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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 647 640 609
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -31
Contract jobs citing RSS 14 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.038% 0.027%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.086% 0.13% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 11
Median daily rate £323 £495 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.84% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £345 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £495 £203
% change year-on-year
-34.34% +144.44%
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
16193 16315 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.70% 27.91% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11229 11015 9789
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 286 218
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.97 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £55.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

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 10 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 24 August 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 14 £323 -34.84% 1
West Yorkshire +13 8 £328 -33.83%
Leeds +8 8 £328 -33.83%
Yorkshire +4 8 £328 -33.83%
London 0 4 £300 -30.02%
Watford - 1 £220 -
Bristol - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £220 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £220 -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 11 (64.71%) WordPress
2 10 (58.82%) Open Source
2 10 (58.82%) Google
2 10 (58.82%) CSS
2 10 (58.82%) XML
2 10 (58.82%) XSLT
2 10 (58.82%) Linux
3 9 (52.94%) HTML
3 9 (52.94%) LAMP
3 9 (52.94%) HTML5
3 9 (52.94%) Google Maps API
3 9 (52.94%) Wireframes
4 8 (47.06%) Mobile Optimisation
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (41.18%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
7 2 (11.76%) SEO
7 2 (11.76%) Finance
7 2 (11.76%) Legal
7 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
7 2 (11.76%) SSCP
7 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
7 2 (11.76%) Social Media
7 2 (11.76%) Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) Network Security
8 1 (5.88%) Global Marketing
8 1 (5.88%) Infographics

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 11 (64.71%) WordPress
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
3 1 (5.88%) Broadband
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Extranet
3 1 (5.88%) IPsec
3 1 (5.88%) IPv4
3 1 (5.88%) IPv6
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) WiMAX
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Legal
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) WordPress Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Field Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) PHP Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Security Administrator
5 1 (5.88%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (58.82%) CSS
1 10 (58.82%) XML
1 10 (58.82%) XSLT
2 9 (52.94%) Google Maps API
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 9 (52.94%) HTML5
2 9 (52.94%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
3 1 (5.88%) CakePHP
3 1 (5.88%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
1 2 (11.76%) Social Media
2 1 (5.88%) BBC
2 1 (5.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Open Source
2 9 (52.94%) Wireframes
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) Mobile Optimisation
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (17.65%) Front End Development
6 2 (11.76%) SEO
7 1 (5.88%) CRM
7 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 1 (5.88%) Email Marketing
7 1 (5.88%) ERP
7 1 (5.88%) Global Marketing
7 1 (5.88%) Infographics
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) Network Optimisation
7 1 (5.88%) Service Management
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) SSCP
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCTS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Google
2 1 (5.88%) Zend
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