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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 16 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 257 238 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.98% 8.37% 8.86%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.93% 29.53% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 126 183
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £221 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Average hourly rate £11.25 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.75% +10.00%
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
805 806 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.01% 28.33% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 453 534
Average daily rate £339 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.45 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
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 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 22 December 2014.

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 22 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
Manchester +1 162 £325 +4.00% 136
Cheshire -8 51 £350 +16.66% 46
Lancashire -4 28 £338 +53.40% 23
Merseyside -9 11 £250 -17.01% 9
Cumbria - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 472 (94.97%) HTML
2 365 (73.44%) JavaScript
3 209 (42.05%) jQuery
4 187 (37.63%) .NET
5 182 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
6 180 (36.22%) HTML5
7 165 (33.20%) C#
8 150 (30.18%) CSS3
9 145 (29.18%) MVC
10 124 (24.95%) ASP.NET
11 108 (21.73%) SQL Server
12 104 (20.93%) XML
13 94 (18.91%) TDD
14 82 (16.50%) SQL
15 81 (16.30%) PHP
16 77 (15.49%) Web Services
17 73 (14.69%) Ajax
18 70 (14.08%) Java
19 68 (13.68%) OO
20 66 (13.28%) Visual Studio
21 62 (12.47%) Scrum
21 62 (12.47%) Web Development
22 59 (11.87%) ASP.NET MVC
23 58 (11.67%) MySQL
24 53 (10.66%) XHTML
25 51 (10.26%) XSLT
26 50 (10.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 47 (9.46%) E-Commerce
27 47 (9.46%) User Experience
28 46 (9.26%) OOP

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 40 (8.05%) CMS
2 28 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.83%) Apache
4 19 (3.82%) IIS
5 18 (3.62%) Umbraco
6 15 (3.02%) Node.js
7 14 (2.82%) Drupal
8 13 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 11 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 10 (2.01%) WordPress
11 8 (1.61%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.61%) Apache Solr
12 5 (1.01%) Orchard CMS
12 5 (1.01%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.01%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.60%) Confluence
15 2 (0.40%) Liferay
15 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (6.24%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.62%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.80%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.20%) MS Office
8 1 (0.20%) Mingle
8 1 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (3.62%) Magento
2 4 (0.80%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (0.60%) Amazon S3
1 3 (0.60%) Heroku
2 2 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.20%) IaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.61%) Internet
2 6 (1.21%) Intranet
3 3 (0.60%) HTTP
4 2 (0.40%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (21.73%) SQL Server
2 58 (11.67%) MySQL
3 36 (7.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (2.82%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (2.21%) RDBMS
7 10 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.21%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.21%) RavenDB
8 6 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (0.80%) SQLite
9 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.60%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.60%) Redis
10 3 (0.60%) Big Data
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 66 (13.28%) Visual Studio
2 43 (8.65%) Git (software)
3 30 (6.04%) Subversion
4 20 (4.02%) Dreamweaver
5 19 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (3.22%) Axure RP
7 14 (2.82%) JIRA
8 12 (2.41%) NUnit
9 11 (2.21%) JUnit
10 9 (1.81%) Eclipse
10 9 (1.81%) Jasmine
10 9 (1.81%) Grunt
11 8 (1.61%) Bower
11 8 (1.61%) Hudson
12 7 (1.41%) Mercurial
13 6 (1.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 6 (1.21%) Maven
13 6 (1.21%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.21%) CasperJS
14 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (5.23%) Finance
2 17 (3.42%) Retail
3 13 (2.62%) Marketing
4 11 (2.21%) Banking
5 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.21%) Games
7 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.40%) Publishing
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Electronics
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 393 (79.07%) Developer
2 88 (17.71%) Front-End Developer
3 72 (14.49%) .NET Developer
4 57 (11.47%) Web Developer
5 33 (6.64%) PHP Developer
6 31 (6.24%) Java Developer
6 31 (6.24%) Designer
7 30 (6.04%) Senior Developer
8 27 (5.43%) C# Developer
9 24 (4.83%) Front-End Web Developer
10 23 (4.63%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (3.82%) JavaScript Developer
12 17 (3.42%) SharePoint Developer
12 17 (3.42%) UI Designer
12 17 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
13 15 (3.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (3.02%) UI Developer
14 14 (2.82%) UI Programmer
14 14 (2.82%) Analyst
15 13 (2.62%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 472 (94.97%) HTML
2 209 (42.05%) jQuery
3 187 (37.63%) .NET
4 180 (36.22%) HTML5
5 150 (30.18%) CSS3
6 124 (24.95%) ASP.NET
7 104 (20.93%) XML
8 77 (15.49%) Web Services
9 73 (14.69%) Ajax
10 59 (11.87%) ASP.NET MVC
11 53 (10.66%) XHTML
12 51 (10.26%) XSLT
13 50 (10.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 44 (8.85%) JSON
15 43 (8.65%) .NET Framework
15 43 (8.65%) AngularJS
16 33 (6.64%) WCF
17 32 (6.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 31 (6.24%) Sass
19 26 (5.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.46%) User Experience
2 30 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.83%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.63%) Open Source
6 15 (3.02%) NHS
7 10 (2.01%) W3C
8 9 (1.81%) Web 2.0
9 8 (1.61%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.41%) Animation
10 7 (1.41%) N-Tier
10 7 (1.41%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.21%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.21%) Social Media
12 5 (1.01%) IPTV
13 4 (0.80%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.80%) Linked Data
13 4 (0.80%) Copywriting
13 4 (0.80%) Blog
14 3 (0.60%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.64%) Linux
2 29 (5.84%) Windows
3 25 (5.03%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.62%) UNIX
4 18 (3.62%) Android
5 10 (2.01%) Windows Phone
6 9 (1.81%) AIX
7 5 (1.01%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.20%) Debian
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (36.62%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (29.18%) MVC
3 94 (18.91%) TDD
4 68 (13.68%) OO
5 62 (12.47%) Scrum
5 62 (12.47%) Web Development
6 47 (9.46%) E-Commerce
7 46 (9.26%) OOP
8 43 (8.65%) Responsive Web Design
9 39 (7.85%) Web Design
10 33 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (4.83%) Unit Testing
12 22 (4.43%) SOA
13 19 (3.82%) Software Engineering
14 18 (3.62%) BDD
14 18 (3.62%) iOS Development
15 16 (3.22%) Kanban
15 16 (3.22%) SEO
16 15 (3.02%) Project Management
16 15 (3.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 365 (73.44%) JavaScript
2 165 (33.20%) C#
3 82 (16.50%) SQL
4 81 (16.30%) PHP
5 70 (14.08%) Java
6 30 (6.04%) T-SQL
7 23 (4.63%) Python
7 23 (4.63%) XPath
8 22 (4.43%) Ruby
9 14 (2.82%) Scala
10 11 (2.21%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.01%) C++
12 9 (1.81%) Perl
13 7 (1.41%) PHP5
14 6 (1.21%) XQuery
14 6 (1.21%) C
15 5 (1.01%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.01%) PowerShell
15 5 (1.01%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.80%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 24 (4.83%) Degree
2 4 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.41%) HL7
2 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) Puppet
1 2 (0.40%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 38 (7.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (4.43%) Adobe
3 20 (4.02%) Oracle
4 13 (2.62%) Twitter
5 10 (2.01%) Facebook
5 10 (2.01%) HP
6 9 (1.81%) BMC
6 9 (1.81%) Sun
7 8 (1.61%) Google
7 8 (1.61%) Zend
8 4 (0.80%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.80%) Coremetrics
8 4 (0.80%) SAP
8 4 (0.80%) IBM
8 4 (0.80%) Kony
8 4 (0.80%) Sencha
8 4 (0.80%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.60%) hybris
10 2 (0.40%) Tableau
10 2 (0.40%) Xamarin
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