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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 143 - 127
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing RSS 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% - 0.076%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £170 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 - £338
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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
793 761 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.18% 24.00% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 507 385
Average daily rate £365 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 20
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS within the South West region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol - 1 £170 -
RSS
England

RSS
Top 9 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
1 1 (100.00%) QA

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Programmer
1 1 (100.00%) Report Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Statistics
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft