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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 475 510 389
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -121
Contract jobs citing RAD 154 104 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.25% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 68 126
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£450 £425 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £400
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +22.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-20.98% +22.72%

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
44265 41665 38267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.74% 76.13% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28672 25746 23202
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1180 1104
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +40 132 £475 -2.56% 32
London +13 76 £488 -2.50% 15
City of London 0 23 £513 -2.38% 3
South East -3 19 £475 +26.66% 1
East of England +11 18 £450 +33.33% 2
Scotland +11 17 £325 -13.33% 2
Yorkshire -12 9 £300 +36.36% 4
West Yorkshire -14 9 £300 +36.36% 2
Glasgow - 9 £350 -
West Midlands +7 8 £488 +5.40% 2
Berkshire +6 8 £430 -21.81% 1
Leeds -16 8 £300 +36.36% 2
Edinburgh +1 7 £258 -31.13% 1
Essex -13 6 £260 -25.71%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £600 -
Bradford - 5 - -
Slough - 5 £475 -
Basildon -3 4 - -
South Wales -6 4 £215 -14.00%
Cardiff -12 4 £215 -14.00%
Wales -12 4 £215 -14.00%
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 1
Norfolk - 4 £463 -
Cambridge -1 3 £313 - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £313 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £550 -
Watford - 3 - -
Norwich - 3 £450 -
Coventry +1 2 £400 -23.80%
Hampshire -4 2 - -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 158 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (33.15%) Finance
3 117 (32.87%) SQL
4 103 (28.93%) VBA
5 86 (24.16%) SQL Server
6 85 (23.88%) Java
7 79 (22.19%) Waterfall
8 72 (20.22%) .NET
8 72 (20.22%) Front Office
9 70 (19.66%) Microsoft
10 68 (19.10%) C#
11 62 (17.42%) MS Excel
11 62 (17.42%) Banking
12 54 (15.17%) Python
13 51 (14.33%) Project Management
14 46 (12.92%) JavaScript
14 46 (12.92%) Oracle
15 42 (11.80%) UML
16 40 (11.24%) Degree
17 39 (10.96%) HTML
18 38 (10.67%) RUP
18 38 (10.67%) Scrum
19 37 (10.39%) Derivative
20 36 (10.11%) Investment Banking
20 36 (10.11%) Relational Database
20 36 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
20 36 (10.11%) XML
20 36 (10.11%) PRINCE2
20 36 (10.11%) SOA
21 35 (9.83%) Web Services

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 25 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 17 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (3.65%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (2.81%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.53%) IBM Notes
6 9 (2.53%) Lotus Domino
6 9 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.53%) Node.js
7 7 (1.97%) MQSeries
8 6 (1.69%) JBoss
9 5 (1.40%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.12%) SAS
11 3 (0.84%) CMS
11 3 (0.84%) Oracle Service Bus
12 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
12 2 (0.56%) IPython
13 1 (0.28%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 62 (17.42%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.06%) MS Office
3 16 (4.49%) MS Project
4 11 (3.09%) MS Visio
5 6 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.81%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.97%) Tridion
3 6 (1.69%) Primavera
4 5 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.97%) Google Analytics
1 7 (1.97%) SaaS
2 1 (0.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.49%) Internet
2 3 (0.84%) FTP
3 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.28%) LAN
4 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (24.16%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.11%) Relational Database
3 26 (7.30%) MS Access
4 20 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 18 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.81%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.25%) DB2
9 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.69%) NoSQL
12 5 (1.40%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.40%) QlikView
13 4 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (1.12%) IBM InfoSphere
13 4 (1.12%) Big Data
13 4 (1.12%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (5.90%) Ant
2 15 (4.21%) Eclipse
3 13 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.25%) Subversion
5 8 (2.25%) Maven
5 8 (2.25%) SoapUI
6 7 (1.97%) Log4j
6 7 (1.97%) JUnit
6 7 (1.97%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 5 (1.40%) JIRA
7 5 (1.40%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.12%) Hudson
8 4 (1.12%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.12%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.84%) Toad
9 3 (0.84%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.84%) Apache Continuum
9 3 (0.84%) Rational Application Developer
10 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (33.15%) Finance
2 72 (20.22%) Front Office
3 62 (17.42%) Banking
4 36 (10.11%) Investment Banking
5 21 (5.90%) Retail
6 12 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.53%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.69%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.69%) Back Office
8 6 (1.69%) French Language
9 5 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.40%) Law
10 4 (1.12%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Electronics
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 182 (51.12%) Developer
2 60 (16.85%) RAD Developer
3 54 (15.17%) Analyst
4 38 (10.67%) Project Manager
5 34 (9.55%) Java Developer
5 34 (9.55%) Excel Developer
6 32 (8.99%) Business Analyst
7 24 (6.74%) Architect
7 24 (6.74%) VBA Developer
8 21 (5.90%) Solutions Architect
9 18 (5.06%) Senior Developer
9 18 (5.06%) Solutions Designer
9 18 (5.06%) Designer
10 17 (4.78%) C# Developer
11 16 (4.49%) Excel VBA Developer
12 13 (3.65%) SQL Developer
13 11 (3.09%) Front Office Developer
13 11 (3.09%) Software Engineer
13 11 (3.09%) Python Developer
14 9 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (20.22%) .NET
2 39 (10.96%) HTML
3 36 (10.11%) XML
4 35 (9.83%) Web Services
5 24 (6.74%) J2EE
6 20 (5.62%) JSP
7 18 (5.06%) SOAP
7 18 (5.06%) ASP.NET
7 18 (5.06%) XHTML
7 18 (5.06%) Ajax
7 18 (5.06%) HTML5
8 17 (4.78%) CSS
9 16 (4.49%) Struts
10 13 (3.65%) Spring
11 12 (3.37%) JSTL
11 12 (3.37%) WPF
11 12 (3.37%) REST
12 11 (3.09%) JDBC
13 10 (2.81%) WCF
14 9 (2.53%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.39%) Derivative
2 28 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.74%) Fixed Income
4 17 (4.78%) Mathematics
5 14 (3.93%) Web 2.0
6 13 (3.65%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 12 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.37%) Market Risk
8 11 (3.09%) Equities
9 9 (2.53%) Equity Derivative
9 9 (2.53%) Hedge funds
10 8 (2.25%) Mobile Computing
10 8 (2.25%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.69%) Economics
12 5 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.40%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.40%) Credit Risk
13 4 (1.12%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.12%) User Experience
14 3 (0.84%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.74%) UNIX
2 19 (5.34%) Windows
3 18 (5.06%) Linux
4 14 (3.93%) Solaris
5 7 (1.97%) HPUX
6 3 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (44.38%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (22.19%) Waterfall
3 51 (14.33%) Project Management
4 42 (11.80%) UML
5 38 (10.67%) RUP
5 38 (10.67%) Scrum
6 36 (10.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (10.11%) SOA
6 36 (10.11%) PRINCE2
7 33 (9.27%) SDLC
8 29 (8.15%) Business Analysis
9 27 (7.58%) OO
10 25 (7.02%) Risk Management
11 24 (6.74%) TDD
12 22 (6.18%) Software Engineering
12 22 (6.18%) System Integration Testing
13 21 (5.90%) E-Commerce
14 20 (5.62%) DSDM
14 20 (5.62%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (5.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 117 (32.87%) SQL
2 103 (28.93%) VBA
3 85 (23.88%) Java
4 68 (19.10%) C#
5 54 (15.17%) Python
6 46 (12.92%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.62%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.49%) Go
9 14 (3.93%) C++
10 13 (3.65%) VB.NET
11 11 (3.09%) R
12 10 (2.81%) Ruby
13 8 (2.25%) MATLAB
13 8 (2.25%) Perl
14 7 (1.97%) XPath
14 7 (1.97%) Bash Shell
15 5 (1.40%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.40%) FoxPro (VFP)
16 4 (1.12%) VB
17 3 (0.84%) Cython
Qualifications
1 40 (11.24%) Degree
2 18 (5.06%) ISTQB
2 18 (5.06%) ISEB
3 15 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 13 (3.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.81%) DV Cleared
6 9 (2.53%) PMI Certification
7 8 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.97%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.69%) PMP
10 5 (1.40%) APMP
11 2 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.49%) QA
2 13 (3.65%) SLA
3 3 (0.84%) P3O
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.28%) COREP
5 1 (0.28%) COBIT
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.12%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.28%) Nagios
Vendors
1 70 (19.66%) Microsoft
2 46 (12.92%) Oracle
3 26 (7.30%) IBM
4 9 (2.53%) Sybase
4 9 (2.53%) Lotus
4 9 (2.53%) Telerik
5 7 (1.97%) Blue Martini
5 7 (1.97%) Omniture
5 7 (1.97%) Google
5 7 (1.97%) ATG
5 7 (1.97%) FatWire
5 7 (1.97%) Elastic Path
5 7 (1.97%) Interwoven
6 6 (1.69%) SAP
7 5 (1.40%) Cognos
7 5 (1.40%) hybris
8 4 (1.12%) Netezza
9 3 (0.84%) Teradata
9 3 (0.84%) Micro Focus
9 3 (0.84%) Progress
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