The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 402 413 380
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -33
Contract jobs citing RSS 1 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.004% 0.017% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.015% 0.057% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
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 - £344 £206
% change year-on-year
- +66.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 -
RSS
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6817 7048 6499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.95% 29.62% 31.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5194 5077 4728
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 69
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £48.10
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 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
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 24 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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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
City of London - - - -
RSS
England

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) XML
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
3 3 (42.86%) SEO
3 3 (42.86%) Publishing
3 3 (42.86%) RedDot
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (42.86%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
3 3 (42.86%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (28.57%) RSpec
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Capistrano
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Sinatra
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) Redis
4 2 (28.57%) Sass
4 2 (28.57%) Capybara
4 2 (28.57%) Resque
4 2 (28.57%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (28.57%) Unica

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) RSpec
2 2 (28.57%) Capybara
General
1 3 (42.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Content Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Business Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Web Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Web Content Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Website Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) CSS
2 4 (57.14%) XML
3 3 (42.86%) Ajax
4 2 (28.57%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
4 2 (28.57%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Sinatra
4 2 (28.57%) CSS3
4 2 (28.57%) Sass
4 2 (28.57%) Resque
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Classic ASP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) SEO
1 3 (42.86%) Web Accessibility
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) User Stories
2 2 (28.57%) Business Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) Content Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) RedDot
2 2 (28.57%) Unica
2 2 (28.57%) IBM