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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 594 581 549
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -32
Contract jobs citing RSS 2 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.026% 0.011%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.014% 0.096% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14410 14574 12928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.02% 27.53% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9549 9635 8141
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 185 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 6 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 29 May 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 -33 2 £325 +8.33%
London -2 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £325 -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) XHTML
3 3 (60.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Sass
5 1 (20.00%) Capybara
5 1 (20.00%) LESS
5 1 (20.00%) Resque
5 1 (20.00%) Underscore.js
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) Gradle
5 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (20.00%) Grunt
5 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (20.00%) Android Development
5 1 (20.00%) User Experience
5 1 (20.00%) React

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 1 (20.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Capybara
2 1 (20.00%) Gradle
2 1 (20.00%) Grunt
2 1 (20.00%) RSpec
2 1 (20.00%) Subversion
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Ant
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) AWS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) XHTML
3 3 (60.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) HTML5
4 2 (40.00%) Sass
5 1 (20.00%) LESS
5 1 (20.00%) Resque
5 1 (20.00%) Underscore.js
5 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
5 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (20.00%) Android SDK
5 1 (20.00%) React
5 1 (20.00%) Sinatra
5 1 (20.00%) REST
5 1 (20.00%) CSS3
5 1 (20.00%) WebSockets
5 1 (20.00%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (20.00%) User Experience
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Rapid Prototyping
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) PHP5
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Facebook
1 1 (20.00%) Twitter
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Zend
1 1 (20.00%) VMware