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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 585 561 549
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -12
Contract jobs citing RSS 12 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.020% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.083% 0.072% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 9
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 £344 £213 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £483 £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
14448 13881 13442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.96% 28.11% 28.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9902 9079 8717
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 202 278
Average hourly rate £39.38 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
London -2 5 £510 +36.00% 1
Yorkshire -23 4 £495 +98.00%
North West - 2 £510 -
North East - 1 £510 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -
RSS
UK

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 11 (68.75%) jQuery
3 11 (68.75%) HTML5
4 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (56.25%) PHP
4 9 (56.25%) VB
5 8 (50.00%) ActionScript
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (50.00%) XML
5 8 (50.00%) SEO
5 8 (50.00%) Social Media
6 7 (43.75%) Content Management
7 6 (37.50%) XHTML
8 4 (25.00%) Ajax
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 3 (18.75%) Web Services
9 3 (18.75%) Sass
10 2 (12.50%) BDD
10 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (12.50%) REST
10 2 (12.50%) CSS3
10 2 (12.50%) Spring
10 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
10 2 (12.50%) XSL
10 2 (12.50%) UNIX
10 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
10 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
10 2 (12.50%) .NET

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) Drupal
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Photoshop
2 1 (6.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Redis
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) RSpec
2 1 (6.25%) Capybara
2 1 (6.25%) Gradle
2 1 (6.25%) Grunt
2 1 (6.25%) Ant
2 1 (6.25%) VisualAge
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
2 1 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) AWS Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Web Designer
4 1 (6.25%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (6.25%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Designer
4 1 (6.25%) Android Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 14 (87.50%) CSS
3 11 (68.75%) jQuery
3 11 (68.75%) HTML5
4 8 (50.00%) XML
5 6 (37.50%) XHTML
6 4 (25.00%) Ajax
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) Sass
8 2 (12.50%) Spring
8 2 (12.50%) REST
8 2 (12.50%) CSS3
8 2 (12.50%) XSL
8 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 1 (6.25%) J2EE
9 1 (6.25%) EJB
9 1 (6.25%) JSP
9 1 (6.25%) Servlets
9 1 (6.25%) SOAP
9 1 (6.25%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) W3C
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) SEO
3 7 (43.75%) Content Management
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) EAI
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) RDF
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Process Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Data Management
5 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (56.25%) PHP
2 9 (56.25%) VB
3 8 (50.00%) ActionScript
4 2 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (6.25%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) PHP5
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (6.25%) Zend
2 1 (6.25%) Facebook
2 1 (6.25%) Twitter
2 1 (6.25%) VMware