The table below looks at the statistics for RDF skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDF over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 141 - 113
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RDF 3 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.087% - 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% - 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£315 - £326
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 - £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 - £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2546 1974 1657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 74.21% 72.20% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1456 1000 854
Average daily rate £400 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 118 94
Average hourly rate £37.00 £33.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.70 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

RDF
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RDF Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RDF
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RDF Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) XHTML
1 4 (100.00%) SPARQL
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Web Design
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Linked Data
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Mingle
4 1 (25.00%) RavenDB
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) XHTML
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
1 2 (50.00%) Linked Data
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Web Design
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SPARQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft