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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 14 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing CSS 264 202 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.29% 7.42% 7.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.80% 26.34% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 107 153
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £400 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +38.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £9.00 £12.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £39.67 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +18.91%
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
781 767 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.54% 28.17% 29.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 410 498
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.31 £16.00 £13.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 2014. 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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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 +2 176 £325 +4.00% 158
Cheshire -1 47 £338 +12.50% 69
Lancashire -13 22 £350 +41.41% 26
Merseyside -5 13 £210 -30.00% 21
Cumbria - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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.

1 487 (95.68%) HTML
2 365 (71.71%) JavaScript
3 211 (41.45%) jQuery
4 202 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
5 183 (35.95%) .NET
6 182 (35.76%) HTML5
7 164 (32.22%) C#
8 145 (28.49%) CSS3
9 136 (26.72%) MVC
10 120 (23.58%) ASP.NET
11 110 (21.61%) XML
12 101 (19.84%) TDD
13 97 (19.06%) SQL Server
14 96 (18.86%) PHP
15 85 (16.70%) Web Services
16 84 (16.50%) SQL
17 74 (14.54%) Ajax
18 73 (14.34%) OO
19 70 (13.75%) Java
19 70 (13.75%) Web Development
20 69 (13.56%) XHTML
21 62 (12.18%) Scrum
22 60 (11.79%) MySQL
23 57 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
24 53 (10.41%) User Experience
25 52 (10.22%) XSLT
26 51 (10.02%) Visual Studio
27 49 (9.63%) OOP
28 48 (9.43%) Linux
29 47 (9.23%) Twitter Bootstrap

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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 39 (7.66%) CMS
2 33 (6.48%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.32%) Apache
4 19 (3.73%) IIS
5 16 (3.14%) Node.js
6 15 (2.95%) Drupal
7 14 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
8 13 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
9 12 (2.36%) WordPress
10 9 (1.77%) Umbraco
11 6 (1.18%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.59%) Orchard CMS
14 2 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.39%) Liferay
Applications
1 36 (7.07%) Photoshop
2 15 (2.95%) Adobe Illustrator
2 15 (2.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 12 (2.36%) MS Excel
4 7 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.98%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.20%) MS Office
7 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.20%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (3.54%) Magento
2 4 (0.79%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.39%) Heroku
1 2 (0.39%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) IaaS
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.77%) Internet
2 5 (0.98%) HTTP
2 5 (0.98%) Intranet
3 2 (0.39%) FTP
4 1 (0.20%) ATM
4 1 (0.20%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (19.06%) SQL Server
2 60 (11.79%) MySQL
3 37 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.14%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.95%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.16%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.79%) SQLite
10 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.79%) RavenDB
10 4 (0.79%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.59%) Redis
11 3 (0.59%) Big Data
11 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.59%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 51 (10.02%) Visual Studio
2 44 (8.64%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.09%) Subversion
4 21 (4.13%) Dreamweaver
5 15 (2.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (2.55%) Axure RP
7 12 (2.36%) NUnit
8 9 (1.77%) JIRA
8 9 (1.77%) Mercurial
8 9 (1.77%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.18%) Jasmine
9 6 (1.18%) Grunt
10 5 (0.98%) Bower
10 5 (0.98%) CasperJS
10 5 (0.98%) Behat
10 5 (0.98%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 5 (0.98%) Hudson
10 5 (0.98%) Maven
11 4 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 29 (5.70%) Finance
2 15 (2.95%) Retail
3 14 (2.75%) Marketing
4 11 (2.16%) Banking
5 8 (1.57%) Games
6 6 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.39%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.39%) Legal
7 2 (0.39%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.20%) Advertising
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 413 (81.14%) Developer
2 97 (19.06%) Front-End Developer
3 67 (13.16%) .NET Developer
4 56 (11.00%) Web Developer
5 34 (6.68%) PHP Developer
5 34 (6.68%) Designer
6 32 (6.29%) Java Developer
7 28 (5.50%) Front-End Web Developer
7 28 (5.50%) UI Developer
8 26 (5.11%) Senior Developer
9 25 (4.91%) C# Developer
9 25 (4.91%) UI Programmer
10 23 (4.52%) JavaScript Developer
11 20 (3.93%) ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (3.93%) SharePoint Developer
12 17 (3.34%) UI Designer
12 17 (3.34%) C# .NET Developer
13 16 (3.14%) Analyst
14 15 (2.95%) UX Designer
15 13 (2.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 487 (95.68%) HTML
2 211 (41.45%) jQuery
3 183 (35.95%) .NET
4 182 (35.76%) HTML5
5 145 (28.49%) CSS3
6 120 (23.58%) ASP.NET
7 110 (21.61%) XML
8 85 (16.70%) Web Services
9 74 (14.54%) Ajax
10 69 (13.56%) XHTML
11 57 (11.20%) ASP.NET MVC
12 52 (10.22%) XSLT
13 47 (9.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 43 (8.45%) .NET Framework
14 43 (8.45%) JSON
15 35 (6.88%) AngularJS
16 34 (6.68%) WCF
17 33 (6.48%) Sass
18 30 (5.89%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 26 (5.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 53 (10.41%) User Experience
2 33 (6.48%) Mobile App
3 31 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.09%) Open Source
4 23 (4.52%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.75%) NHS
6 12 (2.36%) Web 2.0
7 10 (1.96%) Animation
8 9 (1.77%) IPTV
9 8 (1.57%) N-Tier
10 6 (1.18%) Social Media
10 6 (1.18%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.98%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.98%) W3C
11 5 (0.98%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.79%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.79%) Copywriting
12 4 (0.79%) Blog
13 3 (0.59%) New Media
14 2 (0.39%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.43%) Linux
2 33 (6.48%) Windows
3 24 (4.72%) Apple iOS
4 21 (4.13%) UNIX
5 16 (3.14%) Android
6 13 (2.55%) Mac OS X
7 10 (1.96%) Windows Phone
8 9 (1.77%) AIX
9 4 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.20%) Debian
10 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 136 (26.72%) MVC
3 101 (19.84%) TDD
4 73 (14.34%) OO
5 70 (13.75%) Web Development
6 62 (12.18%) Scrum
7 49 (9.63%) OOP
8 46 (9.04%) E-Commerce
9 45 (8.84%) Web Design
10 43 (8.45%) Responsive Web Design
11 31 (6.09%) Unit Testing
12 28 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (4.13%) BDD
14 19 (3.73%) SOA
15 18 (3.54%) iOS Development
16 16 (3.14%) Mentoring
16 16 (3.14%) Content Management
17 15 (2.95%) Software Engineering
17 15 (2.95%) User Stories
18 13 (2.55%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 365 (71.71%) JavaScript
2 164 (32.22%) C#
3 96 (18.86%) PHP
4 84 (16.50%) SQL
5 70 (13.75%) Java
6 37 (7.27%) Python
7 30 (5.89%) T-SQL
8 29 (5.70%) Ruby
9 25 (4.91%) XPath
10 21 (4.13%) Scala
11 18 (3.54%) C++
12 9 (1.77%) Perl
13 7 (1.38%) PHP5
14 6 (1.18%) PowerShell
15 5 (0.98%) VB
15 5 (0.98%) C
15 5 (0.98%) Objective-C
16 4 (0.79%) XQuery
16 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (4.72%) Degree
2 4 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.38%) HL7
2 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.20%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.39%) Puppet
1 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 36 (7.07%) Adobe
2 34 (6.68%) Microsoft
3 15 (2.95%) Twitter
4 11 (2.16%) Zend
5 10 (1.96%) Oracle
5 10 (1.96%) Facebook
6 9 (1.77%) Sun
6 9 (1.77%) HP
6 9 (1.77%) BMC
7 8 (1.57%) Google
8 6 (1.18%) Orchard
9 4 (0.79%) Coremetrics
9 4 (0.79%) Sencha
9 4 (0.79%) Appcelerator
9 4 (0.79%) Kony
10 3 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.59%) SAP
10 3 (0.59%) IBM
11 2 (0.39%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.20%) Red Hat
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