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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 29 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing CSS 223 259 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.71% 8.30% 6.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.92% 34.26% 25.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 161 84
Average daily rate
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£330 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +102.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -8.57%
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
895 756 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 24.23% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 443 334
Average daily rate £363 £350 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 32
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £45.00 £145.42
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 1 May 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 1 May 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 -7 121 £325 - 161
Cheshire +1 80 £388 +10.71% 74
Merseyside -15 7 £263 -9.48% 30
Lancashire -8 4 £314 -30.27% 43
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 424 (94.85%) HTML
2 341 (76.29%) JavaScript
3 178 (39.82%) jQuery
4 168 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
5 167 (37.36%) HTML5
6 138 (30.87%) .NET
7 136 (30.43%) CSS3
8 131 (29.31%) MVC
9 120 (26.85%) C#
10 95 (21.25%) TDD
11 93 (20.81%) ASP.NET
12 87 (19.46%) SQL Server
13 84 (18.79%) Java
14 83 (18.57%) SQL
15 80 (17.90%) AngularJS
16 70 (15.66%) XML
17 63 (14.09%) JSON
17 63 (14.09%) Web Services
18 58 (12.98%) Visual Studio
19 57 (12.75%) Git (software)
20 55 (12.30%) PHP
21 50 (11.19%) Scrum
22 48 (10.74%) User Experience
23 47 (10.51%) OO
24 46 (10.29%) Web Development
25 45 (10.07%) RESTful
25 45 (10.07%) Microsoft
26 44 (9.84%) OOP
26 44 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
27 42 (9.40%) Degree

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (4.92%) CMS
1 22 (4.92%) Node.js
2 19 (4.25%) Umbraco
3 16 (3.58%) WordPress
4 15 (3.36%) Apache
5 11 (2.46%) WebSphere
6 9 (2.01%) Drupal
7 8 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.57%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (1.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (1.34%) Confluence
9 6 (1.34%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.89%) Sitefinity
11 4 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.67%) IIS
12 3 (0.67%) ColdFusion
12 3 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.67%) Orchard CMS
13 2 (0.45%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 28 (6.26%) Photoshop
2 14 (3.13%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (2.68%) MS Excel
4 11 (2.46%) Fireworks
5 6 (1.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.22%) InDesign
6 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) MS Office
6 1 (0.22%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (2.91%) Magento
2 5 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.68%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (2.68%) Amazon S3
2 12 (2.68%) Heroku
3 11 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.45%) Veeva
4 2 (0.45%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.92%) HTTP
2 12 (2.68%) Internet
3 5 (1.12%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (19.46%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.38%) MySQL
3 20 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (4.25%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.91%) RDBMS
5 13 (2.91%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.68%) RavenDB
7 10 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.57%) Informix
10 6 (1.34%) MS Access
11 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.89%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.67%) Couchbase
13 2 (0.45%) CouchDB
13 2 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 58 (12.98%) Visual Studio
2 57 (12.75%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.94%) Subversion
4 24 (5.37%) JUnit
5 17 (3.80%) Axure RP
6 15 (3.36%) Cucumber
7 13 (2.91%) Selenium
8 12 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.68%) Dreamweaver
8 12 (2.68%) JIRA
9 9 (2.01%) Jenkins
9 9 (2.01%) Hudson
10 8 (1.79%) Mockito
10 8 (1.79%) Ant
10 8 (1.79%) ReSharper
11 7 (1.57%) Maven
