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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 584 534 490
Rank change year-on-year
-50 -44
Contract jobs citing RIA 28 53 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.10% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.32% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 62
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£550 £488 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £320 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £375 £250
% change year-on-year
-70.66% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £17.50

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
17770 16530 16365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.63% 31.58% 30.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11191 10339 9577
Average daily rate £410 £410 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £243 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 699 805
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -14.28%

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014. 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 -61 27 £550 +12.82% 7
London -7 24 £550 +9.94% 1
City of London +12 5 £475 +37.68%
South East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £110 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
North East - 1 £110 -
West Wales - - - -
East of England - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 5
Thames Valley - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Reading - - - -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 49 (70.00%) HTML
2 47 (67.14%) JavaScript
3 45 (64.29%) CSS
4 39 (55.71%) HTML5
5 33 (47.14%) User Experience
6 32 (45.71%) AngularJS
7 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (40.00%) Internet
9 26 (37.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 26 (37.14%) OO
10 22 (31.43%) Adobe
10 22 (31.43%) Bower
10 22 (31.43%) Grunt
11 21 (30.00%) WebDriver
12 20 (28.57%) Apache Flex
13 18 (25.71%) Java
14 17 (24.29%) .NET
15 15 (21.43%) Banking
15 15 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 14 (20.00%) C#
17 13 (18.57%) Investment Banking
17 13 (18.57%) CSS3
18 11 (15.71%) KnockoutJS
19 10 (14.29%) Backbone.js
20 9 (12.86%) .NET Framework
20 9 (12.86%) Flash
21 8 (11.43%) UNIX
21 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
22 7 (10.00%) Flex Builder
22 7 (10.00%) jQuery

RIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, 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 6 (8.57%) Node.js
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.86%) CMS
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (1.43%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.43%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.43%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 7 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.86%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.43%) InDesign
5 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.43%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.00%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) LDAP
3 2 (2.86%) Intranet
4 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.86%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.43%) DB2
5 1 (1.43%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (31.43%) Grunt
1 22 (31.43%) Bower
2 21 (30.00%) WebDriver
3 7 (10.00%) Flex Builder
4 5 (7.14%) Axure RP
5 4 (5.71%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.29%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.86%) Subversion
7 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.43%) Selenium
8 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.43%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.43%) Introscope
8 1 (1.43%) JMeter
8 1 (1.43%) TortoiseSVN
8 1 (1.43%) MSTest
8 1 (1.43%) Moq
8 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (21.43%) Banking
2 13 (18.57%) Investment Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Finance
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
4 3 (4.29%) Marketing
5 2 (2.86%) Front Office
5 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (82.86%) Developer
2 23 (32.86%) Web Developer
3 21 (30.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (11.43%) UI Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.00%) UI Programmer
6 5 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Designer
7 4 (5.71%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (5.71%) UX Designer
8 3 (4.29%) User Experience Architect
8 3 (4.29%) Senior UI Developer
8 3 (4.29%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (4.29%) HTML Developer
9 2 (2.86%) User Experience Researcher
10 1 (1.43%) Software Developer
10 1 (1.43%) Senior UI Designer
10 1 (1.43%) Silverlight Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (70.00%) HTML
2 45 (64.29%) CSS
3 39 (55.71%) HTML5
4 32 (45.71%) AngularJS
5 20 (28.57%) Apache Flex
6 17 (24.29%) .NET
7 15 (21.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 13 (18.57%) CSS3
9 11 (15.71%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (14.29%) Backbone.js
11 9 (12.86%) Flash
11 9 (12.86%) .NET Framework
12 7 (10.00%) Ajax
12 7 (10.00%) jQuery
13 6 (8.57%) Silverlight
13 6 (8.57%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (7.14%) WCF
14 5 (7.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 4 (5.71%) WPF
15 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (47.14%) User Experience
2 26 (37.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (10.00%) Animation
3 7 (10.00%) Streaming Video
4 6 (8.57%) Photography
5 4 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.29%) N-Tier
7 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.86%) Spread Betting
7 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.86%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.43%) Open Source
8 1 (1.43%) Social Media
8 1 (1.43%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.43%) Web 2.0
8 1 (1.43%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.43%) NHS
8 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.43%) UNIX
2 1 (1.43%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (37.14%) OO
3 7 (10.00%) MVC
3 7 (10.00%) TDD
3 7 (10.00%) 3D Animation
4 6 (8.57%) Low Latency
4 6 (8.57%) Information Architecture
4 6 (8.57%) Scrum
4 6 (8.57%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 4 (5.71%) Product Management
6 4 (5.71%) BDD
7 3 (4.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (4.29%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.29%) MVVM
7 3 (4.29%) Usability Testing
7 3 (4.29%) Project Management
7 3 (4.29%) UML
7 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.86%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 47 (67.14%) JavaScript
2 18 (25.71%) Java
3 14 (20.00%) C#
4 5 (7.14%) SQL
5 3 (4.29%) Perl
6 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.86%) ActionScript
6 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.43%) Ruby
7 1 (1.43%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.43%) PHP
7 1 (1.43%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.43%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.43%) Degree
1 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
1 1 (1.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) WCAG
1 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Control-M
1 1 (1.43%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 22 (31.43%) Adobe
2 7 (10.00%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.86%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.43%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.43%) SAP
5 1 (1.43%) Cognos
5 1 (1.43%) HP
5 1 (1.43%) CA
5 1 (1.43%) ESRI
5 1 (1.43%) Perforce