The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 70 - 52
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RAD 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.29% - 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£220 - £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £450
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -27.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - £34.22
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
520 353 383
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 75.69% 69.35% 72.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 190 216
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.17 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.37% -11.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RAD across the Wales region.

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Wales

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 9 (90.00%) UML
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
3 7 (70.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (60.00%) XML
4 6 (60.00%) Java
4 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (60.00%) J2EE
4 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
4 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
4 6 (60.00%) Spring
5 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (20.00%) Web Development
7 2 (20.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) HL7
7 2 (20.00%) Unified Process
7 2 (20.00%) C
7 2 (20.00%) BPEL
7 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (20.00%) Middleware
7 2 (20.00%) Service Management
7 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (20.00%) RUP
7 2 (20.00%) DSDM
7 2 (20.00%) XHTML
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 2 (20.00%) Project Management

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 1 (10.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (10.00%) SAP IS-U
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (10.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Toad
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (10.00%) Billing
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
1 1 (10.00%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 6 (60.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Principal Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 6 (60.00%) J2EE
2 6 (60.00%) XML
2 6 (60.00%) Hibernate
2 6 (60.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) XHTML
3 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Data Extraction
2 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) UML
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) RUP
4 2 (20.00%) DSDM
4 2 (20.00%) Project Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) BPEL
4 2 (20.00%) Web Development
4 2 (20.00%) Unified Process
5 1 (10.00%) Kanban
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) Workflow
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 6 (60.00%) Java
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) HL7
2 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle
1 1 (10.00%) Business Objects
1 1 (10.00%) SAP
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy