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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 13 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing CSS 61 51 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.04% 8.43% 9.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.86% 26.15% 29.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 23 58
Average daily rate
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£360 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £215 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £470 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £50.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +132.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £33.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +14.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
175 195 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.93% 32.23% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 102 160
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £230 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £50.00 £35.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% +42.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Hemel Hempstead +8 15 £360 +22.55% 1
Watford +2 15 £375 - 6
Welwyn Garden City -3 6 £300 -28.51% 1
St Albans -3 1 - - 1
Stevenage - 1 £330 - 1
Tring - - - -
Hertford - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - - 3
Letchworth - - - - 3
Potters Bar - - - -
Abbots Langley - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 3
Harpenden - - - -
CSS
East of England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 136 (93.79%) HTML
2 129 (88.97%) JavaScript
3 67 (46.21%) HTML5
4 56 (38.62%) CSS3
5 54 (37.24%) jQuery
6 47 (32.41%) E-Commerce
7 43 (29.66%) XHTML
8 41 (28.28%) XML
9 39 (26.90%) OO
10 34 (23.45%) JSP
11 32 (22.07%) Retail
12 31 (21.38%) Ajax
13 29 (20.00%) Java
13 29 (20.00%) .NET
14 27 (18.62%) W3C
14 27 (18.62%) Finance
15 26 (17.93%) MVC
15 26 (17.93%) MySQL
16 25 (17.24%) PHP
16 25 (17.24%) JSON
17 24 (16.55%) Web Development
17 24 (16.55%) ASP.NET
18 22 (15.17%) SQL
18 22 (15.17%) C#
19 20 (13.79%) QA
20 19 (13.10%) Photoshop
20 19 (13.10%) XSLT
20 19 (13.10%) Scrum
20 19 (13.10%) Internet
21 18 (12.41%) Manufacturing

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (11.03%) CMS
2 14 (9.66%) IIS
3 13 (8.97%) Apache
3 13 (8.97%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.83%) WordPress
5 6 (4.14%) Node.js
5 6 (4.14%) Drupal
6 5 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.76%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (2.76%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.07%) SilverStripe
8 3 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.38%) Joomla!
9 2 (1.38%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.69%) lighttpd
10 1 (0.69%) Liferay
10 1 (0.69%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.69%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 19 (13.10%) Photoshop
2 8 (5.52%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.38%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Magento
1 3 (2.07%) SiteCatalyst
2 2 (1.38%) RiskWrite
2 2 (1.38%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.10%) Internet
2 8 (5.52%) Intranet
3 7 (4.83%) Extranet
3 7 (4.83%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.76%) HTTP
5 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.93%) MySQL
2 18 (12.41%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.90%) RDBMS
3 10 (6.90%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.38%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.38%) DB2
7 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.69%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 17 (11.72%) Subversion
2 14 (9.66%) Ant
3 12 (8.28%) Eclipse
3 12 (8.28%) JIRA
4 11 (7.59%) JUnit
5 10 (6.90%) Maven
6 8 (5.52%) Git (software)
7 7 (4.83%) Visual Studio
8 6 (4.14%) Log4j
9 5 (3.45%) FxCop
9 5 (3.45%) StyleCop
9 5 (3.45%) Mockito
9 5 (3.45%) Selenium
9 5 (3.45%) IntelliJ
10 4 (2.76%) Jasmine
11 3 (2.07%) Grunt
12 2 (1.38%) PhoneGap
12 2 (1.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (1.38%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.38%) Axure RP
General
1 32 (22.07%) Retail
2 27 (18.62%) Finance
3 18 (12.41%) Manufacturing
4 13 (8.97%) Marketing
5 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Local Government
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 131 (90.34%) Developer
2 48 (33.10%) Front-End Developer
3 18 (12.41%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.66%) Web Developer
5 13 (8.97%) UI Programmer
5 13 (8.97%) UI Developer
6 12 (8.28%) JavaScript Developer
7 11 (7.59%) Java Developer
7 11 (7.59%) PHP Developer
8 10 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 7 (4.83%) VB6 Developer
9 7 (4.83%) VB Developer
10 6 (4.14%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 6 (4.14%) C# Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Senior Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 6 (4.14%) Designer
11 5 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (3.45%) PHP Web Developer
12 4 (2.76%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (93.79%) HTML
2 67 (46.21%) HTML5
3 56 (38.62%) CSS3
4 54 (37.24%) jQuery
5 43 (29.66%) XHTML
6 41 (28.28%) XML
7 34 (23.45%) JSP
8 31 (21.38%) Ajax
9 29 (20.00%) .NET
10 25 (17.24%) JSON
11 24 (16.55%) ASP.NET
12 19 (13.10%) XSLT
13 18 (12.41%) Web Services
14 17 (11.72%) REST
14 17 (11.72%) Semantic HTML
15 16 (11.03%) SOAP
16 14 (9.66%) .NET Framework
16 14 (9.66%) JSTL
17 13 (8.97%) Spring
18 11 (7.59%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.62%) W3C
2 7 (4.83%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.14%) Web 2.0
4 4 (2.76%) RIA
5 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.38%) iPhone
5 2 (1.38%) Open Source
6 1 (0.69%) FMCG
6 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.69%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.03%) Linux
2 13 (8.97%) UNIX
3 6 (4.14%) Solaris
3 6 (4.14%) Windows
4 4 (2.76%) HPUX
4 4 (2.76%) Android
4 4 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.38%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.41%) E-Commerce
2 39 (26.90%) OO
3 26 (17.93%) MVC
4 24 (16.55%) Web Development
5 19 (13.10%) Scrum
6 16 (11.03%) Web Design
7 14 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (9.66%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (8.97%) TDD
9 12 (8.28%) SEO
9 12 (8.28%) Analytics
10 11 (7.59%) Unit Testing
11 9 (6.21%) OOP
12 7 (4.83%) BDD
12 7 (4.83%) Content Management
13 6 (4.14%) Waterfall
14 5 (3.45%) Memory Management
14 5 (3.45%) Performance Testing
14 5 (3.45%) Code Coverage
15 4 (2.76%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 129 (88.97%) JavaScript
2 29 (20.00%) Java
3 25 (17.24%) PHP
4 22 (15.17%) SQL
4 22 (15.17%) C#
5 12 (8.28%) VBScript
6 8 (5.52%) VB
7 7 (4.83%) XPath
7 7 (4.83%) VB6
8 3 (2.07%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.38%) PHP5
9 2 (1.38%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) Degree
2 4 (2.76%) Sun Certification
3 2 (1.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (1.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (1.38%) Section 508
3 1 (0.69%) WCAG
3 1 (0.69%) WAI
System Software
1 2 (1.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (11.72%) Adobe
2 11 (7.59%) Oracle
3 9 (6.21%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.45%) Zend
4 5 (3.45%) Yahoo!
4 5 (3.45%) Interwoven
4 5 (3.45%) IBM
5 4 (2.76%) Sun
5 4 (2.76%) Apple
6 3 (2.07%) Twitter
7 2 (1.38%) Appcelerator
7 2 (1.38%) Google
8 1 (0.69%) hybris
8 1 (0.69%) ION Trading
8 1 (0.69%) Omniture
8 1 (0.69%) Endeca
8 1 (0.69%) ATG
8 1 (0.69%) Stellent
8 1 (0.69%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.69%) BEA
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Senitor Associates
Rate: £10 - £20 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £100 - £200 per day
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