The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 458 341 368
Rank change year-on-year
-117 +27
Contract jobs citing RAD 129 208 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.60% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 125 141
Average daily rate £450 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £331 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 -
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -160 112 £450 -14.28% 37
London -64 89 £500 -4.76% 22
City of London -34 25 £500 - 7
East of England -25 10 £439 -2.50% 4
Hertfordshire -7 6 £450 - 1
Manchester -14 5 £406 +16.07%
North West -20 5 £388 +29.16% 1
Scotland -22 5 - -
Watford -14 3 - -
Cardiff -15 3 £375 -
South Wales -15 3 £375 - 1
West Midlands -16 3 £363 -
Wales -17 3 £375 - 1
Yorkshire -22 3 £210 -38.23%
Edinburgh -28 3 - -
Newport - 3 £375 -
West Yorkshire -21 2 £286 -15.80%
Essex -27 2 £240 -46.66%
South East -29 2 £400 -5.88% 7
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 2
Leeds - 2 £286 -
Coventry - 2 £363 -
Stirling +4 1 - -
Glasgow -2 1 - -
South West -22 1 £363 - 1
Lancashire -24 1 £388 +55.00%
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Croydon - 1 £450 -
Brentwood - 1 £240 -
Bristol - 1 £363 - 1

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 111 (44.58%) SQL
2 84 (33.73%) C#
3 72 (28.92%) Finance
4 70 (28.11%) .NET
5 68 (27.31%) Java
6 55 (22.09%) Banking
7 53 (21.29%) HTML
7 53 (21.29%) VBA
8 46 (18.47%) Waterfall
9 44 (17.67%) JavaScript
10 43 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (17.27%) Front Office
11 41 (16.47%) J2EE
11 41 (16.47%) Oracle
11 41 (16.47%) UNIX
12 40 (16.06%) XML
12 40 (16.06%) OO
13 39 (15.66%) SQL Server
14 37 (14.86%) Eclipse
15 35 (14.06%) UML
15 35 (14.06%) JSP
15 35 (14.06%) Retail
16 34 (13.65%) Scrum
17 33 (13.25%) WebSphere
18 31 (12.45%) Linux
18 31 (12.45%) Perl
18 31 (12.45%) Ajax
19 30 (12.05%) EJB
19 30 (12.05%) IBM
19 30 (12.05%) Subversion

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (13.25%) WebSphere
2 24 (9.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 19 (7.63%) MQSeries
4 6 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.01%) Confluence
6 4 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.80%) CMS
7 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.80%) IIS
7 2 (0.80%) Apache
7 2 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.40%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 24 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.02%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.21%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (2.41%) MS Project
5 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.20%) MS Office
6 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.40%) Maya
Business Applications
1 19 (7.63%) Tridion
2 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.20%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.03%) Internet
2 3 (1.20%) Unified Communications
2 3 (1.20%) Wireless
3 2 (0.80%) Firewall
3 2 (0.80%) HTTP
4 1 (0.40%) SSH
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) SMTP
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 29 (11.65%) Relational Database
3 28 (11.24%) DB2
4 22 (8.84%) RDBMS
5 19 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (4.02%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.81%) QlikView
10 5 (2.01%) Oracle Database
10 5 (2.01%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (1.20%) MS Access
11 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.20%) EDMS
11 3 (1.20%) Siebel EIM
12 2 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.80%) MySQL
13 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.40%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 37 (14.86%) Eclipse
2 30 (12.05%) Subversion
3 23 (9.24%) Ant
3 23 (9.24%) JUnit
4 21 (8.43%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 19 (7.63%) Log4j
6 13 (5.22%) Visual Studio
7 8 (3.21%) JIRA
7 8 (3.21%) Rational Application Developer
8 7 (2.81%) Git (software)
8 7 (2.81%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.01%) FishEye
10 5 (2.01%) ClearCase
11 4 (1.61%) ClearQuest
12 2 (0.80%) Maven
13 1 (0.40%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.40%) TortoiseSVN
13 1 (0.40%) Jtest
General
1 72 (28.92%) Finance
2 55 (22.09%) Banking
3 43 (17.27%) Front Office
4 35 (14.06%) Retail
5 24 (9.64%) Investment Banking
6 23 (9.24%) Manufacturing
7 9 (3.61%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.61%) Advertising
9 3 (1.20%) Marketing
10 2 (0.80%) Legal
10 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.40%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.40%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.40%) French Language
11 1 (0.40%) German Language
11 1 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.40%) Automotive
11 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 155 (62.25%) Developer
2 42 (16.87%) RAD Developer
3 33 (13.25%) Analyst
4 32 (12.85%) Java Developer
5 22 (8.84%) Excel Developer
6 21 (8.43%) Project Manager
7 20 (8.03%) C# Developer
7 20 (8.03%) VBA Developer
8 19 (7.63%) Business Analyst
9 17 (6.83%) .NET Developer
10 15 (6.02%) Architect
11 12 (4.82%) Excel VBA Developer
12 11 (4.42%) Front Office Developer
13 10 (4.02%) SQL Developer
14 8 (3.21%) Systems Analyst
15 7 (2.81%) Agile Business Analyst
15 7 (2.81%) JavaScript Developer
16 6 (2.41%) Test Analyst
16 6 (2.41%) Senior Developer
16 6 (2.41%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (28.11%) .NET
2 53 (21.29%) HTML
3 41 (16.47%) J2EE
4 40 (16.06%) XML
5 35 (14.06%) JSP
6 31 (12.45%) Ajax
7 30 (12.05%) EJB
8 28 (11.24%) Struts
9 23 (9.24%) Servlets
10 22 (8.84%) JDBC
10 22 (8.84%) XSLT
10 22 (8.84%) XHTML
11 21 (8.43%) JSTL
11 21 (8.43%) JMS
12 19 (7.63%) .NET Framework
12 19 (7.63%) XMLBeans
12 19 (7.63%) CSS
12 19 (7.63%) ASP.NET
13 16 (6.43%) REST
14 11 (4.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.84%) Fixed Income
2 20 (8.03%) Web 2.0
2 20 (8.03%) Derivative
3 13 (5.22%) Equities
4 12 (4.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (4.82%) Market Risk
5 10 (4.02%) Video on Demand
6 9 (3.61%) Credit Risk
7 8 (3.21%) Credit Derivative
8 7 (2.81%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.41%) Computer Science
10 5 (2.01%) PMI
11 3 (1.20%) Smart Meter
11 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.20%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.80%) Cryptography
12 2 (0.80%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.80%) PKI
12 2 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 41 (16.47%) UNIX
2 31 (12.45%) Linux
3 26 (10.44%) Windows
4 23 (9.24%) Solaris
5 19 (7.63%) HPUX
6 10 (4.02%) Windows Phone 8
6 10 (4.02%) Windows Phone
7 7 (2.81%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.81%) Mac OS X
8 4 (1.61%) AIX
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.40%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.47%) Waterfall
2 43 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (16.06%) OO
4 35 (14.06%) UML
5 34 (13.65%) Scrum
6 26 (10.44%) Project Management
6 26 (10.44%) E-Commerce
7 25 (10.04%) PRINCE2
8 22 (8.84%) Content Management
9 20 (8.03%) Business Analysis
10 19 (7.63%) ITIL
11 17 (6.83%) RUP
12 15 (6.02%) Analytics
12 15 (6.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (6.02%) MVC
13 14 (5.62%) Migration
14 13 (5.22%) Enterprise Architecture
15 12 (4.82%) TDD
15 12 (4.82%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 111 (44.58%) SQL
2 84 (33.73%) C#
3 68 (27.31%) Java
4 53 (21.29%) VBA
5 44 (17.67%) JavaScript
6 31 (12.45%) Perl
7 21 (8.43%) Python
8 19 (7.63%) XPath
8 19 (7.63%) Bash Shell
8 19 (7.63%) C++
9 14 (5.62%) T-SQL
10 12 (4.82%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.42%) PL/SQL
12 6 (2.41%) VB
13 4 (1.61%) Scala
14 3 (1.20%) Ruby
14 3 (1.20%) ABAP
14 3 (1.20%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.80%) COBOL
15 2 (0.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (4.02%) Degree
2 8 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.41%) MBA
3 6 (2.41%) PMI Certification
3 6 (2.41%) ISEB
4 5 (2.01%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) APMP
5 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (1.20%) PMP
6 2 (0.80%) PhD
6 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.61%) QA
1 4 (1.61%) Basel III
2 1 (0.40%) CRD IV
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.40%) nmon
3 1 (0.40%) SCCM
3 1 (0.40%) SCOM
3 1 (0.40%) Control-M
Vendors
1 41 (16.47%) Oracle
2 30 (12.05%) IBM
3 24 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 20 (8.03%) ATG
5 19 (7.63%) Blue Martini
5 19 (7.63%) Elastic Path
5 19 (7.63%) Interwoven
6 12 (4.82%) Telerik
7 8 (3.21%) SAP
8 6 (2.41%) Atlassian
9 5 (2.01%) Sybase
9 5 (2.01%) HP
10 4 (1.61%) webMethods
11 3 (1.20%) JBoss
11 3 (1.20%) Siebel
11 3 (1.20%) Perforce
12 2 (0.80%) FatWire
12 2 (0.80%) Reuters
12 2 (0.80%) Bloomberg
12 2 (0.80%) Adobe
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
HFG
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 24 days ago