The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA 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 RIA over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing RIA 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £518 £400 £431
% change year-on-year
+29.37% -7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
RIA
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
710 731 656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.55% 27.25% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 440 302
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 65
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.71 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -5.50%

RIA
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

RIA Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

RIA
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

RIA Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RIA
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

RIA Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

RIA
Top 8 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS

RIA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) SaaS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Apache Flex
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) B2B
1 1 (100.00%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Adobe