The first table below looks at the demand for RSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSS over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 409 402 392
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing RSS 8 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.045% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.11% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £415 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £400 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £476 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7236 7612 7591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.79% 31.36% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5146 5486 5303
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 76 81
Average hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.00 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
RSS
England

RSS
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RSS across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

RSS Jobs Demand Trend in London

RSS
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSS across the London region.

RSS Daily Rate Trend in London

RSS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSS across the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

RSS Daily Rate Histogram in London

RSS
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RSS across the London region.

RSS Hourly Rate Trend in London

RSS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS within the London region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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Job
Vacancies
City of London - - - -
RSS
England

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
2 6 (50.00%) Time Management
3 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
4 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) SMS
4 4 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) CRM
4 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 4 (33.33%) Social Network
4 4 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) Marketing
4 4 (33.33%) CSS3
4 4 (33.33%) Eloqua
4 4 (33.33%) HTML5
4 4 (33.33%) Marketo
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (25.00%) Redis
5 3 (25.00%) Sass
5 3 (25.00%) Capybara
5 3 (25.00%) Resque
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (25.00%) RSpec

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) Documentum
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) WebTrends
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SMS
2 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Redis
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) RSpec
1 3 (25.00%) Capybara
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Business Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Development Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Webmaster
5 1 (8.33%) Web Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Web Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) CSS
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) XML
3 4 (33.33%) jQuery
3 4 (33.33%) HTML5
3 4 (33.33%) CSS3
4 3 (25.00%) Sass
4 3 (25.00%) Resque
4 3 (25.00%) Sinatra
4 3 (25.00%) RESTful
4 3 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (25.00%) XHTML
5 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 2 (16.67%) XSL
5 2 (16.67%) XSLT
6 1 (8.33%) JSP
6 1 (8.33%) SOAP
6 1 (8.33%) Lucene
6 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Social Network
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) UNIX
1 1 (8.33%) Solaris
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Time Management
2 5 (41.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) Project Management
3 4 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 3 (25.00%) BDD
4 3 (25.00%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) SEO
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Pay per click
6 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Content Management
6 1 (8.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Eloqua
1 4 (33.33%) Marketo
2 2 (16.67%) Unica
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) FatWire
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss