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 26 June 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)
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 138 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 -  
Contract jobs citing RIA 27 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 0.068% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.77% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Median daily rate £468 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 -
% change year-on-year +11.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £11.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +331.81% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -3.43% -  

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 717 785 767
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 26.41% 26.59% 24.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 527 528
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.80% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £600 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 53
Median hourly rate £43.75 £25.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.26% -22.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIA in the South West over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIA in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIA in the South West

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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 26 June 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 £493 -
Somerset +1 8 - -
Bristol - 2 £405 -
Devon - 2 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 -
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England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 21 (42.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (24.00%) SQL
5 12 (24.00%) Windows
5 12 (24.00%) Technical Architecture
5 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
6 11 (22.00%) Scrum
6 11 (22.00%) Oracle
7 10 (20.00%) Java
8 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
8 9 (18.00%) HTML
8 9 (18.00%) CSS
8 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
8 9 (18.00%) Linux
8 9 (18.00%) Internet
8 9 (18.00%) Ajax
9 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
10 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
10 7 (14.00%) RESTful
10 7 (14.00%) Mercurial
10 7 (14.00%) JSON
10 7 (14.00%) Refactoring
10 7 (14.00%) jMock
10 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing
10 7 (14.00%) Hibernate
10 7 (14.00%) Web 2.0

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Co-occurring 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 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (12.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (8.00%) CMS
4 4 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (6.00%) SAS
6 2 (4.00%) IIS
6 2 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Office 365
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Internet
2 7 (14.00%) Extranet
3 5 (10.00%) DHCP
3 5 (10.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) MySQL
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Ant
1 7 (14.00%) Apache Buildr
1 7 (14.00%) Eclipse
1 7 (14.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (14.00%) Gradle
1 7 (14.00%) IntelliJ
1 7 (14.00%) Jenkins
1 7 (14.00%) jMock
1 7 (14.00%) JUnit
1 7 (14.00%) Maven
1 7 (14.00%) Mercurial
1 7 (14.00%) Subversion
2 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.00%) Selenium
3 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 26 (52.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) Analyst
2 14 (28.00%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.00%) Architect
3 11 (22.00%) Technical Architect
4 7 (14.00%) SharePoint Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) C++ Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Java Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) SAS Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Designer
7 2 (4.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) Ajax
1 9 (18.00%) CSS
1 9 (18.00%) HTML
2 7 (14.00%) EJB
2 7 (14.00%) Hibernate
2 7 (14.00%) JSF
2 7 (14.00%) JSON
2 7 (14.00%) JSP
2 7 (14.00%) RESTful
2 7 (14.00%) SOAP
2 7 (14.00%) Spring
2 7 (14.00%) Struts
2 7 (14.00%) Web Services
2 7 (14.00%) XML
3 4 (8.00%) Middleware
4 2 (4.00%) .NET
4 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.00%) Flash
4 2 (4.00%) jQuery
4 2 (4.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (28.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.00%) Web 2.0
3 5 (10.00%) User Experience
4 4 (8.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (6.00%) Credit Risk
5 3 (6.00%) Virtual Team
6 2 (4.00%) W3C
7 1 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 5 (10.00%) CentOS
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (42.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.00%) Technical Architecture
4 11 (22.00%) Scrum
5 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (14.00%) E-Commerce
6 7 (14.00%) MVC
6 7 (14.00%) Pair Programming
6 7 (14.00%) Refactoring
6 7 (14.00%) TDD
6 7 (14.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (14.00%) Web Development
6 7 (14.00%) XML Parsing
7 6 (12.00%) User Stories
8 5 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.00%) Migration
8 5 (10.00%) Test Management
9 4 (8.00%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.00%) Content Management
9 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 10 (20.00%) Java
3 9 (18.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.00%) C#
4 5 (10.00%) PHP
4 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) CISSP
3 2 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.00%) GDPR
3 3 (6.00%) IFRS
3 3 (6.00%) IFRS 9
4 2 (4.00%) SEPA
5 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.00%) Docker
2 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.00%) Samba
2 5 (10.00%) Squid
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Ansible
2 5 (10.00%) Nagios
2 5 (10.00%) Webmin
2 5 (10.00%) Xymon
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) ATG
2 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (12.00%) VMware
4 5 (10.00%) Citrix
4 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.00%) Veeam
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) Sitecore