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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 201 220 216
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -4
Contract jobs citing RDF 3 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.050% 0.070% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.091% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£663 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.62% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £408 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.29% +8.66%
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
4591 5487 5312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.67% 76.53% 75.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3541 4054 3941
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £16.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +4.08%

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 23 October 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) SPARQL
2 3 (42.86%) Ontologies
2 3 (42.86%) REST
2 3 (42.86%) Triplestore
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
3 2 (28.57%) Text Mining
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Publishing
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
3 2 (28.57%) MarkLogic
3 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 2 (28.57%) Life Science
3 2 (28.57%) Spotfire
3 2 (28.57%) Scala
3 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (14.29%) BDD
4 1 (14.29%) Kindle

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Triplestore
2 2 (28.57%) MarkLogic
2 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
2 2 (28.57%) Text Mining
2 2 (28.57%) Spotfire
2 2 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 1 (14.29%) Big Data
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
1 1 (14.29%) Jasmine
General
1 2 (28.57%) Publishing
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (14.29%) Front Office
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Scientist
2 2 (28.57%) Scala Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 3 (42.86%) REST
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 1 (14.29%) WSDL
4 1 (14.29%) JAXB
4 1 (14.29%) Lucene
4 1 (14.29%) Spring
4 1 (14.29%) JSON
4 1 (14.29%) Guice
4 1 (14.29%) JAX-RS
4 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Ontologies
2 2 (28.57%) Life Science
2 2 (28.57%) Visualisation
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (14.29%) Kindle
3 1 (14.29%) Linked Data
3 1 (14.29%) Semantic Web
3 1 (14.29%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Pair Programming
2 2 (28.57%) SOA
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Kanban
3 1 (14.29%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (14.29%) BDD
3 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) User Stories
3 1 (14.29%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Java
1 4 (57.14%) SPARQL
2 2 (28.57%) Scala
2 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) XQuery
3 1 (14.29%) PowerHouse
3 1 (14.29%) Ruby
3 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) TIBCO
1 1 (14.29%) Reuters
1 1 (14.29%) Google