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 26 June 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.

Rapid Application Development (RAD)
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 159 185
Rank change year-on-year -6 +26  
Contract jobs citing RAD 4 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.18% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.21% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 14
Median daily rate £494 £425 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.17% -16.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £403 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £574 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £452 £375
% change year-on-year -20.30% +20.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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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

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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

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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 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (35.71%) Java
3 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (28.57%) XML
3 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) RUP
3 4 (28.57%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
4 3 (21.43%) Financial Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
4 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 3 (21.43%) Big Data
4 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Python
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) J2EE
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) Fintech
4 3 (21.43%) Mathematical Modelling
4 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
5 2 (14.29%) Minimum Viable Product
5 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Windows

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Co-occurring 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 3 (21.43%) Apache Spark
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) Confluence
3 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) Jupyter
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Big Data
1 3 (21.43%) Hadoop
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (7.14%) DataStage
3 1 (7.14%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) HBase
3 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.14%) Neo4j
3 1 (7.14%) NoSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Pentaho
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) Spark SQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
2 1 (7.14%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 4 (28.57%) Banking
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Hybris Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle Developer
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior C# Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Apache Spark Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Scientist
4 1 (7.14%) Front Office RAD Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) JSTL
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (7.14%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) D3.js
4 1 (7.14%) Django
4 1 (7.14%) Flask
4 1 (7.14%) Java EE
4 1 (7.14%) JSF
4 1 (7.14%) JSON
4 1 (7.14%) JSR 168
4 1 (7.14%) JSR 286
4 1 (7.14%) Matplotlib
4 1 (7.14%) OSGi
4 1 (7.14%) Spring
4 1 (7.14%) Struts
4 1 (7.14%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Fintech
2 2 (14.29%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (7.14%) Equities
3 1 (7.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Mathematics
2 4 (28.57%) RUP
2 4 (28.57%) Scrum
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
3 3 (21.43%) Financial Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) Mathematical Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) TDD
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 2 (14.29%) OO
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) C#
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) Python
4 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
5 1 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MBA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) HDFS
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cloudera
2 2 (14.29%) hybris
3 1 (7.14%) Ab Initio
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Informatica
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day 6 Month Contract
Posted: 4 days ago