The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Rapid Prototyping skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rapid Prototyping over the 3 months to 28 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 Prototyping
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 431 534 572
Rank change year-on-year +103 +38  
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 152 91 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.18% 0.091%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.21% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 55 28
Median daily rate £425 £425 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £449 £313 £400
% change year-on-year +43.68% -21.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £49.82 -
% change year-on-year -58.85% -  

Rapid Prototyping 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 36482 42599 40630
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.85% 82.91% 80.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 24122 28516 25652
Median daily rate £450 £447 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 924 944 1201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.23% +9.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year +2.77% +19.20%  

Rapid Prototyping
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Rapid Prototyping in England

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in England

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Rapid Prototyping in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rapid Prototyping in England

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in England

Rapid Prototyping
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 Rapid Prototyping within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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 +28 61 £416 -7.50% 10
South East +31 25 £449 +49.66% 7
Yorkshire +37 16 £463 -11.90% 2
West Midlands +30 14 £474 - 1
North East +27 13 £400 -
South West +9 10 £475 +65.21% 1
Midlands - 6 - -
North West +34 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 2 £394 -
East of England -6 1 £325 +4.00% 2
Rapid Prototyping
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 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 Rapid Prototyping.

1 205 (83.00%) User Experience
2 201 (81.38%) Prototyping
3 185 (74.90%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (64.37%) CSS
5 156 (63.16%) HTML
6 104 (42.11%) Mobile App
7 74 (29.96%) Wireframes
7 74 (29.96%) Web Design
8 69 (27.94%) Front End Development
9 55 (22.27%) Service Design
10 53 (21.46%) Degree
11 51 (20.65%) JavaScript
12 30 (12.15%) Java
12 30 (12.15%) TDD
13 29 (11.74%) Visualisation
13 29 (11.74%) Data Visualisation
14 27 (10.93%) HTML5
15 26 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
16 25 (10.12%) Web Development
16 25 (10.12%) Responsive Web Design
16 25 (10.12%) DevOps
17 24 (9.72%) Information Architecture
18 22 (8.91%) Mentoring
18 22 (8.91%) Axure RP
18 22 (8.91%) Security Cleared
18 22 (8.91%) Telecoms
19 21 (8.50%) Python
19 21 (8.50%) Internet
20 20 (8.10%) Linux
20 20 (8.10%) CSS3

