The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Really Simple Syndication (RSS)
England / London
Rank 384 417 406
Rank change year-on-year +33 -11  
Contract jobs citing RSS 18 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.094% 0.009% 0.014%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.27% 0.029% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £500 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +3.07% -18.75%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6686 6989 6301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.81% 31.78% 30.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 5229 4550
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 27
Median hourly rate £47.50 £48.92 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.89% +78.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

RSS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

RSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSS in London

RSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RSS in London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSS in London

RSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RSS in London

RSS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS within the London region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
City of London - 3 £525 -
Westminster - 1 £550 -
RSS
England

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 London region with a requirement for RSS.

1 17 (85.00%) HTML
1 17 (85.00%) Java
1 17 (85.00%) PHP
1 17 (85.00%) CSS
1 17 (85.00%) Linux
1 17 (85.00%) JSON
2 16 (80.00%) Ubuntu
2 16 (80.00%) Web 2.0
2 16 (80.00%) CentOS
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Python
2 16 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 16 (80.00%) XML
2 16 (80.00%) XSLT
2 16 (80.00%) C
3 15 (75.00%) OOP
4 14 (70.00%) Service Management
4 14 (70.00%) OO
4 14 (70.00%) Procedural Programming
5 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
5 13 (65.00%) Information Management
6 12 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (60.00%) PostGIS
6 12 (60.00%) Relational Database
7 11 (55.00%) Law
7 11 (55.00%) ITIL
8 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
8 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared

RSS
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (10.00%) CMS
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
2 1 (5.00%) Documentum
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (10.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (80.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 11 (55.00%) Law
2 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.00%) C Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Development Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Python Developer
5 1 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Manager
5 1 (5.00%) HTML CSS Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Lead
5 1 (5.00%) PMO Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Web Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (85.00%) CSS
1 17 (85.00%) HTML
1 17 (85.00%) JSON
2 16 (80.00%) XML
2 16 (80.00%) XSLT
3 12 (60.00%) PostGIS
4 1 (5.00%) Ajax
4 1 (5.00%) CSS3
4 1 (5.00%) Google Maps API
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) Java EE
4 1 (5.00%) jQuery
4 1 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (5.00%) LESS
4 1 (5.00%) Node.js
4 1 (5.00%) REST
4 1 (5.00%) SOAP
4 1 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (80.00%) Web 2.0
2 10 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Linux
2 16 (80.00%) CentOS
2 16 (80.00%) Ubuntu
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) OOP
2 14 (70.00%) OO
2 14 (70.00%) Procedural Programming
2 14 (70.00%) Service Management
3 13 (65.00%) Information Management
4 11 (55.00%) ITIL
5 7 (35.00%) Project Management
6 5 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (25.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (25.00%) Use Case
7 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (15.00%) Contract Management
7 3 (15.00%) IT Asset Management
7 3 (15.00%) Line Management
7 3 (15.00%) Mathematics
7 3 (15.00%) People Management
7 3 (15.00%) Physics
7 3 (15.00%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (15.00%) Web Development
8 2 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) Java
1 17 (85.00%) PHP
2 16 (80.00%) C
2 16 (80.00%) Python
3 13 (65.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (15.00%) LANDesk
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.00%) EMC
4 1 (5.00%) FatWire
4 1 (5.00%) Google
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle