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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
England / North West
Rank 15 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing CSS 197 302 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.57% 7.96% 7.50%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.32% 30.51% 29.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 193 167
Median daily rate £345 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Median hourly rate - £40.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.98 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-8.64% +7.69%

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
810 990 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.14% 26.08% 25.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 624 531
Median daily rate £375 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 40 23
Median hourly rate £55.00 £37.00 £30.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.64% +21.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 -1 122 £350 - 98
Cheshire +1 30 £338 -12.90% 26
Lancashire +14 17 £300 -36.84% 24
Merseyside +3 16 £438 +52.17% 15
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 431 (93.29%) HTML
2 377 (81.60%) JavaScript
3 189 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (37.66%) .NET
5 164 (35.50%) HTML5
6 147 (31.82%) C#
7 139 (30.09%) jQuery
8 128 (27.71%) AngularJS
9 124 (26.84%) CSS3
10 120 (25.97%) MVC
11 115 (24.89%) TDD
12 114 (24.68%) Front End Development
13 106 (22.94%) SQL
14 99 (21.43%) ASP.NET
15 94 (20.35%) SQL Server
16 89 (19.26%) Web Development
17 87 (18.83%) Java
18 82 (17.75%) Scrum
19 77 (16.67%) Git (software)
20 65 (14.07%) PHP
21 64 (13.85%) XML
22 63 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
23 62 (13.42%) .NET Framework
24 58 (12.55%) MySQL
25 57 (12.34%) CMS
25 57 (12.34%) RESTful
26 54 (11.69%) Spring
27 52 (11.26%) E-Commerce
28 51 (11.04%) User Experience
29 50 (10.82%) OO

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 57 (12.34%) CMS
2 46 (9.96%) Umbraco
3 16 (3.46%) WordPress
4 13 (2.81%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.95%) Sitecore CMS
6 8 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 8 (1.73%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.30%) Apache
7 6 (1.30%) Confluence
8 5 (1.08%) Drupal
8 5 (1.08%) Sitefinity
8 5 (1.08%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.65%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.65%) JBoss
10 3 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.43%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.43%) IIS
11 2 (0.43%) SAS
11 2 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 11 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.16%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.08%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.43%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.43%) InVision
5 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.03%) Magento
2 6 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.38%) GitHub
4 9 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.08%) SaaS
6 4 (0.87%) PaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Slack
8 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 4 (0.87%) LDAP
1 4 (0.87%) Network Security
2 3 (0.65%) AMQP
2 3 (0.65%) Broadband
2 3 (0.65%) HTTP
2 3 (0.65%) Internet
2 3 (0.65%) Intranet
3 1 (0.22%) BGP
3 1 (0.22%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (0.22%) EIGRP
3 1 (0.22%) Firewall
3 1 (0.22%) LAN
3 1 (0.22%) OSPF
3 1 (0.22%) RIP
3 1 (0.22%) VoIP
3 1 (0.22%) VRRP
3 1 (0.22%) WAN
3 1 (0.22%) Wireless
3 1 (0.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 58 (12.55%) MySQL
3 44 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 26 (5.63%) MongoDB
5 20 (4.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 19 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (2.81%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (2.60%) Couchbase
9 12 (2.60%) Relational Database
10 7 (1.52%) DB2
10 7 (1.52%) Oracle Database
11 6 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 5 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.87%) phpMyAdmin
13 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
14 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.43%) Big Data
15 2 (0.43%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 77 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 39 (8.44%) Cucumber
3 34 (7.36%) Jenkins
4 33 (7.14%) gulp
5 30 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 28 (6.06%) Grunt
7 17 (3.68%) Jasmine
7 17 (3.68%) Selenium
7 17 (3.68%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.03%) Subversion
9 13 (2.81%) Mercurial
10 12 (2.60%) JUnit
11 8 (1.73%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.73%) Karma Test Runner
