Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 682 694 624
Rank change year-on-year +12 -70 -3
Contract jobs citing RAD 202 207 284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.23% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 126 203
UK median daily rate £500 £439 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.96% -7.63% -5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £331 £300
90th Percentile £613 £631 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £420 £440
% change year-on-year -10.71% -4.55% +46.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £21.50 £38.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.07% -43.92% +206.68%
10th Percentile £22.00 £21.25 £19.53
90th Percentile £57.50 £21.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £38.34
% change year-on-year +2.33% -43.92% +206.68%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RAD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RAD in the UK

RAD
Top 14 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England +10 193 £500 +11.11% 8
London -16 108 £550 +12.82% 6
UK excluding London +10 91 £375 -10.71% 2
South East +18 30 £418 -7.58%
South West +25 20 £415 +18.57%
North of England +46 19 £330 -20.48%
North West +18 14 £330 -12.00%
Midlands +15 9 £388 -3.13% 1
East of England -20 8 £360 -23.40% 1
Wales +19 6 £250 -37.50%
East Midlands -9 6 £330 -14.84%
Yorkshire -7 5 - -
West Midlands +23 3 £425 -17.48% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 112 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (53.47%) SQL
3 83 (41.09%) Java
4 72 (35.64%) Microsoft Excel
5 71 (35.15%) VBA
6 66 (32.67%) Front Office
7 64 (31.68%) C#
8 61 (30.20%) SQL Server
9 53 (26.24%) Oracle
10 50 (24.75%) JavaScript
11 49 (24.26%) Web Services
12 47 (23.27%) Python
13 45 (22.28%) Derivative
14 43 (21.29%) HTML
14 43 (21.29%) Eclipse
14 43 (21.29%) Git (software)
15 42 (20.79%) Banking
16 40 (19.80%) Scrum
16 40 (19.80%) REST
17 39 (19.31%) Finance
18 38 (18.81%) Fixed Income
19 37 (18.32%) Data Modelling
20 36 (17.82%) J2EE
20 36 (17.82%) Hibernate
20 36 (17.82%) TDD
20 36 (17.82%) Spring
21 34 (16.83%) C++
22 31 (15.35%) JUnit
22 31 (15.35%) CSS
23 29 (14.36%) Investment Banking

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 18 (8.91%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.95%) Apache
2 10 (4.95%) MQSeries
3 9 (4.46%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.46%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.97%) Drupal
4 6 (2.97%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.48%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.98%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (1.49%) CMS
7 3 (1.49%) IIS
7 3 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.99%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.50%) Confluence
9 1 (0.50%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.50%) SAS
Applications
1 72 (35.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (4.95%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.98%) RMDS
2 2 (0.99%) Orchestrade
3 1 (0.50%) Magento
3 1 (0.50%) Oracle SCM
3 1 (0.50%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.98%) IaaS
2 4 (1.98%) Office 365
2 4 (1.98%) PaaS
3 3 (1.49%) iPaaS
3 3 (1.49%) npm
4 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.50%) GitHub
4 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.96%) Internet
2 1 (0.50%) DWDM
2 1 (0.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (30.20%) SQL Server
2 25 (12.38%) RDBMS
2 25 (12.38%) Relational Database
3 21 (10.40%) MySQL
4 11 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 7 (3.47%) KDB
6 6 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.98%) Big Data
8 4 (1.98%) QlikView
9 3 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.49%) DB2
10 2 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.99%) MS Access
10 2 (0.99%) OLAP
10 2 (0.99%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (21.29%) Eclipse
1 43 (21.29%) Git (software)
2 31 (15.35%) JUnit
3 23 (11.39%) Gradle
3 23 (11.39%) Maven
4 19 (9.41%) JProfiler
5 17 (8.42%) Jenkins
6 14 (6.93%) IntelliJ
6 14 (6.93%) SonarQube
6 14 (6.93%) Subversion
7 12 (5.94%) JIRA
8 10 (4.95%) Mockito
9 9 (4.46%) GitLab
9 9 (4.46%) PhpStorm
10 8 (3.96%) Log4j
11 7 (3.47%) Bitbucket
11 7 (3.47%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (2.48%) Ant
13 4 (1.98%) Rational Application Developer
13 4 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 66 (32.67%) Front Office
2 42 (20.79%) Banking
3 39 (19.31%) Finance
4 29 (14.36%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.97%) Games
6 5 (2.48%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.98%) Electronics
7 4 (1.98%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.98%) Marketing
