The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 490 382 403
Rank change year-on-year
-108 +21
Contract jobs citing RAD 104 198 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.39% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.53% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 126 118
Average daily rate
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£425 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £553
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £33.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+22.72% -17.50%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 -119 82 £488 -2.98% 30
London -61 49 £500 -9.09% 16
East of England -16 10 £338 -14.28% 5
City of London -14 9 £525 -4.54% 11
Essex +4 8 £350 -9.67% 1
North West -5 6 £388 +19.23% 3
West Midlands -17 6 £463 +27.58% 1
South West -19 6 £425 -
South East -18 3 £375 -6.25% 4
Edinburgh -21 3 £375 -6.25%
Scotland -23 3 £375 -16.66%
Cheshire - 2 - -
Nottingham +5 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire +2 1 £220 -7.36%
Yorkshire +2 1 £220 +6.66%
Berkshire -1 1 £550 +37.50% 1
Leeds -7 1 £220 -7.36%
Surrey -9 1 £375 +5.26% 2
Hampshire -10 1 £350 -
Manchester -13 1 £425 +42.61% 2
East Midlands -14 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £278 - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £393 -
Reading - 1 £550 -
Luton - 1 £278 -
Maidenhead - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 86 (35.68%) SQL
2 81 (33.61%) Java
3 67 (27.80%) UML
4 64 (26.56%) JavaScript
5 62 (25.73%) HTML
5 62 (25.73%) Finance
6 51 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (21.16%) J2EE
7 49 (20.33%) C#
8 46 (19.09%) Scrum
9 42 (17.43%) .NET
9 42 (17.43%) Eclipse
10 41 (17.01%) Banking
11 40 (16.60%) Relational Database
12 39 (16.18%) VBA
12 39 (16.18%) UNIX
12 39 (16.18%) OO
13 38 (15.77%) WebSphere
14 37 (15.35%) XML
15 36 (14.94%) CSS
15 36 (14.94%) Waterfall
16 35 (14.52%) Business Analysis
16 35 (14.52%) Ajax
17 32 (13.28%) RUP
18 30 (12.45%) JSP
19 29 (12.03%) IBM
20 28 (11.62%) RDBMS
21 27 (11.20%) Microsoft
21 27 (11.20%) SQL Server
21 27 (11.20%) Project Management

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (15.77%) WebSphere
2 24 (9.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (4.56%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (2.07%) CMS
5 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.24%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (0.83%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.83%) Documentum
7 2 (0.83%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.41%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.41%) Node.js
8 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 21 (8.71%) MS Visio
2 20 (8.30%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.90%) MS Project
4 6 (2.49%) MS Office
5 5 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Tridion
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.39%) Internet
2 5 (2.07%) Firewall
3 4 (1.66%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.66%) VoIP
4 2 (0.83%) HTTP
5 1 (0.41%) SNMP
5 1 (0.41%) SMTP
5 1 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) Extranet
5 1 (0.41%) Telnet
5 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.60%) Relational Database
2 28 (11.62%) RDBMS
3 27 (11.20%) SQL Server
4 20 (8.30%) DB2
5 16 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (5.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (2.49%) QlikView
9 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.07%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.83%) MS Access
11 2 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.83%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.83%) Mahout
12 1 (0.41%) Big Data
12 1 (0.41%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 42 (17.43%) Eclipse
2 20 (8.30%) Ant
3 15 (6.22%) Subversion
4 14 (5.81%) JUnit
5 13 (5.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 11 (4.56%) Log4j
6 11 (4.56%) JIRA
7 5 (2.07%) MyEclipse
8 3 (1.24%) Rational Application Developer
8 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.24%) ClearCase
9 2 (0.83%) ClearQuest
9 2 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.83%) Maven
9 2 (0.83%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.41%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.41%) Jtest
10 1 (0.41%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 62 (25.73%) Finance
2 41 (17.01%) Banking
3 20 (8.30%) Front Office
4 19 (7.88%) Retail
5 13 (5.39%) Manufacturing
6 11 (4.56%) Investment Banking
7 6 (2.49%) Legal
8 4 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.66%) Advertising
9 3 (1.24%) Marketing
10 2 (0.83%) Automotive
10 2 (0.83%) Law
10 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Back Office
11 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.41%) French Language
11 1 (0.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 130 (53.94%) Developer
2 57 (23.65%) Analyst
3 46 (19.09%) Business Analyst
4 37 (15.35%) Java Developer
5 24 (9.96%) RAD Developer
6 20 (8.30%) Agile Business Analyst
7 19 (7.88%) Architect
8 16 (6.64%) JavaScript Developer
9 15 (6.22%) Project Manager
9 15 (6.22%) VBA Developer
10 14 (5.81%) .NET Developer
10 14 (5.81%) Excel Developer
11 12 (4.98%) Systems Analyst
12 11 (4.56%) C# Developer
12 11 (4.56%) Excel VBA Developer
13 8 (3.32%) Product Owner
14 5 (2.07%) Market Risk Developer
14 5 (2.07%) Java Software Engineer
14 5 (2.07%) SQL Developer
14 5 (2.07%) Insurance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.73%) HTML
2 51 (21.16%) J2EE
3 42 (17.43%) .NET
4 37 (15.35%) XML
5 36 (14.94%) CSS
6 35 (14.52%) Ajax
7 30 (12.45%) JSP
8 24 (9.96%) Java EE
9 22 (9.13%) XHTML
10 20 (8.30%) Struts
11 17 (7.05%) Web Services
11 17 (7.05%) Hibernate
12 16 (6.64%) Dojo
12 16 (6.64%) ASP.NET
13 15 (6.22%) EJB
13 15 (6.22%) JDBC
14 14 (5.81%) Servlets
14 14 (5.81%) Spring
15 13 (5.39%) HTML5
15 13 (5.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.64%) Web 2.0
2 12 (4.98%) Derivative
3 11 (4.56%) Equities
3 11 (4.56%) Video on Demand
4 9 (3.73%) Fixed Income
5 8 (3.32%) Market Risk
6 7 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.07%) Open Source
8 5 (2.07%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.07%) PKI
9 4 (1.66%) N-Tier
9 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.24%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.24%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.24%) PMI
10 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 39 (16.18%) UNIX
2 23 (9.54%) Windows
2 23 (9.54%) Linux
3 17 (7.05%) Solaris
4 16 (6.64%) Mac OS X
4 16 (6.64%) Apple iOS
5 11 (4.56%) HPUX
6 9 (3.73%) Windows Phone 8
6 9 (3.73%) Windows Phone
7 5 (2.07%) MVS
7 5 (2.07%) VME
8 4 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (27.80%) UML
2 51 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (19.09%) Scrum
4 39 (16.18%) OO
5 36 (14.94%) Waterfall
6 35 (14.52%) Business Analysis
7 32 (13.28%) RUP
8 27 (11.20%) Project Management
9 25 (10.37%) MVC
10 24 (9.96%) TDD
11 22 (9.13%) Content Management
12 20 (8.30%) Validation
13 19 (7.88%) BDD
14 18 (7.47%) PRINCE2
15 17 (7.05%) E-Commerce
16 16 (6.64%) Web Application Development
17 15 (6.22%) Use Case
17 15 (6.22%) Migration
17 15 (6.22%) GAP Analysis
17 15 (6.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 86 (35.68%) SQL
2 81 (33.61%) Java
3 64 (26.56%) JavaScript
4 49 (20.33%) C#
5 39 (16.18%) VBA
6 15 (6.22%) Perl
7 12 (4.98%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.98%) Scala
8 11 (4.56%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.56%) XPath
9 8 (3.32%) Python
10 7 (2.90%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.90%) C++
10 7 (2.90%) PL/SQL
11 6 (2.49%) Ruby
12 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.83%) PHP
13 1 (0.41%) C
13 1 (0.41%) XAML
13 1 (0.41%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 25 (10.37%) Degree
2 12 (4.98%) ISEB
3 5 (2.07%) PMI Certification
3 5 (2.07%) MBA
3 5 (2.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (1.24%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.24%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.83%) MCT
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.83%) PMP
6 1 (0.41%) PhD
6 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) SLA
1 1 (0.41%) HL7
1 1 (0.41%) Basel III
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) HDFS
2 1 (0.41%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (0.83%) Oozie
2 1 (0.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 29 (12.03%) IBM
2 27 (11.20%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.54%) Oracle
4 12 (4.98%) ATG
5 11 (4.56%) Telerik
5 11 (4.56%) Blue Martini
5 11 (4.56%) Elastic Path
5 11 (4.56%) Interwoven
6 8 (3.32%) FatWire
7 6 (2.49%) SAP
7 6 (2.49%) JBoss
8 4 (1.66%) Sybase
9 3 (1.24%) Adobe
9 3 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.24%) webMethods
10 2 (0.83%) Reuters
10 2 (0.83%) Bloomberg
10 2 (0.83%) HP
10 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.83%) Perforce
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