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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 108 114 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing RAD 8 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
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£488 £463 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +27.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £513 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £40.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-20.98% +22.72%
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
1787 1819 1349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.58% 75.13% 68.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1090 961 674
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £237 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 134 58
Average hourly rate £28.69 £31.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RAD across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

RAD Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 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
Coventry +6 2 £400 -23.80%
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (71.43%) UML
1 10 (71.43%) RUP
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
4 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Change Management
5 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (35.71%) IBM
6 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 4 (28.57%) Six Sigma
6 4 (28.57%) BCP
6 4 (28.57%) Benchmarking
6 4 (28.57%) BPR
6 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
6 4 (28.57%) DSDM
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) MS Access
6 4 (28.57%) CRM
6 4 (28.57%) Cognos
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) Migration
6 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
6 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) Data Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) MS Access
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 1 (7.14%) MarkLogic
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Rapid Application Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration and Release Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Release Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) RUP
1 10 (71.43%) UML
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
4 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Change Management
5 4 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Six Sigma
5 4 (28.57%) BCP
5 4 (28.57%) Benchmarking
5 4 (28.57%) BPR
5 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 4 (28.57%) DSDM
5 4 (28.57%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) XQuery
3 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) Cognos
2 4 (28.57%) Netezza
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) i2
4 1 (7.14%) Teradata