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 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 543 565 500
Rank change year-on-year +22 -65  
Contract jobs citing RAD 67 89 142
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.20% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 68 104
Median daily rate £450 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.25% +10.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £374 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £600 £575
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39792 44999 44543
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.35% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25913 29844 28605
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1055 1094 1232
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 27 June 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
Top 28 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 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
England -4 57 £438 -6.91% 18
London -7 40 £475 -1.04% 8
Wales - 8 £500 -
South Wales - 6 £500 -
South East +13 5 £388 -13.88% 4
East of England -8 5 £265 -43.61%
Newport - 5 £500 -
North West +23 4 £360 - 4
City of London -3 4 £494 +16.17% 4
East Sussex - 4 £450 - 1
East Midlands -4 3 £338 -
Cheshire - 3 £360 -
Brighton - 3 £450 - 1
Watford - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
Northamptonshire +2 2 £325 -
Northampton +1 2 £325 -
Essex -13 2 £265 -33.75%
Knutsford - 2 £360 -
Scotland +29 1 - - 1
Berkshire +22 1 £325 -28.05% 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £525 -
Derby - 1 £350 -
Slough - 1 £325 -
Derbyshire - 1 £350 -
Preston - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -

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 with a requirement for RAD.

1 69 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (40.37%) Java
3 57 (35.40%) SQL
4 48 (29.81%) SQL Server
5 45 (27.95%) Oracle
6 44 (27.33%) C#
6 44 (27.33%) Front Office
7 43 (26.71%) Finance
8 40 (24.84%) VBA
9 39 (24.22%) J2EE
9 39 (24.22%) Microsoft Excel
10 38 (23.60%) OO
10 38 (23.60%) TDD
11 37 (22.98%) Banking
11 37 (22.98%) Spring
12 35 (21.74%) Mathematics
12 35 (21.74%) Web Services
12 35 (21.74%) XML
13 34 (21.12%) JavaScript
14 33 (20.50%) SOAP
15 30 (18.63%) Eclipse
16 29 (18.01%) Python
16 29 (18.01%) REST
17 28 (17.39%) Test Automation
18 27 (16.77%) Waterfall
18 27 (16.77%) Degree
19 26 (16.15%) WebSphere
20 24 (14.91%) Derivative
20 24 (14.91%) RUP
21 23 (14.29%) JIRA

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 26 (16.15%) WebSphere
2 15 (9.32%) WebLogic
3 13 (8.07%) Tomcat
4 11 (6.83%) GlassFish
4 11 (6.83%) JBoss
5 8 (4.97%) Apache Spark
6 7 (4.35%) Apache
7 5 (3.11%) CMS
7 5 (3.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.48%) Confluence
8 4 (2.48%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (2.48%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (1.86%) Anypoint
10 2 (1.24%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.24%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.62%) Drupal
11 1 (0.62%) Jupyter
11 1 (0.62%) Oracle Spatial
11 1 (0.62%) SAS
11 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 39 (24.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (4.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.48%) FINCAD Analytics
2 2 (1.24%) RMDS
3 1 (0.62%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.86%) GitHub
1 3 (1.86%) Google Analytics
1 3 (1.86%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
2 2 (1.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (1.24%) Loggly
2 2 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.86%) HTTPS
2 2 (1.24%) DWDM
2 2 (1.24%) Ethernet
2 2 (1.24%) Internet
3 1 (0.62%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (29.81%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.18%) Relational Database
3 16 (9.94%) MongoDB
4 14 (8.70%) RDBMS
5 9 (5.59%) Big Data
6 8 (4.97%) Oracle Database
7 7 (4.35%) MySQL
8 6 (3.73%) Hadoop
9 5 (3.11%) DB2
9 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (2.48%) MS Access
11 3 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.24%) DataStage
12 2 (1.24%) HBase
12 2 (1.24%) Informix
12 2 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.62%) Neo4j
13 1 (0.62%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.62%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 30 (18.63%) Eclipse
2 23 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 23 (14.29%) JIRA
3 17 (10.56%) Gradle
3 17 (10.56%) IntelliJ
3 17 (10.56%) Jenkins
3 17 (10.56%) JUnit
4 15 (9.32%) JProfiler
5 12 (7.45%) Maven
6 9 (5.59%) Ant
7 6 (3.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 6 (3.73%) SonarQube
7 6 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (3.11%) Bitbucket
8 5 (3.11%) Mercurial
8 5 (3.11%) Subversion
9 4 (2.48%) Rational Application Developer
9 4 (2.48%) Selenium
9 4 (2.48%) Visual Studio
10 3 (1.86%) Oracle APEX
General
1 44 (27.33%) Front Office
2 43 (26.71%) Finance
3 37 (22.98%) Banking
4 17 (10.56%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.97%) Back Office
6 7 (4.35%) Legal
7 3 (1.86%) French Language
7 3 (1.86%) General Ledger
8 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.24%) Marketing
8 2 (1.24%) Retail
9 1 (0.62%) Advertising
9 1 (0.62%) Avionics
9 1 (0.62%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.62%) German Language
9 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 124 (77.02%) Developer
2 41 (25.47%) Java Developer
3 34 (21.12%) RAD Developer
4 23 (14.29%) VBA Developer
5 20 (12.42%) Front Office Developer
6 18 (11.18%) Excel Developer
6 18 (11.18%) Excel VBA Developer
7 17 (10.56%) C# Developer
8 16 (9.94%) SQL Developer
9 15 (9.32%) Python Developer
10 14 (8.70%) Front Office RAD Developer
11 12 (7.45%) Senior Developer
12 10 (6.21%) Hybris Developer
13 8 (4.97%) Portfolio Manager
13 8 (4.97%) Software Engineer
14 7 (4.35%) Junior
14 7 (4.35%) Junior Developer
14 7 (4.35%) Programmer
14 7 (4.35%) Test Manager
15 6 (3.73%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (24.22%) J2EE
2 37 (22.98%) Spring
3 35 (21.74%) Web Services
3 35 (21.74%) XML
4 33 (20.50%) SOAP
5 29 (18.01%) REST
6 22 (13.66%) JSON
7 19 (11.80%) Hibernate
8 18 (11.18%) HTML
9 17 (10.56%) Ajax
9 17 (10.56%) JPA
9 17 (10.56%) JSP
10 16 (9.94%) Struts
11 13 (8.07%) HTML5
12 12 (7.45%) .NET
12 12 (7.45%) JSTL
12 12 (7.45%) RESTful
12 12 (7.45%) XSLT
13 11 (6.83%) AngularJS
13 11 (6.83%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.91%) Derivative
2 21 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 15 (9.32%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 11 (6.83%) Equities
5 11 (6.83%) Hedge funds
6 10 (6.21%) Fixed Income
7 7 (4.35%) Credit Risk
7 7 (4.35%) Market Risk
8 4 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 4 (2.48%) Web 2.0
9 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 2 (1.24%) Fintech
10 2 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.24%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (1.24%) Replication
11 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.42%) Linux
2 14 (8.70%) Windows
3 12 (7.45%) Unix
4 6 (3.73%) Android
4 6 (3.73%) Windows 10
5 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
5 5 (3.11%) Solaris
6 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.24%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (23.60%) OO
2 38 (23.60%) TDD
3 35 (21.74%) Mathematics
4 28 (17.39%) Test Automation
5 27 (16.77%) Waterfall
6 24 (14.91%) RUP
7 23 (14.29%) Scrum
8 21 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (11.80%) Software Engineering
9 19 (11.80%) Unit Testing
10 17 (10.56%) Data Modelling
11 14 (8.70%) UML
12 13 (8.07%) E-Commerce
12 13 (8.07%) SDLC
12 13 (8.07%) Validation
13 12 (7.45%) Open Source
14 11 (6.83%) DevOps
15 10 (6.21%) Mathematical Modelling
15 10 (6.21%) Quantitative Research
Programming Languages
1 65 (40.37%) Java
2 57 (35.40%) SQL
3 44 (27.33%) C#
4 40 (24.84%) VBA
5 34 (21.12%) JavaScript
6 29 (18.01%) Python
7 11 (6.83%) C++
8 7 (4.35%) T-SQL
9 5 (3.11%) MATLAB
10 4 (2.48%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.86%) C
11 3 (1.86%) Go
11 3 (1.86%) R
12 2 (1.24%) AWK
12 2 (1.24%) Perl
12 2 (1.24%) PHP
12 2 (1.24%) VB
13 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.62%) VB6
13 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (16.77%) Degree
2 11 (6.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (5.59%) Numerate Degree
3 9 (5.59%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.97%) MBA
4 8 (4.97%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.24%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) OCMJD
6 1 (0.62%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.62%) OCPJWCD
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.62%) PMP
6 1 (0.62%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (1.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.48%) HDFS
1 4 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.24%) Docker
2 2 (1.24%) LXC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.24%) Ansible
1 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.24%) Puppet
2 1 (0.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (27.95%) Oracle
2 13 (8.07%) IBM
3 12 (7.45%) Microsoft
3 12 (7.45%) Perforce
4 10 (6.21%) hybris
5 8 (4.97%) Sybase
6 5 (3.11%) Bloomberg
6 5 (3.11%) Cloudera
6 5 (3.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.86%) FatWire
7 3 (1.86%) Google
7 3 (1.86%) MuleSoft
7 3 (1.86%) Omniture
8 2 (1.24%) Ciena
8 2 (1.24%) FactSet
8 2 (1.24%) Huawei
8 2 (1.24%) Informatica
8 2 (1.24%) Splunk
9 1 (0.62%) Sun
9 1 (0.62%) Talend
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