The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 111 93 105
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +12
Contract jobs citing RAD 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.17% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.25% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £27.48 -
% change year-on-year
+67.39% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1658 1219 1420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.40% 68.18% 63.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 583 666
Average daily rate £375 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 86 69
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £21.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.02% +74.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
RAD
England

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 24 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) BPMN
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (40.00%) RUP
2 2 (40.00%) DSDM
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 2 (40.00%) C#
2 2 (40.00%) COBOL
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) J2EE
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) ClearCase

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (20.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (20.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architect
3 1 (20.00%) ClearCase Administrator
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) DataPower
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (40.00%) BPMN
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) RUP
2 2 (40.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) SOA
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) Master Data Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) COBOL
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MBA
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) SAP