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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 470 468 367
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -101
Contract jobs citing RAD 143 124 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 75 121
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £253 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £43.25 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +31.06%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +5 122 £450 +5.88% 44
London +3 69 £450 -13.46% 15
South East +10 26 £421 +20.35% 14
City of London 0 21 £450 -14.28% 6
Scotland +15 15 £350 -6.66%
Berkshire +27 14 £350 -36.36%
East of England -1 10 £425 +51.24% 3
Reading +15 9 £335 -39.09%
Glasgow - 9 £350 -
West Midlands +2 8 £575 +43.75% 4
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £550 +98.19%
West Yorkshire -13 7 £293 +32.95% 3
Yorkshire -14 7 £293 +32.95% 4
Wales -4 6 £215 -28.33% 1
Cardiff -5 6 £215 -14.00%
South Wales -12 6 £215 -14.00%
Milton Keynes +4 5 £550 +98.19%
Hertfordshire -8 5 - -
Leeds -21 5 £300 +36.36% 3
Edinburgh +3 4 £413 +10.13%
Watford -6 4 - -
Slough - 4 £440 -
Bedfordshire +8 2 £425 +53.15% 1
Luton +4 2 £425 +53.15% 1
Hampshire +3 2 - -
Stirling -1 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 £450 -
Norwich - 2 £450 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Coventry +7 1 £400 -

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 140 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (32.94%) SQL
3 107 (31.75%) Finance
4 101 (29.97%) VBA
5 88 (26.11%) Java
6 79 (23.44%) SQL Server
7 77 (22.85%) Front Office
8 70 (20.77%) Waterfall
9 63 (18.69%) .NET
10 61 (18.10%) Python
10 61 (18.10%) Microsoft
10 61 (18.10%) Banking
11 57 (16.91%) C#
12 54 (16.02%) MS Excel
13 44 (13.06%) Project Management
13 44 (13.06%) Derivative
14 40 (11.87%) Degree
14 40 (11.87%) Investment Banking
15 39 (11.57%) UML
16 38 (11.28%) JavaScript
16 38 (11.28%) Oracle
17 37 (10.98%) RUP
18 34 (10.09%) Scrum
19 33 (9.79%) PRINCE2
20 31 (9.20%) HTML
20 31 (9.20%) SOA
21 30 (8.90%) Web Services
22 29 (8.61%) SDLC
23 27 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
23 27 (8.01%) Business Analysis

RAD
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 17 (5.04%) WebSphere
2 13 (3.86%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.56%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 9 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 9 (2.67%) IBM Notes
5 9 (2.67%) Lotus Domino
6 8 (2.37%) Node.js
7 6 (1.78%) JBoss
8 5 (1.48%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.48%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.48%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.89%) SAS
9 3 (0.89%) IPython
10 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 54 (16.02%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.75%) MS Project
3 11 (3.26%) MS Office
3 11 (3.26%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.97%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.78%) Primavera
3 5 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.48%) Tridion
4 4 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.89%) SaaS
2 1 (0.30%) GitHub
2 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.86%) Internet
2 3 (0.89%) FTP
3 1 (0.30%) LAN
3 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.53%) MS Access
3 21 (6.23%) Relational Database
4 20 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 16 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (4.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (3.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 7 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.78%) DB2
10 6 (1.78%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.48%) Big Data
11 5 (1.48%) Oracle Database
12 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.19%) IBM InfoSphere
12 4 (1.19%) QlikView
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.89%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (4.15%) Ant
2 13 (3.86%) Eclipse
2 13 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 9 (2.67%) Maven
3 9 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.78%) Subversion
4 6 (1.78%) JIRA
5 5 (1.48%) Log4j
5 5 (1.48%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.48%) JUnit
5 5 (1.48%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 5 (1.48%) Axure RP
6 4 (1.19%) Hudson
6 4 (1.19%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.19%) Rational Application Developer
6 4 (1.19%) JDeveloper
7 3 (0.89%) Toad
7 3 (0.89%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.89%) Apache Continuum
8 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 107 (31.75%) Finance
