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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 484 410 384
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -26
Contract jobs citing RAD 131 162 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.42% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 106 128
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£475 £500 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £310 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £615 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
42297 38782 39937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27156 24058 23264
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1147 1484
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -50 120 £475 - 23
London +12 91 £500 -9.09% 12
City of London +22 34 £500 -9.09% 6
South East -20 7 £280 -30.00% 1
East of England -22 6 £288 -
West Yorkshire -1 5 £285 -32.94% 4
Yorkshire -3 5 £285 -24.00% 5
Leeds 0 4 £285 -28.75% 1
South West -31 4 £350 -2.77% 2
North West -13 3 £369 +21.15% 3
Hertfordshire -18 3 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 - -
Surrey +2 2 £375 +15.38%
Stirling -3 2 £450 -
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £280 -36.00%
Milton Keynes -7 2 £280 -36.00%
Scotland -15 2 £450 +9.09%
West Midlands -25 2 £425 +6.25%
Nottingham +11 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +8 1 - -
Berkshire +2 1 - -
Bradford -5 1 - - 2
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 1 - -
Essex -17 1 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £393 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 £310 -
Cheshire - 1 £525 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £225 - 1

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 113 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 87 (36.25%) Java
3 86 (35.83%) SQL
4 67 (27.92%) Finance
5 58 (24.17%) Banking
5 58 (24.17%) JavaScript
6 55 (22.92%) UML
7 48 (20.00%) HTML
8 47 (19.58%) C#
9 43 (17.92%) J2EE
9 43 (17.92%) SQL Server
10 42 (17.50%) VBA
11 35 (14.58%) CSS
11 35 (14.58%) Relational Database
12 34 (14.17%) Waterfall
12 34 (14.17%) UNIX
13 32 (13.33%) MVC
13 32 (13.33%) Oracle
14 31 (12.92%) OO
14 31 (12.92%) WebSphere
15 30 (12.50%) Web Services
15 30 (12.50%) XML
15 30 (12.50%) Scrum
16 28 (11.67%) JSP
17 27 (11.25%) .NET
17 27 (11.25%) Degree
18 26 (10.83%) RUP
18 26 (10.83%) Eclipse
19 25 (10.42%) IBM
20 24 (10.00%) Business Analysis

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 31 (12.92%) WebSphere
2 11 (4.58%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (2.92%) JBoss
4 5 (2.08%) Oracle Application Server
4 5 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.67%) CMS
5 4 (1.67%) Apache Pig
6 3 (1.25%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (1.25%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.25%) Apache
7 2 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.42%) Node.js
8 1 (0.42%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.42%) FileNet
8 1 (0.42%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 16 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.42%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.33%) MS Office
4 5 (2.08%) MS Project
5 3 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.42%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (1.67%) VoIP
1 4 (1.67%) Internet
2 3 (1.25%) Firewall
3 1 (0.42%) Telnet
3 1 (0.42%) SSH
3 1 (0.42%) Extranet
3 1 (0.42%) Intranet
3 1 (0.42%) FTP
3 1 (0.42%) HTTP
3 1 (0.42%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 35 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 21 (8.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (7.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (7.08%) RDBMS
6 10 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (3.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (3.75%) QlikView
8 7 (2.92%) DB2
9 6 (2.50%) MS Access
9 6 (2.50%) Star Schema
9 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.08%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.08%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
11 4 (1.67%) Mahout
11 4 (1.67%) Apache Hive
11 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
12 3 (1.25%) Big Data
12 3 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 26 (10.83%) Eclipse
2 10 (4.17%) JIRA
3 7 (2.92%) Ant
4 6 (2.50%) MyEclipse
5 5 (2.08%) Toad
6 4 (1.67%) JUnit
6 4 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (1.67%) Maven
7 3 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
7 3 (1.25%) JDeveloper
7 3 (1.25%) TestDirector
7 3 (1.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 3 (1.25%) PVCS
8 2 (0.83%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.83%) Subversion
8 2 (0.83%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.83%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.42%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
General
1 67 (27.92%) Finance
2 58 (24.17%) Banking
3 22 (9.17%) Front Office
4 19 (7.92%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.75%) Retail
