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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 29 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs citing CSS 219 257 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.01% 8.98% 7.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.35% 33.12% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 150 97
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £220 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £404 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.60 £31.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -10.14%
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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
831 776 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.80% 27.10% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 431 330
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 19 21
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +95.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.06 £22.20 £10.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £103.00 £160.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 30 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 30 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 -5 125 £325 - 150
Cheshire -3 64 £365 +4.28% 85
Lancashire -2 14 £275 -26.66% 23
Merseyside -14 7 £275 -8.48% 24
Cumbria - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 455 (94.99%) HTML
2 364 (75.99%) JavaScript
3 195 (40.71%) jQuery
4 182 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
5 175 (36.53%) HTML5
6 155 (32.36%) .NET
7 153 (31.94%) CSS3
8 135 (28.18%) MVC
9 133 (27.77%) C#
10 102 (21.29%) ASP.NET
11 100 (20.88%) SQL Server
12 92 (19.21%) TDD
13 91 (19.00%) XML
14 88 (18.37%) SQL
15 81 (16.91%) Java
16 76 (15.87%) AngularJS
17 71 (14.82%) Web Services
18 69 (14.41%) PHP
18 69 (14.41%) JSON
19 63 (13.15%) Visual Studio
20 59 (12.32%) Scrum
21 58 (12.11%) Ajax
22 54 (11.27%) Git (software)
23 53 (11.06%) Web Development
23 53 (11.06%) User Experience
24 52 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
25 50 (10.44%) OO
26 48 (10.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
27 46 (9.60%) Microsoft
27 46 (9.60%) Degree

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 29 (6.05%) Node.js
2 24 (5.01%) CMS
3 19 (3.97%) WordPress
4 18 (3.76%) Apache
5 16 (3.34%) Umbraco
6 15 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.30%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.88%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.67%) Drupal
9 8 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 7 (1.46%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (1.46%) IIS
10 7 (1.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (1.25%) Confluence
11 6 (1.25%) Orchard CMS
12 5 (1.04%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.04%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
14 3 (0.63%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 32 (6.68%) Photoshop
2 19 (3.97%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.76%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (2.30%) Fireworks
5 9 (1.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.21%) Mingle
7 1 (0.21%) InDesign
7 1 (0.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (3.34%) Magento
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.88%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (1.88%) Amazon S3
1 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (1.88%) Heroku
2 2 (0.42%) GitHub
3 1 (0.21%) IaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Office 365
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.59%) HTTP
2 11 (2.30%) Internet
3 5 (1.04%) Intranet
4 1 (0.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (20.88%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.77%) MySQL
3 28 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.97%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.71%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.30%) RavenDB
8 10 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.46%) Informix
11 6 (1.25%) MS Access
11 6 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (1.04%) SQLite
12 5 (1.04%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.84%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.84%) MongoDB
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 63 (13.15%) Visual Studio
2 54 (11.27%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.22%) Subversion
4 19 (3.97%) JUnit
5 18 (3.76%) Axure RP
6 16 (3.34%) Dreamweaver
7 15 (3.13%) Cucumber
8 14 (2.92%) Selenium
9 11 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (2.09%) JIRA
10 10 (2.09%) Grunt
10 10 (2.09%) Jenkins
10 10 (2.09%) Bower
11 9 (1.88%) Hudson
12 8 (1.67%) Mockito
12 8 (1.67%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.46%) Maven
14 6 (1.25%) PhantomJS
14 6 (1.25%) CasperJS
15 5 (1.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (8.77%) Finance
2 17 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.71%) Retail
4 10 (2.09%) Banking
5 9 (1.88%) Marketing
6 6 (1.25%) Local Government
7 5 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.84%) Games
9 3 (0.63%) Electronics
10 2 (0.42%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 382 (79.75%) Developer
2 75 (15.66%) .NET Developer
3 64 (13.36%) Front-End Developer
4 60 (12.53%) Web Developer
5 49 (10.23%) Designer
6 43 (8.98%) Java Developer
7 33 (6.89%) C# Developer
8 32 (6.68%) PHP Developer
9 31 (6.47%) ASP.NET Developer
9 31 (6.47%) Senior Developer
10 26 (5.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (4.80%) UX Designer
12 20 (4.18%) JavaScript Developer
12 20 (4.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 19 (3.97%) UI Designer
13 19 (3.97%) Architect
14 17 (3.55%) Front-End Web Developer
15 15 (3.13%) Python Developer
16 13 (2.71%) iOS Developer
17 11 (2.30%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 455 (94.99%) HTML
2 195 (40.71%) jQuery
3 175 (36.53%) HTML5
4 155 (32.36%) .NET
5 153 (31.94%) CSS3
6 102 (21.29%) ASP.NET
7 91 (19.00%) XML
8 76 (15.87%) AngularJS
9 71 (14.82%) Web Services
10 69 (14.41%) JSON
11 58 (12.11%) Ajax
12 52 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
13 48 (10.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 45 (9.39%) RESTful
15 37 (7.72%) XHTML
16 36 (7.52%) .NET Framework
16 36 (7.52%) REST
17 34 (7.10%) XSLT
18 33 (6.89%) Spring
19 31 (6.47%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 53 (11.06%) User Experience
2 30 (6.26%) Computer Science
2 30 (6.26%) Open Source
3 29 (6.05%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (2.92%) NHS
6 10 (2.09%) Statistics
7 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.67%) Digital Media
7 8 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.46%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.46%) Web 2.0
9 6 (1.25%) W3C
10 5 (1.04%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.04%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.04%) Visualisation
10 5 (1.04%) Linked Data
11 4 (0.84%) Graphic Design
12 3 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.64%) Apple iOS
2 23 (4.80%) Windows
3 21 (4.38%) Android
3 21 (4.38%) UNIX
4 19 (3.97%) Linux
5 11 (2.30%) Windows Phone
6 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.63%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (28.18%) MVC
3 92 (19.21%) TDD
4 59 (12.32%) Scrum
5 53 (11.06%) Web Development
6 50 (10.44%) OO
7 42 (8.77%) Web Design
8 40 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (8.35%) Responsive Web Design
9 38 (7.93%) OOP
10 34 (7.10%) E-Commerce
11 30 (6.26%) Unit Testing
12 26 (5.43%) BDD
13 25 (5.22%) SOA
14 23 (4.80%) iOS Development
15 22 (4.59%) Mentoring
16 21 (4.38%) Software Engineering
17 18 (3.76%) Kanban
18 14 (2.92%) Mobile Development
18 14 (2.92%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 364 (75.99%) JavaScript
2 133 (27.77%) C#
3 88 (18.37%) SQL
4 81 (16.91%) Java
5 69 (14.41%) PHP
6 41 (8.56%) Ruby
7 30 (6.26%) Python
8 24 (5.01%) T-SQL
9 20 (4.18%) XPath
10 12 (2.51%) Scala
11 11 (2.30%) PL/SQL
12 10 (2.09%) C++
13 8 (1.67%) XQuery
13 8 (1.67%) Objective-C
14 7 (1.46%) VBScript
15 6 (1.25%) VB
15 6 (1.25%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.04%) PHP5
17 4 (0.84%) PowerShell
17 4 (0.84%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 46 (9.60%) Degree
2 5 (1.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (1.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.21%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.42%) Puppet
2 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (9.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (5.01%) Oracle
3 12 (2.51%) Adobe
4 8 (1.67%) IBM
5 7 (1.46%) Zend
5 7 (1.46%) Twitter
6 6 (1.25%) hybris
6 6 (1.25%) Kony
6 6 (1.25%) Citrix
7 5 (1.04%) HP
7 5 (1.04%) SAP
7 5 (1.04%) Google
7 5 (1.04%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.84%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.63%) Sun
9 3 (0.63%) BMC
10 2 (0.42%) Perforce
10 2 (0.42%) Compuware
10 2 (0.42%) Facebook
10 2 (0.42%) Xamarin
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