The first table below looks at the demand for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 15 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing CSS 41 25 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.58% 6.79% 12.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.93% 23.36% 34.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 21
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £390 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 10
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £31.50
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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
187 107 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.12% 29.08% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 44 78
Average daily rate £360 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 28
Average hourly rate £43.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.53% +1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.50 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
CSS
Cambridgeshire

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 90 (96.77%) HTML
2 59 (63.44%) jQuery
3 53 (56.99%) JavaScript
4 41 (44.09%) CSS3
5 37 (39.78%) HTML5
6 35 (37.63%) .NET
7 34 (36.56%) C#
8 33 (35.48%) PHP
9 28 (30.11%) MVC
10 27 (29.03%) SQL Server
11 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET
11 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
12 24 (25.81%) OO
13 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
14 21 (22.58%) Web Services
14 21 (22.58%) MySQL
15 19 (20.43%) SQL
16 17 (18.28%) Oracle
16 17 (18.28%) .NET Framework
17 16 (17.20%) OAuth
17 16 (17.20%) Tcl
17 16 (17.20%) SMTP
17 16 (17.20%) Perl
17 16 (17.20%) Visual Studio
17 16 (17.20%) XHTML
17 16 (17.20%) MS Exchange
17 16 (17.20%) OpenID
17 16 (17.20%) OpenSSO
17 16 (17.20%) Open Source
17 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 16 (17.20%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.83%) Apache
2 11 (11.83%) WordPress
3 10 (10.75%) Node.js
4 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.15%) IIS
6 2 (2.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.15%) CMS
6 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.15%) MS Office
4 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.08%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) SaaS
2 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) SMTP
2 5 (5.38%) Internet
3 3 (3.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 21 (22.58%) MySQL
3 15 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (10.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.23%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.15%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.15%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (17.20%) Visual Studio
2 9 (9.68%) JIRA
3 6 (6.45%) Subversion
3 6 (6.45%) Jasmine
3 6 (6.45%) Grunt
4 5 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.30%) Bower
5 4 (4.30%) NUnit
6 3 (3.23%) Firebug
6 3 (3.23%) Fiddler
7 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.15%) Moq
7 2 (2.15%) Mocha
7 2 (2.15%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.08%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (5.38%) Retail
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
2 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Advertising
3 2 (2.15%) Publishing
3 2 (2.15%) Games
3 2 (2.15%) Marketing
3 2 (2.15%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 82 (88.17%) Developer
2 24 (25.81%) .NET Developer
3 17 (18.28%) Web Developer
4 11 (11.83%) LAMP Developer
5 10 (10.75%) C# Developer
5 10 (10.75%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (8.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 7 (7.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (4.30%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (3.23%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Administrator
11 2 (2.15%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Applications Developer
11 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Administrator
11 2 (2.15%) Technical Leader
11 2 (2.15%) Front-End Web Developer
11 2 (2.15%) Designer
11 2 (2.15%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (96.77%) HTML
2 59 (63.44%) jQuery
3 41 (44.09%) CSS3
4 37 (39.78%) HTML5
5 35 (37.63%) .NET
6 25 (26.88%) ASP.NET
6 25 (26.88%) AngularJS
7 21 (22.58%) Web Services
8 17 (18.28%) .NET Framework
9 16 (17.20%) XHTML
9 16 (17.20%) OAuth
9 16 (17.20%) ASP.NET MVC
9 16 (17.20%) OpenID
10 14 (15.05%) Ajax
11 11 (11.83%) LAMP
12 9 (9.68%) XML
13 8 (8.60%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 8 (8.60%) Razor View Engine
14 7 (7.53%) RESTful
14 7 (7.53%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.20%) Open Source
2 6 (6.45%) Kindle
2 6 (6.45%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.15%) W3C
3 2 (2.15%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) RIA
4 1 (1.08%) IPTV
4 1 (1.08%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.08%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 12 (12.90%) Linux
1 12 (12.90%) Android
2 11 (11.83%) Apple iOS
2 11 (11.83%) Ubuntu
3 2 (2.15%) Windows
4 1 (1.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.11%) MVC
2 24 (25.81%) OO
3 13 (13.98%) Scrum
4 12 (12.90%) Android Development
5 11 (11.83%) iOS Development
5 11 (11.83%) TDD
6 9 (9.68%) OOP
7 8 (8.60%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.53%) Web Development
9 6 (6.45%) SEO
9 6 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (5.38%) Unit Testing
11 4 (4.30%) Rapid Prototyping
11 4 (4.30%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.30%) E-Commerce
12 3 (3.23%) Software Engineering
12 3 (3.23%) BDD
12 3 (3.23%) Image Processing
12 3 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (2.15%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.99%) JavaScript
2 34 (36.56%) C#
3 33 (35.48%) PHP
4 19 (20.43%) SQL
5 16 (17.20%) Perl
5 16 (17.20%) Tcl
6 11 (11.83%) PHP5
7 8 (8.60%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.30%) Python
9 3 (3.23%) Java
10 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (17.20%) OpenSSO
2 11 (11.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (24.73%) Microsoft
2 17 (18.28%) Oracle
3 2 (2.15%) Sitecore
3 2 (2.15%) ATG
3 2 (2.15%) Google
4 1 (1.08%) Zend
4 1 (1.08%) Adobe
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