6 7 (2.92%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.08%) Legal
8 4 (1.67%) Marketing
9 3 (1.25%) Law
9 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.42%) French Language
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Back Office
11 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.42%) Automotive
11 1 (0.42%) Advertising
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
11 1 (0.42%) Billing
Job Titles
1 141 (58.75%) Developer
2 51 (21.25%) Analyst
3 36 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 33 (13.75%) Java Developer
5 25 (10.42%) RAD Developer
6 16 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 15 (6.25%) Agile Business Analyst
7 15 (6.25%) Excel Developer
7 15 (6.25%) Architect
8 13 (5.42%) JavaScript Developer
8 13 (5.42%) VBA Developer
9 12 (5.00%) WebSphere Developer
10 11 (4.58%) SQL Developer
11 9 (3.75%) Excel VBA Developer
11 9 (3.75%) QlikView Developer
11 9 (3.75%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (3.75%) C# Developer
12 8 (3.33%) Test Analyst
13 7 (2.92%) Front Office Developer
14 6 (2.50%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (20.00%) HTML
2 43 (17.92%) J2EE
3 35 (14.58%) CSS
4 30 (12.50%) Web Services
4 30 (12.50%) XML
5 28 (11.67%) JSP
6 27 (11.25%) .NET
7 21 (8.75%) Struts
8 20 (8.33%) Java EE
9 19 (7.92%) Ajax
9 19 (7.92%) Spring
10 18 (7.50%) Hibernate
11 14 (5.83%) JDBC
12 13 (5.42%) REST
12 13 (5.42%) Servlets
12 13 (5.42%) XHTML
12 13 (5.42%) EJB
13 11 (4.58%) Dojo
14 10 (4.17%) HTML5
15 9 (3.75%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.75%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.25%) Derivative
3 12 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.58%) Equities
5 7 (2.92%) Fixed Income
6 6 (2.50%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.08%) Open Source
7 5 (2.08%) Web 2.0
7 5 (2.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.67%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.25%) User Experience
9 3 (1.25%) Learning Management System
9 3 (1.25%) PKI
9 3 (1.25%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.25%) PMI
10 2 (0.83%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.83%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.17%) UNIX
2 21 (8.75%) Windows
3 13 (5.42%) Linux
4 11 (4.58%) Apple iOS
4 11 (4.58%) Mac OS X
5 6 (2.50%) MVS
5 6 (2.50%) VME
6 5 (2.08%) Solaris
7 3 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (1.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.42%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (47.08%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (22.92%) UML
3 34 (14.17%) Waterfall
4 32 (13.33%) MVC
5 31 (12.92%) OO
6 30 (12.50%) Scrum
7 26 (10.83%) RUP
8 24 (10.00%) Business Analysis
8 24 (10.00%) Project Management
9 23 (9.58%) ETL
10 20 (8.33%) TDD
11 19 (7.92%) Validation
12 18 (7.50%) PRINCE2
13 16 (6.67%) E-Commerce
13 16 (6.67%) Mentoring
14 15 (6.25%) DSDM
15 14 (5.83%) Software Engineering
15 14 (5.83%) Use Case
16 13 (5.42%) Unit Testing
16 13 (5.42%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (36.25%) Java
2 86 (35.83%) SQL
3 58 (24.17%) JavaScript
4 47 (19.58%) C#
5 42 (17.50%) VBA
6 20 (8.33%) T-SQL
7 16 (6.67%) PL/SQL
8 13 (5.42%) Python
8 13 (5.42%) C++
9 11 (4.58%) Perl
10 8 (3.33%) Scala
11 6 (2.50%) Ruby
12 5 (2.08%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.67%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.42%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.42%) R
14 1 (0.42%) F#
14 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.42%) XPath
14 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 27 (11.25%) Degree
2 16 (6.67%) ISEB
3 7 (2.92%) ISTQB
4 6 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.08%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.08%) PMI Certification
6 4 (1.67%) MCT
6 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.67%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.83%) PMP
8 2 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.83%) MBA
9 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.42%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.83%) QA
2 2 (0.83%) Basel III
3 1 (0.42%) EMIR
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) HL7
3 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.67%) HDFS
2 2 (0.83%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) Oozie
2 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.42%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 32 (13.33%) Oracle
2 25 (10.42%) IBM
3 19 (7.92%) Microsoft
4 7 (2.92%) SAP
4 7 (2.92%) Sybase
5 6 (2.50%) FatWire
6 5 (2.08%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.67%) Cloudera
8 3 (1.25%) Serena
9 2 (0.83%) Adobe
9 2 (0.83%) HP
9 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.83%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.83%) Telerik
9 2 (0.83%) Avaloq
9 2 (0.83%) Tableau
10 1 (0.42%) FactSet
10 1 (0.42%) Elastic Path
10 1 (0.42%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.42%) Blue Martini
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