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 7 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 569 556 456
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -100
Contract jobs citing RIA 34 45 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.081% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.26% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 79
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£430 £500 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £431 £525
% change year-on-year
-7.24% -17.85%
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 Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16895 17192 14860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.01% 31.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10394 10667 8848
Average daily rate £420 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 676 623
Average hourly rate £18.95 £21.50 £23.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -7.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +2.27%

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 7 May 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 11 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 7 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 -16 32 £440 -12.00% 9
London -5 21 £474 -5.25% 4
Yorkshire - 10 £408 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £415 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £400 -
York - 3 £415 -
Leeds - 3 £400 -
City of London +10 2 £425 -29.16%
East of England +8 1 - -
Watford +3 1 - -
Hertfordshire 0 1 - -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 (90.41%) HTML
1 66 (90.41%) JavaScript
1 66 (90.41%) CSS
2 44 (60.27%) HTML5
3 37 (50.68%) User Experience
4 33 (45.21%) AngularJS
4 33 (45.21%) CSS3
4 33 (45.21%) Internet
5 29 (39.73%) jQuery
6 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (27.40%) Java
8 19 (26.03%) OO
8 19 (26.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 18 (24.66%) Git (software)
10 17 (23.29%) Product Management
10 17 (23.29%) Finance
11 15 (20.55%) Grunt
11 15 (20.55%) MVC
12 14 (19.18%) Adobe
12 14 (19.18%) Information Architecture
13 13 (17.81%) Degree
14 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
14 12 (16.44%) Usability Testing
14 12 (16.44%) Ajax
14 12 (16.44%) Scrum
14 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
14 12 (16.44%) Bower
15 10 (13.70%) Node.js
15 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
15 10 (13.70%) HTTP

RIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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 10 (13.70%) Node.js
2 4 (5.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (5.48%) CMS
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.48%) Apache
3 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) JBoss
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.37%) Jetty
4 1 (1.37%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 8 (10.96%) MS Visio
2 6 (8.22%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (6.85%) Photoshop
4 3 (4.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.37%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.37%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) SaaS
2 2 (2.74%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (45.21%) Internet
2 10 (13.70%) HTTP
3 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.11%) Intranet
4 1 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.22%) MySQL
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.74%) Redis
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.37%) DB2
5 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (24.66%) Git (software)
2 15 (20.55%) Grunt
3 12 (16.44%) Bower
4 9 (12.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 9 (12.33%) Axure RP
5 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (5.48%) Subversion
7 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
8 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
8 2 (2.74%) RSpec
8 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.74%) Maven
9 1 (1.37%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.37%) Selenium
9 1 (1.37%) JsTestDriver
9 1 (1.37%) Jenkins
9 1 (1.37%) Flex Builder
General
1 17 (23.29%) Finance
2 9 (12.33%) Retail
3 8 (10.96%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.96%) Marketing
4 7 (9.59%) Banking
5 5 (6.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (4.11%) Legal
7 2 (2.74%) Games
8 1 (1.37%) Electronics
8 1 (1.37%) German Language
8 1 (1.37%) Russian Language
8 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (72.60%) Developer
2 21 (28.77%) Front-End Developer
3 16 (21.92%) UI Developer
3 16 (21.92%) UI Programmer
4 12 (16.44%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Web Developer
6 8 (10.96%) User Experience Architect
6 8 (10.96%) Architect
7 7 (9.59%) Designer
8 6 (8.22%) Senior Architect
9 4 (5.48%) UI Designer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) Consultant
10 3 (4.11%) .NET Developer
10 3 (4.11%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.11%) Technical Leader
10 3 (4.11%) UX Designer
10 3 (4.11%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (4.11%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (90.41%) HTML
1 66 (90.41%) CSS
2 44 (60.27%) HTML5
3 33 (45.21%) AngularJS
3 33 (45.21%) CSS3
4 29 (39.73%) jQuery
5 19 (26.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (16.44%) Ajax
7 10 (13.70%) .NET
8 8 (10.96%) Backbone.js
9 7 (9.59%) SVG
10 4 (5.48%) RESTful
10 4 (5.48%) LESS
10 4 (5.48%) Express
10 4 (5.48%) Spring
10 4 (5.48%) J2EE
11 3 (4.11%) ASP.NET
11 3 (4.11%) SOAP
11 3 (4.11%) Struts
11 3 (4.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (50.68%) User Experience
2 8 (10.96%) Human Factors
3 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.22%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.22%) Data Integration
4 6 (8.22%) Data Structures
5 5 (6.85%) Psychology
5 5 (6.85%) Algorithms
6 4 (5.48%) Open Source
7 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (4.11%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.74%) iPhone
8 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.37%) W3C
9 1 (1.37%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.37%) Streaming Video
9 1 (1.37%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.37%) Animation
9 1 (1.37%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) Linux
2 2 (2.74%) Android
2 2 (2.74%) UNIX
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.99%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.03%) OO
3 17 (23.29%) Product Management
4 15 (20.55%) MVC
5 14 (19.18%) Information Architecture
6 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
6 12 (16.44%) Usability Testing
6 12 (16.44%) Scrum
7 8 (10.96%) Project Management
8 7 (9.59%) TDD
8 7 (9.59%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (8.22%) Analytics
9 6 (8.22%) Validation
9 6 (8.22%) SOA
10 5 (6.85%) CRM
10 5 (6.85%) Industrial Design
10 5 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.85%) Time Management
10 5 (6.85%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 66 (90.41%) JavaScript
2 20 (27.40%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) C#
3 3 (4.11%) Ruby
4 2 (2.74%) SQL
5 1 (1.37%) C++
5 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.37%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (17.81%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) ISO 14001
1 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.37%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Control-M
Vendors
1 14 (19.18%) Adobe
2 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.22%) Facebook
3 6 (8.22%) Google
4 5 (6.85%) Sencha
5 2 (2.74%) Perforce
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) Teradata
6 1 (1.37%) hybris
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