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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 565 530 529
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -1
Contract jobs citing RDF 21 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.041% 0.052% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.053% 0.068% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 21
Average daily rate
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£525 £406 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £298 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £450 £323
% change year-on-year
+38.81% +39.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RDF
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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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39339 36598 33493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.43% 75.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25883 23216 20586
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1049 1105 1023
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -14.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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 3 July 2015. 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
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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 -9 15 £513 +26.15%
South East -17 3 - -
South West - 2 £625 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
RDF
UK

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (50.00%) Java
2 18 (47.37%) Triplestore
3 17 (44.74%) Spring
4 16 (42.11%) XML
5 15 (39.47%) SPARQL
6 14 (36.84%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (36.84%) Web Services
6 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (34.21%) TDD
7 13 (34.21%) RESTful
7 13 (34.21%) NoSQL
7 13 (34.21%) Semantic Web
8 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
8 10 (26.32%) REST
8 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
9 9 (23.68%) Publishing
9 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
9 9 (23.68%) Hudson
9 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (23.68%) JSON
10 8 (21.05%) Lucene
10 8 (21.05%) PHP
10 8 (21.05%) HTML
10 8 (21.05%) CSS
11 7 (18.42%) OO
11 7 (18.42%) Pair Programming
11 7 (18.42%) Refactoring
11 7 (18.42%) HTML5
11 7 (18.42%) Apache Solr
11 7 (18.42%) CSS3

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 14 (36.84%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (18.42%) Apache Solr
3 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) HTTP
1 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) Triplestore
2 13 (34.21%) NoSQL
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server
3 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (13.16%) Big Data
5 3 (7.89%) MarkLogic
5 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.63%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.68%) Hudson
2 9 (23.68%) Jenkins
3 5 (13.16%) Subversion
4 4 (10.53%) Maven
5 3 (7.89%) JUnit
5 3 (7.89%) Mockito
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.63%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.63%) JMeter
7 1 (2.63%) Selenium
General
1 9 (23.68%) Publishing
2 6 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Developer
2 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 6 (15.79%) Software Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Java Developer
2 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Data Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Java Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Information Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) Spring
2 16 (42.11%) XML
3 14 (36.84%) Web Services
4 13 (34.21%) RESTful
5 10 (26.32%) REST
6 9 (23.68%) JSON
7 8 (21.05%) Lucene
7 8 (21.05%) HTML
7 8 (21.05%) CSS
8 7 (18.42%) HTML5
8 7 (18.42%) CSS3
8 7 (18.42%) Apache Jena
9 6 (15.79%) LESS
9 6 (15.79%) AngularJS
9 6 (15.79%) jQuery
9 6 (15.79%) .NET
10 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
10 5 (13.16%) JSR 170
10 5 (13.16%) JAX-RS
11 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Semantic Web
2 6 (15.79%) Linked Data
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.53%) Reference Data
4 3 (7.89%) Data Integration
4 3 (7.89%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (34.21%) TDD
3 9 (23.68%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (18.42%) Refactoring
4 7 (18.42%) Pair Programming
4 7 (18.42%) OO
5 6 (15.79%) MVC
5 6 (15.79%) Scrum
5 6 (15.79%) BDD
5 6 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (15.79%) DevOps
6 5 (13.16%) CRM
6 5 (13.16%) Asset Management
6 5 (13.16%) Content Management
6 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (10.53%) Information Management
7 4 (10.53%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.53%) MOF
7 4 (10.53%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (50.00%) Java
2 15 (39.47%) SPARQL
3 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) PHP
5 6 (15.79%) Python
5 6 (15.79%) C#
5 6 (15.79%) TypeScript
6 5 (13.16%) Scala
6 5 (13.16%) Perl
6 5 (13.16%) Ruby
7 4 (10.53%) SQL
8 3 (7.89%) Groovy
8 3 (7.89%) Clojure
9 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) COREP
1 4 (10.53%) FINREP
2 2 (5.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.63%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.26%) Teradata
2 2 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (2.63%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.63%) Salesforce.com