The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RIA over the 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Rich Internet Application (RIA)
UK / England
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 589 581
Rank change year-on-year +51 -8  
Contract jobs citing RIA 54 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.072% 0.061%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 22
Median daily rate £475 £530 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.37% +23.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £530 £573
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £518 £408
% change year-on-year -8.21% +26.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 0
Median hourly rate £42.98 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.02% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.98 - -

RIA is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14414 16805 16366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.62% 32.69% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 9484 11241 10143
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 498 603
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £12.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +8.69% +22.66%  

RIA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RIA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for RIA in England

RIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RIA in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RIA in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIA in England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIA in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIA in England

RIA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIA in England over the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIA in England

RIA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIA within the England region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. 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 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
South West - 25 £488 -
North West - 8 - -
London +4 7 £488 -8.01% 2
East of England +1 5 £511 +0.19% 1
Yorkshire +28 4 £388 -26.19% 4
South East - 4 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
RIA
UK

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for RIA.

1 39 (38.24%) Internet
2 38 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (35.29%) JavaScript
4 34 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 34 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 28 (27.45%) CSS
6 27 (26.47%) HTML
7 22 (21.57%) Web Services
8 21 (20.59%) Scrum
9 20 (19.61%) Finance
9 20 (19.61%) Open Source
9 20 (19.61%) Software Engineering
10 19 (18.63%) Java
11 16 (15.69%) TDD
11 16 (15.69%) RESTful
11 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
12 15 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (13.73%) SQL
13 14 (13.73%) XML
13 14 (13.73%) Web Development
14 13 (12.75%) C#
14 13 (12.75%) C++
14 13 (12.75%) UML
14 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
14 13 (12.75%) React
15 12 (11.76%) High Availability
16 11 (10.78%) Node.js
16 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (10.78%) Linux
16 11 (10.78%) Project Management

RIA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (7.84%) CMS
2 3 (2.94%) Apache
2 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.94%) SAS
2 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.96%) IIS
3 2 (1.96%) JBoss
3 2 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) MS Visio
1 5 (4.90%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.96%) Simulink
3 2 (1.96%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (38.24%) Internet
2 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.94%) Extranet
3 3 (2.94%) HTTP
4 2 (1.96%) AMQP
4 2 (1.96%) LDAP
4 2 (1.96%) Multicast
4 2 (1.96%) Network Security
4 2 (1.96%) SNMP
4 2 (1.96%) SSL
5 1 (0.98%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.98%) DHCP
5 1 (0.98%) DNS
5 1 (0.98%) Intranet
5 1 (0.98%) RS-422
5 1 (0.98%) WAN
5 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.98%) Wireless
5 1 (0.98%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) MySQL
2 4 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.94%) MariaDB
3 3 (2.94%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.96%) Informix
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.98%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 10 (9.80%) Mercurial
2 9 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.82%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.84%) JUnit
3 8 (7.84%) Maven
3 8 (7.84%) Subversion
4 7 (6.86%) Ant
4 7 (6.86%) Apache Buildr
4 7 (6.86%) Eclipse
4 7 (6.86%) Gradle
4 7 (6.86%) IntelliJ
4 7 (6.86%) jMock
5 5 (4.90%) Axure RP
5 5 (4.90%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 5 (4.90%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.96%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.98%) Flex Builder
General
1 20 (19.61%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Banking
3 5 (4.90%) Marketing
4 4 (3.92%) Billing
5 3 (2.94%) Avionics
5 3 (2.94%) Games
5 3 (2.94%) Online Betting
6 2 (1.96%) Military
6 2 (1.96%) Retail
7 1 (0.98%) Automotive
7 1 (0.98%) iGaming
7 1 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (24.51%) Developer
2 18 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 17 (16.67%) Architect
4 16 (15.69%) Analyst
4 16 (15.69%) JavaScript Developer
5 11 (10.78%) Business Analyst
6 10 (9.80%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (6.86%) Technical Architect
8 6 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
8 6 (5.88%) Consultant
8 6 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 6 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Node.js Developer
8 6 (5.88%) Senior Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Interaction Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Java Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (4.90%) Senior User Experience Architect
9 5 (4.90%) Usability Architect
9 5 (4.90%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (27.45%) CSS
2 27 (26.47%) HTML
3 22 (21.57%) Web Services
4 16 (15.69%) RESTful
5 14 (13.73%) XML
6 13 (12.75%) React
7 11 (10.78%) Ajax
7 11 (10.78%) Node.js
8 9 (8.82%) JSON
9 8 (7.84%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.84%) SOAP
9 8 (7.84%) Spring
9 8 (7.84%) Struts
10 7 (6.86%) EJB
10 7 (6.86%) JSF
10 7 (6.86%) JSP
10 7 (6.86%) Redux
11 5 (4.90%) CSS3
11 5 (4.90%) HTML5
12 4 (3.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.82%) User Experience
3 7 (6.86%) Web 2.0
4 5 (4.90%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.92%) PMI
6 3 (2.94%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.96%) Clustering
7 2 (1.96%) Online Games
7 2 (1.96%) W3C
8 1 (0.98%) Animation
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.98%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.78%) Linux
2 9 (8.82%) Windows
3 4 (3.92%) FreeBSD
3 4 (3.92%) Unix
4 3 (2.94%) CentOS
5 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.98%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (20.59%) Scrum
3 20 (19.61%) Open Source
3 20 (19.61%) Software Engineering
4 16 (15.69%) TDD
4 16 (15.69%) Unit Testing
5 15 (14.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (13.73%) Web Development
7 13 (12.75%) E-Commerce
7 13 (12.75%) UML
8 12 (11.76%) High Availability
9 11 (10.78%) Project Management
10 9 (8.82%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
10 9 (8.82%) Low Latency
10 9 (8.82%) MVC
11 8 (7.84%) OO
11 8 (7.84%) Pair Programming
11 8 (7.84%) Risk Management
11 8 (7.84%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (6.86%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 36 (35.29%) JavaScript
2 19 (18.63%) Java
3 14 (13.73%) SQL
4 13 (12.75%) C#
4 13 (12.75%) C++
5 5 (4.90%) PHP
5 5 (4.90%) Python
6 4 (3.92%) C
7 3 (2.94%) Ada
7 3 (2.94%) ES6
7 3 (2.94%) Perl
8 2 (1.96%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.96%) Ada 83
8 2 (1.96%) Ada 95
8 2 (1.96%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.96%) tcsh
8 2 (1.96%) VBA
9 1 (0.98%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 34 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 34 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.82%) Degree
3 5 (4.90%) CISSP
4 4 (3.92%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.96%) CBAP
5 2 (1.96%) IIBA
5 2 (1.96%) ISEB
5 2 (1.96%) MCTS
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.94%) IFRS
2 3 (2.94%) IFRS 9
3 2 (1.96%) SEPA
4 1 (0.98%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.84%) Docker
2 3 (2.94%) Samba
2 3 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Snort
4 1 (0.98%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.98%) Squid
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) Ansible
2 3 (2.94%) Nagios
3 2 (1.96%) Kibana
3 2 (1.96%) logstash
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (1.96%) SmokePing
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.98%) Webmin
4 1 (0.98%) Xymon
Vendors
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
1 10 (9.80%) Oracle
2 7 (6.86%) Adobe
2 7 (6.86%) ATG
3 4 (3.92%) VMware
4 2 (1.96%) Apple
4 2 (1.96%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.98%) Citrix
5 1 (0.98%) IBM
5 1 (0.98%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.98%) Serena
5 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.98%) Twitter
5 1 (0.98%) Veeam
5 1 (0.98%) WSO2