The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 19 13 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing CSS 55 61 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.97% 9.04% 8.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.09% 33.89% 26.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 23
Average daily rate
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£363 £360 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £265 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £417 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +4.54%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
203 180 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.73% 26.67% 32.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 107 102
Average daily rate £363 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £20.94 £15.00 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.56% -70.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.17% -2.85%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 August 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
Watford -5 14 £363 -3.33% 8
Stevenage -4 4 £270 -18.18% 1
Hemel Hempstead -10 4 £300 -16.66% 4
St Albans +3 3 £250 - 2
Welwyn Garden City -10 2 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £150 - 3
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

1 103 (90.35%) HTML
2 95 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 40 (35.09%) E-Commerce
4 39 (34.21%) User Experience
5 37 (32.46%) jQuery
6 36 (31.58%) XHTML
7 33 (28.95%) Java
8 30 (26.32%) W3C
8 30 (26.32%) Semantic HTML
9 29 (25.44%) HTML5
9 29 (25.44%) JSP
10 27 (23.68%) CSS3
10 27 (23.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 26 (22.81%) Sass
11 26 (22.81%) JSTL
12 23 (20.18%) AngularJS
13 18 (15.79%) C#
14 17 (14.91%) .NET
15 16 (14.04%) CMS
15 16 (14.04%) Grunt
16 15 (13.16%) MVC
16 15 (13.16%) OO
16 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (12.28%) Git (software)
17 14 (12.28%) ASP.NET
17 14 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
18 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
18 11 (9.65%) MySQL
18 11 (9.65%) PHP
18 11 (9.65%) JSON

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (14.04%) CMS
2 10 (8.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 9 (7.89%) Drupal
4 7 (6.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (6.14%) WebSphere Process Server
4 7 (6.14%) WebSphere Portal
4 7 (6.14%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.51%) Node.js
5 4 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.63%) Apache
6 3 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.88%) SilverStripe
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.88%) Sitefinity
8 1 (0.88%) JBoss
8 1 (0.88%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.88%) Mule
8 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.63%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.02%) SSL
1 8 (7.02%) Firewall
2 6 (5.26%) HTTP
3 5 (4.39%) Internet
4 1 (0.88%) DVB
4 1 (0.88%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.65%) MySQL
2 8 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.75%) DB2
7 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.88%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (14.04%) Grunt
2 14 (12.28%) Git (software)
3 10 (8.77%) Axure RP
3 10 (8.77%) Bower
4 9 (7.89%) Subversion
5 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.39%) gulp
7 1 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.88%) Xcode
7 1 (0.88%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 10 (8.77%) Finance
1 10 (8.77%) Retail
1 10 (8.77%) Marketing
2 3 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.75%) Multimedia
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 99 (86.84%) Developer
2 31 (27.19%) Front-End Developer
3 24 (21.05%) Web Developer
4 18 (15.79%) JavaScript Developer
5 12 (10.53%) Designer
6 10 (8.77%) UX Designer
6 10 (8.77%) Java Developer
6 10 (8.77%) .NET Developer
7 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.14%) Portal Developer
8 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Portal Developer
8 6 (5.26%) WebSphere Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Senior Java Developer
9 5 (4.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (4.39%) Front-End Web Developer
9 5 (4.39%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Junior Developer
10 4 (3.51%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (90.35%) HTML
2 37 (32.46%) jQuery
3 36 (31.58%) XHTML
4 30 (26.32%) Semantic HTML
5 29 (25.44%) JSP
5 29 (25.44%) HTML5
6 27 (23.68%) CSS3
6 27 (23.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 26 (22.81%) Sass
7 26 (22.81%) JSTL
8 23 (20.18%) AngularJS
9 17 (14.91%) .NET
10 14 (12.28%) ASP.NET
11 11 (9.65%) JSON
12 10 (8.77%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (7.89%) Web Services
14 8 (7.02%) SAML
14 8 (7.02%) LAMP
15 7 (6.14%) Ajax
15 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 39 (34.21%) User Experience
2 30 (26.32%) W3C
3 11 (9.65%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.39%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.75%) Social Media
5 2 (1.75%) RIA
5 2 (1.75%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.75%) Graphic Design
5 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Copywriting
6 1 (0.88%) Animation
6 1 (0.88%) Video Editing
6 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.88%) STB
6 1 (0.88%) IPTV
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.51%) Linux
2 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (0.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.09%) E-Commerce
2 15 (13.16%) OO
2 15 (13.16%) MVC
2 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.28%) Responsive Web Design
4 8 (7.02%) TDD
5 7 (6.14%) Content Management
5 7 (6.14%) Software Engineering
6 6 (5.26%) MVVM
7 5 (4.39%) BDD
7 5 (4.39%) E-Procurement
7 5 (4.39%) Validation
8 4 (3.51%) Scrum
8 4 (3.51%) Web Design
8 4 (3.51%) OOP
8 4 (3.51%) Web Development
8 4 (3.51%) Open Source
9 3 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.63%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 95 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 33 (28.95%) Java
3 18 (15.79%) C#
4 11 (9.65%) PHP
5 3 (2.63%) SQL
6 1 (0.88%) ActionScript
6 1 (0.88%) Python
6 1 (0.88%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.88%) Scala
6 1 (0.88%) Clojure
6 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (7.02%) Adobe
2 5 (4.39%) Google
2 5 (4.39%) Facebook
3 4 (3.51%) Zend
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle
4 2 (1.75%) Nintex
5 1 (0.88%) IBM