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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
Rank 592 579 588
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing RSS 14 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.025% 0.036%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.089% 0.085% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 9
Average daily rate
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£360 £415 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +72.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £400 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £338 £213
% change year-on-year
-54.07% +58.82%
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
15699 15243 15940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.31% 28.86% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9794 9627
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 273 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £17.50 £16.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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 18 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 16 September 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 -3 12 £475 +14.45% 2
London +12 7 £475 +14.45% 1
South East - 3 - - 1
City of London +22 1 £333 -19.39% 1
Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Marlow - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Hull - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
Farnborough - - - -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 19 (65.52%) HTML
2 18 (62.07%) CSS
3 13 (44.83%) jQuery
4 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
5 10 (34.48%) Web Services
5 10 (34.48%) SEO
6 8 (27.59%) XML
6 8 (27.59%) PHP
6 8 (27.59%) Marketing
7 7 (24.14%) Ajax
7 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
8 6 (20.69%) HTML5
8 6 (20.69%) Time Management
8 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle
8 6 (20.69%) Linux
8 6 (20.69%) Publishing
8 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (17.24%) CSS3
9 5 (17.24%) User Stories
9 5 (17.24%) Finance
9 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
9 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
9 5 (17.24%) Project Management
9 5 (17.24%) XHTML
9 5 (17.24%) Drupal
9 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (17.24%) VirtualBox
9 5 (17.24%) Varnish
10 4 (13.79%) Capistrano

RSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (17.24%) Drupal
2 4 (13.79%) Apache
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.34%) CMS
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Joomla!
4 1 (3.45%) WordPress
4 1 (3.45%) Confluence
4 1 (3.45%) Documentum
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Photoshop
1 3 (10.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) WebTrends
1 1 (3.45%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) SMS
2 2 (6.90%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Redis
2 3 (10.34%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.79%) RSpec
2 4 (13.79%) Capybara
3 3 (10.34%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (10.34%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 8 (27.59%) Marketing
2 6 (20.69%) Publishing
3 5 (17.24%) Finance
4 3 (10.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Drupal Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) PHP Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Communications Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Content Manager
4 3 (10.34%) Web Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Web Content Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Marketing Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Digital Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Marketing Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Marketing Manager
5 2 (6.90%) PHP Web Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (65.52%) HTML
2 18 (62.07%) CSS
3 13 (44.83%) jQuery
4 10 (34.48%) Web Services
5 8 (27.59%) XML
6 7 (24.14%) Ajax
7 6 (20.69%) HTML5
8 5 (17.24%) CSS3
8 5 (17.24%) XHTML
9 4 (13.79%) Ruby on Rails
9 4 (13.79%) XSL
9 4 (13.79%) Sass
9 4 (13.79%) Resque
9 4 (13.79%) Sinatra
9 4 (13.79%) RESTful
10 2 (6.90%) Symfony
10 2 (6.90%) SOAP
10 2 (6.90%) CakePHP
10 2 (6.90%) Regular Expression
10 2 (6.90%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Social Network
3 3 (10.34%) Streaming Video
3 3 (10.34%) Blog
3 3 (10.34%) Social Media
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.34%) UNIX
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Android
4 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) SEO
2 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Time Management
3 5 (17.24%) User Stories
3 5 (17.24%) Risk Management
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) CRM
4 4 (13.79%) Data Modelling
4 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) TDD
4 4 (13.79%) Content Management
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (13.79%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (13.79%) BDD
4 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (10.34%) Web Development
6 2 (6.90%) Pay per click
6 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
2 8 (27.59%) PHP
3 4 (13.79%) Ruby
4 2 (6.90%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.90%) Perl
5 1 (3.45%) ActionScript
5 1 (3.45%) PHP5
5 1 (3.45%) PHP4
5 1 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) CCNA
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Varnish
1 5 (17.24%) VirtualBox
2 2 (6.90%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) Eloqua
3 4 (13.79%) Marketo
4 3 (10.34%) Facebook
4 3 (10.34%) Twitter
4 3 (10.34%) RedDot
5 2 (6.90%) Unica
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.45%) Polycom
6 1 (3.45%) Google
6 1 (3.45%) FatWire
6 1 (3.45%) JBoss
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco