The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 15 20 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +6
Contract jobs citing CSS 257 165 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.37% 6.83% 5.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.50% 26.19% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 85 95
Average daily rate £325 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 13
Average hourly rate £40.57 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.82% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +79.48%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
745 630 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.25% 26.07% 27.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 329 505
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 33
Average hourly rate £40.57 £29.96 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% +49.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £13.65 £14.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £155.70 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
CSS
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +1 158 £325 +16.07% 110
Cheshire +17 72 £350 +14.28% 47
Lancashire -16 16 £450 +60.71% 18
Merseyside +8 11 £290 +78.46% 24
Cumbria - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 458 (96.22%) HTML
2 401 (84.24%) JavaScript
3 221 (46.43%) jQuery
4 210 (44.12%) .NET
5 196 (41.18%) HTML5
6 183 (38.45%) C#
7 158 (33.19%) CSS3
8 126 (26.47%) MVC
9 113 (23.74%) TDD
10 111 (23.32%) ASP.NET
11 107 (22.48%) SQL
12 104 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
13 98 (20.59%) XML
14 95 (19.96%) Web Services
15 94 (19.75%) Ajax
16 93 (19.54%) SQL Server
17 84 (17.65%) Scrum
18 73 (15.34%) Java
19 71 (14.92%) JSON
20 57 (11.97%) PHP
21 55 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC
22 50 (10.50%) T-SQL
22 50 (10.50%) SOAP
23 48 (10.08%) XHTML
24 47 (9.87%) Web Design
25 44 (9.24%) Web Development
26 43 (9.03%) Finance
27 42 (8.82%) Visual Studio
28 41 (8.61%) MySQL
28 41 (8.61%) Microsoft

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 29 (6.09%) SharePoint
2 26 (5.46%) CMS
3 17 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (3.36%) WebSphere
5 14 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (2.31%) Node.js
6 11 (2.31%) Apache
6 11 (2.31%) WordPress
7 10 (2.10%) Drupal
8 9 (1.89%) Adobe CQ
9 8 (1.68%) SharePoint Server
9 8 (1.68%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.47%) MQSeries
10 7 (1.47%) Escenic
11 6 (1.26%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
14 2 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 33 (6.93%) Photoshop
2 16 (3.36%) MS Excel
3 15 (3.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (1.47%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.05%) OmniGraffle
6 4 (0.84%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.63%) MS Office
7 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
8 2 (0.42%) Mingle
9 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.21%) InDesign
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 14 (2.94%) Magento
2 3 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.42%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.41%) HTTP
2 9 (1.89%) Internet
3 8 (1.68%) Intranet
4 4 (0.84%) LDAP
5 3 (0.63%) SMTP
6 2 (0.42%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 41 (8.61%) MySQL
3 24 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 15 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 14 (2.94%) RavenDB
6 12 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (2.10%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.47%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.47%) Big Data
9 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 5 (1.05%) MS Access
10 5 (1.05%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.84%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.63%) DB2
12 3 (0.63%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.63%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (8.82%) Visual Studio
2 31 (6.51%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.62%) Subversion
4 18 (3.78%) Axure RP
5 14 (2.94%) Eclipse
6 12 (2.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (2.10%) ReSharper
8 8 (1.68%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.47%) JIRA
10 6 (1.26%) Dreamweaver
10 6 (1.26%) Grunt
11 5 (1.05%) RSpec
11 5 (1.05%) PHPUnit
11 5 (1.05%) Maven
11 5 (1.05%) JUnit
12 4 (0.84%) Ant
13 3 (0.63%) NUnit
13 3 (0.63%) Selenium
13 3 (0.63%) Mocha
