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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 586 587 516
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -71
Contract jobs citing RIA 39 29 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.052% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.16% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 23 53
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £293 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £381
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +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 28 August 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 8 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 28 August 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 -1 39 £500 +11.11% 12
London +29 29 £500 -9.09% 2
East Midlands -2 6 £350 -
Leicestershire - 6 £350 -
West Midlands +3 4 - -
Leicester - 4 £350 -
Coventry - 2 - -
City of London +3 1 - - 1

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 59 (75.64%) HTML
2 57 (73.08%) JavaScript
3 50 (64.10%) CSS
4 46 (58.97%) User Experience
5 44 (56.41%) Internet
6 40 (51.28%) HTML5
7 29 (37.18%) Finance
8 25 (32.05%) jQuery
9 24 (30.77%) AngularJS
10 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (28.21%) MVC
12 21 (26.92%) CSS3
13 20 (25.64%) OO
14 19 (24.36%) Java
15 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
16 16 (20.51%) Adobe
16 16 (20.51%) Visualisation
17 15 (19.23%) Software Engineering
17 15 (19.23%) Ajax
17 15 (19.23%) Degree
18 14 (17.95%) Banking
18 14 (17.95%) HTTP
19 13 (16.67%) Oracle
20 12 (15.38%) Python
20 12 (15.38%) Investment Banking
20 12 (15.38%) Analytics
21 11 (14.10%) Information Architecture
21 11 (14.10%) Retail
21 11 (14.10%) TDD
21 11 (14.10%) Linux

RIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (11.54%) IIS
2 5 (6.41%) CMS
2 5 (6.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.85%) Node.js
3 3 (3.85%) Apache
3 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) JBoss
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.28%) Jetty
4 1 (1.28%) nginx
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
1 10 (12.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 9 (11.54%) MS Office
2 9 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (7.69%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.56%) Photoshop
4 2 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (1.28%) InDesign
5 1 (1.28%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) SaaS
2 2 (2.56%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 44 (56.41%) Internet
2 14 (17.95%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.97%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.13%) MySQL
5 2 (2.56%) Redis
5 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.56%) DB2
5 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Subversion
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Blend
1 8 (10.26%) TeamCity
2 7 (8.97%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 7 (8.97%) Axure RP
3 6 (7.69%) Grunt
4 3 (3.85%) Bower
4 3 (3.85%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.85%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.56%) RSpec
5 2 (2.56%) Ant
5 2 (2.56%) JUnit
5 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.28%) CodeRush
6 1 (1.28%) Maven
6 1 (1.28%) ReSharper
General
1 29 (37.18%) Finance
2 14 (17.95%) Banking
3 12 (15.38%) Investment Banking
4 11 (14.10%) Retail
5 10 (12.82%) Legal
6 7 (8.97%) Marketing
7 3 (3.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (3.85%) Front Office
8 2 (2.56%) Games
8 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.28%) German Language
9 1 (1.28%) Russian Language
9 1 (1.28%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (76.92%) Developer
2 12 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (14.10%) JavaScript Developer
4 10 (12.82%) C# Developer
5 9 (11.54%) .NET Developer
5 9 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 9 (11.54%) Silverlight Developer
5 9 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.26%) UI Programmer
6 8 (10.26%) User Experience Architect
6 8 (10.26%) UI Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Java Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Architect
7 7 (8.97%) Designer
7 7 (8.97%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 6 (7.69%) Visual Designer
8 6 (7.69%) Software Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Senior Architect
10 3 (3.85%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (75.64%) HTML
2 50 (64.10%) CSS
3 40 (51.28%) HTML5
4 25 (32.05%) jQuery
5 24 (30.77%) AngularJS
6 21 (26.92%) CSS3
7 15 (19.23%) Ajax
8 11 (14.10%) SVG
9 10 (12.82%) .NET
9 10 (12.82%) .NET Framework
9 10 (12.82%) WPF
9 10 (12.82%) Silverlight
9 10 (12.82%) Entity Framework
10 9 (11.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET
11 8 (10.26%) Backbone.js
12 7 (8.97%) Unity DI Container
12 7 (8.97%) WCF
13 4 (5.13%) Spring
13 4 (5.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (58.97%) User Experience
2 16 (20.51%) Visualisation
3 10 (12.82%) Data Integration
4 8 (10.26%) Hedge funds
5 7 (8.97%) Management Information System
6 6 (7.69%) Data Structures
7 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
8 4 (5.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.85%) Life Science
10 2 (2.56%) iPhone
10 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
10 2 (2.56%) Psychology
10 2 (2.56%) Human Factors
11 1 (1.28%) W3C
11 1 (1.28%) Web 2.0
11 1 (1.28%) Graphic Design
11 1 (1.28%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 11 (14.10%) Linux
2 4 (5.13%) UNIX
3 2 (2.56%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (28.21%) MVC
3 20 (25.64%) OO
4 15 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 12 (15.38%) Analytics
6 11 (14.10%) Information Architecture
6 11 (14.10%) SOA
6 11 (14.10%) TDD
7 10 (12.82%) Scrum
7 10 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (12.82%) Web Accessibility
8 9 (11.54%) Product Management
8 9 (11.54%) Usability Testing
9 8 (10.26%) BDD
10 7 (8.97%) Release Management
10 7 (8.97%) Dependency Injection
10 7 (8.97%) Unit Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 57 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 19 (24.36%) Java
3 12 (15.38%) Python
4 10 (12.82%) C#
5 8 (10.26%) SQL
6 6 (7.69%) R
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (19.23%) Degree
2 4 (5.13%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Control-M
2 1 (1.28%) MOM
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Microsoft
2 16 (20.51%) Adobe
3 13 (16.67%) Oracle
4 6 (7.69%) Google
4 6 (7.69%) Facebook
5 2 (2.56%) Sencha
5 2 (2.56%) Perforce
6 1 (1.28%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.28%) hybris
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