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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 588 534 575
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +41
Contract jobs citing RDF 24 40 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.076% 0.033%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.058% 0.10% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 35 15
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£419 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £338 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £333 £400
% change year-on-year
+50.52% -16.87%
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
41340 38593 41072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.29% 73.27% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25582 23715 23832
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1138 1054 1464
Average hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 2014.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Top 16 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 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 -31 24 £419 +1.51% 4
London -14 14 £400 -3.03% 3
South East - 7 £501 -
East of England -26 3 £400 -5.88% 1
City of London +17 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 1
Kidlington - - - -
Norwich - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 (81.25%) SPARQL
2 28 (58.33%) Semantic Web
3 26 (54.17%) Ontologies
4 20 (41.67%) Triplestore
5 17 (35.42%) Linked Data
6 16 (33.33%) Life Science
6 16 (33.33%) XML
7 15 (31.25%) W3C
8 14 (29.17%) HTML
8 14 (29.17%) NoSQL
9 13 (27.08%) Java
10 11 (22.92%) CSS
10 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (20.83%) Publishing
11 10 (20.83%) REST
12 9 (18.75%) XQuery
13 8 (16.67%) JUnit
13 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
13 8 (16.67%) XSD
13 8 (16.67%) XSLT
13 8 (16.67%) Validation
13 8 (16.67%) Analytics
14 7 (14.58%) Knowledge Management
14 7 (14.58%) JIRA
14 7 (14.58%) Data Integration
14 7 (14.58%) Web Services
14 7 (14.58%) .NET
14 7 (14.58%) PowerDesigner
15 6 (12.50%) SOAP
15 6 (12.50%) SQL

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (4.17%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.08%) Node.js
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.08%) Apache
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Project
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.08%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) GitHub
2 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) Triplestore
2 14 (29.17%) NoSQL
3 5 (10.42%) MySQL
3 5 (10.42%) Data Mining
3 5 (10.42%) Text Mining
3 5 (10.42%) Spotfire
4 2 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.17%) Big Data
4 2 (4.17%) MarkLogic
4 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.08%) DB2
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) JUnit
2 7 (14.58%) PowerDesigner
2 7 (14.58%) JIRA
3 6 (12.50%) Maven
4 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.08%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.08%) Jasmine
General
1 10 (20.83%) Publishing
2 3 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.17%) Finance
4 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (2.08%) French Language
4 1 (2.08%) German Language
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Architect
3 10 (20.83%) Ontologist
4 7 (14.58%) Java Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Data Scientist
6 4 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Data Modeller
7 3 (6.25%) Web Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) UI Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Web Developer
7 3 (6.25%) UI Programmer
8 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Data Analyst
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Project Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Technical Solutions Architect
9 1 (2.08%) Java Web Developer
9 1 (2.08%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (33.33%) XML
2 14 (29.17%) HTML
3 11 (22.92%) CSS
4 10 (20.83%) REST
5 8 (16.67%) XSD
5 8 (16.67%) XSLT
6 7 (14.58%) .NET
6 7 (14.58%) Web Services
7 6 (12.50%) HTML5
7 6 (12.50%) SOAP
8 5 (10.42%) J2SE
8 5 (10.42%) WSDL
8 5 (10.42%) Apache Jena
9 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
9 4 (8.33%) JSON
10 3 (6.25%) CSS3
10 3 (6.25%) Ember.js
10 3 (6.25%) DOM
11 2 (4.17%) JAX-RS
12 1 (2.08%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 28 (58.33%) Semantic Web
2 26 (54.17%) Ontologies
3 17 (35.42%) Linked Data
4 16 (33.33%) Life Science
5 15 (31.25%) W3C
6 7 (14.58%) Data Integration
7 5 (10.42%) Visualisation
7 5 (10.42%) Open Source
7 5 (10.42%) Data Conversion
8 2 (4.17%) Informatics
8 2 (4.17%) Taxonomies
9 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
9 1 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (2.08%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.08%) Windows
1 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) Validation
2 8 (16.67%) Analytics
3 7 (14.58%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (10.42%) BPMN
4 5 (10.42%) UML
5 4 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 4 (8.33%) MVC
5 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 4 (8.33%) Data Analytics
6 3 (6.25%) TDD
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) OO
7 2 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (81.25%) SPARQL
2 13 (27.08%) Java
3 9 (18.75%) XQuery
4 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 6 (12.50%) SQL
6 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.33%) R
7 3 (6.25%) C#
8 1 (2.08%) C++
8 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (2.08%) PMP
2 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SNOMED CT
2 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle
2 2 (4.17%) Symantec
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) Tableau
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.08%) Reuters