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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 587 547 520
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -27
Contract jobs citing RSS 2 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.025% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.091% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £344 £206
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
13643 13237 12969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.05% 28.03% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9476 8669 8249
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 272 359
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.60 £16.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
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 19 December 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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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 +11 1 £500 +17.64%
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
RSS
UK

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 9 (69.23%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) XML
4 6 (46.15%) Ajax
5 5 (38.46%) jQuery
5 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
6 4 (30.77%) SEO
6 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (23.08%) TDD
7 3 (23.08%) Subversion
7 3 (23.08%) Content Management
7 3 (23.08%) Publishing
7 3 (23.08%) RedDot
7 3 (23.08%) UNIX
7 3 (23.08%) PHP
7 3 (23.08%) MySQL
7 3 (23.08%) Photoshop
7 3 (23.08%) Apache
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (23.08%) Web Accessibility
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) HTML5
7 3 (23.08%) User Stories
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (15.38%) Sinatra
8 2 (15.38%) Capistrano
8 2 (15.38%) BDD
8 2 (15.38%) Shibboleth

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (15.38%) CMS
3 1 (7.69%) Joomla!
3 1 (7.69%) WordPress
3 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Redis
3 1 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 3 (23.08%) Subversion
2 3 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (15.38%) Capybara
3 2 (15.38%) RSpec
4 1 (7.69%) Maven
4 1 (7.69%) JIRA
4 1 (7.69%) Hudson
General
1 3 (23.08%) Publishing
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Web Developer
2 3 (23.08%) PHP Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Content Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Business Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Applications Developer
3 2 (15.38%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Web Content Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Website Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) HTML
2 9 (69.23%) CSS
3 7 (53.85%) XML
4 6 (46.15%) Ajax
5 5 (38.46%) jQuery
6 3 (23.08%) HTML5
7 2 (15.38%) Sinatra
7 2 (15.38%) CSS3
7 2 (15.38%) Regular Expression
7 2 (15.38%) Sass
7 2 (15.38%) Resque
7 2 (15.38%) RESTful
7 2 (15.38%) XHTML
7 2 (15.38%) Classic ASP
7 2 (15.38%) Web Services
7 2 (15.38%) ODBC
7 2 (15.38%) XSL
7 2 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (15.38%) Symfony
7 2 (15.38%) CakePHP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 1 (7.69%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) SEO
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) TDD
2 3 (23.08%) Content Management
2 3 (23.08%) Web Accessibility
2 3 (23.08%) User Stories
3 2 (15.38%) BDD
3 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Information Management
4 1 (7.69%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.69%) MVC
4 1 (7.69%) OOP
4 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 1 (7.69%) SOA
4 1 (7.69%) Project Management
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) JavaScript
2 3 (23.08%) PHP
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) Python
3 2 (15.38%) Perl
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
4 1 (7.69%) PHP5
4 1 (7.69%) PHP4
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
4 1 (7.69%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Capistrano
2 1 (7.69%) cPanel
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) RedDot
2 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) Unica
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Polycom
3 1 (7.69%) Rackspace