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 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 19 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 233 217 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.20% 7.38% 6.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.53% 25.03% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 122 133
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 £229 £240 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.35 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.36% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £11.61 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £45.50 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +21.92%
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
789 867 1071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.40% 29.47% 32.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 470 581
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 20 33
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £17.69 £14.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 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 30 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 +4 156 £325 +4.83% 145
Cheshire -6 42 £313 +0.80% 68
Lancashire -21 19 £320 +16.36% 30
Merseyside -2 11 £142 -53.60% 38
Cumbria - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 442 (95.88%) HTML
2 333 (72.23%) JavaScript
3 195 (42.30%) jQuery
4 189 (41.00%) .NET
5 183 (39.70%) C#
6 166 (36.01%) HTML5
7 164 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
8 124 (26.90%) ASP.NET
9 121 (26.25%) MVC
10 116 (25.16%) CSS3
11 92 (19.96%) SQL Server
11 92 (19.96%) PHP
12 90 (19.52%) XML
13 88 (19.09%) TDD
14 82 (17.79%) SQL
15 66 (14.32%) Web Services
16 64 (13.88%) Web Development
17 61 (13.23%) MySQL
18 58 (12.58%) OO
18 58 (12.58%) Ajax
19 54 (11.71%) E-Commerce
19 54 (11.71%) Java
20 53 (11.50%) XHTML
21 50 (10.85%) Linux
22 48 (10.41%) Scrum
22 48 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC
23 47 (10.20%) CMS
24 45 (9.76%) OOP
25 40 (8.68%) WCF
25 40 (8.68%) Twitter Bootstrap

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 47 (10.20%) CMS
2 37 (8.03%) SharePoint
3 22 (4.77%) Apache
4 18 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (3.47%) Drupal
6 15 (3.25%) IIS
7 14 (3.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (2.60%) Umbraco
9 7 (1.52%) WordPress
9 7 (1.52%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.30%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.30%) Node.js
11 5 (1.08%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.87%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.87%) Escenic
13 3 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.65%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 33 (7.16%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (1.30%) InfoPath
4 6 (1.30%) MS Excel
5 5 (1.08%) Fireworks
5 5 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) MS Office
6 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 16 (3.47%) Magento
2 5 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.87%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.43%) Office 365
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.39%) Internet
2 6 (1.30%) HTTP
3 5 (1.08%) Intranet
4 2 (0.43%) FTP
5 1 (0.22%) ATM
5 1 (0.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (19.96%) SQL Server
2 61 (13.23%) MySQL
3 26 (5.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.25%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.04%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.17%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.08%) Big Data
10 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.08%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.87%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.87%) MS Access
12 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.65%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.65%) Redis
13 2 (0.43%) RavenDB
13 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 39 (8.46%) Visual Studio
2 34 (7.38%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.86%) Subversion
4 24 (5.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (4.12%) Dreamweaver
6 10 (2.17%) NUnit
6 10 (2.17%) Mercurial
7 9 (1.95%) JIRA
8 8 (1.74%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.30%) Axure RP
10 5 (1.08%) Behat
10 5 (1.08%) JUnit
11 4 (0.87%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.65%) QUnit
13 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
13 2 (0.43%) Jenkins
13 2 (0.43%) Sinon.JS
13 2 (0.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 2 (0.43%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.43%) Ant
General
1 27 (5.86%) Finance
2 12 (2.60%) Marketing
3 10 (2.17%) Games
3 10 (2.17%) Retail
4 9 (1.95%) Banking
5 5 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.22%) Advertising
7 1 (0.22%) Law
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) German Language
Job Titles
1 388 (84.16%) Developer
2 89 (19.31%) Front-End Developer
3 64 (13.88%) .NET Developer
4 63 (13.67%) Web Developer
5 37 (8.03%) PHP Developer
6 30 (6.51%) Front-End Web Developer
7 27 (5.86%) SharePoint Developer
7 27 (5.86%) Java Developer
8 26 (5.64%) Designer
9 25 (5.42%) C# Developer
10 24 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
10 24 (5.21%) UI Developer
11 22 (4.77%) UI Programmer
12 18 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 17 (3.69%) Analyst
13 17 (3.69%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.04%) UI Designer
15 13 (2.82%) Magento Developer
16 12 (2.60%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 442 (95.88%) HTML
2 195 (42.30%) jQuery
3 189 (41.00%) .NET
4 166 (36.01%) HTML5
5 124 (26.90%) ASP.NET
6 116 (25.16%) CSS3
7 90 (19.52%) XML
8 66 (14.32%) Web Services
9 58 (12.58%) Ajax
10 53 (11.50%) XHTML
11 48 (10.41%) ASP.NET MVC
12 40 (8.68%) WCF
12 40 (8.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 39 (8.46%) .NET Framework
14 29 (6.29%) XSLT
14 29 (6.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 25 (5.42%) JSON
16 23 (4.99%) AngularJS
17 19 (4.12%) REST
17 19 (4.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.59%) User Experience
2 20 (4.34%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.34%) Open Source
3 17 (3.69%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.95%) Animation
5 9 (1.95%) IPTV
5 9 (1.95%) Social Media
6 6 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 6 (1.30%) NHS
7 5 (1.08%) W3C
7 5 (1.08%) Web 2.0
7 5 (1.08%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.87%) Copywriting
8 4 (0.87%) Blog
9 3 (0.65%) New Media
9 3 (0.65%) Telematics
10 2 (0.43%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.43%) iPhone
10 2 (0.43%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.85%) Linux
2 20 (4.34%) Windows
3 17 (3.69%) UNIX
4 12 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 9 (1.95%) AIX
6 8 (1.74%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.52%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (26.25%) MVC
3 88 (19.09%) TDD
4 64 (13.88%) Web Development
5 58 (12.58%) OO
6 54 (11.71%) E-Commerce
7 48 (10.41%) Scrum
8 45 (9.76%) OOP
9 31 (6.72%) Responsive Web Design
10 29 (6.29%) Web Design
11 24 (5.21%) Unit Testing
12 22 (4.77%) BDD
13 21 (4.56%) Software Engineering
14 15 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (3.04%) Content Management
15 14 (3.04%) SEO
15 14 (3.04%) OO PHP
16 11 (2.39%) RUP
17 10 (2.17%) Project Management
17 10 (2.17%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 333 (72.23%) JavaScript
2 183 (39.70%) C#
3 92 (19.96%) PHP
4 82 (17.79%) SQL
5 54 (11.71%) Java
6 29 (6.29%) Python
7 24 (5.21%) T-SQL
8 19 (4.12%) Scala
9 17 (3.69%) C++
10 14 (3.04%) Ruby
11 11 (2.39%) VB.NET
12 10 (2.17%) PHP5
13 9 (1.95%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.95%) Perl
14 8 (1.74%) XPath
15 6 (1.30%) VB
16 5 (1.08%) C
17 4 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.22%) Objective-C
18 1 (0.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (2.60%) Degree
2 3 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.52%) HL7
2 4 (0.87%) QA
3 3 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (0.22%) Varnish
1 1 (0.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Puppet
1 1 (0.22%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 34 (7.38%) Adobe
2 21 (4.56%) Twitter
3 17 (3.69%) Oracle
3 17 (3.69%) Microsoft
4 12 (2.60%) Zend
5 9 (1.95%) Orchard
5 9 (1.95%) Sun
5 9 (1.95%) HP
5 9 (1.95%) BMC
5 9 (1.95%) Facebook
6 7 (1.52%) JBoss
7 6 (1.30%) Google
8 4 (0.87%) Coremetrics
8 4 (0.87%) Sitecore
8 4 (0.87%) Sencha
9 3 (0.65%) Telerik
9 3 (0.65%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.43%) IBM
11 1 (0.22%) SAP
11 1 (0.22%) Red Hat
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