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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing CSS 243 265 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.95% 6.31% 7.73%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.50% 26.21% 30.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 178 143
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-12.32% +4.28%
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
953 1011 798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.25% 24.08% 25.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 652 469
Median daily rate £375 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +17.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CSS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 165 £370 +13.84% 137
Cheshire -1 57 £325 -12.45% 29
Lancashire -6 9 £363 -6.75% 23
Merseyside -6 9 £425 +36.00% 15
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CSS.

1 485 (93.81%) HTML
2 450 (87.04%) JavaScript
3 249 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
4 245 (47.39%) HTML5
5 200 (38.68%) CSS3
6 144 (27.85%) jQuery
7 143 (27.66%) Java
8 134 (25.92%) .NET
9 128 (24.76%) TDD
10 123 (23.79%) Web Development
11 119 (23.02%) MVC
11 119 (23.02%) AngularJS
12 116 (22.44%) Front End Development
13 115 (22.24%) C#
14 93 (17.99%) ASP.NET
15 84 (16.25%) PHP
16 81 (15.67%) SQL
16 81 (15.67%) XML
17 72 (13.93%) Scrum
17 72 (13.93%) User Experience
18 70 (13.54%) SQL Server
19 68 (13.15%) Git (software)
20 64 (12.38%) E-Commerce
20 64 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
21 59 (11.41%) OO
22 57 (11.03%) MySQL
23 54 (10.44%) JSON
23 54 (10.44%) Node.js
24 52 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
24 52 (10.06%) Spring

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (6.38%) Tomcat
2 32 (6.19%) JBoss
3 29 (5.61%) CMS
4 17 (3.29%) Apache
5 13 (2.51%) WordPress
6 12 (2.32%) Drupal
7 9 (1.74%) ATG Dynamo
8 8 (1.55%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.35%) IIS
10 6 (1.16%) GeoServer
11 5 (0.97%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.97%) Confluence
11 5 (0.97%) nginx
11 5 (0.97%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.77%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.58%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 22 (4.26%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.51%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.16%) Fireworks
4 6 (1.16%) MS Office
5 3 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Captivate
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.39%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (2.51%) Magento
2 9 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.58%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.19%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.19%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.19%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.84%) GitHub
2 12 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.55%) Google Analytics
4 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.39%) Office 365
5 2 (0.39%) PaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Sage Pay
6 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.64%) HTTP
2 14 (2.71%) Network Security
3 11 (2.13%) Internet
4 3 (0.58%) Broadband
4 3 (0.58%) Intranet
5 2 (0.39%) DNS
6 1 (0.19%) BGP
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.19%) CTI
6 1 (0.19%) DHCP
6 1 (0.19%) EIGRP
6 1 (0.19%) FTP
6 1 (0.19%) HSRP
6 1 (0.19%) LAN
6 1 (0.19%) OSPF
6 1 (0.19%) RIP
6 1 (0.19%) SMS
6 1 (0.19%) VRRP
6 1 (0.19%) WAN
6 1 (0.19%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.03%) MySQL
3 18 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (3.29%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.93%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 5 (0.97%) GIS
9 5 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.77%) Redis
11 3 (0.58%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 2 (0.39%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.19%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 68 (13.15%) Git (software)
2 32 (6.19%) Grunt
3 29 (5.61%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.84%) Mercurial
5 24 (4.64%) Cucumber
6 18 (3.48%) Jasmine
6 18 (3.48%) Selenium
6 18 (3.48%) Visual Studio
7 17 (3.29%) JIRA
8 16 (3.09%) gulp
9 15 (2.90%) Maven
10 13 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
11 11 (2.13%) Subversion
12 10 (1.93%) JUnit
12 10 (1.93%) SonarQube
13 8 (1.55%) Eclipse
14 6 (1.16%) Mockito
14 6 (1.16%) QUnit
15 5 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 35 (6.77%) Finance
