The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIA over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 544 521 421
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -100
Contract jobs citing RIA 29 45 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.093% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.29% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 14 83
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£430 £450 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -17.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £319 £432
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £550
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.24
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
15295 15476 13218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.72% 31.87% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9463 9672 8142
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 615 680
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

RIA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RIA Jobs Demand Trend in England

RIA
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RIA Daily Rate Trend in England

RIA
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIA across the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

RIA Daily Rate Histogram in England

RIA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RIA across the England region.

RIA Hourly Rate Trend in England

RIA
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 RIA within the England region over the 3 months to 31 March 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 -7 11 £530 +17.77% 3
Yorkshire - 10 £408 - 4
South East -24 7 - - 2
East of England +10 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RIA 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 RIA.

1 64 (91.43%) JavaScript
2 61 (87.14%) HTML
3 58 (82.86%) CSS
4 42 (60.00%) HTML5
5 35 (50.00%) User Experience
6 33 (47.14%) AngularJS
7 31 (44.29%) Internet
8 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (35.71%) CSS3
10 23 (32.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 22 (31.43%) jQuery
12 21 (30.00%) Java
13 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
14 18 (25.71%) Grunt
15 17 (24.29%) Bower
15 17 (24.29%) Finance
16 16 (22.86%) Degree
17 15 (21.43%) OO
18 12 (17.14%) Product Management
18 12 (17.14%) Node.js
19 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
19 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
20 10 (14.29%) Adobe
20 10 (14.29%) .NET
20 10 (14.29%) Information Architecture
20 10 (14.29%) MongoDB
21 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
21 9 (12.86%) Ajax
21 9 (12.86%) Scrum
22 8 (11.43%) MVC

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RIA 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 RIA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.14%) Node.js
2 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.86%) CMS
4 2 (2.86%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (5.71%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.43%) InDesign
5 1 (1.43%) MS Office
5 1 (1.43%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.43%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (44.29%) Internet
2 4 (5.71%) HTTP
3 3 (4.29%) Intranet
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) SSL
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.71%) MySQL
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.43%) DB2
4 1 (1.43%) OLAP
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
2 18 (25.71%) Grunt
3 17 (24.29%) Bower
4 8 (11.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (10.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (7.14%) Axure RP
7 2 (2.86%) Subversion
8 1 (1.43%) Maven
8 1 (1.43%) Selenium
8 1 (1.43%) Flex Builder
8 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.43%) JsTestDriver
General
1 17 (24.29%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Telecoms
3 7 (10.00%) Banking
4 6 (8.57%) Retail
5 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.71%) Marketing
6 2 (2.86%) Games
7 1 (1.43%) Electronics
7 1 (1.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (74.29%) Developer
2 19 (27.14%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (21.43%) UI Programmer
3 15 (21.43%) JavaScript Developer
3 15 (21.43%) UI Developer
4 12 (17.14%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Architect
5 6 (8.57%) Designer
6 5 (7.14%) Senior Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Technical Leader
6 5 (7.14%) User Experience Architect
7 4 (5.71%) UX Designer
8 3 (4.29%) Consultant
8 3 (4.29%) UI Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Web Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Senior UX Designer
9 2 (2.86%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (87.14%) HTML
2 58 (82.86%) CSS
3 42 (60.00%) HTML5
4 33 (47.14%) AngularJS
5 25 (35.71%) CSS3
6 23 (32.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 22 (31.43%) jQuery
8 10 (14.29%) .NET
9 9 (12.86%) Ajax
10 7 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (7.14%) Backbone.js
11 5 (7.14%) RESTful
11 5 (7.14%) Express
12 4 (5.71%) Spring
12 4 (5.71%) LESS
13 3 (4.29%) Apache Flex
13 3 (4.29%) SVG
13 3 (4.29%) J2EE
13 3 (4.29%) Struts
13 3 (4.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (50.00%) User Experience
2 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.00%) Visualisation
3 7 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (10.00%) Human Factors
4 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.57%) Data Structures
5 5 (7.14%) Algorithms
6 4 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (5.71%) Psychology
7 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.86%) Open Source
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.43%) W3C
8 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.43%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.43%) Animation
8 1 (1.43%) Photography
8 1 (1.43%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.86%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.43%) OO
3 12 (17.14%) Product Management
4 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
5 10 (14.29%) Information Architecture
6 9 (12.86%) Scrum
7 8 (11.43%) MVC
8 7 (10.00%) Usability Testing
9 6 (8.57%) CRM
9 6 (8.57%) Analytics
9 6 (8.57%) Line Management
10 5 (7.14%) Time Management
11 4 (5.71%) Validation
11 4 (5.71%) Industrial Design
11 4 (5.71%) Project Management
11 4 (5.71%) TDD
12 3 (4.29%) Web Development
12 3 (4.29%) Mentoring
12 3 (4.29%) Web Accessibility
12 3 (4.29%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 64 (91.43%) JavaScript
2 21 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) C#
3 2 (2.86%) SQL
4 1 (1.43%) ActionScript
4 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.43%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.43%) Ruby
4 1 (1.43%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (1.43%) R
4 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.86%) Degree
2 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO 9001
1 6 (8.57%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (15.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.29%) Adobe
3 6 (8.57%) Google
3 6 (8.57%) Facebook
4 4 (5.71%) Sencha
5 3 (4.29%) Perforce
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (1.43%) hybris
7 1 (1.43%) Teradata