The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Hertfordshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 13 9 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +19
Contract jobs citing CSS 88 75 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 11.43% 11.74% 5.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 39.46% 35.21% 18.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 38
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £193 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £14.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +79.48%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
223 213 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.96% 33.33% 28.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 128 134
Average daily rate £395 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £233 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 14
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.05% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.90 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £39.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
CSS
East of England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -1 25 £350 -30.00% 18
Welwyn Garden City -6 8 £400 - 1
Stevenage -5 5 £215 - 3
St Albans -3 2 £369 -1.66% 1
Hemel Hempstead -12 1 £360 +85.80% 3
Potters Bar - 1 £263 - 3
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - - 1
Hertford - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Kings Langley - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Ware - - - -
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 162 (95.29%) HTML
2 154 (90.59%) JavaScript
3 103 (60.59%) HTML5
4 95 (55.88%) CSS3
5 86 (50.59%) OO
6 69 (40.59%) jQuery
7 58 (34.12%) XHTML
8 54 (31.76%) E-Commerce
9 52 (30.59%) Ajax
10 50 (29.41%) XML
11 44 (25.88%) JSP
12 43 (25.29%) Responsive Web Design
13 38 (22.35%) W3C
14 37 (21.76%) Retail
15 32 (18.82%) Photoshop
15 32 (18.82%) Java
15 32 (18.82%) XSLT
16 31 (18.24%) MVC
17 30 (17.65%) Finance
17 30 (17.65%) Web Design
17 30 (17.65%) Web Development
18 29 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (15.88%) .NET
20 25 (14.71%) TDD
21 24 (14.12%) C#
21 24 (14.12%) Adobe
22 22 (12.94%) Web Services
23 21 (12.35%) ASP.NET
24 20 (11.76%) Scrum
24 20 (11.76%) Manufacturing

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (9.41%) Apache
2 15 (8.82%) CMS
3 13 (7.65%) IIS
3 13 (7.65%) Node.js
4 12 (7.06%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.94%) Alfresco
6 4 (2.35%) Drupal
7 3 (1.76%) Sonic ESB
7 3 (1.76%) Gentran
8 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (1.18%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.59%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.59%) Liferay
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe CQ
9 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.59%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 32 (18.82%) Photoshop
2 9 (5.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (3.53%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.35%) Fireworks
5 2 (1.18%) Mingle
6 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.59%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.59%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (2.94%) RiskWrite
2 3 (1.76%) SiteCatalyst
3 2 (1.18%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.18%) Internet
2 12 (7.06%) Intranet
3 7 (4.12%) Extranet
3 7 (4.12%) HTTPS
4 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.35%) HTTP
6 3 (1.76%) FTP
7 2 (1.18%) Firewall
7 2 (1.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.24%) MySQL
3 9 (5.29%) RDBMS
3 9 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.53%) RavenDB
5 6 (3.53%) Neo4j
5 6 (3.53%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.76%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.59%) DB2
8 1 (0.59%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 16 (9.41%) Subversion
2 14 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 14 (8.24%) Ant
3 11 (6.47%) Visual Studio
4 10 (5.88%) Eclipse
5 9 (5.29%) JUnit
6 8 (4.71%) JIRA
7 7 (4.12%) NUnit
8 6 (3.53%) Log4j
8 6 (3.53%) TeamCity
8 6 (3.53%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.94%) Grunt
9 5 (2.94%) Axure RP
9 5 (2.94%) Maven
10 4 (2.35%) Selenium
10 4 (2.35%) FxCop
10 4 (2.35%) StyleCop
10 4 (2.35%) MSTest
11 3 (1.76%) Mockito
11 3 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (21.76%) Retail
2 30 (17.65%) Finance
3 20 (11.76%) Manufacturing
4 18 (10.59%) Marketing
5 4 (2.35%) Advertising
5 4 (2.35%) Legal
6 3 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 153 (90.00%) Developer
2 60 (35.29%) Front-End Developer
3 33 (19.41%) UI Developer
3 33 (19.41%) UI Programmer
4 17 (10.00%) Web Developer
5 16 (9.41%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (8.24%) .NET Developer
7 10 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 10 (5.88%) Java Developer
7 10 (5.88%) Designer
8 6 (3.53%) User Experience Developer
8 6 (3.53%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 6 (3.53%) C# Developer
9 5 (2.94%) J2EE Developer
9 5 (2.94%) VB Developer
9 5 (2.94%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (2.94%) PHP Developer
9 5 (2.94%) Consultant
9 5 (2.94%) PHP Web Developer
9 5 (2.94%) VB6 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (95.29%) HTML
2 103 (60.59%) HTML5
3 95 (55.88%) CSS3
4 69 (40.59%) jQuery
5 58 (34.12%) XHTML
6 52 (30.59%) Ajax
7 50 (29.41%) XML
8 44 (25.88%) JSP
9 32 (18.82%) XSLT
10 27 (15.88%) .NET
11 22 (12.94%) Web Services
12 21 (12.35%) ASP.NET
13 17 (10.00%) Dojo
14 14 (8.24%) JSON
14 14 (8.24%) YUI
14 14 (8.24%) Zepto.js
14 14 (8.24%) Semantic HTML
15 13 (7.65%) DOM
16 12 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC
17 11 (6.47%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (22.35%) W3C
2 6 (3.53%) Web 2.0
2 6 (3.53%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.94%) Open Source
4 4 (2.35%) GIS
5 3 (1.76%) RIA
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Kindle
7 1 (0.59%) Social Media
7 1 (0.59%) iPad
7 1 (0.59%) Blog
7 1 (0.59%) FMCG
7 1 (0.59%) iPhone
7 1 (0.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.59%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 18 (10.59%) Linux
2 10 (5.88%) UNIX
2 10 (5.88%) Windows
3 6 (3.53%) Solaris
4 4 (2.35%) Android
4 4 (2.35%) CentOS
5 3 (1.76%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.59%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (50.59%) OO
2 54 (31.76%) E-Commerce
3 43 (25.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 31 (18.24%) MVC
5 30 (17.65%) Web Design
5 30 (17.65%) Web Development
6 29 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (14.71%) TDD
8 20 (11.76%) Scrum
8 20 (11.76%) Analytics
9 18 (10.59%) Unit Testing
9 18 (10.59%) SEO
10 15 (8.82%) Memory Management
11 13 (7.65%) BDD
11 13 (7.65%) Progressive Enhancement
11 13 (7.65%) Web Accessibility
12 7 (4.12%) SOA
12 7 (4.12%) OOP
13 6 (3.53%) CQRS
14 5 (2.94%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 154 (90.59%) JavaScript
2 32 (18.82%) Java
3 24 (14.12%) C#
4 20 (11.76%) XPath
5 19 (11.18%) PHP
6 17 (10.00%) SQL
7 9 (5.29%) VBScript
8 6 (3.53%) VB
8 6 (3.53%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.94%) VB6
9 5 (2.94%) C
10 3 (1.76%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.76%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.18%) PHP5
12 1 (0.59%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (5.29%) Degree
2 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.76%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.59%) MCSD
3 1 (0.59%) MCSE
3 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.59%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.41%) QA
2 12 (7.06%) Section 508
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.18%) WAI
Systems Management
1 2 (1.18%) SCOM
2 1 (0.59%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 24 (14.12%) Adobe
2 14 (8.24%) Oracle
2 14 (8.24%) Yahoo!
3 10 (5.88%) Apple
4 9 (5.29%) Zend
4 9 (5.29%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.53%) Interwoven
6 5 (2.94%) Endeca
6 5 (2.94%) Stellent
6 5 (2.94%) hybris
7 4 (2.35%) IBM
7 4 (2.35%) Twitter
8 3 (1.76%) ATG
9 2 (1.18%) BEA
9 2 (1.18%) Plumtree
9 2 (1.18%) Google
10 1 (0.59%) Facebook
10 1 (0.59%) ION Trading
10 1 (0.59%) Omniture
10 1 (0.59%) Sun
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