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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 638 636 601
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -35
Contract jobs citing RSS 8 2 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.004% 0.025%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.052% 0.013% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 11
Median daily rate £320 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £280 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £320 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
15312 15167 14783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 27.51% 27.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10799 10141 9643
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 210 209
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £18.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%

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 8 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 28 June 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 +4 8 £320 +6.66% 2
Yorkshire +7 5 £325 -
Leeds +2 5 £325 -
West Yorkshire -1 5 £325 -
South West - 3 £285 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £285 -
Swindon - 2 £285 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
1 7 (46.67%) HTML5
2 6 (40.00%) WordPress
2 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Google
3 5 (33.33%) XML
3 5 (33.33%) XSLT
3 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 5 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (26.67%) Mobile Optimisation
4 4 (26.67%) Google Maps API
4 4 (26.67%) Windows
4 4 (26.67%) LAMP
5 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
5 3 (20.00%) IPsec
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) MCTS
5 3 (20.00%) MCITP
5 3 (20.00%) WiMAX
5 3 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (20.00%) IPv4
5 3 (20.00%) IPv6
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Bluetooth

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 6 (40.00%) WordPress
2 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Bluetooth
2 3 (20.00%) Broadband
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) IPsec
2 3 (20.00%) IPv4
2 3 (20.00%) IPv6
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (20.00%) WiMAX
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) BIG-IP
3 1 (6.67%) Extranet
3 1 (6.67%) H.323
3 1 (6.67%) SCCP
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Redis
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Capybara
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jasmine
1 2 (13.33%) RSpec
2 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (33.33%) WordPress Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Field Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Network Field Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Security Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) CSS
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
1 7 (46.67%) HTML5
2 5 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) XSLT
3 4 (26.67%) Google Maps API
3 4 (26.67%) LAMP
4 3 (20.00%) 802.1X
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
5 2 (13.33%) Resque
5 2 (13.33%) RESTful
5 2 (13.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (13.33%) Sass
5 2 (13.33%) Sinatra
5 2 (13.33%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) .NET
6 1 (6.67%) CakePHP
6 1 (6.67%) MAPI
6 1 (6.67%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) BBC
1 1 (6.67%) Blog
1 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
1 1 (6.67%) iPhone
1 1 (6.67%) Social Media
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 5 (33.33%) Wireframes
3 4 (26.67%) Mobile Optimisation
4 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (20.00%) Customer Engagement
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Network Optimisation
4 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
6 1 (6.67%) CRM
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) Front End Development
6 1 (6.67%) Global Marketing
6 1 (6.67%) SEO
6 1 (6.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) CoffeeScript
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
1 3 (20.00%) MCITP
1 3 (20.00%) MCTS
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SSCP
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (13.33%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Google
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.67%) Polycom
3 1 (6.67%) Zend
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