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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 582 556 564
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +8
Contract jobs citing RSS 11 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.024% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.073% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £415 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £400 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £476 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 - £250
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
15077 14208 14854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.84% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9714 9035 9071
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 296 366
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £32.75
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.81%

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 25 July 2014.

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 15 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 25 July 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
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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 -29 10 £375 -9.63% 1
London 0 8 £375 -9.63%
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
City of London - - - -
South East - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Hull - - - -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 16 (66.67%) CSS
2 13 (54.17%) HTML
2 13 (54.17%) jQuery
3 10 (41.67%) Web Services
4 9 (37.50%) PHP
4 9 (37.50%) Drupal
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle
5 8 (33.33%) Linux
6 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
6 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (29.17%) VirtualBox
7 6 (25.00%) Varnish
7 6 (25.00%) Time Management
8 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
8 5 (20.83%) SEO
8 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 5 (20.83%) XML
8 5 (20.83%) Marketing
9 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (16.67%) Social Network
9 4 (16.67%) Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Finance
9 4 (16.67%) Project Management
9 4 (16.67%) CRM
9 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
9 4 (16.67%) SMS
9 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
9 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
9 4 (16.67%) HTML5
9 4 (16.67%) CSS3

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (37.50%) Drupal
2 2 (8.33%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Apache Solr
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) WebTrends
1 1 (4.17%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) SMS
2 1 (4.17%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) Redis
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) RSpec
2 3 (12.50%) Capybara
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.83%) Marketing
2 4 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (58.33%) Developer
2 9 (37.50%) Drupal Developer
3 5 (20.83%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Business Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Marketing Project Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Marketing Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Web Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Web Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Development Consultant
6 1 (4.17%) Communications Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Webmaster
6 1 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (66.67%) CSS
2 13 (54.17%) jQuery
2 13 (54.17%) HTML
3 10 (41.67%) Web Services
4 5 (20.83%) XML
5 4 (16.67%) HTML5
5 4 (16.67%) CSS3
6 3 (12.50%) Sass
6 3 (12.50%) Resque
6 3 (12.50%) Sinatra
6 3 (12.50%) XHTML
6 3 (12.50%) RESTful
6 3 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (8.33%) XML Schema
7 2 (8.33%) XSL
7 2 (8.33%) XSLT
8 1 (4.17%) Lucene
8 1 (4.17%) Ajax
8 1 (4.17%) Java EE
8 1 (4.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Social Network
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.33%) Social Media
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Streaming Video
3 1 (4.17%) Blog
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.17%) UNIX
3 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Time Management
2 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
2 5 (20.83%) SEO
3 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 4 (16.67%) CRM
3 4 (16.67%) Data Modelling
3 4 (16.67%) Project Management
3 4 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
4 3 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (12.50%) User Stories
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) Web Development
4 3 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.50%) TDD
5 2 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Pay per click
6 1 (4.17%) Web Analytics
6 1 (4.17%) Content Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PHP
2 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 3 (12.50%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) VirtualBox
2 6 (25.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle
2 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
3 4 (16.67%) Eloqua
3 4 (16.67%) Marketo
4 3 (12.50%) Zend
5 2 (8.33%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) Unica
6 1 (4.17%) Polycom
6 1 (4.17%) FatWire
6 1 (4.17%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) JBoss
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Facebook
6 1 (4.17%) Twitter