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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 17 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing CSS 311 228 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.21% 6.97% 8.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.40% 26.89% 29.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 162 125
Average daily rate £350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £413 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.07 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%
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
1023 848 754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.99% 25.92% 26.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 544 435
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 25 15
Average hourly rate £37.00 £22.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.44% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.93 £19.36 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £42.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 179 £348 +6.92% 134
Cheshire +13 93 £388 +10.71% 44
Merseyside +13 17 £300 -14.28% 29
Lancashire -26 6 £250 -9.09% 25
Cumbria - 3 £175 -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 582 (94.79%) HTML
2 502 (81.76%) JavaScript
3 254 (41.37%) HTML5
4 237 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
5 218 (35.50%) jQuery
6 193 (31.43%) .NET
7 175 (28.50%) C#
8 170 (27.69%) CSS3
9 162 (26.38%) Git (software)
10 149 (24.27%) Java
11 147 (23.94%) MVC
12 129 (21.01%) Front End Development
13 121 (19.71%) SQL
14 120 (19.54%) XML
15 112 (18.24%) SQL Server
15 112 (18.24%) ASP.NET
16 109 (17.75%) Web Services
17 107 (17.43%) AngularJS
18 102 (16.61%) Responsive Web Design
19 95 (15.47%) Web Development
20 93 (15.15%) TDD
21 92 (14.98%) Scrum
21 92 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
22 84 (13.68%) Subversion
23 82 (13.36%) Web Design
23 82 (13.36%) PHP
24 74 (12.05%) Ajax
25 70 (11.40%) User Experience
25 70 (11.40%) E-Commerce
26 69 (11.24%) JSON

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 50 (8.14%) SharePoint
2 43 (7.00%) Node.js
3 33 (5.37%) CMS
4 20 (3.26%) WordPress
5 19 (3.09%) SharePoint 2010
5 19 (3.09%) Tomcat
6 16 (2.61%) Apache
6 16 (2.61%) JBoss
7 13 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (1.95%) Drupal
9 9 (1.47%) IIS
10 8 (1.30%) Confluence
10 8 (1.30%) WebSphere
11 7 (1.14%) EPiServer CMS
12 5 (0.81%) ATG Dynamo
13 3 (0.49%) Umbraco
13 3 (0.49%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.49%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 34 (5.54%) Photoshop
2 24 (3.91%) Adobe Illustrator
3 22 (3.58%) MS Excel
4 9 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.30%) MS Office
5 8 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.81%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.65%) InDesign
8 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
10 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.91%) Magento
2 8 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) BigMachines
3 2 (0.33%) Eloqua
3 2 (0.33%) osCommerce
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.16%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.77%) GitHub
2 7 (1.14%) SaaS
3 6 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.49%) MailChimp
4 3 (0.49%) Office 365
5 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 63 (10.26%) HTTP
2 39 (6.35%) Internet
3 26 (4.23%) Intranet
4 6 (0.98%) SMTP
5 3 (0.49%) LDAP
6 1 (0.16%) Extranet
6 1 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.19%) MySQL
3 31 (5.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 24 (3.91%) NoSQL
5 20 (3.26%) MongoDB
6 19 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.47%) SQLite
9 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (0.81%) DB2
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 3 (0.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 162 (26.38%) Git (software)
2 84 (13.68%) Subversion
3 49 (7.98%) Visual Studio
4 37 (6.03%) Jenkins
5 35 (5.70%) JIRA
6 22 (3.58%) Eclipse
6 22 (3.58%) Mercurial
7 21 (3.42%) Grunt
8 20 (3.26%) Maven
9 19 (3.09%) JUnit
10 17 (2.77%) Jasmine
11 15 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 13 (2.12%) NUnit
13 12 (1.95%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.47%) Ant
14 9 (1.47%) Bower
14 9 (1.47%) Cucumber
14 9 (1.47%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (1.47%) Protractor
