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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 186 205 188
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing RDF 5 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.096% 0.098% 0.068%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.13% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
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£375 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +23.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
- +17.42%
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
4071 4772 4486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.48% 77.75% 76.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3159 3443 3459
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 50 45
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -81.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 8 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) XML
3 5 (41.67%) RESTful
3 5 (41.67%) SPARQL
3 5 (41.67%) Triplestore
4 4 (33.33%) Hudson
4 4 (33.33%) REST
4 4 (33.33%) Apache Solr
4 4 (33.33%) JSON
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) HTML
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
5 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 3 (25.00%) Spring
5 3 (25.00%) MVC
5 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) jQuery
5 3 (25.00%) CSS3
5 3 (25.00%) HTML5
6 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (16.67%) LESS

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 4 (33.33%) Apache Solr
2 2 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle 10gAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Triplestore
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Hudson
2 3 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Ant
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (8.33%) Front Office
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Scala Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Python Software Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) PHP Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) XML
1 5 (41.67%) RESTful
2 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 4 (33.33%) JSON
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) REST
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (25.00%) HTML5
3 3 (25.00%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) LESS
4 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Camel
5 1 (8.33%) Apache Jena
5 1 (8.33%) JSP
5 1 (8.33%) XSLT
5 1 (8.33%) ActiveX
5 1 (8.33%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Ontologies
2 1 (8.33%) Semantic Web
2 1 (8.33%) Kindle
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 2 (16.67%) Use Case
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (16.67%) DevOps
6 1 (8.33%) User Stories
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
6 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) SPARQL
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) C
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Scala
4 2 (16.67%) TypeScript
4 2 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (8.33%) XQuery
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) VBA
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (8.33%) EPiServer
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle