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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 19 32 16
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing CSS 322 225 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.00% 5.75% 8.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.69% 25.08% 35.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 157 154
Average daily rate £375 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £33.07 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-38.07% +14.06%
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
1016 897 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.25% 22.92% 23.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 568 428
Average daily rate £385 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 7
Average hourly rate £39.25 £42.50 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +4.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £40.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.13 £46.09 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

CSS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 155 £375 +15.38% 129
Cheshire +2 112 £396 +2.25% 36
Lancashire +17 18 £350 +11.55% 41
Merseyside +11 16 £325 +23.80% 18
Cumbria - 10 £333 - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 595 (94.44%) HTML
2 539 (85.56%) JavaScript
3 291 (46.19%) HTML5
4 246 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
5 223 (35.40%) CSS3
6 192 (30.48%) Web Development
7 191 (30.32%) jQuery
8 174 (27.62%) .NET
9 167 (26.51%) Java
10 164 (26.03%) MVC
11 153 (24.29%) C#
12 150 (23.81%) XML
13 138 (21.90%) Front End Development
14 112 (17.78%) AngularJS
15 101 (16.03%) TDD
16 99 (15.71%) ASP.NET
16 99 (15.71%) SQL Server
17 97 (15.40%) Web Services
18 96 (15.24%) Git (software)
19 94 (14.92%) Responsive Web Design
20 89 (14.13%) SQL
21 83 (13.17%) PHP
22 82 (13.02%) JSON
23 81 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
24 80 (12.70%) User Experience
25 78 (12.38%) Ajax
25 78 (12.38%) E-Commerce
25 78 (12.38%) Web Design
26 71 (11.27%) SOAP
27 70 (11.11%) HTTP

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 45 (7.14%) Node.js
2 40 (6.35%) JBoss
3 34 (5.40%) CMS
4 33 (5.24%) Tomcat
5 29 (4.60%) Apache
6 21 (3.33%) SharePoint
7 16 (2.54%) WordPress
8 13 (2.06%) ATG Dynamo
9 12 (1.90%) Confluence
10 11 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
11 10 (1.59%) Drupal
11 10 (1.59%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
12 6 (0.95%) IIS
12 6 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.63%) EPiServer CMS
15 3 (0.48%) ExpressionEngine
15 3 (0.48%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 29 (4.60%) Photoshop
2 18 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 14 (2.22%) MS Excel
4 8 (1.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (1.27%) MS Office
5 5 (0.79%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.63%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.16%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.38%) Magento
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.59%) GitHub
2 8 (1.27%) Google Analytics
3 6 (0.95%) SaaS
4 3 (0.48%) Office 365
5 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 70 (11.11%) HTTP
2 19 (3.02%) Intranet
3 18 (2.86%) Internet
4 6 (0.95%) LDAP
5 5 (0.79%) Network Security
6 2 (0.32%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) Extranet
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
7 1 (0.16%) SMS
7 1 (0.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 55 (8.73%) MySQL
3 23 (3.65%) NoSQL
4 22 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (3.17%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.75%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (1.43%) Relational Database
9 7 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.63%) Redis
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.48%) GIS
13 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 96 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 53 (8.41%) Subversion
3 38 (6.03%) Visual Studio
4 35 (5.56%) JIRA
5 31 (4.92%) Grunt
6 25 (3.97%) Mercurial
7 19 (3.02%) Maven
8 15 (2.38%) Jenkins
9 13 (2.06%) Ant
9 13 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (1.90%) Selenium
11 11 (1.75%) JUnit
11 11 (1.75%) SpecFlow
12 10 (1.59%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.59%) Jasmine
13 9 (1.43%) NUnit
14 8 (1.27%) gulp
14 8 (1.27%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (1.11%) Axure RP
