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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 411 473 359
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -114
Contract jobs citing RAD 187 127 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.23% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.30% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 67 132
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£450 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.39%

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
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
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 £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +40 161 £450 - 30
London +28 111 £488 -2.50% 19
City of London +25 28 £538 +7.50% 8
Scotland +19 23 £420 -
Edinburgh +6 14 £420 -
South East -10 14 £450 - 3
East of England +20 12 £375 -12.28% 2
West Yorkshire -1 11 £300 +4.80%
Yorkshire -9 11 £300 +42.85%
Cambridge +10 6 £375 - 2
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £375 +45.63% 2
Stirling -5 6 - -
West Midlands -11 6 £431 +18.96% 2
Glasgow 0 5 - -
Leeds -12 5 £338 +17.90%
Milton Keynes - 5 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £425 - 1
Berkshire +8 3 £450 +12.50% 2
South West +6 3 £400 +10.34% 3
Bristol -1 2 £400 +10.34% 1
West Sussex -15 1 - -
North West -20 1 £400 +3.22%
Dorset - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £396 -
Herefordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 2

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 142 (41.16%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (36.52%) VBA
3 122 (35.36%) SQL
4 120 (34.78%) Java
5 106 (30.72%) Finance
6 91 (26.38%) Front Office
7 68 (19.71%) SQL Server
7 68 (19.71%) Python
8 65 (18.84%) Banking
9 57 (16.52%) C#
10 56 (16.23%) .NET
10 56 (16.23%) Waterfall
11 54 (15.65%) Derivative
12 53 (15.36%) Microsoft
13 48 (13.91%) MS Excel
14 46 (13.33%) Oracle
15 45 (13.04%) Degree
16 37 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
17 36 (10.43%) RUP
18 35 (10.14%) JavaScript
19 34 (9.86%) XML
20 31 (8.99%) Investment Banking
20 31 (8.99%) Web Services
20 31 (8.99%) Relational Database
21 30 (8.70%) J2EE
21 30 (8.70%) SOA
22 29 (8.41%) Business Analysis
23 27 (7.83%) WebSphere
23 27 (7.83%) Project Management
23 27 (7.83%) Scrum

