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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 27 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 215 241 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.61% 7.99% 8.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.03% 33.33% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 150 114
Average daily rate
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£340 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
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
826 723 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.54% 23.96% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 440 418
Average daily rate £375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -12 105 £325 - 147
Cheshire +6 73 £345 +15.00% 72
Merseyside -11 21 £313 +155.10% 22
Lancashire 0 4 £294 +14.07% 37
Cumbria - 1 £160 - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 420 (95.45%) HTML
2 343 (77.95%) JavaScript
3 194 (44.09%) HTML5
4 165 (37.50%) jQuery
5 160 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (33.86%) CSS3
7 128 (29.09%) AngularJS
7 128 (29.09%) .NET
8 127 (28.86%) MVC
9 104 (23.64%) TDD
10 93 (21.14%) ASP.NET
11 89 (20.23%) Java
12 88 (20.00%) C#
13 67 (15.23%) SQL
14 65 (14.77%) SQL Server
15 64 (14.55%) Web Services
16 63 (14.32%) Scrum
16 63 (14.32%) JSON
17 62 (14.09%) PHP
18 60 (13.64%) Git (software)
19 54 (12.27%) User Experience
20 51 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
21 50 (11.36%) XML
22 49 (11.14%) SDLC
23 46 (10.45%) REST
24 43 (9.77%) Microsoft
24 43 (9.77%) Web Development
25 42 (9.55%) Ajax
25 42 (9.55%) Responsive Web Design
26 41 (9.32%) Node.js

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 41 (9.32%) Node.js
2 16 (3.64%) CMS
3 15 (3.41%) IIS
3 15 (3.41%) WordPress
4 14 (3.18%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 10 (2.27%) Umbraco
7 9 (2.05%) Apache
7 9 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 6 (1.36%) Drupal
9 6 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.68%) Confluence
12 3 (0.68%) Sitefinity
13 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.45%) LiveCycle
13 2 (0.45%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 18 (4.09%) Photoshop
2 15 (3.41%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.73%) MS Office
4 8 (1.82%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.36%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 14 (3.18%) Magento
2 13 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.23%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.82%) Amazon S3
3 8 (1.82%) Heroku
4 7 (1.59%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.23%) GitHub
5 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.77%) HTTP
2 8 (1.82%) Internet
3 2 (0.45%) Intranet
3 2 (0.45%) SMS
4 1 (0.23%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.32%) MySQL
3 17 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.18%) RDBMS
6 12 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.59%) RavenDB
9 6 (1.36%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.36%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.36%) Informix
9 6 (1.36%) MS Access
10 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.14%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.45%) DB2
12 2 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.45%) SAP Data Services
12 2 (0.45%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 60 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 40 (9.09%) Subversion
3 35 (7.95%) Visual Studio
4 29 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (5.45%) JUnit
6 19 (4.32%) Cucumber
7 14 (3.18%) Selenium
8 13 (2.95%) Ant
9 12 (2.73%) JIRA
10 11 (2.50%) Axure RP
11 9 (2.05%) Grunt
12 7 (1.59%) Visual Studio Team System
12 7 (1.59%) Mockito
12 7 (1.59%) ReSharper
13 6 (1.36%) Eclipse
13 6 (1.36%) Jenkins
13 6 (1.36%) Bower
13 6 (1.36%) gulp
14 5 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 4 (0.91%) Dreamweaver
General
1 37 (8.41%) Finance
2 15 (3.41%) Banking
3 12 (2.73%) Retail
4 10 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.82%) Local Government
5 8 (1.82%) Marketing
6 5 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.45%) Electronics
7 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Law
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 363 (82.50%) Developer
2 80 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
3 55 (12.50%) Web Developer
4 54 (12.27%) .NET Developer
5 42 (9.55%) Java Developer
6 41 (9.32%) Designer
7 40 (9.09%) JavaScript Developer
8 32 (7.27%) PHP Developer
9 27 (6.14%) Front-End Web Developer
10 16 (3.64%) UX Designer
10 16 (3.64%) C# Developer
10 16 (3.64%) ASP.NET Developer
11 15 (3.41%) UI Developer
11 15 (3.41%) UI Programmer
12 14 (3.18%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.18%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 14 (3.18%) Architect
13 11 (2.50%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.50%) UI Designer
13 11 (2.50%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 420 (95.45%) HTML
2 194 (44.09%) HTML5
3 165 (37.50%) jQuery
4 149 (33.86%) CSS3
5 128 (29.09%) .NET
5 128 (29.09%) AngularJS
6 93 (21.14%) ASP.NET
7 64 (14.55%) Web Services
8 63 (14.32%) JSON
9 51 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC
10 50 (11.36%) XML
11 46 (10.45%) REST
12 42 (9.55%) Ajax
13 38 (8.64%) J2EE
14 33 (7.50%) Spring
15 32 (7.27%) RESTful
15 32 (7.27%) Backbone.js
16 29 (6.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 27 (6.14%) XHTML
18 24 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.27%) User Experience
2 22 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 19 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.73%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.27%) NHS
6 9 (2.05%) Statistics
7 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.91%) Social Media
8 4 (0.91%) Online Banking
8 4 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.68%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.68%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.68%) Web 2.0
9 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.68%) Social Network
10 2 (0.45%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.45%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (0.45%) DTV
10 2 (0.45%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 28 (6.36%) Android
2 22 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 22 (5.00%) Windows
3 17 (3.86%) Linux
4 4 (0.91%) AIX
4 4 (0.91%) Solaris
4 4 (0.91%) UNIX
4 4 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.45%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (28.86%) MVC
3 104 (23.64%) TDD
4 63 (14.32%) Scrum
5 49 (11.14%) SDLC
6 43 (9.77%) Web Development
7 42 (9.55%) Responsive Web Design
8 39 (8.86%) E-Commerce
9 37 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (7.73%) OOP
10 34 (7.73%) OO
11 31 (7.05%) BDD
12 30 (6.82%) Unit Testing
13 22 (5.00%) Android Development
14 20 (4.55%) Waterfall
14 20 (4.55%) Web Design
15 19 (4.32%) Open Source
15 19 (4.32%) Software Engineering
16 18 (4.09%) iOS Development
16 18 (4.09%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 343 (77.95%) JavaScript
2 89 (20.23%) Java
3 88 (20.00%) C#
4 67 (15.23%) SQL
5 62 (14.09%) PHP
6 21 (4.77%) TypeScript
7 20 (4.55%) Ruby
8 13 (2.95%) Python
9 10 (2.27%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.27%) VB
10 9 (2.05%) Objective-C
11 7 (1.59%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.59%) VBScript
11 7 (1.59%) C++
12 6 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.91%) Perl
13 4 (0.91%) XPath
14 2 (0.45%) PHP5
14 2 (0.45%) Scala
14 2 (0.45%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 36 (8.18%) Degree
2 18 (4.09%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.73%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.68%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) HL7
System Software
1 7 (1.59%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (1.14%) Capistrano
2 1 (0.23%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.23%) Oozie
2 1 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (9.77%) Microsoft
2 15 (3.41%) Oracle
3 11 (2.50%) Twitter
4 10 (2.27%) IBM
4 10 (2.27%) Google
5 8 (1.82%) Citrix
6 7 (1.59%) Adobe
6 7 (1.59%) hybris
7 6 (1.36%) HP
7 6 (1.36%) Zend
8 5 (1.14%) New Relic
9 4 (0.91%) Sitecore
9 4 (0.91%) Facebook
9 4 (0.91%) Perforce
9 4 (0.91%) BMC
9 4 (0.91%) SAP
9 4 (0.91%) Sun
10 2 (0.45%) Kony
11 1 (0.23%) Apigee
11 1 (0.23%) Actian
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Rate: £300 - £315 per day
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Progressive Recruitment
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