The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 17 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing CSS 16 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.40% 8.37% 7.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.78% 22.67% 26.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 7
Average daily rate
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£294 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £314
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
CSS
Oxfordshire

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 Oxford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
77 75 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 30.80% 36.95% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 44 36
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +48.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 23 (100.00%) HTML
2 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 14 (60.87%) jQuery
3 11 (47.83%) MVC
4 9 (39.13%) SQL
5 8 (34.78%) XML
6 7 (30.43%) C#
7 6 (26.09%) .NET
7 6 (26.09%) MySQL
7 6 (26.09%) PHP
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (26.09%) Subversion
7 6 (26.09%) REST
8 5 (21.74%) WCF
8 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
8 5 (21.74%) Ajax
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) Java
8 5 (21.74%) OO
9 4 (17.39%) XSLT
9 4 (17.39%) UNIX
9 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
9 4 (17.39%) Linux
9 4 (17.39%) Web Services
9 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
9 4 (17.39%) OOXML
9 4 (17.39%) Telerik
9 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
9 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 3 (13.04%) CMS
1 3 (13.04%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) Node.js
3 1 (4.35%) concrete5
3 1 (4.35%) TeamSite
3 1 (4.35%) Joomla!
3 1 (4.35%) Drupal
3 1 (4.35%) Alfresco
3 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Google Analytics
1 1 (4.35%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) RFID
1 1 (4.35%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
5 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Subversion
2 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (4.35%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (91.30%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) .NET Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (17.39%) PHP Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
6 1 (4.35%) LAMP Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Drupal Developer
6 1 (4.35%) UI Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Scala Developer
6 1 (4.35%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) HTML
2 14 (60.87%) jQuery
3 8 (34.78%) XML
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 6 (26.09%) REST
5 5 (21.74%) Ajax
5 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
5 5 (21.74%) WCF
6 4 (17.39%) OOXML
6 4 (17.39%) Web Services
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
6 4 (17.39%) XSLT
6 4 (17.39%) CSS3
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 4 (17.39%) Kendo UI
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (17.39%) HTML5
6 4 (17.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (13.04%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) N-Tier
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Kinect
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
1 4 (17.39%) Linux
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) MVC
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Web Design
5 2 (8.70%) Web Development
5 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (8.70%) OOP
5 2 (8.70%) OO PHP
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
6 1 (4.35%) Content Management
6 1 (4.35%) Web Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Pay per click
6 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.35%) BDD
6 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.35%) Analytics
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) JavaScript
2 9 (39.13%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) PHP
5 5 (21.74%) Java
6 3 (13.04%) Python
7 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 2 (8.70%) C++
8 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Telerik
2 2 (8.70%) Google
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) Facebook
3 1 (4.35%) Twitter
3 1 (4.35%) Interwoven
3 1 (4.35%) Zend
3 1 (4.35%) Sencha
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago