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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing CSS 247 292 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.06% 6.53% 7.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.17% 27.21% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 194 138
Median daily rate £375 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £491 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 6
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-17.91% -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
944 1073 799
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.98% 23.98% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 699 478
Median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 13
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £17.33 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing CSS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +4 155 £375 +8.69% 145
Cheshire +2 64 £375 -6.25% 30
Merseyside -3 15 £413 +26.82% 19
Lancashire -9 9 £385 -6.09% 31
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for CSS.

1 468 (93.98%) HTML
2 425 (85.34%) JavaScript
3 239 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
4 228 (45.78%) HTML5
5 183 (36.75%) CSS3
6 150 (30.12%) jQuery
7 148 (29.72%) .NET
8 135 (27.11%) TDD
9 131 (26.31%) AngularJS
10 129 (25.90%) Web Development
11 127 (25.50%) C#
12 124 (24.90%) MVC
13 123 (24.70%) Java
14 117 (23.49%) Front End Development
15 106 (21.29%) ASP.NET
16 90 (18.07%) SQL
17 83 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 82 (16.47%) Scrum
19 80 (16.06%) PHP
20 76 (15.26%) Git (software)
21 75 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
22 68 (13.65%) XML
23 67 (13.45%) E-Commerce
24 65 (13.05%) JSON
24 65 (13.05%) User Experience
25 64 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
26 57 (11.45%) MySQL
27 55 (11.04%) Sass
28 49 (9.84%) Spring
28 49 (9.84%) OO

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (8.23%) CMS
2 32 (6.43%) Tomcat
3 26 (5.22%) JBoss
4 16 (3.21%) Apache
5 15 (3.01%) WordPress
6 11 (2.21%) Drupal
7 10 (2.01%) Umbraco
8 8 (1.61%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.20%) GeoServer
10 5 (1.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (1.00%) ATG Dynamo
10 5 (1.00%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.80%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.80%) IIS
11 4 (0.80%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.60%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.60%) Confluence
12 3 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (3.82%) Photoshop
2 11 (2.21%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.80%) Fireworks
4 4 (0.80%) MS Office
5 3 (0.60%) Adobe After Effects
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (3.01%) Magento
2 8 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.20%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.20%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.22%) GitHub
2 22 (4.42%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.61%) Google Analytics
5 6 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.40%) PaaS
6 2 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) Office 365
7 1 (0.20%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.02%) HTTP
2 13 (2.61%) Network Security
3 6 (1.20%) Internet
4 3 (0.60%) Broadband
4 3 (0.60%) Intranet
5 1 (0.20%) BGP
5 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.20%) CTI
5 1 (0.20%) DNS
5 1 (0.20%) EIGRP
5 1 (0.20%) Firewall
5 1 (0.20%) FTP
5 1 (0.20%) LAN
5 1 (0.20%) OSPF
5 1 (0.20%) RIP
5 1 (0.20%) TETRA
5 1 (0.20%) VoIP
5 1 (0.20%) VRRP
5 1 (0.20%) WAN
5 1 (0.20%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 57 (11.45%) MySQL
3 19 (3.82%) MongoDB
4 18 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (3.01%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.01%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.61%) Couchbase
8 8 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 5 (1.00%) GIS
11 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.60%) Redis
11 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.20%) DB2
13 1 (0.20%) Informix
13 1 (0.20%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 76 (15.26%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.43%) Cucumber
3 35 (7.03%) Jenkins
4 34 (6.83%) Grunt
5 23 (4.62%) gulp
5 23 (4.62%) Jasmine
5 23 (4.62%) Mercurial
6 21 (4.22%) Selenium
7 16 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.61%) JIRA
8 13 (2.61%) Visual Studio
9 12 (2.41%) Karma Test Runner
10 10 (2.01%) JUnit
10 10 (2.01%) Maven
10 10 (2.01%) Subversion
11 9 (1.81%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.81%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.61%) PhantomJS
13 5 (1.00%) Dreamweaver
13 5 (1.00%) QUnit
General
1 26 (5.22%) Finance
2 25 (5.02%) Banking
3 14 (2.81%) Marketing
4 11 (2.21%) Retail
5 8 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 6 (1.20%) Advertising
6 6 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.00%) Publishing
8 3 (0.60%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Local Government
10 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 423 (84.94%) Developer
2 92 (18.47%) .NET Developer
3 83 (16.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 73 (14.66%) JavaScript Developer
5 60 (12.05%) HTML Developer
6 56 (11.24%) Java Developer
6 56 (11.24%) Web Developer
7 47 (9.44%) HTML CSS Developer
8 45 (9.04%) Senior Developer
9 44 (8.84%) C# Developer
10 42 (8.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 41 (8.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
12 39 (7.83%) Angular Developer
13 38 (7.63%) ASP.NET Developer
14 30 (6.02%) PHP Developer
15 29 (5.82%) Designer
16 25 (5.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
17 24 (4.82%) Senior Java Developer
18 19 (3.82%) Java Scala Developer
18 19 (3.82%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 468 (93.98%) HTML
2 228 (45.78%) HTML5
3 183 (36.75%) CSS3
4 150 (30.12%) jQuery
5 148 (29.72%) .NET
6 131 (26.31%) AngularJS
7 106 (21.29%) ASP.NET
8 68 (13.65%) XML
9 65 (13.05%) JSON
10 64 (12.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 55 (11.04%) Sass
12 49 (9.84%) Spring
13 45 (9.04%) Node.js
13 45 (9.04%) REST
14 44 (8.84%) Ajax
15 43 (8.63%) RESTful
16 41 (8.23%) .NET Framework
17 33 (6.63%) Entity Framework
18 32 (6.43%) Web Services
19 28 (5.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 65 (13.05%) User Experience
2 19 (3.82%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (2.61%) Digital Media
4 9 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.00%) Animation
5 5 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
5 5 (1.00%) iPad
5 5 (1.00%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.00%) N-Tier
5 5 (1.00%) SCADA
6 4 (0.80%) Online Banking
7 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.60%) Cryptography
7 3 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.60%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.40%) 3D Graphics
8 2 (0.40%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.20%) CAN bus
9 1 (0.20%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.20%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (5.82%) Linux
2 16 (3.21%) Windows
3 6 (1.20%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.80%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.60%) Android
6 2 (0.40%) Unix
6 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.20%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (47.99%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (27.11%) TDD
3 129 (25.90%) Web Development
4 124 (24.90%) MVC
5 117 (23.49%) Front End Development
6 82 (16.47%) Scrum
7 75 (15.06%) Continuous Integration
8 67 (13.45%) E-Commerce
9 49 (9.84%) OO
10 48 (9.64%) BDD
11 40 (8.03%) OOP
11 40 (8.03%) Responsive Web Design
12 38 (7.63%) SOA
13 32 (6.43%) Open Source
13 32 (6.43%) Pair Programming
14 31 (6.22%) CRM
14 31 (6.22%) Unit Testing
15 29 (5.82%) SDLC
16 27 (5.42%) Microservices
17 23 (4.62%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 425 (85.34%) JavaScript
2 127 (25.50%) C#
3 123 (24.70%) Java
4 90 (18.07%) SQL
5 80 (16.06%) PHP
6 23 (4.62%) Ruby
7 19 (3.82%) Clojure
7 19 (3.82%) Groovy
7 19 (3.82%) Scala
8 16 (3.21%) C++
8 16 (3.21%) TypeScript
9 15 (3.01%) C
10 10 (2.01%) Python
11 8 (1.61%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.61%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.00%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.80%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.60%) R
14 3 (0.60%) VB
14 3 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 14 (2.81%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.01%) Degree
3 8 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.20%) CCNA
5 1 (0.20%) CCNP
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
1 6 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.40%) Capistrano
1 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (7.83%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.22%) Oracle
3 17 (3.41%) IBM
4 16 (3.21%) Adobe
5 14 (2.81%) ATG
6 12 (2.41%) Google
7 9 (1.81%) hybris
7 9 (1.81%) SAP
7 9 (1.81%) Zend
8 8 (1.61%) Xamarin
9 6 (1.20%) ESRI
9 6 (1.20%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.00%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.80%) Endeca
11 4 (0.80%) Perforce
11 4 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.80%) WorldPay
12 3 (0.60%) Facebook
12 3 (0.60%) Telerik
12 3 (0.60%) Twitter
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