The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 18 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing CSS 226 216 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.18% 7.90% 8.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.39% 28.24% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 124 151
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -59.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.56%
CSS
England

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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
796 765 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.30% 27.99% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 434 460
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.14 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £40.00 £42.29
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 the North West

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Manchester -2 135 £325 - 166
Cheshire -5 47 £350 +16.66% 53
Lancashire -1 33 £275 -7.64% 37
Merseyside -3 6 £350 +9.37% 25
Cumbria - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 460 (95.44%) HTML
2 361 (74.90%) JavaScript
3 196 (40.66%) jQuery
4 181 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
5 171 (35.48%) .NET
6 164 (34.02%) HTML5
7 151 (31.33%) C#
8 143 (29.67%) MVC
9 142 (29.46%) CSS3
10 115 (23.86%) ASP.NET
11 101 (20.95%) SQL Server
12 97 (20.12%) XML
13 94 (19.50%) TDD
14 88 (18.26%) SQL
15 81 (16.80%) Java
16 79 (16.39%) PHP
17 73 (15.15%) Web Services
17 73 (15.15%) Ajax
18 67 (13.90%) OO
19 65 (13.49%) Visual Studio
20 62 (12.86%) Web Development
21 60 (12.45%) Scrum
22 56 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
23 55 (11.41%) MySQL
24 53 (11.00%) Git (software)
25 51 (10.58%) JSON
25 51 (10.58%) AngularJS
26 49 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 48 (9.96%) XSLT
28 46 (9.54%) XHTML

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 39 (8.09%) CMS
2 26 (5.39%) Apache
3 25 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.32%) Drupal
4 16 (3.32%) Node.js
4 16 (3.32%) IIS
5 15 (3.11%) Umbraco
6 12 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (2.07%) WordPress
8 9 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (1.66%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.24%) Orchard CMS
12 5 (1.04%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.62%) JBoss
14 3 (0.62%) Confluence
15 2 (0.41%) Liferay
15 2 (0.41%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 25 (5.19%) Photoshop
2 16 (3.32%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.45%) Fireworks
6 6 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.21%) MS Office
8 1 (0.21%) InDesign
8 1 (0.21%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 19 (3.94%) Magento
2 4 (0.83%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (0.83%) Amazon S3
1 4 (0.83%) Heroku
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.21%) IaaS
3 1 (0.21%) GitHub
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.49%) HTTP
2 7 (1.45%) Internet
3 5 (1.04%) Intranet
4 2 (0.41%) FTP
5 1 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 55 (11.41%) MySQL
3 32 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.73%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.49%) RDBMS
7 11 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.66%) RavenDB
10 6 (1.24%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.04%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.83%) SQLite
12 4 (0.83%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.62%) Big Data
13 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
14 2 (0.41%) CouchDB
14 2 (0.41%) Informix
15 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 65 (13.49%) Visual Studio
2 53 (11.00%) Git (software)
3 29 (6.02%) Subversion
4 20 (4.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (3.11%) Dreamweaver
5 15 (3.11%) Axure RP
6 14 (2.90%) JIRA
7 13 (2.70%) JUnit
8 9 (1.87%) Grunt
8 9 (1.87%) Jasmine
8 9 (1.87%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.87%) Hudson
9 8 (1.66%) Bower
9 8 (1.66%) NUnit
9 8 (1.66%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.45%) Maven
11 6 (1.24%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.24%) CasperJS
12 5 (1.04%) QUnit
12 5 (1.04%) PhantomJS
General
1 29 (6.02%) Finance
2 15 (3.11%) Retail
3 12 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.28%) Banking
4 11 (2.28%) Marketing
5 5 (1.04%) Games
5 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.41%) Publishing
6 2 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.21%) Electronics
7 1 (0.21%) Legal
7 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.21%) German Language
Job Titles
1 378 (78.42%) Developer
2 69 (14.32%) .NET Developer
2 69 (14.32%) Front-End Developer
3 60 (12.45%) Web Developer
4 42 (8.71%) Java Developer
5 35 (7.26%) Designer
6 33 (6.85%) Senior Developer
7 32 (6.64%) PHP Developer
8 31 (6.43%) C# Developer
9 26 (5.39%) ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (4.36%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (3.94%) Front-End Web Developer
12 18 (3.73%) JavaScript Developer
13 17 (3.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (3.32%) UI Designer
15 15 (3.11%) Architect
15 15 (3.11%) SharePoint Developer
16 13 (2.70%) UX Designer
16 13 (2.70%) Magento Developer
17 11 (2.28%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 460 (95.44%) HTML
2 196 (40.66%) jQuery
3 171 (35.48%) .NET
4 164 (34.02%) HTML5
5 142 (29.46%) CSS3
6 115 (23.86%) ASP.NET
7 97 (20.12%) XML
8 73 (15.15%) Web Services
8 73 (15.15%) Ajax
9 56 (11.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 51 (10.58%) JSON
10 51 (10.58%) AngularJS
11 49 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 48 (9.96%) XSLT
13 46 (9.54%) XHTML
14 39 (8.09%) .NET Framework
15 31 (6.43%) RESTful
15 31 (6.43%) Spring
16 30 (6.22%) Sass
17 29 (6.02%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.09%) User Experience
2 27 (5.60%) Open Source
2 27 (5.60%) Computer Science
2 27 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.98%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.90%) NHS
5 9 (1.87%) N-Tier
5 9 (1.87%) Web 2.0
5 9 (1.87%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.66%) W3C
7 7 (1.45%) Algorithms
8 6 (1.24%) Social Media
8 6 (1.24%) Blog
8 6 (1.24%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.04%) Linked Data
9 5 (1.04%) Animation
10 4 (0.83%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.83%) Informatics
10 4 (0.83%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.85%) Linux
2 29 (6.02%) Windows
3 25 (5.19%) Apple iOS
4 23 (4.77%) UNIX
5 18 (3.73%) Android
6 10 (2.07%) Windows Phone
7 9 (1.87%) AIX
8 8 (1.66%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (37.55%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (29.67%) MVC
3 94 (19.50%) TDD
4 67 (13.90%) OO
5 62 (12.86%) Web Development
6 60 (12.45%) Scrum
7 45 (9.34%) E-Commerce
7 45 (9.34%) OOP
8 37 (7.68%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (7.47%) Web Design
10 35 (7.26%) Responsive Web Design
11 26 (5.39%) Unit Testing
12 24 (4.98%) Software Engineering
13 23 (4.77%) SOA
14 22 (4.56%) BDD
15 19 (3.94%) Kanban
15 19 (3.94%) Mentoring
16 18 (3.73%) iOS Development
17 15 (3.11%) Project Management
17 15 (3.11%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 361 (74.90%) JavaScript
2 151 (31.33%) C#
3 88 (18.26%) SQL
4 81 (16.80%) Java
5 79 (16.39%) PHP
6 32 (6.64%) Ruby
7 31 (6.43%) Python
8 30 (6.22%) T-SQL
9 23 (4.77%) XPath
10 16 (3.32%) Scala
11 12 (2.49%) C++
12 10 (2.07%) PL/SQL
13 9 (1.87%) Perl
14 8 (1.66%) XQuery
15 7 (1.45%) PHP5
16 6 (1.24%) PowerShell
16 6 (1.24%) C
17 5 (1.04%) Objective-C
18 4 (0.83%) SPARQL
18 4 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (5.60%) Degree
2 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.83%) HL7
2 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (0.62%) Puppet
2 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.56%) Oracle
3 12 (2.49%) Twitter
4 11 (2.28%) HP
4 11 (2.28%) Adobe
5 9 (1.87%) Sun
5 9 (1.87%) BMC
5 9 (1.87%) Google
5 9 (1.87%) Facebook
5 9 (1.87%) Zend
6 5 (1.04%) IBM
7 4 (0.83%) Sitecore
7 4 (0.83%) Appcelerator
7 4 (0.83%) Kony
7 4 (0.83%) Coremetrics
7 4 (0.83%) SAP
8 3 (0.62%) hybris
9 2 (0.41%) Atmel
9 2 (0.41%) Sencha
9 2 (0.41%) Tableau
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: Up to £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Rate: Rate on experience
Posted: 5 days ago