The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 121 109 105
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -4
Contract jobs citing RAD 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.093% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £400 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £470 £450 £418
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £29.75 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
RAD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAD across the West Midlands region.

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RAD
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry 0 3 £400 -5.88%
Birmingham - 1 - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 8 (80.00%) UML
1 8 (80.00%) RUP
2 7 (70.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (60.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (50.00%) Six Sigma
4 5 (50.00%) Benchmarking
4 5 (50.00%) BPR
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) MS Access
4 5 (50.00%) SLA
4 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Use Case
4 5 (50.00%) Fault Management
4 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Business Development
4 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Target Operating Model
5 4 (40.00%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
5 4 (40.00%) Business Continuity
5 4 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (50.00%) MS Access
3 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
3 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (10.00%) DataStage
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (10.00%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Digital Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Portfolio Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Process Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Process Mapping Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Process Mapping Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Access Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Business IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Excel Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Excel VBA Developer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) VBA Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) RUP
1 8 (80.00%) UML
2 7 (70.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (60.00%) Data Modelling
4 5 (50.00%) Benchmarking
4 5 (50.00%) BPR
4 5 (50.00%) Business Development
4 5 (50.00%) Fault Management
4 5 (50.00%) Migration
4 5 (50.00%) Scrum
4 5 (50.00%) Six Sigma
4 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Target Operating Model
4 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (50.00%) Use Case
4 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (50.00%) User Stories
4 5 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) Cognos
2 3 (30.00%) Netezza
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Tableau