Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 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)
England > North West
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 210 227
Rank change year-on-year +18 +17 -32
Contract jobs citing RAD 12 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.22% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
North West median daily rate £345 £375 £623
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -39.76% +103.27%
10th Percentile £263 £363 £375
90th Percentile £388 £420 £654
England median daily rate £500 £425 £513
% change year-on-year +17.65% -17.07% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £21.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +155.81% -46.25% +61.62%

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 the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,483 5,198 6,867
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.20% 84.48% 81.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,909 3,364 4,210
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £431 £425
% change year-on-year +4.53% +1.29% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 153 273
North West median hourly rate £21.70 £24.43 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.17% -24.83% +75.41%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.30 £12.50
90th Percentile £51.90 £52.74 £52.47
England median hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.70% +15.00%

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing RAD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 18 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
Cheshire +9 11 £345 -8.00% 2
Lancashire +7 1 - - 2
RAD
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 6 (50.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (50.00%) Perforce
3 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (50.00%) JPA
3 6 (50.00%) JUnit
3 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 6 (50.00%) OO
3 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (50.00%) JProfiler
3 6 (50.00%) Gradle
3 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
4 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
4 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (41.67%) QlikView
4 5 (41.67%) Java EE
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) TDD
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (33.33%) Maven
5 4 (33.33%) Git (software)

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%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle SCM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 6 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (41.67%) QlikView
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (8.33%) Data Mart
4 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (50.00%) Gradle
1 6 (50.00%) JProfiler
1 6 (50.00%) JUnit
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) IntelliJ
2 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Maven
2 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) Java Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 4 (33.33%) Business Developer
4 4 (33.33%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
1 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 6 (50.00%) JPA
3 5 (41.67%) Java EE
3 5 (41.67%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) COM
4 4 (33.33%) REST
4 4 (33.33%) SOAP
4 4 (33.33%) Spring Boot
5 3 (25.00%) HTML
5 3 (25.00%) JSON
5 3 (25.00%) XML
6 2 (16.67%) Ajax
6 2 (16.67%) J2EE
6 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 2 (16.67%) RESTful
6 2 (16.67%) XSLT
7 1 (8.33%) CSS
7 1 (8.33%) EJB
7 1 (8.33%) Struts
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 6 (50.00%) OO
1 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (41.67%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Visualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 4 (33.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) OOP
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Microservices
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (8.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Oracle
2 6 (50.00%) Perforce
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft