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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 591 567 531
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -36
Contract jobs citing RDF 22 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.047% 0.053%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.051% 0.062% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 21
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£525 £406 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.23% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £298 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £501 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £625 £450 £323
% change year-on-year
+38.81% +39.61%
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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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
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 3 July 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 -35 21 £525 +29.23% 3
London -9 15 £513 +26.15%
City of London -8 3 £540 +41.63%
South East -17 3 - -
Berkshire +9 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £625 -
Wiltshire - 2 £625 -
South West - 2 £625 -
Wales - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (48.72%) Java
2 18 (46.15%) Triplestore
3 17 (43.59%) Spring
4 16 (41.03%) SPARQL
4 16 (41.03%) XML
5 15 (38.46%) Web Services
5 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (35.90%) TDD
6 14 (35.90%) NoSQL
6 14 (35.90%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (33.33%) Semantic Web
7 13 (33.33%) RESTful
8 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
8 11 (28.21%) REST
9 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
10 9 (23.08%) Publishing
10 9 (23.08%) Hudson
10 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (23.08%) JSON
10 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
11 8 (20.51%) Lucene
11 8 (20.51%) PHP
11 8 (20.51%) HTML
11 8 (20.51%) CSS
12 7 (17.95%) OO
12 7 (17.95%) Scrum
12 7 (17.95%) Pair Programming
12 7 (17.95%) Refactoring
12 7 (17.95%) Apache Solr
12 7 (17.95%) CSS3

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (35.90%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (17.95%) Apache Solr
3 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) Triplestore
2 14 (35.90%) NoSQL
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (12.82%) Big Data
5 3 (7.69%) MarkLogic
5 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
6 2 (5.13%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.56%) Mahout
7 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.08%) Hudson
2 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (15.38%) Subversion
4 4 (10.26%) Maven
4 4 (10.26%) JUnit
5 3 (7.69%) Mockito
6 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.56%) JMeter
7 1 (2.56%) Selenium
7 1 (2.56%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.56%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (23.08%) Publishing
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
3 6 (15.38%) Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Data Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Information Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Scala Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Data Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) Spring
2 16 (41.03%) XML
3 15 (38.46%) Web Services
4 13 (33.33%) RESTful
5 11 (28.21%) REST
6 9 (23.08%) JSON
7 8 (20.51%) Lucene
7 8 (20.51%) HTML
7 8 (20.51%) CSS
8 7 (17.95%) CSS3
8 7 (17.95%) Apache Jena
8 7 (17.95%) HTML5
9 6 (15.38%) LESS
9 6 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 6 (15.38%) .NET
9 6 (15.38%) jQuery
10 5 (12.82%) JSR 170
10 5 (12.82%) Hibernate
10 5 (12.82%) JAX-RS
11 4 (10.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (33.33%) Semantic Web
2 6 (15.38%) Linked Data
3 4 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 4 (10.26%) Reference Data
4 3 (7.69%) Data Integration
4 3 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (2.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) TDD
3 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.95%) Refactoring
4 7 (17.95%) Scrum
4 7 (17.95%) BDD
4 7 (17.95%) Pair Programming
4 7 (17.95%) OO
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
5 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 6 (15.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 6 (15.38%) DevOps
6 5 (12.82%) Content Management
6 5 (12.82%) Asset Management
6 5 (12.82%) CRM
7 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
7 4 (10.26%) MOF
7 4 (10.26%) Information Management
7 4 (10.26%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (10.26%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) Java
2 16 (41.03%) SPARQL
3 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
4 8 (20.51%) PHP
5 6 (15.38%) Python
5 6 (15.38%) C#
5 6 (15.38%) TypeScript
6 5 (12.82%) Scala
6 5 (12.82%) Perl
6 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 5 (12.82%) SQL
7 3 (7.69%) Groovy
7 3 (7.69%) Clojure
8 1 (2.56%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) COREP
1 4 (10.26%) FINREP
2 2 (5.13%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.56%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) IBM
2 2 (5.13%) Teradata
3 1 (2.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Salesforce.com