Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 791 729 796
Rank change year-on-year -62 +67 +3
Contract jobs citing RIA 77 123 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.13% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.39% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 69 40
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £325 £304 £296
90th Percentile £584 £588 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 41 3
UK median hourly rate £39.28 £38.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.36% -10.59% -
10th Percentile £32.31 £22.00 £32.75
90th Percentile £41.52 £50.14 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.81 £38.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +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 33,695 31,426 34,995
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.51% 32.70% 32.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,566 20,508 22,333
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £238
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £380
% change year-on-year +1.78% +3.42% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 968 1,106 1,415
UK median hourly rate £21.70 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.85% +2.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.65 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.01 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.05% - +14.29%

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 23 January 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
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 23 January 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 -62 74 £450 - 7
UK excluding London -29 49 £450 +5.88% 6
London -37 28 £450 -6.49% 1
East of England -1 14 £450 +2.97%
South East -19 13 £400 +6.67% 1
South West -13 11 £470 +6.21% 3
North of England +27 8 £415 -10.27% 2
North West +5 5 £448 -0.56% 1
Yorkshire -4 2 £415 -12.63% 1
Scotland -21 2 - -
North East +48 1 £350 -
Wales +11 1 £340 -24.44%

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
3 19 (24.68%) Java
4 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
4 17 (22.08%) RESTful
5 16 (20.78%) User Experience
5 16 (20.78%) HTML
5 16 (20.78%) C#
5 16 (20.78%) SQL
5 16 (20.78%) Internet
5 16 (20.78%) TDD
6 15 (19.48%) CSS
6 15 (19.48%) Python
7 14 (18.18%) Web Services
7 14 (18.18%) JUnit
7 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
7 14 (18.18%) BDD
7 14 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 13 (16.88%) Retail
8 13 (16.88%) JIRA
9 12 (15.58%) Maven
9 12 (15.58%) Ant
10 11 (14.29%) Perl
10 11 (14.29%) Oracle
10 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
10 11 (14.29%) Information Architecture
10 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (14.29%) Confluence
10 11 (14.29%) Wireframes
11 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared

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 11 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (3.90%) Apache Spark
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.90%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.30%) Alfresco
4 1 (1.30%) Apache
4 1 (1.30%) ArcGIS
4 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.30%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.30%) GeoServer
4 1 (1.30%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) JBoss
4 1 (1.30%) JCAPS
4 1 (1.30%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.30%) SAS
4 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.30%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.30%) InVision
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.30%) Simulink
3 1 (1.30%) SPSS
3 1 (1.30%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.30%) iTrent
1 1 (1.30%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.90%) IaaS
4 2 (2.60%) Office 365
4 2 (2.60%) PaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Boomi
5 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.30%) SaaS
5 1 (1.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) Skype
3 1 (1.30%) BGP
3 1 (1.30%) CTI
3 1 (1.30%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.30%) H.323
3 1 (1.30%) HTTP
3 1 (1.30%) Intranet
3 1 (1.30%) LAN
3 1 (1.30%) OSPF
3 1 (1.30%) PBX
3 1 (1.30%) PSTN
3 1 (1.30%) QSIG
3 1 (1.30%) SCCP
3 1 (1.30%) SMS
3 1 (1.30%) Telepresence
3 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.30%) VoIP
3 1 (1.30%) WAN
3 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) MongoDB
2 5 (6.49%) Oracle Database
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.90%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (3.90%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.90%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.90%) HBase
4 3 (3.90%) HDInsight
4 3 (3.90%) Lumira
4 3 (3.90%) Power BI
4 3 (3.90%) Redis
4 3 (3.90%) SAP BW
4 3 (3.90%) SAP HANA
4 3 (3.90%) Spotfire
5 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (18.18%) Jenkins
1 14 (18.18%) JUnit
2 13 (16.88%) JIRA
3 12 (15.58%) Ant
3 12 (15.58%) Maven
4 9 (11.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (11.69%) Cucumber
4 9 (11.69%) SoapUI
4 9 (11.69%) TeamCity
5 8 (10.39%) JBehave
5 8 (10.39%) Selenium
5 8 (10.39%) SpecFlow
5 8 (10.39%) TestNG
5 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
6 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 6 (7.79%) Axure RP
7 6 (7.79%) Eclipse
7 6 (7.79%) Subversion
8 4 (5.19%) Gradle
8 4 (5.19%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (16.88%) Retail
2 9 (11.69%) Marketing
3 8 (10.39%) Finance
4 4 (5.19%) Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Games
5 3 (3.90%) Publishing
6 1 (1.30%) Avionics
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.30%) Legal
6 1 (1.30%) Military
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (27.27%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Architect
3 10 (12.99%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Designer
4 8 (10.39%) Senior Developer
4 8 (10.39%) UX Designer
5 7 (9.09%) Software Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Developer in Test
7 5 (6.49%) Business Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (5.19%) JavaScript Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) React Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Designer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior User Experience Researcher
9 3 (3.90%) User Experience Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (22.08%) RESTful
2 16 (20.78%) HTML
3 15 (19.48%) CSS
4 14 (18.18%) Web Services
5 9 (11.69%) AngularJS
5 9 (11.69%) Middleware
6 8 (10.39%) .NET
6 8 (10.39%) SOAP
7 7 (9.09%) Spring
8 6 (7.79%) Hibernate
8 6 (7.79%) JSF
9 5 (6.49%) Ajax
9 5 (6.49%) React
9 5 (6.49%) XML
10 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET
10 4 (5.19%) CSS3
10 4 (5.19%) EJB
10 4 (5.19%) JSP
10 4 (5.19%) XSLT
11 3 (3.90%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) User Experience
2 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.60%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.60%) IVR
4 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.30%) BYOD
5 1 (1.30%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.30%) Linked Data
5 1 (1.30%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) PDA
5 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Windows
2 3 (3.90%) Android
2 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
2 3 (3.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.60%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.26%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Test Automation
3 16 (20.78%) TDD
4 14 (18.18%) BDD
5 11 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 11 (14.29%) Information Architecture
5 11 (14.29%) Wireframes
6 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.99%) Project Management
6 10 (12.99%) Scrum
6 10 (12.99%) Unit Testing
7 9 (11.69%) Continuous Delivery
7 9 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (10.39%) ATDD
8 8 (10.39%) Defect Management
8 8 (10.39%) Feature Driven Development
8 8 (10.39%) Mentoring
8 8 (10.39%) SDET
8 8 (10.39%) Software Engineering
9 7 (9.09%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
2 19 (24.68%) Java
3 16 (20.78%) C#
3 16 (20.78%) SQL
4 15 (19.48%) Python
5 11 (14.29%) Perl
6 9 (11.69%) Ruby
7 3 (3.90%) ES6
7 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.60%) C++
8 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.60%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.60%) VB
8 2 (2.60%) XPath
9 1 (1.30%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.30%) SOQL
9 1 (1.30%) SOSL
9 1 (1.30%) VB6
9 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.69%) Degree
3 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) CCIE
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) SLA
3 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.30%) HL7
3 1 (1.30%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.30%) PMO
3 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.90%) Docker
2 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Ansible
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.30%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) Oracle
3 8 (10.39%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.90%) Alteryx
4 3 (3.90%) ATG
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco
4 3 (3.90%) IBM
4 3 (3.90%) SAP
5 2 (2.60%) Cadence
5 2 (2.60%) Perforce
5 2 (2.60%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Avaya
6 1 (1.30%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.30%) CA
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix
6 1 (1.30%) Dell
6 1 (1.30%) Fiorano
6 1 (1.30%) InterSystems
6 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com