Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 884 854
Contract jobs citing RSS 0 15 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.014% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.047% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 42
UK median daily rate - £323 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -34.85% +34.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £495
% change year-on-year - -34.34% +219.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33013 32000 31983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.35% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23308 22171 21922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 364 549
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

RSS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RSS in the UK