The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 17 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 4033 3545 3511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.74% 7.34% 6.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.21% 24.98% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 2369 2215
Average daily rate
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£358 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.92% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 80
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £17.27 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 £49.42 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £29.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+16.94% +1.72%
CSS
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14295 14191 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.43% 29.39% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9375 9302 9191
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 253 346
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 England

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in England

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in England

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in England

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in England

CSS
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the England region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

CSS Hourly Rate Histogram in England

CSS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the England region over the 3 months to 16 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
London +5 2105 £388 +5.44% 657
South East 0 542 £325 - 354
East of England +4 302 £360 +10.76% 135
North West +1 233 £325 +8.33% 240
South West -6 227 £336 +12.08% 147
West Midlands -2 215 £320 +16.36% 114
Yorkshire +3 189 £290 +5.45% 193
East Midlands +8 117 £310 +16.98% 110
North East +12 77 £375 +15.38% 57
Midlands +1 9 £475 +11.76% 1
South Coast - - - -
CSS
UK

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 7167 (93.65%) HTML
2 5851 (76.45%) JavaScript
3 3268 (42.70%) HTML5
4 3121 (40.78%) jQuery
5 2762 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2611 (34.12%) CSS3
7 2069 (27.04%) .NET
8 1808 (23.62%) C#
9 1788 (23.36%) MVC
10 1506 (19.68%) ASP.NET
11 1459 (19.06%) PHP
12 1354 (17.69%) Java
13 1307 (17.08%) OO
14 1301 (17.00%) TDD
15 1237 (16.16%) XML
16 1217 (15.90%) Ajax
17 1212 (15.84%) SQL Server
18 1167 (15.25%) SQL
19 1095 (14.31%) AngularJS
20 1054 (13.77%) User Experience
21 1053 (13.76%) Web Development
22 1050 (13.72%) MySQL
23 1021 (13.34%) Git (software)
24 901 (11.77%) Web Services
25 882 (11.52%) Responsive Web Design
26 865 (11.30%) Scrum
27 843 (11.02%) E-Commerce
28 716 (9.36%) Linux
29 710 (9.28%) JSON
30 704 (9.20%) Subversion

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 704 (9.20%) CMS
2 535 (6.99%) Node.js
3 417 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 321 (4.19%) Apache
5 274 (3.58%) IIS
6 268 (3.50%) Drupal
7 226 (2.95%) WordPress
8 211 (2.76%) Tomcat
9 209 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
10 191 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 159 (2.08%) Umbraco
12 116 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
13 102 (1.33%) WebSphere
14 94 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
15 63 (0.82%) WebLogic
16 55 (0.72%) Confluence
17 46 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
18 42 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
19 41 (0.54%) Joomla!
20 38 (0.50%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 680 (8.89%) Photoshop
2 385 (5.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 180 (2.35%) MS Excel
4 89 (1.16%) Fireworks
5 58 (0.76%) MS Office
6 57 (0.74%) InDesign
7 53 (0.69%) InfoPath
8 39 (0.51%) OmniGraffle
9 28 (0.37%) MS Visio
10 23 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
11 17 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
12 15 (0.20%) Acrobat
13 13 (0.17%) Adobe Captivate
14 7 (0.091%) MS Project
15 5 (0.065%) GIMP
16 4 (0.052%) PaintShop Pro
17 3 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
18 2 (0.026%) Adobe Premiere
18 2 (0.026%) RoboHelp
18 2 (0.026%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 160 (2.09%) Magento
2 67 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 42 (0.55%) Google Analytics
4 29 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 23 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 23 (0.30%) SiteCatalyst
6 18 (0.24%) WebTrends
7 12 (0.16%) Summit
8 9 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 9 (0.12%) Tridion
9 6 (0.078%) Oracle Payables
10 5 (0.065%) RMDS
10 5 (0.065%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
10 5 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
12 3 (0.039%) Remedy AR System
12 3 (0.039%) Dynamics NAV
12 3 (0.039%) Oracle EBS
12 3 (0.039%) osCommerce
Cloud Services
1 104 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (0.98%) SaaS
3 72 (0.94%) GitHub
4 65 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (0.60%) Office 365
6 41 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
7 26 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.24%) Heroku
9 16 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.16%) Force.com
11 9 (0.12%) Google App Engine
12 8 (0.10%) PaaS
13 4 (0.052%) Joyent
14 3 (0.039%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.026%) Amazon SQS
15 2 (0.026%) Rackspace Cloud
16 1 (0.013%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.013%) CloudFront
16 1 (0.013%) Basecamp
16 1 (0.013%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 231 (3.02%) HTTP
2 219 (2.86%) Internet
3 119 (1.55%) Intranet
4 61 (0.80%) LDAP
5 48 (0.63%) Firewall
6 36 (0.47%) FTP
7 33 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 33 (0.43%) DNS
8 30 (0.39%) SSH
9 23 (0.30%) SMTP
10 22 (0.29%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (0.27%) SSL
12 20 (0.26%) HTTPS
13 19 (0.25%) BIG-IP
14 18 (0.24%) Extranet
15 15 (0.20%) VPN
16 14 (0.18%) BGP
16 14 (0.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 13 (0.17%) OSPF
17 13 (0.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1212 (15.84%) SQL Server
2 1050 (13.72%) MySQL
3 373 (4.87%) Relational Database
4 336 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 163 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 157 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 149 (1.95%) NoSQL
8 144 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 123 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 114 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
11 100 (1.31%) RDBMS
12 90 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
13 80 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 68 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 60 (0.78%) Big Data
16 54 (0.71%) Redis
17 39 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 31 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
19 28 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
19 28 (0.37%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 1021 (13.34%) Git (software)
2 704 (9.20%) Subversion
3 487 (6.36%) Visual Studio
4 228 (2.98%) Grunt
5 226 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 223 (2.91%) JUnit
7 190 (2.48%) Jasmine
8 175 (2.29%) JIRA
9 170 (2.22%) Eclipse
10 164 (2.14%) Selenium
11 161 (2.10%) Maven
12 150 (1.96%) Jenkins
13 143 (1.87%) Cucumber
14 140 (1.83%) NUnit
15 119 (1.55%) Dreamweaver
15 119 (1.55%) Axure RP
16 112 (1.46%) Ant
17 102 (1.33%) WebDriver
18 95 (1.24%) TeamCity
19 83 (1.08%) Bower
General
1 647 (8.45%) Finance
2 366 (4.78%) Marketing
3 288 (3.76%) Retail
4 230 (3.01%) Banking
5 134 (1.75%) Publishing
6 123 (1.61%) Advertising
7 109 (1.42%) Telecoms
8 96 (1.25%) Games
9 83 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 80 (1.05%) Legal
11 76 (0.99%) Investment Banking
12 42 (0.55%) Front Office
13 40 (0.52%) Electronics
14 33 (0.43%) Back Office
15 30 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 25 (0.33%) Automotive
17 24 (0.31%) Multimedia
18 21 (0.27%) Law
19 14 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
20 10 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 6298 (82.29%) Developer
2 1511 (19.74%) Front-End Developer
3 1137 (14.86%) Web Developer
4 877 (11.46%) .NET Developer
5 549 (7.17%) PHP Developer
6 542 (7.08%) Designer
7 527 (6.89%) JavaScript Developer
8 500 (6.53%) Senior Developer
9 487 (6.36%) Java Developer
10 431 (5.63%) C# Developer
11 306 (4.00%) C# .NET Developer
12 302 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
13 297 (3.88%) UI Developer
14 277 (3.62%) UI Programmer
15 248 (3.24%) Front-End Web Developer
16 204 (2.67%) SharePoint Developer
17 182 (2.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 177 (2.31%) User Experience Designer
19 171 (2.23%) Web Designer
20 150 (1.96%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7167 (93.65%) HTML
2 3268 (42.70%) HTML5
3 3121 (40.78%) jQuery
