The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RIA over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rich Internet Application (RIA)
England / South West
Rank 117 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing RIA 23 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.89% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.60% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £518 £408
% change year-on-year -13.04% +26.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.82 - -

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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 639 817 728
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 24.60% 28.24% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 524 429
Median daily rate £391 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 70 45
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.95% +31.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.75 £57.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

RIA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

RIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RIA in the South West

RIA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIA in the South West

RIA
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIA within the South West region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Wiltshire - 14 £450 -
Somerset - 9 - -
RIA
England

RIA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South West region with a requirement for RIA.

1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (47.06%) Finance
3 11 (32.35%) Scrum
3 11 (32.35%) Java
4 8 (23.53%) C#
5 7 (20.59%) Internet
5 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (20.59%) HTML
5 7 (20.59%) CSS
5 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
5 7 (20.59%) Ajax
5 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
6 6 (17.65%) Time Management
6 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (17.65%) Virtual Team
6 6 (17.65%) C++
6 6 (17.65%) SOAP
6 6 (17.65%) XML
6 6 (17.65%) UML
6 6 (17.65%) OO
7 5 (14.71%) CISSP
7 5 (14.71%) ATG
7 5 (14.71%) MVC
7 5 (14.71%) Information Security
7 5 (14.71%) Struts
7 5 (14.71%) Web Services
7 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
7 5 (14.71%) Eclipse

RIA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (11.76%) CMS
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) SAS
3 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Internet
2 1 (2.94%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Base SAS
1 1 (2.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Ant
1 5 (14.71%) Apache Buildr
1 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
1 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.71%) Gradle
1 5 (14.71%) IntelliJ
1 5 (14.71%) Jenkins
1 5 (14.71%) jMock
1 5 (14.71%) JUnit
1 5 (14.71%) Maven
1 5 (14.71%) Mercurial
1 5 (14.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
2 6 (17.65%) Business Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Java Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Java Software Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Security Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.76%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Designer
5 2 (5.88%) Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 2 (5.88%) Sitecore Developer
5 2 (5.88%) UX Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Technical Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) Ajax
1 7 (20.59%) CSS
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 6 (17.65%) SOAP
2 6 (17.65%) XML
3 5 (14.71%) EJB
3 5 (14.71%) Hibernate
3 5 (14.71%) JSF
3 5 (14.71%) JSON
3 5 (14.71%) JSP
3 5 (14.71%) RESTful
3 5 (14.71%) Spring
3 5 (14.71%) Struts
3 5 (14.71%) Web Services
4 2 (5.88%) .NET
4 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (5.88%) Flash
4 2 (5.88%) jQuery
4 2 (5.88%) Sass
4 2 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (17.65%) Virtual Team
2 5 (14.71%) Web 2.0
3 4 (11.76%) User Experience
4 2 (5.88%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Scrum
3 7 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (17.65%) OO
4 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 6 (17.65%) Time Management
4 6 (17.65%) UML
5 5 (14.71%) Data Privacy
5 5 (14.71%) E-Commerce
5 5 (14.71%) Information Security
5 5 (14.71%) MVC
5 5 (14.71%) Pair Programming
5 5 (14.71%) Refactoring
5 5 (14.71%) TDD
5 5 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
5 5 (14.71%) Unit Testing
5 5 (14.71%) XML Parsing
6 4 (11.76%) Content Management
7 3 (8.82%) User Stories
8 2 (5.88%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Java
2 8 (23.53%) C#
3 7 (20.59%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) C++
5 5 (14.71%) SQL
6 2 (5.88%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) CISSP
3 2 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.88%) SEPA
3 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) ATG
1 5 (14.71%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Apple
2 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) IBM
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft