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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 427 433 355
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -78
Contract jobs citing RAD 157 120 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.25% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.34% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 66 117
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£500 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £345 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £403 £405
% change year-on-year
+11.80% -0.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 - £35.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 - £38.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £37.00

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

RAD Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 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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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 +23 151 £500 -9.09% 15
London +27 113 £525 -4.54% 5
City of London +31 36 £525 +0.19% 3
East of England -1 8 £475 +3.82%
Yorkshire -3 8 £325 +85.71% 1
South East -6 7 £450 +5.88% 3
West Yorkshire -4 5 £375 - 1
North West - 5 £306 - 1
Leeds -11 4 £375 - 1
Scotland -15 4 £525 +32.91%
Manchester - 4 £306 - 1
Berkshire +3 3 £450 +16.12%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Hertfordshire +1 1 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £425 -5.55% 1
Stirling - 1 - -
Taunton - - - -
Worcester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 118 (41.55%) Java
2 110 (38.73%) SQL
3 100 (35.21%) VBA
3 100 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
4 85 (29.93%) Finance
5 67 (23.59%) Banking
6 63 (22.18%) C#
7 62 (21.83%) Front Office
8 58 (20.42%) SQL Server
9 48 (16.90%) Oracle
10 40 (14.08%) JavaScript
10 40 (14.08%) Web Services
11 39 (13.73%) Python
11 39 (13.73%) Derivative
12 37 (13.03%) MVC
13 36 (12.68%) J2EE
13 36 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
14 35 (12.32%) Relational Database
14 35 (12.32%) WebSphere
15 34 (11.97%) .NET
16 33 (11.62%) Waterfall
17 31 (10.92%) HTML
18 30 (10.56%) Windows
19 28 (9.86%) IBM
20 27 (9.51%) XML
20 27 (9.51%) CSS
21 26 (9.15%) T-SQL
22 25 (8.80%) MS Excel
23 24 (8.45%) ETL
24 23 (8.10%) OO

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (12.32%) WebSphere
2 14 (4.93%) Oracle Application Server
2 14 (4.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 11 (3.87%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.76%) FileNet
6 4 (1.41%) JBoss
7 3 (1.06%) Oracle 10gAS
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.70%) CMS
8 2 (0.70%) Apache
8 2 (0.70%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (8.80%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.63%) MS Office
3 11 (3.87%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.41%) MS Project
5 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.35%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Bond Adapt
2 1 (0.35%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.35%) FTP
2 1 (0.35%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (20.42%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.32%) Relational Database
3 23 (8.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (6.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (4.23%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.52%) Oracle Database
8 9 (3.17%) QlikView
8 9 (3.17%) DB2
8 9 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (2.82%) MS Access
10 7 (2.46%) IBM InfoSphere
10 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.46%) Star Schema
11 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (1.76%) Oracle Discoverer
13 4 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.41%) SQLPlus
13 4 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (5.63%) Eclipse
2 9 (3.17%) Oracle Forms
3 8 (2.82%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 7 (2.46%) Maven
5 5 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.76%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.41%) Subversion
6 4 (1.41%) Toad
6 4 (1.41%) Ant
6 4 (1.41%) JUnit
6 4 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.41%) JIRA
7 3 (1.06%) PVCS
7 3 (1.06%) JDeveloper
7 3 (1.06%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.70%) ClearQuest
8 2 (0.70%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.70%) Rational Application Developer
8 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
8 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
General
1 85 (29.93%) Finance
2 67 (23.59%) Banking
3 62 (21.83%) Front Office
4 23 (8.10%) Investment Banking
5 10 (3.52%) Retail
6 8 (2.82%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.82%) Marketing
7 4 (1.41%) Legal
7 4 (1.41%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.70%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Welsh Language
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.35%) Law
9 1 (0.35%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 202 (71.13%) Developer
2 58 (20.42%) RAD Developer
3 39 (13.73%) Excel Developer
4 29 (10.21%) Analyst
4 29 (10.21%) VBA Developer
5 20 (7.04%) Java Developer
6 17 (5.99%) C# Developer
7 15 (5.28%) Business Analyst
8 14 (4.93%) Front Office Developer
9 13 (4.58%) Architect
9 13 (4.58%) SQL Developer
10 12 (4.23%) Solutions Designer
10 12 (4.23%) Designer
11 11 (3.87%) WebSphere Developer
12 10 (3.52%) Quantitative Developer
12 10 (3.52%) Senior Developer
12 10 (3.52%) Excel VBA Developer
13 9 (3.17%) QlikView Developer
13 9 (3.17%) Solutions Architect
13 9 (3.17%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (14.08%) Web Services
2 36 (12.68%) J2EE
3 34 (11.97%) .NET
4 31 (10.92%) HTML
5 27 (9.51%) XML
5 27 (9.51%) CSS
6 19 (6.69%) JDBC
6 19 (6.69%) JSP
6 19 (6.69%) ASP.NET
7 18 (6.34%) Spring
8 14 (4.93%) Hibernate
9 13 (4.58%) Ajax
9 13 (4.58%) REST
9 13 (4.58%) Struts
10 11 (3.87%) JPA
10 11 (3.87%) Servlets
10 11 (3.87%) EJB
11 10 (3.52%) SOAP
11 10 (3.52%) jQuery
12 9 (3.17%) Taglibs
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.73%) Derivative
2 36 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.99%) Equities
3 17 (5.99%) Equity Derivative
4 10 (3.52%) Computer Science
5 9 (3.17%) Market Risk
6 7 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 7 (2.46%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.70%) Credit Derivative
10 2 (0.70%) Economics
10 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.70%) User Experience
10 2 (0.70%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.70%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.70%) Physics
11 1 (0.35%) Life Science
11 1 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 30 (10.56%) Windows
2 17 (5.99%) UNIX
3 15 (5.28%) Linux
4 5 (1.76%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.76%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.41%) VMS
5 4 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (1.06%) Windows XP
6 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.70%) HPUX
7 2 (0.70%) Solaris
7 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.35%) VME
8 1 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (35.21%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (13.03%) MVC
3 33 (11.62%) Waterfall
4 24 (8.45%) ETL
5 23 (8.10%) OO
6 21 (7.39%) RUP
7 20 (7.04%) E-Commerce
8 17 (5.99%) SOA
9 16 (5.63%) Unit Testing
9 16 (5.63%) UML
10 15 (5.28%) PRINCE2
10 15 (5.28%) Scrum
11 14 (4.93%) Business Analysis
12 13 (4.58%) Quantitative Analysis
12 13 (4.58%) DSDM
12 13 (4.58%) Migration
12 13 (4.58%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (4.23%) Validation
13 12 (4.23%) TDD
13 12 (4.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 118 (41.55%) Java
2 110 (38.73%) SQL
3 100 (35.21%) VBA
4 63 (22.18%) C#
5 40 (14.08%) JavaScript
6 39 (13.73%) Python
7 26 (9.15%) T-SQL
8 22 (7.75%) PL/SQL
9 15 (5.28%) C++
10 10 (3.52%) Perl
11 6 (2.11%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.76%) VB
12 5 (1.76%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.41%) C
14 2 (0.70%) COBOL
14 2 (0.70%) Scala
14 2 (0.70%) Ruby
15 1 (0.35%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.35%) F#
15 1 (0.35%) IPython
Qualifications
1 22 (7.75%) Degree
2 14 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.52%) ISEB
4 9 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.46%) ISTQB
5 7 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.76%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.06%) PMP
7 3 (1.06%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.70%) MCT
9 1 (0.35%) GNVQ
9 1 (0.35%) PhD
9 1 (0.35%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.17%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) Basel III
3 2 (0.70%) HL7
4 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) EMIR
4 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) HDFS
2 1 (0.35%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) Oozie
1 2 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 48 (16.90%) Oracle
2 28 (9.86%) IBM
3 18 (6.34%) Microsoft
4 8 (2.82%) Sybase
4 8 (2.82%) SAP
5 7 (2.46%) Telerik
6 5 (1.76%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.41%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.41%) HP
8 3 (1.06%) Tableau
8 3 (1.06%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.06%) Serena
9 2 (0.70%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.70%) Perforce
9 2 (0.70%) FatWire
9 2 (0.70%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.35%) Planview
10 1 (0.35%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.35%) FactSet
10 1 (0.35%) Remedy
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