The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 32 19 8
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing CSS 6 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.74% 3.26% 10.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.71% 14.63% 40.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 9
Average daily rate
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£238 £320 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.78% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £304 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £368 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
56 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.28% 22.28% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 18
Average daily rate £350 £315 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +26.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

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

CSS Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 March 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
Liverpool -7 4 £288 -15.44% 26
Southport - - - -
St Helens - - - - 3
Wirral - - - - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 (85.00%) JavaScript
2 16 (80.00%) HTML
3 11 (55.00%) HTML5
4 10 (50.00%) CSS3
4 10 (50.00%) jQuery
5 7 (35.00%) PHP
5 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 6 (30.00%) .NET
6 6 (30.00%) MySQL
7 5 (25.00%) IIS
7 5 (25.00%) MVC
7 5 (25.00%) Content Management
8 4 (20.00%) SQL
8 4 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) C#
9 3 (15.00%) XML
9 3 (15.00%) JSON
9 3 (15.00%) Ajax
9 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (15.00%) Axure RP
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (15.00%) Sass
9 3 (15.00%) LESS
9 3 (15.00%) User Experience

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 5 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Node.js
3 2 (10.00%) CMS
3 2 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (30.00%) MySQL
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Axure RP
2 2 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (5.00%) Subversion
3 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
3 1 (5.00%) YouTrack
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 4 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (15.00%) PHP Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (15.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) UI Designer
4 2 (10.00%) UX Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Designer
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Junior
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) User Experience Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Photoshop Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (80.00%) HTML
2 11 (55.00%) HTML5
3 10 (50.00%) CSS3
3 10 (50.00%) jQuery
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (15.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (15.00%) Ajax
5 3 (15.00%) JSON
5 3 (15.00%) Sass
5 3 (15.00%) LESS
6 2 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 2 (10.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (10.00%) Razor View Engine
6 2 (10.00%) SOAP
6 2 (10.00%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) User Experience
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (5.00%) W3C
3 1 (5.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) MVC
1 5 (25.00%) Content Management
2 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.00%) TDD
3 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Workflow
3 1 (5.00%) Validation
3 1 (5.00%) OOP
3 1 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (35.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (15.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) Java
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.00%) Google
2 2 (10.00%) Twitter
3 1 (5.00%) SAP
3 1 (5.00%) Zend
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