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 3 months to 23 April 2017 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 620 625
Rank change year-on-year +60 +5  
Contract jobs citing RIA 57 39 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.070% 0.055%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 32 21
Median daily rate £488 £530 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.01% +23.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £530 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £518 £408
% change year-on-year -8.21% +26.99%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.48 £100.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.52% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.98 - -

RIA is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15671 18202 17821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.26% 32.56% 31.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 10250 11966 10893
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 564 679
Median hourly rate £24.41 £23.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +29.72%  

RIA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RIA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIA in the UK

RIA
Top 30 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +65 56 £488 -8.01% 7
South West - 24 £488 -
Wiltshire - 14 £488 -
Swindon - 14 £488 -
Somerset - 10 - -
North West - 9 - -
London +3 7 £488 -8.01% 2
Yeovil - 7 - -
Lancashire - 7 - -
South East - 6 £450 -
East of England +6 5 £511 +0.19% 1
Yorkshire +24 4 £388 -26.19% 3
Hertfordshire +2 3 - - 1
Berkshire - 3 £450 -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £475 - 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £475 - 2
Reading - 3 £450 -
City of London +4 2 £550 - 1
Crewe - 2 - -
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +16 1 £300 -42.85%
Halifax - 1 £300 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £422 -
Luton - 1 £600 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £600 -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RIA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RIA.

1 39 (36.79%) Internet
1 39 (36.79%) SC Cleared
1 39 (36.79%) Security Cleared
2 38 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (33.96%) JavaScript
4 27 (25.47%) CSS
5 26 (24.53%) HTML
6 21 (19.81%) Web Services
6 21 (19.81%) Scrum
7 20 (18.87%) Finance
7 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
8 19 (17.92%) Java
8 19 (17.92%) Open Source
9 16 (15.09%) TDD
10 15 (14.15%) Unit Testing
10 15 (14.15%) XML
10 15 (14.15%) RESTful
11 14 (13.21%) C#
11 14 (13.21%) SQL
11 14 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (12.26%) Web Development
12 13 (12.26%) C++
12 13 (12.26%) Linux
12 13 (12.26%) UML
12 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
13 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (11.32%) React
14 11 (10.38%) High Availability
14 11 (10.38%) Oracle
14 11 (10.38%) Project Management

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 8 (7.55%) CMS
2 3 (2.83%) Apache
2 3 (2.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.83%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.89%) IIS
3 2 (1.89%) JBoss
3 2 (1.89%) SAS
3 2 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
1 5 (4.72%) OmniGraffle
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.89%) Simulink
3 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.94%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) LabWindows
1 1 (0.94%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (36.79%) Internet
2 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.83%) Extranet
3 3 (2.83%) Firewall
3 3 (2.83%) HTTP
3 3 (2.83%) Network Security
3 3 (2.83%) SNMP
4 2 (1.89%) AMQP
4 2 (1.89%) LDAP
4 2 (1.89%) Multicast
4 2 (1.89%) SSL
4 2 (1.89%) VoIP
4 2 (1.89%) WAN
5 1 (0.94%) 4G
5 1 (0.94%) DNS
5 1 (0.94%) Intranet
5 1 (0.94%) MPLS
5 1 (0.94%) OSPF
5 1 (0.94%) RS-422
5 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.66%) MySQL
2 4 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.89%) Informix
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 10 (9.43%) Mercurial
2 9 (8.49%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.49%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.55%) JUnit
3 8 (7.55%) Maven
3 8 (7.55%) Subversion
4 7 (6.60%) Ant
4 7 (6.60%) Apache Buildr
4 7 (6.60%) Eclipse
4 7 (6.60%) Gradle
4 7 (6.60%) IntelliJ
4 7 (6.60%) jMock
5 5 (4.72%) Axure RP
5 5 (4.72%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.77%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (1.89%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.94%) Mockito
General
1 20 (18.87%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Banking
2 5 (4.72%) Marketing
3 4 (3.77%) Billing
4 3 (2.83%) Avionics
4 3 (2.83%) Games
4 3 (2.83%) Online Betting
5 2 (1.89%) Military
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Automotive
6 1 (0.94%) iGaming
6 1 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (23.58%) Developer
2 18 (16.98%) Software Engineer
3 17 (16.04%) Architect
4 16 (15.09%) Analyst
5 15 (14.15%) JavaScript Developer
6 11 (10.38%) Business Analyst
7 10 (9.43%) C++ Software Engineer
8 7 (6.60%) Technical Architect
9 6 (5.66%) C# Software Engineer
9 6 (5.66%) Consultant
9 6 (5.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (5.66%) Senior Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Full Stack Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Interaction Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Java Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Java Software Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Node.js Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Security Consultant
10 5 (4.72%) Senior User Experience Architect
10 5 (4.72%) User Experience Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.47%) CSS
2 26 (24.53%) HTML
3 21 (19.81%) Web Services
4 15 (14.15%) RESTful
4 15 (14.15%) XML
5 12 (11.32%) React
6 11 (10.38%) Ajax
7 10 (9.43%) Node.js
8 9 (8.49%) JSON
9 8 (7.55%) Hibernate
9 8 (7.55%) SOAP
9 8 (7.55%) Spring
9 8 (7.55%) Struts
10 7 (6.60%) EJB
10 7 (6.60%) JSF
10 7 (6.60%) JSP
11 6 (5.66%) Redux
12 5 (4.72%) .NET
12 5 (4.72%) CSS3
12 5 (4.72%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.49%) User Experience
3 7 (6.60%) Web 2.0
4 5 (4.72%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.77%) PMI
6 2 (1.89%) Clustering
6 2 (1.89%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) Online Games
6 2 (1.89%) W3C
7 1 (0.94%) Animation
7 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 13 (12.26%) Linux
2 10 (9.43%) Windows
3 6 (5.66%) Unix
4 4 (3.77%) FreeBSD
5 3 (2.83%) CentOS
6 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.94%) AIX
7 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (35.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.81%) Scrum
3 20 (18.87%) Software Engineering
4 19 (17.92%) Open Source
5 16 (15.09%) TDD
6 15 (14.15%) Unit Testing
7 14 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (12.26%) E-Commerce
8 13 (12.26%) UML
8 13 (12.26%) Web Development
9 11 (10.38%) High Availability
9 11 (10.38%) Project Management
10 9 (8.49%) MVC
11 8 (7.55%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
11 8 (7.55%) Low Latency
11 8 (7.55%) OO
11 8 (7.55%) Pair Programming
11 8 (7.55%) Risk Management
11 8 (7.55%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (6.60%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.96%) JavaScript
2 19 (17.92%) Java
3 14 (13.21%) C#
3 14 (13.21%) SQL
4 13 (12.26%) C++
5 5 (4.72%) PHP
5 5 (4.72%) Python
6 4 (3.77%) C
6 4 (3.77%) Perl
7 3 (2.83%) Ada
7 3 (2.83%) ES6
8 2 (1.89%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.89%) Ada 83
8 2 (1.89%) Ada 95
8 2 (1.89%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.89%) tcsh
8 2 (1.89%) VBA
9 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 39 (36.79%) SC Cleared
1 39 (36.79%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.49%) Degree
3 6 (5.66%) CISSP
4 4 (3.77%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.89%) CBAP
5 2 (1.89%) IIBA
5 2 (1.89%) ISEB
5 2 (1.89%) MCTS
5 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.94%) SANS
6 1 (0.94%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.89%) IFRS
2 2 (1.89%) IFRS 9
2 2 (1.89%) SEPA
3 1 (0.94%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 8 (7.55%) Docker
2 4 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.83%) Samba
4 2 (1.89%) Snort
5 1 (0.94%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.94%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.94%) Squid
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (7.55%) Ansible
2 3 (2.83%) Nagios
3 2 (1.89%) Kibana
3 2 (1.89%) logstash
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (1.89%) SmokePing
4 1 (0.94%) Nessus
4 1 (0.94%) Nexpose
4 1 (0.94%) Nmap
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.94%) QRadar
4 1 (0.94%) Webmin
4 1 (0.94%) Xymon
Vendors
1 11 (10.38%) Oracle
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.60%) Adobe
3 7 (6.60%) ATG
4 5 (4.72%) VMware
5 3 (2.83%) Apple
6 2 (1.89%) IBM
6 2 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.94%) ArcSight
7 1 (0.94%) Intel
7 1 (0.94%) Intel Security
7 1 (0.94%) NetWitness
7 1 (0.94%) Qualys
7 1 (0.94%) Serena
7 1 (0.94%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.94%) Snow
7 1 (0.94%) Splunk
7 1 (0.94%) Twitter
7 1 (0.94%) Veeam
7 1 (0.94%) WSO2
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