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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 574 578 564
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs citing RSS 6 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.004% 0.016%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.044% 0.016% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate £346 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £500 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £10.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £10.93
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
13578 12533 12024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.77% 27.19% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9532 8486 7716
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 175 248
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.93 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.37 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
London -4 3 £446 -10.75%
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
South East - 1 - -
South West - 1 £170 -
RSS
UK

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (73.68%) CSS
2 25 (65.79%) JavaScript
2 25 (65.79%) HTML
3 23 (60.53%) jQuery
4 21 (55.26%) SEO
4 21 (55.26%) CMS
4 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (55.26%) HTML5
4 21 (55.26%) Social Media
5 20 (52.63%) Content Management
6 19 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 19 (50.00%) PHP
6 19 (50.00%) ActionScript
7 18 (47.37%) .NET
7 18 (47.37%) Linux
7 18 (47.37%) Unix
7 18 (47.37%) FTP
7 18 (47.37%) 3G
7 18 (47.37%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (47.37%) Mac OS
7 18 (47.37%) 4G
8 17 (44.74%) SDLC
8 17 (44.74%) VB
9 16 (42.11%) SSH
9 16 (42.11%) Open Source
10 12 (31.58%) GitLab
10 12 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (31.58%) Change Control
11 11 (28.95%) Disclosure Scotland
11 11 (28.95%) Performance Management

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (55.26%) CMS
2 8 (21.05%) Lync
3 6 (15.79%) Drupal
4 5 (13.16%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (5.26%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) GitHub
2 5 (13.16%) Google Apps
3 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) 3G
1 18 (47.37%) 4G
1 18 (47.37%) FTP
1 18 (47.37%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (42.11%) SSH
3 9 (23.68%) Firewall
4 6 (15.79%) Intranet
5 5 (13.16%) IPsec
5 5 (13.16%) MPLS
5 5 (13.16%) VPN
6 4 (10.53%) BIG-IP
6 4 (10.53%) WebEx
7 3 (7.89%) BGP
7 3 (7.89%) H.323
7 3 (7.89%) Multicast
7 3 (7.89%) OSPF
7 3 (7.89%) SCCP
7 3 (7.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Redis
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (31.58%) GitLab
2 2 (5.26%) Capybara
2 2 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
2 2 (5.26%) RSpec
2 2 (5.26%) VisualAge
2 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
4 1 (2.63%) German Language
4 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (57.89%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) Consultant
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Content Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Digital Content Manager
4 2 (5.26%) Drupal Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
4 2 (5.26%) HTML CSS Developer
4 2 (5.26%) HTML Developer
4 2 (5.26%) PHP Developer
4 2 (5.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (2.63%) Collaboration Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Excel Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Lync Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint Designer
5 1 (2.63%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (73.68%) CSS
2 25 (65.79%) HTML
3 23 (60.53%) jQuery
4 21 (55.26%) HTML5
5 18 (47.37%) .NET
6 6 (15.79%) Drush
7 5 (13.16%) Web Services
7 5 (13.16%) XML
8 3 (7.89%) MAPI
9 2 (5.26%) DOM
9 2 (5.26%) EJB
9 2 (5.26%) Flash
9 2 (5.26%) J2EE
9 2 (5.26%) J2ME
9 2 (5.26%) JAXP
9 2 (5.26%) SAX
9 2 (5.26%) Swing
9 2 (5.26%) WSDL
9 2 (5.26%) XSD
9 2 (5.26%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (55.26%) Social Media
2 10 (26.32%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (13.16%) iPhone
4 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Statistics
5 1 (2.63%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (47.37%) Linux
1 18 (47.37%) Mac OS
1 18 (47.37%) Unix
2 5 (13.16%) Android
2 5 (13.16%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (55.26%) SEO
2 20 (52.63%) Content Management
3 17 (44.74%) SDLC
4 16 (42.11%) Open Source
5 12 (31.58%) Change Control
5 12 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (28.95%) Performance Management
7 10 (26.32%) Web Design
8 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
9 4 (10.53%) People Management
10 3 (7.89%) Network Management
10 3 (7.89%) Programme Management
10 3 (7.89%) Server Building
11 2 (5.26%) BPEL
11 2 (5.26%) Change Management
11 2 (5.26%) Process Management
11 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
11 2 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (65.79%) JavaScript
2 19 (50.00%) ActionScript
2 19 (50.00%) PHP
3 17 (44.74%) VB
4 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.26%) CoffeeScript
5 2 (5.26%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Cisco
1 10 (26.32%) Polycom
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 5 (13.16%) Google
3 5 (13.16%) Tandberg
4 4 (10.53%) Adobe
4 4 (10.53%) F5
4 4 (10.53%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.63%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
5 1 (2.63%) SAP