The table below looks at the statistics for RAD skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 133 124 108
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing RAD 11 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.38% 0.12% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 3
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£300 £210 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -38.23%
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%
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 Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2281 1883 1525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.48% 73.35% 72.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1210 797
Average daily rate £375 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 38 55
Average hourly rate £17.69 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.25% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £11.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £110.00 £41.20
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 Yorkshire

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

RAD Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

RAD
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

RAD Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

RAD
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

RAD Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

RAD
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -1 11 £300 +4.80%
RAD
England

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (78.95%) Waterfall
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (42.11%) Change Control
4 8 (42.11%) Finance
4 8 (42.11%) SQL
4 8 (42.11%) ISEB
5 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
5 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
5 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
6 5 (26.32%) Axure RP
6 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
6 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
6 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
6 5 (26.32%) SOA
6 5 (26.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 5 (26.32%) .NET
6 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
7 4 (21.05%) SOAP
7 4 (21.05%) WSDL
7 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
8 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
8 2 (10.53%) Windows
8 2 (10.53%) CRM
8 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 2 (10.53%) Project Management
8 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
1 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (26.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Axure RP
2 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 8 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Business Analyst
4 6 (31.58%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (31.58%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Tester
5 3 (15.79%) Business Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (10.53%) Senior Tester
7 1 (5.26%) Applications Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Designer
7 1 (5.26%) Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
7 1 (5.26%) Developer
7 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 4 (21.05%) WSDL
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) Web Services
3 1 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) XSL
3 1 (5.26%) XHTML
3 1 (5.26%) J2EE
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (5.26%) Life Science
2 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Waterfall
2 13 (68.42%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Change Control
4 7 (36.84%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) Business Analysis
5 5 (26.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (21.05%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 2 (10.53%) PRINCE2
7 2 (10.53%) CRM
7 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.26%) RUP
8 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.26%) E-business
8 1 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (5.26%) Usability Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) FoxPro (VFP)
3 2 (10.53%) VB
3 2 (10.53%) Java
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) ISEB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB
2 7 (36.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle