The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 583 543 570
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +27
Contract jobs citing RSS 13 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.017% 0.028%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.086% 0.062% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
Average daily rate £300 £395 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +34.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15175 12984 15242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.99% 26.79% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9801 8121 9015
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £252 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 227 355 380
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 17 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 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -44 13 £300 -24.05% 1
London -21 4 - -
Lutterworth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Beverley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 15 (68.18%) CSS
2 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) PHP
3 10 (45.45%) jQuery
4 9 (40.91%) Drupal
4 9 (40.91%) Oracle
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
6 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
6 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (31.82%) VirtualBox
7 6 (27.27%) Varnish
7 6 (27.27%) Web Services
7 6 (27.27%) Project Management
8 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
9 4 (18.18%) Java
9 4 (18.18%) Intranet
9 4 (18.18%) CRM
9 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
9 4 (18.18%) SMS
9 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
9 4 (18.18%) Finance
9 4 (18.18%) Migration
9 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (18.18%) Zend
9 4 (18.18%) Social Network
9 4 (18.18%) Marketing
9 4 (18.18%) Marketo
9 4 (18.18%) Eloqua
9 4 (18.18%) Social Media
9 4 (18.18%) Time Management

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 9 (40.91%) Drupal
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.55%) Node.js
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) Intranet
1 4 (18.18%) SMS
2 3 (13.64%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) FTP
3 1 (4.55%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (4.55%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.55%) Grunt
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
1 4 (18.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Marketing Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Project Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) CSS
2 12 (54.55%) HTML
3 10 (45.45%) jQuery
4 6 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (13.64%) Ajax
5 3 (13.64%) XML
6 2 (9.09%) Flash
6 2 (9.09%) HTML5
7 1 (4.55%) RESTful
7 1 (4.55%) Google Maps API
7 1 (4.55%) CSS3
7 1 (4.55%) WebKit
7 1 (4.55%) Sass
7 1 (4.55%) Zend Framework
7 1 (4.55%) Java EE
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
7 1 (4.55%) X-Windows
7 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Social Network
1 4 (18.18%) Social Media
2 3 (13.64%) Wiki
2 3 (13.64%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) W3C
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) New Media
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.55%) UNIX
3 1 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Project Management
2 4 (18.18%) CRM
2 4 (18.18%) Data Modelling
2 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (18.18%) Time Management
2 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Web Design
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) Scrum
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (4.55%) Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) PHP
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) WAI
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VirtualBox
2 6 (27.27%) Varnish
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 4 (18.18%) Zend
3 4 (18.18%) Marketo
3 4 (18.18%) Eloqua
4 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) SAP
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) IBM