The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 22 22 38
Rank change year-on-year
0 +16
Contract jobs citing CSS 31 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 6.08% 3.36% 1.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.31% 13.11% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £240 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.20% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £308 £326
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +14.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
99 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.41% 25.63% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 26 33
Average daily rate £325 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
CSS
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -3 19 £275 -15.38% 2
Bedford -9 3 £300 +25.00% 8
Leighton Buzzard - 1 £175 - 2
Dunstable - - - - 1
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 39 (100.00%) HTML
2 33 (84.62%) JavaScript
3 28 (71.79%) MVC
4 26 (66.67%) TDD
5 24 (61.54%) CSS3
6 23 (58.97%) Dojo
7 22 (56.41%) Subversion
7 22 (56.41%) Django
7 22 (56.41%) Ajax
7 22 (56.41%) OO
7 22 (56.41%) JSP
7 22 (56.41%) Responsive Web Design
8 21 (53.85%) LESS
8 21 (53.85%) DOM
9 14 (35.90%) E-Commerce
9 14 (35.90%) HTML5
10 12 (30.77%) Dependency Management
10 12 (30.77%) jQuery
11 10 (25.64%) XHR
12 9 (23.08%) hybris
13 8 (20.51%) Sass
14 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
14 7 (17.95%) PHP
15 6 (15.38%) .NET
16 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
16 5 (12.82%) C#
16 5 (12.82%) Scrum
17 4 (10.26%) Drupal
17 4 (10.26%) MySQL
18 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (10.26%) Drupal
2 3 (7.69%) WordPress
3 2 (5.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.56%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) MySQL
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (56.41%) Subversion
2 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.13%) NUnit
3 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.13%) Rhino Mocks
3 2 (5.13%) Moq
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Web Developer
4 4 (10.26%) .NET Developer
4 4 (10.26%) PHP Developer
4 4 (10.26%) UI Developer
4 4 (10.26%) UI Programmer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Web Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Junior
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (100.00%) HTML
2 24 (61.54%) CSS3
3 23 (58.97%) Dojo
4 22 (56.41%) Ajax
4 22 (56.41%) JSP
4 22 (56.41%) Django
5 21 (53.85%) LESS
5 21 (53.85%) DOM
6 14 (35.90%) HTML5
7 12 (30.77%) jQuery
8 10 (25.64%) XHR
9 8 (20.51%) Sass
10 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET
11 6 (15.38%) .NET
12 3 (7.69%) XML
12 3 (7.69%) Razor View Engine
12 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
13 2 (5.13%) Silverlight
13 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 2 (5.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Social Media
1 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (71.79%) MVC
2 26 (66.67%) TDD
3 22 (56.41%) OO
3 22 (56.41%) Responsive Web Design
4 14 (35.90%) E-Commerce
5 12 (30.77%) Dependency Management
6 5 (12.82%) Scrum
7 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (5.13%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Web Development
8 2 (5.13%) CRM
9 1 (2.56%) B2C
9 1 (2.56%) Web Design
9 1 (2.56%) Migration
9 1 (2.56%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (2.56%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 33 (84.62%) JavaScript
2 7 (17.95%) PHP
3 5 (12.82%) C#
4 2 (5.13%) Java
4 2 (5.13%) PHP5
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) ActionScript
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) hybris
2 2 (5.13%) Zend
Bedford, Bedfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 350 per day
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