The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Rapid Prototyping skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Rapid Prototyping 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 Prototyping
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 470 552 592
Rank change year-on-year +82 +40  
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 138 87 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.16% 0.093%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.20% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 48 30
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £301 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.75 £49.82 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.34% +82.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £49.82 -
% change year-on-year -50.82% -  

Rapid Prototyping 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%  

Rapid Prototyping
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Rapid Prototyping as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Rapid Prototyping in the UK

Rapid Prototyping
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 Rapid Prototyping 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 +74 129 £425 +6.12% 24
London +10 40 £400 -11.11% 7
South East +24 21 £340 +4.61% 9
West Midlands +28 19 £475 -
North East -3 16 £400 -
Yorkshire +31 15 £463 -11.90% 4
Tyne and Wear -1 15 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 15 £400 -
South Yorkshire - 14 £463 - 2
Sheffield - 13 £463 - 2
Coventry - 13 £475 -
West Sussex +11 10 £481 +48.11%
South West +5 10 £475 +22.58%
Devon - 9 £475 -
Plymouth - 8 £475 -
Berkshire +30 7 - -
Scotland +29 6 £375 +7.14%
Worthing +15 5 £481 +48.11%
Shropshire +33 4 £395 -
City of London -7 4 £500 - 4
Telford +32 3 £415 -
Surrey - 3 £290 - 3
Glasgow - 3 £350 -
Edinburgh - 3 £400 -
Wales - 2 £388 -
South Wales - 2 £388 -
East Midlands - 2 £394 - 1
Midlands - 2 - -
North West +23 1 - - 1
Bristol +4 1 - -

Rapid Prototyping
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 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 Rapid Prototyping.

1 210 (83.67%) User Experience
2 199 (79.28%) Prototyping
3 190 (75.70%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (66.93%) CSS
5 165 (65.74%) HTML
6 110 (43.82%) Mobile App
7 77 (30.68%) Web Design
8 71 (28.29%) Wireframes
9 62 (24.70%) Front End Development
10 59 (23.51%) Service Design
11 50 (19.92%) Degree
12 43 (17.13%) JavaScript
13 34 (13.55%) Responsive Web Design
14 29 (11.55%) HTML5
15 26 (10.36%) Axure RP
16 23 (9.16%) Visualisation
16 23 (9.16%) Java
17 22 (8.76%) E-Commerce
17 22 (8.76%) Mentoring
18 21 (8.37%) Photoshop
18 21 (8.37%) TDD
18 21 (8.37%) Git (software)
18 21 (8.37%) CSS3
18 21 (8.37%) Security Cleared
19 20 (7.97%) Usability Testing
19 20 (7.97%) Continuous Delivery
20 19 (7.57%) Customer Insight
21 18 (7.17%) DevOps
21 18 (7.17%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
21 18 (7.17%) Web Development

Rapid Prototyping
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 9 (3.59%) CMS
2 4 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (1.59%) Umbraco
3 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) Drupal
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.40%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (8.37%) Photoshop
2 14 (5.58%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (3.19%) InVision
4 5 (1.99%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.20%) Fireworks
5 3 (1.20%) InDesign
5 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.20%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (1.20%) UXPin
6 1 (0.40%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.40%) CATIA
6 1 (0.40%) Maya
6 1 (0.40%) MS Office
6 1 (0.40%) Simulink
6 1 (0.40%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 4 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.20%) WebTrends
3 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.39%) GitHub
1 6 (2.39%) SaaS
2 3 (1.20%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (0.40%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.17%) Internet
2 14 (5.58%) HTTP
3 6 (2.39%) Network Security
4 2 (0.80%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (0.80%) NX-OS
4 2 (0.80%) SAN
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.18%) Relational Database
2 11 (4.38%) Big Data
3 8 (3.19%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.79%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.80%) MS Access
5 2 (0.80%) MySQL
5 2 (0.80%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 26 (10.36%) Axure RP
2 21 (8.37%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.79%) Subversion
4 4 (1.59%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (1.59%) Grunt
4 4 (1.59%) webpack
5 3 (1.20%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 3 (1.20%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.80%) gulp
6 2 (0.80%) Mocha
6 2 (0.80%) QUnit
6 2 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
General
1 15 (5.98%) Telecoms
2 12 (4.78%) Finance
3 7 (2.79%) Marketing
4 5 (1.99%) Banking
4 5 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.59%) Back Office
5 4 (1.59%) Electronics
6 3 (1.20%) Automotive
6 3 (1.20%) Games
6 3 (1.20%) Legal
7 2 (0.80%) German Language
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 171 (68.13%) Designer
2 141 (56.18%) UX Designer
3 58 (23.11%) Developer
4 35 (13.94%) Interaction Designer
5 26 (10.36%) UI Designer
6 18 (7.17%) UI/UX Designer
7 17 (6.77%) Digital Designer
8 15 (5.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 14 (5.58%) Digital UX Designer
9 14 (5.58%) Java Developer
10 10 (3.98%) Consultant
10 10 (3.98%) HTML CSS Designer
10 10 (3.98%) UX Developer
11 9 (3.59%) Senior Designer
12 8 (3.19%) Senior UX Designer
12 8 (3.19%) User Experience Consultant
13 7 (2.79%) Full Stack Developer
13 7 (2.79%) HTML Developer
13 7 (2.79%) Mobile Designer
13 7 (2.79%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (66.93%) CSS
2 165 (65.74%) HTML
3 29 (11.55%) HTML5
4 21 (8.37%) CSS3
5 11 (4.38%) AngularJS
5 11 (4.38%) Node.js
5 11 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (3.59%) JSON
7 8 (3.19%) D3.js
7 8 (3.19%) XML
8 7 (2.79%) REST
8 7 (2.79%) Sass
8 7 (2.79%) SOAP
9 5 (1.99%) .NET
9 5 (1.99%) jQuery
9 5 (1.99%) OAuth
10 4 (1.59%) PhoneGap
10 4 (1.59%) Web Services
11 3 (1.20%) Ajax
11 3 (1.20%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 210 (83.67%) User Experience
2 110 (43.82%) Mobile App
3 14 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.78%) Social Media
5 6 (2.39%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.59%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.59%) W3C
7 3 (1.20%) Animation
7 3 (1.20%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.80%) Blog
8 2 (0.80%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.80%) Interactive TV
8 2 (0.80%) iPhone
8 2 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.80%) RIA
8 2 (0.80%) Streaming Media
8 2 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.40%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 15 (5.98%) Unix
2 14 (5.58%) Linux
2 14 (5.58%) Mac OS X
3 3 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.40%) Android
4 1 (0.40%) Windows
4 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (79.28%) Prototyping
2 190 (75.70%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (30.68%) Web Design
4 71 (28.29%) Wireframes
5 62 (24.70%) Front End Development
6 59 (23.51%) Service Design
7 34 (13.55%) Responsive Web Design
8 23 (9.16%) Visualisation
9 22 (8.76%) E-Commerce
9 22 (8.76%) Mentoring
10 21 (8.37%) TDD
11 20 (7.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (7.97%) Usability Testing
12 19 (7.57%) Customer Insight
13 18 (7.17%) DevOps
13 18 (7.17%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
13 18 (7.17%) Web Development
14 16 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (5.98%) Information Architecture
16 12 (4.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.13%) JavaScript
2 23 (9.16%) Java
3 17 (6.77%) Python
4 13 (5.18%) Ruby
5 10 (3.98%) SQL
6 7 (2.79%) C#
7 3 (1.20%) PHP
8 2 (0.80%) Perl
8 2 (0.80%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.80%) TypeScript
8 2 (0.80%) XPath
9 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.40%) ES6
9 1 (0.40%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.40%) PHP 5
9 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (19.92%) Degree
2 21 (8.37%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (2.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.20%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.40%) CISA
6 1 (0.40%) CISM
6 1 (0.40%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (2.79%) QA
2 3 (1.20%) WAI
2 3 (1.20%) WCAG
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (2.39%) Kibana
2 2 (0.80%) Ansible
2 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.80%) Puppet
2 2 (0.80%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (5.98%) Adobe
2 10 (3.98%) EXTOL
3 7 (2.79%) Microsoft
4 5 (1.99%) Oracle
5 4 (1.59%) Google
5 4 (1.59%) Sitecore
6 3 (1.20%) EMC
6 3 (1.20%) SAP
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco
7 2 (0.80%) NetApp
7 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.80%) VMware
8 1 (0.40%) Omniture
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