11 8 (1.73%) PhantomJS
12 7 (1.52%) JIRA
13 5 (1.08%) Ant
13 5 (1.08%) Maven
13 5 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.87%) Protractor
General
1 29 (6.28%) Finance
2 11 (2.38%) Banking
2 11 (2.38%) Games
2 11 (2.38%) Marketing
3 8 (1.73%) Retail
4 6 (1.30%) Advertising
4 6 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.87%) Publishing
6 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Local Government
7 1 (0.22%) Music Industry
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 401 (86.80%) Developer
2 99 (21.43%) .NET Developer
3 74 (16.02%) JavaScript Developer
4 67 (14.50%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 57 (12.34%) C# Developer
6 50 (10.82%) HTML Developer
7 45 (9.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 44 (9.52%) Java Developer
9 41 (8.87%) HTML CSS Developer
10 39 (8.44%) Senior Developer
11 35 (7.58%) PHP Developer
12 34 (7.36%) Angular Developer
13 32 (6.93%) Web Developer
14 22 (4.76%) Umbraco Developer
15 21 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
16 20 (4.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 16 (3.46%) Designer
17 16 (3.46%) Full Stack Developer
18 14 (3.03%) SQL Developer
18 14 (3.03%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (93.29%) HTML
2 174 (37.66%) .NET
3 164 (35.50%) HTML5
4 139 (30.09%) jQuery
5 128 (27.71%) AngularJS
6 124 (26.84%) CSS3
7 99 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 64 (13.85%) XML
9 62 (13.42%) .NET Framework
10 57 (12.34%) RESTful
11 54 (11.69%) Spring
12 50 (10.82%) Ajax
13 48 (10.39%) Sass
14 47 (10.17%) React
15 45 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC
16 44 (9.52%) JSON
17 38 (8.23%) Node.js
18 32 (6.93%) Web Services
19 30 (6.49%) Entity Framework
19 30 (6.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.04%) User Experience
2 34 (7.36%) Mobile App
3 29 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.52%) Fintech
6 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.08%) Social Media
8 4 (0.87%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.87%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.65%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.43%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.43%) iPad
10 2 (0.43%) Web 2.0
11 1 (0.22%) Blog
11 1 (0.22%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.22%) DataPower
11 1 (0.22%) Derivative
11 1 (0.22%) Podcast
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.33%) Linux
2 14 (3.03%) Apple iOS
3 9 (1.95%) Windows
4 7 (1.52%) Android
5 5 (1.08%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.65%) Unix
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.22%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (25.97%) MVC
3 115 (24.89%) TDD
4 114 (24.68%) Front End Development
5 89 (19.26%) Web Development
6 82 (17.75%) Scrum
7 63 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (11.26%) E-Commerce
9 50 (10.82%) OO
10 46 (9.96%) BDD
11 40 (8.66%) Responsive Web Design
12 37 (8.01%) SDLC
13 34 (7.36%) Unit Testing
14 30 (6.49%) Software Engineering
15 29 (6.28%) Kanban
16 27 (5.84%) Content Management
17 24 (5.19%) Pair Programming
18 21 (4.55%) Configuration Management
18 21 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
18 21 (4.55%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 377 (81.60%) JavaScript
2 147 (31.82%) C#
3 106 (22.94%) SQL
4 87 (18.83%) Java
5 65 (14.07%) PHP
6 26 (5.63%) Ruby
7 19 (4.11%) T-SQL
8 17 (3.68%) VB.NET
9 14 (3.03%) Python
10 12 (2.60%) Scala
11 11 (2.38%) Groovy
12 10 (2.16%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.95%) Clojure
13 9 (1.95%) VB
13 9 (1.95%) VB6
14 4 (0.87%) C++
15 3 (0.65%) ActionScript
15 3 (0.65%) ES6
15 3 (0.65%) Perl
15 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (2.16%) Degree
2 5 (1.08%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.22%) CCNA
5 1 (0.22%) CCNP
5 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.38%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Docker
3 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.43%) Capistrano
1 2 (0.43%) Nagios
1 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.43%) Puppet
2 1 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 38 (8.23%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.63%) Oracle
3 22 (4.76%) Xamarin
4 17 (3.68%) Sitecore
5 15 (3.25%) Adobe
6 13 (2.81%) ATG
7 12 (2.60%) hybris
8 7 (1.52%) Google
9 6 (1.30%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.30%) VMware
9 6 (1.30%) Zend
10 5 (1.08%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.65%) Ektron
11 3 (0.65%) Perforce
12 2 (0.43%) SAP
12 2 (0.43%) Telerik
13 1 (0.22%) Cisco
13 1 (0.22%) IBM
13 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com
13 1 (0.22%) Sybase
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