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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 642 620 604
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -16
Contract jobs citing RSS 2 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.005% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.013% 0.020% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 9
Median daily rate £285 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.30% +8.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.30% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
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
14874 14894 14851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.03% 27.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10553 9808 9867
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 208 185
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

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 4 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 30 May 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 +6 2 £285 -12.30% 1
Swindon - 2 £285 -
Wiltshire - 2 £285 -
South West - 2 £285 - 1

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Bluetooth
3 3 (33.33%) Broadband
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) IPsec
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) IPv4
3 3 (33.33%) IPv6
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
3 3 (33.33%) WiMAX
3 3 (33.33%) MCTS
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (33.33%) SCVMM
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (33.33%) 802.1X
3 3 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
4 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (22.22%) RESTful
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3

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 1 (11.11%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Bluetooth
2 3 (33.33%) Broadband
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) IPsec
2 3 (33.33%) IPv4
2 3 (33.33%) IPv6
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (33.33%) WiMAX
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security
4 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 1 (11.11%) H.323
4 1 (11.11%) SCCP
4 1 (11.11%) SMTP
4 1 (11.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Capybara
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Jasmine
1 2 (22.22%) RSpec
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Field Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Field Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 1 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Collaboration Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Lync Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) 802.1X
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) Resque
2 2 (22.22%) RESTful
2 2 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (22.22%) Sass
2 2 (22.22%) Sinatra
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) .NET
3 1 (11.11%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) BBC
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) Network Optimisation
1 3 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) BDD
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) User Stories
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) CoffeeScript
1 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
1 2 (22.22%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Degree
1 3 (33.33%) MCITP
1 3 (33.33%) MCTS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SSCP
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCVMM
2 2 (22.22%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
2 1 (11.11%) Polycom
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