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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 17 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 253 205 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.79% 7.44% 7.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.39% 25.82% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 118 153
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £382 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 9
Average hourly rate £33.25 £35.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +36.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.88 £20.75 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.57 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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
806 794 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.82% 28.82% 30.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 423 526
Average daily rate £330 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 31 29
Average hourly rate £34.00 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £17.60 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +4 171 £330 +5.60% 190
Cheshire -5 42 £335 +11.66% 72
Lancashire -15 19 £325 +38.29% 23
Merseyside -2 13 £190 -35.59% 27
Cumbria - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 463 (95.46%) HTML
2 350 (72.16%) JavaScript
3 199 (41.03%) jQuery
4 187 (38.56%) .NET
5 181 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
6 174 (35.88%) HTML5
7 167 (34.43%) C#
8 133 (27.42%) CSS3
9 130 (26.80%) MVC
10 119 (24.54%) ASP.NET
11 103 (21.24%) PHP
12 99 (20.41%) XML
13 95 (19.59%) TDD
14 93 (19.18%) SQL Server
15 83 (17.11%) SQL
16 80 (16.49%) Web Services
17 69 (14.23%) XHTML
17 69 (14.23%) Ajax
18 68 (14.02%) Web Development
19 65 (13.40%) MySQL
20 63 (12.99%) OO
21 61 (12.58%) Java
21 61 (12.58%) Scrum
22 53 (10.93%) E-Commerce
23 52 (10.72%) Linux
24 50 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC
25 47 (9.69%) CMS
26 46 (9.48%) OOP
27 45 (9.28%) Web Design
27 45 (9.28%) Git (software)

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 47 (9.69%) CMS
2 38 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 25 (5.15%) Apache
4 20 (4.12%) IIS
5 17 (3.51%) Drupal
5 17 (3.51%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.68%) Node.js
8 12 (2.47%) Umbraco
9 9 (1.86%) WordPress
10 6 (1.24%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.82%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.62%) Orchard CMS
12 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.41%) Liferay
13 2 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 37 (7.63%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 11 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (1.86%) MS Excel
5 6 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.82%) Fireworks
7 3 (0.62%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.51%) Magento
2 5 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.82%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.41%) Office 365
2 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.27%) Internet
2 5 (1.03%) HTTP
2 5 (1.03%) Intranet
3 2 (0.41%) FTP
4 1 (0.21%) ATM
4 1 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 65 (13.40%) MySQL
3 33 (6.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (2.27%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.24%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.82%) SQLite
11 4 (0.82%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.62%) Redis
12 3 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
14 1 (0.21%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 45 (9.28%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.66%) Visual Studio
3 30 (6.19%) Subversion
4 23 (4.74%) Dreamweaver
5 18 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (2.27%) NUnit
7 10 (2.06%) Axure RP
8 9 (1.86%) Mercurial
8 9 (1.86%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.86%) JIRA
9 6 (1.24%) TeamCity
9 6 (1.24%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.03%) Behat
10 5 (1.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 5 (1.03%) JUnit
10 5 (1.03%) Grunt
10 5 (1.03%) Bower
10 5 (1.03%) CasperJS
11 4 (0.82%) PhantomJS
12 3 (0.62%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (4.54%) Finance
2 15 (3.09%) Retail
3 12 (2.47%) Marketing
4 10 (2.06%) Banking
5 6 (1.24%) Games
6 5 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.41%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) German Language
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 394 (81.24%) Developer
2 90 (18.56%) Front-End Developer
3 64 (13.20%) .NET Developer
4 59 (12.16%) Web Developer
5 38 (7.84%) PHP Developer
6 30 (6.19%) Designer
7 29 (5.98%) Front-End Web Developer
7 29 (5.98%) Java Developer
8 24 (4.95%) UI Developer
9 23 (4.74%) SharePoint Developer
10 22 (4.54%) C# Developer
10 22 (4.54%) Senior Developer
11 21 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 21 (4.33%) UI Programmer
12 15 (3.09%) UI Designer
12 15 (3.09%) Analyst
12 15 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
13 14 (2.89%) C# .NET Developer
14 13 (2.68%) Magento Developer
15 12 (2.47%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 463 (95.46%) HTML
2 199 (41.03%) jQuery
3 187 (38.56%) .NET
4 174 (35.88%) HTML5
5 133 (27.42%) CSS3
6 119 (24.54%) ASP.NET
7 99 (20.41%) XML
8 80 (16.49%) Web Services
9 69 (14.23%) XHTML
9 69 (14.23%) Ajax
10 50 (10.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 42 (8.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 40 (8.25%) .NET Framework
12 40 (8.25%) XSLT
13 39 (8.04%) JSON
14 38 (7.84%) WCF
15 29 (5.98%) Sass
16 27 (5.57%) AngularJS
17 26 (5.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 23 (4.74%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (8.87%) User Experience
2 29 (5.98%) Open Source
3 28 (5.77%) Mobile App
4 26 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (4.12%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.89%) NHS
7 10 (2.06%) Web 2.0
8 9 (1.86%) IPTV
8 9 (1.86%) Animation
9 7 (1.44%) Social Media
10 6 (1.24%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.03%) W3C
11 5 (1.03%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.82%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.82%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.82%) Copywriting
12 4 (0.82%) Blog
13 3 (0.62%) New Media
13 3 (0.62%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.72%) Linux
2 33 (6.80%) Windows
3 19 (3.92%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.51%) UNIX
5 14 (2.89%) Android
6 13 (2.68%) Mac OS X
7 9 (1.86%) AIX
7 9 (1.86%) Windows Phone
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Debian
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (37.32%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (26.80%) MVC
3 95 (19.59%) TDD
4 68 (14.02%) Web Development
5 63 (12.99%) OO
6 61 (12.58%) Scrum
7 53 (10.93%) E-Commerce
8 46 (9.48%) OOP
9 45 (9.28%) Web Design
10 42 (8.66%) Responsive Web Design
11 25 (5.15%) Unit Testing
12 22 (4.54%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (4.12%) Content Management
14 18 (3.71%) BDD
15 15 (3.09%) iOS Development
15 15 (3.09%) Software Engineering
16 14 (2.89%) SEO
16 14 (2.89%) SOA
17 13 (2.68%) User Stories
17 13 (2.68%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 350 (72.16%) JavaScript
2 167 (34.43%) C#
3 103 (21.24%) PHP
4 83 (17.11%) SQL
5 61 (12.58%) Java
6 35 (7.22%) Python
7 28 (5.77%) T-SQL
8 26 (5.36%) Ruby
9 19 (3.92%) XPath
10 18 (3.71%) C++
10 18 (3.71%) Scala
11 10 (2.06%) PHP5
12 9 (1.86%) Perl
13 8 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.44%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.03%) VB
15 5 (1.03%) C
16 4 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.82%) Objective-C
17 1 (0.21%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 20 (4.12%) Degree
2 3 (0.62%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.44%) HL7
2 3 (0.62%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (0.41%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.41%) Puppet
1 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 37 (7.63%) Adobe
2 26 (5.36%) Microsoft
3 19 (3.92%) Twitter
4 13 (2.68%) Zend
5 12 (2.47%) Oracle
6 9 (1.86%) Orchard
6 9 (1.86%) Sun
6 9 (1.86%) HP
6 9 (1.86%) BMC
6 9 (1.86%) Facebook
7 8 (1.65%) Google
8 4 (0.82%) Coremetrics
8 4 (0.82%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.82%) Kony
8 4 (0.82%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.82%) Sencha
8 4 (0.82%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.62%) IBM
10 2 (0.41%) SAP
11 1 (0.21%) Atlassian
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