Period
to 24 July 2017

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 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 717 808 823
Rank change year-on-year +91 +15 -34
Contract jobs citing RIA 124 85 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.077% 0.056%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.23% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 62 42
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.26% -5.25%
10th Percentile £275 £363 £375
90th Percentile £575 £530 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £438 £408
% change year-on-year +6.97% +7.36% -9.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 9 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £49.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.52% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.71 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year +45.10% - -

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 31764 36308 36253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.40% 33.00% 31.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20724 23828 22564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1040 1162 1372
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +13.51% -7.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.41 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.82 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.83 £20.13 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.47% +15.00% -10.26%

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 24 July 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 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for RIA in the UK

RIA
Top 11 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 24 July 2017. 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 +111 123 £475 - 7
UK excluding London +131 99 £468 +6.97% 5
South West +44 48 £468 +4.00% 2
London -2 24 £475 -2.56% 2
East of England +8 22 £480 +23.87% 1
North of England +78 19 £300 -29.41% 1
North West +40 13 £293 -35.00% 1
Yorkshire +29 6 £360 -15.29%
West Midlands +35 5 £287 -32.41%
South East +33 5 £450 -11.76% 1
Midlands +22 5 £287 -34.34%

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 37 (29.84%) SC Cleared
1 37 (29.84%) Security Cleared
2 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.58%) Finance
3 28 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (18.55%) HTML
4 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
5 22 (17.74%) CSS
5 22 (17.74%) Linux
6 21 (16.94%) Windows
6 21 (16.94%) Internet
6 21 (16.94%) Software Engineering
7 19 (15.32%) Web Development
7 19 (15.32%) Microsoft
7 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (13.71%) Web Services
8 17 (13.71%) SQL
9 16 (12.90%) Oracle
9 16 (12.90%) Java
10 15 (12.10%) Scrum
11 14 (11.29%) .NET
11 14 (11.29%) Project Management
11 14 (11.29%) RESTful
12 13 (10.48%) Red Hat
12 13 (10.48%) Unit Testing
13 12 (9.68%) XML
13 12 (9.68%) Open Source
13 12 (9.68%) Git (software)
13 12 (9.68%) Ansible
14 11 (8.87%) SQL Server

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 10 (8.06%) Confluence
2 7 (5.65%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.03%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (4.03%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (2.42%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) Jetty
6 1 (0.81%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.81%) nginx
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) MS Visio
2 7 (5.65%) OmniGraffle
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.61%) Simulink
5 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) LabWindows
1 3 (2.42%) SessionCam
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.03%) Office 365
4 3 (2.42%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.94%) Internet
2 7 (5.65%) Extranet
3 6 (4.84%) DHCP
3 6 (4.84%) DNS
4 5 (4.03%) Intranet
4 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.23%) SSL
6 3 (2.42%) HTTP
6 3 (2.42%) RS-422
7 2 (1.61%) IPsec
7 2 (1.61%) LDAP
8 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.81%) FTP
8 1 (0.81%) SSH
8 1 (0.81%) VoIP
8 1 (0.81%) WAN
8 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.81%) WiMAX
8 1 (0.81%) Wireless
8 1 (0.81%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.84%) MySQL
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.23%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.42%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.61%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.81%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.81%) MS Access
7 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 12 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.87%) JIRA
3 10 (8.06%) Ant
4 8 (6.45%) Axure RP
4 8 (6.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
4 8 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.45%) Mercurial
5 7 (5.65%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.84%) JUnit
6 6 (4.84%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (4.84%) Subversion
7 5 (4.03%) Apache Buildr
7 5 (4.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (4.03%) Eclipse
7 5 (4.03%) Gradle
7 5 (4.03%) IntelliJ
7 5 (4.03%) jMock
7 5 (4.03%) Maven
7 5 (4.03%) MSBuild
7 5 (4.03%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (22.58%) Finance
2 11 (8.87%) Marketing
3 7 (5.65%) Retail
4 5 (4.03%) Banking
5 3 (2.42%) Avionics
5 3 (2.42%) Billing
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 27 (21.77%) Analyst
2 26 (20.97%) Architect
3 18 (14.52%) Business Analyst
3 18 (14.52%) Developer
4 14 (11.29%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.26%) Technical Architect
6 8 (6.45%) C++ Software Engineer
6 8 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.45%) User Experience Architect
7 7 (5.65%) Consultant
7 7 (5.65%) SharePoint Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.23%) DevOps Consultant
9 4 (3.23%) Digital Architect
9 4 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Node.js Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Senior User Experience Architect
9 4 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (18.55%) HTML
2 22 (17.74%) CSS
3 17 (13.71%) Web Services
4 14 (11.29%) .NET
4 14 (11.29%) RESTful
5 12 (9.68%) XML
6 8 (6.45%) React
7 7 (5.65%) CSS3
7 7 (5.65%) HTML5
8 6 (4.84%) Hibernate
8 6 (4.84%) JSON
8 6 (4.84%) Spring
8 6 (4.84%) Struts
9 5 (4.03%) Ajax
9 5 (4.03%) EJB
9 5 (4.03%) JSF
9 5 (4.03%) JSP
9 5 (4.03%) Middleware
9 5 (4.03%) SOAP
10 4 (3.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.26%) User Experience
3 5 (4.03%) Web 2.0
4 4 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.23%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.42%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.42%) PMI
6 2 (1.61%) CESG
6 2 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.61%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (1.61%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.61%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Animation
7 1 (0.81%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.81%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.74%) Linux
2 21 (16.94%) Windows
3 5 (4.03%) CentOS
3 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.42%) Unix
6 2 (1.61%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.61%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (16.94%) Software Engineering
4 19 (15.32%) Web Development
5 15 (12.10%) Scrum
6 14 (11.29%) Project Management
7 13 (10.48%) Unit Testing
8 12 (9.68%) Open Source
9 11 (8.87%) TDD
10 10 (8.06%) DevOps
10 10 (8.06%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (8.06%) UML
11 9 (7.26%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.26%) ITIL
11 9 (7.26%) Test Automation
12 8 (6.45%) Configuration Management
12 8 (6.45%) Information Architecture
12 8 (6.45%) MVC
12 8 (6.45%) Product Management
12 8 (6.45%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.55%) JavaScript
2 17 (13.71%) SQL
3 16 (12.90%) Java
4 11 (8.87%) C++
5 10 (8.06%) C#
6 7 (5.65%) Python
7 6 (4.84%) C
7 6 (4.84%) PHP
7 6 (4.84%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.84%) Ruby
8 4 (3.23%) ES6
9 3 (2.42%) VBA
10 2 (1.61%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.81%) Ada
11 1 (0.81%) Erlang
11 1 (0.81%) Haskell
11 1 (0.81%) Perl
11 1 (0.81%) VB
11 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (29.84%) SC Cleared
1 37 (29.84%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.45%) Degree
3 3 (2.42%) CISSP
3 3 (2.42%) PMI Certification
4 2 (1.61%) CBAP
4 2 (1.61%) IIBA
4 2 (1.61%) ISEB
5 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.65%) PCI DSS
2 6 (4.84%) GDPR
3 3 (2.42%) IFRS
3 3 (2.42%) IFRS 9
4 2 (1.61%) COBIT
4 2 (1.61%) QA
4 2 (1.61%) SEPA
5 1 (0.81%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.81%) GPG13
5 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.81%) MIL-STD-498
System Software
1 6 (4.84%) Docker
2 5 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.03%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.03%) Samba
2 5 (4.03%) Squid
3 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
4 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (9.68%) Ansible
2 5 (4.03%) Nagios
2 5 (4.03%) Webmin
2 5 (4.03%) Xymon
3 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) collectd
4 1 (0.81%) Kibana
4 1 (0.81%) logstash
4 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.81%) Salt
4 1 (0.81%) StatsD
4 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.90%) Oracle
3 13 (10.48%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.26%) Adobe
5 8 (6.45%) VMware
6 5 (4.03%) ATG
6 5 (4.03%) Citrix
6 5 (4.03%) Veeam
7 4 (3.23%) Google
8 3 (2.42%) Atlassian
8 3 (2.42%) Ensighten
8 3 (2.42%) Serena
8 3 (2.42%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.61%) EMC
9 2 (1.61%) IBM
9 2 (1.61%) Unisys
9 2 (1.61%) Veritas
10 1 (0.81%) Cisco
10 1 (0.81%) Remedy
10 1 (0.81%) Twitter