8 3 (1.49%) German Language
9 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.99%) Legal
9 2 (0.99%) Retail
9 2 (0.99%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.50%) French Language
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Military
10 1 (0.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 156 (77.23%) Developer
2 53 (26.24%) RAD Developer
3 39 (19.31%) VBA Developer
4 34 (16.83%) Excel Developer
4 34 (16.83%) Excel VBA Developer
5 31 (15.35%) Java Developer
6 26 (12.87%) Front Office Developer
7 24 (11.88%) SQL Developer
8 21 (10.40%) Python Developer
9 20 (9.90%) C# Developer
10 19 (9.41%) Front Office RAD Developer
11 12 (5.94%) Analyst
12 10 (4.95%) Database Developer
12 10 (4.95%) Senior Developer
13 7 (3.47%) .NET Developer
13 7 (3.47%) Business Analyst
13 7 (3.47%) Digital Analyst
13 7 (3.47%) Web Developer
14 6 (2.97%) Digital Business Analyst
14 6 (2.97%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (24.26%) Web Services
2 43 (21.29%) HTML
3 40 (19.80%) REST
4 36 (17.82%) Hibernate
4 36 (17.82%) J2EE
4 36 (17.82%) Spring
5 31 (15.35%) CSS
6 29 (14.36%) JSON
7 28 (13.86%) SOAP
8 24 (11.88%) XML
9 22 (10.89%) Spring Boot
10 21 (10.40%) JPA
11 20 (9.90%) .NET
12 19 (9.41%) AngularJS
13 18 (8.91%) XSLT
14 15 (7.43%) RESTful
15 13 (6.44%) Java EE
15 13 (6.44%) jQuery
16 11 (5.45%) JDBC
16 11 (5.45%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 45 (22.28%) Derivative
2 38 (18.81%) Fixed Income
3 25 (12.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 16 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (7.43%) Equities
6 11 (5.45%) User Experience
7 10 (4.95%) Equity Derivative
8 8 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.96%) Mainframe
9 7 (3.47%) Computer Science
9 7 (3.47%) Market Risk
10 5 (2.48%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.98%) iPad
12 3 (1.49%) Credit Risk
12 3 (1.49%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.49%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.49%) PMI
12 3 (1.49%) Virtual Team
13 2 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.99%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.41%) Linux
2 15 (7.43%) Unix
3 10 (4.95%) HPUX
3 10 (4.95%) Solaris
4 5 (2.48%) Android
4 5 (2.48%) Windows
5 4 (1.98%) Apple iOS
5 4 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (19.80%) Scrum
3 37 (18.32%) Data Modelling
4 36 (17.82%) TDD
5 28 (13.86%) Risk Management
6 26 (12.87%) OO
7 25 (12.38%) Test Automation
8 24 (11.88%) Unit Testing
9 20 (9.90%) Quantitative Research
10 17 (8.42%) SDLC
11 16 (7.92%) Dependency Management
12 15 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (7.43%) Web Development
13 14 (6.93%) E-Commerce
13 14 (6.93%) Kanban
13 14 (6.93%) Prototyping
14 13 (6.44%) Waterfall
15 12 (5.94%) Domain-Driven Design
16 10 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
16 10 (4.95%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 108 (53.47%) SQL
2 83 (41.09%) Java
3 71 (35.15%) VBA
4 64 (31.68%) C#
5 50 (24.75%) JavaScript
6 47 (23.27%) Python
7 34 (16.83%) C++
8 18 (8.91%) PHP
9 11 (5.45%) T-SQL
10 6 (2.97%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.49%) C
12 2 (0.99%) Perl
12 2 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.50%) R
13 1 (0.50%) Scala
13 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.89%) Degree
2 20 (9.90%) Security Cleared
3 14 (6.93%) SC Cleared
4 9 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.97%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (2.48%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.49%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (1.49%) CISSP
7 3 (1.49%) CITP
7 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.49%) Master's Degree
7 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.99%) PMP
8 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.50%) ISEB
9 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (2.48%) QA
2 3 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.99%) PMO
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.50%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) MiFID
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (2.48%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.50%) Docker
4 1 (0.50%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 53 (26.24%) Oracle
2 24 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 17 (8.42%) Perforce
4 16 (7.92%) IBM
5 7 (3.47%) Talend
6 4 (1.98%) SAP
6 4 (1.98%) Sybase
7 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.49%) VMware
8 2 (0.99%) Bloomberg
8 2 (0.99%) Sencha
8 2 (0.99%) Teradata
8 2 (0.99%) Twitter
9 1 (0.50%) Blue Martini
9 1 (0.50%) Demandware
9 1 (0.50%) Elastic Path
9 1 (0.50%) Huawei
9 1 (0.50%) hybris
9 1 (0.50%) JDA
9 1 (0.50%) Netezza