The table below looks at the statistics for RDF skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDF over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 600 592 548
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -44
Contract jobs citing RDF 25 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.043% 0.076%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.055% 0.057% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 35
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£475 £419 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.43% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £378 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £501 £333
% change year-on-year
-35.06% +50.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

RDF
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RDF Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RDF
Daily Rate Trend

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

RDF Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RDF
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RDF within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RDF within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -12 24 £475 +13.43% 5
London +16 12 £525 +31.25% 4
West Midlands - 6 £300 - 1
City of London +7 4 £525 - 1
South East -23 3 - -
Solihull - 3 £350 -
Reading -7 2 - -
Berkshire -9 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £644 -
Swindon - 2 £644 -
South West - 2 £644 -
East of England +1 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 31 (70.45%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) TDD
2 18 (40.91%) Spring
3 16 (36.36%) Web Services
3 16 (36.36%) Triplestore
4 15 (34.09%) XML
4 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.82%) Semantic Web
5 14 (31.82%) SPARQL
6 13 (29.55%) Finance
6 13 (29.55%) Linked Data
6 13 (29.55%) BDD
7 12 (27.27%) HTML
7 12 (27.27%) PHP
7 12 (27.27%) RESTful
8 11 (25.00%) JSON
8 11 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (22.73%) REST
10 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
10 9 (20.45%) Lucene
10 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
10 9 (20.45%) OO
11 8 (18.18%) CSS
11 8 (18.18%) Publishing
11 8 (18.18%) Retail Banking
11 8 (18.18%) Banking
11 8 (18.18%) Retail
11 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (15.91%) Data Protection
12 7 (15.91%) Selenium

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 11 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.82%) Apache Solr
3 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) PaaS
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (36.36%) Triplestore
2 9 (20.45%) NoSQL
3 7 (15.91%) Big Data
4 3 (6.82%) MarkLogic
4 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.27%) Datomic
6 1 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.27%) Neo4j
6 1 (2.27%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 9 (20.45%) Git (software)
2 7 (15.91%) Selenium
2 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
3 6 (13.64%) Hudson
3 6 (13.64%) Maven
4 5 (11.36%) WebDriver
4 5 (11.36%) PHPUnit
5 4 (9.09%) JUnit
5 4 (9.09%) VisualAge
5 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Subversion
6 3 (6.82%) Mockito
7 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.27%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Publishing
2 8 (18.18%) Banking
2 8 (18.18%) Retail
2 8 (18.18%) Retail Banking
3 4 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.55%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Software Developer
2 8 (18.18%) Consultant
3 7 (15.91%) Data Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Architect
3 7 (15.91%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Software Engineer
4 5 (11.36%) Web Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Information Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Scala Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 2 (4.55%) Java Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Semantic Web Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Web Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) Spring
2 16 (36.36%) Web Services
3 15 (34.09%) XML
4 12 (27.27%) HTML
4 12 (27.27%) RESTful
5 11 (25.00%) JSON
6 10 (22.73%) REST
7 9 (20.45%) Lucene
8 8 (18.18%) CSS
9 7 (15.91%) Servlets
9 7 (15.91%) CSS3
9 7 (15.91%) Apache Jena
9 7 (15.91%) HTML5
10 6 (13.64%) Hibernate
10 6 (13.64%) jQuery
11 5 (11.36%) LAMP
12 4 (9.09%) XML-RPC
12 4 (9.09%) SOAP
12 4 (9.09%) WSDL
12 4 (9.09%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (31.82%) Semantic Web
2 13 (29.55%) Linked Data
3 6 (13.64%) Reference Data
4 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
5 3 (6.82%) Data Integration
5 3 (6.82%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.27%) Biology
7 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.27%) Life Science
7 1 (2.27%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Linux
1 4 (9.09%) Android
1 4 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) TDD
2 13 (29.55%) BDD
3 9 (20.45%) OO
4 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (15.91%) Data Modelling
5 7 (15.91%) Data Protection
6 6 (13.64%) Information Architecture
6 6 (13.64%) UML
6 6 (13.64%) MOF
6 6 (13.64%) EAI
6 6 (13.64%) Data Management
6 6 (13.64%) Information Management
7 5 (11.36%) Pair Programming
7 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
7 5 (11.36%) Refactoring
7 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
7 5 (11.36%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.09%) BPMN
8 4 (9.09%) BPEL
8 4 (9.09%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 14 (31.82%) SPARQL
4 12 (27.27%) PHP
5 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) Scala
6 5 (11.36%) Python
6 5 (11.36%) Ruby
7 4 (9.09%) Clojure
8 3 (6.82%) Groovy
8 3 (6.82%) Perl
9 2 (4.55%) C#
9 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) COREP
1 6 (13.64%) FINREP
2 2 (4.55%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) IBM
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.55%) Teradata
2 1 (2.27%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle
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