The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for RAD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
London / City of London
Rank 145 150 158
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs citing RAD 10 9 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.33% 0.27% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.31% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 33
Median daily rate £525 £518 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.44% -1.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £408 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £584 £535 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £464 £425
% change year-on-year -27.22% +9.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -53.17% -  

RAD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2590 2921 4181
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.48% 87.82% 82.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2034 2334 3226
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing RAD as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for RAD in the City of London

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RAD in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in the City of London

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in the City of London

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RAD in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in the City of London

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 City of London region with a requirement for RAD.

1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) Java
3 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 5 (29.41%) Banking
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) C#
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) XML
4 4 (23.53%) Fintech
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 3 (17.65%) Analytics
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
5 3 (17.65%) Mathematical Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (17.65%) Financial Modelling
5 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Unix
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) RUP
5 3 (17.65%) .NET
5 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) Front Office

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Big Data
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 5 (29.41%) Banking
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) Front Office
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) SQL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Developer
3 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL Developer
3 3 (17.65%) RAD Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum Master
4 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior C# Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
4 2 (11.76%) VBA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 2 (11.76%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) J2EE
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) Velocity
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) jQuery
4 1 (5.88%) JSP
4 1 (5.88%) JSR 168
4 1 (5.88%) JSR 286
4 1 (5.88%) OSGi
4 1 (5.88%) React
4 1 (5.88%) Servlets
4 1 (5.88%) SOAP
4 1 (5.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Fintech
2 2 (11.76%) Reinsurance
3 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.88%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) TDD
3 3 (17.65%) Analytics
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (17.65%) Financial Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) Mathematical Modelling
3 3 (17.65%) Mathematics
3 3 (17.65%) RUP
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) SDLC
3 3 (17.65%) Waterfall
4 2 (11.76%) BDD
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Kanban
4 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 5 (29.41%) Java
2 5 (29.41%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 2 (11.76%) Python
5 2 (11.76%) VBA
6 1 (5.88%) Perl
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) HDFS
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.88%) hybris
2 1 (5.88%) IBM