The first table below looks at the demand for RSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSS over the 3 months to 17 April 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 South West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 135 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSS 8 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
806 589 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.23% 25.04% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 364 510
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £15.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
RSS
England

RSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

RSS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

RSS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

RSS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

RSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

RSS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (100.00%) PHP
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
2 8 (88.89%) Drupal
3 7 (77.78%) Linux
4 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
4 6 (66.67%) Oracle
4 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (66.67%) VirtualBox
5 5 (55.56%) Varnish
5 5 (55.56%) Web Services
6 4 (44.44%) Zend
7 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
7 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
7 2 (22.22%) Degree
8 1 (11.11%) JSON
8 1 (11.11%) JIRA
8 1 (11.11%) Apache
8 1 (11.11%) FTP
8 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
8 1 (11.11%) Internet
8 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
8 1 (11.11%) RESTful
8 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
8 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
8 1 (11.11%) HTML5
8 1 (11.11%) Social Media
8 1 (11.11%) Zend Framework
8 1 (11.11%) XML

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 8 (88.89%) Drupal
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) FTP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) PHPUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Grunt
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) CSS
1 9 (100.00%) jQuery
2 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
3 1 (11.11%) X-Windows
3 1 (11.11%) Ajax
3 1 (11.11%) JSON
3 1 (11.11%) Zend Framework
3 1 (11.11%) RESTful
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) WebKit
3 1 (11.11%) Sass
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Computer Science
2 1 (11.11%) Social Media
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) MVC
1 1 (11.11%) SEO
1 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) PHP
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VirtualBox
2 5 (55.56%) Varnish
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 4 (44.44%) Zend