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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 11 28 31
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 66 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 13.50% 5.26% 3.74%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.87% 21.14% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 7
Average daily rate
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£413 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.90% +13.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £394 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 - £23.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 - £35.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +15.83%
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
184 123 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.63% 24.90% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 59 41
Average daily rate £425 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 20 20
Average hourly rate £33.73 £27.50 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.63% -14.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £9.23 £24.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.16 £37.00 £37.20
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 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 19 September 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 19 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
Southend-on-Sea -9 12 £425 +26.67% 4
Saffron Walden - 9 - -
Colchester - 3 - - 5
Chelmsford +4 2 £225 - 1
Basildon 0 1 - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Waltham Abbey - - - -
Witham - - - - 1
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 95 (92.23%) HTML
2 67 (65.05%) JavaScript
3 60 (58.25%) SQL
4 59 (57.28%) Java
5 45 (43.69%) XML
6 39 (37.86%) Relational Database
7 38 (36.89%) MVC
8 37 (35.92%) Web Development
9 36 (34.95%) Spring
9 36 (34.95%) Linux
10 35 (33.98%) UNIX
10 35 (33.98%) Oracle
11 34 (33.01%) MySQL
12 33 (32.04%) JBoss
13 32 (31.07%) .NET
13 32 (31.07%) PL/SQL
13 32 (31.07%) Hibernate
13 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
14 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
15 29 (28.16%) LDAP
15 29 (28.16%) Enterprise Software
16 28 (27.18%) C#
17 26 (25.24%) JAAS
17 26 (25.24%) HTML5
18 25 (24.27%) jQuery
19 23 (22.33%) JPA
20 22 (21.36%) Spring MVC
21 21 (20.39%) Ajax
21 21 (20.39%) Mac OS X
21 21 (20.39%) ASP.NET

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (10.68%) WebLogic
1 11 (10.68%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.85%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.85%) Apache
4 3 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.94%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.94%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (1.94%) Node.js
5 2 (1.94%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) IIS
6 1 (0.97%) WordPress
6 1 (0.97%) GlassFish
Applications
1 10 (9.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.85%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.91%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.94%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.94%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (1.94%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.91%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.97%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (28.16%) LDAP
2 13 (12.62%) HTTP
3 4 (3.88%) Kerberos
4 2 (1.94%) Internet
5 1 (0.97%) LAN
5 1 (0.97%) WAN
5 1 (0.97%) FTP
5 1 (0.97%) Wireless
5 1 (0.97%) MPLS
5 1 (0.97%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (37.86%) Relational Database
2 34 (33.01%) MySQL
3 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
4 21 (20.39%) MariaDB
5 8 (7.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (5.83%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.83%) Ingres
6 6 (5.83%) DTS
7 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (3.88%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.91%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.97%) MS Access
10 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.97%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (10.68%) Ant
2 10 (9.71%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.71%) Visual Studio
3 7 (6.80%) Selenium
4 6 (5.83%) NUnit
4 6 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (5.83%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.85%) SpecFlow
5 5 (4.85%) Maven
6 3 (2.91%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.94%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.94%) Subversion
7 2 (1.94%) JIRA
7 2 (1.94%) Mockito
7 2 (1.94%) Hamcrest
7 2 (1.94%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.94%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.97%) Gradle
General
1 7 (6.80%) Legal
2 5 (4.85%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Publishing
3 3 (2.91%) Automotive
4 2 (1.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Games
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.97%) Billing
Job Titles
1 89 (86.41%) Developer
2 45 (43.69%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.62%) .NET Developer
4 9 (8.74%) Web Developer
5 8 (7.77%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.83%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (4.85%) C# Developer
7 5 (4.85%) VB Developer
7 5 (4.85%) Programmer
7 5 (4.85%) UI Programmer
7 5 (4.85%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.88%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (3.88%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (2.91%) Analyst
9 3 (2.91%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (1.94%) VB6 Developer
10 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Architect
10 2 (1.94%) Designer
10 2 (1.94%) WPF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (92.23%) HTML
2 45 (43.69%) XML
3 36 (34.95%) Spring
4 32 (31.07%) .NET
4 32 (31.07%) Hibernate
5 26 (25.24%) JAAS
5 26 (25.24%) HTML5
6 25 (24.27%) jQuery
7 23 (22.33%) JPA
8 22 (21.36%) Spring MVC
9 21 (20.39%) Ajax
9 21 (20.39%) ASP.NET
10 20 (19.42%) REST
11 18 (17.48%) CSS3
11 18 (17.48%) J2EE
12 16 (15.53%) Web Services
13 14 (13.59%) XHTML
13 14 (13.59%) JSP
13 14 (13.59%) .NET Framework
14 13 (12.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 29 (28.16%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (7.77%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.77%) Visualisation
3 7 (6.80%) Biology
4 5 (4.85%) User Experience
4 5 (4.85%) Open Source
4 5 (4.85%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.94%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.94%) Life Science
6 1 (0.97%) Handset
6 1 (0.97%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 36 (34.95%) Linux
2 35 (33.98%) UNIX
3 21 (20.39%) Mac OS X
4 15 (14.56%) Windows
5 7 (6.80%) Solaris
6 6 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.83%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.94%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.97%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.97%) Android
8 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (36.89%) MVC
2 37 (35.92%) Web Development
3 32 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (19.42%) OO
4 20 (19.42%) TDD
5 17 (16.50%) Scrum
6 15 (14.56%) RUP
6 15 (14.56%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (12.62%) SOA
7 13 (12.62%) Validation
7 13 (12.62%) Mentoring
8 11 (10.68%) Web Design
9 10 (9.71%) Content Management
9 10 (9.71%) Configuration Management
10 9 (8.74%) Bioinformatics
11 8 (7.77%) RAD
12 5 (4.85%) SEO
12 5 (4.85%) Systems Analysis
13 4 (3.88%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (3.88%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 67 (65.05%) JavaScript
2 60 (58.25%) SQL
3 59 (57.28%) Java
4 32 (31.07%) PL/SQL
5 28 (27.18%) C#
6 13 (12.62%) VB
7 11 (10.68%) PHP
8 10 (9.71%) VB6
9 7 (6.80%) T-SQL
9 7 (6.80%) VBA
10 5 (4.85%) Python
10 5 (4.85%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.88%) XAML
12 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.97%) FQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
1 7 (6.80%) Degree
2 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (0.97%) Backup Exec
1 1 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (33.98%) Oracle
2 33 (32.04%) JBoss
3 15 (14.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.71%) IBM
5 9 (8.74%) FatWire
6 4 (3.88%) DevExpress
6 4 (3.88%) Business Objects
7 3 (2.91%) Cognos
7 3 (2.91%) Cisco
7 3 (2.91%) Twitter
8 2 (1.94%) Adobe
8 2 (1.94%) Actuate
9 1 (0.97%) Vignette
9 1 (0.97%) BT
9 1 (0.97%) VMware
9 1 (0.97%) Symantec
9 1 (0.97%) Sophos
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.97%) Spiceworks
9 1 (0.97%) Facebook
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