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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 17 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing CSS 233 230 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.34% 7.73% 6.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.23% 25.81% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 135 133
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.85 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +31.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.92 £19.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £46.77 £41.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £29.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+16.94% +1.72%
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
797 891 1094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.10% 29.94% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 477 591
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 36
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 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 +4 154 £325 +8.33% 120
Cheshire -7 41 £300 -1.63% 55
Lancashire -24 20 £300 +9.09% 19
Merseyside +6 13 £98 -67.50% 37
Cumbria - - - - 2
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England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 454 (95.58%) HTML
2 350 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 200 (42.11%) jQuery
4 198 (41.68%) .NET
5 195 (41.05%) C#
6 174 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
7 165 (34.74%) HTML5
8 123 (25.89%) ASP.NET
9 122 (25.68%) MVC
10 118 (24.84%) CSS3
11 99 (20.84%) XML
12 93 (19.58%) SQL Server
13 92 (19.37%) TDD
14 84 (17.68%) PHP
14 84 (17.68%) SQL
15 72 (15.16%) Web Services
16 64 (13.47%) MySQL
17 60 (12.63%) Ajax
17 60 (12.63%) Web Development
18 55 (11.58%) Scrum
19 54 (11.37%) XHTML
20 53 (11.16%) Linux
20 53 (11.16%) Java
21 51 (10.74%) OO
21 51 (10.74%) E-Commerce
22 45 (9.47%) OOP
22 45 (9.47%) Visual Studio
22 45 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
23 44 (9.26%) WCF
23 44 (9.26%) CMS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 44 (9.26%) CMS
2 41 (8.63%) SharePoint
3 23 (4.84%) Apache
4 22 (4.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 15 (3.16%) Drupal
7 13 (2.74%) IIS
8 11 (2.32%) Umbraco
9 8 (1.68%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.47%) WordPress
11 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
11 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 5 (1.05%) MQSeries
12 5 (1.05%) Escenic
12 5 (1.05%) Node.js
12 5 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
13 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.63%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (7.16%) Photoshop
2 13 (2.74%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (1.47%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.05%) Fireworks
4 5 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.05%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.42%) MS Office
5 2 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.21%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 14 (2.95%) Magento
2 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.42%) Office 365
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.11%) HTTP
2 9 (1.89%) Internet
3 6 (1.26%) Intranet
4 2 (0.42%) FTP
5 1 (0.21%) ATM
5 1 (0.21%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.58%) SQL Server
2 64 (13.47%) MySQL
3 28 (5.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.58%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.16%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.11%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.05%) Big Data
10 5 (1.05%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.05%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.84%) MS Access
11 4 (0.84%) RavenDB
12 3 (0.63%) Redis
12 3 (0.63%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.42%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 45 (9.47%) Visual Studio
2 34 (7.16%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.68%) Subversion
4 23 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (4.21%) Dreamweaver
6 10 (2.11%) NUnit
6 10 (2.11%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.68%) Mercurial
8 7 (1.47%) JIRA
9 6 (1.26%) Axure RP
10 5 (1.05%) JUnit
11 4 (0.84%) Behat
12 3 (0.63%) ReSharper
12 3 (0.63%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.42%) Ant
13 2 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
14 1 (0.21%) Gradle
14 1 (0.21%) Grunt
14 1 (0.21%) T4 Templates
14 1 (0.21%) LLBLGen Pro
General
1 29 (6.11%) Finance
2 12 (2.53%) Games
3 11 (2.32%) Marketing
4 10 (2.11%) Retail
5 9 (1.89%) Banking
6 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.84%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.42%) Publishing
9 1 (0.21%) Advertising
9 1 (0.21%) Law
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 407 (85.68%) Developer
2 89 (18.74%) Front-End Developer
3 70 (14.74%) .NET Developer
4 64 (13.47%) Web Developer
5 35 (7.37%) PHP Developer
6 32 (6.74%) SharePoint Developer
7 31 (6.53%) Front-End Web Developer
8 29 (6.11%) JavaScript Developer
9 27 (5.68%) Java Developer
10 26 (5.47%) UI Developer
11 25 (5.26%) Designer
12 24 (5.05%) UI Programmer
12 24 (5.05%) C# Developer
13 17 (3.58%) Analyst
14 16 (3.37%) C# .NET Developer
15 15 (3.16%) Python Developer
16 14 (2.95%) Senior Developer
17 13 (2.74%) ASP.NET Developer
17 13 (2.74%) UI Designer
18 12 (2.53%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (95.58%) HTML
2 200 (42.11%) jQuery
3 198 (41.68%) .NET
4 165 (34.74%) HTML5
5 123 (25.89%) ASP.NET
6 118 (24.84%) CSS3
7 99 (20.84%) XML
8 72 (15.16%) Web Services
9 60 (12.63%) Ajax
10 54 (11.37%) XHTML
11 45 (9.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (9.26%) WCF
13 43 (9.05%) .NET Framework
14 38 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 35 (7.37%) JSON
16 30 (6.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 29 (6.11%) XSLT
18 21 (4.42%) AngularJS
19 20 (4.21%) KnockoutJS
20 19 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.58%) User Experience
2 19 (4.00%) Open Source
3 18 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (3.37%) Mobile App
5 14 (2.95%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.89%) IPTV
6 9 (1.89%) Animation
6 9 (1.89%) Social Media
7 5 (1.05%) Web 2.0
8 4 (0.84%) Online Gambling
8 4 (0.84%) NHS
8 4 (0.84%) W3C
8 4 (0.84%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.84%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.63%) New Media
9 3 (0.63%) Telematics
9 3 (0.63%) Copywriting
9 3 (0.63%) Blog
10 2 (0.42%) iPhone
10 2 (0.42%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 53 (11.16%) Linux
2 22 (4.63%) Windows
3 18 (3.79%) UNIX
4 12 (2.53%) Mac OS X
5 9 (1.89%) AIX
5 9 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.68%) Android
7 2 (0.42%) Fedora
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (36.63%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (25.68%) MVC
3 92 (19.37%) TDD
4 60 (12.63%) Web Development
5 55 (11.58%) Scrum
6 51 (10.74%) OO
6 51 (10.74%) E-Commerce
7 45 (9.47%) OOP
8 32 (6.74%) Responsive Web Design
9 30 (6.32%) Web Design
10 27 (5.68%) Unit Testing
11 18 (3.79%) BDD
12 17 (3.58%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (3.58%) Software Engineering
13 15 (3.16%) SEO
13 15 (3.16%) OO PHP
14 13 (2.74%) User Stories
15 12 (2.53%) Content Management
16 11 (2.32%) RUP
17 10 (2.11%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 350 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 195 (41.05%) C#
3 84 (17.68%) PHP
3 84 (17.68%) SQL
4 53 (11.16%) Java
5 32 (6.74%) Python
6 25 (5.26%) T-SQL
7 19 (4.00%) Scala
8 17 (3.58%) C++
9 13 (2.74%) Ruby
10 12 (2.53%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.32%) PHP5
12 9 (1.89%) Perl
13 8 (1.68%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.47%) VB
15 5 (1.05%) XPath
15 5 (1.05%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.05%) C
16 2 (0.42%) VB6
16 2 (0.42%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 16 (3.37%) Degree
2 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.47%) HL7
2 5 (1.05%) QA
3 4 (0.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Vendors
1 34 (7.16%) Adobe
2 21 (4.42%) Oracle
3 20 (4.21%) Twitter
4 16 (3.37%) Microsoft
5 12 (2.53%) Zend
6 9 (1.89%) Orchard
6 9 (1.89%) Sun
6 9 (1.89%) HP
6 9 (1.89%) BMC
7 8 (1.68%) JBoss
7 8 (1.68%) Facebook
8 5 (1.05%) Google
9 4 (0.84%) Telerik
9 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.84%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.84%) Sencha
10 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.63%) Coremetrics
11 2 (0.42%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.21%) Appcelerator
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