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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 575 576 526
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -50
Contract jobs citing RDF 25 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.035% 0.058%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.047% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 26
Average daily rate
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£494 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £373 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £501 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £488 £323
% change year-on-year
+23.01% +51.24%
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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 May 2015.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Top 9 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 May 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 -2 25 £494 +16.17% 5
London +3 19 £488 +14.70% 5
City of London +5 6 £388 -25.83% 3
Reading -2 3 £388 -18.42%
Berkshire -5 3 £388 -22.57%
South East -10 3 £388 -22.57%
South West - 3 £638 -
Wiltshire - 3 £638 -
Swindon - 3 £638 -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 28 (56.00%) Java
2 23 (46.00%) SPARQL
3 21 (42.00%) XML
4 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (38.00%) Spring
5 18 (36.00%) TDD
6 17 (34.00%) CSS
6 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
6 17 (34.00%) HTML
6 17 (34.00%) Triplestore
7 16 (32.00%) RESTful
8 15 (30.00%) NoSQL
8 15 (30.00%) Web Services
9 13 (26.00%) Semantic Web
9 13 (26.00%) REST
10 12 (24.00%) Refactoring
11 11 (22.00%) jQuery
11 11 (22.00%) JSON
11 11 (22.00%) Elasticsearch
11 11 (22.00%) Hudson
12 10 (20.00%) HTML5
12 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
12 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 10 (20.00%) CSS3
12 10 (20.00%) PHP
12 10 (20.00%) SQL
13 9 (18.00%) .NET
13 9 (18.00%) C#
13 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (18.00%) MVC

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 (22.00%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (18.00%) Apache Solr
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Application Server
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle 10gAS
3 4 (8.00%) Apache
3 4 (8.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) CMS
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) Internet
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (34.00%) Triplestore
2 15 (30.00%) NoSQL
3 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Big Data
4 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (6.00%) MarkLogic
5 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.00%) OrientDB
7 1 (2.00%) MySQL
7 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.00%) Mahout
7 1 (2.00%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 11 (22.00%) Hudson
2 10 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (16.00%) Subversion
4 5 (10.00%) Maven
5 4 (8.00%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (6.00%) JUnit
6 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
6 3 (6.00%) Mockito
7 2 (4.00%) JMeter
7 2 (4.00%) Ant
8 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (16.00%) Publishing
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Front Office
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (54.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Senior Developer
3 8 (16.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (12.00%) Architect
4 6 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Oracle Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.00%) Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) PHP Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) XML
2 19 (38.00%) Spring
3 17 (34.00%) CSS
3 17 (34.00%) HTML
4 16 (32.00%) RESTful
5 15 (30.00%) Web Services
6 13 (26.00%) REST
7 11 (22.00%) jQuery
7 11 (22.00%) JSON
8 10 (20.00%) HTML5
8 10 (20.00%) CSS3
9 9 (18.00%) .NET
10 7 (14.00%) JAX-RS
10 7 (14.00%) Apache Jena
11 6 (12.00%) LESS
11 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
12 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET
12 5 (10.00%) Lucene
12 5 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 4 (8.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.00%) Semantic Web
2 8 (16.00%) Linked Data
3 4 (8.00%) Statistics
4 3 (6.00%) Reference Data
4 3 (6.00%) Data Integration
4 3 (6.00%) Ontologies
4 3 (6.00%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.00%) W3C
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.00%) Life Science
6 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.00%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.00%) Linux
2 5 (10.00%) UNIX
3 4 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) TDD
3 12 (24.00%) Refactoring
4 9 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (18.00%) MVC
4 9 (18.00%) Scrum
5 8 (16.00%) Pair Programming
5 8 (16.00%) OO
6 7 (14.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (12.00%) DevOps
7 6 (12.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (10.00%) Data Modelling
8 5 (10.00%) BDD
9 4 (8.00%) Content Management
9 4 (8.00%) Migration
10 3 (6.00%) MOF
10 3 (6.00%) CRM
10 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
10 3 (6.00%) Information Management
10 3 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) Java
2 23 (46.00%) SPARQL
3 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.00%) PHP
4 10 (20.00%) SQL
5 9 (18.00%) C#
6 6 (12.00%) Scala
6 6 (12.00%) TypeScript
6 6 (12.00%) Ruby
6 6 (12.00%) Python
6 6 (12.00%) Perl
7 5 (10.00%) C
8 4 (8.00%) Clojure
8 4 (8.00%) Groovy
8 4 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 4 (8.00%) C++
8 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
8 4 (8.00%) VB
8 4 (8.00%) VBA
9 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) COREP
1 3 (6.00%) FINREP
2 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.00%) Teradata
2 2 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
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Rate: £475 - £550 per day
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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