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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 35 24 38
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing CSS 16 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.89% 5.20% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 15.38% 21.21% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
Average daily rate
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£356 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £33.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +18.91%
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
104 66 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.30% 24.54% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 38 20
Average daily rate £375 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 November 2014. 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 -24 6 £375 +29.31% 1
Bedford +10 2 £338 -3.57% 4
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 43 (93.48%) HTML
2 34 (73.91%) MVC
3 32 (69.57%) JavaScript
4 26 (56.52%) CSS3
5 25 (54.35%) TDD
6 23 (50.00%) Ajax
7 22 (47.83%) Responsive Web Design
8 21 (45.65%) OO
9 20 (43.48%) Subversion
9 20 (43.48%) LESS
9 20 (43.48%) Dojo
9 20 (43.48%) Django
10 19 (41.30%) JSP
10 19 (41.30%) DOM
10 19 (41.30%) .NET
11 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
12 12 (26.09%) C#
12 12 (26.09%) Dependency Management
12 12 (26.09%) HTML5
13 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (21.74%) jQuery
14 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
15 8 (17.39%) XHR
15 8 (17.39%) Sass
15 8 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
17 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
17 6 (13.04%) hybris
18 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
18 5 (10.87%) Microsoft

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (6.52%) Drupal
2 2 (4.35%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) WordPress
3 1 (2.17%) IIS
3 1 (2.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) HTTP
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 20 (43.48%) Subversion
2 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.17%) MSTest
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.17%) NUnit
4 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (91.30%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (15.22%) UI Developer
3 7 (15.22%) UI Programmer
4 6 (13.04%) .NET Developer
5 5 (10.87%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.52%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Web Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (4.35%) Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) PHP Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Data Migration Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Junior Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Software Architect
8 1 (2.17%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (93.48%) HTML
2 26 (56.52%) CSS3
3 23 (50.00%) Ajax
4 20 (43.48%) Dojo
4 20 (43.48%) LESS
4 20 (43.48%) Django
5 19 (41.30%) .NET
5 19 (41.30%) JSP
5 19 (41.30%) DOM
6 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
7 12 (26.09%) HTML5
8 10 (21.74%) jQuery
9 8 (17.39%) XHR
9 8 (17.39%) Sass
9 8 (17.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (8.70%) Web Services
12 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
12 3 (6.52%) Silverlight
12 3 (6.52%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Social Media
2 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
2 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.17%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Windows
1 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (73.91%) MVC
2 25 (54.35%) TDD
3 22 (47.83%) Responsive Web Design
4 21 (45.65%) OO
5 12 (26.09%) Dependency Management
6 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (21.74%) E-Commerce
8 4 (8.70%) Scrum
8 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
9 3 (6.52%) Web Design
10 2 (4.35%) Migration
10 2 (4.35%) Content Management
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.35%) Web Development
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.17%) Multithreading
11 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
11 1 (2.17%) Product Management
11 1 (2.17%) MVVM
11 1 (2.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (69.57%) JavaScript
2 12 (26.09%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) SQL
4 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.52%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) PHP5
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) Perl
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) hybris
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.17%) Facebook
3 1 (2.17%) Twitter