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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 568 627 605
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -22
Contract jobs citing RIA 68 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.064% 0.058%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 21 29
Median daily rate £450 £500 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £563 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £350 £240
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 1 1
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-10.58% -

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
17522 19085 18708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.27% 33.06% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11347 11970 11358
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 807 813
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.93 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £44.60 £42.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 2016.

RIA Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

RIA
Top 30 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 1 October 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 +48 65 £450 -10.00% 2
South West - 19 £450 -
London +1 15 £463 -7.50% 1
North West - 9 £513 -
Lancashire - 7 £600 -
City of London +28 6 £500 - 1
Hampshire - 6 - -
Gloucestershire - 6 - -
Somerset - 6 - -
Yeovil - 6 - -
Swindon - 6 £475 -
Wiltshire - 6 £475 -
Yorkshire - 6 £488 -
South East - 6 - -
Filton - 6 - -
East of England - 5 £388 -
Preston - 4 - -
Portsmouth - 4 - -
Coventry -10 3 £444 -
West Midlands -18 3 £444 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
Sheffield - 3 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £373 -
Leeds - 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £438 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £388 -
Luton - 2 £388 -
Farnborough - 2 - -
East Midlands -20 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £175 -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 40 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 33 (29.46%) HTML
3 32 (28.57%) CSS
4 30 (26.79%) Internet
5 27 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (20.54%) Web Development
7 22 (19.64%) User Experience
8 18 (16.07%) Project Management
8 18 (16.07%) Finance
9 16 (14.29%) Marketing
9 16 (14.29%) Software Engineering
10 15 (13.39%) Degree
10 15 (13.39%) Human Factors
10 15 (13.39%) Web Services
10 15 (13.39%) Wireframes
11 14 (12.50%) Information Architecture
11 14 (12.50%) Axure RP
11 14 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 14 (12.50%) MS Visio
11 14 (12.50%) Usability Testing
12 13 (11.61%) Adobe
12 13 (11.61%) Product Management
12 13 (11.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 12 (10.71%) Mentoring
13 12 (10.71%) HTML5
13 12 (10.71%) Psychology
13 12 (10.71%) Industrial Design
14 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
14 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
14 11 (9.82%) MS Excel

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 5 (4.46%) SAS
2 4 (3.57%) IIS
3 3 (2.68%) CMS
4 2 (1.79%) Apache
4 2 (1.79%) NServiceBus
4 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.89%) Confluence
5 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.89%) OpenCms
Applications
1 14 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 13 (11.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (9.82%) MS Excel
3 11 (9.82%) MS Office
4 5 (4.46%) OmniGraffle
5 3 (2.68%) Windchill
6 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Endur
1 2 (1.79%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.68%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.79%) IaaS
3 2 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (26.79%) Internet
2 6 (5.36%) LDAP
2 6 (5.36%) VoIP
3 5 (4.46%) Network Security
4 4 (3.57%) Firewall
4 4 (3.57%) HTTP
5 2 (1.79%) NAS
5 2 (1.79%) PCoIP
5 2 (1.79%) SAN
5 2 (1.79%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.89%) 4G
6 1 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.89%) DHCP
6 1 (0.89%) DNS
6 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.89%) LTE
6 1 (0.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.89%) SNMP
6 1 (0.89%) SSL
6 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.36%) MySQL
3 5 (4.46%) Base SAS
3 5 (4.46%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.57%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.68%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (2.68%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.68%) Informix
5 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Power View
6 1 (0.89%) Neo4j
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.89%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.89%) SAS EBI
6 1 (0.89%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (12.50%) Axure RP
1 14 (12.50%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 3 (2.68%) JIRA
2 3 (2.68%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (2.68%) Selenium
3 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.89%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.89%) GitLab
4 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.89%) Protractor
4 1 (0.89%) Rational Robot
4 1 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 18 (16.07%) Finance
2 16 (14.29%) Marketing
3 6 (5.36%) Retail
4 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.68%) Games
5 3 (2.68%) Military
6 2 (1.79%) Back Office
6 2 (1.79%) Billing
6 2 (1.79%) Front Office
6 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.79%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.79%) Publishing
7 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.89%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (23.21%) Developer
2 24 (21.43%) Architect
3 13 (11.61%) User Experience Architect
4 10 (8.93%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.04%) Senior Architect
6 8 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 8 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Senior User Experience Architect
8 5 (4.46%) Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Data Analyst
8 5 (4.46%) Designer
9 4 (3.57%) .NET Developer
9 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Communications Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (29.46%) HTML
2 32 (28.57%) CSS
3 15 (13.39%) Web Services
4 12 (10.71%) HTML5
5 9 (8.04%) CSS3
5 9 (8.04%) XML
6 8 (7.14%) AngularJS
7 6 (5.36%) .NET
7 6 (5.36%) RESTful
7 6 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (4.46%) Ajax
8 5 (4.46%) ASP.NET
8 5 (4.46%) jQuery
9 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (3.57%) JSON
9 4 (3.57%) React
9 4 (3.57%) REST
10 3 (2.68%) Dropwizard
10 3 (2.68%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) User Experience
2 12 (10.71%) Psychology
3 5 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.46%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.68%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.79%) BBC
5 2 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.79%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.79%) IPTV
5 2 (1.79%) Motion Graphics
5 2 (1.79%) New Media
5 2 (1.79%) Photography
5 2 (1.79%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.89%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.89%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Windows
2 6 (5.36%) Linux
3 2 (1.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (20.54%) Web Development
3 18 (16.07%) Project Management
4 16 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 15 (13.39%) Human Factors
5 15 (13.39%) Wireframes
6 14 (12.50%) Information Architecture
6 14 (12.50%) Usability Testing
7 13 (11.61%) Product Management
8 12 (10.71%) Industrial Design
8 12 (10.71%) Mentoring
9 10 (8.93%) High Availability
9 10 (8.93%) Open Source
10 9 (8.04%) Front End Development
11 8 (7.14%) ITIL
11 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 7 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 7 (6.25%) E-Commerce
12 7 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.71%) JavaScript
2 11 (9.82%) SQL
3 10 (8.93%) Java
4 6 (5.36%) C#
5 4 (3.57%) ES6
6 1 (0.89%) Lua
6 1 (0.89%) PHP
6 1 (0.89%) Python
6 1 (0.89%) Ruby
6 1 (0.89%) SAS Macro
6 1 (0.89%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) Degree
2 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
2 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.79%) CCNA
4 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.89%) CCA
5 1 (0.89%) CCNP
5 1 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.89%) HNC
5 1 (0.89%) MCSA
5 1 (0.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) WAI
1 3 (2.68%) WCAG
2 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.89%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.89%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.68%) XenApp
4 2 (1.79%) NFS
4 2 (1.79%) Samba
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.89%) SCCM
1 1 (0.89%) SCOM
1 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (11.61%) Adobe
2 8 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.25%) Cisco
4 6 (5.36%) VMware
5 5 (4.46%) Oracle
5 5 (4.46%) SAP
6 4 (3.57%) Akamai
6 4 (3.57%) Bloomberg
6 4 (3.57%) F5
7 3 (2.68%) Citrix
7 3 (2.68%) NetApp
7 3 (2.68%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.68%) Twitter
8 2 (1.79%) Ericsson
8 2 (1.79%) HP
8 2 (1.79%) Murex
8 2 (1.79%) NETGEAR
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.79%) Reuters
8 2 (1.79%) Sony