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 25 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 Prototyping
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 473 577 572
Rank change year-on-year +104 -5  
Contract jobs citing Rapid Prototyping 114 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 56 34
Median daily rate £425 £450 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -1.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £556 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £313 £455
% change year-on-year +32.80% -31.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.45% -31.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -25.45% -31.25%  

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 39103 44215 45229
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.33% 80.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25496 29340 29026
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 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1070 1262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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 +79 103 £425 -5.55% 23
London +7 48 £425 -10.52% 6
South East +52 26 £449 +49.66% 6
Berkshire - 15 - -
Scotland +52 11 £400 -5.88% 9
West Midlands +31 10 £415 -
City of London +7 8 £425 -4.49% 3
Shropshire +20 7 £415 -
Glasgow - 7 £400 - 7
Maidenhead - 7 - -
Telford +17 6 £435 -
Yorkshire +26 5 £475 +11.76% 5
Sheffield - 5 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £475 -
West Sussex +15 4 £449 +49.66%
Croydon +3 4 £513 +28.12%
East Sussex - 4 £475 -
Brighton - 4 £475 -
Midlands - 4 - -
Edinburgh +16 3 £400 -5.88% 1
Worthing +12 3 £449 +49.66%
Manchester - 3 £388 - 1
North West - 3 £388 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 2 £388 -
Tyne and Wear +75 2 £388 -
North East +67 2 £388 -
South West +1 2 - - 3
East of England -8 2 - - 2
Kent - 2 £300 -
Maidstone - 2 £300 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 209 (84.27%) Prototyping
2 201 (81.05%) User Experience
3 186 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (63.31%) CSS
5 152 (61.29%) HTML
6 91 (36.69%) Mobile App
7 74 (29.84%) Front End Development
8 71 (28.63%) Wireframes
9 66 (26.61%) JavaScript
9 66 (26.61%) Web Design
10 52 (20.97%) Degree
11 47 (18.95%) Service Design
12 38 (15.32%) TDD
13 35 (14.11%) Java
13 35 (14.11%) Visualisation
13 35 (14.11%) Data Visualisation
14 33 (13.31%) Responsive Web Design
15 31 (12.50%) Mentoring
15 31 (12.50%) HTML5
15 31 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (12.10%) DevOps
17 28 (11.29%) Web Development
18 27 (10.89%) Information Architecture
18 27 (10.89%) Git (software)
18 27 (10.89%) Linux
19 26 (10.48%) Python
20 25 (10.08%) Telecoms
21 24 (9.68%) Security Cleared
21 24 (9.68%) CSS3
22 23 (9.27%) Ruby

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 8 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.21%) Umbraco
3 2 (0.81%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.81%) CMS
3 2 (0.81%) GemFire
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.40%) Apache
4 1 (0.40%) Drupal
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (7.66%) Photoshop
2 15 (6.05%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (2.42%) InVision
4 4 (1.61%) Fireworks
4 4 (1.61%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (1.21%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.81%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.81%) CATIA
6 2 (0.81%) Maya
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (0.40%) Simulink
7 1 (0.40%) Solid Edge
7 1 (0.40%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.61%) SaaS
3 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
3 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (0.81%) IaaS
4 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (8.47%) Internet
2 19 (7.66%) HTTP
3 6 (2.42%) Network Security
4 2 (0.81%) 4G
4 2 (0.81%) MQTT
4 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (7.26%) Relational Database
2 10 (4.03%) Big Data
2 10 (4.03%) NoSQL
3 7 (2.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.21%) MySQL
5 2 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.81%) MS Access
5 2 (0.81%) Parquet
5 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (10.89%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.24%) Axure RP
3 6 (2.42%) Grunt
3 6 (2.42%) gulp
3 6 (2.42%) Jasmine
3 6 (2.42%) webpack
4 5 (2.02%) Dreamweaver
4 5 (2.02%) JUnit
5 4 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.21%) Mocha
6 3 (1.21%) QUnit
7 2 (0.81%) Gradle
7 2 (0.81%) Maven
7 2 (0.81%) PhantomJS
7 2 (0.81%) Subversion
8 1 (0.40%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 25 (10.08%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.45%) Finance
3 15 (6.05%) Marketing
4 9 (3.63%) Electronics
5 8 (3.23%) Legal
6 6 (2.42%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.02%) Automotive
8 4 (1.61%) Back Office
9 2 (0.81%) Banking
9 2 (0.81%) Billing
9 2 (0.81%) German Language
10 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (56.85%) Designer
2 118 (47.58%) UX Designer
3 73 (29.44%) Developer
4 27 (10.89%) Interaction Designer
4 27 (10.89%) UI Designer
5 22 (8.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 22 (8.87%) UI/UX Designer
6 21 (8.47%) Java Developer
7 12 (4.84%) UI Developer
8 10 (4.03%) UX Developer
9 8 (3.23%) UI/UX Developer
9 8 (3.23%) User Experience Researcher
10 7 (2.82%) Consultant
10 7 (2.82%) Digital Designer
10 7 (2.82%) Full Stack Developer
10 7 (2.82%) HTML Developer
10 7 (2.82%) Lead Developer
11 6 (2.42%) Architect
11 6 (2.42%) HTML CSS Designer
11 6 (2.42%) User Experience Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (63.31%) CSS
2 152 (61.29%) HTML
3 31 (12.50%) HTML5
4 24 (9.68%) CSS3
5 21 (8.47%) AngularJS
6 19 (7.66%) jQuery
7 14 (5.65%) Sass
8 11 (4.44%) .NET
9 10 (4.03%) Web Services
10 9 (3.63%) React
11 7 (2.82%) Node.js
12 6 (2.42%) Apache Flex
12 6 (2.42%) D3.js
12 6 (2.42%) RESTful
12 6 (2.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (2.02%) Angular 2
13 5 (2.02%) Grails
13 5 (2.02%) LESS
14 4 (1.61%) Ajax
14 4 (1.61%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 201 (81.05%) User Experience
2 91 (36.69%) Mobile App
3 22 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (2.42%) Blog
5 6 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
5 6 (2.42%) Social Media
6 3 (1.21%) Interactive TV
6 3 (1.21%) Virtual Team
7 2 (0.81%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.81%) Animation
7 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.81%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.81%) Internet of Things
7 2 (0.81%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.81%) W3C
8 1 (0.40%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.40%) Life Science
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.89%) Linux
2 19 (7.66%) Mac OS X
3 18 (7.26%) Unix
4 5 (2.02%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.81%) Android
5 2 (0.81%) Windows
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (84.27%) Prototyping
2 186 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (29.84%) Front End Development
4 71 (28.63%) Wireframes
5 66 (26.61%) Web Design
6 47 (18.95%) Service Design
7 38 (15.32%) TDD
8 35 (14.11%) Data Visualisation
8 35 (14.11%) Visualisation
9 33 (13.31%) Responsive Web Design
10 31 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 30 (12.10%) DevOps
12 28 (11.29%) Web Development
13 27 (10.89%) Information Architecture
14 22 (8.87%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (8.47%) Usability Testing
16 20 (8.06%) Configuration Management
17 18 (7.26%) High-Fidelity Prototypes
18 14 (5.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 66 (26.61%) JavaScript
2 35 (14.11%) Java
3 26 (10.48%) Python
4 23 (9.27%) Ruby
5 14 (5.65%) C#
6 9 (3.63%) SQL
7 5 (2.02%) Groovy
8 4 (1.61%) PHP
8 4 (1.61%) TypeScript
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%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (20.97%) Degree
2 24 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.84%) SC Cleared
4 10 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.21%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.63%) QA
2 5 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.81%) WAI
3 2 (0.81%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (2.42%) Kibana
2 2 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (8.47%) EXTOL
2 8 (3.23%) Adobe
3 7 (2.82%) SAP
4 5 (2.02%) Google
5 4 (1.61%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.81%) Facebook
6 2 (0.81%) ServiceNow
6 2 (0.81%) Sitecore
6 2 (0.81%) Twitter
6 2 (0.81%) Zend
7 1 (0.40%) Capita
7 1 (0.40%) EMC
7 1 (0.40%) hybris
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