The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA 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 RIA over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 126 130 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing RIA 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% 0.074% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.34% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
+29.03% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
704 582 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.46% 21.50% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 271 294
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -18.38%
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England

RIA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

RIA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

RIA
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

RIA Daily Rate Trend in the North West

RIA
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

RIA Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

RIA
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 RIA within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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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
Manchester - 2 £325 - 1
RIA
England

RIA
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) WPF
1 9 (100.00%) Silverlight
1 9 (100.00%) MVVM
2 7 (77.78%) User Stories
2 7 (77.78%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (77.78%) OOD
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) XSD
2 7 (77.78%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
3 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) LINQ
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework

RIA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (77.78%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
1 9 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 9 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 9 (100.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 7 (77.78%) C# Web Developer
2 7 (77.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET Developer
2 7 (77.78%) .NET Web Developer
2 7 (77.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) WCF
1 9 (100.00%) WPF
1 9 (100.00%) Silverlight
2 7 (77.78%) ASP.NET
2 7 (77.78%) Web Services
2 7 (77.78%) XML
2 7 (77.78%) XSD
3 2 (22.22%) LINQ
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (22.22%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Scrum
1 9 (100.00%) MVVM
2 7 (77.78%) User Stories
2 7 (77.78%) OOD
2 7 (77.78%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 7 (77.78%) PL/SQL
2 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 7 (77.78%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft