Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RSS over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 840 817
Contract jobs citing RSS 0 15 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.015% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.050% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 41
England median daily rate - £323 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -34.85% +32.00%
UK median daily rate - £323 £495
% change year-on-year - -34.85% +34.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

RSS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30628 29994 30248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.31% 30.75% 28.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21785 20932 20975
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £276
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 365 351 509
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%
10th Percentile £18.85 £14.56 £14.68
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%

RSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RSS in England

RSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RSS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RSS in England

RSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RSS in England