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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing CSS 26 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.78% 6.02% 9.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.76% 22.73% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 5 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £220 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -30.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £305 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +10.00%
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
105 44 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.33% 26.51% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 23 58
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.00 £20.00 £13.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% +46.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 -7 7 £200 -23.07% 7
Burnley - 6 £400 - 1
Blackburn 0 2 £273 -2.85% 6
Accrington - - - - 2
Rossendale - - - -
Chorley - - - - 1
Colne - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - -
Lytham St Annes - - - - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 46 (97.87%) HTML
2 36 (76.60%) JavaScript
3 23 (48.94%) HTML5
4 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (42.55%) CSS3
6 17 (36.17%) jQuery
7 15 (31.91%) E-Commerce
8 13 (27.66%) SQL
8 13 (27.66%) User Experience
9 12 (25.53%) .NET
9 12 (25.53%) MVC
10 10 (21.28%) MySQL
10 10 (21.28%) Photoshop
10 10 (21.28%) C#
11 9 (19.15%) PHP
11 9 (19.15%) Oracle
11 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
11 9 (19.15%) Dreamweaver
12 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
12 7 (14.89%) Linux
12 7 (14.89%) Subversion
13 6 (12.77%) Umbraco
13 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (12.77%) PhoneGap
13 6 (12.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 6 (12.77%) Axure RP
13 6 (12.77%) Classic ASP
13 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
13 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
13 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 6 (12.77%) Umbraco
2 4 (8.51%) CMS
3 3 (6.38%) Drupal
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Node.js
5 1 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Photoshop
2 7 (14.89%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.13%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) MySQL
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (12.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (19.15%) Dreamweaver
2 7 (14.89%) Subversion
3 6 (12.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 6 (12.77%) Axure RP
3 6 (12.77%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.26%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (2.13%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 3 (6.38%) Retail
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 29 (61.70%) Developer
2 15 (31.91%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (14.89%) UX Designer
3 7 (14.89%) Designer
4 5 (10.64%) Web Developer
4 5 (10.64%) PHP Developer
5 4 (8.51%) MySQL Developer
5 4 (8.51%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Drupal Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Developer
7 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Architect
7 2 (4.26%) Scala Developer
8 1 (2.13%) Interaction Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (97.87%) HTML
2 23 (48.94%) HTML5
3 20 (42.55%) CSS3
4 17 (36.17%) jQuery
5 12 (25.53%) .NET
6 6 (12.77%) PhoneGap
6 6 (12.77%) Classic ASP
6 6 (12.77%) ASP.NET
7 4 (8.51%) Ext JS
7 4 (8.51%) Regular Expression
7 4 (8.51%) XHTML
7 4 (8.51%) J2EE
7 4 (8.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (6.38%) REST
8 3 (6.38%) Hibernate
8 3 (6.38%) Web Services
8 3 (6.38%) XML
8 3 (6.38%) JSON
8 3 (6.38%) Ajax
8 3 (6.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) User Experience
2 5 (10.64%) Open Source
3 4 (8.51%) W3C
3 4 (8.51%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.91%) E-Commerce
3 12 (25.53%) MVC
4 6 (12.77%) SEO
5 5 (10.64%) OO
6 4 (8.51%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (8.51%) OOP
6 4 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (6.38%) SOA
7 3 (6.38%) Scrum
7 3 (6.38%) UML
7 3 (6.38%) Content Management
8 2 (4.26%) TDD
8 2 (4.26%) Web Development
8 2 (4.26%) BDD
8 2 (4.26%) RAD
8 2 (4.26%) Web Design
9 1 (2.13%) Graceful Degradation
9 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (76.60%) JavaScript
2 13 (27.66%) SQL
3 10 (21.28%) C#
4 9 (19.15%) PHP
5 6 (12.77%) PL/SQL
5 6 (12.77%) Java
6 3 (6.38%) C
7 2 (4.26%) Scala
7 2 (4.26%) VB
8 1 (2.13%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) Sencha
3 3 (6.38%) Facebook
3 3 (6.38%) Twitter
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Adobe
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
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