2 77 (22.85%) Front Office
3 61 (18.10%) Banking
4 40 (11.87%) Investment Banking
5 19 (5.64%) Retail
6 7 (2.08%) French Language
6 7 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.78%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.48%) Law
8 5 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.19%) Back Office
10 2 (0.59%) Legal
10 2 (0.59%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
11 1 (0.30%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
11 1 (0.30%) Advertising
11 1 (0.30%) Publishing
11 1 (0.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 179 (53.12%) Developer
2 66 (19.58%) RAD Developer
3 53 (15.73%) Analyst
4 39 (11.57%) Excel Developer
5 32 (9.50%) Business Analyst
6 29 (8.61%) Project Manager
6 29 (8.61%) Java Developer
7 23 (6.82%) Architect
8 21 (6.23%) Solutions Architect
9 20 (5.93%) Senior Developer
9 20 (5.93%) VBA Developer
10 18 (5.34%) Solutions Designer
10 18 (5.34%) Designer
11 17 (5.04%) C# Developer
12 15 (4.45%) Front Office Developer
13 14 (4.15%) Excel VBA Developer
14 12 (3.56%) Python Developer
14 12 (3.56%) SQL Developer
15 10 (2.97%) Software Engineer
16 9 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (18.69%) .NET
2 31 (9.20%) HTML
3 30 (8.90%) Web Services
4 27 (8.01%) XML
5 19 (5.64%) J2EE
6 16 (4.75%) Spring
7 14 (4.15%) SOAP
7 14 (4.15%) Struts
8 12 (3.56%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.56%) CSS
8 12 (3.56%) WPF
9 11 (3.26%) Ajax
9 11 (3.26%) JSP
9 11 (3.26%) WCF
9 11 (3.26%) HTML5
10 10 (2.97%) XHTML
10 10 (2.97%) JSTL
11 9 (2.67%) JDBC
11 9 (2.67%) REST
11 9 (2.67%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.06%) Derivative
2 27 (8.01%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (6.82%) Fixed Income
4 14 (4.15%) Equity Derivative
4 14 (4.15%) Mathematics
5 13 (3.86%) Equities
6 12 (3.56%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 9 (2.67%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.37%) Market Risk
8 8 (2.37%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.37%) Mobile Computing
8 8 (2.37%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.08%) Economics
10 6 (1.78%) Web 2.0
10 6 (1.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.89%) PMI
11 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.89%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.89%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.89%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.75%) UNIX
2 11 (3.26%) Windows
3 10 (2.97%) Linux
4 6 (1.78%) Solaris
5 5 (1.48%) HPUX
6 3 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 140 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (20.77%) Waterfall
3 44 (13.06%) Project Management
4 39 (11.57%) UML
5 37 (10.98%) RUP
6 34 (10.09%) Scrum
7 33 (9.79%) PRINCE2
8 31 (9.20%) SOA
9 29 (8.61%) SDLC
10 27 (8.01%) Business Analysis
10 27 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (7.12%) OO
12 20 (5.93%) Software Engineering
12 20 (5.93%) TDD
13 19 (5.64%) DSDM
13 19 (5.64%) Risk Management
14 18 (5.34%) E-Commerce
14 18 (5.34%) Quantitative Analysis
15 17 (5.04%) User Acceptance Testing
15 17 (5.04%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (32.94%) SQL
2 101 (29.97%) VBA
3 88 (26.11%) Java
4 61 (18.10%) Python
5 57 (16.91%) C#
6 38 (11.28%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.93%) Go
8 19 (5.64%) T-SQL
9 16 (4.75%) C++
10 10 (2.97%) VB.NET
11 9 (2.67%) Ruby
12 7 (2.08%) R
13 6 (1.78%) VB
13 6 (1.78%) Perl
14 5 (1.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
14 5 (1.48%) Bash Shell
14 5 (1.48%) XPath
14 5 (1.48%) MATLAB
15 4 (1.19%) Cython
16 3 (0.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (11.87%) Degree
2 18 (5.34%) Security Cleared
3 14 (4.15%) ISTQB
3 14 (4.15%) ISEB
4 12 (3.56%) DV Cleared
5 9 (2.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (2.67%) PMI Certification
5 9 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (2.37%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.78%) PMP
8 3 (0.89%) APMP
9 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.86%) QA
2 9 (2.67%) SLA
3 3 (0.89%) P3O
4 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 1 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 61 (18.10%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.28%) Oracle
3 19 (5.64%) IBM
4 10 (2.97%) Sybase
4 10 (2.97%) Telerik
5 9 (2.67%) Lotus
6 5 (1.48%) ATG
6 5 (1.48%) Interwoven
6 5 (1.48%) Blue Martini
6 5 (1.48%) Elastic Path
6 5 (1.48%) hybris
7 4 (1.19%) Netezza
7 4 (1.19%) Cognos
8 3 (0.89%) Progress
8 3 (0.89%) SAP
8 3 (0.89%) Micro Focus
9 2 (0.59%) Informatica
9 2 (0.59%) Wall Street Systems
9 2 (0.59%) Pega
9 2 (0.59%) Teradata
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