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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 593 586 535
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -51
Contract jobs citing RSS 4 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.024% 0.015%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.087% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
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
14917 14887 12863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.80% 27.33% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9662 9655 8037
Average daily rate £388 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 219 349
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £18.05 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 5 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 27 April 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 -10 4 £400 +33.33% 1
London -13 3 - - 1
City of London - 3 - - 1
South East - 1 £400 -
Hampshire - 1 £400 -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) XHTML
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) OO
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Sass
4 2 (33.33%) Maven
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) HTML5
5 1 (16.67%) Capistrano
5 1 (16.67%) RSpec
5 1 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
5 1 (16.67%) PHP
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) Ant
5 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
5 1 (16.67%) XQuery

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (16.67%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) RSpec
2 1 (16.67%) Hudson
2 1 (16.67%) Capybara
2 1 (16.67%) Gradle
2 1 (16.67%) Grunt
2 1 (16.67%) Ant
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Android Developer
2 1 (16.67%) AWS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) HTML
1 6 (100.00%) CSS
2 4 (66.67%) XML
2 4 (66.67%) XHTML
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Sass
3 2 (33.33%) HTML5
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Sinatra
4 1 (16.67%) REST
4 1 (16.67%) CSS3
4 1 (16.67%) WebSockets
4 1 (16.67%) PhoneGap
4 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
4 1 (16.67%) LESS
4 1 (16.67%) Resque
4 1 (16.67%) Underscore.js
4 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 1 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) W3C
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
3 1 (16.67%) Android Development
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) PHP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) XQuery
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (16.67%) PHP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) VMware
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) Zend
1 1 (16.67%) Facebook
1 1 (16.67%) Twitter