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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
UK
Rank 572 623 615
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -8
Contract jobs citing RSS 22 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.012% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.041% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
Median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £260 £400
% change year-on-year
+28.84% -35.00%
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
14150 14774 13887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.20% 28.41% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9841 10193 9187
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 248 189
Median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £21.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +13.23%

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 22 February 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 7 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 22 February 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 +61 22 £400 +15.52%
London +39 19 £500 +12.04%
Yorkshire +19 3 £335 +3.07%
City of London 0 3 £525 +42.85%
West Yorkshire +18 2 £328 +0.76%
Leeds +3 2 £328 +0.76%
Westminster - 1 £550 -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 20 (86.96%) HTML
1 20 (86.96%) PHP
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) XML
2 19 (82.61%) XSLT
3 17 (73.91%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) JSON
4 16 (69.57%) Ubuntu
4 16 (69.57%) Web 2.0
4 16 (69.57%) CentOS
4 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 16 (69.57%) C
4 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
4 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
4 16 (69.57%) Python
5 15 (65.22%) OOP
6 14 (60.87%) OO
6 14 (60.87%) Service Management
6 14 (60.87%) Procedural Programming
7 13 (56.52%) Information Management
7 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
8 12 (52.17%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (52.17%) PostGIS
8 12 (52.17%) Relational Database
9 11 (47.83%) Law
9 11 (47.83%) ITIL
10 10 (43.48%) Management Information System
10 10 (43.48%) SC 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 3 (13.04%) WordPress
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Documentum
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (52.17%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) MySQL
General
1 11 (47.83%) Law
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
3 3 (13.04%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Development Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 19 (82.61%) XML
2 19 (82.61%) XSLT
3 17 (73.91%) JSON
4 12 (52.17%) PostGIS
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
5 4 (17.39%) Google Maps API
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
5 4 (17.39%) LAMP
6 3 (13.04%) WAMP
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 1 (4.35%) Ajax
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) Java EE
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) LESS
7 1 (4.35%) Node.js
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Web 2.0
2 10 (43.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 16 (69.57%) CentOS
3 16 (69.57%) Ubuntu
3 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) OOP
2 14 (60.87%) OO
2 14 (60.87%) Procedural Programming
2 14 (60.87%) Service Management
3 13 (56.52%) Information Management
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
7 5 (21.74%) Use Case
8 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
9 3 (13.04%) Contract Management
9 3 (13.04%) Line Management
9 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
9 3 (13.04%) Mobile Optimisation
9 3 (13.04%) Physics
9 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (13.04%) Web Development
9 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) PHP
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 16 (69.57%) C
3 16 (69.57%) Python
4 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (17.39%) Google
3 3 (13.04%) LANDesk
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) FatWire
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle