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 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)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 263 235
Rank change year-on-year +13 -28  
Contract jobs citing RAD 5 7 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% 0.078% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.078% 0.095% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 21
Median daily rate £388 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £433 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £452 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -20.00% +24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
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 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 6434 7379 7520
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 82.97% 82.05% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3763 4510 4350
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 273 254
Median hourly rate £29.92 £32.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +28.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
East Sussex - 4 £450 - 1
Berkshire +22 1 £325 -28.05% 1
RAD
England

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

1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) RUP
2 6 (42.86%) Web Development
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 6 (42.86%) SDLC
3 5 (35.71%) V-Model
3 5 (35.71%) Unified Process
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) QA
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (21.43%) Service Design
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) REST
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) Web Services
6 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) JUnit
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 2 (14.29%) IntelliJ
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Hibernate

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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 (7.14%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle ERP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Eclipse
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Gradle
1 2 (14.29%) IntelliJ
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JProfiler
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) SonarQube
2 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (35.71%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Web Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Database Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 2 (14.29%) Java EE
2 2 (14.29%) JPA
2 2 (14.29%) Spring
2 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
3 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 1 (7.14%) Backbone.js
3 1 (7.14%) React
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) RUP
2 6 (42.86%) SDLC
2 6 (42.86%) Waterfall
2 6 (42.86%) Web Development
3 5 (35.71%) Unified Process
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) V-Model
4 4 (28.57%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (21.43%) Service Design
5 3 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 2 (14.29%) Kanban
6 2 (14.29%) OO
6 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 2 (14.29%) TDD
6 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Perforce
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