The table below looks at the statistics for RDF skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDF over the 3 months to 3 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 411 391 400
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs citing RDF 9 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.064% 0.082%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.048% 0.081% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 17
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£525 £400 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £613 £501 £323
% change year-on-year
+22.37% +55.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RDF
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18570 18537 19054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.20% 78.82% 78.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13198 12938 13200
Average daily rate £450 £445 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 225 259
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -26.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £53.50 £51.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.52 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.16% -14.51%

RDF
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

RDF Jobs Demand Trend in London

RDF
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

RDF Daily Rate Trend in London

RDF
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDF within the London region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
City of London -15 3 £488 +27.86%
RDF
England

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 19 (67.86%) Java
2 18 (64.29%) Spring
3 17 (60.71%) Triplestore
4 15 (53.57%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (53.57%) Web Services
5 14 (50.00%) RESTful
5 14 (50.00%) SPARQL
6 12 (42.86%) TDD
7 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
8 10 (35.71%) XML
8 10 (35.71%) JSON
9 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (32.14%) Lucene
9 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
9 9 (32.14%) Semantic Web
9 9 (32.14%) OO
9 9 (32.14%) HTML
9 9 (32.14%) REST
10 8 (28.57%) Publishing
10 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
10 8 (28.57%) Hudson
10 8 (28.57%) jQuery
11 7 (25.00%) Refactoring
11 7 (25.00%) Pair Programming
11 7 (25.00%) Apache Solr
11 7 (25.00%) PHP
11 7 (25.00%) CSS
11 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (21.43%) AngularJS

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 15 (53.57%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (25.00%) Apache Solr
3 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (60.71%) Triplestore
2 8 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) Big Data
4 3 (10.71%) MarkLogic
4 3 (10.71%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.14%) Hadoop
6 1 (3.57%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (28.57%) Hudson
3 7 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (17.86%) Subversion
4 5 (17.86%) Maven
5 3 (10.71%) JUnit
5 3 (10.71%) Mockito
6 2 (7.14%) VisualAge
6 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (28.57%) Publishing
2 4 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Software Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Scala Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Python Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Semantic Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (3.57%) C Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Senior C Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (64.29%) Spring
2 15 (53.57%) Web Services
3 14 (50.00%) RESTful
4 10 (35.71%) JSON
4 10 (35.71%) XML
5 9 (32.14%) HTML
5 9 (32.14%) Lucene
5 9 (32.14%) REST
6 8 (28.57%) jQuery
7 7 (25.00%) CSS
8 6 (21.43%) .NET
8 6 (21.43%) Hibernate
8 6 (21.43%) CSS3
8 6 (21.43%) LESS
8 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 6 (21.43%) HTML5
9 5 (17.86%) Apache Jena
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 4 (14.29%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Semantic Web
2 3 (10.71%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (10.71%) Linked Data
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) TDD
2 9 (32.14%) OO
2 9 (32.14%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 7 (25.00%) Pair Programming
4 6 (21.43%) MVC
4 6 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
4 6 (21.43%) DevOps
5 5 (17.86%) BDD
5 5 (17.86%) Scrum
5 5 (17.86%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) AOP
6 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Data Management
6 2 (7.14%) BPEL
6 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) Java
2 14 (50.00%) SPARQL
3 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.00%) PHP
5 6 (21.43%) C#
5 6 (21.43%) TypeScript
6 5 (17.86%) Scala
6 5 (17.86%) Perl
6 5 (17.86%) SQL
6 5 (17.86%) Python
7 4 (14.29%) Ruby
8 3 (10.71%) Groovy
8 3 (10.71%) Clojure
9 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.57%) EPiServer