The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 29 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)
England > West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 137 111
Contract jobs citing RAD 0 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.20% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 6
West Midlands median daily rate - £370 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.65%  
England median daily rate £450 £470 £450
% change year-on-year -4.25% +4.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England 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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1729 2482 1831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 83.93% 82.79% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3961 5547 4038
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.66%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £450 £415
% change year-on-year - +8.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 123 227
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -4.00%  
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £13.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £42.90 £45.25
England median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.36% +10.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing RAD as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for RAD in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RAD in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RAD in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RAD.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Java EE
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) JPA
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) JProfiler
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
2 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) React
2 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (50.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) C

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (50.00%) SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Gradle
1 1 (50.00%) IntelliJ
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JProfiler
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Lead Solutions Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (50.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) Java EE
1 1 (50.00%) JPA
1 1 (50.00%) React
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring Boot
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (50.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (50.00%) RUP
2 1 (50.00%) SDLC
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) SSADM
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) Yourdon
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript