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 3 months to 23 April 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 West
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 138 145
Contract jobs citing RAD 0 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West - 0.13% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £175 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -56.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £460 £398
% change year-on-year -21.73% +15.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.20 - £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 West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2208 2374 2566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.42% 79.45% 79.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1565 1661
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 139 96
Median hourly rate £40.50 £42.25 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.14% +16.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £23.50 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

RAD
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

RAD
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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 West region with a requirement for RAD.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum

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 1 (50.00%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Visio
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) JPA
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle