The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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)
UK
Rank 578 621 617
Rank change year-on-year +43 -4  
Contract jobs citing RSS 21 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.047% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -3.12%  
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14008 14779 13928
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.32% 27.98% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9711 10236 9022
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 227 188
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.67% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

RSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 the UK

RSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RSS in the UK

RSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for RSS in the UK

RSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RSS in the UK

RSS
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RSS within the UK 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
England +50 21 £400 -11.11% 1
London +33 18 £500 -4.76%
Yorkshire +11 3 £335 +3.07%
City of London - 3 £525 -
Leeds +6 2 £328 +0.76%
West Yorkshire +5 2 £328 +0.76%
Westminster - 1 £550 -

RSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 with a requirement for RSS.

1 20 (86.96%) HTML
1 20 (86.96%) PHP
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 19 (82.61%) XML
2 19 (82.61%) XSLT
3 17 (73.91%) Java
3 17 (73.91%) JSON
4 16 (69.57%) Ubuntu
4 16 (69.57%) Web 2.0
4 16 (69.57%) CentOS
4 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 16 (69.57%) C
4 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
4 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
4 16 (69.57%) Python
5 15 (65.22%) OOP
6 14 (60.87%) OO
6 14 (60.87%) Service Management
6 14 (60.87%) Procedural Programming
7 13 (56.52%) Information Management
7 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
8 12 (52.17%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (52.17%) PostGIS
8 12 (52.17%) Relational Database
9 11 (47.83%) Law
9 11 (47.83%) ITIL
10 10 (43.48%) Management Information System
10 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared

RSS
Top Related IT Skills 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 (13.04%) WordPress
2 2 (8.70%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Documentum
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (52.17%) Relational Database
2 4 (17.39%) MySQL
General
1 11 (47.83%) Law
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (78.26%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
3 3 (13.04%) WordPress Developer
4 2 (8.70%) C Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Development Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Python Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
5 1 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) HTML Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Software Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) CSS
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 19 (82.61%) XML
2 19 (82.61%) XSLT
3 17 (73.91%) JSON
4 12 (52.17%) PostGIS
5 4 (17.39%) .NET
5 4 (17.39%) Google Maps API
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
5 4 (17.39%) LAMP
6 3 (13.04%) WAMP
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 1 (4.35%) Ajax
7 1 (4.35%) CSS3
7 1 (4.35%) Java EE
7 1 (4.35%) jQuery
7 1 (4.35%) LESS
7 1 (4.35%) Node.js
7 1 (4.35%) REST
7 1 (4.35%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 16 (69.57%) Web 2.0
2 10 (43.48%) Management Information System
3 3 (13.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.70%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Linux
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 16 (69.57%) CentOS
3 16 (69.57%) Ubuntu
3 16 (69.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) OOP
2 14 (60.87%) OO
2 14 (60.87%) Procedural Programming
2 14 (60.87%) Service Management
3 13 (56.52%) Information Management
4 11 (47.83%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Project Management
6 6 (26.09%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (21.74%) Service Delivery
7 5 (21.74%) Use Case
8 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (13.04%) Asset Management
9 3 (13.04%) Contract Management
9 3 (13.04%) Line Management
9 3 (13.04%) Mathematics
9 3 (13.04%) Mobile Optimisation
9 3 (13.04%) Physics
9 3 (13.04%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (13.04%) Web Development
9 3 (13.04%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 20 (86.96%) PHP
2 17 (73.91%) Java
3 16 (69.57%) C
3 16 (69.57%) Python
4 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (17.39%) Google
3 3 (13.04%) LANDesk
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Rackspace
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) FatWire
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago