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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 555 532 495
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -37
Contract jobs citing RSS 2 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.004% 0.016% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.016% 0.058% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £206
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £10.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -45.37%
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
12683 12009 11563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.31% 27.30% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 7684 7424
Average daily rate £398 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 249 314
Average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.51% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.99 £14.08 £19.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.85 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 30 January 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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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 1 £500 +13.31%
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
RSS
UK

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 6 (66.67%) Ajax
3 5 (55.56%) jQuery
3 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
4 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (44.44%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) UNIX
5 3 (33.33%) PHP
5 3 (33.33%) MySQL
5 3 (33.33%) Photoshop
5 3 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (33.33%) Apache
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 3 (33.33%) Subversion
5 3 (33.33%) Content Management
5 3 (33.33%) SEO
5 3 (33.33%) Publishing
5 3 (33.33%) RedDot
5 3 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (33.33%) HTML5
5 3 (33.33%) User Stories
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (22.22%) Ruby
6 2 (22.22%) CSS3
6 2 (22.22%) Regular Expression
6 2 (22.22%) Redis
6 2 (22.22%) Sass

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (33.33%) Apache
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (11.11%) WordPress
2 1 (11.11%) Joomla!
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) Redis
3 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
2 3 (33.33%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (33.33%) Subversion
3 2 (22.22%) Capybara
3 2 (22.22%) RSpec
4 1 (11.11%) JIRA
4 1 (11.11%) Maven
4 1 (11.11%) Hudson
General
1 3 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Content Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Web Applications Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (22.22%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Web Content Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Web Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Website Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) HTML
1 8 (88.89%) CSS
2 6 (66.67%) Ajax
3 5 (55.56%) jQuery
4 4 (44.44%) XML
5 3 (33.33%) HTML5
6 2 (22.22%) CSS3
6 2 (22.22%) Regular Expression
6 2 (22.22%) Sass
6 2 (22.22%) Resque
6 2 (22.22%) Sinatra
6 2 (22.22%) RESTful
6 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (22.22%) Symfony
6 2 (22.22%) CakePHP
6 2 (22.22%) XHTML
6 2 (22.22%) Classic ASP
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) ODBC
6 2 (22.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (11.11%) Android
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) Content Management
2 3 (33.33%) SEO
2 3 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
2 3 (33.33%) User Stories
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (22.22%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOP
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) MVC
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Information Management
4 1 (11.11%) Android Development
4 1 (11.11%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (22.22%) Ruby
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) Perl
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) ActionScript
4 1 (11.11%) XQuery
4 1 (11.11%) PHP5
4 1 (11.11%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Capistrano
2 1 (11.11%) cPanel
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) RedDot
2 1 (11.11%) Rackspace