The table below looks at the statistics for Rapid Prototyping skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Rapid Prototyping over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Prototyping
Rank 511 571 564
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -7
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 95 8 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.015% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.021% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 5 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £525 £850
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -38.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £244 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £700 £1,000
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £250 £400
% change year-on-year
+52.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £50.00

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

Rapid Prototyping
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Rapid Prototyping within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Rapid Prototyping Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping within the UK.

Rapid Prototyping Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Rapid Prototyping within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Rapid Prototyping Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Rapid Prototyping within the UK.

Rapid Prototyping Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Rapid Prototyping within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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 +69 95 £400 -23.80% 13
London +59 49 £438 -28.57% 7
South East +9 26 £350 +40.00% 1
Kent - 22 £350 -
Tunbridge Wells - 22 £350 -
City of London +26 10 £525 -25.00% 2
North East - 9 £450 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 9 £450 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £450 - 2
South West - 2 £338 - 1
Somerset - 2 £338 -
Cambridge - 1 £300 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 - 1
East of England - 1 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Rapid Prototyping
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Rapid Prototyping 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 Rapid Prototyping.

1 102 (61.45%) Mobile App
2 90 (54.22%) HTML
3 84 (50.60%) CSS
4 53 (31.93%) TDD
5 48 (28.92%) Twitter
6 47 (28.31%) Internet
7 45 (27.11%) SQL
8 44 (26.51%) XML
8 44 (26.51%) REST
9 42 (25.30%) Facebook
10 41 (24.70%) Mobile Application Development
10 41 (24.70%) OAuth
10 41 (24.70%) SOA
10 41 (24.70%) Google
10 41 (24.70%) JSON
10 41 (24.70%) Use Case
11 26 (15.66%) JavaScript
12 25 (15.06%) Games
13 24 (14.46%) Degree
14 23 (13.86%) Java
15 22 (13.25%) Spring
15 22 (13.25%) Game Development
16 19 (11.45%) Unity DI Container
16 19 (11.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
17 12 (7.23%) Axure RP
18 11 (6.63%) Subversion
18 11 (6.63%) Web Design
19 10 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
19 10 (6.02%) Retail
19 10 (6.02%) OmniGraffle

Rapid Prototyping
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Rapid Prototyping 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 Rapid Prototyping. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.22%) Node.js
2 3 (1.81%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (6.02%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.81%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.20%) SPSS
3 2 (1.20%) Gephi
4 1 (0.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.60%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 47 (28.31%) Internet
2 2 (1.20%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.81%) MySQL
5 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.20%) Mahout
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (7.23%) Axure RP
2 11 (6.63%) Subversion
3 8 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.61%) Jasmine
5 5 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.01%) Mocha
6 4 (2.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 4 (2.41%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.41%) ProtoShare
7 3 (1.81%) Firebug
7 3 (1.81%) Fiddler
7 3 (1.81%) JIRA
8 2 (1.20%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.60%) JMeter
9 1 (0.60%) Xcode
9 1 (0.60%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.60%) Grunt
9 1 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 25 (15.06%) Games
2 10 (6.02%) Retail
3 7 (4.22%) Finance
4 4 (2.41%) Front Office
4 4 (2.41%) Marketing
5 3 (1.81%) iGaming
5 3 (1.81%) Banking
5 3 (1.81%) Advertising
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Law
6 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 83 (50.00%) Designer
2 73 (43.98%) User Experience Designer
3 70 (42.17%) Developer
4 36 (21.69%) Mobile Developer
5 23 (13.86%) Lead Developer
6 22 (13.25%) Front-End Developer
7 17 (10.24%) UI Designer
8 11 (6.63%) Senior Designer
9 8 (4.82%) Senior User Experience Designer
10 7 (4.22%) Web Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Interaction Designer
12 5 (3.01%) Head of User Experience
13 4 (2.41%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.41%) .NET Developer
14 3 (1.81%) Senior .NET Developer
14 3 (1.81%) Digital Designer
14 3 (1.81%) User Experience Developer
14 3 (1.81%) Business Analyst
14 3 (1.81%) Front Office Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (54.22%) HTML
2 84 (50.60%) CSS
3 44 (26.51%) XML
3 44 (26.51%) REST
4 41 (24.70%) OAuth
4 41 (24.70%) JSON
5 22 (13.25%) Spring
6 19 (11.45%) Unity DI Container
6 19 (11.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (6.02%) AngularJS
8 9 (5.42%) jQuery
8 9 (5.42%) HTML5
9 8 (4.82%) CSS3
9 8 (4.82%) Semantic HTML
10 7 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 6 (3.61%) OOCSS
11 6 (3.61%) D3.js
11 6 (3.61%) J2ME
11 6 (3.61%) Java ME
11 6 (3.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 102 (61.45%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.61%) Visualisation
3 4 (2.41%) Grid Computing
3 4 (2.41%) Derivative
4 3 (1.81%) Social Network
4 3 (1.81%) Online Games
4 3 (1.81%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.20%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.60%) Animation
6 1 (0.60%) Psychology
6 1 (0.60%) Human Factors
6 1 (0.60%) FMCG
6 1 (0.60%) iPhone
6 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.01%) Apple iOS
2 4 (2.41%) Android
3 2 (1.20%) Linux
3 2 (1.20%) UNIX
4 1 (0.60%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.93%) TDD
2 41 (24.70%) SOA
2 41 (24.70%) Use Case
2 41 (24.70%) Mobile Application Development
3 22 (13.25%) Game Development
4 11 (6.63%) Web Design
5 10 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (5.42%) Customer Insight
7 8 (4.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.22%) Scrum
8 7 (4.22%) Workflow
8 7 (4.22%) E-Commerce
8 7 (4.22%) BDD
9 5 (3.01%) User Experience Design
10 4 (2.41%) Information Architecture
10 4 (2.41%) Business Development
10 4 (2.41%) Unit Testing
10 4 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (2.41%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.11%) SQL
2 26 (15.66%) JavaScript
3 23 (13.86%) Java
4 7 (4.22%) PHP
5 5 (3.01%) C#
6 4 (2.41%) C++
6 4 (2.41%) Perl
6 4 (2.41%) Python
6 4 (2.41%) Ruby
7 2 (1.20%) VBA
7 2 (1.20%) R
8 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (14.46%) Degree
2 4 (2.41%) MCSD
2 4 (2.41%) MCSE
2 4 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.60%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 48 (28.92%) Twitter
2 42 (25.30%) Facebook
3 41 (24.70%) Google
4 6 (3.61%) Adobe
4 6 (3.61%) Mercator
5 5 (3.01%) Microsoft
6 4 (2.41%) Infragistics
6 4 (2.41%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.20%) Tableau
8 1 (0.60%) Zend
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle
8 1 (0.60%) HP
8 1 (0.60%) Intel
8 1 (0.60%) Apple
8 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
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