The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank - - 133
Contract jobs citing RSS 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - - 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £203 - £213
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
826 593 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.16% 26.47% 21.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 394 373
Average daily rate £350 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £54.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.77% +65.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £16.88 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.80 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 14 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
1 7 (100.00%) Drupal
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Varnish
2 6 (85.71%) VirtualBox
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Zend

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 7 (100.00%) Drupal
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
2 6 (85.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Linux
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Varnish
1 6 (85.71%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Zend