The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 512 538 444
Rank change year-on-year +26 -94  
Contract jobs citing RAD 96 101 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.23% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 76 143
Median daily rate £450 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +3.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £400 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £464 £413
% change year-on-year -27.22% +12.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £19.90 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.17% -  
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in the UK

RAD
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RAD in the UK

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in the UK

RAD
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RAD over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RAD in the UK

RAD
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +32 95 £450 -5.26% 13
London +30 62 £500 -3.38% 9
East Midlands +1 10 £326 -
South East +14 9 £488 +4.55% 1
East of England -3 9 £265 -43.61%
City of London -8 9 £538 +3.86%
Milton Keynes - 7 £488 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £488 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £338 -
Northampton - 5 £338 -
Essex -8 4 £260 -35.00%
North West +27 3 £325 -27.77% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 3 £315 -
Nottingham +9 3 £315 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £388 -
West Midlands +10 2 £513 +28.12%
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - -
Lancashire +22 1 - -
Scotland +18 1 - -
Edinburgh +17 1 - -
Warwickshire +2 1 £575 +4.54%
Warwick +2 1 £575 +4.54%
Merseyside 0 1 - -
Liverpool -1 1 - -
Preston -1 1 - -
Birmingham -1 1 £450 -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £388 -

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for RAD.

1 93 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (48.84%) Java
3 54 (31.40%) TDD
4 50 (29.07%) SQL
5 48 (27.91%) Finance
6 47 (27.33%) J2EE
6 47 (27.33%) Web Services
6 47 (27.33%) Waterfall
7 45 (26.16%) Spring
8 43 (25.00%) OO
9 42 (24.42%) Oracle
10 40 (23.26%) SOAP
11 37 (21.51%) XML
11 37 (21.51%) Banking
12 35 (20.35%) RUP
12 35 (20.35%) JavaScript
12 35 (20.35%) WebSphere
13 34 (19.77%) REST
14 31 (18.02%) Eclipse
15 29 (16.86%) Linux
15 29 (16.86%) Scrum
16 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
16 28 (16.28%) Degree
17 26 (15.12%) C#
18 25 (14.53%) Mathematics
19 24 (13.95%) Git (software)
19 24 (13.95%) SDLC
20 23 (13.37%) E-Commerce
20 23 (13.37%) Python
20 23 (13.37%) Front Office

RAD
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 35 (20.35%) WebSphere
2 22 (12.79%) Tomcat
3 21 (12.21%) WebLogic
4 19 (11.05%) JBoss
5 15 (8.72%) GlassFish
6 10 (5.81%) Apache
7 8 (4.65%) CMS
8 7 (4.07%) Apache Spark
9 6 (3.49%) MQSeries
9 6 (3.49%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (1.74%) Anypoint
11 3 (1.74%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (1.16%) Confluence
12 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
13 1 (0.58%) SAS
13 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
1 9 (5.23%) MS Office
2 6 (3.49%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.33%) FINCAD Analytics
2 1 (0.58%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.58%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.91%) GitHub
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (1.16%) Loggly
2 2 (1.16%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.58%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.33%) DWDM
1 4 (2.33%) Ethernet
2 3 (1.74%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.58%) Internet
3 1 (0.58%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.14%) Oracle Database
3 13 (7.56%) Relational Database
4 12 (6.98%) MongoDB
5 10 (5.81%) RDBMS
6 9 (5.23%) MySQL
7 8 (4.65%) Big Data
7 8 (4.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.49%) MS Access
9 5 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.91%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.33%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.33%) DB2
10 4 (2.33%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (1.16%) HBase
12 2 (1.16%) OLAP Cube
12 2 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
12 2 (1.16%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 31 (18.02%) Eclipse
2 24 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 20 (11.63%) JIRA
4 17 (9.88%) JUnit
5 16 (9.30%) Selenium
6 14 (8.14%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.56%) Gradle
7 13 (7.56%) IntelliJ
7 13 (7.56%) Maven
8 12 (6.98%) Ant
9 11 (6.40%) JProfiler
9 11 (6.40%) Subversion
10 8 (4.65%) JMeter
10 8 (4.65%) LoadRunner
11 7 (4.07%) HP UFT
12 6 (3.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (3.49%) Mockito
12 6 (3.49%) Rational Performance Tester
12 6 (3.49%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (2.91%) SonarQube
General
1 48 (27.91%) Finance
2 37 (21.51%) Banking
3 23 (13.37%) Front Office
4 7 (4.07%) Legal
5 5 (2.91%) Back Office
5 5 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.91%) Retail
6 4 (2.33%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.74%) Advertising
7 3 (1.74%) Marketing
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Avionics
8 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (62.79%) Developer
2 46 (26.74%) Java Developer
3 26 (15.12%) Analyst
4 19 (11.05%) RAD Developer
5 17 (9.88%) Business Analyst
5 17 (9.88%) C# Developer
6 13 (7.56%) SQL Developer
7 11 (6.40%) Hybris Developer
7 11 (6.40%) Senior Developer
8 10 (5.81%) Front Office Developer
8 10 (5.81%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.65%) Architect
9 8 (4.65%) Python Developer
9 8 (4.65%) Tester
9 8 (4.65%) VBA Developer
10 7 (4.07%) Agile Developer
10 7 (4.07%) Test Manager
10 7 (4.07%) WebSphere Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Applications Developer
11 6 (3.49%) Front Office RAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (27.33%) J2EE
1 47 (27.33%) Web Services
2 45 (26.16%) Spring
3 40 (23.26%) SOAP
4 37 (21.51%) XML
5 34 (19.77%) REST
6 22 (12.79%) Hibernate
7 20 (11.63%) JSON
8 19 (11.05%) HTML
9 17 (9.88%) JSTL
9 17 (9.88%) RESTful
9 17 (9.88%) Struts
10 15 (8.72%) JPA
11 14 (8.14%) Ajax
11 14 (8.14%) JSP
12 13 (7.56%) HTML5
13 12 (6.98%) AngularJS
13 12 (6.98%) Spring Boot
13 12 (6.98%) XSLT
14 11 (6.40%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.05%) Computer Science
2 14 (8.14%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.40%) Derivative
4 9 (5.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (4.07%) Equities
6 6 (3.49%) Fixed Income
7 5 (2.91%) Fintech
8 4 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.33%) Market Risk
9 3 (1.74%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.74%) Taxonomies
9 3 (1.74%) User Experience
10 2 (1.16%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.16%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.16%) Video on Demand
11 1 (0.58%) IPTV
11 1 (0.58%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.58%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.58%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 29 (16.86%) Linux
2 17 (9.88%) Unix
3 14 (8.14%) Windows
4 7 (4.07%) Solaris
5 6 (3.49%) HPUX
5 6 (3.49%) Windows 10
6 4 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.74%) Android
7 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (54.07%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (31.40%) TDD
3 47 (27.33%) Waterfall
4 43 (25.00%) OO
5 35 (20.35%) RUP
6 29 (16.86%) Scrum
7 25 (14.53%) Mathematics
8 24 (13.95%) SDLC
9 23 (13.37%) E-Commerce
9 23 (13.37%) Software Engineering
10 22 (12.79%) Validation
11 20 (11.63%) UML
11 20 (11.63%) Unit Testing
12 19 (11.05%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (11.05%) Data Modelling
13 17 (9.88%) Test Scripting
14 14 (8.14%) Customer Requirements
14 14 (8.14%) Mentoring
14 14 (8.14%) Open Source
15 13 (7.56%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 84 (48.84%) Java
2 50 (29.07%) SQL
3 35 (20.35%) JavaScript
4 26 (15.12%) C#
5 23 (13.37%) Python
6 22 (12.79%) VBA
7 9 (5.23%) T-SQL
8 8 (4.65%) C
9 7 (4.07%) PL/SQL
10 5 (2.91%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.33%) Groovy
11 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.74%) Go
12 3 (1.74%) Perl
12 3 (1.74%) R
13 2 (1.16%) AWK
13 2 (1.16%) VB
14 1 (0.58%) C++
14 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (16.28%) Degree
2 10 (5.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.07%) ISEB
3 7 (4.07%) MBA
4 6 (3.49%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.16%) PMP
7 1 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.58%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.40%) QA
2 4 (2.33%) SLA
3 3 (1.74%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.16%) PMO
5 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.58%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.33%) HDFS
1 4 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.16%) Docker
2 2 (1.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (3.49%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.16%) Ansible
2 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.58%) MOM
Vendors
1 42 (24.42%) Oracle
2 17 (9.88%) IBM
3 15 (8.72%) hybris
4 9 (5.23%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.65%) Bloomberg
5 8 (4.65%) Perforce
6 6 (3.49%) HP
6 6 (3.49%) Sybase
7 4 (2.33%) Ciena
7 4 (2.33%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.33%) Huawei
7 4 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.33%) Reuters
8 3 (1.74%) MuleSoft
8 3 (1.74%) Siebel
9 2 (1.16%) FactSet
9 2 (1.16%) Informatica
9 2 (1.16%) Splunk
10 1 (0.58%) DataFlux
10 1 (0.58%) Tableau
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