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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 533 513 466
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -47
Contract jobs citing RIA 44 45 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.092% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 0.30% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 61
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£510 £400 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £333 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £375 £500
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £45.00

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
15201 14934 13626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.67% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9596 9217 8156
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 602 813
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

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 27 January 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 30 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 27 January 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 -22 44 £510 +27.50% 11
London -14 25 £500 -4.76% 2
Berkshire +5 11 - - 3
South East -18 11 - - 3
South West -15 6 £525 +31.25% 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 1
Leeds - 1 £375 - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Reading - - - -
Selby - - - -
Shefford - - - - 1
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Gateshead - - - -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 63 (88.73%) JavaScript
2 59 (83.10%) HTML
3 55 (77.46%) CSS
4 39 (54.93%) HTML5
5 38 (53.52%) User Experience
6 37 (52.11%) AngularJS
7 29 (40.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 25 (35.21%) Internet
9 24 (33.80%) Grunt
9 24 (33.80%) Bower
10 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (26.76%) Java
11 19 (26.76%) OO
11 19 (26.76%) Git (software)
12 17 (23.94%) CSS3
13 15 (21.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 15 (21.13%) Finance
14 14 (19.72%) WebDriver
15 13 (18.31%) KnockoutJS
15 13 (18.31%) Adobe
15 13 (18.31%) .NET
16 12 (16.90%) Information Architecture
17 11 (15.49%) Product Management
17 11 (15.49%) Node.js
17 11 (15.49%) Degree
18 10 (14.08%) Usability Testing
19 9 (12.68%) jQuery
19 9 (12.68%) Banking
19 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
20 8 (11.27%) Balsamiq Mockups

RIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 11 (15.49%) Node.js
2 6 (8.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 6 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Visio
1 7 (9.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 4 (5.63%) Photoshop
3 2 (2.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.41%) MS Office
4 1 (1.41%) InDesign
4 1 (1.41%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 6 (8.45%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.21%) Internet
2 3 (4.23%) Intranet
3 1 (1.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.41%) SSL
3 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) OLAP
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (33.80%) Grunt
1 24 (33.80%) Bower
2 19 (26.76%) Git (software)
3 14 (19.72%) WebDriver
4 8 (11.27%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 8 (11.27%) Axure RP
4 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.23%) Flex Builder
6 2 (2.82%) Subversion
7 1 (1.41%) Introscope
7 1 (1.41%) JMeter
7 1 (1.41%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.41%) Maven
7 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.41%) Selenium
7 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.41%) JsTestDriver
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Banking
3 8 (11.27%) Telecoms
4 7 (9.86%) Marketing
5 6 (8.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (7.04%) Retail
7 1 (1.41%) Legal
Job Titles
1 50 (70.42%) Developer
2 19 (26.76%) JavaScript Developer
2 19 (26.76%) Web Developer
3 16 (22.54%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Designer
4 8 (11.27%) Architect
5 7 (9.86%) UI Developer
5 7 (9.86%) UI Programmer
5 7 (9.86%) User Experience Architect
6 6 (8.45%) UX Designer
7 5 (7.04%) Technical Leader
7 5 (7.04%) Senior Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Consultant
8 3 (4.23%) UI Designer
8 3 (4.23%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Designer
9 2 (2.82%) User Experience Researcher
9 2 (2.82%) Senior UX Designer
9 2 (2.82%) Web Designer
9 2 (2.82%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (83.10%) HTML
2 55 (77.46%) CSS
3 39 (54.93%) HTML5
4 37 (52.11%) AngularJS
5 29 (40.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 17 (23.94%) CSS3
7 13 (18.31%) KnockoutJS
7 13 (18.31%) .NET
8 9 (12.68%) jQuery
9 6 (8.45%) Apache Flex
10 5 (7.04%) ExpressJS
10 5 (7.04%) Backbone.js
10 5 (7.04%) RESTful
11 4 (5.63%) LESS
11 4 (5.63%) Flash
12 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
12 3 (4.23%) .NET Framework
13 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (2.82%) WebSockets
13 2 (2.82%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 38 (53.52%) User Experience
2 15 (21.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (9.86%) Human Factors
5 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.63%) Psychology
6 4 (5.63%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (4.23%) Streaming Video
7 3 (4.23%) Animation
8 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.41%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.41%) NHS
9 1 (1.41%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.41%) Photography
9 1 (1.41%) Spread Betting
9 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.82%) UNIX
2 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.76%) OO
3 12 (16.90%) Information Architecture
4 11 (15.49%) Product Management
5 10 (14.08%) Usability Testing
6 7 (9.86%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.45%) Line Management
8 5 (7.04%) CRM
8 5 (7.04%) Project Management
8 5 (7.04%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.04%) Analytics
9 4 (5.63%) BDD
9 4 (5.63%) Industrial Design
9 4 (5.63%) Web Development
9 4 (5.63%) TDD
10 3 (4.23%) MVC
10 3 (4.23%) Scrum
10 3 (4.23%) 3D Animation
11 2 (2.82%) Rapid Prototyping
11 2 (2.82%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 63 (88.73%) JavaScript
2 19 (26.76%) Java
3 4 (5.63%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) C#
4 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.82%) ActionScript
5 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.41%) R
5 1 (1.41%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 11 (15.49%) Degree
2 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) ISO 14001
1 6 (8.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.41%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (1.41%) Control-M
1 1 (1.41%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Adobe
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.23%) Perforce
4 1 (1.41%) Cognos
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle
4 1 (1.41%) SAP
4 1 (1.41%) HP
4 1 (1.41%) CA
4 1 (1.41%) Teradata
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