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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 496 413 404
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -9
Contract jobs citing RAD 116 175 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 119 110
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£465 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £358 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £616 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £400 £338
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
Average hourly rate - - £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £36.25

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -68 99 £500 -4.30% 25
London -18 75 £500 -9.09% 10
City of London +11 21 £473 -14.09% 4
South East -4 6 £375 -6.25% 5
East of England -20 5 £325 -18.75% 2
Essex -4 4 £325 -
North West -8 4 £525 +85.05% 2
South West -43 4 £425 +18.05% 2
Docklands, London +18 3 £500 -9.09%
Surrey -2 3 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands -24 3 £475 +18.75% 4
Cheshire - 3 £525 - 1
Nottingham +14 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 2
Berkshire -1 1 £550 +37.50%
East Midlands -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -5 1 £280 -36.00% 1
Milton Keynes -7 1 £280 -36.00% 1
Scotland -16 1 £450 +9.09% 2
Reading - 1 £550 -
Reigate - 1 £375 -
Stirling - 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £393 - 1
Brighton - 1 £225 - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Cirencester - - - -
Crawley - - - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 120 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (41.39%) Java
3 77 (31.56%) SQL
4 66 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 66 (27.05%) Finance
5 62 (25.41%) UML
6 56 (22.95%) J2EE
7 55 (22.54%) HTML
8 53 (21.72%) Banking
9 43 (17.62%) WebSphere
10 42 (17.21%) CSS
11 40 (16.39%) C#
11 40 (16.39%) Scrum
11 40 (16.39%) Relational Database
12 39 (15.98%) MVC
12 39 (15.98%) UNIX
13 38 (15.57%) OO
14 37 (15.16%) XML
14 37 (15.16%) SQL Server
14 37 (15.16%) Eclipse
15 36 (14.75%) Waterfall
16 34 (13.93%) Oracle
16 34 (13.93%) VBA
17 33 (13.52%) JSP
17 33 (13.52%) IBM
17 33 (13.52%) Business Analysis
18 30 (12.30%) Web Services
19 29 (11.89%) RUP
19 29 (11.89%) Project Management
20 27 (11.07%) Degree

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (17.62%) WebSphere
2 19 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (2.87%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.46%) MQSeries
5 4 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.64%) Apache Pig
5 4 (1.64%) CMS
5 4 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (1.64%) Apache
6 3 (1.23%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.82%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.82%) Documentum
8 1 (0.41%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.41%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.41%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 20 (8.20%) MS Visio
2 18 (7.38%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.69%) MS Project
4 8 (3.28%) MS Office
5 4 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.46%) Tridion
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.10%) Internet
2 4 (1.64%) VoIP
2 4 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.23%) Firewall
4 2 (0.82%) HTTP
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) Extranet
5 1 (0.41%) SNMP
5 1 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.41%) Telnet
5 1 (0.41%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (16.39%) Relational Database
2 37 (15.16%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.02%) RDBMS
4 18 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (7.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (4.92%) DB2
6 9 (3.69%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (3.28%) QlikView
8 7 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.05%) Star Schema
9 5 (2.05%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.64%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.64%) Mahout
10 4 (1.64%) Apache Hive
10 4 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.23%) MS Access
11 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.23%) Big Data
12 1 (0.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (15.16%) Eclipse
2 15 (6.15%) Ant
3 12 (4.92%) JIRA
4 11 (4.51%) JUnit
5 7 (2.87%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 7 (2.87%) Subversion
6 6 (2.46%) Maven
6 6 (2.46%) Log4j
7 5 (2.05%) MyEclipse
8 3 (1.23%) ClearQuest
8 3 (1.23%) ClearCase
8 3 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.82%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (0.82%) Toad
10 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.41%) JDeveloper
10 1 (0.41%) Jtest
