Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 236 227
Rank change year-on-year +46 -9 -37
Contract jobs citing RAD 10 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.18% 0.026% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.032% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
North West median daily rate £343 £450 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.89% -18.18% +41.94%
10th Percentile £305 £375 £408
90th Percentile £461 £525 £673
England median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
North West median hourly rate £42.50 - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 - £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 4639 6317 6092
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.82% 82.23% 79.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2849 3907 3445
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £256
90th Percentile £538 £550 £556
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.42% +1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 206 274
North West median hourly rate £36.00 £29.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +6.36% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.90 £53.00 £57.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year - +14.94% +6.10%

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in the North West over the 6 months to 23 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in the North West

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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 23 July 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
Manchester +13 4 £310 -
Cheshire - 3 £360 - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Merseyside -2 1 - -
RAD
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (80.00%) Hibernate
1 8 (80.00%) Spring
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (70.00%) Eclipse
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 7 (70.00%) JUnit
2 7 (70.00%) JPA
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) JProfiler
2 7 (70.00%) Gradle
3 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
3 6 (60.00%) Perforce
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (50.00%) IntelliJ
4 5 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (40.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) J2EE
5 4 (40.00%) XSLT
5 4 (40.00%) SOAP

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 2 (20.00%) Confluence
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) RDBMS
1 6 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (70.00%) Gradle
1 7 (70.00%) JProfiler
1 7 (70.00%) JUnit
2 5 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (50.00%) IntelliJ
2 5 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (40.00%) JIRA
4 3 (30.00%) Maven
4 3 (30.00%) SonarQube
5 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Avionics
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
1 8 (80.00%) Java Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Domain Architect
3 1 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) Hibernate
1 8 (80.00%) Spring
2 7 (70.00%) JPA
3 5 (50.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) Ajax
4 4 (40.00%) J2EE
4 4 (40.00%) Java EE
4 4 (40.00%) jQuery
4 4 (40.00%) JSON
4 4 (40.00%) SOAP
4 4 (40.00%) XSLT
5 3 (30.00%) Spring Boot
5 3 (30.00%) Velocity
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
6 2 (20.00%) REST
7 1 (10.00%) AngularJS
7 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) HTML5
7 1 (10.00%) React
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Android
1 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (70.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (70.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (30.00%) BDD
4 3 (30.00%) Scrum
4 3 (30.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (20.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) UML
5 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (10.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (10.00%) Multithreaded Programming
6 1 (10.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Java
2 7 (70.00%) SQL
3 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) C
4 1 (10.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) OCMJD
1 1 (10.00%) OCPJP
1 1 (10.00%) OCPJWCD
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Oracle
2 6 (60.00%) Perforce
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Sun