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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 565 464 482
Rank change year-on-year
-101 +18
Contract jobs citing RAD 86 161 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.30% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 123 69
Median daily rate £470 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £320 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year
- -7.51%

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
43851 42877 41677
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 79.19% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29046 27097 26309
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1017 1228 1245
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £28.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +4.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%

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 24 May 2016.

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 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -77 77 £470 +4.44% 18
London -61 49 £500 +6.66% 10
City of London +21 12 £535 -2.72% 2
East of England +5 12 £413 +10.00% 1
Scotland -7 9 £475 +15.15% 1
Edinburgh -8 7 £475 +15.15%
Essex - 6 £400 - 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £470 +56.66% 2
Norfolk 0 4 £465 -2.10%
Norwich -2 4 £465 -2.10%
South East -22 4 £450 +20.64%
Sheffield - 4 £465 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £465 -
South West - 3 £180 - 1
West Midlands -5 2 £368 -36.08%
East Midlands - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £175 -
Coventry - 2 £368 -
East Anglia - 2 £448 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £438 -
Northampton - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £438 -
Bournemouth - 2 £175 -
Glasgow +5 1 - - 1
Hampshire +3 1 - -
North West -9 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -10 1 £480 +60.00% 2
Leeds -12 1 £480 +42.22% 1
Manchester - 1 - - 3

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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.

1 114 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (39.06%) SQL
3 62 (32.29%) Java
4 55 (28.65%) Web Services
5 53 (27.60%) HTML
6 52 (27.08%) Finance
7 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
8 49 (25.52%) Oracle
9 48 (25.00%) C#
9 48 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 46 (23.96%) VBA
11 36 (18.75%) .NET
11 36 (18.75%) Banking
12 35 (18.23%) CSS
12 35 (18.23%) Waterfall
13 34 (17.71%) Microsoft
14 33 (17.19%) J2EE
15 32 (16.67%) Windows
15 32 (16.67%) OO
16 31 (16.15%) RUP
17 29 (15.10%) MS Excel
17 29 (15.10%) Front Office
18 28 (14.58%) Relational Database
19 26 (13.54%) XML
20 25 (13.02%) ASP.NET
21 24 (12.50%) Ajax
21 24 (12.50%) HTML5
22 23 (11.98%) Spring
22 23 (11.98%) Linux
23 21 (10.94%) Unix

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 14 (7.29%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 12 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 9 (4.69%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.60%) IIS
6 4 (2.08%) Apache Pig
7 3 (1.56%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.04%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) Apache
9 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (15.10%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.77%) MS Office
3 6 (3.13%) MS Project
4 5 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Global One
1 2 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.52%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.52%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
1 2 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
2 1 (0.52%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.69%) Internet
2 6 (3.13%) LDAP
3 3 (1.56%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) LAN
4 1 (0.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (26.56%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.58%) Relational Database
3 14 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (5.73%) MS Access
5 10 (5.21%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.17%) Big Data
6 8 (4.17%) DB2
7 7 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.13%) RDBMS
8 6 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.60%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.60%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.08%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.04%) FileMaker
12 2 (1.04%) OLAP
13 1 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
13 1 (0.52%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 13 (6.77%) Ant
1 13 (6.77%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.25%) Subversion
3 9 (4.69%) JIRA
3 9 (4.69%) Maven
3 9 (4.69%) Rational Application Developer
4 8 (4.17%) Hudson
4 8 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 8 (4.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 6 (3.13%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.08%) Apache Ivy
6 4 (2.08%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.08%) Gradle
6 4 (2.08%) Grunt
6 4 (2.08%) gulp
6 4 (2.08%) Jasmine
6 4 (2.08%) JUnit
6 4 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (27.08%) Finance
2 36 (18.75%) Banking
3 29 (15.10%) Front Office
4 12 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.69%) Marketing
6 6 (3.13%) Financial Institution
7 4 (2.08%) Retail
8 3 (1.56%) Advertising
9 2 (1.04%) Automotive
9 2 (1.04%) Games
9 2 (1.04%) Publishing
10 1 (0.52%) International Banking
10 1 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 94 (48.96%) Developer
2 36 (18.75%) Analyst
3 30 (15.63%) Business Analyst
4 28 (14.58%) RAD Developer
5 24 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 21 (10.94%) C# Developer
7 20 (10.42%) Architect
7 20 (10.42%) VBA Developer
8 17 (8.85%) Designer
8 17 (8.85%) Excel Developer
8 17 (8.85%) Solutions Designer
9 16 (8.33%) Excel VBA Developer
10 14 (7.29%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (6.25%) Project Manager
11 12 (6.25%) Senior Developer
12 10 (5.21%) .NET Developer
12 10 (5.21%) SQL Developer
13 9 (4.69%) C# .NET Developer
14 8 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
15 7 (3.65%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (28.65%) Web Services
2 53 (27.60%) HTML
3 36 (18.75%) .NET
4 35 (18.23%) CSS
5 33 (17.19%) J2EE
6 26 (13.54%) XML
7 25 (13.02%) ASP.NET
8 24 (12.50%) Ajax
8 24 (12.50%) HTML5
9 23 (11.98%) Spring
10 19 (9.90%) Hibernate
11 18 (9.38%) AngularJS
12 16 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
13 15 (7.81%) JSP
14 13 (6.77%) JPA
14 13 (6.77%) Struts
15 11 (5.73%) JSTL
16 10 (5.21%) EJB
16 10 (5.21%) RESTful
17 9 (4.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.21%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.21%) Web 2.0
3 8 (4.17%) Derivative
4 6 (3.13%) Clustering
4 6 (3.13%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.13%) Mainframe
4 6 (3.13%) PKI
4 6 (3.13%) Video on Demand
4 6 (3.13%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.08%) Equity Derivative
5 4 (2.08%) User Experience
6 3 (1.56%) Equities
6 3 (1.56%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.04%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.04%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.04%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.52%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.67%) Windows
2 23 (11.98%) Linux
3 21 (10.94%) Unix
4 8 (4.17%) Solaris
5 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.52%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (59.38%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (18.23%) Waterfall
3 32 (16.67%) OO
4 31 (16.15%) RUP
5 21 (10.94%) Data Modelling
5 21 (10.94%) MVC
6 20 (10.42%) SDLC
6 20 (10.42%) SOA
7 19 (9.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 18 (9.38%) Scrum
8 18 (9.38%) UML
9 16 (8.33%) Migration
10 15 (7.81%) Asset Management
10 15 (7.81%) Technical Architecture
10 15 (7.81%) Use Case
10 15 (7.81%) Web Development
11 14 (7.29%) PRINCE2
11 14 (7.29%) Project Management
11 14 (7.29%) TDD
12 13 (6.77%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 75 (39.06%) SQL
2 62 (32.29%) Java
3 48 (25.00%) C#
3 48 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 46 (23.96%) VBA
5 11 (5.73%) PowerShell
6 9 (4.69%) Perl
6 9 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.65%) C++
7 7 (3.65%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.13%) Ruby
9 5 (2.60%) Python
10 4 (2.08%) ES6
10 4 (2.08%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.56%) C
11 3 (1.56%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.04%) VB
13 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (8.85%) Degree
2 13 (6.77%) Security Cleared
3 11 (5.73%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.17%) ISEB
5 6 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.52%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.52%) PMP
7 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.21%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (4.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (3.13%) Veritas File System
2 6 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (2.08%) HDFS
4 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.13%) Nagios
1 6 (3.13%) TADDM
2 3 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.52%) Puppet
3 1 (0.52%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 49 (25.52%) Oracle
2 34 (17.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (6.25%) Sybase
4 9 (4.69%) IBM
5 6 (3.13%) Veritas
6 5 (2.60%) ATG
6 5 (2.60%) Bloomberg
6 5 (2.60%) hybris
6 5 (2.60%) Perforce
7 4 (2.08%) Google
7 4 (2.08%) HP
7 4 (2.08%) Telerik
8 3 (1.56%) Sencha
9 2 (1.04%) CA
9 2 (1.04%) FatWire
9 2 (1.04%) Omniture
9 2 (1.04%) Rally
9 2 (1.04%) Twitter
10 1 (0.52%) SIMUL8
10 1 (0.52%) VMware
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