The table below looks at the statistics for RSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSS over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 200 199 219
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing RSS 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.055% 0.017% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.057% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£525 £333 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -19.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £203 -
% change year-on-year
+144.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1651 1758 2210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.47% 30.22% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1298 1666
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 15
Average hourly rate £62.50 £45.00 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +42.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £16.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £57.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

RSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

RSS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

RSS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSS across the City of London region.

RSS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

RSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RSS across the City of London region.

RSS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RSS.

1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) MooTools
3 2 (50.00%) BPMN
3 2 (50.00%) XHR
3 2 (50.00%) PaaS
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Master Data Management
3 2 (50.00%) People Management
3 2 (50.00%) Office Automation
3 2 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (50.00%) Retail
3 2 (50.00%) Data Management
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Dojo
3 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) OOP
3 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) VisualAge
3 2 (50.00%) Swing
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) XML-RPC
3 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (50.00%) BPEL
3 2 (50.00%) Spring
3 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing RSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) VisualAge
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 2 (50.00%) Financial Institution
1 2 (50.00%) Back Office
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
1 2 (50.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) AWS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) MooTools
3 2 (50.00%) XHR
3 2 (50.00%) XSD
3 2 (50.00%) DOM
3 2 (50.00%) XSL
3 2 (50.00%) Swing
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) J2EE
3 2 (50.00%) EJB
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) JSP
3 2 (50.00%) Servlets
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) J2ME
3 2 (50.00%) WSDL
3 2 (50.00%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) OOP
1 2 (50.00%) OOA/OOD
1 2 (50.00%) OO
1 2 (50.00%) EAI
1 2 (50.00%) OOD
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
1 2 (50.00%) RDF
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Process Management
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) BPEL
1 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) AOP
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Use Case
1 2 (50.00%) BPMN
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) ActionScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA