The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 24 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 541 456
Rank change year-on-year +57 -85  
Contract jobs citing RAD 97 99 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.19% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.23% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 79 132
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £400 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £460 £398
% change year-on-year -21.73% +15.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.20 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.20 - £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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35739 42737 41398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.68% 83.02% 80.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23658 28645 26143
Median daily rate £450 £443 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 961 1224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in England

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in England

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in England

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RAD in England

RAD
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the England region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 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
London +39 63 £500 -1.96% 6
East of England 0 11 £265 -37.64%
South East +21 8 £475 +1.87% 3
East Midlands - 8 £326 - 1
North West +36 6 £360 -20.00% 1
West Midlands +21 1 £575 +43.75%
RAD
UK

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 England region with a requirement for RAD.

1 84 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (45.61%) Java
3 59 (34.50%) SQL
4 55 (32.16%) TDD
5 50 (29.24%) Finance
6 48 (28.07%) Spring
6 48 (28.07%) J2EE
6 48 (28.07%) Web Services
7 47 (27.49%) OO
8 43 (25.15%) XML
9 41 (23.98%) Oracle
10 39 (22.81%) JavaScript
10 39 (22.81%) SOAP
11 38 (22.22%) WebSphere
12 37 (21.64%) REST
13 36 (21.05%) Waterfall
13 36 (21.05%) Banking
13 36 (21.05%) SQL Server
14 34 (19.88%) C#
15 33 (19.30%) RUP
16 32 (18.71%) Eclipse
17 31 (18.13%) Front Office
18 28 (16.37%) Scrum
18 28 (16.37%) Microsoft Excel
18 28 (16.37%) Linux
18 28 (16.37%) VBA
18 28 (16.37%) Degree
19 27 (15.79%) Mathematics
19 27 (15.79%) Git (software)
19 27 (15.79%) Python

RAD
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 38 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 22 (12.87%) Tomcat
3 20 (11.70%) WebLogic
4 16 (9.36%) JBoss
5 15 (8.77%) GlassFish
6 11 (6.43%) Apache
7 10 (5.85%) CMS
8 9 (5.26%) Apache Spark
9 6 (3.51%) MQSeries
10 5 (2.92%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (2.34%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (1.75%) Anypoint
12 3 (1.75%) Confluence
12 3 (1.75%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (1.17%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.58%) Jupyter
14 1 (0.58%) SAS
14 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (16.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.58%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.92%) GitHub
2 3 (1.75%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.17%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (1.17%) Loggly
3 2 (1.17%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.34%) DWDM
1 4 (2.34%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.75%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 16 (9.36%) MongoDB
4 14 (8.19%) RDBMS
5 11 (6.43%) MySQL
6 10 (5.85%) Oracle Database
7 9 (5.26%) Big Data
8 7 (4.09%) Hadoop
8 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.92%) MS Access
9 5 (2.92%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.34%) DB2
11 3 (1.75%) HBase
12 2 (1.17%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.17%) DataStage
12 2 (1.17%) OLAP
12 2 (1.17%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (1.17%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 32 (18.71%) Eclipse
2 27 (15.79%) Git (software)
3 24 (14.04%) JIRA
4 20 (11.70%) JUnit
5 17 (9.94%) Jenkins
6 16 (9.36%) Gradle
6 16 (9.36%) IntelliJ
7 14 (8.19%) JProfiler
8 12 (7.02%) Ant
9 11 (6.43%) Maven
9 11 (6.43%) Subversion
10 6 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.51%) Mockito
10 6 (3.51%) Selenium
10 6 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (2.92%) Bitbucket
11 5 (2.92%) Mercurial
11 5 (2.92%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.34%) TeamCity
12 4 (2.34%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 50 (29.24%) Finance
2 36 (21.05%) Banking
3 31 (18.13%) Front Office
4 8 (4.68%) Legal
5 5 (2.92%) Back Office
5 5 (2.92%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.34%) General Ledger
6 4 (2.34%) Retail
7 3 (1.75%) Advertising
7 3 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.17%) Marketing
9 1 (0.58%) Avionics
9 1 (0.58%) French Language
9 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (70.18%) Developer
2 48 (28.07%) Java Developer
3 24 (14.04%) RAD Developer
4 22 (12.87%) C# Developer
5 21 (12.28%) Analyst
6 16 (9.36%) Front Office Developer
6 16 (9.36%) SQL Developer
7 15 (8.77%) Business Analyst
7 15 (8.77%) Senior Developer
8 13 (7.60%) VBA Developer
9 12 (7.02%) Python Developer
10 11 (6.43%) Front Office RAD Developer
10 11 (6.43%) Hybris Developer
10 11 (6.43%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.09%) Excel Developer
11 7 (4.09%) Excel VBA Developer
11 7 (4.09%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (4.09%) SQL Server Developer
11 7 (4.09%) Test Manager
11 7 (4.09%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (28.07%) J2EE
1 48 (28.07%) Spring
1 48 (28.07%) Web Services
2 43 (25.15%) XML
3 39 (22.81%) SOAP
4 37 (21.64%) REST
5 26 (15.20%) JSON
6 25 (14.62%) Hibernate
7 23 (13.45%) HTML
8 19 (11.11%) Ajax
9 18 (10.53%) Struts
10 17 (9.94%) HTML5
10 17 (9.94%) JPA
10 17 (9.94%) JSP
10 17 (9.94%) JSTL
10 17 (9.94%) RESTful
11 15 (8.77%) XSLT
12 14 (8.19%) CSS
13 13 (7.60%) AngularJS
13 13 (7.60%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.77%) Derivative
3 9 (5.26%) Equities
3 9 (5.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (4.68%) Fixed Income
5 4 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.34%) Fintech
5 4 (2.34%) Market Risk
6 3 (1.75%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.75%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.75%) Taxonomies
6 3 (1.75%) User Experience
6 3 (1.75%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.75%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.17%) Minimum Viable Product
7 2 (1.17%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.17%) Replication
7 2 (1.17%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 28 (16.37%) Linux
2 19 (11.11%) Unix
3 14 (8.19%) Windows
4 9 (5.26%) Solaris
5 6 (3.51%) HPUX
5 6 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.75%) Android
7 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (49.12%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (32.16%) TDD
3 47 (27.49%) OO
4 36 (21.05%) Waterfall
5 33 (19.30%) RUP
6 28 (16.37%) Scrum
7 27 (15.79%) Mathematics
7 27 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 23 (13.45%) E-Commerce
8 23 (13.45%) Unit Testing
9 22 (12.87%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (12.87%) Validation
10 21 (12.28%) Data Modelling
10 21 (12.28%) SDLC
10 21 (12.28%) UML
11 16 (9.36%) Customer Requirements
11 16 (9.36%) Test Scripting
12 14 (8.19%) Mentoring
12 14 (8.19%) Open Source
13 12 (7.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 78 (45.61%) Java
2 59 (34.50%) SQL
3 39 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 34 (19.88%) C#
5 28 (16.37%) VBA
6 27 (15.79%) Python
7 10 (5.85%) T-SQL
8 5 (2.92%) MATLAB
9 4 (2.34%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.75%) C
10 3 (1.75%) C++
10 3 (1.75%) Go
10 3 (1.75%) Perl
10 3 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.75%) R
11 2 (1.17%) AWK
12 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.58%) VB
12 1 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 28 (16.37%) Degree
2 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.68%) MBA
4 6 (3.51%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.17%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.58%) ISEB
6 1 (0.58%) OCMJD
6 1 (0.58%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.58%) OCPJWCD
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.58%) PMP
6 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) QA
2 4 (2.34%) SLA
3 2 (1.17%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) MiFID
4 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (2.92%) HDFS
2 4 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.17%) Docker
3 2 (1.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.17%) Ansible
1 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.17%) Puppet
2 1 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (23.98%) Oracle
2 20 (11.70%) IBM
3 15 (8.77%) hybris
4 11 (6.43%) Perforce
5 9 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 8 (4.68%) Bloomberg
7 6 (3.51%) Sybase
8 5 (2.92%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.34%) Ciena
9 4 (2.34%) Huawei
9 4 (2.34%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.34%) Reuters
10 3 (1.75%) FatWire
10 3 (1.75%) Google
10 3 (1.75%) MuleSoft
10 3 (1.75%) Omniture
11 2 (1.17%) FactSet
11 2 (1.17%) Informatica
11 2 (1.17%) Splunk
12 1 (0.58%) Sun
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