15 7 (1.11%) TeamCity
General
1 65 (10.32%) Finance
2 49 (7.78%) Banking
3 10 (1.59%) Retail
4 7 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 7 (1.11%) Retail Banking
5 6 (0.95%) Games
6 5 (0.79%) Electronics
6 5 (0.79%) Marketing
6 5 (0.79%) Publishing
7 4 (0.63%) Local Government
7 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.48%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 548 (86.98%) Developer
2 115 (18.25%) JavaScript Developer
3 110 (17.46%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 101 (16.03%) HTML Developer
5 87 (13.81%) .NET Developer
6 83 (13.17%) HTML CSS Developer
6 83 (13.17%) Java Developer
6 83 (13.17%) Web Developer
7 64 (10.16%) C# Developer
8 42 (6.67%) C# .NET Developer
8 42 (6.67%) UI Developer
9 40 (6.35%) Senior Developer
10 36 (5.71%) PHP Developer
11 35 (5.56%) Designer
12 26 (4.13%) Angular Developer
12 26 (4.13%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 25 (3.97%) Architect
13 25 (3.97%) Lead Developer
13 25 (3.97%) Software Developer
14 24 (3.81%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 595 (94.44%) HTML
2 291 (46.19%) HTML5
3 223 (35.40%) CSS3
4 191 (30.32%) jQuery
5 174 (27.62%) .NET
6 150 (23.81%) XML
7 112 (17.78%) AngularJS
8 99 (15.71%) ASP.NET
9 97 (15.40%) Web Services
10 82 (13.02%) JSON
11 78 (12.38%) Ajax
12 71 (11.27%) SOAP
13 57 (9.05%) Spring
14 55 (8.73%) REST
15 41 (6.51%) J2EE
16 40 (6.35%) RESTful
17 38 (6.03%) JDBC
18 36 (5.71%) XSLT
19 34 (5.40%) Middleware
19 34 (5.40%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.70%) User Experience
2 25 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 22 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 18 (2.86%) Visualisation
6 13 (2.06%) N-Tier
7 12 (1.90%) Online Banking
8 8 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.27%) Digital Media
8 8 (1.27%) iPad
9 6 (0.95%) NHS
9 6 (0.95%) SCORM
10 5 (0.79%) Web 2.0
11 4 (0.63%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.63%) Cyberthreat
11 4 (0.63%) e-Learning
11 4 (0.63%) Learning Management System
11 4 (0.63%) W3C
12 2 (0.32%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.32%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 53 (8.41%) Linux
2 25 (3.97%) Unix
3 20 (3.17%) Windows
4 17 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 10 (1.59%) Android
5 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.48%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.32%) CentOS
8 2 (0.32%) openSUSE
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.16%) webOS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (39.05%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (30.48%) Web Development
3 164 (26.03%) MVC
4 138 (21.90%) Front End Development
5 101 (16.03%) TDD
6 94 (14.92%) Responsive Web Design
7 81 (12.86%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (12.38%) E-Commerce
8 78 (12.38%) Web Design
9 70 (11.11%) Scrum
10 47 (7.46%) OO
11 46 (7.30%) Unit Testing
12 38 (6.03%) BDD
13 32 (5.08%) SOA
14 30 (4.76%) SEO
15 25 (3.97%) ITIL
15 25 (3.97%) Open Source
16 24 (3.81%) OOP
17 23 (3.65%) Software Engineering
18 20 (3.17%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 539 (85.56%) JavaScript
2 167 (26.51%) Java
3 153 (24.29%) C#
4 89 (14.13%) SQL
5 83 (13.17%) PHP
6 30 (4.76%) C++
7 29 (4.60%) Python
8 28 (4.44%) C
8 28 (4.44%) T-SQL
9 25 (3.97%) Scala
10 22 (3.49%) VB.NET
11 20 (3.17%) Ruby
11 20 (3.17%) XAML
12 18 (2.86%) XPath
13 13 (2.06%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.59%) VBScript
15 9 (1.43%) VB
16 8 (1.27%) Groovy
17 7 (1.11%) Go
17 7 (1.11%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 42 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.44%) Degree
3 14 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.06%) BC Cleared
5 10 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.32%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.22%) WCAG
2 10 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.79%) QA
4 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
Vendors
1 50 (7.94%) Oracle
2 42 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.76%) IBM
4 25 (3.97%) Adobe
4 25 (3.97%) ServiceNow
5 21 (3.33%) EPiServer
6 17 (2.70%) Telerik
7 15 (2.38%) ATG
8 13 (2.06%) Google
9 12 (1.90%) SAP
10 11 (1.75%) Sitecore
11 10 (1.59%) Zend
12 9 (1.43%) Perforce
13 7 (1.11%) Atlassian
14 6 (0.95%) hybris
15 5 (0.79%) Capita
16 4 (0.63%) Endeca
16 4 (0.63%) Infor
16 4 (0.63%) Tableau
17 3 (0.48%) ESRI
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