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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 409 453 346
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -107
Contract jobs citing RAD 195 117 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.30% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 55 122
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£460 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £262 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.82% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.48

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
40851 38864 33748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.14% 74.87% 73.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25403 23796 20201
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1159 1113 1105
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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 +53 169 £473 +5.00% 25
London +45 122 £500 - 7
City of London +31 33 £525 +5.00% 3
Scotland +7 23 £435 - 1
East of England +9 13 £475 +38.68% 8
Edinburgh -3 13 £420 -
South East -24 12 £438 +9.37% 3
Yorkshire -9 10 £285 +35.71% 2
West Yorkshire -1 8 £293 +2.18% 2
Stirling - 6 - - 1
Cambridge +7 5 £375 - 7
Cambridgeshire +3 5 £375 +45.63% 8
West Midlands -5 5 £431 -4.16% 1
Leeds -11 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 - 2
South West -3 3 £400 +10.34% 1
Bristol 0 2 £400 +10.34%
Berkshire -10 2 £450 +20.00%
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
North West -15 1 £400 -5.88%
West Sussex -20 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £396 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Reading - - - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 138 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (38.24%) VBA
3 133 (37.68%) SQL
4 116 (32.86%) Java
5 110 (31.16%) Finance
6 93 (26.35%) Front Office
7 74 (20.96%) Banking
8 72 (20.40%) SQL Server
9 66 (18.70%) Python
10 62 (17.56%) C#
11 56 (15.86%) Waterfall
12 55 (15.58%) Derivative
13 54 (15.30%) .NET
14 51 (14.45%) Oracle
15 48 (13.60%) Microsoft
15 48 (13.60%) MS Excel
16 44 (12.46%) Degree
17 43 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
18 36 (10.20%) JavaScript
19 34 (9.63%) Investment Banking
20 33 (9.35%) Relational Database
21 31 (8.78%) RUP
21 31 (8.78%) Web Services
22 29 (8.22%) XML
22 29 (8.22%) HTML
22 29 (8.22%) SOA
23 28 (7.93%) Windows
24 27 (7.65%) J2EE
24 27 (7.65%) WebSphere
25 26 (7.37%) PRINCE2

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 27 (7.65%) WebSphere
2 17 (4.82%) WebLogic
3 14 (3.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (3.68%) Oracle Application Server
5 11 (3.12%) SharePoint
6 6 (1.70%) JBoss
7 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.13%) FileNet
8 3 (0.85%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.85%) Node.js
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.57%) CMS
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle 10gAS
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 48 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.38%) MS Office
3 12 (3.40%) Spreadsheet
4 10 (2.83%) MS Project
5 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.28%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.57%) Internet
1 2 (0.57%) FTP
2 1 (0.28%) ATM
2 1 (0.28%) LAN
2 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (20.40%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.35%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (5.10%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (4.82%) MS Access
6 14 (3.97%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (3.68%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (3.12%) Oracle Database
9 11 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (2.55%) DB2
11 8 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.98%) IBM InfoSphere
13 6 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.42%) QlikView
15 4 (1.13%) SQLPlus
15 4 (1.13%) Oracle Discoverer
15 4 (1.13%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (0.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (3.12%) Eclipse
2 10 (2.83%) Ant
3 8 (2.27%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 7 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (1.70%) Maven
6 5 (1.42%) JIRA
6 5 (1.42%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.13%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.85%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.85%) Subversion
9 2 (0.57%) PVCS
9 2 (0.57%) Toad
9 2 (0.57%) JDeveloper
9 2 (0.57%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.57%) Rational Application Developer
9 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
