The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RIA over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 605 597 585
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing RIA 37 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.064% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 30
Median daily rate £450 £475 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - £469
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 - -

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
17651 17872 17553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 31.90% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11426 11092 10792
Median daily rate £425 £418 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.67% +4.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 688 713
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.89 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.81% -7.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+21.62% -11.90%

RIA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RIA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RIA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

RIA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RIA
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIA within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 34 £450 -5.26% 4
London -2 21 £450 -5.26% 2
East of England +18 3 £475 - 2
Hertfordshire +17 2 - - 1
Watford +10 2 - - 1
Yeovil - 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Yorkshire - 2 £425 -
Somerset - 2 - -
North West - 2 £350 -
South East - 2 - -
South West - 2 - -
Hampshire - 2 - -
City of London +33 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £450 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £425 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £475 -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Luton - 1 £475 -
Northampton - 1 £450 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £425 -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Farnborough - 1 - -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RIA.

1 47 (64.38%) HTML
1 47 (64.38%) JavaScript
2 46 (63.01%) User Experience
3 44 (60.27%) CSS
4 37 (50.68%) Wireframes
5 36 (49.32%) Usability Testing
5 36 (49.32%) Product Management
5 36 (49.32%) Information Architecture
5 36 (49.32%) Marketing
6 35 (47.95%) Degree
6 35 (47.95%) Project Management
6 35 (47.95%) Adobe
6 35 (47.95%) Axure RP
6 35 (47.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 34 (46.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 34 (46.58%) MS Visio
8 32 (43.84%) Web Development
8 32 (43.84%) Software Engineering
9 31 (42.47%) Industrial Design
9 31 (42.47%) Psychology
9 31 (42.47%) Human Factors
10 29 (39.73%) Mentoring
11 18 (24.66%) Internet
12 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (13.70%) Finance
14 9 (12.33%) HTML5
15 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
15 7 (9.59%) Retail
16 6 (8.22%) .NET Framework
16 6 (8.22%) Telecoms

RIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.37%) Confluence
1 1 (1.37%) NServiceBus
1 1 (1.37%) OpenCms
1 1 (1.37%) SAS
1 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 35 (47.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 34 (46.58%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.48%) OmniGraffle
4 3 (4.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (4.11%) Photoshop
5 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
5 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (1.37%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.37%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) IaaS
1 2 (2.74%) PaaS
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.37%) GitHub
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) Internet
2 4 (5.48%) VoIP
3 3 (4.11%) Firewall
4 2 (2.74%) NAS
4 2 (2.74%) SAN
5 1 (1.37%) 4G
5 1 (1.37%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) DNS
5 1 (1.37%) LAN
5 1 (1.37%) LDAP
5 1 (1.37%) LTE
5 1 (1.37%) SNMP
5 1 (1.37%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) MySQL
3 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.74%) DB2
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.37%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.37%) IBM BigInsights
5 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.37%) Redis
Development Applications
1 35 (47.95%) Axure RP
2 34 (46.58%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.37%) CodeRush
3 1 (1.37%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
3 1 (1.37%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (49.32%) Marketing
2 10 (13.70%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Retail
4 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Front Office
5 2 (2.74%) Games
5 2 (2.74%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.37%) Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Billing
6 1 (1.37%) French Language
6 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Law
6 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.37%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (56.16%) Architect
2 35 (47.95%) User Experience Architect
3 12 (16.44%) Senior Architect
3 12 (16.44%) Senior User Experience Architect
4 8 (10.96%) Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Designer
6 4 (5.48%) C# Developer
6 4 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.48%) UX Designer
7 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (4.11%) Digital Designer
7 3 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.74%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.74%) Digital UX Designer
8 2 (2.74%) E-Commerce Designer
8 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (64.38%) HTML
2 44 (60.27%) CSS
3 9 (12.33%) HTML5
4 6 (8.22%) .NET
4 6 (8.22%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.22%) Ajax
5 5 (6.85%) CSS3
6 4 (5.48%) Entity Framework
6 4 (5.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 4 (5.48%) XML
7 3 (4.11%) Apache Flex
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (4.11%) Flash
7 3 (4.11%) jQuery
7 3 (4.11%) JSON
7 3 (4.11%) Kendo UI
7 3 (4.11%) Node.js
7 3 (4.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (63.01%) User Experience
2 31 (42.47%) Psychology
3 3 (4.11%) Graphic Design
3 3 (4.11%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) BBC
4 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.74%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.74%) IPTV
4 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.74%) New Media
4 2 (2.74%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) FMCG
5 1 (1.37%) iPad
5 1 (1.37%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.74%) Windows
1 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (50.68%) Wireframes
2 36 (49.32%) Information Architecture
2 36 (49.32%) Product Management
2 36 (49.32%) Usability Testing
3 35 (47.95%) Project Management
4 32 (43.84%) Software Engineering
4 32 (43.84%) Web Development
5 31 (42.47%) Human Factors
5 31 (42.47%) Industrial Design
6 29 (39.73%) Mentoring
7 14 (19.18%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (9.59%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.85%) TDD
10 4 (5.48%) Analytics
10 4 (5.48%) B2B
10 4 (5.48%) Logistics
10 4 (5.48%) MVC
10 4 (5.48%) OO
10 4 (5.48%) Open Source
11 3 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 47 (64.38%) JavaScript
2 6 (8.22%) Java
3 5 (6.85%) C#
3 5 (6.85%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) XAML
Qualifications
1 35 (47.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.37%) MOM
1 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.37%) SCCM
1 1 (1.37%) SCOM
1 1 (1.37%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (47.95%) Adobe
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 2 (2.74%) Arqiva
3 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
3 2 (2.74%) BT
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco
3 2 (2.74%) Ericsson
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.74%) Sony
3 2 (2.74%) Virgin Media
4 1 (1.37%) Acronis
4 1 (1.37%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.37%) F5
4 1 (1.37%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.37%) SAP
4 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.37%) Symantec
4 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.37%) Twitter
4 1 (1.37%) VMware