The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 560 546 557
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs citing RDF 30 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.053% 0.042%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.074% 0.072% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 21
Average daily rate
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£419 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £323 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £323 £400
% change year-on-year
+55.19% -19.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40487 37295 40755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.10% 72.93% 70.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25009 22626 23492
Average daily rate £400 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1153 1056 1466
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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 1 August 2014.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Top 14 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 1 August 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 0 30 £419 +1.51% 3
London +1 15 £400 -5.32% 2
South East - 9 £501 -
East of England - 6 £301 - 1
City of London +29 4 £381 -11.59% 1
Kidlington - - - -
South West - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 39 (79.59%) SPARQL
2 28 (57.14%) Semantic Web
3 23 (46.94%) Ontologies
4 20 (40.82%) XML
4 20 (40.82%) Triplestore
5 18 (36.73%) W3C
6 17 (34.69%) HTML
6 17 (34.69%) Linked Data
7 15 (30.61%) CSS
8 14 (28.57%) Java
8 14 (28.57%) Life Science
8 14 (28.57%) NoSQL
9 13 (26.53%) Publishing
10 12 (24.49%) XQuery
11 11 (22.45%) XSD
11 11 (22.45%) XSLT
11 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (20.41%) Validation
12 10 (20.41%) JUnit
13 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
13 9 (18.37%) PowerDesigner
13 9 (18.37%) Knowledge Management
14 8 (16.33%) Data Conversion
15 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
15 7 (14.29%) Degree
15 7 (14.29%) JIRA
15 7 (14.29%) .NET
15 7 (14.29%) REST
16 6 (12.24%) HTML5
16 6 (12.24%) Analytics

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (4.08%) Node.js
1 2 (4.08%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.04%) MS Project
1 1 (2.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.04%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) GitHub
2 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (40.82%) Triplestore
2 14 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.20%) MySQL
4 2 (4.08%) MarkLogic
4 2 (4.08%) Big Data
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.08%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.08%) Spotfire
4 2 (4.08%) Text Mining
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.04%) DB2
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 10 (20.41%) JUnit
2 9 (18.37%) PowerDesigner
3 7 (14.29%) JIRA
4 6 (12.24%) Maven
5 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.04%) Jasmine
General
1 13 (26.53%) Publishing
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) French Language
3 1 (2.04%) German Language
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Architect
3 10 (20.41%) Ontologist
4 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (8.16%) Data Modeller
6 3 (6.12%) Web Specialist
6 3 (6.12%) UI Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.12%) UI Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) Data Scientist
7 2 (4.08%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (40.82%) XML
2 17 (34.69%) HTML
3 15 (30.61%) CSS
4 11 (22.45%) XSD
4 11 (22.45%) XSLT
5 7 (14.29%) .NET
5 7 (14.29%) REST
6 6 (12.24%) HTML5
6 6 (12.24%) Web Services
7 5 (10.20%) JSON
7 5 (10.20%) J2SE
7 5 (10.20%) Apache Jena
7 5 (10.20%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.12%) DOM
8 3 (6.12%) SOAP
8 3 (6.12%) CSS3
8 3 (6.12%) Ember.js
9 2 (4.08%) JAX-RS
9 2 (4.08%) WSDL
9 2 (4.08%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 28 (57.14%) Semantic Web
2 23 (46.94%) Ontologies
3 18 (36.73%) W3C
4 17 (34.69%) Linked Data
5 14 (28.57%) Life Science
6 8 (16.33%) Data Conversion
7 7 (14.29%) Data Integration
8 5 (10.20%) Open Source
9 2 (4.08%) Visualisation
9 2 (4.08%) Taxonomies
10 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
10 1 (2.04%) Informatics
10 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
10 1 (2.04%) Kindle
10 1 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.41%) Validation
3 9 (18.37%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (12.24%) Analytics
5 5 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.20%) BPMN
5 5 (10.20%) UML
6 4 (8.16%) Data Analytics
6 4 (8.16%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
6 4 (8.16%) TOGAF
6 4 (8.16%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (8.16%) MVC
7 3 (6.12%) TDD
8 2 (4.08%) BDD
8 2 (4.08%) OO
8 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.08%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.08%) Data Architecture
8 2 (4.08%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (79.59%) SPARQL
2 14 (28.57%) Java
3 12 (24.49%) XQuery
4 9 (18.37%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.16%) R
6 3 (6.12%) C#
6 3 (6.12%) SQL
7 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) PMP
2 1 (2.04%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle
2 2 (4.08%) Symantec
3 1 (2.04%) Google
3 1 (2.04%) IBM
3 1 (2.04%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.04%) Reuters