The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 40 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs citing CSS 5 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.30% 4.61% 2.36%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 7.46% 22.41% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 4
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £196 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £375 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
CSS
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
67 58 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 17.45% 20.57% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 34 30
Average daily rate £413 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £442 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Bedfordshire region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Bedfordshire region.

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -11 3 - - 6
Bedford +3 2 £319 -8.92% 6
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Shefford - - - - 1
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS.

1 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) .NET
3 15 (65.22%) MVC
4 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
5 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
6 10 (43.48%) C#
7 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (39.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (34.78%) jQuery
9 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (26.09%) CSS3
9 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 5 (21.74%) SQL
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
10 5 (21.74%) Web Services
10 5 (21.74%) HTML5
11 4 (17.39%) PHP
11 4 (17.39%) TDD
11 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
12 3 (13.04%) CMS
12 3 (13.04%) Scrum
12 3 (13.04%) Web Design
12 3 (13.04%) Ajax
12 3 (13.04%) WCF
12 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
12 3 (13.04%) LESS
12 3 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
13 2 (8.70%) Sass
13 2 (8.70%) AngularJS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Umbraco
2 1 (4.35%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (4.35%) NUnit
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.35%) MSTest
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (82.61%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (17.39%) C# Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Senior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (13.04%) UI Developer
4 3 (13.04%) UI Programmer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Data Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Data Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) HTML
2 18 (78.26%) .NET
3 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET
4 9 (39.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (34.78%) jQuery
6 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (26.09%) CSS3
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) HTML5
8 3 (13.04%) Ajax
8 3 (13.04%) WCF
8 3 (13.04%) .NET Framework
8 3 (13.04%) LESS
9 2 (8.70%) Sass
9 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
9 2 (8.70%) OOCSS
9 2 (8.70%) Backbone.js
9 2 (8.70%) Silverlight
9 2 (8.70%) LINQ
10 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Social Media
2 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.35%) Graphic Design
2 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) MVC
2 9 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 3 (13.04%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Web Design
4 3 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) OOD
6 1 (4.35%) RUP
6 1 (4.35%) DSDM
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.35%) Web Development
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) JavaScript
2 10 (43.48%) C#
3 5 (21.74%) SQL
4 4 (17.39%) PHP
5 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 2 (8.70%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) Java
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (4.35%) C
6 1 (4.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.70%) Facebook
2 2 (8.70%) Twitter
3 1 (4.35%) Google
3 1 (4.35%) Xamarin