Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 754 821
Rank change year-on-year -74 +67 +1
Contract jobs citing RIA 69 115 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.12% 0.092%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 80 62
UK median daily rate £475 £468 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +2.58% -3.95%
10th Percentile £308 £261 £362
90th Percentile £575 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £468 £450
% change year-on-year -5.18% +4.00% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 26
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +18.42% -
10th Percentile £30.35 £36.88 £17.23
90th Percentile £57.17 £52.28 £55.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.61 £45.00 £34.37
% change year-on-year -7.53% +30.93% -

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 34,855 32,986 37,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.10% 34.20% 34.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,566 21,495 24,288
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £621
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,061 1,048 1,258
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £20.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -0.41% +10.05%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £47.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.66 £20.81
% change year-on-year +1.73% -5.50% +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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -78 64 £475 +1.50% 10
UK excluding London -73 42 £444 -5.18% 6
London -24 24 £500 +5.26% 4
North of England -15 17 £400 +35.02% 1
North East - 14 £425 -
South West -51 9 £479 +2.30% 3
South East -11 8 £235 -47.78% 2
East of England -17 4 £391 -18.48%
Yorkshire -8 2 £357 +19.00% 1
Midlands -10 2 - -
West Midlands -25 2 - -
North West -17 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 25 (36.23%) HTML
2 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 21 (30.43%) Internet
4 20 (28.99%) CSS
5 19 (27.54%) Git (software)
6 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (24.64%) Python
8 16 (23.19%) Linux
9 15 (21.74%) TDD
10 14 (20.29%) Windows
10 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
10 14 (20.29%) BDD
11 13 (18.84%) HTML5
11 13 (18.84%) Bash Shell
11 13 (18.84%) Oracle
11 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
11 13 (18.84%) Scrum
12 12 (17.39%) XML
12 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (15.94%) Docker
13 11 (15.94%) React
14 10 (14.49%) TypeScript
14 10 (14.49%) CSS3
14 10 (14.49%) Asynchronous Programming
14 10 (14.49%) JIRA
14 10 (14.49%) JSON
14 10 (14.49%) OOP
15 9 (13.04%) Finance
15 9 (13.04%) MongoDB

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 9 (13.04%) nginx
2 3 (4.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.90%) Apache
3 2 (2.90%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.45%) Jetty
4 1 (1.45%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) npm
2 2 (2.90%) NuGet
2 2 (2.90%) PaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.45%) GitHub
3 1 (1.45%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.45%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.43%) Internet
2 8 (11.59%) Reverse Proxy
3 4 (5.80%) Firewall
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
4 3 (4.35%) DNS
5 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.90%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) Skype
5 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.45%) 802.11
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.45%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.45%) FTP
6 1 (1.45%) HTTP
6 1 (1.45%) IPsec
6 1 (1.45%) Telepresence
6 1 (1.45%) VPN
6 1 (1.45%) Wireless
6 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.45%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.45%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.45%) HBase
4 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) Power BI
4 1 (1.45%) Redis
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (27.54%) Git (software)
2 10 (14.49%) JIRA
3 9 (13.04%) Jasmine
4 7 (10.14%) Jenkins
5 6 (8.70%) Bitbucket
5 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
6 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 5 (7.25%) WebStorm
7 2 (2.90%) Rational Team Concert
7 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (2.90%) Subversion
8 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.45%) Grunt
8 1 (1.45%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.45%) Maven
8 1 (1.45%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.45%) Selenium
8 1 (1.45%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.45%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 2 (2.90%) Automotive
2 2 (2.90%) Banking
2 2 (2.90%) Games
3 1 (1.45%) Avionics
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.45%) Marketing
3 1 (1.45%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.45%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Developer
2 9 (13.04%) React Developer
3 7 (10.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 6 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Systems Developer
5 4 (5.80%) Cybersecurity Specialist
5 4 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.80%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) IT Support
6 3 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (4.35%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.90%) Analyst
7 2 (2.90%) Consultant
7 2 (2.90%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.90%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (36.23%) HTML
2 20 (28.99%) CSS
3 13 (18.84%) HTML5
4 12 (17.39%) XML
5 11 (15.94%) React
6 10 (14.49%) CSS3
6 10 (14.49%) JSON
7 9 (13.04%) RESTful
8 8 (11.59%) CreateJS
8 8 (11.59%) lodash
8 8 (11.59%) Web Services
9 7 (10.14%) Flash
10 6 (8.70%) .NET
10 6 (8.70%) AngularJS
11 5 (7.25%) REST
12 4 (5.80%) Redux
12 4 (5.80%) Sass
13 3 (4.35%) .NET Framework
13 3 (4.35%) jQuery
13 3 (4.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Wiki
2 5 (7.25%) User Experience
3 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.80%) Fintech
3 4 (5.80%) Freedom of Information
3 4 (5.80%) Freedom of Information Act
3 4 (5.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Infotainment
6 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.45%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.45%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.45%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 16 (23.19%) Linux
2 14 (20.29%) Windows
3 5 (7.25%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.90%) Android
6 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.45%) Unix
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) TDD
3 14 (20.29%) BDD
4 13 (18.84%) Scrum
5 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (14.49%) Asynchronous Programming
6 10 (14.49%) OOP
7 8 (11.59%) Front End Development
7 8 (11.59%) OOD
7 8 (11.59%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (10.14%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
8 7 (10.14%) DevOps
8 7 (10.14%) Web Development
9 6 (8.70%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Visualisation
10 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
11 4 (5.80%) ITIL
11 4 (5.80%) Project Management
11 4 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (5.80%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) JavaScript
2 17 (24.64%) Python
3 13 (18.84%) Bash Shell
4 10 (14.49%) TypeScript
5 8 (11.59%) ActionScript
5 8 (11.59%) ActionScript 3.0
6 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 6 (8.70%) SQL
7 5 (7.25%) C#
8 4 (5.80%) Java
9 2 (2.90%) C++
9 2 (2.90%) Perl
9 2 (2.90%) Ruby
9 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.90%) VB
10 1 (1.45%) ES6
10 1 (1.45%) JSX
10 1 (1.45%) Scala
10 1 (1.45%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
1 14 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.70%) Degree
3 4 (5.80%) CESG Certified Professional
3 4 (5.80%) CISSP
3 4 (5.80%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
4 3 (4.35%) PhD
5 2 (2.90%) CCNA
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.90%) Master's Degree
5 2 (2.90%) MCSA
5 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.90%) OCA
5 2 (2.90%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) GDPR
1 4 (5.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 4 (5.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) COBIT
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (1.45%) PMO
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Docker
2 8 (11.59%) VirtualBox
2 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.90%) XenServer
5 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (11.59%) HAProxy
2 5 (7.25%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.35%) Terraform
4 2 (2.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.90%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Grafana
5 1 (1.45%) HockeyApp
5 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.45%) Puppet
5 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) Microsoft
1 13 (18.84%) Oracle
2 8 (11.59%) VMware
3 6 (8.70%) Cisco
4 3 (4.35%) Citrix
4 3 (4.35%) Juniper
4 3 (4.35%) Splunk
5 2 (2.90%) Apigee
5 2 (2.90%) arcserve
5 2 (2.90%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.90%) McAfee
5 2 (2.90%) Veeam
6 1 (1.45%) Altiris
6 1 (1.45%) CommVault
6 1 (1.45%) Dell
6 1 (1.45%) EMC
6 1 (1.45%) Google
6 1 (1.45%) Polycom
6 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.45%) Symantec