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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
UK
Rank 577 614 602
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -12
Contract jobs citing RSS 20 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.016% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.055% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Median daily rate £500 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £425 -
% change year-on-year
-18.23% -
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
13765 14661 13927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.86% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 9459 10107 9416
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 261 184
Median hourly rate £38.00 £38.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.64 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RSS within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

RSS Daily Rate Histogram 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 8 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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +43 20 £500 +18.69% 1
London +27 18 £500 +36.05% 1
City of London -1 3 £525 +42.85%
Yorkshire - 2 £348 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £550 -
Leeds - 1 £320 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £320 -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 19 (90.48%) HTML
1 19 (90.48%) PHP
1 19 (90.48%) CSS
1 19 (90.48%) Linux
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) XML
2 18 (85.71%) XSLT
3 17 (80.95%) Java
3 17 (80.95%) JSON
4 16 (76.19%) Ubuntu
4 16 (76.19%) CentOS
4 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
4 16 (76.19%) Red Hat
4 16 (76.19%) Python
4 16 (76.19%) TCP/IP
4 16 (76.19%) C
4 16 (76.19%) Web 2.0
5 15 (71.43%) OOP
6 14 (66.67%) OO
6 14 (66.67%) Service Management
6 14 (66.67%) Procedural Programming
7 13 (61.90%) Information Management
7 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
8 12 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
8 12 (57.14%) PostGIS
9 11 (52.38%) Law
9 11 (52.38%) ITIL
10 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
10 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared

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 2 (9.52%) CMS
1 2 (9.52%) WordPress
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Documentum
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) JBoss
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 11 (52.38%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Local Government
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Python Developer
4 2 (9.52%) WordPress Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Web Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Web Development Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) CSS
1 19 (90.48%) HTML
2 18 (85.71%) XML
2 18 (85.71%) XSLT
3 17 (80.95%) JSON
4 12 (57.14%) PostGIS
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) Google Maps API
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) LAMP
6 2 (9.52%) WAMP
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
7 1 (4.76%) CSS3
7 1 (4.76%) Java EE
7 1 (4.76%) jQuery
7 1 (4.76%) LESS
7 1 (4.76%) Node.js
7 1 (4.76%) REST
7 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.76%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Web 2.0
2 8 (38.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 3 (14.29%) Physics
4 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.76%) Social Media
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Linux
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 16 (76.19%) CentOS
3 16 (76.19%) Ubuntu
3 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) OOP
2 14 (66.67%) OO
2 14 (66.67%) Procedural Programming
2 14 (66.67%) Service Management
3 13 (61.90%) Information Management
4 11 (52.38%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) Project Management
6 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) Use Case
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (9.52%) Mobile Optimisation
8 2 (9.52%) Open Source
8 2 (9.52%) Wireframes
9 1 (4.76%) Content Writing
9 1 (4.76%) Contract Management
9 1 (4.76%) Infographics
9 1 (4.76%) IT Asset Management
9 1 (4.76%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) PHP
2 17 (80.95%) Java
3 16 (76.19%) C
3 16 (76.19%) Python
4 13 (61.90%) JavaScript
5 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) Google
3 1 (4.76%) EMC
3 1 (4.76%) FatWire
3 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Rackspace