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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Prototyping
Rank 544 532 536
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 50 68 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.12% 0.047%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.16% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 42 13
Average daily rate
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£434 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £328 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.37 - £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.00

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £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 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 2015.

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 30 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 24 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 -24 43 £475 +18.75% 25
London -13 21 £500 +5.26% 12
City of London +25 11 £500 +5.26% 2
North East - 7 £450 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £450 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 6 £438 - 1
Scotland - 5 £400 -
Birmingham - 4 £488 -
South East -24 3 £400 - 6
Edinburgh - 3 £363 -
Berkshire -7 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £431 -
Coventry - 2 £250 - 1
North West - 2 £400 - 3
Wales - 2 - -
South West +3 1 £400 +23.07% 1
Hampshire -10 1 £400 +33.33% 1
Warwickshire - 1 £438 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £400 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 3
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Newport - 1 - -
Stockport - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £400 -

Rapid Prototyping
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 109 (72.67%) User Experience
2 99 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
3 91 (60.67%) HTML
4 82 (54.67%) CSS
5 46 (30.67%) JavaScript
6 43 (28.67%) Axure RP
7 42 (28.00%) Mobile App
8 32 (21.33%) Adobe
9 30 (20.00%) Apple iOS
10 29 (19.33%) Degree
11 28 (18.67%) SQL
12 27 (18.00%) XML
13 25 (16.67%) Android
14 24 (16.00%) jQuery
15 22 (14.67%) W3C
16 21 (14.00%) XHTML
16 21 (14.00%) XSD
16 21 (14.00%) Web Services
16 21 (14.00%) .NET
16 21 (14.00%) Ajax
16 21 (14.00%) Content Management
17 20 (13.33%) Google
17 20 (13.33%) Web 2.0
17 20 (13.33%) Web Development
17 20 (13.33%) CMS
17 20 (13.33%) Intranet
17 20 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 20 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
18 19 (12.67%) ASP.NET
18 19 (12.67%) XSLT

Rapid Prototyping
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 20 (13.33%) CMS
2 18 (12.00%) IIS
3 8 (5.33%) Node.js
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle BPEL
4 2 (1.33%) Confluence
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
4 2 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.67%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.67%) Drupal
5 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 20 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 13 (8.67%) Adobe Illustrator
2 13 (8.67%) Photoshop
3 7 (4.67%) OmniGraffle
4 5 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.67%) MS Office
5 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.67%) Acrobat
6 2 (1.33%) Fireworks
6 2 (1.33%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) Heroku
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
1 1 (0.67%) PaaS
1 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (13.33%) Intranet
2 4 (2.67%) Internet
3 3 (2.00%) HTTP
4 1 (0.67%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.67%) QlikView
1 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.33%) MySQL
3 4 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.00%) SAP BW
5 2 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 43 (28.67%) Axure RP
2 18 (12.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (4.00%) Jasmine
4 5 (3.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.33%) Subversion
5 4 (2.67%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.67%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 4 (2.67%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.00%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (1.33%) Toad
7 2 (1.33%) JDeveloper
7 2 (1.33%) Xcode
7 2 (1.33%) JIRA
7 2 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (1.33%) Selenium
7 2 (1.33%) ProtoShare
8 1 (0.67%) Sinon.JS
8 1 (0.67%) Sublime Text
8 1 (0.67%) Grunt
General
1 15 (10.00%) Finance
1 15 (10.00%) Publishing
1 15 (10.00%) Banking
2 12 (8.00%) Retail
3 8 (5.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.00%) Games
5 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.00%) Marketing
6 3 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (1.33%) Electronics
7 2 (1.33%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.33%) iGaming
8 1 (0.67%) Advertising
8 1 (0.67%) Front Office
8 1 (0.67%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 76 (50.67%) Designer
2 63 (42.00%) UX Designer
3 48 (32.00%) Developer
4 16 (10.67%) CMS Developer
5 15 (10.00%) Senior Designer
6 14 (9.33%) Senior UX Designer
7 11 (7.33%) Architect
7 11 (7.33%) Front-End Developer
8 10 (6.67%) UI Designer
9 8 (5.33%) Lead Designer
10 7 (4.67%) iOS Developer
11 6 (4.00%) Consultant
11 6 (4.00%) User Experience Architect
12 5 (3.33%) UI Programmer
12 5 (3.33%) Head of User Experience
12 5 (3.33%) UI Developer
13 3 (2.00%) QlikView Consultant
13 3 (2.00%) Mobile Developer
14 2 (1.33%) Analyst
14 2 (1.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (60.67%) HTML
2 82 (54.67%) CSS
3 27 (18.00%) XML
4 24 (16.00%) jQuery
5 21 (14.00%) XHTML
5 21 (14.00%) XSD
5 21 (14.00%) Web Services
5 21 (14.00%) .NET
5 21 (14.00%) Ajax
6 20 (13.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 19 (12.67%) ASP.NET
7 19 (12.67%) XSLT
8 10 (6.67%) HTML5
9 7 (4.67%) REST
9 7 (4.67%) Sass
10 6 (4.00%) CSS3
11 5 (3.33%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.00%) Backbone.js
12 3 (2.00%) LESS
12 3 (2.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 109 (72.67%) User Experience
2 42 (28.00%) Mobile App
3 22 (14.67%) W3C
4 20 (13.33%) Web 2.0
5 4 (2.67%) Graphic Design
5 4 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.00%) RIA
6 3 (2.00%) Animation
7 2 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.33%) Online Banking
7 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.33%) iPhone
7 2 (1.33%) Online Games
7 2 (1.33%) Social Network
7 2 (1.33%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.67%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.67%) Arduino
8 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 25 (16.67%) Android
3 8 (5.33%) Windows
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (66.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (14.00%) Content Management
3 20 (13.33%) Web Development
4 18 (12.00%) OOP
4 18 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (10.67%) Customer Insight
6 13 (8.67%) Usability Testing
6 13 (8.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (7.33%) iOS Development
8 10 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
9 9 (6.00%) Data Modelling
9 9 (6.00%) Scrum
10 7 (4.67%) Mobile Development
10 7 (4.67%) E-Commerce
11 6 (4.00%) Android Development
12 5 (3.33%) Unit Testing
12 5 (3.33%) Web Design
12 5 (3.33%) TDD
13 4 (2.67%) Responsive Web Design
14 3 (2.00%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.67%) JavaScript
2 28 (18.67%) SQL
3 9 (6.00%) Java
4 7 (4.67%) Objective-C
5 4 (2.67%) PHP
6 3 (2.00%) Python
6 3 (2.00%) C#
7 2 (1.33%) C++
7 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.33%) VBA
8 1 (0.67%) Ruby
8 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (19.33%) Degree
2 6 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 32 (21.33%) Adobe
2 20 (13.33%) Google
3 19 (12.67%) OpenText
3 19 (12.67%) RedDot
4 9 (6.00%) Oracle
5 8 (5.33%) Capita
6 7 (4.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.67%) SAP
8 1 (0.67%) iRise
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