Rapid Prototyping
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 6 (2.43%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.62%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) Apache
3 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (6.88%) Photoshop
2 15 (6.07%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.02%) Fireworks
3 5 (2.02%) InVision
3 5 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.62%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.81%) CATIA
7 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.40%) Maya
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.40%) Simulink
7 1 (0.40%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.50%) Internet
2 15 (6.07%) HTTP
3 6 (2.43%) Network Security
4 2 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.81%) NX-OS
4 2 (0.81%) SAN
5 1 (0.40%) 4G
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) MQTT
5 1 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.67%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.45%) Big Data
3 10 (4.05%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.02%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.81%) MS Access
5 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.81%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (8.91%) Axure RP
2 18 (7.29%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.43%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (2.02%) JUnit
5 4 (1.62%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.21%) Grunt
6 3 (1.21%) gulp
6 3 (1.21%) Mocha
6 3 (1.21%) QUnit
6 3 (1.21%) webpack
7 2 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) Gradle
8 1 (0.40%) Subversion
General
1 22 (8.91%) Telecoms
2 10 (4.05%) Marketing
3 9 (3.64%) Finance
4 7 (2.83%) Legal
5 5 (2.02%) Automotive
5 5 (2.02%) Electronics
6 4 (1.62%) Banking
7 3 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.81%) Back Office
8 2 (0.81%) Billing
8 2 (0.81%) German Language
9 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 162 (65.59%) Designer
2 135 (54.66%) UX Designer
3 56 (22.67%) Developer
4 38 (15.38%) Interaction Designer
5 29 (11.74%) UI Designer
6 23 (9.31%) UI/UX Designer
7 16 (6.48%) Digital Designer
8 15 (6.07%) Java Developer
9 14 (5.67%) Digital UX Designer
9 14 (5.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 11 (4.45%) UI Developer
10 11 (4.45%) UX Developer
11 9 (3.64%) Lead Developer
11 9 (3.64%) UI/UX Developer
12 8 (3.24%) Senior Designer
13 7 (2.83%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (2.83%) HTML CSS Designer
13 7 (2.83%) HTML Developer
13 7 (2.83%) Senior UX Designer
14 5 (2.02%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (64.37%) CSS
2 156 (63.16%) HTML
3 27 (10.93%) HTML5
4 20 (8.10%) CSS3
5 12 (4.86%) AngularJS
5 12 (4.86%) jQuery
6 9 (3.64%) .NET
7 7 (2.83%) Web Services
8 6 (2.43%) D3.js
8 6 (2.43%) Node.js
9 5 (2.02%) Ajax
9 5 (2.02%) Apache Flex
9 5 (2.02%) DHTML
9 5 (2.02%) Flash
9 5 (2.02%) Grails
9 5 (2.02%) Sass
10 4 (1.62%) JSON
10 4 (1.62%) React
10 4 (1.62%) Servlets
10 4 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 205 (83.00%) User Experience
2 104 (42.11%) Mobile App
3 19 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.24%) Social Media
5 6 (2.43%) Blog
5 6 (2.43%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.43%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.62%) Interactive TV
6 4 (1.62%) Virtual Team
7 3 (1.21%) Animation
7 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.81%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.81%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.81%) Streaming Media
9 1 (0.40%) Fintech
9 1 (0.40%) Life Science
9 1 (0.40%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (0.40%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.10%) Linux
2 16 (6.48%) Unix
3 15 (6.07%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.21%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.81%) Android
5 2 (0.81%) Windows
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (81.38%) Prototyping
2 185 (74.90%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (29.96%) Web Design
3 74 (29.96%) Wireframes
4 69 (27.94%) Front End Development
5 55 (22.27%) Service Design
6 30 (12.15%) TDD
7 29 (11.74%) Data Visualisation
7 29 (11.74%) Visualisation
8 26 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (10.12%) DevOps
9 25 (10.12%) Responsive Web Design
9 25 (10.12%) Web Development
10 24 (9.72%) Information Architecture
11 22 (8.91%) Mentoring
12 18 (7.29%) Usability Testing
13 17 (6.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 17 (6.88%) E-Commerce
14 16 (6.48%) Configuration Management
14 16 (6.48%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
Programming Languages
1 51 (20.65%) JavaScript
2 30 (12.15%) Java
3 21 (8.50%) Python
4 19 (7.69%) Ruby
5 11 (4.45%) C#
6 10 (4.05%) SQL
7 5 (2.02%) Groovy
8 3 (1.21%) PHP
8 3 (1.21%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.81%) Perl
9 2 (0.81%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.81%) XPath
10 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.40%) ES6
10 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.40%) PHP 5
10 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (21.46%) Degree
2 22 (8.91%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (4.05%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.21%) BC Cleared
4 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.83%) QA
2 4 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.40%) WAI
3 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.43%) Kibana
2 2 (0.81%) Ansible
2 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.81%) Puppet
2 2 (0.81%) Salt
Vendors
1 16 (6.48%) EXTOL
2 7 (2.83%) Adobe
3 4 (1.62%) Google
3 4 (1.62%) Microsoft
4 3 (1.21%) EMC
4 3 (1.21%) SAP
5 2 (0.81%) Cisco
5 2 (0.81%) NetApp
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle
5 2 (0.81%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.81%) VMware
6 1 (0.40%) Capita
6 1 (0.40%) Facebook
6 1 (0.40%) hybris
6 1 (0.40%) Twitter
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