2 29 (5.61%) Banking
3 13 (2.51%) Marketing
4 12 (2.32%) Retail
5 8 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
6 7 (1.35%) Advertising
7 6 (1.16%) Publishing
8 5 (0.97%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.77%) Games
9 4 (0.77%) Local Government
9 4 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 437 (84.53%) Developer
2 97 (18.76%) JavaScript Developer
3 86 (16.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 74 (14.31%) .NET Developer
5 67 (12.96%) HTML Developer
6 64 (12.38%) Java Developer
7 55 (10.64%) HTML CSS Developer
7 55 (10.64%) Web Developer
8 45 (8.70%) Senior Developer
9 41 (7.93%) C# Developer
10 36 (6.96%) C# .NET Developer
11 33 (6.38%) Angular Developer
12 32 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 29 (5.61%) Designer
14 28 (5.42%) ASP.NET Developer
15 27 (5.22%) Senior Java Developer
16 26 (5.03%) Node.js Developer
17 25 (4.84%) PHP Developer
18 19 (3.68%) Scala Developer
18 19 (3.68%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 485 (93.81%) HTML
2 245 (47.39%) HTML5
3 200 (38.68%) CSS3
4 144 (27.85%) jQuery
5 134 (25.92%) .NET
6 119 (23.02%) AngularJS
7 93 (17.99%) ASP.NET
8 81 (15.67%) XML
9 54 (10.44%) JSON
9 54 (10.44%) Node.js
10 52 (10.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 52 (10.06%) Spring
11 50 (9.67%) REST
12 49 (9.48%) Web Services
13 45 (8.70%) Ajax
14 40 (7.74%) Sass
15 38 (7.35%) RESTful
16 32 (6.19%) React
16 32 (6.19%) SOAP
17 28 (5.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.93%) User Experience
2 19 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (2.90%) Digital Media
4 9 (1.74%) N-Tier
5 8 (1.55%) Online Banking
6 7 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (0.97%) Animation
7 5 (0.97%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.97%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.97%) SCADA
8 4 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
8 4 (0.77%) iPad
8 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.58%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.58%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.39%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.39%) SCORM
10 2 (0.39%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 33 (6.38%) Linux
2 18 (3.48%) Windows
3 3 (0.58%) Apple iOS
3 3 (0.58%) Unix
3 3 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
3 3 (0.58%) Windows Server
4 2 (0.39%) Android
4 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
4 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (48.16%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (24.76%) TDD
3 123 (23.79%) Web Development
4 119 (23.02%) MVC
5 116 (22.44%) Front End Development
6 72 (13.93%) Scrum
7 64 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (12.38%) E-Commerce
8 59 (11.41%) OO
9 41 (7.93%) BDD
10 40 (7.74%) OOP
10 40 (7.74%) SOA
11 37 (7.16%) Responsive Web Design
12 33 (6.38%) Open Source
13 32 (6.19%) CRM
14 28 (5.42%) Microservices
14 28 (5.42%) Pair Programming
15 27 (5.22%) Unit Testing
16 22 (4.26%) SDLC
17 21 (4.06%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 450 (87.04%) JavaScript
2 143 (27.66%) Java
3 115 (22.24%) C#
4 84 (16.25%) PHP
5 81 (15.67%) SQL
6 20 (3.87%) Scala
7 19 (3.68%) Clojure
7 19 (3.68%) Groovy
8 18 (3.48%) C++
9 17 (3.29%) C
10 16 (3.09%) Ruby
11 12 (2.32%) TypeScript
12 10 (1.93%) Python
13 8 (1.55%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 7 (1.35%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.58%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.58%) R
16 3 (0.58%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 13 (2.51%) Degree
2 13 (2.51%) SC Cleared
3 5 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.19%) CCNA
6 1 (0.19%) CCNP
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.19%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.97%) QA
3 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.39%) Capistrano
1 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.19%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (8.51%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.96%) Oracle
3 20 (3.87%) IBM
4 18 (3.48%) Adobe
5 13 (2.51%) ATG
6 11 (2.13%) Google
6 11 (2.13%) SAP
7 9 (1.74%) Zend
8 7 (1.35%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.16%) Endeca
9 6 (1.16%) ESRI
10 5 (0.97%) Perforce
11 4 (0.77%) hybris
11 4 (0.77%) WorldPay
12 3 (0.58%) Lotus
12 3 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.58%) Twitter
13 2 (0.39%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.39%) Tableau
13 2 (0.39%) Xamarin
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