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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 631 620
Contract jobs citing RSS 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England - 0.012% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.042% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £316 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £316 £300
% change year-on-year - +5.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RSS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13923 14344 14192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.35% 28.96% 27.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9670 10235 9678
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 164 188
Median hourly rate £41.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.27% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.26 £18.80 £16.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

RSS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for RSS.

1 19 (90.48%) HTML
1 19 (90.48%) PHP
1 19 (90.48%) CSS
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
1 19 (90.48%) Linux
1 19 (90.48%) XML
1 19 (90.48%) XSLT
2 16 (76.19%) TCP/IP
2 16 (76.19%) Red Hat
2 16 (76.19%) Python
2 16 (76.19%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) C
2 16 (76.19%) Ubuntu
2 16 (76.19%) Web 2.0
2 16 (76.19%) JSON
2 16 (76.19%) CentOS
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 15 (71.43%) OOP
4 14 (66.67%) OO
4 14 (66.67%) Service Management
4 14 (66.67%) Procedural Programming
5 13 (61.90%) Information Management
6 12 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
6 12 (57.14%) PostGIS
6 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
7 11 (52.38%) ITIL
7 11 (52.38%) Law
8 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
8 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared

RSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (14.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (57.14%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (57.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 11 (52.38%) Law
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 3 (14.29%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Development Manager
5 1 (4.76%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.76%) PMO Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) CSS
1 19 (90.48%) HTML
1 19 (90.48%) XML
1 19 (90.48%) XSLT
2 16 (76.19%) JSON
3 12 (57.14%) PostGIS
4 3 (14.29%) .NET
4 3 (14.29%) Google Maps API
4 3 (14.29%) HTML5
4 3 (14.29%) LAMP
4 3 (14.29%) WAMP
5 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (76.19%) Web 2.0
2 9 (42.86%) Management Information System
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (9.52%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Linux
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) CentOS
2 16 (76.19%) Ubuntu
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) OOP
2 14 (66.67%) OO
2 14 (66.67%) Procedural Programming
2 14 (66.67%) Service Management
3 13 (61.90%) Information Management
4 11 (52.38%) ITIL
5 6 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
6 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (23.81%) Use Case
7 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (14.29%) Mathematics
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile Optimisation
7 3 (14.29%) Open Source
7 3 (14.29%) Physics
7 3 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (14.29%) Wireframes
8 2 (9.52%) Contract Management
8 2 (9.52%) IT Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (90.48%) PHP
2 16 (76.19%) C
2 16 (76.19%) Java
2 16 (76.19%) Python
3 12 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
1 10 (47.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Red Hat
2 3 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (9.52%) LANDesk
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Rackspace