Period
to 16 January 2019

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RIA over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 614 593 557
Rank change year-on-year -21 -36 +84
Contract jobs citing RIA 41 51 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.077% 0.098% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.33% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 44
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £450 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +7.46% +19.64%
10th Percentile £370 £325 £271
90th Percentile £575 £548 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +8.55% -10.59%
10th Percentile £45.50 £37.63 £22.00
90th Percentile £49.50 £52.38 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -10.59%

RIA is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15,760 15,412 16,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 29.78% 29.72% 30.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,502 9,475 9,842
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +3.31%
10th Percentile £250 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 696 704 847
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% -0.89%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.45
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £20.66 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.75% +3.28% -

RIA
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing RIA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for RIA in the UK excluding London

RIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RIA in the UK excluding London

RIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIA in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIA in the UK excluding London

RIA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIA in the UK excluding London

RIA
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RIA within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +3 18 £443 +10.63% 4
North of England +4 15 £380 -8.43% 2
North West 0 9 £380 -15.08% 2
North East +1 5 £475 +35.71%
East of England -13 4 £550 +22.22%
South West -39 2 - - 3
West Midlands - 2 £495 - 1
Midlands - 2 £495 - 1
Yorkshire -11 1 - -
RIA
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing RIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for RIA.

1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (31.71%) HTML
2 13 (31.71%) CSS
2 13 (31.71%) Internet
3 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
3 12 (29.27%) Sass
4 10 (24.39%) Front End Development
4 10 (24.39%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
5 9 (21.95%) .NET
5 9 (21.95%) Windows
6 7 (17.07%) Games
6 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
6 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
6 7 (17.07%) React
6 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
6 7 (17.07%) Functional Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Big Data
7 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
7 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
8 5 (12.20%) GDPR
8 5 (12.20%) ES6
8 5 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (12.20%) HTML5
8 5 (12.20%) CSS3
8 5 (12.20%) jQuery
8 5 (12.20%) Web Development
8 5 (12.20%) Cisco

RIA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 3 (7.32%) Confluence
2 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.88%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) Jetty
3 1 (2.44%) Mongrel
3 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.44%) nginx
3 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.76%) Office 365
3 3 (7.32%) IaaS
4 2 (4.88%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.44%) GitHub
5 1 (2.44%) Google App Engine
5 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) Internet
2 3 (7.32%) VoIP
3 2 (4.88%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.88%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.44%) CTI
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) FTP
4 1 (2.44%) H.323
4 1 (2.44%) HTTP
4 1 (2.44%) IPsec
4 1 (2.44%) QSIG
4 1 (2.44%) SCCP
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Big Data
2 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
2 2 (4.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.88%) HDInsight
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.76%) Grunt
2 4 (9.76%) JIRA
3 3 (7.32%) Subversion
4 2 (4.88%) CMake
4 2 (4.88%) Gradle
4 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) Ant
5 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
5 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.44%) GitLab
5 1 (2.44%) gulp
5 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.44%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (17.07%) Games
2 4 (9.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.88%) Marketing
3 2 (4.88%) Retail
4 1 (2.44%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Developer
2 10 (24.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 5 (12.20%) Consultant
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Azure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 4 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Security Specialist
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Architect
5 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) React Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Big Data Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) C++ Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Hadoop Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) HTML CSS Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Security Technical Architect
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) CSS
1 13 (31.71%) HTML
2 12 (29.27%) Sass
3 9 (21.95%) .NET
4 7 (17.07%) React
5 6 (14.63%) AngularJS
6 5 (12.20%) CSS3
6 5 (12.20%) HTML5
6 5 (12.20%) jQuery
6 5 (12.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (7.32%) FreeMarker
7 3 (7.32%) Struts
7 3 (7.32%) Velocity
8 1 (2.44%) Node.js
8 1 (2.44%) RESTful
8 1 (2.44%) Servlets
8 1 (2.44%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Freedom of Information
1 4 (9.76%) Freedom of Information Act
1 4 (9.76%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) IVR
4 1 (2.44%) CMDB
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) PMI
4 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.95%) Windows
2 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
3 4 (9.76%) Linux
4 2 (4.88%) OpenVMS
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Unix
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (24.39%) Front End Development
2 10 (24.39%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (17.07%) Functional Testing
4 5 (12.20%) Web Development
5 4 (9.76%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.76%) Migration
5 4 (9.76%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (9.76%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.32%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.32%) Decision-Making
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) High Availability
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
7 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management
7 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.88%) ITIL
7 2 (4.88%) SOA
7 2 (4.88%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) JavaScript
2 5 (12.20%) ES6
2 5 (12.20%) Java
3 4 (9.76%) Python
3 4 (9.76%) SQL
4 3 (7.32%) Perl
4 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.88%) C
5 2 (4.88%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.76%) CESG Certified Professional
2 4 (9.76%) CISSP
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 4 (9.76%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
3 3 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.88%) CCIE
4 2 (4.88%) CCNA
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MBA
5 1 (2.44%) MCSA
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.44%) OCA
5 1 (2.44%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.44%) PMP
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) GDPR
2 4 (9.76%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) Docker
3 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.44%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.44%) vSphere
3 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (4.88%) Cisco UCCX
1 2 (4.88%) Terraform
1 2 (4.88%) vCenter Server
2 1 (2.44%) Ansible
2 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.44%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco
3 3 (7.32%) Atlassian
3 3 (7.32%) Red Hat
3 3 (7.32%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Oracle
4 2 (4.88%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) Juniper
5 1 (2.44%) McAfee