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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 573 616 605
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -11
Contract jobs citing RIA 71 39 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.068% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 24
Median daily rate £450 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £316 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £575 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
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
18052 18693 18504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.39% 32.51% 32.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11662 11711 11067
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 767 782
Median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.02 £45.90 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +2.63%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +32 65 £450 -10.00% 6
London -25 18 £450 -10.00% 1
South West - 16 £450 - 2
Somerset - 8 - -
Yeovil - 8 - -
Yorkshire - 7 £474 - 1
North West - 6 £450 - 1
South East - 6 £510 -
East of England - 6 £388 -
Hampshire - 5 - -
Gloucestershire - 4 - -
Wiltshire - 4 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £300 - 1
Lancashire - 4 - -
Swindon - 4 £450 -
Preston - 4 - -
Luton - 4 £388 -
Filton - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 £388 -
City of London +29 3 £350 - 1
East Midlands -5 3 £450 +28.57% 1
Coventry -15 3 £444 -
West Midlands -31 3 £444 -
Leeds - 3 £283 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £450 -
Northampton - 3 £450 -
Farnborough - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £600 -
Sheffield - 3 £600 -
Warrington - 2 £450 -

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 44 (42.72%) JavaScript
2 38 (36.89%) HTML
3 35 (33.98%) CSS
4 33 (32.04%) User Experience
5 27 (26.21%) Marketing
6 26 (25.24%) Web Development
6 26 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (25.24%) Project Management
6 26 (25.24%) Internet
6 26 (25.24%) Wireframes
7 25 (24.27%) Degree
7 25 (24.27%) Usability Testing
7 25 (24.27%) Information Architecture
8 24 (23.30%) Human Factors
8 24 (23.30%) Axure RP
9 23 (22.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 23 (22.33%) Software Engineering
9 23 (22.33%) Product Management
9 23 (22.33%) MS Visio
10 22 (21.36%) Adobe
10 22 (21.36%) Psychology
10 22 (21.36%) Industrial Design
10 22 (21.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 20 (19.42%) Mentoring
12 18 (17.48%) Finance
13 13 (12.62%) HTML5
14 12 (11.65%) Java
15 9 (8.74%) SQL
15 9 (8.74%) MS Office
15 9 (8.74%) 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 5 (4.85%) SAS
2 4 (3.88%) IIS
3 3 (2.91%) CMS
4 2 (1.94%) Apache
4 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.97%) Confluence
5 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.97%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.97%) OpenCms
Applications
1 23 (22.33%) MS Visio
2 22 (21.36%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (8.74%) MS Office
4 8 (7.77%) MS Excel
5 5 (4.85%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.94%) Windchill
7 1 (0.97%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Endur
1 2 (1.94%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.91%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.94%) IaaS
3 2 (1.94%) PaaS
4 1 (0.97%) GitHub
4 1 (0.97%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.24%) Internet
2 6 (5.83%) VoIP
3 5 (4.85%) Network Security
4 4 (3.88%) Firewall
4 4 (3.88%) HTTP
4 4 (3.88%) LDAP
5 2 (1.94%) NAS
5 2 (1.94%) SAN
6 1 (0.97%) 4G
6 1 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (0.97%) DHCP
6 1 (0.97%) DNS
6 1 (0.97%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.97%) LAN
6 1 (0.97%) LTE
6 1 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (0.97%) SNMP
6 1 (0.97%) SSL
6 1 (0.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.74%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.83%) MySQL
3 5 (4.85%) Base SAS
3 5 (4.85%) MongoDB
4 4 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.88%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.88%) SAP HANA
5 3 (2.91%) Couchbase
5 3 (2.91%) Informix
6 2 (1.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.94%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.97%) DB2
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.97%) Redis
7 1 (0.97%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (0.97%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 24 (23.30%) Axure RP
2 23 (22.33%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (2.91%) JIRA
3 3 (2.91%) Selenium
4 2 (1.94%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (26.21%) Marketing
2 18 (17.48%) Finance
3 6 (5.83%) Retail
4 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.88%) Games
6 2 (1.94%) Back Office
6 2 (1.94%) Billing
6 2 (1.94%) Front Office
6 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.94%) Military
6 2 (1.94%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.97%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.97%) Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.97%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.97%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (33.01%) Architect
2 24 (23.30%) User Experience Architect
3 18 (17.48%) Developer
4 9 (8.74%) Senior Architect
4 9 (8.74%) Senior User Experience Architect
5 8 (7.77%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.80%) Analyst
6 7 (6.80%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.85%) Consultant
7 5 (4.85%) Designer
7 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Communications Engineer
8 4 (3.88%) Data Analyst
8 4 (3.88%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.88%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.91%) Business Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Business Intelligence Manager
9 3 (2.91%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (36.89%) HTML
2 35 (33.98%) CSS
3 13 (12.62%) HTML5
4 9 (8.74%) CSS3
4 9 (8.74%) Web Services
5 8 (7.77%) XML
6 6 (5.83%) .NET
7 5 (4.85%) Ajax
7 5 (4.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.88%) jQuery
8 4 (3.88%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (2.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.91%) Dropwizard
9 3 (2.91%) JSON
9 3 (2.91%) REST
10 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 2 (1.94%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 33 (32.04%) User Experience
2 22 (21.36%) Psychology
3 5 (4.85%) Visualisation
4 4 (3.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.91%) Clustering
6 2 (1.94%) BBC
6 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.94%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.94%) IPTV
6 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) Motion Graphics
6 2 (1.94%) New Media
6 2 (1.94%) Photography
6 2 (1.94%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.97%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.97%) FMCG
7 1 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.85%) Windows
2 4 (3.88%) Linux
3 2 (1.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.24%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (25.24%) Project Management
1 26 (25.24%) Web Development
1 26 (25.24%) Wireframes
2 25 (24.27%) Information Architecture
2 25 (24.27%) Usability Testing
3 24 (23.30%) Human Factors
4 23 (22.33%) Product Management
4 23 (22.33%) Software Engineering
5 22 (21.36%) Industrial Design
6 20 (19.42%) Mentoring
7 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 7 (6.80%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (6.80%) ITIL
9 6 (5.83%) E-Commerce
9 6 (5.83%) Gantt Chart
9 6 (5.83%) High Availability
10 5 (4.85%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (4.85%) DevOps
10 5 (4.85%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 44 (42.72%) JavaScript
2 12 (11.65%) Java
3 9 (8.74%) SQL
4 5 (4.85%) C#
5 1 (0.97%) Lua
5 1 (0.97%) PHP
5 1 (0.97%) Ruby
5 1 (0.97%) SAS Macro
5 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) Degree
2 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) CCNA
4 1 (0.97%) CCNP
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.91%) WAI
1 3 (2.91%) WCAG
2 2 (1.94%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.97%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.97%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.91%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (0.97%) SCCM
1 1 (0.97%) SCOM
1 1 (0.97%) Tivoli
1 1 (0.97%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (21.36%) Adobe
2 7 (6.80%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.83%) Cisco
4 5 (4.85%) SAP
5 4 (3.88%) Akamai
5 4 (3.88%) Bloomberg
5 4 (3.88%) F5
5 4 (3.88%) VMware
6 3 (2.91%) Citrix
6 3 (2.91%) NetApp
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle
6 3 (2.91%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.91%) Twitter
7 2 (1.94%) Arqiva
7 2 (1.94%) BT
7 2 (1.94%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.94%) Murex
7 2 (1.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.94%) Sony
7 2 (1.94%) Virgin Media
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