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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
Rank 121 109 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing RIA 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.039% 0.045% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.14% 0.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £525 £375
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +40.00%
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
703 606 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.55% 27.43% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 335 315
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 £200 £197 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 48
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £35.00 £37.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -

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
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIA within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
RIA
England

RIA
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
1 4 (80.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (80.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Blend
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (20.00%) B2B
3 1 (20.00%) B2C
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Flex
3 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS

RIA
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Blend
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Silverlight Developer
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (40.00%) UI Developer
2 2 (40.00%) UI/UX Developer
2 2 (40.00%) UX Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) Silverlight
1 4 (80.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Flex
2 1 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (20.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) B2B
1 1 (20.00%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Java
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Adobe