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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 136 119 119
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs citing RAD 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.072% 0.079% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.087% 0.099% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £530 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.70% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £450 £315
% change year-on-year
-13.88% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-49.41% +142.85%
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
2304 2012 1743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 83.06% 79.37% 72.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1410 1121 1006
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 91
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing RAD as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry -12 1 £530 +32.50%
Solihull - 1 - -
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RAD.

1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) RUP
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Automotive
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) MS Access
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) Maven
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Java EE
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Fault Management
3 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 1 (20.00%) SLA
3 1 (20.00%) PMP

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) MS Access
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Gradle
1 1 (20.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Digital Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Public Sector Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (20.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
1 1 (20.00%) JPA
1 1 (20.00%) React
1 1 (20.00%) RESTful
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (60.00%) RUP
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP