The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 28 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 12 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 10 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 10.20% 18.56% 14.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.64% 40.91% 28.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 21
Average daily rate
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£375 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -8.57%
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County Antrim

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 Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
39 44 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 39.80% 45.36% 51.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 89
Average daily rate £375 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £335 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.23% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 16 (100.00%) HTML
2 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) HTML5
3 10 (62.50%) CSS3
4 9 (56.25%) XML
4 9 (56.25%) OO
5 8 (50.00%) JSON
5 8 (50.00%) Backbone.js
6 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (43.75%) Graceful Degradation
6 7 (43.75%) Web Design
6 7 (43.75%) Ajax
6 7 (43.75%) TDD
6 7 (43.75%) XHTML
6 7 (43.75%) Web Services
6 7 (43.75%) MVC
7 6 (37.50%) jQuery
7 6 (37.50%) Puppet
7 6 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
8 5 (31.25%) Subversion
8 5 (31.25%) .NET
8 5 (31.25%) C#
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (25.00%) W3C
9 4 (25.00%) Linux
9 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
9 4 (25.00%) SPARQL
9 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast 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 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) CMS
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) Kentico
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 4 (25.00%) Triplestore
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) MarkLogic
3 1 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Subversion
2 4 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Mocha
3 1 (6.25%) QUnit
3 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
3 1 (6.25%) Grunt
3 1 (6.25%) Bower
3 1 (6.25%) webpack
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
3 3 (18.75%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Web Developer
4 2 (12.50%) PHP Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (6.25%) AWS Developer
5 1 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) HTML
2 10 (62.50%) CSS3
2 10 (62.50%) HTML5
3 9 (56.25%) XML
4 8 (50.00%) Backbone.js
4 8 (50.00%) JSON
5 7 (43.75%) XHTML
5 7 (43.75%) Ajax
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
6 6 (37.50%) jQuery
7 5 (31.25%) .NET
7 5 (31.25%) AngularJS
8 4 (25.00%) Sass
8 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
9 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (12.50%) Entity Framework
10 1 (6.25%) JiBX
10 1 (6.25%) WCF
10 1 (6.25%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) W3C
2 3 (18.75%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) OO
2 7 (43.75%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) Web Design
2 7 (43.75%) TDD
2 7 (43.75%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (43.75%) Graceful Degradation
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (6.25%) OOP
5 1 (6.25%) Dependency Management
5 1 (6.25%) SOA
5 1 (6.25%) Pair Programming
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.25%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) C#
3 4 (25.00%) SPARQL
4 2 (12.50%) PHP
4 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
1 6 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) F5
1 1 (6.25%) Twitter