The first table below looks at the demand for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 18 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 Merseyside 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 18 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.76% 4.37% 4.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 18.03% 16.98% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 7
Average daily rate £290 £188 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.66% -42.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £158 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £218 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £21.86
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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
61 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 31.94% 25.73% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 36
Average daily rate £300 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £153 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £448 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.79 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.10% -40.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
CSS
North West

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 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
Liverpool +5 8 £290 +93.33% 26
Wirral +3 1 - - 1
Birkenhead - - - - 2
Prescot - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 17 (89.47%) HTML
1 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 11 (57.89%) jQuery
3 7 (36.84%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) PHP
4 6 (31.58%) HTML5
5 5 (26.32%) C#
5 5 (26.32%) MVC
6 4 (21.05%) SQL
6 4 (21.05%) Java
6 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
6 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
6 4 (21.05%) Spring
6 4 (21.05%) CSS3
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (15.79%) Telerik
7 3 (15.79%) Workflow
7 3 (15.79%) Drupal
7 3 (15.79%) J2EE
8 2 (10.53%) MySQL
8 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
8 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
8 2 (10.53%) Adobe
8 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET 2.0
8 2 (10.53%) WordPress
8 2 (10.53%) Web Development
8 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.53%) Symfony
8 2 (10.53%) Zend

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (15.79%) Drupal
2 2 (10.53%) WordPress
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Visual Studio
1 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 1 (5.26%) Axure RP
2 1 (5.26%) YouTrack
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Web Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Java Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (15.79%) PHP Developer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Drupal Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Developer
5 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Designer
6 1 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP MySQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) WPF Developer
6 1 (5.26%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Designer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (5.26%) PHP Drupal Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) HTML
2 11 (57.89%) jQuery
3 7 (36.84%) .NET
3 7 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 6 (31.58%) HTML5
5 4 (21.05%) Spring MVC
5 4 (21.05%) Hibernate
5 4 (21.05%) Spring
5 4 (21.05%) CSS3
6 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (15.79%) J2EE
7 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET 2.0
7 2 (10.53%) .NET Framework
7 2 (10.53%) Symfony
7 2 (10.53%) Ajax
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
8 1 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Open Source
1 1 (5.26%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) MVC
2 3 (15.79%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Web Development
3 2 (10.53%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Web Design
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) SEO
4 1 (5.26%) OOP
4 1 (5.26%) OO
4 1 (5.26%) DSDM
4 1 (5.26%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 6 (31.58%) PHP
3 5 (26.32%) C#
4 4 (21.05%) SQL
4 4 (21.05%) Java
5 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 1 (5.26%) PHP5
6 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (5.26%) ActionScript
6 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Telerik
2 2 (10.53%) Adobe
2 2 (10.53%) Zend
3 1 (5.26%) WSO2
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
Merseyside
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ADB MultiQuote Ltd
Rate: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ADB MultiQuote Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 26 days ago