The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for RAD skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited RAD over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Rapid Application Development (RAD)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 235 219
Rank change year-on-year +32 -16  
Permanent jobs citing RAD 7 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.097% 0.039%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.11% 0.047%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 2
Median salary £50,000 £62,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +53.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £32,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,500 £66,500 £41,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.55%  

RAD is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4315 5452 4247
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 90.06% 88.23% 83.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3526 4385 3549
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £62,500 £62,898
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

RAD
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for RAD in the West Midlands

RAD
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing RAD in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for RAD in the West Midlands

RAD
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing RAD in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for RAD in the West Midlands

RAD
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing RAD within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 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
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +21 4 £60,250 -16.89%
Birmingham - 3 £50,000 -
RAD
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing RAD also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for RAD.

1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Delphi
2 4 (33.33%) RPG
2 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (33.33%) OO
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) ATM
2 4 (33.33%) Workflow
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 4 (33.33%) iSeries
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) TortoiseSVN
2 4 (33.33%) User Experience
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (16.67%) JBoss
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) Process Management
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence

RAD
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 2 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) OpenEdge
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) ATM
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
1 4 (33.33%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
1 4 (33.33%) Retail Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Banking Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Banking Business Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Business Process Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Process Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Head of Development
4 2 (16.67%) Process Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) UX Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Head of Applications
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) Drools
2 2 (16.67%) JRules
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) iSeries
1 4 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) OO
1 4 (33.33%) Workflow
2 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 2 (16.67%) Business Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) IT Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) KYC
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Process Management
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) Prototyping
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Delphi
2 4 (33.33%) RPG
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) MCSD
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) COBIT
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) ILOG
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Pega