10 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.28%) MyEclipse
General
1 110 (31.16%) Finance
2 93 (26.35%) Front Office
3 74 (20.96%) Banking
4 34 (9.63%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.82%) Retail
6 7 (1.98%) Marketing
6 7 (1.98%) French Language
6 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.70%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.42%) Back Office
8 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.13%) Legal
10 3 (0.85%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 226 (64.02%) Developer
2 79 (22.38%) RAD Developer
3 59 (16.71%) Excel Developer
4 49 (13.88%) Analyst
5 36 (10.20%) VBA Developer
6 28 (7.93%) Java Developer
7 24 (6.80%) Business Analyst
8 23 (6.52%) C# Developer
9 22 (6.23%) Senior Developer
10 20 (5.67%) Project Manager
11 19 (5.38%) Solutions Designer
11 19 (5.38%) Designer
12 18 (5.10%) Excel VBA Developer
12 18 (5.10%) Front Office Developer
13 15 (4.25%) Architect
13 15 (4.25%) Test Analyst
14 13 (3.68%) Python Developer
14 13 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
15 12 (3.40%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (15.30%) .NET
2 31 (8.78%) Web Services
3 29 (8.22%) XML
3 29 (8.22%) HTML
4 27 (7.65%) J2EE
5 17 (4.82%) Spring
6 16 (4.53%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.97%) CSS
7 14 (3.97%) Hibernate
8 13 (3.68%) Ajax
9 11 (3.12%) JPA
9 11 (3.12%) jQuery
9 11 (3.12%) SOAP
10 10 (2.83%) JDBC
10 10 (2.83%) HTML5
11 9 (2.55%) JSP
12 8 (2.27%) XHTML
12 8 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
13 7 (1.98%) WCF
13 7 (1.98%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.58%) Derivative
2 43 (12.18%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.23%) Equity Derivative
4 21 (5.95%) Equities
5 15 (4.25%) Fixed Income
6 11 (3.12%) Hedge funds
7 7 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 7 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.70%) Economics
8 6 (1.70%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.42%) Mathematics
9 5 (1.42%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.85%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.85%) Open Source
12 2 (0.57%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.57%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.57%) Physics
12 2 (0.57%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.93%) Windows
2 13 (3.68%) Linux
3 11 (3.12%) UNIX
4 5 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (1.13%) VMS
5 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (0.85%) Solaris
7 2 (0.57%) HPUX
7 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (39.09%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (15.86%) Waterfall
3 31 (8.78%) RUP
4 29 (8.22%) SOA
5 26 (7.37%) PRINCE2
5 26 (7.37%) OO
5 26 (7.37%) Scrum
6 25 (7.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 25 (7.08%) Project Management
7 24 (6.80%) Business Analysis
8 21 (5.95%) Quantitative Analysis
8 21 (5.95%) UML
9 18 (5.10%) Software Testing
10 17 (4.82%) MVC
10 17 (4.82%) ETL
10 17 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
11 16 (4.53%) Validation
12 15 (4.25%) Migration
12 15 (4.25%) TDD
12 15 (4.25%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 135 (38.24%) VBA
2 133 (37.68%) SQL
3 116 (32.86%) Java
4 66 (18.70%) Python
5 62 (17.56%) C#
6 36 (10.20%) JavaScript
7 23 (6.52%) Golang
8 21 (5.95%) T-SQL
9 14 (3.97%) PL/SQL
9 14 (3.97%) C++
10 7 (1.98%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.42%) VB
11 5 (1.42%) C
12 4 (1.13%) R
12 4 (1.13%) Cython
13 3 (0.85%) Ruby
13 3 (0.85%) IPython
13 3 (0.85%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (12.46%) Degree
2 22 (6.23%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.53%) DV Cleared
3 16 (4.53%) ISEB
4 13 (3.68%) ISTQB
5 11 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.98%) PMP
6 7 (1.98%) PMI Certification
7 6 (1.70%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.57%) APMP
10 1 (0.28%) GNVQ
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.97%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.57%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.57%) HL7
3 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (14.45%) Oracle
2 48 (13.60%) Microsoft
3 19 (5.38%) IBM
4 13 (3.68%) Sybase
5 8 (2.27%) SAP
5 8 (2.27%) Telerik
6 4 (1.13%) Primavera
6 4 (1.13%) Red Hat
6 4 (1.13%) HP
7 3 (0.85%) hybris
7 3 (0.85%) FatWire
7 3 (0.85%) Progress
7 3 (0.85%) Business Objects
8 2 (0.57%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.57%) Serena
8 2 (0.57%) TOWER Software
8 2 (0.57%) Perforce
8 2 (0.57%) Teradata
8 2 (0.57%) Pega
9 1 (0.28%) Omniture
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