42 (17.36%) UNIX
12 41 (16.94%) C#
12 41 (16.94%) Eclipse
13 40 (16.53%) CSS
13 40 (16.53%) OO
13 40 (16.53%) Relational Database
14 38 (15.70%) Waterfall
14 38 (15.70%) SQL Server
15 36 (14.88%) VBA
15 36 (14.88%) XML
16 35 (14.46%) WebSphere
17 33 (13.64%) MVC
17 33 (13.64%) Business Analysis
18 32 (13.22%) .NET
19 31 (12.81%) Oracle
20 30 (12.40%) Ajax
21 29 (11.98%) RUP
21 29 (11.98%) Microsoft
22 28 (11.57%) Project Management
22 28 (11.57%) Java EE

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 35 (14.46%) WebSphere
2 20 (8.26%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (2.89%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.07%) CMS
6 4 (1.65%) Apache Pig
6 4 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.65%) Apache
7 3 (1.24%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.24%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.24%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.83%) Documentum
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.41%) IIS
9 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.41%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 21 (8.68%) MS Excel
1 21 (8.68%) MS Visio
2 9 (3.72%) MS Project
3 7 (2.89%) MS Office
4 5 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.89%) Tridion
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle BRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.55%) Internet
2 4 (1.65%) VoIP
2 4 (1.65%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.65%) Firewall
3 2 (0.83%) HTTP
4 1 (0.41%) SSH
4 1 (0.41%) SNMP
4 1 (0.41%) FTP
4 1 (0.41%) Telnet
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.53%) Relational Database
2 38 (15.70%) SQL Server
3 24 (9.92%) RDBMS
4 20 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 20 (8.26%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (6.61%) DB2
6 9 (3.72%) QlikView
7 8 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (2.48%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.65%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.65%) Mahout
10 4 (1.65%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.24%) MS Access
11 3 (1.24%) Star Schema
11 3 (1.24%) Big Data
12 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.41%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 41 (16.94%) Eclipse
2 16 (6.61%) Ant
3 12 (4.96%) JIRA
4 11 (4.55%) Subversion
5 10 (4.13%) JUnit
6 9 (3.72%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 7 (2.89%) Log4j
8 5 (2.07%) MyEclipse
9 4 (1.65%) ClearCase
9 4 (1.65%) Maven
10 3 (1.24%) ClearQuest
10 3 (1.24%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.83%) Rational Application Developer
11 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.83%) Toad
11 2 (0.83%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.41%) NUnit
12 1 (0.41%) JDeveloper
12 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (25.21%) Finance
2 47 (19.42%) Banking
3 18 (7.44%) Front Office
4 14 (5.79%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.79%) Retail
5 9 (3.72%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.07%) Legal
7 4 (1.65%) Marketing
8 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.24%) Law
9 2 (0.83%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Automotive
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 131 (54.13%) Developer
2 55 (22.73%) Analyst
3 44 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 34 (14.05%) Java Developer
5 22 (9.09%) RAD Developer
6 21 (8.68%) JavaScript Developer
7 20 (8.26%) Agile Business Analyst
8 19 (7.85%) Architect
9 17 (7.02%) Project Manager
10 12 (4.96%) Systems Analyst
11 11 (4.55%) Excel Developer
12 10 (4.13%) VBA Developer
13 9 (3.72%) SQL Developer
13 9 (3.72%) QlikView Developer
14 8 (3.31%) Product Owner
15 7 (2.89%) Excel VBA Developer
16 6 (2.48%) .NET Developer
16 6 (2.48%) C# Developer
17 5 (2.07%) Software Engineer
17 5 (2.07%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (26.03%) HTML
2 49 (20.25%) J2EE
3 40 (16.53%) CSS
4 36 (14.88%) XML
5 32 (13.22%) .NET
6 30 (12.40%) Ajax
7 28 (11.57%) Java EE
8 26 (10.74%) JSP
9 21 (8.68%) Web Services
10 20 (8.26%) Dojo
11 19 (7.85%) XHTML
11 19 (7.85%) Hibernate
12 18 (7.44%) Spring
13 16 (6.61%) Struts
14 13 (5.37%) HTML5
15 12 (4.96%) JDBC
16 11 (4.55%) Middleware
16 11 (4.55%) Servlets
16 11 (4.55%) EJB
17 10 (4.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 14 (5.79%) Derivative
2 12 (4.96%) Web 2.0
2 12 (4.96%) Equities
3 11 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 7 (2.89%) Fixed Income
4 7 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.48%) Open Source
5 6 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (2.07%) Market Risk
7 4 (1.65%) PKI
7 4 (1.65%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.65%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.24%) PMI
8 3 (1.24%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.24%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.24%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.24%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 42 (17.36%) UNIX
2 22 (9.09%) Linux
3 20 (8.26%) Mac OS X
3 20 (8.26%) Windows
3 20 (8.26%) Apple iOS
4 12 (4.96%) Solaris
5 7 (2.89%) HPUX
6 6 (2.48%) VME
6 6 (2.48%) MVS
7 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.45%) UML
2 56 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (18.60%) Scrum
4 40 (16.53%) OO
5 38 (15.70%) Waterfall
6 33 (13.64%) MVC
6 33 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 29 (11.98%) RUP
8 28 (11.57%) Project Management
9 25 (10.33%) TDD
10 21 (8.68%) Validation
11 20 (8.26%) Web Application Development
12 19 (7.85%) PRINCE2
13 18 (7.44%) Content Management
13 18 (7.44%) ETL
13 18 (7.44%) BDD
14 17 (7.02%) GAP Analysis
15 15 (6.20%) Use Case
15 15 (6.20%) Enterprise Architecture
16 14 (5.79%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 91 (37.60%) Java
2 84 (34.71%) SQL
3 65 (26.86%) JavaScript
4 41 (16.94%) C#
5 36 (14.88%) VBA
6 18 (7.44%) T-SQL
7 16 (6.61%) Perl
8 13 (5.37%) Python
8 13 (5.37%) Scala
9 11 (4.55%) C++
10 10 (4.13%) PL/SQL
11 8 (3.31%) Ruby
12 7 (2.89%) XPath
12 7 (2.89%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.48%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.83%) VB
16 1 (0.41%) XAML
16 1 (0.41%) C
16 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (10.33%) Degree
2 12 (4.96%) ISEB
3 6 (2.48%) MBA
4 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (1.65%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.65%) MCT
6 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.24%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.41%) PMP
8 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.83%) Basel III
1 2 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) HL7
2 1 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) EMIR
2 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 4 (1.65%) HDFS
2 1 (0.41%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.65%) Oozie
2 1 (0.41%) Control-M
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (12.81%) Oracle
2 29 (11.98%) Microsoft
3 25 (10.33%) IBM
4 8 (3.31%) ATG
4 8 (3.31%) FatWire
5 7 (2.89%) SAP
5 7 (2.89%) Sybase
5 7 (2.89%) Interwoven
5 7 (2.89%) Blue Martini
5 7 (2.89%) Elastic Path
6 6 (2.48%) JBoss
7 4 (1.65%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.24%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.24%) Adobe
8 3 (1.24%) webMethods
8 3 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.83%) Sencha
9 2 (0.83%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.83%) Remedy
9 2 (0.83%) HP
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