Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 678 660 619
Rank change year-on-year -18 -41 -45
Contract jobs citing RAD 170 172 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 93 142
England median daily rate £500 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £358 £295 £375
90th Percentile £625 £638 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £513
% change year-on-year +17.65% -17.07% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
England median hourly rate £55.00 £21.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.81% -46.25% +61.62%
10th Percentile £52.50 £20.13 £23.70
90th Percentile £57.50 £21.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £21.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +155.81% -46.25% +77.78%

RAD is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,323 75,659 80,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.04% 82.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,915 50,477 53,051
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,823 2,068 2,474
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.09 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%

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 24 January 2018.

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
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 24 January 2018. 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 -32 104 £550 +12.82% 12
South East -6 22 £413 +15.38% 2
North of England +24 19 £368 -6.67% 6
South West +10 15 £415 +3.75% 2
North West +8 12 £345 -8.00% 5
Midlands -4 6 £378 +17.05% 4
East Midlands -4 5 £330 +4.76%
Yorkshire -12 5 - - 1
East of England -22 4 £393 +10.56% 1
North East - 2 £700 -
West Midlands +4 1 £425 -19.81% 4
RAD
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for RAD.

1 97 (57.06%) SQL
2 86 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (38.82%) C#
4 64 (37.65%) Java
4 64 (37.65%) Microsoft Excel
5 63 (37.06%) VBA
6 60 (35.29%) Front Office
7 54 (31.76%) Python
8 52 (30.59%) SQL Server
9 44 (25.88%) Oracle
10 43 (25.29%) Web Services
11 38 (22.35%) Banking
11 38 (22.35%) HTML
12 37 (21.76%) Finance
12 37 (21.76%) REST
13 36 (21.18%) Fixed Income
13 36 (21.18%) Derivative
14 35 (20.59%) JavaScript
15 33 (19.41%) Git (software)
16 32 (18.82%) Eclipse
17 31 (18.24%) C++
18 28 (16.47%) TDD
18 28 (16.47%) .NET
18 28 (16.47%) CSS
19 27 (15.88%) Data Modelling
19 27 (15.88%) Hibernate
19 27 (15.88%) Scrum
20 25 (14.71%) Risk Management
21 23 (13.53%) JUnit
21 23 (13.53%) J2EE

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 22 (12.94%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.47%) MQSeries
3 10 (5.88%) Apache
4 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.71%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.12%) CMS
6 4 (2.35%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.76%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.76%) IIS
8 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.18%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (1.18%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.59%) Commerce Server
9 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.59%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.59%) SAS
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 64 (37.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.59%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.59%) Oracle SCM
2 1 (0.59%) Orchestrade
2 1 (0.59%) Primavera
2 1 (0.59%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.53%) IaaS
1 6 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (3.53%) PaaS
2 3 (1.76%) iPaaS
3 2 (1.18%) GitHub
3 2 (1.18%) Office 365
3 2 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (30.59%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.59%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 15 (8.82%) MySQL
5 11 (6.47%) MongoDB
6 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.12%) SQL Server 2014
6 7 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.53%) KDB
7 6 (3.53%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (2.94%) Big Data
8 5 (2.94%) QlikView
8 5 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.35%) DB2
10 3 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.76%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.18%) HBase
11 2 (1.18%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (1.18%) Redis
Development Applications
1 33 (19.41%) Git (software)
2 32 (18.82%) Eclipse
3 23 (13.53%) JUnit
4 17 (10.00%) Maven
5 16 (9.41%) Gradle
6 15 (8.82%) Jenkins
7 14 (8.24%) Subversion
8 12 (7.06%) JProfiler
9 11 (6.47%) IntelliJ
10 10 (5.88%) JIRA
10 10 (5.88%) Mockito
11 9 (5.29%) SonarQube
12 6 (3.53%) Ant
13 5 (2.94%) GitLab
13 5 (2.94%) Log4j
13 5 (2.94%) PhpStorm
14 4 (2.35%) Bitbucket
14 4 (2.35%) Rational Application Developer
15 3 (1.76%) Sonatype Nexus
16 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 60 (35.29%) Front Office
2 38 (22.35%) Banking
3 37 (21.76%) Finance
4 22 (12.94%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.53%) Financial Institution
5 6 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.35%) Electronics
6 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.76%) Retail
8 2 (1.18%) Games
8 2 (1.18%) Legal
8 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.59%) German Language
9 1 (0.59%) Law
9 1 (0.59%) Military
9 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 134 (78.82%) Developer
2 42 (24.71%) RAD Developer
3 31 (18.24%) VBA Developer
4 25 (14.71%) Excel Developer
4 25 (14.71%) Excel VBA Developer
5 23 (13.53%) C# Developer
6 22 (12.94%) Java Developer
6 22 (12.94%) SQL Developer
7 21 (12.35%) Python Developer
8 18 (10.59%) Front Office Developer
9 13 (7.65%) Front Office RAD Developer
10 11 (6.47%) Analyst
11 10 (5.88%) WebSphere Developer
12 9 (5.29%) .NET Developer
12 9 (5.29%) Business Analyst
13 8 (4.71%) C# .NET Developer
13 8 (4.71%) Database Developer
13 8 (4.71%) SQL Database Developer
14 7 (4.12%) Digital Analyst
15 6 (3.53%) Digital Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (25.29%) Web Services
2 38 (22.35%) HTML
3 37 (21.76%) REST
4 28 (16.47%) .NET
4 28 (16.47%) CSS
5 27 (15.88%) Hibernate
6 23 (13.53%) J2EE
6 23 (13.53%) JSON
6 23 (13.53%) Spring
7 21 (12.35%) SOAP
8 18 (10.59%) Spring Boot
9 17 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 16 (9.41%) XML
11 14 (8.24%) RESTful
12 13 (7.65%) JPA
12 13 (7.65%) XSLT
13 12 (7.06%) ASP.NET
14 11 (6.47%) Java EE
14 11 (6.47%) JMS
14 11 (6.47%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 36 (21.18%) Derivative
1 36 (21.18%) Fixed Income
2 18 (10.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.65%) Equities
4 11 (6.47%) Equity Derivative
5 10 (5.88%) User Experience
6 8 (4.71%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.71%) Mainframe
7 4 (2.35%) iPad
7 4 (2.35%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.76%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.76%) PMI
9 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.59%) Linux
2 15 (8.82%) Unix
3 10 (5.88%) HPUX
3 10 (5.88%) Solaris
4 3 (1.76%) Windows
5 2 (1.18%) Android
5 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.59%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (16.47%) TDD
3 27 (15.88%) Data Modelling
3 27 (15.88%) Scrum
4 25 (14.71%) Risk Management
5 21 (12.35%) OO
6 20 (11.76%) Quantitative Research
7 18 (10.59%) E-Commerce
8 16 (9.41%) Unit Testing
9 15 (8.82%) Test Automation
10 14 (8.24%) Prototyping
11 12 (7.06%) Dependency Management
11 12 (7.06%) Domain-Driven Design
12 11 (6.47%) Asset Management
12 11 (6.47%) MVC
12 11 (6.47%) OOP
12 11 (6.47%) Waterfall
13 10 (5.88%) Analytics
13 10 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.29%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 97 (57.06%) SQL
2 66 (38.82%) C#
3 64 (37.65%) Java
4 63 (37.06%) VBA
5 54 (31.76%) Python
6 35 (20.59%) JavaScript
7 31 (18.24%) C++
8 9 (5.29%) T-SQL
9 7 (4.12%) PHP
10 4 (2.35%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.76%) Perl
12 2 (1.18%) Bash Shell
12 2 (1.18%) C
12 2 (1.18%) R
12 2 (1.18%) Scala
13 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (10.00%) Degree
1 17 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.35%) PMI Certification
5 3 (1.76%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (1.76%) CISSP
5 3 (1.76%) CITP
5 3 (1.76%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (1.76%) Master's Degree
5 3 (1.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.59%) ISEB
7 1 (0.59%) PMP
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) GDPR
4 1 (0.59%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (1.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 44 (25.88%) Oracle
2 18 (10.59%) Microsoft
3 16 (9.41%) IBM
4 12 (7.06%) Perforce
5 4 (2.35%) SAP
6 3 (1.76%) Talend
6 3 (1.76%) Teradata
6 3 (1.76%) VMware
7 2 (1.18%) ATG
7 2 (1.18%) Blue Martini
7 2 (1.18%) Demandware
7 2 (1.18%) Elastic Path
7 2 (1.18%) hybris
7 2 (1.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.18%) Twitter
8 1 (0.59%) Intapp
8 1 (0.59%) JDA
8 1 (0.59%) Netezza
8 1 (0.59%) Sybase