4 2611 (34.12%) CSS3
5 2069 (27.04%) .NET
6 1506 (19.68%) ASP.NET
7 1237 (16.16%) XML
8 1217 (15.90%) Ajax
9 1095 (14.31%) AngularJS
10 901 (11.77%) Web Services
11 710 (9.28%) JSON
12 669 (8.74%) Backbone.js
13 634 (8.28%) ASP.NET MVC
14 571 (7.46%) XHTML
15 519 (6.78%) .NET Framework
16 472 (6.17%) Sass
17 467 (6.10%) REST
17 467 (6.10%) Spring
18 438 (5.72%) WCF
18 438 (5.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 1054 (13.77%) User Experience
2 385 (5.03%) Mobile App
3 325 (4.25%) Open Source
4 241 (3.15%) W3C
5 229 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 191 (2.50%) Computer Science
7 149 (1.95%) Visualisation
8 139 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
9 103 (1.35%) Social Media
10 75 (0.98%) Digital Media
11 74 (0.97%) Graphic Design
12 71 (0.93%) iPhone
13 69 (0.90%) iPad
14 55 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 54 (0.71%) Animation
16 53 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
17 51 (0.67%) N-Tier
18 50 (0.65%) E-Learning
19 46 (0.60%) RIA
20 43 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 716 (9.36%) Linux
2 406 (5.31%) UNIX
3 384 (5.02%) Windows
4 272 (3.55%) Apple iOS
5 266 (3.48%) Android
6 160 (2.09%) Mac OS X
7 62 (0.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (0.50%) Solaris
9 28 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 25 (0.33%) CentOS
11 20 (0.26%) Mac OS
11 20 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 18 (0.24%) AIX
12 18 (0.24%) Windows 7
13 16 (0.21%) Ubuntu
14 15 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (0.17%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.14%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.13%) Fedora
18 9 (0.12%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2762 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1788 (23.36%) MVC
3 1307 (17.08%) OO
4 1301 (17.00%) TDD
5 1053 (13.76%) Web Development
6 882 (11.52%) Responsive Web Design
7 865 (11.30%) Scrum
8 843 (11.02%) E-Commerce
9 525 (6.86%) Web Design
10 510 (6.66%) BDD
11 443 (5.79%) OOP
12 437 (5.71%) Unit Testing
13 432 (5.64%) Continuous Integration
14 284 (3.71%) Content Management
15 252 (3.29%) Software Engineering
16 210 (2.74%) SEO
17 191 (2.50%) Configuration Management
18 188 (2.46%) SOA
19 174 (2.27%) CRM
20 169 (2.21%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5851 (76.45%) JavaScript
2 1808 (23.62%) C#
3 1459 (19.06%) PHP
4 1354 (17.69%) Java
5 1167 (15.25%) SQL
6 408 (5.33%) Ruby
7 329 (4.30%) Python
8 260 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 184 (2.40%) PHP5
10 182 (2.38%) VB.NET
11 154 (2.01%) Scala
12 145 (1.89%) PL/SQL
13 115 (1.50%) Perl
14 84 (1.10%) C++
15 81 (1.06%) VB
16 68 (0.89%) C
17 62 (0.81%) Objective-C
18 61 (0.80%) ActionScript
19 55 (0.72%) VBScript
20 50 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 395 (5.16%) Degree
2 168 (2.20%) Security Cleared
3 101 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 39 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (0.18%) CCNA
7 12 (0.16%) Sun Certification
8 11 (0.14%) CCNP
9 8 (0.10%) MCSD
9 8 (0.10%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (0.10%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.10%) MCTS
9 8 (0.10%) MCPD
10 7 (0.091%) OCPJP
10 7 (0.091%) MCP
11 5 (0.065%) MCSE
12 4 (0.052%) ISEB
12 4 (0.052%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.052%) BC Cleared
13 3 (0.039%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 202 (2.64%) QA
2 40 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 27 (0.35%) WCAG
4 22 (0.29%) WAI
5 19 (0.25%) SLA
6 13 (0.17%) HL7
7 11 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 9 (0.12%) COBIT
9 6 (0.078%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.026%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.026%) Section 508
11 1 (0.013%) EMIR
11 1 (0.013%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (0.61%) Active Directory
2 28 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (0.24%) Varnish
4 14 (0.18%) VirtualBox
5 10 (0.13%) Docker
6 9 (0.12%) Shibboleth
7 6 (0.078%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 6 (0.078%) NFS
8 4 (0.052%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.052%) ProxySG
9 3 (0.039%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.039%) vCloud
10 2 (0.026%) IAG
10 2 (0.026%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.026%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.013%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.013%) Squid
11 1 (0.013%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 53 (0.69%) Puppet
2 23 (0.30%) OpenSSO
2 23 (0.30%) Vagrant
3 15 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (0.17%) Capistrano
5 10 (0.13%) OPNET
5 10 (0.13%) Graylog2
6 7 (0.091%) Ansible
7 6 (0.078%) Control-M
8 3 (0.039%) Nagios
8 3 (0.039%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.039%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.039%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.039%) logstash
9 2 (0.026%) OpenIDM
9 2 (0.026%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.026%) SCOM
9 2 (0.026%) Cacti
9 2 (0.026%) CA SiteMinder
10 1 (0.013%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 587 (7.67%) Microsoft
2 448 (5.85%) Adobe
3 407 (5.32%) Oracle
4 263 (3.44%) Zend
5 142 (1.86%) Sitecore
6 128 (1.67%) Google
7 120 (1.57%) Twitter
8 100 (1.31%) JBoss
9 80 (1.05%) IBM
10 72 (0.94%) EPiServer
11 68 (0.89%) hybris
12 61 (0.80%) Facebook
13 58 (0.76%) SAP
13 58 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
14 44 (0.57%) Red Hat
15 40 (0.52%) Cisco
16 33 (0.43%) BMC
16 33 (0.43%) Sencha
17 32 (0.42%) VMware
18 29 (0.38%) CheckPoint
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per annum £competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £401 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
East London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: Up to £300 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £625 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Middlesex
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Nakama
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + depending on experience
Posted: 17 hours ago