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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 580 547 534
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -13
Contract jobs citing RSS 7 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.013% 0.019% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.049% 0.066% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 5
Average daily rate
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£360 £344 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +61.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £236 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £420 £294
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
14404 13723 14133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.00% 29.11% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9703 9113 8591
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 248 347
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +3 4 £360 -14.28% 2
South East - 3 - - 2
RSS
UK

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 15 (88.24%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
3 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (47.06%) XML
4 8 (47.06%) jQuery
5 7 (41.18%) Ajax
5 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
5 7 (41.18%) SEO
6 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (35.29%) HTML5
7 5 (29.41%) CSS3
7 5 (29.41%) User Stories
7 5 (29.41%) XHTML
7 5 (29.41%) Web Services
8 4 (23.53%) Apache
8 4 (23.53%) XSL
8 4 (23.53%) TDD
8 4 (23.53%) Sinatra
8 4 (23.53%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (23.53%) RESTful
8 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (23.53%) RSpec
8 4 (23.53%) Capistrano
8 4 (23.53%) BDD
8 4 (23.53%) Ruby
8 4 (23.53%) Content Management
8 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
8 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (23.53%) Sass
8 4 (23.53%) Capybara

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (23.53%) Apache
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (17.65%) CMS
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) WordPress
3 1 (5.88%) Joomla!
3 1 (5.88%) Confluence
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) JBoss
3 1 (5.88%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Google Analytics
1 1 (5.88%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Redis
2 3 (17.65%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) RSpec
2 4 (23.53%) Capybara
3 3 (17.65%) Subversion
3 3 (17.65%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 3 (17.65%) Publishing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Web Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Web Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Content Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 3 (17.65%) PHP Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Business Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Web Applications Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (11.76%) PHP Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Web Content Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Web Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Development Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Website Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Webmaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (88.24%) HTML
2 13 (76.47%) CSS
3 8 (47.06%) XML
3 8 (47.06%) jQuery
4 7 (41.18%) Ajax
5 6 (35.29%) HTML5
6 5 (29.41%) CSS3
6 5 (29.41%) XHTML
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
7 4 (23.53%) XSL
7 4 (23.53%) Sinatra
7 4 (23.53%) RESTful
7 4 (23.53%) Ruby on Rails
7 4 (23.53%) Sass
7 4 (23.53%) Resque
8 2 (11.76%) XML Schema
8 2 (11.76%) Classic ASP
8 2 (11.76%) SOAP
8 2 (11.76%) XSLT
8 2 (11.76%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) UNIX
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Solaris
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) SEO
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) User Stories
4 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Web Accessibility
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Content Management
4 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Web Development
6 2 (11.76%) Pay per click
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Time Management
7 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (5.88%) Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Web Analytics
7 1 (5.88%) Information Management
7 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.88%) Android Development
7 1 (5.88%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 4 (23.53%) Ruby
3 3 (17.65%) PHP
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.88%) PHP5
5 1 (5.88%) PHP4
5 1 (5.88%) Java
5 1 (5.88%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) RedDot
2 2 (11.76%) IBM
2 2 (11.76%) Unica
3 1 (5.88%) Rackspace
3 1 (5.88%) Polycom
3 1 (5.88%) Google
3 1 (5.88%) FatWire
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco