The table below looks at the statistics for RSS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSS over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 581 546 519
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -27
Contract jobs citing RSS 2 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.015% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.054% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 15
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +7.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £206
% change year-on-year
- +81.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £10.93 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -45.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -45.37%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

RSS
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RSS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RSS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RSS within the UK.

RSS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RSS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RSS within the UK.

RSS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RSS
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
England -23 2 £500 +17.64% 1
London -7 1 £500 +13.31%
Oxford - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) Ajax
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
3 5 (45.45%) SEO
3 5 (45.45%) Publishing
3 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
4 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) UNIX
5 3 (27.27%) PHP
5 3 (27.27%) MySQL
5 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
5 3 (27.27%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (27.27%) Apache
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) TDD
5 3 (27.27%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) Content Management
5 3 (27.27%) RedDot
5 3 (27.27%) Marketing
5 3 (27.27%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (27.27%) HTML5
5 3 (27.27%) User Stories
5 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (18.18%) Sass
6 2 (18.18%) Capybara
6 2 (18.18%) Resque
6 2 (18.18%) Social Media

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (27.27%) Apache
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
1 3 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) Joomla!
2 1 (9.09%) WordPress
2 1 (9.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
2 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) Redis
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Dreamweaver
2 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 2 (18.18%) Capybara
3 2 (18.18%) RSpec
4 1 (9.09%) Maven
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
General
1 5 (45.45%) Publishing
2 3 (27.27%) Marketing
3 2 (18.18%) Legal
4 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) PHP Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Content Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Web Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Content Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Web Applications Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Communications Manager
3 2 (18.18%) PHP Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Website Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) HTML
1 8 (72.73%) CSS
2 6 (54.55%) Ajax
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
4 4 (36.36%) XML
5 3 (27.27%) HTML5
6 2 (18.18%) Sass
6 2 (18.18%) Resque
6 2 (18.18%) CSS3
6 2 (18.18%) Regular Expression
6 2 (18.18%) RESTful
6 2 (18.18%) CakePHP
6 2 (18.18%) Sinatra
6 2 (18.18%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (18.18%) Symfony
6 2 (18.18%) XHTML
6 2 (18.18%) Classic ASP
6 2 (18.18%) Web Services
6 2 (18.18%) ODBC
6 2 (18.18%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Social Media
1 2 (18.18%) Blog
1 2 (18.18%) Streaming Video
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 1 (9.09%) Android
2 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) SEO
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Content Management
3 3 (27.27%) Web Accessibility
3 3 (27.27%) User Stories
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) OOP
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
5 1 (9.09%) Information Management
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Android Development
5 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) ActionScript
4 1 (9.09%) XQuery
4 1 (9.09%) PHP5
4 1 (9.09%) PHP4
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Capistrano
2 1 (9.09%) cPanel
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) RedDot
2 2 (18.18%) Facebook
2 2 (18.18%) Twitter
3 1 (9.09%) Rackspace