The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rapid Application Development (RAD)
Rank 56 47 51
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Contract jobs citing RAD 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.97% 1.54% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.84% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Median daily rate £260 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £464 £416
% change year-on-year -27.22% +11.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -53.17% -  

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 363 381 360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 88.32% 83.92% 79.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 208 192
Median daily rate £422 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 40
Median hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.36% -47.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in Essex

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in Essex

RAD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Essex region with a requirement for RAD.

1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
1 7 (87.50%) Ant
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) JSP
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
1 7 (87.50%) XML
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) OO
1 7 (87.50%) XHTML
1 7 (87.50%) SOA
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
1 7 (87.50%) Ajax
1 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
1 7 (87.50%) Sass
1 7 (87.50%) LESS
1 7 (87.50%) HTML5
2 6 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Legal

RAD
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 7 (87.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Google Analytics
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Ant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
1 7 (87.50%) Java Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Application Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Application Development Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Development Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Ajax
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) HTML5
1 7 (87.50%) J2EE
1 7 (87.50%) JSP
1 7 (87.50%) LESS
1 7 (87.50%) Sass
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
1 7 (87.50%) XHTML
1 7 (87.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
1 1 (12.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Unix
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) OO
1 7 (87.50%) SOA
1 7 (87.50%) TDD
2 6 (75.00%) Extreme Programming
2 6 (75.00%) Pair Programming
2 6 (75.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (75.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Analytics
3 1 (12.50%) B2C
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) FatWire
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Omniture