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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 25 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing CSS 210 220 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.14% 7.89% 7.70%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.39% 28.06% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 128 109
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £390 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%
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
827 784 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.20% 28.12% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 535 434 343
Average daily rate £350 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 13
Average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £21.60 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.07 £43.50 £29.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 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 2 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
Manchester -3 120 £325 +0.77% 185
Cheshire -5 51 £350 +7.69% 72
Lancashire +3 27 £210 -44.00% 29
Merseyside -14 6 £238 -25.78% 36
Cumbria - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 461 (95.25%) HTML
2 358 (73.97%) JavaScript
3 201 (41.53%) jQuery
4 182 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
5 170 (35.12%) HTML5
6 166 (34.30%) .NET
7 148 (30.58%) CSS3
8 141 (29.13%) C#
9 136 (28.10%) MVC
10 110 (22.73%) ASP.NET
11 102 (21.07%) SQL Server
12 100 (20.66%) XML
13 92 (19.01%) TDD
14 86 (17.77%) SQL
15 82 (16.94%) Java
16 80 (16.53%) PHP
17 72 (14.88%) Ajax
18 70 (14.46%) Web Services
19 68 (14.05%) Visual Studio
20 63 (13.02%) AngularJS
20 63 (13.02%) JSON
21 61 (12.60%) Scrum
22 57 (11.78%) OO
23 55 (11.36%) Git (software)
24 54 (11.16%) MySQL
25 53 (10.95%) Web Development
25 53 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
26 52 (10.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 45 (9.30%) Microsoft
28 44 (9.09%) XSLT

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 32 (6.61%) CMS
2 24 (4.96%) Node.js
3 19 (3.93%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.51%) Umbraco
5 16 (3.31%) WordPress
5 16 (3.31%) Apache
6 14 (2.89%) IIS
7 11 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.27%) Drupal
8 9 (1.86%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.45%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.24%) Orchard CMS
12 5 (1.03%) Confluence
12 5 (1.03%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.03%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.62%) Liferay
13 3 (0.62%) JBoss
13 3 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.62%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (5.79%) Photoshop
2 20 (4.13%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (1.86%) Fireworks
5 8 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.21%) MS Office
7 1 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.21%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 23 (4.75%) Magento
2 3 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.62%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (1.45%) Amazon S3
1 7 (1.45%) Heroku
2 6 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.41%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) IaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Office 365
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.51%) HTTP
2 8 (1.65%) Internet
3 6 (1.24%) Intranet
4 2 (0.41%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (21.07%) SQL Server
2 54 (11.16%) MySQL
3 29 (5.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.69%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.69%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.27%) RavenDB
5 11 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.03%) SQLite
8 5 (1.03%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.83%) Couchbase
9 4 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.83%) MS Access
10 3 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.62%) Informix
10 3 (0.62%) Big Data
11 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 68 (14.05%) Visual Studio
2 55 (11.36%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.37%) Subversion
4 18 (3.72%) Axure RP
5 16 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 15 (3.10%) JUnit
6 15 (3.10%) Dreamweaver
7 11 (2.27%) JIRA
8 10 (2.07%) Hudson
8 10 (2.07%) Jenkins
8 10 (2.07%) Grunt
9 9 (1.86%) Jasmine
9 9 (1.86%) Bower
10 7 (1.45%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.45%) Selenium
10 7 (1.45%) Maven
11 6 (1.24%) NUnit
11 6 (1.24%) TeamCity
11 6 (1.24%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 6 (1.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 34 (7.02%) Finance
