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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 567 546 543
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Contract jobs citing RDF 28 36 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.070% 0.028%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.068% 0.095% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 13
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£469 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £663 £433 £645
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.42% +7.69%
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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 2014.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Top 15 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 19 December 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
England -35 24 £488 +21.87% 6
London +6 15 £510 +24.45% 5
City of London +12 6 £663 - 2
North West -6 3 £308 -12.14% 1
Manchester -6 3 £308 -12.14% 1
South East -18 3 £550 -
Brighton - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (56.82%) SPARQL
2 21 (47.73%) Java
2 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Ontologies
4 15 (34.09%) HTML
4 15 (34.09%) Semantic Web
5 14 (31.82%) Triplestore
6 13 (29.55%) Linked Data
6 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
7 12 (27.27%) CSS
8 11 (25.00%) XML
8 11 (25.00%) SQL
9 9 (20.45%) W3C
9 9 (20.45%) Life Science
10 8 (18.18%) Web Services
10 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
10 8 (18.18%) RESTful
11 7 (15.91%) HTML5
11 7 (15.91%) REST
11 7 (15.91%) Apache Jena
11 7 (15.91%) Oracle
12 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
12 6 (13.64%) Refactoring
12 6 (13.64%) Maven
12 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
12 6 (13.64%) TDD
13 5 (11.36%) Degree
13 5 (11.36%) XQuery
13 5 (11.36%) C++
13 5 (11.36%) C

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 4 (9.09%) Apache
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle 10gAS
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
2 3 (6.82%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.27%) CMS
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.82%) Triplestore
2 8 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.09%) MySQL
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.82%) Text Mining
4 3 (6.82%) Spotfire
4 3 (6.82%) Data Mining
4 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.55%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.27%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.27%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Maven
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Subversion
3 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) Hudson
4 2 (4.55%) Ant
4 2 (4.55%) JUnit
4 2 (4.55%) PowerDesigner
4 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (9.09%) Publishing
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Finance
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 7 (15.91%) Ontologist
3 6 (13.64%) Architect
3 6 (13.64%) Java Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.82%) Data Scientist
6 3 (6.82%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) HTML
2 12 (27.27%) CSS
3 11 (25.00%) XML
4 8 (18.18%) Web Services
4 8 (18.18%) RESTful
5 7 (15.91%) HTML5
5 7 (15.91%) REST
5 7 (15.91%) Apache Jena
6 5 (11.36%) .NET
6 5 (11.36%) XSLT
6 5 (11.36%) jQuery
7 4 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (9.09%) CSS3
7 4 (9.09%) JSP
7 4 (9.09%) Middleware
7 4 (9.09%) ActiveX
7 4 (9.09%) JavaBeans
7 4 (9.09%) Spring
8 3 (6.82%) Ajax
8 3 (6.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Ontologies
2 15 (34.09%) Semantic Web
3 13 (29.55%) Linked Data
4 9 (20.45%) W3C
4 9 (20.45%) Life Science
5 4 (9.09%) Statistics
6 3 (6.82%) Open Source
6 3 (6.82%) Visualisation
6 3 (6.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (4.55%) Data Conversion
7 2 (4.55%) Data Integration
7 2 (4.55%) Kindle
8 1 (2.27%) Informatics
8 1 (2.27%) NHS
8 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
8 1 (2.27%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.36%) UNIX
2 4 (9.09%) Windows
3 2 (4.55%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.64%) Refactoring
2 6 (13.64%) Software Engineering
2 6 (13.64%) TDD
3 4 (9.09%) Analytics
3 4 (9.09%) MVC
3 4 (9.09%) Validation
3 4 (9.09%) Migration
3 4 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 3 (6.82%) Scrum
4 3 (6.82%) Web Development
4 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
4 3 (6.82%) SOA
4 3 (6.82%) UML
4 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (6.82%) Time Management
5 2 (4.55%) ERD
5 2 (4.55%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.55%) ArchiMate
5 2 (4.55%) OO
Programming Languages
1 25 (56.82%) SPARQL
2 21 (47.73%) Java
3 13 (29.55%) JavaScript
4 11 (25.00%) SQL
5 6 (13.64%) PL/SQL
6 5 (11.36%) XQuery
6 5 (11.36%) C++
6 5 (11.36%) C
6 5 (11.36%) Scala
7 4 (9.09%) VB
7 4 (9.09%) VBA
7 4 (9.09%) C#
7 4 (9.09%) PHP
7 4 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.82%) Ruby
9 2 (4.55%) Groovy
9 2 (4.55%) Clojure
9 2 (4.55%) Perl
9 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.27%) PMP
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) SNOMED CT
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Symantec
3 1 (2.27%) Tableau
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