The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 June 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 148 125
Rank change year-on-year +38 -23  
Contract jobs citing RAD 1 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.047% 0.17% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.057% 0.20% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Median daily rate - £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £452 £350
% change year-on-year -20.30% +29.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1765 2473 2457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 82.40% 85.42% 81.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 994 1406 1266
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 56 68
Median hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.66% +22.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.72 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in Scotland

RAD
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
RAD
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for RAD.

1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Ajax
2 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Spatial

RAD
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 1 (50.00%) Oracle Spatial
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Ajax
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Web 2.0
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle