The table below looks at the statistics for RSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSS over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing RSS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 - £375
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 North East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
293 150 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 31.37% 23.89% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 107 68
Average daily rate £363 £350 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +24.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £258 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Average hourly rate £20.75 - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+17.16% +1.51%

RSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

RSS Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

RSS
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

RSS Daily Rate Trend in the North East

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 19 (100.00%) PHP
1 19 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) SEO
1 19 (100.00%) Content Management
1 19 (100.00%) HTML5
1 19 (100.00%) Social Media
1 19 (100.00%) jQuery
2 18 (94.74%) 4G
2 18 (94.74%) CMS
2 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (94.74%) Mac OS
2 18 (94.74%) 3G
2 18 (94.74%) Wi-Fi
2 18 (94.74%) Unix
2 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 18 (94.74%) FTP
2 18 (94.74%) .NET
3 17 (89.47%) VB
3 17 (89.47%) SDLC
4 16 (84.21%) Open Source
4 16 (84.21%) SSH
5 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (63.16%) Change Control
5 12 (63.16%) GitLab
6 11 (57.89%) Performance Management
6 11 (57.89%) Disclosure Scotland

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 18 (94.74%) CMS
2 6 (31.58%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) 3G
1 18 (94.74%) 4G
1 18 (94.74%) FTP
1 18 (94.74%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (84.21%) SSH
3 5 (26.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) GitLab
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Drupal Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Full Stack Developer
2 2 (10.53%) HTML CSS Developer
2 2 (10.53%) HTML Developer
2 2 (10.53%) PHP Developer
2 2 (10.53%) PHP Drupal Developer
3 1 (5.26%) ASP Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) IT Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) CSS
1 19 (100.00%) HTML
1 19 (100.00%) HTML5
1 19 (100.00%) jQuery
2 18 (94.74%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) Drush
4 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 19 (100.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Linux
1 18 (94.74%) Mac OS
1 18 (94.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Content Management
1 19 (100.00%) SEO
2 18 (94.74%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (89.47%) SDLC
4 16 (84.21%) Open Source
5 12 (63.16%) Change Control
5 12 (63.16%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (57.89%) Performance Management
7 10 (52.63%) Web Design
8 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) ActionScript
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 19 (100.00%) PHP
2 17 (89.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) Disclosure Scotland