2 17 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.89%) Retail
4 11 (2.27%) Marketing
5 9 (1.86%) Banking
6 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.03%) Games
7 3 (0.62%) Electronics
7 3 (0.62%) Local Government
8 1 (0.21%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 386 (79.75%) Developer
2 71 (14.67%) .NET Developer
3 68 (14.05%) Web Developer
4 65 (13.43%) Front-End Developer
5 43 (8.88%) Designer
5 43 (8.88%) Java Developer
6 35 (7.23%) Senior Developer
7 33 (6.82%) C# Developer
8 32 (6.61%) PHP Developer
9 28 (5.79%) ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (4.34%) Architect
12 19 (3.93%) JavaScript Developer
12 19 (3.93%) Front-End Web Developer
12 19 (3.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 18 (3.72%) UX Designer
14 17 (3.51%) UI Designer
15 14 (2.89%) Python Developer
16 12 (2.48%) Technical Architect
16 12 (2.48%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 461 (95.25%) HTML
2 201 (41.53%) jQuery
3 170 (35.12%) HTML5
4 166 (34.30%) .NET
5 148 (30.58%) CSS3
6 110 (22.73%) ASP.NET
7 100 (20.66%) XML
8 72 (14.88%) Ajax
9 70 (14.46%) Web Services
10 63 (13.02%) JSON
10 63 (13.02%) AngularJS
11 53 (10.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 52 (10.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 44 (9.09%) XSLT
14 39 (8.06%) XHTML
14 39 (8.06%) .NET Framework
15 36 (7.44%) RESTful
16 35 (7.23%) Sass
17 34 (7.02%) REST
17 34 (7.02%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.88%) User Experience
2 30 (6.20%) Open Source
3 27 (5.58%) Computer Science
3 27 (5.58%) Mobile App
4 20 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.89%) NHS
6 9 (1.86%) N-Tier
6 9 (1.86%) Web 2.0
7 8 (1.65%) Statistics
7 8 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.65%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.45%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.45%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.24%) W3C
10 5 (1.03%) Blog
10 5 (1.03%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.83%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.83%) Informatics
11 4 (0.83%) Social Media
11 4 (0.83%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (4.75%) Apple iOS
2 20 (4.13%) UNIX
2 20 (4.13%) Windows
3 17 (3.51%) Linux
4 16 (3.31%) Android
5 11 (2.27%) Windows Phone
6 4 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (0.83%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.83%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.21%) Debian
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.21%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (37.60%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (28.10%) MVC
3 92 (19.01%) TDD
4 61 (12.60%) Scrum
5 57 (11.78%) OO
6 53 (10.95%) Web Development
7 44 (9.09%) E-Commerce
8 41 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
9 37 (7.64%) Web Design
10 36 (7.44%) OOP
11 35 (7.23%) Responsive Web Design
12 31 (6.40%) Unit Testing
13 28 (5.79%) BDD
14 26 (5.37%) SOA
15 20 (4.13%) Kanban
15 20 (4.13%) Mentoring
16 19 (3.93%) iOS Development
16 19 (3.93%) Software Engineering
17 12 (2.48%) Project Management
18 11 (2.27%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 358 (73.97%) JavaScript
2 141 (29.13%) C#
3 86 (17.77%) SQL
4 82 (16.94%) Java
5 80 (16.53%) PHP
6 37 (7.64%) Ruby
7 31 (6.40%) Python
8 28 (5.79%) T-SQL
9 23 (4.75%) XPath
10 12 (2.48%) C++
10 12 (2.48%) Scala
11 11 (2.27%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.65%) XQuery
13 6 (1.24%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.24%) PHP5
14 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.03%) VBScript
14 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.83%) VB
15 4 (0.83%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 38 (7.85%) Degree
2 6 (1.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.83%) VCP4
4 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.41%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Active Directory
1 2 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (0.62%) Puppet
2 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 45 (9.30%) Microsoft
2 21 (4.34%) Oracle
3 11 (2.27%) Twitter
4 10 (2.07%) Adobe
5 8 (1.65%) Google
6 7 (1.45%) Facebook
7 6 (1.24%) Kony
7 6 (1.24%) Zend
8 5 (1.03%) SAP
8 5 (1.03%) IBM
8 5 (1.03%) hybris
8 5 (1.03%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.62%) HP
9 3 (0.62%) Citrix
9 3 (0.62%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.62%) Coremetrics
10 2 (0.41%) Perforce
10 2 (0.41%) Atmel
10 2 (0.41%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.41%) Red Hat
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