The first table below looks at the demand for RDF skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RDF over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Resource Description Framework (RDF)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing RDF 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+55.19% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1661 1256 1419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 69.85% 68.56% 62.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 606 672
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 94 66
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.86% +34.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £15.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.15 £37.80 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
RDF
England

RDF
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RDF across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

RDF Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RDF
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RDF across the West Midlands region.

RDF Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RDF
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RDF across the West Midlands region.

RDF Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RDF
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RDF 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 RDF.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) ERP
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (100.00%) OOD
1 4 (100.00%) FoxPro (VFP)
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing RDF 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 RDF. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Business Systems Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Systems Analyst
1 4 (100.00%) Business Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Analyst Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) WCF
1 4 (100.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) OO
1 4 (100.00%) ERP
1 4 (100.00%) OOD
1 4 (100.00%) Business Analysis
1 4 (100.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) PHP
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) FoxPro (VFP)