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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 598 611 591
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs citing RIA 46 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.058% 0.068%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 21 32
Median daily rate £450 £475 £506
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -6.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £450 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 - £506
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.60 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 - -

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
18100 18357 17221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.45% 32.24% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11664 11499 10412
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 720 691
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.25 £20.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -9.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.15 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -14 43 £450 -5.26% 3
London -21 15 £450 -5.26% 1
East of England +25 6 £388 - 1
Yorkshire - 5 £363 -
South West - 5 £450 -
West Midlands - 4 £425 -
Leeds - 4 £300 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
Hertfordshire +14 3 £375 - 1
Swindon - 3 £450 -
Luton - 3 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £388 -
Wiltshire - 3 £450 -
Coventry - 3 £444 -
North West - 3 £450 -
South East - 3 £510 - 1
Watford +8 2 - - 1
East Midlands +2 2 £450 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £450 -
Cheshire - 2 £450 -
Warrington - 2 £450 -
Northampton - 2 £450 -
Yeovil - 2 - -
City of London +41 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £425 -
Sheffield - 1 £575 -
Leamington Spa - 1 £425 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 51 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 48 (56.47%) HTML
3 45 (52.94%) CSS
4 44 (51.76%) User Experience
5 36 (42.35%) Marketing
5 36 (42.35%) Wireframes
6 35 (41.18%) Web Development
6 35 (41.18%) Degree
6 35 (41.18%) Usability Testing
6 35 (41.18%) Information Architecture
7 34 (40.00%) Product Management
7 34 (40.00%) Axure RP
7 34 (40.00%) Project Management
8 33 (38.82%) MS Visio
8 33 (38.82%) Adobe
8 33 (38.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 33 (38.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 32 (37.65%) Software Engineering
10 30 (35.29%) Industrial Design
10 30 (35.29%) Psychology
10 30 (35.29%) Human Factors
11 28 (32.94%) Mentoring
12 25 (29.41%) Internet
13 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (15.29%) Finance
14 13 (15.29%) HTML5
15 10 (11.76%) Java
16 9 (10.59%) CSS3
16 9 (10.59%) Retail
17 8 (9.41%) SQL Server

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 3 (3.53%) CMS
1 3 (3.53%) SAS
2 2 (2.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.18%) Apache
3 1 (1.18%) Confluence
3 1 (1.18%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.18%) OpenCms
3 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (38.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 33 (38.82%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.88%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.35%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.18%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.18%) InDesign
4 1 (1.18%) MS Project
4 1 (1.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Endur
1 1 (1.18%) Findur
1 1 (1.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.35%) CloudFront
2 2 (2.35%) IaaS
2 2 (2.35%) PaaS
2 2 (2.35%) SaaS
3 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.41%) Internet
2 4 (4.71%) VoIP
3 3 (3.53%) Firewall
4 2 (2.35%) HTTP
4 2 (2.35%) LDAP
4 2 (2.35%) NAS
4 2 (2.35%) Network Security
4 2 (2.35%) SAN
5 1 (1.18%) 4G
5 1 (1.18%) DHCP
5 1 (1.18%) DNS
5 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.18%) LAN
5 1 (1.18%) LTE
5 1 (1.18%) SNMP
5 1 (1.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) MySQL
3 4 (4.71%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.53%) Base SAS
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.35%) DB2
5 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.18%) Big Data
6 1 (1.18%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.18%) IBM BigInsights
6 1 (1.18%) Informix
6 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.18%) Redis
6 1 (1.18%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.18%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 34 (40.00%) Axure RP
2 33 (38.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (1.18%) CodeRush
3 1 (1.18%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (42.35%) Marketing
2 13 (15.29%) Finance
3 9 (10.59%) Retail
4 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.71%) Games
6 2 (2.35%) Front Office
6 2 (2.35%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.18%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.18%) Back Office
7 1 (1.18%) Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Billing
7 1 (1.18%) French Language
7 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.18%) Online Betting
7 1 (1.18%) Polish Language
7 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (48.24%) Architect
2 34 (40.00%) User Experience Architect
3 16 (18.82%) Developer
4 13 (15.29%) Senior Architect
4 13 (15.29%) Senior User Experience Architect
5 5 (5.88%) Analyst
5 5 (5.88%) Designer
6 4 (4.71%) .NET Developer
6 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 4 (4.71%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Consultant
6 4 (4.71%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.71%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (4.71%) UX Designer
7 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.53%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (3.53%) Digital Designer
7 3 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 2 (2.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (56.47%) HTML
2 45 (52.94%) CSS
3 13 (15.29%) HTML5
4 9 (10.59%) CSS3
5 7 (8.24%) .NET
5 7 (8.24%) Ajax
6 6 (7.06%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.88%) XML
8 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
8 4 (4.71%) Entity Framework
8 4 (4.71%) jQuery
8 4 (4.71%) JSON
8 4 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (4.71%) Web Services
9 3 (3.53%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (3.53%) Kendo UI
9 3 (3.53%) Node.js
9 3 (3.53%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (51.76%) User Experience
2 30 (35.29%) Psychology
3 3 (3.53%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.35%) BBC
4 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.35%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.35%) IPTV
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.35%) New Media
4 2 (2.35%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.18%) Clustering
5 1 (1.18%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) FMCG
5 1 (1.18%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.18%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.53%) Windows
2 2 (2.35%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.18%) Linux
3 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (42.35%) Wireframes
2 35 (41.18%) Information Architecture
2 35 (41.18%) Usability Testing
2 35 (41.18%) Web Development
3 34 (40.00%) Product Management
3 34 (40.00%) Project Management
4 32 (37.65%) Software Engineering
5 30 (35.29%) Human Factors
5 30 (35.29%) Industrial Design
6 28 (32.94%) Mentoring
7 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (9.41%) E-Commerce
9 7 (8.24%) OO
9 7 (8.24%) TDD
10 6 (7.06%) Open Source
10 6 (7.06%) Responsive Web Design
11 5 (5.88%) B2B
11 5 (5.88%) ITIL
11 5 (5.88%) MVC
11 5 (5.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 51 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (11.76%) Java
3 7 (8.24%) SQL
4 6 (7.06%) C#
5 1 (1.18%) Lua
5 1 (1.18%) PHP
5 1 (1.18%) Ruby
5 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 35 (41.18%) Degree
2 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.35%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) CCNA
3 1 (1.18%) CCNP
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) WAI
1 3 (3.53%) WCAG
2 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.18%) MOM
1 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.18%) SCCM
1 1 (1.18%) SCOM
1 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.18%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (38.82%) Adobe
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle
3 3 (3.53%) Bloomberg
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco
3 3 (3.53%) VMware
4 2 (2.35%) Akamai
4 2 (2.35%) Arqiva
4 2 (2.35%) BT
4 2 (2.35%) Citrix
4 2 (2.35%) Ericsson
4 2 (2.35%) F5
4 2 (2.35%) NetApp
4 2 (2.35%) Sony
4 2 (2.35%) Virgin Media
5 1 (1.18%) Intel Security
5 1 (1.18%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.18%) Reuters
5 1 (1.18%) Symantec
5 1 (1.18%) TIBCO