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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 551 519 505
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -14
Contract jobs citing RDF 30 47 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.093% 0.064%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.075% 0.12% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 16
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£375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £500 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
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
39905 37911 33162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.97% 74.86% 72.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25118 22860 19767
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1064 1128 1179
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 4 March 2015.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Top 11 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 4 March 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 -24 27 £375 -6.25% 2
London -13 19 £375 -10.71% 1
City of London +17 7 £375 -16.66%
South East - 4 £400 -
East of England - - - - 1
Norwich - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Brighton - - - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 24 (51.06%) SPARQL
2 23 (48.94%) Java
3 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 16 (34.04%) HTML
4 16 (34.04%) CSS
5 15 (31.91%) XML
5 15 (31.91%) Triplestore
6 13 (27.66%) TDD
7 12 (25.53%) Semantic Web
7 12 (25.53%) Web Services
7 12 (25.53%) RESTful
7 12 (25.53%) NoSQL
8 11 (23.40%) Linked Data
9 10 (21.28%) REST
9 10 (21.28%) .NET
9 10 (21.28%) C#
9 10 (21.28%) SQL
9 10 (21.28%) jQuery
9 10 (21.28%) Spring
10 9 (19.15%) MVC
10 9 (19.15%) CSS3
10 9 (19.15%) HTML5
11 8 (17.02%) Apache Solr
11 8 (17.02%) Scrum
11 8 (17.02%) Refactoring
12 7 (14.89%) Ontologies
12 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
12 7 (14.89%) Oracle
13 6 (12.77%) SQL Server

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (17.02%) Apache Solr
2 5 (10.64%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (6.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.13%) CMS
5 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Mingle
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) Triplestore
2 12 (25.53%) NoSQL
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
6 2 (4.26%) Big Data
6 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.26%) OrientDB
7 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.13%) RavenDB
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Subversion
1 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
1 6 (12.77%) Hudson
1 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (6.38%) Maven
3 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.26%) Ant
4 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
4 2 (4.26%) JMeter
4 2 (4.26%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (8.51%) Publishing
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Front Office
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) Senior Developer
3 7 (14.89%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Ontologist
6 3 (6.38%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) Data Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Information Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.04%) HTML
1 16 (34.04%) CSS
2 15 (31.91%) XML
3 12 (25.53%) Web Services
3 12 (25.53%) RESTful
4 10 (21.28%) REST
4 10 (21.28%) .NET
4 10 (21.28%) jQuery
4 10 (21.28%) Spring
5 9 (19.15%) CSS3
5 9 (19.15%) HTML5
6 6 (12.77%) JSON
6 6 (12.77%) Apache Jena
7 5 (10.64%) AngularJS
7 5 (10.64%) LESS
8 4 (8.51%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.51%) JSP
8 4 (8.51%) JavaBeans
8 4 (8.51%) ActiveX
8 4 (8.51%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Semantic Web
2 11 (23.40%) Linked Data
3 7 (14.89%) Ontologies
4 4 (8.51%) Statistics
4 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.38%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.38%) Life Science
5 3 (6.38%) W3C
6 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.13%) Kindle
7 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
7 1 (2.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) UNIX
2 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 4 (8.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.66%) TDD
3 9 (19.15%) MVC
4 8 (17.02%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) Refactoring
5 6 (12.77%) Pair Programming
6 5 (10.64%) DevOps
6 5 (10.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.51%) OO
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
7 4 (8.51%) Content Management
7 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Time Management
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) Web Development
8 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
8 3 (6.38%) CRM
8 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
8 3 (6.38%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) SPARQL
2 23 (48.94%) Java
3 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
4 10 (21.28%) C#
4 10 (21.28%) SQL
5 6 (12.77%) C
5 6 (12.77%) PHP
6 5 (10.64%) TypeScript
6 5 (10.64%) Scala
6 5 (10.64%) C++
7 4 (8.51%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.51%) Perl
7 4 (8.51%) VB
7 4 (8.51%) VBA
7 4 (8.51%) Python
7 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
8 3 (6.38%) Ruby
8 3 (6.38%) XQuery
8 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (4.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com