The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 27 March 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 / South East
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 257 259
Rank change year-on-year +13 +2  
Contract jobs citing RAD 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Median daily rate £488 £466 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £413 £367
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £464 £413
% change year-on-year -27.22% +12.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.90 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year -53.17% -  

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 South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6361 7494 7901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.62% 81.26% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3684 4608 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 268 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.75 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £61.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in the South East

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Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Buckinghamshire - 7 £488 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
RAD
England

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 South East region with a requirement for RAD.

1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) Waterfall
2 10 (76.92%) SDLC
3 6 (46.15%) Java
3 6 (46.15%) RUP
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Unified Process
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) V-Model
4 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
6 3 (23.08%) Service Design
6 3 (23.08%) Selenium
6 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
7 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
7 2 (15.38%) IntelliJ
7 2 (15.38%) HP
7 2 (15.38%) SOAP
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services

RAD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (7.69%) Primavera
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (23.08%) Selenium
2 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
2 2 (15.38%) Gradle
2 2 (15.38%) IntelliJ
2 2 (15.38%) JProfiler
2 2 (15.38%) JUnit
2 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 2 (15.38%) SonarQube
3 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Java Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Selenium Tester
3 3 (23.08%) Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Developer in Test
5 1 (7.69%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
1 2 (15.38%) Java EE
1 2 (15.38%) JPA
1 2 (15.38%) REST
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) Spring
1 2 (15.38%) Spring Boot
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
2 1 (7.69%) AngularJS
2 1 (7.69%) Backbone.js
2 1 (7.69%) React
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (76.92%) SDLC
2 10 (76.92%) Waterfall
3 6 (46.15%) RUP
4 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 5 (38.46%) Unified Process
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) V-Model
5 4 (30.77%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
6 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Automation Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Service Design
7 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Java
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PMO
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Perforce