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 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 392 445 340
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -105
Contract jobs citing RAD 191 121 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.32% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 57 117
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£475 £488 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £340 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £591 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.73% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 - £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 - £39.00

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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 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 4 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 +54 167 £495 -1.00% 25
London +28 118 £500 -4.39% 15
City of London +33 38 £525 +5.00% 4
Scotland -1 20 £420 +6.32% 1
South East -18 12 £450 +5.88% 3
Edinburgh -10 11 £416 +5.37% 1
East of England +7 10 £475 -9.52% 4
Yorkshire -14 8 £325 +54.76% 2
West Yorkshire -19 6 £375 +31.00% 2
Stirling - 6 - -
West Midlands -7 5 £425 -5.55%
North West -12 5 £306 -
Leeds -12 5 £375 +31.00%
Berkshire +4 3 £450 +28.57% 1
Manchester -13 3 £288 -
Midlands - 3 - -
South West - 3 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes -7 2 £363 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £363 - 2
Hampshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £400 - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £396 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Worcester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Surrey - - - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 128 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (37.65%) VBA
3 121 (36.45%) SQL
4 117 (35.24%) Java
5 101 (30.42%) Finance
6 75 (22.59%) Front Office
7 70 (21.08%) Banking
8 65 (19.58%) SQL Server
9 57 (17.17%) C#
10 51 (15.36%) Oracle
11 48 (14.46%) Waterfall
12 44 (13.25%) Python
13 42 (12.65%) Derivative
14 40 (12.05%) Web Services
14 40 (12.05%) JavaScript
14 40 (12.05%) .NET
15 39 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
16 38 (11.45%) MS Excel
16 38 (11.45%) Microsoft
17 37 (11.14%) WebSphere
18 36 (10.84%) Degree
18 36 (10.84%) J2EE
19 33 (9.94%) Relational Database
20 31 (9.34%) MVC
21 29 (8.73%) IBM
21 29 (8.73%) SOA
22 28 (8.43%) HTML
22 28 (8.43%) XML
22 28 (8.43%) Investment Banking
23 27 (8.13%) Windows

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 37 (11.14%) WebSphere
2 15 (4.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (4.22%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 11 (3.31%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.51%) FileNet
6 5 (1.51%) JBoss
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle 10gAS
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.60%) Node.js
8 2 (0.60%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.30%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 20 (6.02%) MS Office
3 11 (3.31%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (2.71%) MS Project
5 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.30%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (2.71%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.60%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.30%) Bond Adapt
3 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.30%) Internet
1 1 (0.30%) FTP
1 1 (0.30%) ATM
1 1 (0.30%) LAN
1 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 33 (9.94%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (4.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (3.92%) Oracle Database
6 12 (3.61%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (3.31%) MS Access
8 9 (2.71%) DB2
9 8 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (2.11%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.11%) IBM InfoSphere
11 6 (1.81%) QlikView
12 5 (1.51%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
13 4 (1.20%) Star Schema
13 4 (1.20%) SQLPlus
13 4 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (3.31%) Eclipse
2 9 (2.71%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (2.41%) Ant
3 8 (2.41%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 6 (1.81%) Maven
5 5 (1.51%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.20%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.20%) JIRA
6 4 (1.20%) JUnit
6 4 (1.20%) Subversion
7 3 (0.90%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.90%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.90%) Toad
7 3 (0.90%) PVCS
7 3 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.60%) Rational Application Developer
9 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.30%) NUnit
General
1 101 (30.42%) Finance
2 75 (22.59%) Front Office
3 70 (21.08%) Banking
4 28 (8.43%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.61%) Retail
6 7 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.11%) Marketing
7 5 (1.51%) Back Office
7 5 (1.51%) Legal
7 5 (1.51%) French Language
8 4 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.90%) Law
10 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.30%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 219 (65.96%) Developer
2 70 (21.08%) RAD Developer
3 53 (15.96%) Excel Developer
4 37 (11.14%) Analyst
5 31 (9.34%) VBA Developer
6 25 (7.53%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.42%) C# Developer
7 18 (5.42%) Project Manager
8 17 (5.12%) Business Analyst
9 16 (4.82%) Architect
9 16 (4.82%) Front Office Developer
9 16 (4.82%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.52%) Solutions Designer
10 15 (4.52%) Designer
11 13 (3.92%) SQL Developer
11 13 (3.92%) Excel VBA Developer
12 12 (3.61%) Solutions Architect
13 11 (3.31%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (3.31%) Test Analyst
14 10 (3.01%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.05%) Web Services
1 40 (12.05%) .NET
2 36 (10.84%) J2EE
3 28 (8.43%) HTML
3 28 (8.43%) XML
4 24 (7.23%) CSS
5 19 (5.72%) JSP
6 18 (5.42%) JDBC
6 18 (5.42%) ASP.NET
7 16 (4.82%) Spring
8 13 (3.92%) Hibernate
8 13 (3.92%) Struts
8 13 (3.92%) Ajax
9 11 (3.31%) jQuery
9 11 (3.31%) REST
10 10 (3.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 10 (3.01%) JPA
10 10 (3.01%) EJB
10 10 (3.01%) Servlets
10 10 (3.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (12.65%) Derivative
2 39 (11.75%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.72%) Equity Derivative
3 19 (5.72%) Equities
4 10 (3.01%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.11%) Market Risk
6 6 (1.81%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.81%) Economics
6 6 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 4 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.90%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.90%) Physics
9 2 (0.60%) User Experience
9 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.60%) Credit Derivative
10 1 (0.30%) NHS
10 1 (0.30%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.13%) Windows
2 12 (3.61%) UNIX
2 12 (3.61%) Linux
3 5 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.20%) VMS
5 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
5 3 (0.90%) Solaris
6 2 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (0.60%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (38.55%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (14.46%) Waterfall
3 31 (9.34%) MVC
4 29 (8.73%) SOA
5 27 (8.13%) RUP
6 23 (6.93%) PRINCE2
6 23 (6.93%) OO
7 21 (6.33%) UML
7 21 (6.33%) E-Commerce
7 21 (6.33%) Scrum
8 20 (6.02%) ETL
8 20 (6.02%) Unit Testing
9 19 (5.72%) Business Analysis
9 19 (5.72%) Project Management
10 18 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (5.12%) Quantitative Analysis
12 15 (4.52%) ITIL
12 15 (4.52%) Technical Architecture
13 14 (4.22%) Release Management
13 14 (4.22%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 125 (37.65%) VBA
2 121 (36.45%) SQL
3 117 (35.24%) Java
4 57 (17.17%) C#
5 44 (13.25%) Python
6 40 (12.05%) JavaScript
7 26 (7.83%) T-SQL
8 18 (5.42%) PL/SQL
9 11 (3.31%) C++
10 9 (2.71%) VB.NET
11 5 (1.51%) C
12 4 (1.20%) Perl
12 4 (1.20%) VB
13 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.90%) Cython
14 2 (0.60%) IPython
14 2 (0.60%) Ruby
14 2 (0.60%) COBOL
15 1 (0.30%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (10.84%) Degree
2 22 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 15 (4.52%) DV Cleared
4 13 (3.92%) ISEB
5 10 (3.01%) ISTQB
6 9 (2.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 8 (2.41%) VCP4
8 7 (2.11%) PMP
8 7 (2.11%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.81%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.30%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.30%) PhD
10 1 (0.30%) GNVQ
10 1 (0.30%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.61%) QA
2 2 (0.60%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.60%) HL7
2 2 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.30%) COBIT
3 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) BladeLogic
1 1 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 51 (15.36%) Oracle
2 38 (11.45%) Microsoft
3 29 (8.73%) IBM
4 13 (3.92%) Sybase
5 10 (3.01%) SAP
6 8 (2.41%) Telerik
7 4 (1.20%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.20%) HP
8 3 (0.90%) Serena
8 3 (0.90%) FatWire
8 3 (0.90%) Bloomberg
9 2 (0.60%) Tableau
9 2 (0.60%) Primavera
9 2 (0.60%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.60%) Perforce
10 1 (0.30%) Teradata
10 1 (0.30%) Niku
10 1 (0.30%) StatPro
10 1 (0.30%) Pegasus
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