13 3 (0.63%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 43 (9.03%) Finance
2 20 (4.20%) Games
3 11 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.10%) Retail
5 8 (1.68%) Banking
5 8 (1.68%) Marketing
6 3 (0.63%) Local Government
6 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.42%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 428 (89.92%) Developer
2 99 (20.80%) .NET Developer
3 92 (19.33%) Web Developer
4 73 (15.34%) Front-End Developer
5 39 (8.19%) Java Developer
6 36 (7.56%) C# Developer
7 32 (6.72%) Designer
8 27 (5.67%) ASP.NET Developer
9 24 (5.04%) Front-End Web Developer
10 23 (4.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 23 (4.83%) Senior Developer
11 22 (4.62%) SharePoint Developer
12 21 (4.41%) UI Developer
12 21 (4.41%) PHP Developer
13 17 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
14 16 (3.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 16 (3.36%) UI Programmer
15 13 (2.73%) Web Designer
15 13 (2.73%) Software Engineer
16 12 (2.52%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 458 (96.22%) HTML
2 221 (46.43%) jQuery
3 210 (44.12%) .NET
4 196 (41.18%) HTML5
5 158 (33.19%) CSS3
6 111 (23.32%) ASP.NET
7 98 (20.59%) XML
8 95 (19.96%) Web Services
9 94 (19.75%) Ajax
10 71 (14.92%) JSON
11 55 (11.55%) ASP.NET MVC
12 50 (10.50%) SOAP
13 48 (10.08%) XHTML
14 40 (8.40%) Spring
15 39 (8.19%) WCF
16 36 (7.56%) Sass
17 34 (7.14%) RESTful
18 32 (6.72%) .NET Framework
19 30 (6.30%) XSLT
19 30 (6.30%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.04%) Open Source
2 18 (3.78%) Computer Science
3 14 (2.94%) NHS
3 14 (2.94%) Web 2.0
4 11 (2.31%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.89%) W3C
6 6 (1.26%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.05%) Digital Media
7 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.05%) Online Banking
8 4 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
8 4 (0.84%) Social Media
8 4 (0.84%) Online Gambling
9 3 (0.63%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.42%) Blackberry
10 2 (0.42%) Taxonomies
10 2 (0.42%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.42%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 18 (3.78%) Linux
2 16 (3.36%) Windows
3 14 (2.94%) UNIX
3 14 (2.94%) Apple iOS
4 11 (2.31%) Android
5 5 (1.05%) Fedora
6 2 (0.42%) AIX
7 1 (0.21%) HPUX
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (26.47%) MVC
2 113 (23.74%) TDD
3 104 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (17.65%) Scrum
5 47 (9.87%) Web Design
6 44 (9.24%) Web Development
7 40 (8.40%) Responsive Web Design
8 38 (7.98%) E-Commerce
9 37 (7.77%) OOP
9 37 (7.77%) Pair Programming
10 36 (7.56%) OO
11 33 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (5.88%) Unit Testing
13 25 (5.25%) BDD
14 20 (4.20%) Software Engineering
15 18 (3.78%) Project Management
16 17 (3.57%) OOD
16 17 (3.57%) Requirements Management
17 16 (3.36%) Dependency Injection
18 15 (3.15%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 401 (84.24%) JavaScript
2 183 (38.45%) C#
3 107 (22.48%) SQL
4 73 (15.34%) Java
5 57 (11.97%) PHP
6 50 (10.50%) T-SQL
7 27 (5.67%) Ruby
8 21 (4.41%) XPath
9 14 (2.94%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.31%) Scala
11 9 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.68%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.47%) Python
13 7 (1.47%) Apex Code
14 6 (1.26%) VB
15 4 (0.84%) PHP5
15 4 (0.84%) C++
16 3 (0.63%) VB6
16 3 (0.63%) CoffeeScript
17 2 (0.42%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (7.98%) Degree
2 9 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.21%) PMP
4 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.94%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
1 4 (0.84%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.21%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.21%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.21%) Plesk
Vendors
1 41 (8.61%) Microsoft
2 31 (6.51%) Adobe
3 24 (5.04%) Oracle
4 15 (3.15%) JBoss
5 14 (2.94%) Twitter
6 13 (2.73%) Zend
7 7 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.26%) Telerik
8 6 (1.26%) Sitecore
8 6 (1.26%) IBM
9 4 (0.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (0.84%) Orchard
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco
9 4 (0.84%) Sun
10 2 (0.42%) Sybase
10 2 (0.42%) Mercator
10 2 (0.42%) Sony
10 2 (0.42%) Perforce
10 2 (0.42%) Vertica
11 1 (0.21%) WSO2
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 40 minutes ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £230 - £260 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago