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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 26 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -4
Contract jobs citing CSS 22 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.07% 6.45% 9.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.22% 20.41% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £248 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.41% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £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 £33.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
99 49 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.81% 31.61% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 19 64
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 £213 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £320 £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 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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
Blackpool -9 8 £395 +79.54% 1
Preston -13 4 £338 +29.80% 9
Burnley - 3 £375 - 1
Blackburn -1 1 £325 +15.86% 3
Lytham St Annes - 1 £315 - 2
Ormskirk - - - -
Accrington - - - - 3
Chorley - - - - 1
Colne - - - - 1
Lancaster - - - - 1
Rossendale - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 41 (97.62%) HTML
2 33 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (45.24%) HTML5
5 16 (38.10%) CSS3
6 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
7 14 (33.33%) jQuery
8 11 (26.19%) SQL
9 10 (23.81%) PHP
9 10 (23.81%) MySQL
9 10 (23.81%) User Experience
10 9 (21.43%) .NET
10 9 (21.43%) Linux
11 8 (19.05%) C#
11 8 (19.05%) MVC
12 7 (16.67%) Java
12 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
12 7 (16.67%) Subversion
13 6 (14.29%) Open Source
13 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 6 (14.29%) SEO
13 6 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
14 5 (11.90%) XHTML
14 5 (11.90%) OO
14 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
15 4 (9.52%) Marketing
15 4 (9.52%) Ajax
15 4 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
15 4 (9.52%) Ext JS
15 4 (9.52%) J2EE

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (9.52%) CMS
2 3 (7.14%) Drupal
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Umbraco
3 2 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (4.76%) Node.js
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 4 (9.52%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (2.38%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) MySQL
2 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Subversion
2 6 (14.29%) Dreamweaver
3 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 3 (7.14%) Axure RP
4 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.38%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 4 (9.52%) Marketing
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.38%) Finance
4 1 (2.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (73.81%) Developer
2 14 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (11.90%) PHP Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 4 (9.52%) MySQL Developer
4 4 (9.52%) Designer
4 4 (9.52%) UX Designer
4 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
4 4 (9.52%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Architect
6 2 (4.76%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Web Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Java Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 2 (4.76%) Scala Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (97.62%) HTML
2 19 (45.24%) HTML5
3 16 (38.10%) CSS3
4 14 (33.33%) jQuery
5 9 (21.43%) .NET
6 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 5 (11.90%) XHTML
8 4 (9.52%) Ajax
8 4 (9.52%) Ext JS
8 4 (9.52%) J2EE
8 4 (9.52%) XML
8 4 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (9.52%) Regular Expression
9 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 3 (7.14%) REST
9 3 (7.14%) Hibernate
9 3 (7.14%) Web Services
9 3 (7.14%) JSON
9 3 (7.14%) Spring
10 2 (4.76%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.81%) User Experience
2 6 (14.29%) Open Source
3 4 (9.52%) W3C
3 4 (9.52%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.38%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) E-Commerce
3 8 (19.05%) MVC
4 6 (14.29%) SEO
5 5 (11.90%) OO
6 4 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (9.52%) OOP
6 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (7.14%) Scrum
7 3 (7.14%) BDD
7 3 (7.14%) Web Development
7 3 (7.14%) Content Management
7 3 (7.14%) TDD
8 2 (4.76%) RAD
8 2 (4.76%) UML
8 2 (4.76%) Web Design
8 2 (4.76%) SOA
9 1 (2.38%) Graceful Degradation
9 1 (2.38%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 33 (78.57%) JavaScript
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 10 (23.81%) PHP
4 8 (19.05%) C#
5 7 (16.67%) Java
6 3 (7.14%) C
6 3 (7.14%) Scala
7 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.76%) VB
7 2 (4.76%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) C++
8 1 (2.38%) PHP5
8 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle
1 4 (9.52%) Sencha
2 3 (7.14%) Facebook
2 3 (7.14%) Twitter
3 2 (4.76%) Adobe
3 2 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.38%) SAP
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