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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 26 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 208 240 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.59% 7.81% 7.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.85% 34.93% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 150 88
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Average hourly rate - £28.75 £63.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.54 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.86% -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
837 687 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.48% 22.36% 26.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 415 336
Average daily rate £375 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 29
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -12.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.96 £20.30 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 May 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 May 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 -4 112 £325 - 151
Cheshire +6 76 £388 +14.81% 77
Merseyside -22 6 £300 +12.14% 29
Lancashire -4 4 £238 -32.14% 43
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 395 (94.50%) HTML
2 321 (76.79%) JavaScript
3 166 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (39.00%) HTML5
5 157 (37.56%) jQuery
6 131 (31.34%) CSS3
7 124 (29.67%) .NET
8 118 (28.23%) MVC
9 105 (25.12%) C#
10 102 (24.40%) TDD
11 89 (21.29%) Java
12 86 (20.57%) AngularJS
13 85 (20.33%) SQL
14 81 (19.38%) SQL Server
15 80 (19.14%) ASP.NET
16 68 (16.27%) JSON
17 65 (15.55%) Git (software)
18 63 (15.07%) Web Services
19 58 (13.88%) XML
20 57 (13.64%) Scrum
21 55 (13.16%) PHP
22 54 (12.92%) Visual Studio
23 42 (10.05%) Ajax
23 42 (10.05%) SDLC
24 41 (9.81%) Web Development
24 41 (9.81%) OOP
24 41 (9.81%) REST
25 40 (9.57%) RESTful
25 40 (9.57%) Microsoft
25 40 (9.57%) User Experience

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 29 (6.94%) Node.js
2 21 (5.02%) Umbraco
3 18 (4.31%) CMS
4 15 (3.59%) Apache
4 15 (3.59%) WordPress
5 13 (3.11%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.91%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 8 (1.91%) IBM HTTP Server
7 8 (1.91%) Drupal
8 6 (1.44%) IIS
8 6 (1.44%) Confluence
9 4 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.72%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.72%) Orchard CMS
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.48%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.48%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 26 (6.22%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.87%) MS Excel
3 10 (2.39%) Fireworks
3 10 (2.39%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.24%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (2.87%) Magento
2 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.39%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (2.39%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.15%) Heroku
2 9 (2.15%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (2.15%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.48%) GitHub
3 2 (0.48%) Veeva
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
4 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.22%) HTTP
2 13 (3.11%) Internet
3 5 (1.20%) Intranet
4 1 (0.24%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (19.38%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.89%) MySQL
3 20 (4.78%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (3.35%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.87%) RavenDB
7 10 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.91%) Informix
9 6 (1.44%) MS Access
9 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.20%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.96%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.48%) DB2
13 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 65 (15.55%) Git (software)
2 54 (12.92%) Visual Studio
3 37 (8.85%) Subversion
4 29 (6.94%) JUnit
5 18 (4.31%) Cucumber
6 16 (3.83%) Selenium
6 16 (3.83%) JIRA
7 14 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (3.35%) Axure RP
8 11 (2.63%) Ant
8 11 (2.63%) Jenkins
9 10 (2.39%) Dreamweaver
10 9 (2.15%) Mockito
11 8 (1.91%) ReSharper
12 7 (1.67%) Grunt
13 6 (1.44%) Jasmine
14 5 (1.20%) Hudson
14 5 (1.20%) Bower
15 4 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.96%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 39 (9.33%) Finance
2 21 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.15%) Banking
4 8 (1.91%) Local Government
5 7 (1.67%) Retail
6 6 (1.44%) Marketing
7 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.48%) Games
8 2 (0.48%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.48%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Legal
9 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 339 (81.10%) Developer
2 62 (14.83%) .NET Developer
3 57 (13.64%) Web Developer
4 54 (12.92%) Front-End Developer
5 49 (11.72%) Java Developer
6 40 (9.57%) Designer
7 29 (6.94%) PHP Developer
8 25 (5.98%) JavaScript Developer
9 22 (5.26%) C# Developer
10 20 (4.78%) ASP.NET Developer
11 19 (4.55%) Senior Developer
12 17 (4.07%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (3.83%) Architect
13 16 (3.83%) UI Designer
14 15 (3.59%) Python Developer
14 15 (3.59%) UX Designer
15 14 (3.35%) Front-End Web Developer
16 12 (2.87%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 12 (2.87%) Django Developer
17 10 (2.39%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (94.50%) HTML
2 163 (39.00%) HTML5
3 157 (37.56%) jQuery
4 131 (31.34%) CSS3
5 124 (29.67%) .NET
6 86 (20.57%) AngularJS
7 80 (19.14%) ASP.NET
8 68 (16.27%) JSON
9 63 (15.07%) Web Services
10 58 (13.88%) XML
11 42 (10.05%) Ajax
12 41 (9.81%) REST
13 40 (9.57%) RESTful
14 38 (9.09%) Spring
15 33 (7.89%) J2EE
16 32 (7.66%) ASP.NET MVC
17 31 (7.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 24 (5.74%) .NET Framework
19 23 (5.50%) XHTML
19 23 (5.50%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.57%) User Experience
2 18 (4.31%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.35%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.39%) Statistics
6 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 6 (1.44%) Online Banking
7 6 (1.44%) W3C
8 5 (1.20%) NHS
8 5 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.20%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 4 (0.96%) Graphic Design
10 3 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
10 3 (0.72%) iPad
10 3 (0.72%) Blog
10 3 (0.72%) Social Network
10 3 (0.72%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.72%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 20 (4.78%) Android
2 19 (4.55%) Linux
3 17 (4.07%) UNIX
4 16 (3.83%) Apple iOS
5 15 (3.59%) Windows
6 4 (0.96%) AIX
6 4 (0.96%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.48%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (39.71%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (28.23%) MVC
3 102 (24.40%) TDD
4 57 (13.64%) Scrum
5 42 (10.05%) SDLC
6 41 (9.81%) OOP
6 41 (9.81%) Web Development
7 39 (9.33%) Responsive Web Design
8 37 (8.85%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (8.85%) OO
9 35 (8.37%) E-Commerce
10 34 (8.13%) Unit Testing
11 30 (7.18%) BDD
12 28 (6.70%) Web Design
13 27 (6.46%) Software Engineering
14 21 (5.02%) Open Source
15 17 (4.07%) SOA
16 16 (3.83%) Kanban
16 16 (3.83%) Integration Testing
17 15 (3.59%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 321 (76.79%) JavaScript
2 105 (25.12%) C#
3 89 (21.29%) Java
4 85 (20.33%) SQL
5 55 (13.16%) PHP
6 29 (6.94%) Ruby
7 24 (5.74%) Python
8 15 (3.59%) PL/SQL
9 13 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 10 (2.39%) C++
11 8 (1.91%) VBScript
11 8 (1.91%) VB
12 7 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.44%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.44%) Scala
14 5 (1.20%) PHP5
15 4 (0.96%) XQuery
15 4 (0.96%) Perl
16 3 (0.72%) XPath
16 3 (0.72%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 38 (9.09%) Degree
2 13 (3.11%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.15%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.24%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.24%) Puppet
1 1 (0.24%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.24%) Oozie
1 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 40 (9.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (6.94%) Oracle
3 11 (2.63%) IBM
4 10 (2.39%) hybris
4 10 (2.39%) Twitter
5 8 (1.91%) HP
5 8 (1.91%) Citrix
6 6 (1.44%) Adobe
6 6 (1.44%) Zend
7 5 (1.20%) Perforce
7 5 (1.20%) SAP
7 5 (1.20%) Google
8 4 (0.96%) Facebook
8 4 (0.96%) Sun
8 4 (0.96%) BMC
9 3 (0.72%) Compuware
9 3 (0.72%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.48%) Tableau
10 2 (0.48%) Kony
10 2 (0.48%) Apple
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