The table below looks at the statistics for RDF skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDF over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 578 571 534
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -37
Contract jobs citing RDF 18 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.047% 0.095%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.060% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 38
Average daily rate £440 £425 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £303 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate - £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RDF
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

RDF
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RDF Jobs Demand Trend in England

RDF
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RDF Daily Rate Trend in England

RDF
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RDF across the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in England

RDF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDF within the England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 17 £440 +1.44% 6
South East +16 1 - - 1
RDF
UK

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 19 (55.88%) Java
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) JSON
2 18 (52.94%) XML
3 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
3 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) NoSQL
4 13 (38.24%) Data Modelling
5 12 (35.29%) Semantic Web
6 11 (32.35%) Linked Data
6 11 (32.35%) ETL
7 10 (29.41%) HTML
7 10 (29.41%) Talend
7 10 (29.41%) Big Data
7 10 (29.41%) Talend Open Studio
8 9 (26.47%) Apache Solr
8 9 (26.47%) Dublin Core
8 9 (26.47%) PHP
8 9 (26.47%) Web Services
8 9 (26.47%) TDD
8 9 (26.47%) Lucene
9 8 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (20.59%) SPARQL
10 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
10 7 (20.59%) REST
10 7 (20.59%) BDD
10 7 (20.59%) OO
10 7 (20.59%) CSS
11 6 (17.65%) Python
11 6 (17.65%) Finance

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 9 (26.47%) Apache Solr
2 8 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (11.76%) Apache Spark
4 3 (8.82%) Apache
5 2 (5.88%) Confluence
5 2 (5.88%) Jetty
5 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.94%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) PaaS
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) HTTP
1 1 (2.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) NoSQL
2 10 (29.41%) Big Data
3 5 (14.71%) Hadoop
3 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
4 4 (11.76%) Triplestore
5 2 (5.88%) Apache Hive
5 2 (5.88%) HBase
5 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.88%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.94%) CouchDB
6 1 (2.94%) Datomic
6 1 (2.94%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.94%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.94%) Redis
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (29.41%) Talend Open Studio
2 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (11.76%) Selenium
3 4 (11.76%) Subversion
4 3 (8.82%) Hudson
4 3 (8.82%) Maven
4 3 (8.82%) PHPUnit
4 3 (8.82%) WebDriver
5 2 (5.88%) Ant
5 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (5.88%) FishEye
5 2 (5.88%) Grunt
5 2 (5.88%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.88%) JIRA
5 2 (5.88%) Mocha
5 2 (5.88%) SonarQube
5 2 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.88%) VisualAge
5 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (17.65%) Banking
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Publishing
3 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 3 (8.82%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.94%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Java Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Big Data Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) NoSQL Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Scala Developer
5 4 (11.76%) Web Developer
6 3 (8.82%) Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Data Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Information Architect
7 2 (5.88%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 1 (2.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Hadoop Developer
8 1 (2.94%) Java Scala Developer
8 1 (2.94%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (52.94%) JSON
1 18 (52.94%) XML
2 10 (29.41%) HTML
3 9 (26.47%) Lucene
3 9 (26.47%) Web Services
4 7 (20.59%) CSS
4 7 (20.59%) REST
5 6 (17.65%) jQuery
5 6 (17.65%) RESTful
6 3 (8.82%) Akka
6 3 (8.82%) CSS3
6 3 (8.82%) HTML5
6 3 (8.82%) LAMP
6 3 (8.82%) spray
6 3 (8.82%) Spring
7 2 (5.88%) Apache Jena
7 2 (5.88%) JAX-RS
7 2 (5.88%) Sass
7 2 (5.88%) XHR
7 2 (5.88%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Semantic Web
2 11 (32.35%) Linked Data
3 3 (8.82%) Ontologies
3 3 (8.82%) Reference Data
4 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Biology
5 1 (2.94%) Life Science
5 1 (2.94%) User Experience
5 1 (2.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Android
1 4 (11.76%) Apple iOS
1 4 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (55.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Data Modelling
3 11 (32.35%) ETL
4 9 (26.47%) TDD
5 7 (20.59%) BDD
5 7 (20.59%) OO
6 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 4 (11.76%) SOA
6 4 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Analytics
7 3 (8.82%) Data Management
7 3 (8.82%) DevOps
7 3 (8.82%) Functional Programming
7 3 (8.82%) High Availability
7 3 (8.82%) MapReduce
7 3 (8.82%) Pair Programming
7 3 (8.82%) Workflow
8 2 (5.88%) Microservices
8 2 (5.88%) People Management
8 2 (5.88%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 19 (55.88%) Java
2 15 (44.12%) JavaScript
2 15 (44.12%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) PHP
4 7 (20.59%) SPARQL
5 6 (17.65%) Python
5 6 (17.65%) Scala
6 3 (8.82%) Clojure
6 3 (8.82%) Perl
6 3 (8.82%) Ruby
7 2 (5.88%) C
7 2 (5.88%) C#
7 2 (5.88%) Groovy
8 1 (2.94%) C++
8 1 (2.94%) XPath
8 1 (2.94%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (26.47%) Dublin Core
2 2 (5.88%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.94%) COREP
3 1 (2.94%) FINREP
3 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Talend
2 2 (5.88%) Sonatype
3 1 (2.94%) OpenLink
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
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