The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
UK
Rank 523 532 446
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -86
Contract jobs citing RAD 74 90 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.22% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 57 99
Median daily rate £450 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £371 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £21.50 £41.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.87% +83.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £41.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-47.87% +83.33%

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
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 73 £450 -12.19% 18
London -1 46 £488 -15.21% 7
East of England +3 8 £260 -52.72% 2
North West +28 6 £375 -16.66%
City of London -7 6 £475 -20.83% 3
Essex +4 5 £260 -60.00%
South East +10 4 £500 +13.63% 2
East Midlands +2 4 £308 +0.40% 1
South West +8 2 £450 -5.26%
Cambridge +2 2 - -
Derbyshire +2 2 £275 -4.34%
West Sussex +1 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -1 2 - -
Burgess Hill - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £375 -
Chester - 2 £375 -
Berkshire +14 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire +8 1 £315 -3.07% 1
Liverpool +3 1 - -
Derby +3 1 £250 -13.04%
Nottingham +1 1 £315 -3.07%
Merseyside -2 1 - -
West Midlands -9 1 - - 5
Wales - 1 £363 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £363 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £450 -
South Wales - 1 £363 -
Solihull - 1 - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RAD.

1 124 (69.27%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (45.25%) Java
3 67 (37.43%) Oracle
4 61 (34.08%) SQL
5 50 (27.93%) Data Modelling
6 48 (26.82%) TDD
7 47 (26.26%) Finance
8 44 (24.58%) Web Services
9 43 (24.02%) Waterfall
10 39 (21.79%) Banking
10 39 (21.79%) Spring
11 38 (21.23%) OO
12 37 (20.67%) Data Warehouse
13 34 (18.99%) SOAP
14 33 (18.44%) JavaScript
14 33 (18.44%) ETL
15 32 (17.88%) Scrum
16 31 (17.32%) Eclipse
17 28 (15.64%) REST
18 27 (15.08%) Linux
19 26 (14.53%) J2EE
19 26 (14.53%) WebSphere
20 25 (13.97%) Dimensional Modelling
20 25 (13.97%) Oracle ODI
20 25 (13.97%) Netezza
21 24 (13.41%) Maven
21 24 (13.41%) C#
21 24 (13.41%) XML
22 23 (12.85%) VBA
22 23 (12.85%) JUnit

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (14.53%) WebSphere
2 18 (10.06%) WebLogic
3 15 (8.38%) Tomcat
4 14 (7.82%) JBoss
5 9 (5.03%) GlassFish
6 8 (4.47%) Apache
6 8 (4.47%) CMS
6 8 (4.47%) MQSeries
7 6 (3.35%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.68%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (1.68%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.12%) IIS
10 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 12 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.03%) MS Office
3 8 (4.47%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (3.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.56%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.79%) Office 365
2 3 (1.68%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.12%) GitHub
4 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) SaaS
4 1 (0.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.79%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.23%) Internet
3 2 (1.12%) DWDM
3 2 (1.12%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.56%) Skype
4 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (20.67%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (13.97%) Oracle ODI
3 21 (11.73%) SQL Server
4 14 (7.82%) Oracle Database
4 14 (7.82%) Relational Database
5 13 (7.26%) RDBMS
6 12 (6.70%) MySQL
7 9 (5.03%) MS Access
8 7 (3.91%) Big Data
9 6 (3.35%) OLTP
9 6 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (2.79%) OLAP
10 5 (2.79%) Oracle OLAP
10 5 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (2.23%) Data Lake
11 4 (2.23%) Hadoop
11 4 (2.23%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.68%) DB2
12 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (17.32%) Eclipse
2 24 (13.41%) Maven
3 23 (12.85%) JUnit
4 22 (12.29%) Git (software)
5 17 (9.50%) Selenium
6 15 (8.38%) IntelliJ
7 13 (7.26%) Gradle
7 13 (7.26%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.26%) JProfiler
7 13 (7.26%) SonarQube
8 12 (6.70%) Ant
9 11 (6.15%) Subversion
10 9 (5.03%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 8 (4.47%) JIRA
11 8 (4.47%) Mockito
12 7 (3.91%) Bitbucket
13 6 (3.35%) HP UFT
13 6 (3.35%) JMeter
13 6 (3.35%) LoadRunner
13 6 (3.35%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 47 (26.26%) Finance
2 39 (21.79%) Banking
3 17 (9.50%) Front Office
4 9 (5.03%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.23%) Back Office
5 4 (2.23%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.68%) Advertising
6 3 (1.68%) Retail
7 2 (1.12%) Legal
7 2 (1.12%) Marketing
7 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (54.75%) Developer
2 35 (19.55%) Java Developer
3 33 (18.44%) Analyst
4 24 (13.41%) Oracle Developer
5 20 (11.17%) Business Analyst
5 20 (11.17%) Designer
5 20 (11.17%) ETL Designer
5 20 (11.17%) ETL Developer
5 20 (11.17%) Oracle ETL Developer
6 14 (7.82%) Architect
6 14 (7.82%) RAD Developer
6 14 (7.82%) Tester
7 13 (7.26%) SQL Developer
8 10 (5.59%) C# Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Senior Developer
9 9 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
10 8 (4.47%) VBA Developer
11 7 (3.91%) Hybris Developer
12 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Architect
12 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (24.58%) Web Services
2 39 (21.79%) Spring
3 34 (18.99%) SOAP
4 28 (15.64%) REST
5 26 (14.53%) J2EE
6 24 (13.41%) XML
7 21 (11.73%) Hibernate
8 19 (10.61%) JSON
8 19 (10.61%) Spring Boot
9 18 (10.06%) AngularJS
10 17 (9.50%) .NET
10 17 (9.50%) RESTful
11 15 (8.38%) HTML
11 15 (8.38%) JPA
12 14 (7.82%) Ajax
12 14 (7.82%) JSTL
13 13 (7.26%) Backbone.js
13 13 (7.26%) Java EE
13 13 (7.26%) Struts
14 12 (6.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.94%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.15%) Derivative
3 11 (6.15%) Mathematics
4 10 (5.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (3.35%) Mobile Payment
6 6 (3.35%) PKI
6 6 (3.35%) User Experience
7 5 (2.79%) Fintech
7 5 (2.79%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.68%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.68%) Taxonomies
8 3 (1.68%) Visualisation
9 2 (1.12%) Reinsurance
9 2 (1.12%) Video on Demand
10 1 (0.56%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.08%) Linux
2 18 (10.06%) Unix
3 14 (7.82%) Solaris
4 13 (7.26%) Windows
5 8 (4.47%) HPUX
6 4 (2.23%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 2 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (69.27%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.93%) Data Modelling
3 48 (26.82%) TDD
4 43 (24.02%) Waterfall
5 38 (21.23%) OO
6 33 (18.44%) ETL
7 32 (17.88%) Scrum
8 25 (13.97%) Dimensional Modelling
9 23 (12.85%) SDLC
10 21 (11.73%) Software Engineering
11 20 (11.17%) E-Commerce
12 19 (10.61%) UML
12 19 (10.61%) Unit Testing
13 18 (10.06%) RUP
14 16 (8.94%) Validation
15 15 (8.38%) Open Source
15 15 (8.38%) Performance Testing
15 15 (8.38%) Project Management
16 14 (7.82%) Front End Development
16 14 (7.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 81 (45.25%) Java
2 61 (34.08%) SQL
3 33 (18.44%) JavaScript
4 24 (13.41%) C#
5 23 (12.85%) VBA
6 17 (9.50%) C
7 15 (8.38%) Python
8 11 (6.15%) T-SQL
9 10 (5.59%) VB
10 7 (3.91%) PL/SQL
11 4 (2.23%) C++
11 4 (2.23%) Groovy
11 4 (2.23%) Perl
11 4 (2.23%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.68%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.68%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.12%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.56%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 22 (12.29%) Degree
2 8 (4.47%) ISEB
2 8 (4.47%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.23%) DV Cleared
3 4 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.68%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.68%) PMP
4 3 (1.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.56%) APMP
5 1 (0.56%) PhD
5 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.82%) QA
2 4 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.12%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.12%) EMIR
3 2 (1.12%) MiFID
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.35%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.68%) Docker
3 3 (1.68%) HDFS
4 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (3.35%) OpenView
1 6 (3.35%) Tivoli
2 5 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.23%) SCCM
4 3 (1.68%) Hadoop YARN
4 3 (1.68%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.68%) MOM
5 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 67 (37.43%) Oracle
2 25 (13.97%) Netezza
3 18 (10.06%) IBM
4 17 (9.50%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.15%) hybris
6 8 (4.47%) Bloomberg
7 7 (3.91%) VMware
8 6 (3.35%) BMC
8 6 (3.35%) HP
8 6 (3.35%) Perforce
8 6 (3.35%) Sun
9 5 (2.79%) MuleSoft
9 5 (2.79%) Sybase
10 4 (2.23%) Reuters
10 4 (2.23%) SAP
10 4 (2.23%) Siebel
11 3 (1.68%) ATG
11 3 (1.68%) Blue Martini
11 3 (1.68%) Informatica
11 3 (1.68%) Interwoven
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