Period
to 15 October 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term RIA in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RIA over the 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 821 769 789
Rank change year-on-year -52 +20 +44
Contract jobs citing RIA 68 112 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 94 66
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £254 £266
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -1.39% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 39
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £46.25 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +21.71% -10.59%
10th Percentile £31.48 £37.25 £17.69
90th Percentile £62.60 £54.50 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.31 £47.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -8.83% +25.00% -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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 35,260 33,851 36,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.21% 34.39% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,056 22,233 23,721
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £658 £650 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,086 1,058 1,245
UK median hourly rate £21.22 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +2.50% +7.99%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.44
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.81
% change year-on-year - -3.87% +15.58%

RIA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RIA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RIA in the UK

RIA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RIA in the UK

RIA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIA over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RIA in the UK

RIA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RIA in the UK

RIA
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing RIA over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIA in the UK

RIA
Top 14 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
England -69 64 £475 +5.56% 13
UK excluding London -67 40 £444 -1.39% 12
London -10 26 £513 +7.89% 1
North of England -15 17 £425 +4.29% 8
North East +9 12 £455 +30.00%
South East +4 11 £235 -32.86% 3
West Midlands -7 4 £495 +72.15%
Midlands -21 4 £495 +72.15%
South West -45 4 £479 +2.30% 1
North West -20 3 £364 -14.10% 6
Yorkshire -20 2 £357 -13.98% 2
East of England -26 2 £441 -8.06%
Scotland -26 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for RIA.

1 23 (33.82%) HTML
2 22 (32.35%) JavaScript
3 21 (30.88%) CSS
4 19 (27.94%) Internet
5 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
6 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
7 13 (19.12%) Windows
7 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
8 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
8 12 (17.65%) RESTful
8 12 (17.65%) Front End Development
9 11 (16.18%) Python
9 11 (16.18%) Linux
10 10 (14.71%) Web Services
10 10 (14.71%) XML
10 10 (14.71%) Oracle
10 10 (14.71%) Scrum
10 10 (14.71%) Degree
10 10 (14.71%) React
11 9 (13.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
11 9 (13.24%) TDD
11 9 (13.24%) Web Development
11 9 (13.24%) HTML5
11 9 (13.24%) MongoDB
11 9 (13.24%) CSS3
12 8 (11.76%) Bash Shell
12 8 (11.76%) BDD
12 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration

RIA
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (10.29%) nginx
2 3 (4.41%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.47%) Jetty
4 1 (1.47%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.47%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.47%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.41%) PaaS
4 2 (2.94%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.94%) Office 365
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.47%) GitHub
5 1 (1.47%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.47%) IaaS
5 1 (1.47%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.47%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) Internet
2 6 (8.82%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (5.88%) Firewall
4 2 (2.94%) DHCP
4 2 (2.94%) DNS
4 2 (2.94%) LAN
4 2 (2.94%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) Skype
4 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.47%) 802.11
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (1.47%) FTP
5 1 (1.47%) HTTP
5 1 (1.47%) IPsec
5 1 (1.47%) Telepresence
5 1 (1.47%) VoIP
5 1 (1.47%) VPN
5 1 (1.47%) Wireless
5 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.88%) Big Data
2 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (4.41%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.94%) HBase
4 2 (2.94%) HDInsight
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Power BI
5 1 (1.47%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.29%) Jasmine
3 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio
3 6 (8.82%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.41%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.47%) GitLab
7 1 (1.47%) Grunt
7 1 (1.47%) gulp
7 1 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.47%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.47%) LSMW
7 1 (1.47%) MSI
7 1 (1.47%) Subversion
7 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.47%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.47%) WebStorm
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Games
2 3 (4.41%) Marketing
2 3 (4.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.94%) Automotive
4 1 (1.47%) Avionics
4 1 (1.47%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 9 (13.24%) React Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Specialist
4 6 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (8.82%) Security Specialist
4 6 (8.82%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Angular Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Data Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Systems Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Consultant
6 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) IT Support
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (33.82%) HTML
2 21 (30.88%) CSS
3 12 (17.65%) RESTful
4 10 (14.71%) React
4 10 (14.71%) Web Services
4 10 (14.71%) XML
5 9 (13.24%) CSS3
5 9 (13.24%) HTML5
6 8 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 7 (10.29%) .NET
7 7 (10.29%) JSON
8 6 (8.82%) CreateJS
8 6 (8.82%) lodash
9 5 (7.35%) Flash
10 4 (5.88%) Node.js
10 4 (5.88%) Redux
10 4 (5.88%) REST
11 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
11 3 (4.41%) Sass
12 2 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.82%) Freedom of Information
1 6 (8.82%) Freedom of Information Act
1 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.35%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.88%) User Experience
4 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Fintech
4 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.94%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.94%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.94%) Wiki
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.12%) Windows
2 11 (16.18%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.41%) Android
4 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.94%) Unix
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.65%) Front End Development
3 10 (14.71%) Scrum
4 9 (13.24%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
4 9 (13.24%) TDD
4 9 (13.24%) Unit Testing
4 9 (13.24%) Web Development
5 8 (11.76%) BDD
5 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (10.29%) Project Management
7 6 (8.82%) Asynchronous Programming
7 6 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (8.82%) DevOps
7 6 (8.82%) ITIL
7 6 (8.82%) OOD
7 6 (8.82%) OOP
7 6 (8.82%) Risk Assessment
7 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
7 6 (8.82%) Software Engineering
7 6 (8.82%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) JavaScript
2 11 (16.18%) Python
3 8 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 8 (11.76%) SQL
4 6 (8.82%) ActionScript
4 6 (8.82%) ActionScript 3.0
4 6 (8.82%) TypeScript
5 5 (7.35%) C#
5 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.41%) ES6
6 3 (4.41%) Java
7 2 (2.94%) C++
7 2 (2.94%) Perl
7 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.94%) VB
8 1 (1.47%) R
8 1 (1.47%) Ruby
8 1 (1.47%) Scala
8 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) SC Cleared
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.71%) Degree
3 6 (8.82%) CESG Certified Professional
3 6 (8.82%) CISSP
3 6 (8.82%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.41%) PhD
5 2 (2.94%) CCNA
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.94%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.94%) MCSA
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) OCA
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) GDPR
2 6 (8.82%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 6 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.94%) COBIT
3 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (1.47%) PMO
4 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Docker
2 7 (10.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.82%) VirtualBox
4 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
5 4 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.94%) XenServer
7 1 (1.47%) Apache Flume
7 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) HAProxy
2 4 (5.88%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.47%) HockeyApp
3 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.47%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Oracle
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco
3 7 (10.29%) VMware
4 3 (4.41%) Citrix
5 2 (2.94%) arcserve
5 2 (2.94%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.94%) Juniper
5 2 (2.94%) McAfee
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.94%) Splunk
5 2 (2.94%) Talend
5 2 (2.94%) Veeam
6 1 (1.47%) Apple
6 1 (1.47%) CommVault
6 1 (1.47%) Google
6 1 (1.47%) Polycom
6 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.47%) Tableau
6 1 (1.47%) Veritas