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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 122 111 101
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing RAD 6 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.085% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.12% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£431 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £46.00 £27.48
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +67.39%
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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
1961 1661 1328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.36% 70.26% 70.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1151 861 636
Average daily rate £375 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 91 113
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.25 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.20% -8.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £155.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 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
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Job
Vacancies
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) XML
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) RUP
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (28.57%) SSADM
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Yourdon
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 1 (14.29%) MarkLogic
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Applications Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Release Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Rapid Application Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration and Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) XML
2 1 (14.29%) XSLT
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) Data Integration
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) RUP
2 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) SSADM
3 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Yourdon
4 1 (14.29%) Workflow
4 1 (14.29%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
2 1 (14.29%) XQuery
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) i2
3 1 (14.29%) Teradata
3 1 (14.29%) IBM