The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 141 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -
Contract jobs citing RDF 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.032% 0.33% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.045% 0.46% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Average daily rate £283 £323 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+55.19% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2245 1733 1966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.02% 70.48% 63.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 857 989
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 84 88
Average hourly rate £28.50 £28.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% +41.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +23.07%
RDF
England

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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDF within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -13 1 £283 -12.40%
RDF
England

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Data Mapping
1 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
1 3 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
1 3 (50.00%) Talend
1 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Ember.js
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) Modernizr
2 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) QUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) PHPUnit
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) Mocha
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (16.67%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (33.33%) QUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Jasmine
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) PHPUnit
2 2 (33.33%) Mocha
2 2 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (16.67%) Ant
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (16.67%) Firebug
3 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (16.67%) Calabash
3 1 (16.67%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) Ember.js
2 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 2 (33.33%) CSS3
2 2 (33.33%) Modernizr
2 2 (33.33%) Backbone.js
2 2 (33.33%) RESTful
2 2 (33.33%) HTML5
2 2 (33.33%) jQuery
2 2 (33.33%) CSS
2 2 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (16.67%) .NET
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML
3 1 (16.67%) JSON
3 1 (16.67%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (16.67%) OOCSS
3 1 (16.67%) HTML5 Canvas
3 1 (16.67%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Semantic Web
2 1 (16.67%) New Media
2 1 (16.67%) Linked Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (50.00%) ETL
1 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Data Mapping
1 3 (50.00%) Data Transformation
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Web Design
3 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) C#
3 1 (16.67%) SPARQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Talend
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Zend