The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 26 21 23
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 35 47 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.48% 6.58% 5.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.60% 27.33% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £364 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.96% +91.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £283 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £515 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.14 £27.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.26% -15.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
162 172 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.62% 24.09% 18.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 87 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 14
Average hourly rate £36.00 £34.55 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +25.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.48 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.80 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Essex

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. 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
Southend-on-Sea +1 9 £425 +9.67% 2
Brentwood -1 8 £265 -
Chelmsford - 2 £225 - 2
Basildon -1 1 - -
Billericay - - - - 1
Braintree - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - - 2
Witham - - - - 1
Colchester - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 86 (98.85%) HTML
2 67 (77.01%) Java
3 66 (75.86%) SQL
4 63 (72.41%) JavaScript
5 55 (63.22%) XML
6 54 (62.07%) Relational Database
7 49 (56.32%) Linux
8 48 (55.17%) UNIX
9 40 (45.98%) TDD
9 40 (45.98%) MVC
10 38 (43.68%) Web Development
10 38 (43.68%) Web Services
11 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
12 33 (37.93%) Spring MVC
12 33 (37.93%) Spring
12 33 (37.93%) J2EE
13 31 (35.63%) JBoss
13 31 (35.63%) Oracle
13 31 (35.63%) Hibernate
13 31 (35.63%) Enterprise Software
14 30 (34.48%) PL/SQL
15 29 (33.33%) MySQL
15 29 (33.33%) JAAS
15 29 (33.33%) HTML5
16 28 (32.18%) MariaDB
16 28 (32.18%) LDAP
17 27 (31.03%) JAX-RS
18 26 (29.89%) JPA
18 26 (29.89%) Mac OS X
18 26 (29.89%) Ajax

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 31 (35.63%) JBoss
2 22 (25.29%) WebSphere
3 17 (19.54%) WebLogic
4 10 (11.49%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.05%) CMS
6 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (3.45%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (2.30%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.15%) Node.js
9 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.15%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.15%) AWD
2 1 (1.15%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Office 365
2 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.18%) LDAP
2 16 (18.39%) HTTP
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (62.07%) Relational Database
2 29 (33.33%) MySQL
3 28 (32.18%) MariaDB
4 10 (11.49%) MongoDB
4 10 (11.49%) Neo4j
5 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.15%) WebFOCUS
8 1 (1.15%) DTS
8 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 20 (22.99%) Ant
2 17 (19.54%) Eclipse
3 15 (17.24%) SoapUI
4 4 (4.60%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
5 3 (3.45%) NUnit
5 3 (3.45%) Selenium
6 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.15%) AccuRev
General
1 19 (21.84%) Marketing
2 4 (4.60%) Legal
2 4 (4.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.45%) Advertising
3 3 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Front Office
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.15%) Publishing
4 1 (1.15%) Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (95.40%) Developer
2 61 (70.11%) Java Developer
3 16 (18.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 11 (12.64%) Senior Developer
5 7 (8.05%) Senior Java Developer
5 7 (8.05%) SharePoint Developer
6 5 (5.75%) .NET Developer
6 5 (5.75%) Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Analyst Programmer
7 3 (3.45%) Programmer
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.45%) AWS Developer
8 2 (2.30%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Trainee Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Trainee
8 2 (2.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (2.30%) Front-End Developer
8 2 (2.30%) C# Developer
8 2 (2.30%) J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (98.85%) HTML
2 55 (63.22%) XML
3 38 (43.68%) Web Services
4 33 (37.93%) J2EE
4 33 (37.93%) Spring
4 33 (37.93%) Spring MVC
5 31 (35.63%) Hibernate
6 29 (33.33%) JAAS
6 29 (33.33%) HTML5
7 27 (31.03%) JAX-RS
8 26 (29.89%) JPA
8 26 (29.89%) Ajax
9 23 (26.44%) XHTML
10 19 (21.84%) SOAP
10 19 (21.84%) REST
11 17 (19.54%) TopLink
11 17 (19.54%) JAX-WS
12 15 (17.24%) Struts
13 14 (16.09%) .NET
13 14 (16.09%) JAX-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (35.63%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (16.09%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.45%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.30%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.15%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) Linux
2 48 (55.17%) UNIX
3 26 (29.89%) Mac OS X
4 25 (28.74%) Windows
5 22 (25.29%) Solaris
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (45.98%) MVC
1 40 (45.98%) TDD
2 38 (43.68%) Web Development
3 36 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (27.59%) Content Management
5 21 (24.14%) OO
6 18 (20.69%) Web Design
6 18 (20.69%) Validation
7 17 (19.54%) Responsive Web Design
8 16 (18.39%) User Stories
8 16 (18.39%) Use Case
8 16 (18.39%) Digital Marketing
8 16 (18.39%) Scrum
8 16 (18.39%) Microservices
9 15 (17.24%) Configuration Management
9 15 (17.24%) RUP
10 12 (13.79%) Mentoring
11 11 (12.64%) B2C
12 5 (5.75%) SOA
13 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 67 (77.01%) Java
2 66 (75.86%) SQL
3 63 (72.41%) JavaScript
4 30 (34.48%) PL/SQL
5 12 (13.79%) C#
6 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.15%) Ruby
7 1 (1.15%) Groovy
7 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.15%) Docker
Vendors
1 31 (35.63%) Oracle
2 20 (22.99%) IBM
3 8 (9.20%) FatWire
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.60%) Adobe
6 1 (1.15%) Teradata
6 1 (1.15%) Omniture
6 1 (1.15%) Google
6 1 (1.15%) Nintex
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