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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 573 526 468
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -58
Contract jobs citing RIA 33 48 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.091% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.29% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 31 98
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£550 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £320 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £650 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-36.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
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
17565 16397 17509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.39% 31.06% 29.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10667 10120 10142
Average daily rate £400 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 732 667 895
Average hourly rate £18.90 £18.03 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -26.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.83 £17.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -31.98%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -52 32 £550 +37.50% 13
London -5 25 £550 +10.00% 6
City of London +19 4 £556 +71.15% 3
South East -9 1 - - 1
South West -35 1 £450 - 5
East Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 3
Yorkshire - - - -
Pinner - - - -
Swansea - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Chippenham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Lichfield - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 50 (66.67%) HTML
1 50 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 48 (64.00%) CSS
3 40 (53.33%) HTML5
4 39 (52.00%) Internet
5 37 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (40.00%) User Experience
7 28 (37.33%) AngularJS
8 24 (32.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 24 (32.00%) OO
9 23 (30.67%) Java
9 23 (30.67%) Adobe
10 22 (29.33%) Apache Flex
11 19 (25.33%) Grunt
11 19 (25.33%) Bower
11 19 (25.33%) WebDriver
12 18 (24.00%) .NET
13 17 (22.67%) CSS3
14 16 (21.33%) C#
15 13 (17.33%) Banking
16 12 (16.00%) Investment Banking
17 11 (14.67%) jQuery
18 10 (13.33%) Backbone.js
18 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
19 9 (12.00%) Flash
19 9 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 9 (12.00%) Low Latency
20 8 (10.67%) UNIX
20 8 (10.67%) Oracle
20 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework

RIA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (6.67%) Node.js
2 3 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) CMS
4 1 (1.33%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.33%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.33%) SAP Portal
4 1 (1.33%) Orchard CMS
4 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.33%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) Photoshop
2 6 (8.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (5.33%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (2.67%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.33%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 39 (52.00%) Internet
2 3 (4.00%) LDAP
3 2 (2.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.67%) MySQL
4 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.33%) DB2
5 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) WebDriver
1 19 (25.33%) Grunt
1 19 (25.33%) Bower
2 7 (9.33%) Flex Builder
3 4 (5.33%) Axure RP
4 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.67%) Maven
5 2 (2.67%) Hudson
5 2 (2.67%) QUnit
6 1 (1.33%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.33%) Behat
6 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.33%) MSTest
6 1 (1.33%) Moq
6 1 (1.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (17.33%) Banking
2 12 (16.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Front Office
3 4 (5.33%) Finance
4 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.67%) Retail
6 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
6 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 63 (84.00%) Developer
2 26 (34.67%) Web Developer
3 18 (24.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (10.67%) UI Developer
4 8 (10.67%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.67%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.33%) C# Developer
5 7 (9.33%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (9.33%) UI Programmer
6 6 (8.00%) Architect
7 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.00%) HTML Developer
8 3 (4.00%) User Experience Designer
8 3 (4.00%) Senior UI Developer
8 3 (4.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.00%) User Experience Architect
9 2 (2.67%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (66.67%) HTML
2 48 (64.00%) CSS
3 40 (53.33%) HTML5
4 28 (37.33%) AngularJS
5 22 (29.33%) Apache Flex
6 18 (24.00%) .NET
7 17 (22.67%) CSS3
8 11 (14.67%) jQuery
9 10 (13.33%) Backbone.js
10 9 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (12.00%) Flash
11 8 (10.67%) .NET Framework
12 7 (9.33%) ASP.NET
12 7 (9.33%) Ajax
12 7 (9.33%) Silverlight
12 7 (9.33%) WCF
13 6 (8.00%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (6.67%) WPF
14 5 (6.67%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (40.00%) User Experience
2 24 (32.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (9.33%) Animation
3 7 (9.33%) Streaming Video
4 6 (8.00%) Photography
5 5 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.33%) Computer Science
7 3 (4.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (4.00%) N-Tier
8 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.67%) Spread Betting
8 2 (2.67%) Visualisation
8 2 (2.67%) Open Source
8 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.33%) Social Media
9 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.33%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.33%) Online Banking
9 1 (1.33%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.67%) UNIX
2 1 (1.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.33%) Linux
2 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (49.33%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (32.00%) OO
3 9 (12.00%) Low Latency
4 8 (10.67%) Scrum
5 7 (9.33%) MVC
5 7 (9.33%) 3D Animation
6 6 (8.00%) TDD
6 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.67%) Information Architecture
7 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.67%) MVVM
8 4 (5.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (5.33%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Usability Testing
9 3 (4.00%) UML
9 3 (4.00%) Project Management
9 3 (4.00%) Product Management
9 3 (4.00%) User Stories
9 3 (4.00%) BDD
9 3 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 50 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 23 (30.67%) Java
3 16 (21.33%) C#
4 7 (9.33%) SQL
5 4 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.00%) Perl
7 2 (2.67%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.33%) PHP
8 1 (1.33%) C++
8 1 (1.33%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.00%) Degree
3 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.33%) WCAG
2 1 (1.33%) QA
2 1 (1.33%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Adobe
2 8 (10.67%) Oracle
3 4 (5.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.67%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) EPiServer
5 1 (1.33%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.33%) Cognos
5 1 (1.33%) HP
5 1 (1.33%) CA
5 1 (1.33%) ESRI
London
iKonnect
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 18 days ago