14 9 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 47 (7.65%) Finance
2 18 (2.93%) Banking
3 15 (2.44%) Retail
4 10 (1.63%) Marketing
5 6 (0.98%) Publishing
6 5 (0.81%) Electronics
6 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.65%) Advertising
7 4 (0.65%) Games
8 3 (0.49%) Back Office
8 3 (0.49%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Interactive Media
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 529 (86.16%) Developer
2 102 (16.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 90 (14.66%) .NET Developer
3 90 (14.66%) JavaScript Developer
4 89 (14.50%) HTML Developer
5 74 (12.05%) Java Developer
6 71 (11.56%) HTML CSS Developer
7 62 (10.10%) Web Developer
8 58 (9.45%) C# Developer
9 48 (7.82%) Designer
10 42 (6.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 38 (6.19%) UI Developer
12 34 (5.54%) PHP Developer
13 31 (5.05%) Senior Developer
14 30 (4.89%) Digital Developer
15 27 (4.40%) Software Developer
16 21 (3.42%) Python Developer
16 21 (3.42%) UI Designer
17 20 (3.26%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
17 20 (3.26%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 582 (94.79%) HTML
2 254 (41.37%) HTML5
3 218 (35.50%) jQuery
4 193 (31.43%) .NET
5 170 (27.69%) CSS3
6 120 (19.54%) XML
7 112 (18.24%) ASP.NET
8 109 (17.75%) Web Services
9 107 (17.43%) AngularJS
10 74 (12.05%) Ajax
11 69 (11.24%) JSON
12 65 (10.59%) SOAP
13 50 (8.14%) XHTML
14 44 (7.17%) Spring
15 40 (6.51%) RESTful
16 34 (5.54%) .NET Framework
16 34 (5.54%) ASP.NET MVC
17 33 (5.37%) Backbone.js
18 30 (4.89%) J2EE
18 30 (4.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.40%) User Experience
2 31 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 26 (4.23%) Mobile App
5 19 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.77%) Visualisation
7 10 (1.63%) iPad
8 9 (1.47%) N-Tier
9 8 (1.30%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.14%) SCORM
11 6 (0.98%) Animation
11 6 (0.98%) NHS
12 5 (0.81%) Learning Management System
12 5 (0.81%) W3C
13 4 (0.65%) IPTV
13 4 (0.65%) Streaming Video
13 4 (0.65%) Video on Demand
14 3 (0.49%) New Media
14 3 (0.49%) Photography
14 3 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.07%) Linux
2 59 (9.61%) Unix
3 36 (5.86%) Mac OS X
4 30 (4.89%) Windows
5 24 (3.91%) Apple iOS
6 20 (3.26%) Android
7 9 (1.47%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.49%) CentOS
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.33%) openSUSE
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
10 1 (0.16%) webOS
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (38.60%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (23.94%) MVC
3 129 (21.01%) Front End Development
4 102 (16.61%) Responsive Web Design
5 95 (15.47%) Web Development
6 93 (15.15%) TDD
7 92 (14.98%) Continuous Integration
7 92 (14.98%) Scrum
8 82 (13.36%) Web Design
9 70 (11.40%) E-Commerce
10 57 (9.28%) Unit Testing
11 52 (8.47%) OO
12 34 (5.54%) BDD
13 29 (4.72%) ITIL
13 29 (4.72%) OOP
14 24 (3.91%) SEO
15 22 (3.58%) Software Engineering
16 17 (2.77%) Web Accessibility
17 16 (2.61%) Time Management
18 15 (2.44%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 502 (81.76%) JavaScript
2 175 (28.50%) C#
3 149 (24.27%) Java
4 121 (19.71%) SQL
5 82 (13.36%) PHP
6 53 (8.63%) Python
7 35 (5.70%) T-SQL
8 32 (5.21%) C++
8 32 (5.21%) Ruby
9 27 (4.40%) VB.NET
10 22 (3.58%) VB
11 20 (3.26%) Scala
12 18 (2.93%) XPath
13 16 (2.61%) FQL
13 16 (2.61%) PowerShell
13 16 (2.61%) VBScript
13 16 (2.61%) XAML
14 14 (2.28%) C
15 11 (1.79%) Objective-C
16 9 (1.47%) ES6
Qualifications
1 32 (5.21%) Degree
2 26 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.79%) BC Cleared
4 5 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.16%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.16%) MBA
6 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.28%) WCAG
2 10 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 9 (1.47%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.98%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (6.51%) Microsoft
2 34 (5.54%) Adobe
3 23 (3.75%) EPiServer
3 23 (3.75%) ServiceNow
4 18 (2.93%) Oracle
5 17 (2.77%) Telerik
6 13 (2.12%) Sitecore
7 9 (1.47%) ATG
8 7 (1.14%) hybris
8 7 (1.14%) IBM
9 5 (0.81%) Capita
9 5 (0.81%) Perforce
9 5 (0.81%) Zend
10 4 (0.65%) Infor
11 3 (0.49%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.49%) BEA
11 3 (0.49%) Google
11 3 (0.49%) SAP
12 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.33%) Siebel
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