The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 29 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 109 99 91
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs citing RAD 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.33% 0.058% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.073% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
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£300 £220 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -35.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-7.51% +31.06%
RAD
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1775 1377 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.04% 79.60% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 942 563
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 34
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.90 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

RAD
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

RAD
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 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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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
Leeds -20 4 £319 +44.88% 5
Bradford - 3 £300 -
RAD
Yorkshire

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 15 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 14 (93.33%) SDLC
3 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
4 9 (60.00%) ISTQB
4 9 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Change Control
4 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (60.00%) ISEB
5 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) .NET
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
6 5 (33.33%) Axure RP
6 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 5 (33.33%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle
7 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
7 4 (26.67%) SOA
7 4 (26.67%) SOAP
8 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 2 (13.33%) Windows

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (26.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 5 (33.33%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Axure RP
2 4 (26.67%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Business Systems Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) XSL
3 1 (6.67%) XHTML
3 1 (6.67%) J2EE
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) JSP
3 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 14 (93.33%) SDLC
3 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (60.00%) System Integration Testing
4 9 (60.00%) Change Control
4 9 (60.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (33.33%) Business Analysis
6 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
6 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (26.67%) SOA
7 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.67%) E-business
8 1 (6.67%) Usability Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (6.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) ISEB
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 9 (60.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
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