Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 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
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 814 811 734
Rank change year-on-year -3 -77 +83
Contract jobs citing RIA 70 77 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.23% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 64 70
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £376 £325 £308
90th Percentile £563 £584 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £443 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -1.67% +5.88% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 41
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £39.28 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.30% +3.36% -10.59%
10th Percentile £37.64 £32.31 £22.00
90th Percentile £72.03 £41.52 £50.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £39.81 £38.00
% change year-on-year +19.33% +4.75% -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 32,661 33,030 31,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.05% 33.45% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,503 22,070 20,598
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £280 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 950 1,120
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.18 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +1.62%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIA in the UK

RIA
Top 12 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 21 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
England -14 69 £450 - 16
UK excluding London -30 43 £443 -1.67% 12
London +16 24 £513 +13.89% 4
South East +8 18 £443 +10.63% 5
North of England -19 15 £380 -8.43% 2
North West 0 9 £380 -15.08% 2
North East -1 5 £475 +35.71%
East of England -3 5 £525 +16.67% 1
Midlands - 3 £495 - 1
West Midlands - 3 £495 - 1
South West -43 2 - - 3
Yorkshire -15 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for RIA.

1 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
2 25 (35.71%) HTML
3 24 (34.29%) CSS
4 22 (31.43%) Internet
4 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
6 18 (25.71%) Front End Development
7 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
8 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (20.00%) Windows
8 14 (20.00%) React
9 13 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (17.14%) Sass
10 12 (17.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
11 11 (15.71%) RESTful
11 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
12 10 (14.29%) HTML5
12 10 (14.29%) jQuery
12 10 (14.29%) SQL
13 9 (12.86%) .NET
13 9 (12.86%) Java
13 9 (12.86%) Python
13 9 (12.86%) Finance
13 9 (12.86%) Web Development
13 9 (12.86%) Degree
14 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
14 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
14 8 (11.43%) Big Data
15 7 (10.00%) Functional Testing

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 4 (5.71%) Confluence
2 2 (2.86%) Apache
2 2 (2.86%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.86%) CMS
2 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (2.86%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) Jetty
3 1 (1.43%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.43%) nginx
3 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.43%) SAP MM
3 1 (1.43%) SAP R/3
3 1 (1.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (7.14%) Office 365
4 3 (4.29%) IaaS
4 3 (4.29%) PaaS
5 2 (2.86%) Azure Data Factory
5 2 (2.86%) npm
6 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.43%) GitHub
6 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.43%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) Firewall
2 3 (4.29%) VoIP
3 2 (2.86%) DHCP
3 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) HTTP
3 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.86%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.43%) CTI
4 1 (1.43%) FTP
4 1 (1.43%) H.323
4 1 (1.43%) IPsec
4 1 (1.43%) LAN
4 1 (1.43%) QSIG
4 1 (1.43%) SAN
4 1 (1.43%) SCCP
4 1 (1.43%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) Big Data
2 4 (5.71%) Hadoop
2 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.29%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (4.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.29%) Power BI
4 2 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.86%) HBase
4 2 (2.86%) HDInsight
4 2 (2.86%) OLAP
4 2 (2.86%) OLTP
4 2 (2.86%) PowerPivot
4 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (27.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.57%) Subversion
3 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.14%) JIRA
3 5 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
4 4 (5.71%) Grunt
5 3 (4.29%) Jasmine
6 2 (2.86%) Ant
6 2 (2.86%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.86%) CMake
6 2 (2.86%) Gradle
6 2 (2.86%) MSBuild
6 2 (2.86%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.43%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.43%) LSMW
7 1 (1.43%) Mocha
7 1 (1.43%) Selenium
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 7 (10.00%) Games
3 5 (7.14%) Marketing
4 4 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Legal
6 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.43%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Developer
2 16 (22.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 10 (14.29%) React Developer
4 5 (7.14%) Consultant
4 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.14%) Project Manager
5 4 (5.71%) Angular Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Architect
5 4 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 4 (5.71%) Data Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
5 4 (5.71%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.29%) Analyst
7 2 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (2.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) HTML
2 24 (34.29%) CSS
3 14 (20.00%) React
4 12 (17.14%) Sass
4 12 (17.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (15.71%) AngularJS
5 11 (15.71%) RESTful
6 10 (14.29%) HTML5
6 10 (14.29%) jQuery
7 9 (12.86%) .NET
8 7 (10.00%) CSS3
8 7 (10.00%) Web Services
9 4 (5.71%) Node.js
9 4 (5.71%) Redux
10 3 (4.29%) FreeMarker
10 3 (4.29%) JSON
10 3 (4.29%) REST
10 3 (4.29%) Struts
10 3 (4.29%) Velocity
11 2 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) User Experience
2 4 (5.71%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (5.71%) Freedom of Information Act
2 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.86%) CMDB
4 2 (2.86%) IVR
4 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.43%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.43%) PMI
5 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (8.57%) Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Android
4 5 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.86%) OpenVMS
5 2 (2.86%) Unix
5 2 (2.86%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (25.71%) Front End Development
3 13 (18.57%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.86%) Web Development
5 7 (10.00%) DevOps
5 7 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
7 5 (7.14%) High Availability
7 5 (7.14%) Project Management
7 5 (7.14%) Scrum
8 4 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (5.71%) Data Science
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
8 4 (5.71%) SOA
8 4 (5.71%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.71%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.71%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) JavaScript
2 10 (14.29%) SQL
3 9 (12.86%) Java
3 9 (12.86%) Python
4 6 (8.57%) ES6
5 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.29%) C#
6 3 (4.29%) C++
6 3 (4.29%) Perl
6 3 (4.29%) Ruby
7 2 (2.86%) C
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.43%) R
8 1 (1.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) Degree
2 8 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (5.71%) CISSP
3 4 (5.71%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.29%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.86%) CCIE
5 2 (2.86%) CCNA
5 2 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.43%) CCNP
6 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.43%) MCSA
6 1 (1.43%) MCSE
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.43%) OCA
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.43%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) GDPR
2 4 (5.71%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 4 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.29%) QA
4 2 (2.86%) Section 508
4 2 (2.86%) WCAG
5 1 (1.43%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 5 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) Docker
3 3 (4.29%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) Xen
5 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) Terraform
1 3 (4.29%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.86%) Ansible
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (2.86%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.86%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.43%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.00%) Cisco
3 5 (7.14%) Google
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle
3 5 (7.14%) VMware
4 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.29%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.29%) SAP
6 2 (2.86%) Juniper
6 2 (2.86%) McAfee
6 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.86%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.86%) Talend
7 1 (1.43%) Apple
7 1 (1.43%) arcserve
7 1 (1.43%) Citrix
7 1 (1.43%) CommVault
7 1 (1.43%) Splunk
7 1 (1.43%) Veeam
7 1 (1.43%) Veritas