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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 590 556 522
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -34
Contract jobs citing RDF 17 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.049% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.041% 0.066% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 25
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£513 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £300 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £501 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £638 £488 £323
% change year-on-year
+30.70% +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
41485 39369 34836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.59% 74.79% 73.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 26264 24909 20841
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1203 1184 1052
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Top 7 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 22 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 17 £513 +20.58% 5
London -11 13 £500 +17.64% 2
City of London +7 3 £458 +18.06% 2
South West - 3 £638 - 1
Swindon - 3 £638 - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £638 - 1
West Midlands - 1 - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 25 (53.19%) Java
2 23 (48.94%) SPARQL
3 21 (44.68%) XML
4 19 (40.43%) TDD
4 19 (40.43%) Spring
5 17 (36.17%) Triplestore
6 16 (34.04%) RESTful
7 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (31.91%) Web Services
7 15 (31.91%) NoSQL
8 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
8 14 (29.79%) HTML
8 14 (29.79%) CSS
9 13 (27.66%) Semantic Web
9 13 (27.66%) REST
10 11 (23.40%) Hudson
10 11 (23.40%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (23.40%) JSON
10 11 (23.40%) PHP
11 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
11 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
12 9 (19.15%) Linked Data
12 9 (19.15%) Apache Solr
12 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (19.15%) .NET
12 9 (19.15%) C#
12 9 (19.15%) MVC
12 9 (19.15%) Scrum
13 8 (17.02%) Publishing
13 8 (17.02%) OO

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (23.40%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (19.15%) Apache Solr
3 4 (8.51%) Apache
3 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Mingle
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.17%) Triplestore
2 15 (31.91%) NoSQL
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
4 4 (8.51%) Big Data
4 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
5 3 (6.38%) MarkLogic
5 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
6 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.26%) OrientDB
7 1 (2.13%) RavenDB
7 1 (2.13%) Mahout
7 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Hudson
2 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
2 10 (21.28%) Jenkins
3 8 (17.02%) Subversion
4 5 (10.64%) Maven
5 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.38%) Mockito
5 3 (6.38%) JUnit
6 2 (4.26%) JMeter
6 2 (4.26%) Ant
7 1 (2.13%) Selenium
7 1 (2.13%) PHPUnit
7 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (17.02%) Publishing
2 5 (10.64%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Developer
2 8 (17.02%) Senior Developer
2 8 (17.02%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Software Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Data Architect
4 4 (8.51%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Web Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Data Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (44.68%) XML
2 19 (40.43%) Spring
3 16 (34.04%) RESTful
4 15 (31.91%) Web Services
5 14 (29.79%) HTML
5 14 (29.79%) CSS
6 13 (27.66%) REST
7 11 (23.40%) JSON
8 9 (19.15%) .NET
9 7 (14.89%) jQuery
9 7 (14.89%) JAX-RS
9 7 (14.89%) CSS3
9 7 (14.89%) HTML5
9 7 (14.89%) Apache Jena
10 6 (12.77%) LESS
10 6 (12.77%) AngularJS
11 5 (10.64%) Lucene
11 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (10.64%) ASP.NET
12 3 (6.38%) JSR 170
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Semantic Web
2 9 (19.15%) Linked Data
3 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Ontologies
3 3 (6.38%) Reference Data
3 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.38%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.13%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.13%) Kindle
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Life Science
5 1 (2.13%) NHS
5 1 (2.13%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (12.77%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (40.43%) TDD
2 15 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (19.15%) MVC
3 9 (19.15%) Scrum
4 8 (17.02%) OO
4 8 (17.02%) Refactoring
4 8 (17.02%) Pair Programming
5 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.77%) DevOps
6 6 (12.77%) BDD
6 6 (12.77%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (10.64%) Data Modelling
8 4 (8.51%) Content Management
9 3 (6.38%) Information Architecture
9 3 (6.38%) Asset Management
9 3 (6.38%) Information Management
9 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (6.38%) CRM
9 3 (6.38%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 25 (53.19%) Java
2 23 (48.94%) SPARQL
3 14 (29.79%) JavaScript
4 11 (23.40%) PHP
5 9 (19.15%) C#
6 7 (14.89%) Ruby
6 7 (14.89%) Python
7 6 (12.77%) TypeScript
7 6 (12.77%) Perl
7 6 (12.77%) SQL
7 6 (12.77%) Scala
8 4 (8.51%) Groovy
8 4 (8.51%) Clojure
9 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
9 3 (6.38%) XQuery
10 1 (2.13%) XPath
10 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) COREP
1 3 (6.38%) FINREP
2 2 (4.26%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.38%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
3 2 (4.26%) Teradata
4 1 (2.13%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
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