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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 561 540 559
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Contract jobs citing RSS 11 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.021% 0.027% 0.039%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.078% 0.092% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 9
Average daily rate
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£418 £415 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +72.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £400 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £338 £213
% change year-on-year
-54.07% +58.82%
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
14043 14174 14928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.32% 29.40% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9233 9288 9097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 250 343
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.91 £16.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014. 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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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 +7 6 £475 +14.45% 2
South East - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
West Midlands - - - -
RSS
UK

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 19 (73.08%) HTML
2 18 (69.23%) CSS
3 13 (50.00%) jQuery
4 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
5 10 (38.46%) Web Services
6 8 (30.77%) XML
6 8 (30.77%) PHP
7 7 (26.92%) SEO
7 7 (26.92%) Ajax
7 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
8 6 (23.08%) HTML5
8 6 (23.08%) Time Management
8 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (23.08%) Oracle
8 6 (23.08%) Linux
8 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (19.23%) User Stories
9 5 (19.23%) XHTML
9 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
9 5 (19.23%) Finance
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
9 5 (19.23%) Project Management
9 5 (19.23%) Drupal
9 5 (19.23%) Marketing
9 5 (19.23%) Varnish
9 5 (19.23%) VirtualBox
9 5 (19.23%) CSS3
9 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
10 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 5 (19.23%) Drupal
2 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 3 (11.54%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.85%) Documentum
4 1 (3.85%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (3.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) WebTrends
1 1 (3.85%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) SMS
2 2 (7.69%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Redis
2 3 (11.54%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (15.38%) RSpec
2 4 (15.38%) Capybara
3 3 (11.54%) Subversion
3 3 (11.54%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) Marketing
2 3 (11.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Web Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
4 3 (11.54%) PHP Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Web Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Content Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Marketing Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Web Content Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Applications Developer
5 2 (7.69%) Business Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Marketing Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Website Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) HTML
2 18 (69.23%) CSS
3 13 (50.00%) jQuery
4 10 (38.46%) Web Services
5 8 (30.77%) XML
6 7 (26.92%) Ajax
7 6 (23.08%) HTML5
8 5 (19.23%) XHTML
8 5 (19.23%) CSS3
9 4 (15.38%) RESTful
9 4 (15.38%) Sinatra
9 4 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (15.38%) XSL
9 4 (15.38%) Sass
9 4 (15.38%) Resque
10 2 (7.69%) Regular Expression
10 2 (7.69%) Symfony
10 2 (7.69%) CakePHP
10 2 (7.69%) XML Schema
10 2 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Social Network
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Open Source
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX
4 1 (3.85%) Solaris
4 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) SEO
2 6 (23.08%) Time Management
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (19.23%) User Stories
3 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
4 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Web Accessibility
4 4 (15.38%) BDD
4 4 (15.38%) Content Management
4 4 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) TDD
4 4 (15.38%) CRM
4 4 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) Web Development
6 2 (7.69%) Pay per click
6 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
2 8 (30.77%) PHP
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP5
5 1 (3.85%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Varnish
1 5 (19.23%) VirtualBox
2 2 (7.69%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) Eloqua
3 4 (15.38%) Marketo
4 3 (11.54%) RedDot
5 2 (7.69%) Unica
5 2 (7.69%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) JBoss
6 1 (3.85%) FatWire
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Polycom
6 1 (3.85%) Google
6 1 (3.85%) Rackspace