The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 15 16 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing CSS 34 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.73% 6.34% 7.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.81% 24.53% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 14
Average daily rate
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£275 £298 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -8.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £153 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.77%
CSS
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
118 53 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.82% 25.85% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 28 51
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £32.54 £13.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.30% -42.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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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
Preston +2 13 £200 -46.66% 9
Blackburn +3 5 £275 -7.64% 4
Burnley -17 3 £413 +50.00%
Colne 0 1 £180 +2.85% 1
Chorley - 1 - - 2
Accrington - 1 £275 - 2
Lytham St Annes - - - -
Ormskirk - - - - 4
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 51 (98.08%) HTML
2 38 (73.08%) JavaScript
3 26 (50.00%) HTML5
4 23 (44.23%) CSS3
5 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (36.54%) jQuery
7 16 (30.77%) .NET
8 15 (28.85%) Photoshop
8 15 (28.85%) SQL
9 14 (26.92%) C#
9 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
9 14 (26.92%) MVC
10 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
11 12 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
12 11 (21.15%) Oracle
12 11 (21.15%) User Experience
13 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
13 10 (19.23%) PhoneGap
13 10 (19.23%) Classic ASP
13 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
13 10 (19.23%) PL/SQL
13 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
13 10 (19.23%) Umbraco
13 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 9 (17.31%) E-Commerce
15 8 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
16 7 (13.46%) MySQL
16 7 (13.46%) Java
16 7 (13.46%) PHP
17 6 (11.54%) Fireworks

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 10 (19.23%) Umbraco
2 3 (5.77%) Drupal
3 2 (3.85%) WordPress
3 2 (3.85%) Node.js
3 2 (3.85%) CMS
3 2 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) Photoshop
2 8 (15.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (11.54%) Fireworks
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (13.46%) MySQL
4 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (23.08%) Dreamweaver
3 5 (9.62%) Subversion
3 5 (9.62%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 5 (9.62%) Axure RP
4 3 (5.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.85%) JUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.92%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.92%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (61.54%) Developer
2 13 (25.00%) Designer
3 12 (23.08%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (15.38%) UX Designer
5 7 (13.46%) Java Developer
5 7 (13.46%) Web Developer
6 5 (9.62%) Web Designer
7 3 (5.77%) Architect
7 3 (5.77%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (5.77%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Drupal Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Java Architect
8 2 (3.85%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Developer
8 2 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) .NET Developer
8 2 (3.85%) C# Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (98.08%) HTML
2 26 (50.00%) HTML5
3 23 (44.23%) CSS3
4 19 (36.54%) jQuery
5 16 (30.77%) .NET
6 10 (19.23%) PhoneGap
6 10 (19.23%) Classic ASP
6 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
7 6 (11.54%) JSON
8 5 (9.62%) Spring
8 5 (9.62%) Hibernate
8 5 (9.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 4 (7.69%) REST
9 4 (7.69%) Web Services
10 3 (5.77%) J2EE
10 3 (5.77%) Sass
11 2 (3.85%) Regular Expression
11 2 (3.85%) Akka
11 2 (3.85%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) User Experience
2 6 (11.54%) Open Source
3 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.85%) W3C
4 1 (1.92%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.92%) iSeries
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.62%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (26.92%) MVC
3 9 (17.31%) E-Commerce
4 4 (7.69%) OO
5 3 (5.77%) Scrum
5 3 (5.77%) SOA
5 3 (5.77%) SEO
5 3 (5.77%) BDD
5 3 (5.77%) TDD
6 2 (3.85%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (3.85%) Web Development
6 2 (3.85%) UX Design
6 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.85%) Web Design
6 2 (3.85%) UML
6 2 (3.85%) OOP
7 1 (1.92%) OOD
7 1 (1.92%) RAD
7 1 (1.92%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 38 (73.08%) JavaScript
2 15 (28.85%) SQL
3 14 (26.92%) C#
4 10 (19.23%) PL/SQL
5 7 (13.46%) Java
5 7 (13.46%) PHP
6 3 (5.77%) C
7 2 (3.85%) Scala
8 1 (1.92%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) VB
8 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Oracle
2 3 (5.77%) Facebook
2 3 (5.77%) Twitter
3 2 (3.85%) Sencha
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) Adobe
4 1 (1.92%) Apple
4 1 (1.92%) Google
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