The table below looks at the statistics for RSS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RSS over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 618 639 634
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -5
Contract jobs citing RSS 2 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.033% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.11% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 2
Median daily rate £395 £483 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.13% -1.02%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £493 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15327 15921 15523
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.76% 26.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10582 11090 10566
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 263 168
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.92 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

RSS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RSS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -7 2 £395 -19.38%
London -12 2 £395 +10.10%
Ilford - 1 - -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RSS.

1 11 (73.33%) CSS
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
1 11 (73.33%) Google
2 10 (66.67%) HTML5
2 10 (66.67%) LAMP
2 10 (66.67%) Google Maps API
2 10 (66.67%) WordPress
2 10 (66.67%) HTML
2 10 (66.67%) Open Source
3 9 (60.00%) Wireframes
3 9 (60.00%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) XSLT
3 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Mobile Optimisation
5 7 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) Legal
7 2 (13.33%) CMS
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (6.67%) SEO
8 1 (6.67%) JBoss
8 1 (6.67%) Apache
8 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
8 1 (6.67%) XHTML
8 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
8 1 (6.67%) Documentum
8 1 (6.67%) EMC
8 1 (6.67%) Project Management

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) WordPress
2 2 (13.33%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Documentum
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Local Government
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) WordPress Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (13.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Web Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) CSS
2 10 (66.67%) Google Maps API
2 10 (66.67%) HTML
2 10 (66.67%) HTML5
2 10 (66.67%) LAMP
3 9 (60.00%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) XSLT
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) Ajax
4 1 (6.67%) Java EE
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) JSON
4 1 (6.67%) JSP
4 1 (6.67%) Lucene
4 1 (6.67%) Node.js
4 1 (6.67%) SOAP
4 1 (6.67%) Spring
4 1 (6.67%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) WebCenter
4 1 (6.67%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Solaris
2 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Open Source
2 9 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) Wireframes
3 8 (53.33%) Mobile Optimisation
4 7 (46.67%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Content Management
6 1 (6.67%) Content Writing
6 1 (6.67%) Contract Management
6 1 (6.67%) Email Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) Infographics
6 1 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (6.67%) Line Management
6 1 (6.67%) People Management
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) PHP
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) EMC
2 1 (6.67%) FatWire
2 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle