Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 November 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)
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 511 450
Rank change year-on-year -20 -61 -10
Contract jobs citing RAD 103 96 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.25% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 67 117
London median daily rate £550 £488 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.82% -7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £365 £375 £397
90th Percentile £625 £653 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £55.00 - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £38.34
% change year-on-year +2.33% -43.92% +206.68%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40213 38714 39399
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.99% 86.21% 83.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29244 27790 28144
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £288
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 399 477
London median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.35 £50.61 £50.00
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for RAD in London

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in London

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in London

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in London

RAD
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the London region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Central London -10 14 £475 +11.76% 1
East London -7 2 £550 -15.38%
West London -11 1 £475 +5.56%
RAD
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 London region with a requirement for RAD.

1 64 (62.14%) VBA
1 64 (62.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 63 (61.17%) Front Office
3 52 (50.49%) SQL
4 48 (46.60%) C#
5 44 (42.72%) Python
6 42 (40.78%) Derivative
7 36 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
7 36 (34.95%) SQL Server
8 35 (33.98%) Fixed Income
9 34 (33.01%) Banking
10 31 (30.10%) C++
11 30 (29.13%) Java
12 27 (26.21%) Investment Banking
13 24 (23.30%) Oracle
13 24 (23.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (22.33%) Risk Management
15 21 (20.39%) Finance
16 17 (16.50%) Quantitative Research
17 15 (14.56%) Equities
17 15 (14.56%) Web Services
18 11 (10.68%) Scrum
18 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
18 11 (10.68%) Degree
19 10 (9.71%) Spreadsheet
19 10 (9.71%) Equity Derivative
20 9 (8.74%) .NET
20 9 (8.74%) HTML
20 9 (8.74%) Mathematics
20 9 (8.74%) Prototyping

RAD
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 5 (4.85%) Apache
1 5 (4.85%) MQSeries
1 5 (4.85%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 64 (62.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (9.71%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) RMDS
2 2 (1.94%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Office 365
2 3 (2.91%) iPaaS
3 1 (0.97%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (34.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) MySQL
3 5 (4.85%) KDB
4 4 (3.88%) Big Data
5 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.94%) GIS
5 2 (1.94%) MS Access
5 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.97%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.97%) Flink
6 1 (0.97%) HBase
6 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.97%) Power BI
6 1 (0.97%) QGIS
6 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.97%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Eclipse
2 6 (5.83%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.85%) JUnit
3 5 (4.85%) Mockito
3 5 (4.85%) Subversion
4 3 (2.91%) Log4j
4 3 (2.91%) Maven
4 3 (2.91%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.97%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.97%) JIRA
5 1 (0.97%) RStudio
5 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.97%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.97%) WaveMaker
General
1 63 (61.17%) Front Office
2 34 (33.01%) Banking
3 27 (26.21%) Investment Banking
4 21 (20.39%) Finance
5 3 (2.91%) German Language
6 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.94%) Games
7 1 (0.97%) French Language
7 1 (0.97%) Law
7 1 (0.97%) Legal
7 1 (0.97%) Publishing
7 1 (0.97%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 83 (80.58%) Developer
2 51 (49.51%) RAD Developer
3 37 (35.92%) VBA Developer
4 32 (31.07%) Excel Developer
4 32 (31.07%) Excel VBA Developer
5 25 (24.27%) Front Office Developer
6 19 (18.45%) Front Office RAD Developer
6 19 (18.45%) Python Developer
7 16 (15.53%) SQL Developer
8 12 (11.65%) C# Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Access Developer
9 6 (5.83%) Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Digital Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Business Analyst
10 5 (4.85%) Digital Business Analyst
11 4 (3.88%) Access VBA Developer
11 4 (3.88%) Database Developer
11 4 (3.88%) HTML Developer
11 4 (3.88%) SharePoint Developer
11 4 (3.88%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.56%) Web Services
2 9 (8.74%) .NET
2 9 (8.74%) HTML
3 7 (6.80%) REST
4 6 (5.83%) CSS
4 6 (5.83%) JDBC
4 6 (5.83%) SOAP
5 5 (4.85%) .NET Framework
5 5 (4.85%) ActiveMQ
5 5 (4.85%) Apache Camel
5 5 (4.85%) JMS
5 5 (4.85%) JSON
5 5 (4.85%) Spring
5 5 (4.85%) Spring Boot
5 5 (4.85%) Spring Security
5 5 (4.85%) XML
5 5 (4.85%) XSD
5 5 (4.85%) XSLT
6 4 (3.88%) HTML5
6 4 (3.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (40.78%) Derivative
2 35 (33.98%) Fixed Income
3 24 (23.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 15 (14.56%) Equities
5 10 (9.71%) Equity Derivative
6 9 (8.74%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
7 7 (6.80%) User Experience
8 5 (4.85%) Hedge funds
9 3 (2.91%) Credit Risk
9 3 (2.91%) Market Risk
10 2 (1.94%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.97%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 1 (0.97%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.97%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.77%) Linux
1 8 (7.77%) Unix
2 5 (4.85%) HPUX
2 5 (4.85%) Solaris
3 3 (2.91%) Android
4 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.97%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.33%) Risk Management
3 17 (16.50%) Quantitative Research
4 11 (10.68%) Scrum
5 9 (8.74%) Mathematics
5 9 (8.74%) Prototyping
6 7 (6.80%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
6 7 (6.80%) Open Source
6 7 (6.80%) Qualitative Research
6 7 (6.80%) Rapid Prototyping
6 7 (6.80%) User Stories
6 7 (6.80%) Wireframes
7 6 (5.83%) Migration
7 6 (5.83%) Performance Management
7 6 (5.83%) SDLC
7 6 (5.83%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.83%) TDD
8 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
8 5 (4.85%) E-Commerce
8 5 (4.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 64 (62.14%) VBA
2 52 (50.49%) SQL
3 48 (46.60%) C#
4 44 (42.72%) Python
5 31 (30.10%) C++
6 30 (29.13%) Java
7 8 (7.77%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.97%) Perl
9 1 (0.97%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.97%) R
9 1 (0.97%) Scala
9 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.68%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (5.83%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (1.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.97%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.97%) PMP
4 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) Data Quality
1 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.97%) MiFID
1 1 (0.97%) PMO
Vendors
1 24 (23.30%) Oracle
2 11 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.85%) IBM
4 4 (3.88%) Sybase
5 3 (2.91%) Talend
6 2 (1.94%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.97%) Reuters
7 1 (0.97%) Teradata