The first table below looks at the demand for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 31 July 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 Northern Ireland 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 14 17 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing CSS 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.90% 4.27% 3.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.86% 19.23% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £365 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +39.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +14.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
28 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.45% 22.22% 25.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 19
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
CSS
UK

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Northern Ireland region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Northern Ireland region.

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
County Antrim +5 5 £325 -10.95% 2
CSS
UK

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 27 (100.00%) HTML
2 26 (96.30%) JavaScript
3 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (66.67%) MVC
5 17 (62.96%) Web Application Development
6 16 (59.26%) Apple iOS
6 16 (59.26%) Dojo
6 16 (59.26%) Java EE
6 16 (59.26%) Mac OS X
6 16 (59.26%) RAD
6 16 (59.26%) Eclipse
6 16 (59.26%) Java
7 7 (25.93%) jQuery
8 6 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
8 6 (22.22%) HTML5
8 6 (22.22%) Active Record
8 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (22.22%) Ruby
9 5 (18.52%) Subversion
10 4 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
10 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
10 4 (14.81%) Alfresco
10 4 (14.81%) JRuby
10 4 (14.81%) Sass
10 4 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (14.81%) RubyMine
11 3 (11.11%) C#
11 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
11 3 (11.11%) .NET

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (14.81%) Alfresco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Eclipse
2 5 (18.52%) Subversion
3 4 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
3 4 (14.81%) RubyMine
4 1 (3.70%) Axure RP
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) StarTeam
4 1 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
1 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (92.59%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Silverlight Developer
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience Architect
4 1 (3.70%) Web Developer
4 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) HTML
2 16 (59.26%) Java EE
2 16 (59.26%) Dojo
3 7 (25.93%) jQuery
4 6 (22.22%) HTML5
4 6 (22.22%) Ruby on Rails
5 4 (14.81%) Sass
5 4 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (14.81%) JRuby
6 3 (11.11%) .NET
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.41%) Ajax
8 1 (3.70%) WCF
8 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
8 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (3.70%) REST
8 1 (3.70%) SOAP
8 1 (3.70%) Web Services
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) DTV
1 1 (3.70%) Graphic Design
1 1 (3.70%) Psychology
1 1 (3.70%) Human Factors
1 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (59.26%) Mac OS X
1 16 (59.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.70%) UNIX
2 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (66.67%) MVC
3 17 (62.96%) Web Application Development
4 16 (59.26%) RAD
5 6 (22.22%) Active Record
6 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
6 1 (3.70%) Usability Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.70%) Product Marketing
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) JavaScript
2 16 (59.26%) Java
3 6 (22.22%) Ruby
4 3 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.70%) Telerik