The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 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 Application Development (RAD)
England / North West
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 159 157
Rank change year-on-year +29 -2  
Contract jobs citing RAD 6 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.22% 0.050% 0.025%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.061% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £360 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £460 £398
% change year-on-year -21.73% +15.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.20 - £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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2279 3263 3122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.95% 81.90% 79.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1393 2001 1710
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 102 144
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.18 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.91 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in the North West

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in the North West

RAD
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire - 2 £360 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Manchester +7 1 £325 - 1
Merseyside +2 1 - -
RAD
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 North West region with a requirement for RAD.

1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Spring
2 8 (66.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) OO
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) SOAP
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 6 (50.00%) UML
4 6 (50.00%) RUP
4 6 (50.00%) J2EE
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 5 (41.67%) WebSphere
5 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
5 5 (41.67%) REST
5 5 (41.67%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (33.33%) GlassFish
6 4 (33.33%) hybris
6 4 (33.33%) JSTL
6 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Validation
6 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
6 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle
6 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (33.33%) JBoss
6 4 (33.33%) XML
7 3 (25.00%) Struts

RAD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) GlassFish
2 4 (33.33%) JBoss
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Gradle
1 3 (25.00%) IntelliJ
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) JProfiler
1 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Maven
3 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
3 1 (8.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Avionics
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
1 5 (41.67%) Software Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Architect
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java J2EE Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Domain Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (8.33%) WCF Developer
4 1 (8.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) SOAP
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 6 (50.00%) J2EE
4 5 (41.67%) REST
5 4 (33.33%) Hibernate
5 4 (33.33%) JSTL
5 4 (33.33%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) JPA
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) Struts
7 2 (16.67%) Ajax
7 2 (16.67%) CSS
7 2 (16.67%) HTML
7 2 (16.67%) Java EE
7 2 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (16.67%) XSLT
8 1 (8.33%) .NET
8 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
8 1 (8.33%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) OO
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 6 (50.00%) RUP
4 6 (50.00%) UML
5 5 (41.67%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (41.67%) Scrum
5 5 (41.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
6 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
6 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 4 (33.33%) Validation
7 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
7 3 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 2 (16.67%) Mathematics
8 2 (16.67%) Open Source
8 2 (16.67%) Web Development
9 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (8.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) OCMJD
2 1 (8.33%) OCPJP
2 1 (8.33%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) hybris
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) Perforce
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Sun