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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 12 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 50 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 10.40% 4.42% 4.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.47% 17.86% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 11 11
Average daily rate
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£390 £250 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £388 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £28.50 £32.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £36.50 £41.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.64%
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
154 112 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.02% 24.78% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 55 46
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.26 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.12 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 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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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 7 £419 +139.28%
Saffron Walden - 6 - -
Chelmsford +5 4 £200 -20.00%
Colchester - 3 £213 - 7
Basildon -1 1 - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Witham - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 79 (91.86%) HTML
2 55 (63.95%) JavaScript
3 45 (52.33%) Java
4 42 (48.84%) SQL
5 33 (38.37%) XML
6 28 (32.56%) .NET
6 28 (32.56%) HTML5
7 27 (31.40%) Relational Database
7 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
8 25 (29.07%) C#
8 25 (29.07%) UNIX
8 25 (29.07%) Web Development
9 24 (27.91%) Linux
10 23 (26.74%) Oracle
10 23 (26.74%) Spring
11 22 (25.58%) TDD
11 22 (25.58%) MySQL
11 22 (25.58%) JBoss
12 21 (24.42%) PL/SQL
12 21 (24.42%) MVC
12 21 (24.42%) jQuery
13 20 (23.26%) Ajax
13 20 (23.26%) Hibernate
14 19 (22.09%) Enterprise Software
15 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
15 18 (20.93%) OO
15 18 (20.93%) LDAP
16 17 (19.77%) SOA
16 17 (19.77%) J2EE
16 17 (19.77%) Microsoft

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (12.79%) WebSphere
2 10 (11.63%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.81%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.65%) Apache
5 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.33%) CMS
6 2 (2.33%) Adobe CQ
6 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.16%) Node.js
7 1 (1.16%) OpenROAD
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.16%) WordPress
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (2.33%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.33%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.93%) LDAP
2 7 (8.14%) HTTP
3 4 (4.65%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.33%) FTP
5 1 (1.16%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.40%) SQL Server
1 27 (31.40%) Relational Database
2 22 (25.58%) MySQL
3 10 (11.63%) MariaDB
4 8 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (8.14%) Ingres
6 4 (4.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.65%) DTS
7 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.16%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (15.12%) Visual Studio
1 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.79%) Ant
3 10 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.81%) Eclipse
5 4 (4.65%) Maven
6 3 (3.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (2.33%) Axure RP
7 2 (2.33%) JIRA
7 2 (2.33%) Selenium
7 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.33%) Subversion
8 1 (1.16%) NUnit
8 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.16%) Mockito
8 1 (1.16%) Hamcrest
8 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.16%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.16%) Gradle
General
1 7 (8.14%) Legal
2 4 (4.65%) Publishing
3 3 (3.49%) Automotive
4 2 (2.33%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Finance
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Games
Job Titles
1 76 (88.37%) Developer
2 34 (39.53%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.28%) .NET Developer
4 8 (9.30%) C# Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Web Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Senior Developer
5 6 (6.98%) Senior Java Developer
5 6 (6.98%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (5.81%) WPF Developer
6 5 (5.81%) VB Developer
7 4 (4.65%) UI Programmer
7 4 (4.65%) UI Developer
8 3 (3.49%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Front-End Developer
8 3 (3.49%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.49%) Programmer
9 2 (2.33%) Architect
9 2 (2.33%) Web Designer
9 2 (2.33%) Designer
9 2 (2.33%) SharePoint Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (91.86%) HTML
2 33 (38.37%) XML
3 28 (32.56%) .NET
3 28 (32.56%) HTML5
4 23 (26.74%) Spring
5 21 (24.42%) jQuery
6 20 (23.26%) Ajax
6 20 (23.26%) Hibernate
7 18 (20.93%) ASP.NET
8 17 (19.77%) J2EE
9 15 (17.44%) JAAS
9 15 (17.44%) XHTML
9 15 (17.44%) JSON
10 13 (15.12%) JSP
10 13 (15.12%) Web Services
10 13 (15.12%) JPA
10 13 (15.12%) REST
11 11 (12.79%) .NET Framework
11 11 (12.79%) Spring MVC
12 10 (11.63%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.98%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.98%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.81%) Web 2.0
3 5 (5.81%) Biology
4 3 (3.49%) Open Source
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.16%) Life Science
6 1 (1.16%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.16%) Video Editing
6 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 25 (29.07%) UNIX
2 24 (27.91%) Linux
3 15 (17.44%) Windows
4 12 (13.95%) Mac OS X
5 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
5 7 (8.14%) Solaris
6 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.16%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) Web Development
2 22 (25.58%) TDD
3 21 (24.42%) MVC
4 18 (20.93%) OO
5 17 (19.77%) SOA
6 15 (17.44%) RUP
6 15 (17.44%) Scrum
6 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (12.79%) Validation
8 10 (11.63%) Content Management
8 10 (11.63%) Responsive Web Design
9 8 (9.30%) Kanban
9 8 (9.30%) MVVM
9 8 (9.30%) RAD
10 6 (6.98%) Configuration Management
10 6 (6.98%) Web Design
10 6 (6.98%) Bioinformatics
10 6 (6.98%) Systems Analysis
11 5 (5.81%) SEO
12 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 55 (63.95%) JavaScript
2 45 (52.33%) Java
3 42 (48.84%) SQL
4 25 (29.07%) C#
5 21 (24.42%) PL/SQL
6 16 (18.60%) VB
7 13 (15.12%) VB6
8 10 (11.63%) PHP
9 8 (9.30%) XAML
10 6 (6.98%) VBA
10 6 (6.98%) T-SQL
11 5 (5.81%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.49%) Python
12 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.16%) FQL
13 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.98%) Degree
3 5 (5.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Oracle
2 22 (25.58%) JBoss
3 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.63%) IBM
5 9 (10.47%) FatWire
6 5 (5.81%) DevExpress
7 4 (4.65%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.49%) Cognos
9 2 (2.33%) Cisco
9 2 (2.33%) Adobe
9 2 (2.33%) Actuate
9 2 (2.33%) Twitter
10 1 (1.16%) Facebook
10 1 (1.16%) ICL
10 1 (1.16%) Vignette
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