The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIA over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 142 116 129
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +13
Contract jobs citing RIA 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.089% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.39% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£450 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £17.50
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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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
826 516 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.62% 22.88% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 318 416
Average daily rate £375 £326 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.03% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 38 58
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -53.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.75 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £36.80 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

RIA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

RIA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RIA
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RIA Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RIA
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RIA Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

RIA
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
Bristol - - - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3
RIA
England

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) Internet
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (62.50%) CSS3
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Dojo
5 3 (37.50%) ISO 14001
5 3 (37.50%) Summit
5 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
5 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Degree
5 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (25.00%) jQuery
6 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (25.00%) Hudson
6 2 (25.00%) RESTful
6 2 (25.00%) QUnit
6 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 2 (25.00%) Java EE
6 2 (25.00%) SVG
6 2 (25.00%) Java
6 2 (25.00%) J2EE
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Maven
7 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework

RIA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (12.50%) Fireworks
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Maven
1 2 (25.00%) Hudson
1 2 (25.00%) QUnit
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) Moq
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Developer
2 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (37.50%) Software Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) Software Programmer
4 1 (12.50%) UI Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Designer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) HTML
1 7 (87.50%) CSS
2 6 (75.00%) HTML5
3 5 (62.50%) CSS3
4 4 (50.00%) Dojo
5 2 (25.00%) jQuery
5 2 (25.00%) RESTful
5 2 (25.00%) SVG
5 2 (25.00%) J2EE
5 2 (25.00%) Java EE
6 1 (12.50%) .NET Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Web Services
6 1 (12.50%) .NET
6 1 (12.50%) WCF
6 1 (12.50%) Silverlight
6 1 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (12.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 1 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO 9001
1 3 (37.50%) ISO 14001
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) ESRI