10 1 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (27.05%) Finance
2 53 (21.72%) Banking
3 17 (6.97%) Front Office
4 15 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 13 (5.33%) Retail
6 8 (3.28%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.46%) Legal
8 4 (1.64%) Marketing
9 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.23%) Law
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Automotive
10 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.41%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.41%) Billing
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 135 (55.33%) Developer
2 53 (21.72%) Analyst
3 43 (17.62%) Business Analyst
4 37 (15.16%) Java Developer
5 21 (8.61%) RAD Developer
6 19 (7.79%) Agile Business Analyst
6 19 (7.79%) JavaScript Developer
7 18 (7.38%) Architect
7 18 (7.38%) Project Manager
8 13 (5.33%) Excel Developer
9 11 (4.51%) Systems Analyst
9 11 (4.51%) VBA Developer
9 11 (4.51%) WebSphere Developer
10 9 (3.69%) SQL Developer
10 9 (3.69%) Excel VBA Developer
11 8 (3.28%) QlikView Developer
12 7 (2.87%) Product Owner
13 5 (2.05%) Software Engineer
13 5 (2.05%) Solutions Architect
13 5 (2.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (22.95%) J2EE
2 55 (22.54%) HTML
3 42 (17.21%) CSS
4 37 (15.16%) XML
5 33 (13.52%) JSP
6 30 (12.30%) Web Services
7 26 (10.66%) Java EE
7 26 (10.66%) Ajax
7 26 (10.66%) .NET
8 23 (9.43%) Struts
9 20 (8.20%) Spring
10 19 (7.79%) Hibernate
11 18 (7.38%) Dojo
11 18 (7.38%) Servlets
11 18 (7.38%) JDBC
12 17 (6.97%) XHTML
12 17 (6.97%) EJB
13 13 (5.33%) REST
14 11 (4.51%) Middleware
15 10 (4.10%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (5.74%) Derivative
3 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.51%) Web 2.0
5 10 (4.10%) Equities
6 7 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.46%) Open Source
7 6 (2.46%) Fixed Income
8 5 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.64%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.23%) PMI
10 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.23%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.23%) Equity Derivative
10 3 (1.23%) PKI
10 3 (1.23%) Learning Management System
10 3 (1.23%) Market Risk
10 3 (1.23%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.82%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 39 (15.98%) UNIX
2 21 (8.61%) Linux
3 20 (8.20%) Windows
4 18 (7.38%) Apple iOS
4 18 (7.38%) Mac OS X
5 11 (4.51%) Solaris
6 6 (2.46%) VME
6 6 (2.46%) MVS
6 6 (2.46%) HPUX
7 4 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (25.41%) UML
3 40 (16.39%) Scrum
4 39 (15.98%) MVC
5 38 (15.57%) OO
6 36 (14.75%) Waterfall
7 33 (13.52%) Business Analysis
8 29 (11.89%) RUP
8 29 (11.89%) Project Management
9 26 (10.66%) TDD
10 21 (8.61%) E-Commerce
10 21 (8.61%) Validation
11 19 (7.79%) PRINCE2
12 18 (7.38%) Web Application Development
12 18 (7.38%) ETL
13 17 (6.97%) Content Management
13 17 (6.97%) BDD
14 16 (6.56%) Mentoring
14 16 (6.56%) GAP Analysis
15 15 (6.15%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 101 (41.39%) Java
2 77 (31.56%) SQL
3 66 (27.05%) JavaScript
4 40 (16.39%) C#
5 34 (13.93%) VBA
6 20 (8.20%) T-SQL
7 16 (6.56%) Perl
8 14 (5.74%) Python
9 12 (4.92%) Scala
9 12 (4.92%) C++
9 12 (4.92%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.28%) Ruby
11 6 (2.46%) XPath
11 6 (2.46%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.46%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.82%) VB
14 1 (0.41%) COBOL
14 1 (0.41%) C
14 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (11.07%) Degree
2 12 (4.92%) ISEB
3 5 (2.05%) MBA
3 5 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (1.64%) PMI Certification
4 4 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (1.64%) MCT
5 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (1.23%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.41%) PMP
7 1 (0.41%) PhD
7 1 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.82%) Basel III
3 1 (0.41%) SLA
3 1 (0.41%) EMIR
3 1 (0.41%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.41%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (1.64%) HDFS
2 1 (0.41%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.64%) Oozie
2 1 (0.41%) Control-M
2 1 (0.41%) BladeLogic
2 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (13.93%) Oracle
2 33 (13.52%) IBM
3 25 (10.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (3.28%) FatWire
5 7 (2.87%) JBoss
5 7 (2.87%) Sybase
5 7 (2.87%) ATG
6 6 (2.46%) Blue Martini
6 6 (2.46%) Elastic Path
6 6 (2.46%) Interwoven
6 6 (2.46%) SAP
7 4 (1.64%) Cloudera
7 4 (1.64%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (1.23%) webMethods
9 2 (0.82%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.82%) Tableau
9 2 (0.82%) Adobe
9 2 (0.82%) Remedy
9 2 (0.82%) HP
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