Period
to 22 July 2017

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 6 months to 22 July 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
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 646 673 552
Rank change year-on-year +27 -121 +84
Contract jobs citing RAD 163 195 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 149 230
England median daily rate £450 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -
10th Percentile £306 £370 £320
90th Percentile £575 £605 £601
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
England median hourly rate £22.00 - £40.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 - £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 74473 84841 82832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.43% 83.61% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49136 56630 53399
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £281 £270 £261
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 1963 2356
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.53% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £48.75 £47.71
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.91
% change year-on-year - +14.10% +5.59%

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RAD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 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 6 months to 22 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 99 £500 - 7
South East +27 19 £405 -11.48%
East of England -12 17 £265 -43.62%
Midlands +20 15 £338 -15.63% 1
East Midlands -7 11 £326 -15.81%
North of England +59 10 £343 -23.46% 1
North West +48 10 £343 -23.89% 1
West Midlands +24 4 £475 +18.75% 1
South West +7 4 - - 2
RAD
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 80 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (43.56%) Java
3 64 (39.26%) SQL
4 47 (28.83%) SQL Server
5 44 (26.99%) TDD
6 43 (26.38%) J2EE
7 42 (25.77%) C#
7 42 (25.77%) Web Services
8 41 (25.15%) OO
8 41 (25.15%) Front Office
8 41 (25.15%) Spring
9 40 (24.54%) Finance
9 40 (24.54%) SOAP
9 40 (24.54%) Oracle
10 39 (23.93%) JavaScript
11 38 (23.31%) REST
12 37 (22.70%) VBA
12 37 (22.70%) XML
13 36 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
14 35 (21.47%) Mathematics
15 34 (20.86%) Banking
15 34 (20.86%) Scrum
15 34 (20.86%) Eclipse
16 31 (19.02%) Test Automation
16 31 (19.02%) Git (software)
17 27 (16.56%) Python
17 27 (16.56%) RUP
17 27 (16.56%) JSON
18 25 (15.34%) Derivative
18 25 (15.34%) Linux

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 24 (14.72%) WebSphere
2 17 (10.43%) Tomcat
3 16 (9.82%) WebLogic
4 11 (6.75%) Apache
4 11 (6.75%) GlassFish
4 11 (6.75%) JBoss
5 8 (4.91%) Apache Spark
6 6 (3.68%) CMS
6 6 (3.68%) Drupal
6 6 (3.68%) MQSeries
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.45%) Confluence
8 4 (2.45%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.84%) SharePoint
10 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.61%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.61%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.61%) SAS
11 1 (0.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 36 (22.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (6.13%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (5.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) RMDS
2 2 (1.23%) FINCAD Analytics
3 1 (0.61%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.61%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.45%) OpenShift
2 3 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.84%) GitHub
2 3 (1.84%) Google Analytics
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (1.23%) Loggly
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Office 365
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.45%) Internet
2 3 (1.84%) DWDM
2 3 (1.84%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.61%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.61%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.27%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.43%) MongoDB
4 16 (9.82%) RDBMS
5 15 (9.20%) MySQL
6 9 (5.52%) Big Data
7 6 (3.68%) Hadoop
8 4 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (2.45%) DB2
8 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.23%) DataStage
10 2 (1.23%) HBase
10 2 (1.23%) Informix
10 2 (1.23%) MS Access
10 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.61%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 34 (20.86%) Eclipse
2 31 (19.02%) Git (software)
3 24 (14.72%) JUnit
4 22 (13.50%) JIRA
5 19 (11.66%) Gradle
6 18 (11.04%) IntelliJ
6 18 (11.04%) Jenkins
7 17 (10.43%) JProfiler
8 13 (7.98%) Maven
9 9 (5.52%) Subversion
10 8 (4.91%) Ant
11 7 (4.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (4.29%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (3.68%) Bitbucket
12 6 (3.68%) Mercurial
12 6 (3.68%) Mockito
12 6 (3.68%) SonarQube
13 4 (2.45%) Rational Application Developer
13 4 (2.45%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (25.15%) Front Office
2 40 (24.54%) Finance
3 34 (20.86%) Banking
4 17 (10.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (4.29%) Legal
6 4 (2.45%) Games
7 2 (1.23%) Back Office
7 2 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.23%) French Language
7 2 (1.23%) German Language
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Advertising
8 1 (0.61%) Avionics
8 1 (0.61%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 125 (76.69%) Developer
2 38 (23.31%) Java Developer
3 33 (20.25%) RAD Developer
4 22 (13.50%) VBA Developer
5 20 (12.27%) Front Office Developer
6 17 (10.43%) Excel Developer
6 17 (10.43%) Excel VBA Developer
7 15 (9.20%) C# Developer
7 15 (9.20%) Front Office RAD Developer
8 13 (7.98%) Python Developer
9 12 (7.36%) Senior Developer
9 12 (7.36%) SQL Developer
10 10 (6.13%) Hybris Developer
11 9 (5.52%) Programmer
12 8 (4.91%) Software Engineer
13 7 (4.29%) Analyst
13 7 (4.29%) Junior
13 7 (4.29%) Junior Developer
13 7 (4.29%) Test Manager
14 6 (3.68%) Access Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (26.38%) J2EE
2 42 (25.77%) Web Services
3 41 (25.15%) Spring
4 40 (24.54%) SOAP
5 38 (23.31%) REST
6 37 (22.70%) XML
7 27 (16.56%) JSON
8 23 (14.11%) Hibernate
9 21 (12.88%) HTML
10 20 (12.27%) JPA
11 18 (11.04%) XSLT
12 17 (10.43%) Ajax
12 17 (10.43%) JSP
13 15 (9.20%) Struts
14 13 (7.98%) AngularJS
14 13 (7.98%) CSS
14 13 (7.98%) RESTful
14 13 (7.98%) Spring Boot
15 12 (7.36%) HTML5
15 12 (7.36%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.34%) Derivative
2 19 (11.66%) Computer Science
3 14 (8.59%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (8.59%) Equities
4 11 (6.75%) Fixed Income
4 11 (6.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 11 (6.75%) Hedge funds
5 7 (4.29%) Credit Risk
5 7 (4.29%) Market Risk
6 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.45%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.45%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.84%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 3 (1.84%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.23%) Minimum Viable Product
8 2 (1.23%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.23%) Replication
9 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (15.34%) Linux
2 14 (8.59%) Unix
3 13 (7.98%) Windows
4 9 (5.52%) Solaris
5 6 (3.68%) Android
5 6 (3.68%) HPUX
5 6 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (3.68%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.07%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (26.99%) TDD
3 41 (25.15%) OO
4 35 (21.47%) Mathematics
5 34 (20.86%) Scrum
6 31 (19.02%) Test Automation
7 27 (16.56%) RUP
8 25 (15.34%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (13.50%) Data Modelling
9 22 (13.50%) Waterfall
10 21 (12.88%) Unit Testing
11 19 (11.66%) SDLC
12 18 (11.04%) Software Engineering
13 17 (10.43%) E-Commerce
14 15 (9.20%) UML
15 14 (8.59%) Kanban
16 12 (7.36%) Open Source
16 12 (7.36%) Validation
16 12 (7.36%) Web Development
17 11 (6.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.56%) Java
2 64 (39.26%) SQL
3 42 (25.77%) C#
4 39 (23.93%) JavaScript
5 37 (22.70%) VBA
6 27 (16.56%) Python
7 12 (7.36%) C++
8 10 (6.13%) T-SQL
9 9 (5.52%) PHP
10 4 (2.45%) C
11 3 (1.84%) Go
11 3 (1.84%) MATLAB
11 3 (1.84%) R
12 2 (1.23%) AWK
12 2 (1.23%) Perl
12 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.23%) VB
13 1 (0.61%) VB6
13 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (14.72%) Degree
2 9 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 9 (5.52%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (4.91%) MBA
4 7 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.07%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.23%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.61%) ISEB
7 1 (0.61%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.61%) OCMJD
7 1 (0.61%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.61%) OCPJWCD
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.61%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.68%) QA
2 3 (1.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (3.07%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (2.45%) HDFS
3 3 (1.84%) Docker
4 2 (1.23%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.23%) LXC
5 1 (0.61%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 2 (1.23%) Ansible
1 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.23%) Puppet
2 1 (0.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.61%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 40 (24.54%) Oracle
2 16 (9.82%) IBM
3 14 (8.59%) Microsoft
3 14 (8.59%) Perforce
4 10 (6.13%) hybris
5 6 (3.68%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.07%) Cloudera
6 5 (3.07%) Sybase
7 4 (2.45%) Talend
8 3 (1.84%) Ciena
8 3 (1.84%) FatWire
8 3 (1.84%) Google
8 3 (1.84%) Huawei
8 3 (1.84%) Omniture
9 2 (1.23%) Bloomberg
9 2 (1.23%) Splunk
10 1 (0.61%) Informatica
10 1 (0.61%) MuleSoft
10 1 (0.61%) Reuters
10 1 (0.61%) Sun
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