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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 473 482 414
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -68
Contract jobs citing RAD 161 128 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.23% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.30% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 89 122
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£454 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £675 £616
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £303 £400
% change year-on-year
+32.23% -24.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.34 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.34 - -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +31 139 £475 -5.00% 39
London -3 67 £475 -5.00% 18
East of England +18 19 £381 +17.30%
Scotland +3 16 £325 - 1
Yorkshire - 16 £388 - 2
City of London 0 15 £519 +9.21% 5
West Yorkshire - 15 £300 - 1
Leeds - 14 £300 - 1
South East -18 13 £475 +31.03% 10
West Midlands +17 10 £425 -8.10% 1
Glasgow - 9 £350 - 1
Essex +5 7 £260 -22.96%
Edinburgh -10 6 £258 -
North West -30 6 £635 - 4
Bradford - 6 - -
Coventry +6 5 £575 +9.52%
Basildon -4 5 - -
Berkshire +1 4 £475 -13.63%
Milton Keynes -5 4 £520 +85.71%
East Midlands -6 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £520 +85.71%
Lancashire -11 4 £623 - 1
Wales -28 4 £270 +8.00%
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Blackpool - 4 £623 -
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £313 -
Cambridge -4 3 £313 -
South West -6 3 £440 +3.52% 3
Norfolk - 3 £475 -
Slough - 3 £475 -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 147 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (33.65%) Finance
3 106 (33.33%) SQL
4 82 (25.79%) VBA
5 78 (24.53%) Java
6 75 (23.58%) Waterfall
7 73 (22.96%) SQL Server
8 70 (22.01%) .NET
9 69 (21.70%) C#
10 58 (18.24%) Microsoft
11 56 (17.61%) Front Office
12 53 (16.67%) Banking
13 51 (16.04%) UML
14 50 (15.72%) MS Excel
15 49 (15.41%) JavaScript
15 49 (15.41%) HTML
16 46 (14.47%) Project Management
17 44 (13.84%) Oracle
17 44 (13.84%) XML
18 42 (13.21%) Web Services
19 41 (12.89%) Relational Database
20 39 (12.26%) RUP
21 38 (11.95%) Python
22 36 (11.32%) Scrum
23 35 (11.01%) IBM
24 34 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
25 33 (10.38%) SDLC
26 32 (10.06%) Derivative
27 31 (9.75%) SOA
27 31 (9.75%) J2EE

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 30 (9.43%) WebSphere
2 17 (5.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (4.72%) SharePoint
4 13 (4.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.83%) IBM Notes
5 9 (2.83%) Lotus Domino
6 8 (2.52%) MQSeries
6 8 (2.52%) CMS
6 8 (2.52%) Node.js
7 7 (2.20%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.20%) JBoss
8 5 (1.57%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.26%) SAS
10 3 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.31%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.31%) IPython
Applications
1 50 (15.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (5.03%) MS Office
3 15 (4.72%) MS Visio
4 12 (3.77%) MS Project
5 7 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.52%) Tridion
2 6 (1.89%) Primavera
3 5 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.63%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.31%) Kondor+
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.20%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.26%) SaaS
3 1 (0.31%) Office 365
3 1 (0.31%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.03%) Internet
2 4 (1.26%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.26%) ATM
2 4 (1.26%) ISDN
2 4 (1.26%) VoIP
2 4 (1.26%) Ethernet
3 3 (0.94%) FTP
4 2 (0.63%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (22.96%) SQL Server
2 41 (12.89%) Relational Database
3 24 (7.55%) MS Access
4 18 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (5.03%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (4.72%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.83%) DB2
8 8 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.52%) IBM InfoSphere
9 7 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.57%) QlikView
12 4 (1.26%) Big Data
12 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.94%) DTS
13 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (5.97%) Ant
2 16 (5.03%) Eclipse
3 13 (4.09%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.46%) Maven
4 11 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (3.14%) Subversion
5 10 (3.14%) SoapUI
6 8 (2.52%) Log4j
6 8 (2.52%) JUnit
6 8 (2.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 5 (1.57%) JIRA
7 5 (1.57%) Axure RP
8 4 (1.26%) Hudson
8 4 (1.26%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.94%) Toad
9 3 (0.94%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.94%) Apache Continuum
9 3 (0.94%) Rational Application Developer
9 3 (0.94%) Git (software)
10 1 (0.31%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 107 (33.65%) Finance
2 56 (17.61%) Front Office
3 53 (16.67%) Banking
4 28 (8.81%) Investment Banking
5 21 (6.60%) Retail
6 12 (3.77%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.83%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.89%) Back Office
9 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.94%) Legal
10 2 (0.63%) Law
11 1 (0.31%) Advertising
11 1 (0.31%) Publishing
11 1 (0.31%) Electronics
11 1 (0.31%) French Language
11 1 (0.31%) Billing
11 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 153 (48.11%) Developer
2 49 (15.41%) Analyst
3 48 (15.09%) RAD Developer
4 34 (10.69%) Business Analyst
5 30 (9.43%) Architect
6 28 (8.81%) Java Developer
7 27 (8.49%) VBA Developer
7 27 (8.49%) Project Manager
8 22 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
9 21 (6.60%) Excel Developer
10 17 (5.35%) Senior Developer
11 16 (5.03%) Solutions Designer
11 16 (5.03%) C# Developer
11 16 (5.03%) Designer
12 14 (4.40%) Excel VBA Developer
13 10 (3.14%) Tester
13 10 (3.14%) Technical Architect
13 10 (3.14%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.83%) Administrator
14 9 (2.83%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (22.01%) .NET
2 49 (15.41%) HTML
3 44 (13.84%) XML
4 42 (13.21%) Web Services
5 31 (9.75%) J2EE
6 25 (7.86%) XHTML
7 24 (7.55%) JSP
8 23 (7.23%) CSS
8 23 (7.23%) Ajax
9 22 (6.92%) SOAP
10 21 (6.60%) ASP.NET
10 21 (6.60%) HTML5
11 18 (5.66%) Struts
12 15 (4.72%) Spring
13 12 (3.77%) JSTL
13 12 (3.77%) XSLT
13 12 (3.77%) JDBC
14 11 (3.46%) WPF
14 11 (3.46%) REST
15 10 (3.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.06%) Derivative
2 25 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.23%) Fixed Income
4 15 (4.72%) Web 2.0
4 15 (4.72%) Mathematics
4 15 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 12 (3.77%) Market Risk
7 10 (3.14%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.52%) Mobile Computing
8 8 (2.52%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
10 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.57%) Equities
10 5 (1.57%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.26%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.26%) Visualisation
11 4 (1.26%) User Experience
12 3 (0.94%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.94%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 30 (9.43%) UNIX
2 21 (6.60%) Windows
3 20 (6.29%) Linux
4 15 (4.72%) Solaris
5 8 (2.52%) HPUX
6 4 (1.26%) MVS
7 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (46.23%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (23.58%) Waterfall
3 51 (16.04%) UML
4 46 (14.47%) Project Management
5 39 (12.26%) RUP
6 36 (11.32%) Scrum
7 34 (10.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (10.38%) SDLC
9 31 (9.75%) SOA
10 30 (9.43%) PRINCE2
11 29 (9.12%) DSDM
12 26 (8.18%) OO
13 25 (7.86%) System Integration Testing
14 23 (7.23%) E-Commerce
14 23 (7.23%) Risk Management
14 23 (7.23%) Business Analysis
15 22 (6.92%) TDD
15 22 (6.92%) Analytics
16 21 (6.60%) Software Engineering
17 20 (6.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 106 (33.33%) SQL
2 82 (25.79%) VBA
3 78 (24.53%) Java
4 69 (21.70%) C#
5 49 (15.41%) JavaScript
6 38 (11.95%) Python
7 15 (4.72%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.72%) C++
8 12 (3.77%) R
9 11 (3.46%) VB.NET
10 10 (3.14%) Go
10 10 (3.14%) Ruby
11 9 (2.83%) Perl
12 8 (2.52%) XPath
12 8 (2.52%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.52%) MATLAB
13 6 (1.89%) VB
14 5 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
15 4 (1.26%) Ada
Qualifications
1 28 (8.81%) Degree
2 18 (5.66%) ISEB
3 16 (5.03%) ISTQB
4 12 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (2.83%) Security Cleared
6 6 (1.89%) APMP
7 5 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (1.57%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.26%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.63%) PMP
10 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.40%) SLA
1 14 (4.40%) QA
2 3 (0.94%) P3O
3 2 (0.63%) COREP
3 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.31%) HL7
4 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (1.26%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 58 (18.24%) Microsoft
2 44 (13.84%) Oracle
3 35 (11.01%) IBM
4 9 (2.83%) Lotus
5 8 (2.52%) ATG
5 8 (2.52%) Interwoven
5 8 (2.52%) Cognos
5 8 (2.52%) Telerik
5 8 (2.52%) Blue Martini
5 8 (2.52%) Elastic Path
6 7 (2.20%) Omniture
6 7 (2.20%) Google
6 7 (2.20%) Netezza
6 7 (2.20%) FatWire
7 4 (1.26%) hybris
7 4 (1.26%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.94%) Micro Focus
8 3 (0.94%) Sybase
8 3 (0.94%) SAP
8 3 (0.94%) Progress
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