The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank 539 479 524
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +45
Contract jobs citing RDF 49 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 59 28
Average daily rate £450 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £557
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+55.19% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41318 34649 42090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.34% 72.50% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25663 20657 24013
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1064 1437
Average hourly rate £28.49 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.98% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 17 April 2014.

RDF Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RDF
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RDF within the UK.

RDF Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RDF
Top 25 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -62 48 £450 +20.00% 8
London -58 24 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London -11 7 £463 +15.62% 2
South East -13 5 £488 +59.26% 1
Norfolk +6 2 - -
Norwich +3 2 - -
East of England -33 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 £225 -
Brighton - 2 £225 -
Manchester -16 1 £283 -12.40% 1
Scotland -16 1 - -
North West -25 1 £283 -12.40% 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Ipswich - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wallingford - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Perth and Kinross - - - -
South West - - - -

RDF
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 40 (33.61%) .NET
2 38 (31.93%) XML
3 33 (27.73%) SPARQL
4 32 (26.89%) Semantic Web
5 31 (26.05%) HTML
6 29 (24.37%) CSS
6 29 (24.37%) Finance
7 27 (22.69%) C#
7 27 (22.69%) SQL
8 26 (21.85%) Web Services
9 25 (21.01%) SharePoint
9 25 (21.01%) ASP.NET
9 25 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (19.33%) SQL Server
11 21 (17.65%) XSLT
11 21 (17.65%) UNIX
12 20 (16.81%) Oracle
13 19 (15.97%) ETL
14 18 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
14 18 (15.13%) W3C
15 17 (14.29%) Publishing
15 17 (14.29%) ITIL
16 15 (12.61%) XSD
16 15 (12.61%) JavaScript
16 15 (12.61%) XQuery
17 14 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (11.76%) Service Management
17 14 (11.76%) Visual Studio
17 14 (11.76%) Data Modelling

RDF
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (21.01%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.40%) CMS
2 10 (8.40%) SharePoint Server
3 7 (5.88%) IIS
4 3 (2.52%) Apache
5 2 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.68%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.68%) Node.js
6 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.84%) MTS
Applications
1 10 (8.40%) InfoPath
2 3 (2.52%) XMetaL
3 1 (0.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.84%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Tridion
1 2 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.56%) SAN
2 4 (3.36%) Internet
3 1 (0.84%) Firewall
3 1 (0.84%) Network Security
3 1 (0.84%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.13%) Data Warehouse
3 12 (10.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (9.24%) Oracle OLAP
4 11 (9.24%) OLAP
4 11 (9.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (7.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (4.20%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (4.20%) Triplestore
7 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.36%) MySQL
7 4 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.52%) CouchDB
8 3 (2.52%) MarkLogic
9 2 (1.68%) Oracle OWB
10 1 (0.84%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (6.72%) PowerDesigner
4 7 (5.88%) JUnit
5 5 (4.20%) QUnit
5 5 (4.20%) Jasmine
5 5 (4.20%) Git (software)
5 5 (4.20%) Subversion
5 5 (4.20%) Selenium
5 5 (4.20%) PHPUnit
5 5 (4.20%) Mocha
6 3 (2.52%) Firebug
6 3 (2.52%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.68%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.68%) Calabash
7 2 (1.68%) Ant
8 1 (0.84%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.84%) Grunt
8 1 (0.84%) Hudson
8 1 (0.84%) SpecFlow
General
1 29 (24.37%) Finance
2 17 (14.29%) Publishing
3 8 (6.72%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.84%) Marketing
6 1 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.84%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (28.57%) Developer
2 28 (23.53%) Architect
3 17 (14.29%) Analyst
4 11 (9.24%) Technical Architect
5 10 (8.40%) Applications Manager
6 8 (6.72%) Data Modeller
6 8 (6.72%) Web Developer
6 8 (6.72%) Administrator
6 8 (6.72%) Business Analyst
6 8 (6.72%) Tester
6 8 (6.72%) Consultant
7 7 (5.88%) UNIX Administrator
7 7 (5.88%) XML Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Server Administrator
8 5 (4.20%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.20%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (4.20%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Analyst Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Business Developer
9 4 (3.36%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (33.61%) .NET
2 38 (31.93%) XML
3 31 (26.05%) HTML
4 29 (24.37%) CSS
5 26 (21.85%) Web Services
6 25 (21.01%) ASP.NET
7 21 (17.65%) XSLT
8 15 (12.61%) XSD
9 11 (9.24%) jQuery
10 10 (8.40%) HTML5
11 8 (6.72%) CSS3
12 7 (5.88%) WCF
13 6 (5.04%) RESTful
14 5 (4.20%) .NET Framework
15 4 (3.36%) WPF
15 4 (3.36%) Modernizr
15 4 (3.36%) Backbone.js
15 4 (3.36%) AngularJS
16 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 3 (2.52%) K2 blackpearl
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.89%) Semantic Web
2 18 (15.13%) W3C
3 14 (11.76%) Data Conversion
4 10 (8.40%) Linked Data
4 10 (8.40%) Ontologies
5 9 (7.56%) Wiki
5 9 (7.56%) Symmetrix DMX
6 7 (5.88%) Data Integration
7 4 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (3.36%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.52%) Life Science
9 2 (1.68%) Reference Data
9 2 (1.68%) NHS
9 2 (1.68%) Taxonomies
9 2 (1.68%) New Media
10 1 (0.84%) Kindle
10 1 (0.84%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.65%) UNIX
2 9 (7.56%) Solaris
2 9 (7.56%) Linux
3 7 (5.88%) SUSE
4 5 (4.20%) Windows
4 5 (4.20%) AIX
5 2 (1.68%) HPUX
5 2 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.84%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.01%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (15.97%) ETL
3 17 (14.29%) ITIL
4 14 (11.76%) Data Modelling
4 14 (11.76%) Service Management
4 14 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (10.92%) Workflow
6 11 (9.24%) Scrum
6 11 (9.24%) Knowledge Management
7 10 (8.40%) Project Management
7 10 (8.40%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (8.40%) SOA
8 9 (7.56%) Business Analysis
9 8 (6.72%) Six Sigma
9 8 (6.72%) PRINCE2
9 8 (6.72%) MVC
9 8 (6.72%) TDD
10 7 (5.88%) Validation
10 7 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 7 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (27.73%) SPARQL
2 27 (22.69%) C#
2 27 (22.69%) SQL
3 15 (12.61%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.61%) XQuery
4 11 (9.24%) Java
4 11 (9.24%) PL/SQL
5 10 (8.40%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.40%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.72%) PHP
6 8 (6.72%) Python
7 7 (5.88%) Perl
7 7 (5.88%) Korn
8 5 (4.20%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 3 (2.52%) VB6
9 3 (2.52%) C++
9 3 (2.52%) VB
9 3 (2.52%) VB.NET
9 3 (2.52%) VBA
10 2 (1.68%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) Degree
2 6 (5.04%) PMP
2 6 (5.04%) PMI Certification
3 2 (1.68%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) ISEB
4 1 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.20%) SLA
2 3 (2.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.84%) QA
3 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (7.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 9 (7.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) OpenIDM
1 2 (1.68%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 20 (16.81%) Oracle
2 18 (15.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (7.56%) EMC
3 9 (7.56%) Veritas
3 9 (7.56%) VMware
4 6 (5.04%) Sun
5 4 (3.36%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.52%) Symantec
6 3 (2.52%) Zend
6 3 (2.52%) Talend
7 2 (1.68%) ForgeRock
7 2 (1.68%) HP
7 2 (1.68%) Cognos
7 2 (1.68%) IBM
8 1 (0.84%) Informatica
8 1 (0.84%) Retek
South East London
The Future Cities Catapult
Rate: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 13 days ago