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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 22 15 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 291 250 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.62% 8.00% 8.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.22% 30.64% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 149 135
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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
1069 816 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.32% 26.11% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 478 454
Average daily rate £390 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 13 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £30.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 September 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 September 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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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 -10 125 £325 - 135
Cheshire +13 87 £400 +23.07% 80
Lancashire +4 35 £410 +36.66% 43
Merseyside +4 25 £313 +220.51% 23
Cumbria - 2 £230 - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 458 (94.24%) HTML
2 391 (80.45%) JavaScript
3 215 (44.24%) HTML5
4 185 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
5 178 (36.63%) jQuery
6 154 (31.69%) CSS3
7 151 (31.07%) .NET
8 135 (27.78%) AngularJS
9 126 (25.93%) Java
10 125 (25.72%) MVC
11 112 (23.05%) TDD
11 112 (23.05%) C#
12 102 (20.99%) ASP.NET
13 100 (20.58%) Git (software)
14 95 (19.55%) SQL
15 75 (15.43%) Web Services
16 71 (14.61%) PHP
17 70 (14.40%) SQL Server
17 70 (14.40%) Scrum
18 58 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
19 54 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
19 54 (11.11%) User Experience
20 53 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
21 52 (10.70%) Subversion
22 50 (10.29%) E-Commerce
23 49 (10.08%) XML
23 49 (10.08%) JSON
24 47 (9.67%) XHTML
24 47 (9.67%) Microsoft
25 46 (9.47%) Linux

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 42 (8.64%) Node.js
2 29 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 18 (3.70%) IIS
4 17 (3.50%) CMS
5 16 (3.29%) WordPress
5 16 (3.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (2.26%) WebSphere
7 11 (2.26%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.85%) Apache
8 9 (1.85%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.44%) Drupal
10 4 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.82%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 3 (0.62%) Sitefinity
12 2 (0.41%) JBoss
12 2 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.41%) LiveCycle
13 1 (0.21%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 17 (3.50%) Photoshop
1 17 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 16 (3.29%) MS Office
3 6 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.62%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) InDesign
6 1 (0.21%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.32%) Magento
2 19 (3.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.41%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.21%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.85%) Google Analytics
2 8 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.03%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.03%) Heroku
4 4 (0.82%) GitHub
5 3 (0.62%) MailChimp
6 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.41%) SaaS
7 1 (0.21%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.97%) HTTP
2 20 (4.12%) Internet
3 5 (1.03%) Intranet
4 4 (0.82%) SMTP
5 2 (0.41%) SMS
6 1 (0.21%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.82%) MySQL
3 26 (5.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.91%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (2.88%) NoSQL
7 13 (2.67%) MongoDB
8 12 (2.47%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (1.23%) SQLite
12 5 (1.03%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (0.82%) RavenDB
13 4 (0.82%) DB2
13 4 (0.82%) Informix
14 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
14 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
14 2 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 100 (20.58%) Git (software)
2 52 (10.70%) Subversion
3 44 (9.05%) Visual Studio
4 35 (7.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (6.58%) Jenkins
6 27 (5.56%) JUnit
7 23 (4.73%) Eclipse
8 18 (3.70%) Grunt
9 16 (3.29%) Cucumber
10 15 (3.09%) JIRA
11 14 (2.88%) Ant
11 14 (2.88%) Bower
12 13 (2.67%) Maven
12 13 (2.67%) Jasmine
13 10 (2.06%) Selenium
13 10 (2.06%) Karma Test Runner
14 8 (1.65%) Sublime Text
14 8 (1.65%) GitLab
14 8 (1.65%) Axure RP
15 7 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (6.58%) Finance
2 18 (3.70%) Banking
3 13 (2.67%) Retail
4 7 (1.44%) Legal
4 7 (1.44%) Marketing
5 5 (1.03%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.03%) Local Government
5 5 (1.03%) Advertising
6 2 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.21%) Publishing
7 1 (0.21%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.21%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.21%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 421 (86.63%) Developer
2 94 (19.34%) Front-End Developer
3 56 (11.52%) Java Developer
4 52 (10.70%) .NET Developer
4 52 (10.70%) Web Developer
5 36 (7.41%) JavaScript Developer
5 36 (7.41%) Designer
6 27 (5.56%) PHP Developer
7 25 (5.14%) Front-End Web Developer
8 20 (4.12%) UI Programmer
8 20 (4.12%) UI Developer
9 18 (3.70%) Senior Developer
10 17 (3.50%) ASP.NET Developer
10 17 (3.50%) CRM Developer
11 15 (3.09%) C# Developer
11 15 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 14 (2.88%) Python Developer
12 14 (2.88%) UX Designer
13 13 (2.67%) Microsoft Developer
14 12 (2.47%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (94.24%) HTML
2 215 (44.24%) HTML5
3 178 (36.63%) jQuery
4 154 (31.69%) CSS3
5 151 (31.07%) .NET
6 135 (27.78%) AngularJS
7 102 (20.99%) ASP.NET
8 75 (15.43%) Web Services
9 53 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
10 49 (10.08%) JSON
10 49 (10.08%) XML
11 47 (9.67%) XHTML
12 45 (9.26%) REST
13 44 (9.05%) J2EE
14 43 (8.85%) Ajax
15 41 (8.44%) Spring
16 31 (6.38%) Backbone.js
17 30 (6.17%) SOAP
18 26 (5.35%) RESTful
19 23 (4.73%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 54 (11.11%) User Experience
2 33 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.65%) NHS
6 7 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (1.03%) Statistics
9 4 (0.82%) Social Network
9 4 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.82%) Social Media
10 3 (0.62%) Web 2.0
11 2 (0.41%) Inversion of Control
11 2 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.41%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.41%) W3C
12 1 (0.21%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.21%) E-Learning
12 1 (0.21%) Tandem
12 1 (0.21%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.47%) Linux
2 32 (6.58%) UNIX
3 29 (5.97%) Android
4 28 (5.76%) Windows
5 25 (5.14%) Apple iOS
6 16 (3.29%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.03%) Solaris
8 4 (0.82%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.62%) AIX
10 2 (0.41%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (38.07%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (25.72%) MVC
3 112 (23.05%) TDD
4 70 (14.40%) Scrum
5 58 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 50 (10.29%) E-Commerce
8 42 (8.64%) Web Development
8 42 (8.64%) SDLC
9 33 (6.79%) OO
10 30 (6.17%) BDD
11 29 (5.97%) OOP
11 29 (5.97%) Web Design
12 28 (5.76%) Unit Testing
13 24 (4.94%) CRM
14 21 (4.32%) Waterfall
14 21 (4.32%) Android Development
15 19 (3.91%) iOS Development
15 19 (3.91%) Pair Programming
16 18 (3.70%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 391 (80.45%) JavaScript
2 126 (25.93%) Java
3 112 (23.05%) C#
4 95 (19.55%) SQL
5 71 (14.61%) PHP
6 31 (6.38%) Python
7 25 (5.14%) Ruby
8 23 (4.73%) C++
9 21 (4.32%) TypeScript
10 15 (3.09%) VB
11 12 (2.47%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 10 (2.06%) Objective-C
13 10 (2.06%) FQL
14 9 (1.85%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.23%) C
15 6 (1.23%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.03%) VBScript
17 4 (0.82%) VBA
18 3 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 28 (5.76%) Degree
2 22 (4.53%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.65%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 9 (1.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.82%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.44%) Puppet
2 5 (1.03%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.21%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.21%) Oozie
3 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.50%) Oracle
3 12 (2.47%) Google
4 9 (1.85%) Twitter
5 8 (1.65%) IBM
6 7 (1.44%) Adobe
7 5 (1.03%) SAP
7 5 (1.03%) HP
7 5 (1.03%) Citrix
7 5 (1.03%) Zend
7 5 (1.03%) hybris
7 5 (1.03%) New Relic
8 4 (0.82%) Facebook
8 4 (0.82%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.82%) Perforce
9 3 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.62%) BMC
9 3 (0.62%) Sun
9 3 (0.62%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.41%) Eloqua
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