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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 203 218 219
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing RDF 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.069% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.044% 0.090% 0.037%
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
4506 5553 5448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.65% 76.47% 75.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3479 4098 4053
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 42 75 92
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% -41.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.90 £16.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £52.82 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 22 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 (66.67%) Web Services
1 4 (66.67%) SPARQL
2 3 (50.00%) Ontologies
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) Triplestore
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SOA
3 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
3 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 2 (33.33%) Text Mining
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Publishing
3 2 (33.33%) MarkLogic
3 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 2 (33.33%) Life Science
3 2 (33.33%) Spotfire
3 2 (33.33%) Scala
3 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Kindle

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 (16.67%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Triplestore
2 2 (33.33%) Data Mining
2 2 (33.33%) Text Mining
2 2 (33.33%) MarkLogic
2 2 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (33.33%) Spotfire
3 1 (16.67%) Big Data
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
1 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (16.67%) Front Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Scala Developer
1 2 (33.33%) Data Scientist
1 2 (33.33%) Data Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 3 (50.00%) RESTful
2 3 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Guice
4 1 (16.67%) JSON
4 1 (16.67%) JAX-RS
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (16.67%) Lucene
4 1 (16.67%) Spring
4 1 (16.67%) WSDL
4 1 (16.67%) JAXB
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Ontologies
2 2 (33.33%) Life Science
2 2 (33.33%) Visualisation
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (16.67%) Kindle
3 1 (16.67%) Semantic Web
3 1 (16.67%) Informatics
3 1 (16.67%) Linked Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) SOA
2 2 (33.33%) Pair Programming
3 1 (16.67%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Line Management
3 1 (16.67%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SPARQL
2 3 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Scala
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) XQuery
4 1 (16.67%) PowerHouse
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
1 1 (16.67%) Reuters