Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 2019 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 West
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 211 170 201
Rank change year-on-year -41 +31 +9
Contract jobs citing RAD 11 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.17% 0.38% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.46% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 2
South West median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -15.79%
10th Percentile £372 £352 £358
90th Percentile £495 £441 £463
England median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -17.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £55.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +155.81% -46.25%

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 South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,471 4,355 4,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.83% 82.47% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,512 2,716 2,945
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £283 £256 £233
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 177 295
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £31.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -13.89% -6.19%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.55 £12.20
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.14 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.56% -2.57% +5.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for RAD in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in the South West over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Gloucestershire -10 5 £488 +6.56%
Wiltshire -39 4 £425 - 2
Bristol -24 1 £370 -10.84% 1
RAD
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for RAD.

1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) Waterfall
2 6 (54.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (36.36%) DB2
4 4 (36.36%) ITIL
4 4 (36.36%) SQL
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle
4 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
4 4 (36.36%) IBM
4 4 (36.36%) Quality Management
4 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 4 (36.36%) Data Security
4 4 (36.36%) DSDM
4 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (36.36%) ETL
4 4 (36.36%) DataStage
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Unified Process
4 4 (36.36%) Teradata
4 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
4 4 (36.36%) Finance
4 4 (36.36%) Netezza
4 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
4 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
4 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (36.36%) Data Governance

RAD
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (18.18%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (36.36%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (36.36%) DataStage
2 4 (36.36%) DB2
2 4 (36.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 4 (36.36%) IBM InfoSphere
2 4 (36.36%) RDBMS
2 4 (36.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (18.18%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (18.18%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) ERwin
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Test Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Business Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) ETL Developer
4 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Business Change Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Data Modeller
5 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Insurance Business Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) .NET Framework
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) Entity Framework
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) Unix
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) Waterfall
2 6 (54.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
3 4 (36.36%) Data Security
3 4 (36.36%) Dimensional Modelling
3 4 (36.36%) DSDM
3 4 (36.36%) ETL
3 4 (36.36%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Manual Testing
3 4 (36.36%) OpenUP
3 4 (36.36%) Quality Management
3 4 (36.36%) Requirements Management
3 4 (36.36%) Risk Management
3 4 (36.36%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Unified Process
3 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (36.36%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) DV Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) Netezza
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
1 4 (36.36%) Teradata