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 27 (7.83%) WebSphere
2 19 (5.51%) WebLogic
3 13 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (3.19%) Oracle Application Server
4 11 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.32%) JBoss
6 5 (1.45%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.45%) GlassFish
7 4 (1.16%) Node.js
7 4 (1.16%) FileNet
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.58%) CMS
10 1 (0.29%) SAS
10 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.29%) Apache
10 1 (0.29%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 48 (13.91%) MS Excel
2 17 (4.93%) MS Office
3 12 (3.48%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (3.19%) MS Project
5 8 (2.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.29%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 8 (2.32%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.45%) Primavera
2 5 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.58%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.29%) Tridion
5 1 (0.29%) Bond Adapt
5 1 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.16%) FTP
2 3 (0.87%) Internet
3 1 (0.29%) ATM
3 1 (0.29%) LAN
3 1 (0.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (19.71%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.99%) Relational Database
3 18 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (4.64%) MS Access
6 13 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.77%) RDBMS
7 12 (3.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.90%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (2.61%) DB2
10 8 (2.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (2.03%) IBM InfoSphere
12 5 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
13 4 (1.16%) SQLPlus
13 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.16%) QlikView
13 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.87%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (3.77%) Ant
2 10 (2.90%) Eclipse
3 8 (2.32%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 8 (2.32%) Maven
4 6 (1.74%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.45%) JIRA
5 5 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (1.45%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.45%) Axure RP
6 4 (1.16%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.16%) Subversion
7 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 2 (0.58%) JUnit
7 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.29%) JDeveloper
8 1 (0.29%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.29%) Log4j
8 1 (0.29%) NUnit
8 1 (0.29%) CruiseControl
General
1 106 (30.72%) Finance
2 91 (26.38%) Front Office
3 65 (18.84%) Banking
4 31 (8.99%) Investment Banking
5 17 (4.93%) Retail
6 7 (2.03%) Marketing
6 7 (2.03%) French Language
7 6 (1.74%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.74%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.45%) Back Office
9 4 (1.16%) Legal
10 3 (0.87%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 214 (62.03%) Developer
2 74 (21.45%) RAD Developer
3 59 (17.10%) Excel Developer
4 52 (15.07%) Analyst
5 33 (9.57%) VBA Developer
6 30 (8.70%) Business Analyst
7 27 (7.83%) Java Developer
8 22 (6.38%) Solutions Designer
8 22 (6.38%) Designer
9 21 (6.09%) Senior Developer
10 20 (5.80%) Project Manager
10 20 (5.80%) C# Developer
11 17 (4.93%) Excel VBA Developer
12 16 (4.64%) Architect
13 15 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
14 14 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
15 13 (3.77%) Python Developer
16 10 (2.90%) Test Analyst
17 9 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
17 9 (2.61%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.23%) .NET
2 34 (9.86%) XML
3 31 (8.99%) Web Services
4 30 (8.70%) J2EE
5 26 (7.54%) HTML
6 18 (5.22%) Spring
7 15 (4.35%) ASP.NET
8 14 (4.06%) CSS
8 14 (4.06%) SOAP
9 13 (3.77%) Hibernate
10 11 (3.19%) Ajax
10 11 (3.19%) JPA
11 10 (2.90%) jQuery
12 9 (2.61%) HTML5
12 9 (2.61%) JDBC
13 8 (2.32%) JSP
14 7 (2.03%) Classic ASP
14 7 (2.03%) Struts
14 7 (2.03%) XHTML
14 7 (2.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (15.65%) Derivative
2 37 (10.72%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.38%) Equity Derivative
4 18 (5.22%) Equities
5 15 (4.35%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.61%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.03%) Mathematics
7 7 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (1.74%) Economics
8 6 (1.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 6 (1.74%) Open Source
9 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.45%) Market Risk
9 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.16%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.87%) Physics
12 2 (0.58%) Credit Derivative
12 2 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 25 (7.25%) Windows
2 16 (4.64%) Linux
3 10 (2.90%) UNIX
4 4 (1.16%) Solaris
4 4 (1.16%) VMS
4 4 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (0.87%) HPUX
6 2 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (41.16%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (16.23%) Waterfall
3 36 (10.43%) RUP
4 30 (8.70%) SOA
5 29 (8.41%) Business Analysis
6 27 (7.83%) Project Management
6 27 (7.83%) Scrum
7 26 (7.54%) OO
8 25 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (6.96%) PRINCE2
10 21 (6.09%) UML
10 21 (6.09%) Quantitative Analysis
11 20 (5.80%) Technical Architecture
12 18 (5.22%) E-Commerce
12 18 (5.22%) Validation
13 17 (4.93%) TDD
14 15 (4.35%) Software Engineering
14 15 (4.35%) MVC
15 14 (4.06%) Migration
15 14 (4.06%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 126 (36.52%) VBA
2 122 (35.36%) SQL
3 120 (34.78%) Java
4 68 (19.71%) Python
5 57 (16.52%) C#
6 35 (10.14%) JavaScript
7 23 (6.67%) Golang
8 19 (5.51%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.35%) C++
10 11 (3.19%) PL/SQL
11 8 (2.32%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.45%) C
12 5 (1.45%) VB
12 5 (1.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
13 4 (1.16%) R
13 4 (1.16%) Cython
13 4 (1.16%) Ruby
14 3 (0.87%) IPython
15 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.58%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (13.04%) Degree
2 22 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 16 (4.64%) DV Cleared
4 10 (2.90%) ISEB
5 9 (2.61%) ISTQB
6 7 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (1.74%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (1.45%) PMP
8 5 (1.45%) PMI Certification
9 3 (0.87%) APMP
10 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.29%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.77%) QA
2 2 (0.58%) HL7
2 2 (0.58%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.58%) SLA
2 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.29%) COBIT
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 53 (15.36%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.33%) Oracle
3 18 (5.22%) IBM
4 13 (3.77%) Sybase
5 7 (2.03%) SAP
5 7 (2.03%) Telerik
6 5 (1.45%) hybris
7 4 (1.16%) HP
7 4 (1.16%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.87%) FatWire
8 3 (0.87%) Progress
9 2 (0.58%) Teradata
9 2 (0.58%) TOWER Software
9 2 (0.58%) Perforce
9 2 (0.58%) Pega
10 1 (0.29%) Elastic Path
10 1 (0.29%) Tableau
10 1 (0.29%) RightFax
10 1 (0.29%) Guidewire
10 1 (0.29%) Blue Martini
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