The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIA over the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 547 530 446
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -84
Contract jobs citing RIA 31 45 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.086% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.28% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 81
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£423 £450 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.11% -17.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £414
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £550
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £15.24

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16273 16270 14081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.07% 31.04% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9961 10002 8471
Average daily rate £425 £410 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 635 724
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.50 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

RIA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RIA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

RIA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RIA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RIA within the UK.

RIA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RIA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

RIA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RIA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RIA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RIA
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIA within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 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 -32 29 £430 -4.44% 10
London -7 11 £530 +17.77% 4
Yorkshire - 10 £408 - 3
Berkshire +4 7 - -
South East -13 7 - - 2
York - 3 £415 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £415 -
Leeds - 3 £400 - 3
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 - 3
East of England +9 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Selby - - - -
Shefford - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RIA 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 RIA.

1 66 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 63 (87.50%) HTML
3 60 (83.33%) CSS
4 44 (61.11%) HTML5
5 35 (48.61%) AngularJS
5 35 (48.61%) User Experience
6 31 (43.06%) Internet
7 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (37.50%) CSS3
9 24 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 24 (33.33%) jQuery
10 22 (30.56%) Java
11 19 (26.39%) Git (software)
12 18 (25.00%) Grunt
13 17 (23.61%) Bower
13 17 (23.61%) OO
13 17 (23.61%) Finance
14 16 (22.22%) Degree
15 14 (19.44%) Product Management
16 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 12 (16.67%) Node.js
17 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
18 10 (13.89%) Adobe
18 10 (13.89%) .NET
18 10 (13.89%) MongoDB
18 10 (13.89%) Information Architecture
19 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
19 9 (12.50%) MVC
19 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
19 9 (12.50%) Ajax

RIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RIA 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 RIA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.67%) Node.js
2 5 (6.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.78%) CMS
4 2 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.39%) Apache
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
2 5 (6.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (5.56%) Photoshop
3 4 (5.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.39%) InDesign
5 1 (1.39%) MS Office
5 1 (1.39%) MS Excel
5 1 (1.39%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (43.06%) Internet
2 4 (5.56%) HTTP
3 3 (4.17%) Intranet
4 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (1.39%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.56%) MySQL
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.39%) DB2
4 1 (1.39%) OLAP
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (26.39%) Git (software)
2 18 (25.00%) Grunt
3 17 (23.61%) Bower
4 8 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.72%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.94%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 5 (6.94%) Axure RP
7 2 (2.78%) Subversion
8 1 (1.39%) Maven
8 1 (1.39%) Selenium
8 1 (1.39%) Flex Builder
8 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.39%) JsTestDriver
General
1 17 (23.61%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 8 (11.11%) Retail
4 5 (6.94%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.56%) Marketing
6 2 (2.78%) Games
7 1 (1.39%) Electronics
7 1 (1.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 53 (73.61%) Developer
2 19 (26.39%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (20.83%) UI Developer
3 15 (20.83%) UI Programmer
3 15 (20.83%) JavaScript Developer
4 13 (18.06%) Web Developer
5 6 (8.33%) Architect
5 6 (8.33%) Designer
6 5 (6.94%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.94%) Senior Architect
6 5 (6.94%) User Experience Architect
7 4 (5.56%) UX Designer
8 3 (4.17%) Consultant
8 3 (4.17%) UI Designer
9 2 (2.78%) Web Designer
9 2 (2.78%) Applications Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (2.78%) Senior UX Designer
9 2 (2.78%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.78%) Senior Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (87.50%) HTML
2 60 (83.33%) CSS
3 44 (61.11%) HTML5
4 35 (48.61%) AngularJS
5 27 (37.50%) CSS3
6 24 (33.33%) jQuery
6 24 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (13.89%) .NET
8 9 (12.50%) Ajax
9 7 (9.72%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (6.94%) Backbone.js
10 5 (6.94%) RESTful
10 5 (6.94%) Express
11 4 (5.56%) LESS
11 4 (5.56%) Spring
11 4 (5.56%) J2EE
12 3 (4.17%) Struts
12 3 (4.17%) SVG
12 3 (4.17%) Apache Flex
12 3 (4.17%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (48.61%) User Experience
2 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (9.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (9.72%) Human Factors
3 7 (9.72%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.33%) Data Structures
5 5 (6.94%) Algorithms
6 4 (5.56%) Psychology
6 4 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.78%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.78%) Open Source
8 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.39%) W3C
8 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.39%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.39%) Web 2.0
8 1 (1.39%) Animation
8 1 (1.39%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.39%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (23.61%) OO
3 14 (19.44%) Product Management
4 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 10 (13.89%) Information Architecture
6 9 (12.50%) MVC
6 9 (12.50%) Scrum
7 7 (9.72%) Usability Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Validation
8 6 (8.33%) CRM
8 6 (8.33%) Analytics
8 6 (8.33%) Line Management
9 5 (6.94%) Time Management
10 4 (5.56%) Web Development
10 4 (5.56%) Industrial Design
10 4 (5.56%) Project Management
10 4 (5.56%) TDD
11 3 (4.17%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.17%) Rapid Prototyping
11 3 (4.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 66 (91.67%) JavaScript
2 22 (30.56%) Java
3 2 (2.78%) C#
3 2 (2.78%) SQL
4 1 (1.39%) ActionScript
4 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.39%) Ruby
4 1 (1.39%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (1.39%) R
4 1 (1.39%) C++
4 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.22%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) ISO 9001
1 6 (8.33%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.39%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Adobe
3 6 (8.33%) Google
3 6 (8.33%) Facebook
4 5 (6.94%) Sencha
5 3 (4.17%) Perforce
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle
7 1 (1.39%) hybris
7 1 (1.39%) Teradata