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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 23 21 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing CSS 37 43 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.97% 6.94% 8.72%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.76% 27.39% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +62.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £40.60 £43.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% +57.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -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
170 157 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 32.02% 25.32% 26.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 88 64
Average daily rate £400 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £283 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 21
Average hourly rate £40.60 £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.83 £30.25 £22.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £46.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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
Basildon +3 12 £400 +23.07% 1
Chelmsford - 2 £225 - 2
Brentwood -2 1 - - 4
Southend-on-Sea -8 1 - - 2
Harlow - 1 £200 -
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 73 (98.65%) HTML
2 60 (81.08%) JavaScript
3 53 (71.62%) Java
4 45 (60.81%) XML
5 43 (58.11%) SQL
5 43 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (54.05%) UNIX
7 39 (52.70%) Linux
7 39 (52.70%) Ajax
7 39 (52.70%) Relational Database
8 37 (50.00%) HTML5
9 33 (44.59%) Web Services
10 31 (41.89%) TDD
11 29 (39.19%) Windows
11 29 (39.19%) OO
11 29 (39.19%) EclipseLink
12 28 (37.84%) Solaris
13 27 (36.49%) XHTML
13 27 (36.49%) J2EE
14 26 (35.14%) SOAP
15 25 (33.78%) Content Management
16 24 (32.43%) Ant
16 24 (32.43%) WebSphere
17 23 (31.08%) Eclipse
18 22 (29.73%) TopLink
19 21 (28.38%) Marketing
20 20 (27.03%) JAX-RS
20 20 (27.03%) User Stories
20 20 (27.03%) IBM
21 19 (25.68%) JAX-WS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (32.43%) WebSphere
2 14 (18.92%) JBoss
3 11 (14.86%) WebLogic
4 10 (13.51%) SharePoint
5 6 (8.11%) GlassFish
6 5 (6.76%) CMS
7 4 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (1.35%) Node.js
10 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.35%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.35%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.35%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.81%) HTTP
1 8 (10.81%) LDAP
2 3 (4.05%) SSL
2 3 (4.05%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (52.70%) Relational Database
2 8 (10.81%) MySQL
2 8 (10.81%) MariaDB
3 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.35%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.35%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) Ant
2 23 (31.08%) Eclipse
3 17 (22.97%) SoapUI
4 9 (12.16%) Jenkins
4 9 (12.16%) Git (software)
5 6 (8.11%) Maven
6 5 (6.76%) Subversion
7 3 (4.05%) AccuRev
8 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.70%) JUnit
8 2 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (2.70%) JMeter
8 2 (2.70%) Selenium
8 2 (2.70%) JIRA
8 2 (2.70%) Hudson
8 2 (2.70%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (28.38%) Marketing
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Legal
3 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.05%) Automotive
5 2 (2.70%) Advertising
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Back Office
6 1 (1.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (93.24%) Developer
2 43 (58.11%) Java Developer
3 16 (21.62%) Senior Developer
4 12 (16.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (13.51%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (10.81%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (6.76%) UI Developer
7 5 (6.76%) UI Programmer
8 4 (5.41%) .NET Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (4.05%) AWS Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Technical Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Applications Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Architect
10 2 (2.70%) Trainee Developer
10 2 (2.70%) Trainee
10 2 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.70%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (98.65%) HTML
2 45 (60.81%) XML
3 39 (52.70%) Ajax
4 37 (50.00%) HTML5
5 33 (44.59%) Web Services
6 29 (39.19%) EclipseLink
7 27 (36.49%) XHTML
7 27 (36.49%) J2EE
8 26 (35.14%) SOAP
9 22 (29.73%) TopLink
10 20 (27.03%) JAX-RS
11 19 (25.68%) JAX-WS
12 17 (22.97%) REST
13 14 (18.92%) Spring
13 14 (18.92%) Spring MVC
13 14 (18.92%) JPA
14 12 (16.22%) .NET
14 12 (16.22%) Hibernate
15 11 (14.86%) CSS3
16 10 (13.51%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.41%) Visualisation
3 3 (4.05%) Web 2.0
3 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.70%) NHS
4 2 (2.70%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Open Source
5 1 (1.35%) Clustering
5 1 (1.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.05%) UNIX
2 39 (52.70%) Linux
3 29 (39.19%) Windows
4 28 (37.84%) Solaris
5 10 (13.51%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (58.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (41.89%) TDD
3 29 (39.19%) OO
4 25 (33.78%) Content Management
5 20 (27.03%) User Stories
6 18 (24.32%) MVC
7 17 (22.97%) Scrum
7 17 (22.97%) B2C
7 17 (22.97%) Web Development
8 16 (21.62%) Digital Marketing
9 15 (20.27%) Validation
10 14 (18.92%) Use Case
11 13 (17.57%) RUP
12 12 (16.22%) SOA
13 11 (14.86%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (14.86%) Web Design
14 10 (13.51%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (10.81%) Mentoring
16 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
17 5 (6.76%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 60 (81.08%) JavaScript
2 53 (71.62%) Java
3 43 (58.11%) SQL
4 9 (12.16%) C#
5 8 (10.81%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.05%) Ruby
7 2 (2.70%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.70%) Scala
8 1 (1.35%) Groovy
8 1 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
1 2 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) Puppet
1 3 (4.05%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (27.03%) IBM
2 8 (10.81%) Oracle
3 6 (8.11%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.76%) Adobe
5 4 (5.41%) FatWire
6 2 (2.70%) HP
6 2 (2.70%) WSO2
7 1 (1.35%) Nintex
7 1 (1.35%) Teradata
7 1 (1.35%) Omniture
7 1 (1.35%) Google