The table below looks at the statistics for RDF skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDF over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 190 205 221
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +16
Contract jobs citing RDF 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.076% 0.017% 0.096%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.094% 0.022% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 6
Average daily rate
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£525 - £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £501 £333
% change year-on-year
-35.06% +50.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4242 4556 5700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.60% 77.46% 77.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3362 3388 4231
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 70
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.44 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.40% -0.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.95 £14.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.15 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

RDF
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RDF across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RDF Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RDF
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RDF across the City of London region.

RDF Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RDF also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RDF.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Servlets
2 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Semantic Web
3 3 (50.00%) SPARQL
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) Apache Jena
3 3 (50.00%) Triplestore
3 3 (50.00%) Maven
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) Web Services
3 3 (50.00%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) VisualAge
4 2 (33.33%) Swing
4 2 (33.33%) SAX
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) J2ME
4 2 (33.33%) RSS
4 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (33.33%) EAI
4 2 (33.33%) OOD
4 2 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (33.33%) WSDL
4 2 (33.33%) JAXP
4 2 (33.33%) J2EE

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RDF also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RDF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (16.67%) Apache Spark
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Triplestore
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) Mahout
2 1 (16.67%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (33.33%) VisualAge
3 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) JUnit
4 1 (16.67%) Mockito
4 1 (16.67%) Hudson
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (33.33%) Financial Institution
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Retail
1 2 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Semantic Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Servlets
1 4 (66.67%) Spring
2 3 (50.00%) JSON
2 3 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Jena
2 3 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) XSD
3 2 (33.33%) DOM
3 2 (33.33%) XSL
3 2 (33.33%) Swing
3 2 (33.33%) J2ME
3 2 (33.33%) RSS
3 2 (33.33%) WSDL
3 2 (33.33%) JAXP
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) SAX
3 2 (33.33%) XML-RPC
3 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 2 (33.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Semantic Web
2 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (33.33%) Linked Data
3 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) EAI
2 2 (33.33%) OOD
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Process Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) UML
2 2 (33.33%) OOP
2 2 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) BPEL
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) AOP
2 2 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Use Case
2 2 (33.33%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) SPARQL
3 1 (16.67%) Scala
3 1 (16.67%) Clojure
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) Groovy
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) PHP