11 7 (1.57%) Grunt
12 5 (1.12%) Bower
13 4 (0.89%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 42 (9.40%) Finance
2 20 (4.47%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.24%) Banking
4 9 (2.01%) Retail
5 8 (1.79%) Local Government
6 7 (1.57%) Marketing
7 4 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.45%) Electronics
8 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.45%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 364 (81.43%) Developer
2 70 (15.66%) .NET Developer
3 61 (13.65%) Front-End Developer
4 58 (12.98%) Web Developer
5 46 (10.29%) Designer
6 43 (9.62%) Java Developer
7 30 (6.71%) C# Developer
8 29 (6.49%) PHP Developer
9 27 (6.04%) ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 23 (5.15%) Senior Developer
12 22 (4.92%) JavaScript Developer
13 20 (4.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 19 (4.25%) UI Designer
14 19 (4.25%) UX Designer
15 18 (4.03%) Architect
16 17 (3.80%) Front-End Web Developer
17 16 (3.58%) Python Developer
18 15 (3.36%) UI Programmer
18 15 (3.36%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 424 (94.85%) HTML
2 178 (39.82%) jQuery
3 167 (37.36%) HTML5
4 138 (30.87%) .NET
5 136 (30.43%) CSS3
6 93 (20.81%) ASP.NET
7 80 (17.90%) AngularJS
8 70 (15.66%) XML
9 63 (14.09%) JSON
9 63 (14.09%) Web Services
10 45 (10.07%) RESTful
11 44 (9.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 41 (9.17%) Ajax
13 39 (8.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 37 (8.28%) REST
15 34 (7.61%) Spring
16 30 (6.71%) .NET Framework
17 28 (6.26%) J2EE
18 27 (6.04%) Entity Framework
19 26 (5.82%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.74%) User Experience
2 22 (4.92%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.70%) Open Source
4 18 (4.03%) Mobile App
5 15 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.91%) Statistics
7 8 (1.79%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.34%) W3C
10 5 (1.12%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.12%) Graphic Design
10 5 (1.12%) NHS
10 5 (1.12%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.12%) Visualisation
11 4 (0.89%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.89%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.67%) Blog
12 3 (0.67%) Social Network
12 3 (0.67%) iPad
12 3 (0.67%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (4.70%) UNIX
2 19 (4.25%) Android
3 18 (4.03%) Linux
3 18 (4.03%) Apple iOS
4 14 (3.13%) Windows
5 4 (0.89%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.89%) AIX
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.45%) Windows CE
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (37.58%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (29.31%) MVC
3 95 (21.25%) TDD
4 50 (11.19%) Scrum
5 47 (10.51%) OO
6 46 (10.29%) Web Development
7 44 (9.84%) OOP
8 42 (9.40%) Responsive Web Design
9 37 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (7.61%) Unit Testing
11 32 (7.16%) E-Commerce
12 31 (6.94%) Web Design
13 29 (6.49%) BDD
14 25 (5.59%) Software Engineering
15 19 (4.25%) SOA
16 16 (3.58%) iOS Development
17 14 (3.13%) Kanban
17 14 (3.13%) Integration Testing
17 14 (3.13%) Mentoring
18 13 (2.91%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 341 (76.29%) JavaScript
2 120 (26.85%) C#
3 84 (18.79%) Java
4 83 (18.57%) SQL
5 55 (12.30%) PHP
6 32 (7.16%) Ruby
7 25 (5.59%) Python
8 16 (3.58%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.68%) PL/SQL
10 10 (2.24%) C++
11 8 (1.79%) Scala
11 8 (1.79%) XQuery
11 8 (1.79%) VBScript
11 8 (1.79%) XPath
12 7 (1.57%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.34%) VB
13 6 (1.34%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.12%) PHP5
15 4 (0.89%) Perl
16 3 (0.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 42 (9.40%) Degree
2 10 (2.24%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.34%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.22%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.59%) Oracle
3 11 (2.46%) Twitter
4 9 (2.01%) IBM
5 8 (1.79%) Citrix
6 7 (1.57%) HP
6 7 (1.57%) Adobe
6 7 (1.57%) hybris
7 6 (1.34%) Zend
8 4 (0.89%) Facebook
8 4 (0.89%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.89%) Sun
8 4 (0.89%) BMC
8 4 (0.89%) Google
9 3 (0.67%) Perforce
9 3 (0.67%) SAP
10 2 (0.45%) Tableau
10 2 (0.45%) Kony
10 2 (0.45%) Compuware
10 2 (0.45%) Apple
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