The table below looks at the statistics for RSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 580 568 562
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs citing RSS 32 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.028% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.098% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 9 10
Average daily rate
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£503 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £244 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £480 £476
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 - - -
RSS
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15367 14266 14343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.50% 28.33% 29.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 10606 9191 9385
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 195 250
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

RSS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

RSS Jobs Demand Trend in England

RSS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

RSS Daily Rate Trend in England

RSS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSS across the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

RSS Daily Rate Histogram in England

RSS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

RSS Hourly Rate Trend in England

RSS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS within the England region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North East - 12 £510 -
London +5 11 £495 +32.00% 1
South East -29 4 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -28 3 £495 +98.00%
North West - 2 £510 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
RSS
UK

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 29 (85.29%) HTML
2 28 (82.35%) JavaScript
3 25 (73.53%) CSS
4 24 (70.59%) jQuery
5 22 (64.71%) Social Media
5 22 (64.71%) SEO
6 21 (61.76%) HTML5
7 19 (55.88%) SQL Server
7 19 (55.88%) PHP
7 19 (55.88%) ActionScript
8 18 (52.94%) VB
8 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (52.94%) Content Management
9 12 (35.29%) .NET
9 12 (35.29%) XML
10 11 (32.35%) UNIX
10 11 (32.35%) Linux
11 10 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (29.41%) FTP
11 10 (29.41%) 3G
11 10 (29.41%) Mac OS
11 10 (29.41%) 4G
12 9 (26.47%) SDLC
13 8 (23.53%) Open Source
13 8 (23.53%) SSH
13 8 (23.53%) Finance
14 7 (20.59%) Project Management
14 7 (20.59%) Change Control
14 7 (20.59%) People Management
14 7 (20.59%) GitLab

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 6 (17.65%) Drupal
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
3 3 (8.82%) Lync
3 3 (8.82%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) GitHub
2 4 (11.76%) PaaS
3 3 (8.82%) Google Apps
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) 3G
1 10 (29.41%) FTP
1 10 (29.41%) Wi-Fi
1 10 (29.41%) 4G
2 8 (23.53%) SSH
3 4 (11.76%) Intranet
4 3 (8.82%) WebEx
5 2 (5.88%) SMTP
5 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
5 2 (5.88%) SCCP
5 2 (5.88%) H.323
5 2 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (55.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) GitLab
2 4 (11.76%) VisualAge
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (8.82%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) RSpec
4 1 (2.94%) Capybara
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Retail
2 4 (11.76%) Retail Banking
2 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
3 3 (8.82%) Marketing
4 2 (5.88%) Back Office
5 1 (2.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 22 (64.71%) Developer
2 13 (38.24%) AWS Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 3 (8.82%) Content Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Front-End Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Web Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Designer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Web Designer
6 1 (2.94%) PHP Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior PHP Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (2.94%) PHP Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (85.29%) HTML
2 25 (73.53%) CSS
3 24 (70.59%) jQuery
4 21 (61.76%) HTML5
5 12 (35.29%) .NET
5 12 (35.29%) XML
6 5 (14.71%) XSL
6 5 (14.71%) Web Services
6 5 (14.71%) Drush
7 4 (11.76%) XHR
7 4 (11.76%) REST
7 4 (11.76%) MooTools
7 4 (11.76%) JSON
7 4 (11.76%) Dojo
7 4 (11.76%) WSDL
7 4 (11.76%) JAXP
7 4 (11.76%) SAX
7 4 (11.76%) XML-RPC
7 4 (11.76%) Spring
7 4 (11.76%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 22 (64.71%) Social Media
2 4 (11.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (8.82%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) UNIX
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 10 (29.41%) Mac OS
3 4 (11.76%) Windows
4 3 (8.82%) Android
5 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (64.71%) SEO
2 18 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (52.94%) Content Management
3 9 (26.47%) SDLC
4 8 (23.53%) Open Source
5 7 (20.59%) Change Control
5 7 (20.59%) People Management
5 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (17.65%) Performance Management
7 5 (14.71%) Web Design
8 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
8 4 (11.76%) Process Management
8 4 (11.76%) Change Management
8 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.76%) UML
8 4 (11.76%) OOP
8 4 (11.76%) OOA/OOD
8 4 (11.76%) OO
8 4 (11.76%) EAI
Programming Languages
1 28 (82.35%) JavaScript
2 19 (55.88%) PHP
2 19 (55.88%) ActionScript
3 18 (52.94%) VB
4 4 (11.76%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Google
2 3 (8.82%) Polycom
2 3 (8.82%) Cisco
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.82%) Adobe
3 2 (5.88%) F5
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle
4 1 (2.94%) Hyperion
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