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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 22 22 46
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Contract jobs citing CSS 32 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.61% 5.84% 0.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.63% 21.33% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £295 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -12.59%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
108 75 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.31% 27.37% 18.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 26 38
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £6.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 18 September 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 -16 18 £388 +21.09% 4
Bedford 0 3 £300 +41.17% 3
Dunstable - - - -
Leighton Buzzard - - - - 1
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (97.73%) HTML
2 36 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 32 (72.73%) MVC
4 27 (61.36%) TDD
5 25 (56.82%) CSS3
6 23 (52.27%) Ajax
6 23 (52.27%) OO
7 22 (50.00%) Subversion
7 22 (50.00%) Dojo
7 22 (50.00%) Django
7 22 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 21 (47.73%) JSP
8 21 (47.73%) DOM
9 20 (45.45%) LESS
10 16 (36.36%) .NET
11 14 (31.82%) E-Commerce
12 13 (29.55%) HTML5
13 12 (27.27%) Dependency Management
13 12 (27.27%) jQuery
13 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
14 11 (25.00%) C#
15 10 (22.73%) XHR
15 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (18.18%) Sass
16 8 (18.18%) hybris
17 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
18 5 (11.36%) Scrum
18 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
18 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
18 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (9.09%) Drupal
2 3 (6.82%) WordPress
3 2 (4.55%) CMS
4 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (50.00%) Subversion
2 4 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.82%) NUnit
3 3 (6.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.55%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (4.55%) Moq
4 2 (4.55%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.27%) MSTest
General
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Games
1 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (97.73%) Developer
2 11 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
3 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Web Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Senior Developer
4 5 (11.36%) UI Developer
4 5 (11.36%) UI Programmer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior .NET Developer
5 3 (6.82%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Web Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Web Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.27%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (97.73%) HTML
2 25 (56.82%) CSS3
3 23 (52.27%) Ajax
4 22 (50.00%) Dojo
4 22 (50.00%) Django
5 21 (47.73%) JSP
5 21 (47.73%) DOM
6 20 (45.45%) LESS
7 16 (36.36%) .NET
8 13 (29.55%) HTML5
9 12 (27.27%) jQuery
9 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
10 10 (22.73%) XHR
11 8 (18.18%) Sass
12 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (11.36%) .NET Framework
13 4 (9.09%) Web Services
14 3 (6.82%) XML
14 3 (6.82%) XSLT
14 3 (6.82%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Social Media
2 1 (2.27%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.27%) User Experience
2 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (72.73%) MVC
2 27 (61.36%) TDD
3 23 (52.27%) OO
4 22 (50.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (31.82%) E-Commerce
6 12 (27.27%) Dependency Management
7 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (11.36%) Scrum
9 3 (6.82%) Unit Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.55%) Web Design
10 2 (4.55%) Content Management
10 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
10 2 (4.55%) Web Development
10 2 (4.55%) CRM
11 1 (2.27%) UML
11 1 (2.27%) RUP
11 1 (2.27%) DSDM
11 1 (2.27%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 36 (81.82%) JavaScript
2 11 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (9.09%) PHP
3 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.55%) PHP5
6 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.27%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) Java
6 1 (2.27%) Perl
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) hybris
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Facebook
3 1 (2.27%) Twitter
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