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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 422 436 398
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -38
Contract jobs citing RSS 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.024% 0.024% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.080% 0.076% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 3
Average daily rate
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£475 £415 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% +74.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £403 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £423 £348
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
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
7493 7874 7523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.38% 31.06% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5504 5736 5344
Average daily rate £423 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.32% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 73
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £59.87 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 20 October 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 20 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
City of London +24 1 £333 - 2
RSS
England

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
4 6 (50.00%) XML
4 6 (50.00%) SEO
5 5 (41.67%) Web Services
5 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) jQuery
5 5 (41.67%) HTML5
5 5 (41.67%) CSS3
6 4 (33.33%) Redis
6 4 (33.33%) Capistrano
6 4 (33.33%) BDD
6 4 (33.33%) Sinatra
6 4 (33.33%) Sass
6 4 (33.33%) Capybara
6 4 (33.33%) Resque
6 4 (33.33%) User Stories
6 4 (33.33%) RSpec
6 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 4 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
6 4 (33.33%) RESTful
6 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (33.33%) TDD
6 4 (33.33%) Ruby
6 4 (33.33%) Ajax
6 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (25.00%) Publishing
7 3 (25.00%) RedDot

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (8.33%) Documentum
2 1 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) JBoss
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) WebTrends
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Redis
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) RSpec
1 4 (33.33%) Capybara
2 3 (25.00%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Web Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Content Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Business Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Web Content Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Development Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Webmaster
4 1 (8.33%) Website Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) HTML
2 9 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) HTML5
4 5 (41.67%) CSS3
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
5 4 (33.33%) Sass
5 4 (33.33%) Resque
5 4 (33.33%) Sinatra
5 4 (33.33%) RESTful
5 4 (33.33%) Ajax
5 4 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (25.00%) XHTML
7 2 (16.67%) XML Schema
7 2 (16.67%) XSL
7 2 (16.67%) XSLT
7 2 (16.67%) Classic ASP
8 1 (8.33%) JSP
8 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
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%) SEO
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Web Accessibility
3 4 (33.33%) BDD
3 4 (33.33%) User Stories
4 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 2 (16.67%) Pay per click
5 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 2 (16.67%) Content Management
6 1 (8.33%) Information Management
6 1 (8.33%) Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
6 1 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (8.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) RedDot
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) Unica
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) FatWire
3 1 (8.33%) Google