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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 605 600 568
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -32
Contract jobs citing RSS 15 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.020% 0.022%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.096% 0.072% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 10
Average daily rate
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£495 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £187 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £480 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £203 -
% change year-on-year
+144.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
15587 15227 14467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 27.86% 28.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10478 9801 9188
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 225 284
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

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
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 31 July 2015.

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 19 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 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -22 13 £503 +34.00% 3
London -4 6 £510 +36.00% 1
Yorkshire -20 4 £495 +98.00%
Leeds - 4 £493 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £493 -
South Yorkshire -6 2 £503 +101.00%
Sheffield -9 2 £503 +101.00%
North West - 2 £510 -
City of London - 2 £510 -
Warrington - 1 £510 -
Blackpool - 1 £510 -
Worcester - 1 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £510 -
Cheshire - 1 £510 -
Lancashire - 1 £510 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £510 -
Worcestershire - 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £510 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 18 (94.74%) HTML
2 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
3 16 (84.21%) CSS
4 14 (73.68%) jQuery
5 12 (63.16%) HTML5
6 11 (57.89%) PHP
6 11 (57.89%) VB
7 10 (52.63%) ActionScript
7 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
7 10 (52.63%) SEO
7 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (52.63%) Social Media
8 9 (47.37%) Content Management
8 9 (47.37%) XML
9 6 (31.58%) XHTML
10 4 (21.05%) Web Services
10 4 (21.05%) Linux
10 4 (21.05%) Ajax
11 3 (15.79%) Sass
11 3 (15.79%) REST
11 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
11 3 (15.79%) Java
11 3 (15.79%) XSL
11 3 (15.79%) OO
11 3 (15.79%) Spring
11 3 (15.79%) Finance
12 2 (10.53%) XML-RPC
12 2 (10.53%) TDD
12 2 (10.53%) Banking
12 2 (10.53%) Retail

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) Drupal
2 1 (5.26%) Node.js
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (10.53%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) Redis
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) VisualAge
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
1 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) RSpec
2 1 (5.26%) Capybara
2 1 (5.26%) Gradle
2 1 (5.26%) Grunt
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Ant
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Retail Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (84.21%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) AWS Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Web Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Drupal Developer
4 1 (5.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Android Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) HTML
2 16 (84.21%) CSS
3 14 (73.68%) jQuery
4 12 (63.16%) HTML5
5 9 (47.37%) XML
6 6 (31.58%) XHTML
7 4 (21.05%) Web Services
7 4 (21.05%) Ajax
8 3 (15.79%) Spring
8 3 (15.79%) Sass
8 3 (15.79%) XSL
8 3 (15.79%) REST
9 2 (10.53%) CSS3
9 2 (10.53%) XHR
9 2 (10.53%) Swing
9 2 (10.53%) XSD
9 2 (10.53%) DOM
9 2 (10.53%) J2ME
9 2 (10.53%) WSDL
9 2 (10.53%) JAXP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Social Media
2 3 (15.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.26%) W3C
3 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (21.05%) Linux
2 2 (10.53%) UNIX
3 1 (5.26%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.26%) Android
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) SEO
1 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (47.37%) Content Management
3 3 (15.79%) OO
4 2 (10.53%) EAI
4 2 (10.53%) OOD
4 2 (10.53%) SOA
4 2 (10.53%) RDF
4 2 (10.53%) Project Management
4 2 (10.53%) Process Management
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Management
4 2 (10.53%) BPEL
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) AOP
4 2 (10.53%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Programme Management
4 2 (10.53%) UML
4 2 (10.53%) OOP
4 2 (10.53%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) PHP
2 11 (57.89%) VB
3 10 (52.63%) ActionScript
4 3 (15.79%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (5.26%) Ruby
5 1 (5.26%) PHP5
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Google
2 1 (5.26%) Zend
2 1 (5.26%) Facebook
2 1 (5.26%) Twitter
2 1 (5.26%) VMware