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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 23 29 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs citing CSS 251 191 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.69% 5.14% 7.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.39% 23.24% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 128 153
Median daily rate £370 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £426 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £20.78 £40.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.05% +39.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.75 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +9.37%
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
951 822 686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.35% 22.10% 21.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 538 421
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 7
Median hourly rate £28.50 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £16.16 £16.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £56.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 June 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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +4 140 £350 +7.69% 104
Cheshire -5 67 £400 +17.64% 39
Lancashire +10 16 £350 +47.36% 30
Merseyside -4 10 £363 +16.00% 9
Cumbria - 7 £490 -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 528 (92.96%) HTML
2 485 (85.39%) JavaScript
3 276 (48.59%) HTML5
4 246 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (40.14%) CSS3
6 167 (29.40%) Java
7 161 (28.35%) jQuery
8 149 (26.23%) Web Development
9 140 (24.65%) MVC
10 133 (23.42%) Front End Development
11 128 (22.54%) .NET
12 117 (20.60%) XML
13 116 (20.42%) AngularJS
14 115 (20.25%) C#
15 111 (19.54%) TDD
16 89 (15.67%) PHP
17 79 (13.91%) ASP.NET
17 79 (13.91%) Web Services
17 79 (13.91%) Git (software)
18 77 (13.56%) E-Commerce
19 73 (12.85%) SQL
20 72 (12.68%) User Experience
21 69 (12.15%) Ajax
22 68 (11.97%) Scrum
22 68 (11.97%) SQL Server
23 67 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
24 63 (11.09%) JSON
25 61 (10.74%) Spring
26 60 (10.56%) MySQL
26 60 (10.56%) 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 (7.22%) JBoss
2 39 (6.87%) Tomcat
3 35 (6.16%) CMS
4 25 (4.40%) Apache
5 17 (2.99%) Drupal
6 16 (2.82%) SharePoint
7 15 (2.64%) WordPress
8 13 (2.29%) ATG Dynamo
9 9 (1.58%) Confluence
9 9 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.41%) IIS
11 6 (1.06%) IBM HTTP Server
11 6 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (0.88%) GeoServer
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.53%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.53%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.53%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.53%) nginx
13 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (4.58%) Photoshop
2 14 (2.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.23%) MS Excel
4 6 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.06%) Fireworks
5 5 (0.88%) MS Office
6 3 (0.53%) Adobe After Effects
6 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.46%) Magento
2 3 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Infor LN
4 1 (0.18%) nopCommerce
4 1 (0.18%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.35%) GitHub
2 8 (1.41%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.35%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.35%) Office 365
3 2 (0.35%) PaaS
4 1 (0.18%) SaaS
4 1 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 43 (7.57%) HTTP
2 14 (2.46%) Internet
3 9 (1.58%) Intranet
3 9 (1.58%) Network Security
4 6 (1.06%) LDAP
5 2 (0.35%) DNS
6 1 (0.18%) CTI
6 1 (0.18%) DHCP
6 1 (0.18%) FTP
6 1 (0.18%) SMS
6 1 (0.18%) SMTP
6 1 (0.18%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.97%) SQL Server
2 60 (10.56%) MySQL
3 22 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (3.52%) MongoDB
5 18 (3.17%) NoSQL
6 13 (2.29%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.76%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (1.23%) Redis
10 6 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.88%) GIS
12 4 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.53%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.53%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 79 (13.91%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.16%) Mercurial
2 35 (6.16%) Subversion
3 26 (4.58%) Grunt
3 26 (4.58%) JIRA
4 23 (4.05%) Jenkins
5 22 (3.87%) Visual Studio
6 21 (3.70%) Maven
7 18 (3.17%) JUnit
8 15 (2.64%) Jasmine
9 13 (2.29%) Selenium
9 13 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.76%) Cucumber
10 10 (1.76%) SonarQube
11 9 (1.58%) Ant
11 9 (1.58%) Eclipse
11 9 (1.58%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.41%) gulp
13 6 (1.06%) Mockito
13 6 (1.06%) SpecFlow
General
1 55 (9.68%) Finance
2 47 (8.27%) Banking
3 12 (2.11%) Retail
4 11 (1.94%) Marketing
5 8 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.41%) Retail Banking
6 5 (0.88%) Publishing
7 4 (0.70%) Games
7 4 (0.70%) Local Government
7 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.70%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.53%) Advertising
8 3 (0.53%) Electronics
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 502 (88.38%) Developer
2 112 (19.72%) JavaScript Developer
3 111 (19.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 90 (15.85%) Java Developer
5 88 (15.49%) HTML Developer
6 74 (13.03%) Web Developer
7 70 (12.32%) HTML CSS Developer
8 66 (11.62%) .NET Developer
9 48 (8.45%) C# Developer
10 46 (8.10%) Senior Developer
11 43 (7.57%) UI Developer
12 31 (5.46%) C# .NET Developer
13 30 (5.28%) PHP Developer
14 27 (4.75%) Angular Developer
15 25 (4.40%) Agile Developer
15 25 (4.40%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 25 (4.40%) Node.js Developer
16 24 (4.23%) Designer
16 24 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
17 20 (3.52%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 528 (92.96%) HTML
2 276 (48.59%) HTML5
3 228 (40.14%) CSS3
4 161 (28.35%) jQuery
5 128 (22.54%) .NET
6 117 (20.60%) XML
7 116 (20.42%) AngularJS
8 79 (13.91%) ASP.NET
8 79 (13.91%) Web Services
9 69 (12.15%) Ajax
10 63 (11.09%) JSON
11 61 (10.74%) Spring
12 56 (9.86%) REST
13 53 (9.33%) Node.js
14 51 (8.98%) SOAP
15 40 (7.04%) J2EE
16 39 (6.87%) RESTful
16 39 (6.87%) Sass
17 38 (6.69%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (6.51%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.68%) User Experience
2 25 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (2.64%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.46%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.11%) Digital Media
5 12 (2.11%) Online Banking
6 11 (1.94%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.23%) iPad
8 6 (1.06%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (0.88%) Animation
9 5 (0.88%) SCADA
9 5 (0.88%) Web 2.0
10 4 (0.70%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (0.70%) NHS
10 4 (0.70%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.53%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.53%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.53%) SCORM
12 2 (0.35%) 3D Graphics
12 2 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.04%) Linux
2 20 (3.52%) Windows
3 9 (1.58%) Unix
4 6 (1.06%) Android
5 5 (0.88%) Apple iOS
5 5 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 246 (43.31%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (26.23%) Web Development
3 140 (24.65%) MVC
4 133 (23.42%) Front End Development
5 111 (19.54%) TDD
6 77 (13.56%) E-Commerce
7 68 (11.97%) Scrum
8 67 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (10.56%) OO
10 58 (10.21%) Responsive Web Design
11 48 (8.45%) Web Design
12 39 (6.87%) BDD
12 39 (6.87%) SOA
13 38 (6.69%) Unit Testing
14 36 (6.34%) OOP
15 31 (5.46%) Open Source
16 29 (5.11%) SEO
16 29 (5.11%) Wireframes
17 25 (4.40%) Microservices
18 22 (3.87%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 485 (85.39%) JavaScript
2 167 (29.40%) Java
3 115 (20.25%) C#
4 89 (15.67%) PHP
5 73 (12.85%) SQL
6 26 (4.58%) C
6 26 (4.58%) C++
7 17 (2.99%) Scala
8 14 (2.46%) Clojure
8 14 (2.46%) Groovy
8 14 (2.46%) XPath
9 12 (2.11%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.94%) Python
11 9 (1.58%) T-SQL
11 9 (1.58%) TypeScript
12 8 (1.41%) VB
12 8 (1.41%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.23%) Go
14 6 (1.06%) Ruby
15 5 (0.88%) XAML
Qualifications
1 31 (5.46%) Security Cleared
2 20 (3.52%) Degree
3 13 (2.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.23%) BC Cleared
4 7 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) PhD
6 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.06%) WCAG
3 3 (0.53%) QA
4 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.18%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 47 (8.27%) Oracle
2 39 (6.87%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.75%) IBM
4 15 (2.64%) ATG
5 14 (2.46%) Adobe
5 14 (2.46%) Google
6 13 (2.29%) SAP
7 11 (1.94%) ServiceNow
8 10 (1.76%) EPiServer
9 9 (1.58%) Zend
10 7 (1.23%) Sitecore
11 6 (1.06%) Atlassian
11 6 (1.06%) hybris
11 6 (1.06%) Perforce
12 5 (0.88%) Endeca
12 5 (0.88%) ESRI
13 4 (0.70%) Capita
14 3 (0.53%) Lotus
14 3 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
14 3 (0.53%) Tableau
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