The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Essex region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 28 17 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing CSS 26 39 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.26% 8.41% 5.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.14% 28.47% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 11
Average daily rate
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£313 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £197 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £304 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £27.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.40 £34.80 £38.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +40.00%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
123 137 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 24.90% 29.53% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 80 40
Average daily rate £350 £265 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 19
Average hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.66 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
CSS
East of England

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 10 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Essex region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

CSS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 July 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 +2 3 £425 +142.85%
Colchester -2 3 £281 +44.23% 2
Basildon 0 2 £325 +30.00%
Chelmsford -4 2 £200 -24.52% 2
Brentwood -5 2 £281 +32.23%
Braintree - - - - 1
Harlow - - - -
Hockley - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
Witham - - - -
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 72 (92.31%) HTML
2 59 (75.64%) JavaScript
3 32 (41.03%) Java
4 31 (39.74%) SQL
5 30 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 28 (35.90%) XML
7 25 (32.05%) .NET
8 24 (30.77%) UNIX
8 24 (30.77%) Windows
9 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
9 23 (29.49%) HTML5
10 22 (28.21%) C#
11 21 (26.92%) VB
11 21 (26.92%) Relational Database
12 20 (25.64%) Web Development
13 19 (24.36%) Ajax
13 19 (24.36%) Linux
13 19 (24.36%) VB6
14 18 (23.08%) OO
14 18 (23.08%) SOA
15 17 (21.79%) XHTML
15 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET
15 17 (21.79%) Oracle
16 16 (20.51%) MS Excel
16 16 (20.51%) RUP
16 16 (20.51%) Web Services
16 16 (20.51%) TDD
17 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
17 15 (19.23%) Scrum
18 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 (14.10%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.97%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (3.85%) CMS
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.56%) OpenROAD
6 1 (1.28%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.28%) Umbraco
6 1 (1.28%) WordPress
6 1 (1.28%) Kentico
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 16 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.85%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (2.56%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (2.56%) InfoPath
4 2 (2.56%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) LDAP
2 4 (5.13%) Kerberos
3 3 (3.85%) FTP
3 3 (3.85%) HTTP
4 1 (1.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (26.92%) Relational Database
3 14 (17.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (17.95%) MySQL
3 14 (17.95%) Ingres
4 6 (7.69%) DTS
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.28%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.28%) MS Access
6 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.97%) Ant
5 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.85%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 3 (3.85%) XDoclet
7 2 (2.56%) Axure RP
8 1 (1.28%) Gradle
8 1 (1.28%) Maven
8 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (6.41%) Marketing
2 4 (5.13%) Legal
3 2 (2.56%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Games
4 1 (1.28%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 70 (89.74%) Developer
2 25 (32.05%) Java Developer
3 13 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 11 (14.10%) VB Developer
5 9 (11.54%) C# Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
6 6 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (6.41%) WPF Developer
8 4 (5.13%) VB6 Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Lead Java Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Web Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Lead Developer
9 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.85%) SharePoint Developer
9 3 (3.85%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (2.56%) Designer
10 2 (2.56%) SharePoint Architect
10 2 (2.56%) Web Designer
10 2 (2.56%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (92.31%) HTML
2 28 (35.90%) XML
3 25 (32.05%) .NET
4 23 (29.49%) HTML5
5 19 (24.36%) Ajax
6 17 (21.79%) ASP.NET
6 17 (21.79%) XHTML
7 16 (20.51%) Web Services
8 14 (17.95%) J2EE
8 14 (17.95%) JSON
9 12 (15.38%) jQuery
10 11 (14.10%) JAX-RPC
11 10 (12.82%) .NET Framework
12 9 (11.54%) WPF
12 9 (11.54%) Hibernate
12 9 (11.54%) CSS3
13 8 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
13 8 (10.26%) Spring
13 8 (10.26%) LINQ
13 8 (10.26%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (5.13%) Social Media
3 3 (3.85%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.28%) Open Source
5 1 (1.28%) Video Editing
5 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.77%) UNIX
1 24 (30.77%) Windows
2 19 (24.36%) Linux
3 15 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 12 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (14.10%) Mac OS X
6 8 (10.26%) Solaris
7 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) Web Development
2 18 (23.08%) OO
2 18 (23.08%) SOA
3 16 (20.51%) RUP
3 16 (20.51%) TDD
4 15 (19.23%) Scrum
5 14 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
7 8 (10.26%) Validation
7 8 (10.26%) Kanban
7 8 (10.26%) MVVM
8 7 (8.97%) MVC
8 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.97%) Content Management
9 6 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.41%) Waterfall
10 5 (6.41%) RAD
10 5 (6.41%) Migration
11 4 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (3.85%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 59 (75.64%) JavaScript
2 32 (41.03%) Java
3 31 (39.74%) SQL
4 22 (28.21%) C#
5 21 (26.92%) VB
6 19 (24.36%) VB6
7 13 (16.67%) PL/SQL
8 12 (15.38%) VBA
9 8 (10.26%) XAML
10 5 (6.41%) PHP
11 4 (5.13%) T-SQL
12 3 (3.85%) VB.NET
13 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
13 2 (2.56%) C
14 1 (1.28%) FQL
14 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (29.49%) Microsoft
2 17 (21.79%) Oracle
3 14 (17.95%) JBoss
4 7 (8.97%) FatWire
5 6 (7.69%) IBM
6 5 (6.41%) DevExpress
6 5 (6.41%) Facebook
6 5 (6.41%) Twitter
7 3 (3.85%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.56%) ICL
8 2 (2.56%) Adobe
9 1 (1.28%) Actuate
9 1 (1.28%) Vignette
9 1 (1.28%) Cognos
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