The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
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 - £325 £375
% change year-on-year
- -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RDF
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2046 1544 1575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.17% 69.90% 73.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 881 850
Average daily rate £410 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 107 82
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £11.50 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
1 5 (100.00%) Linked Data
2 4 (80.00%) BDD
2 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (80.00%) Android
2 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) CSS
3 3 (60.00%) LAMP
3 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (60.00%) CSS3
3 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
3 3 (60.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) C
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) JDBC
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) ODBC
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Apache

RDF
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) Selenium
2 3 (60.00%) PHPUnit
2 3 (60.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) Web Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
3 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 1 (20.00%) C# Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) CSS
2 3 (60.00%) CSS3
2 3 (60.00%) HTML5
2 3 (60.00%) LAMP
3 1 (20.00%) JDBC
3 1 (20.00%) Lucene
3 1 (20.00%) Memcached
3 1 (20.00%) ODBC
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Linked Data
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) Semantic Web
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Android
1 4 (80.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) BDD
1 4 (80.00%) Data Protection
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) SOA
2 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (20.00%) Test-First Development
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (20.00%) Web Design
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) PHP
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) SPARQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree