The first table below looks at the demand for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 23 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 Reading 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 23 17 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +34
Contract jobs citing CSS 62 63 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.80% 7.96% 2.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.18% 30.43% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 9
Average daily rate £325 £350 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £418 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +84.21%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
220 207 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.58% 26.17% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 83 77
Average daily rate £338 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
CSS
Berkshire

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Reading

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Reading region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

1 136 (89.47%) HTML
2 124 (81.58%) JavaScript
3 95 (62.50%) jQuery
4 57 (37.50%) HTML5
5 46 (30.26%) CSS3
6 44 (28.95%) XML
7 42 (27.63%) Ajax
8 38 (25.00%) C#
9 37 (24.34%) SQL
10 35 (23.03%) .NET
11 31 (20.39%) MVC
12 26 (17.11%) Subversion
12 26 (17.11%) JSON
13 24 (15.79%) Web Development
14 23 (15.13%) Finance
14 23 (15.13%) Photoshop
14 23 (15.13%) Java
15 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
16 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET
17 19 (12.50%) PHP
17 19 (12.50%) XHTML
17 19 (12.50%) SharePoint
17 19 (12.50%) Unit Testing
18 18 (11.84%) YUI
18 18 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
18 18 (11.84%) Windows
19 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
20 16 (10.53%) Linux
20 16 (10.53%) OO
20 16 (10.53%) MySQL

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 19 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 16 (10.53%) CMS
3 9 (5.92%) SharePoint 2010
4 6 (3.95%) IIS
5 5 (3.29%) Node.js
6 4 (2.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (2.63%) Confluence
7 3 (1.97%) Drupal
7 3 (1.97%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.32%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.32%) Alfresco
9 1 (0.66%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 23 (15.13%) Photoshop
2 8 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (4.61%) MS Excel
4 5 (3.29%) MS Office
5 4 (2.63%) InDesign
6 3 (1.97%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.66%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.66%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.29%) Internet
2 3 (1.97%) HTTP
3 2 (1.32%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.66%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (10.53%) MySQL
3 7 (4.61%) MS Access
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.66%) DB2
7 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (17.11%) Subversion
2 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.61%) Eclipse
3 6 (3.95%) Firebug
4 4 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
4 4 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.63%) JIRA
5 3 (1.97%) JUnit
6 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.32%) Grunt
6 2 (1.32%) Maven
6 2 (1.32%) NUnit
6 2 (1.32%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (1.32%) MSTest
7 1 (0.66%) Selenium
7 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.66%) PhoneGap
7 1 (0.66%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 23 (15.13%) Finance
2 15 (9.87%) Publishing
3 6 (3.95%) Advertising
4 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.63%) Marketing
5 3 (1.97%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.97%) Games
6 2 (1.32%) Back Office
6 2 (1.32%) Retail
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (81.58%) Developer
2 33 (21.71%) Front-End Developer
3 27 (17.76%) Web Developer
4 16 (10.53%) UI Developer
5 15 (9.87%) UI Programmer
6 13 (8.55%) .NET Developer
7 11 (7.24%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 11 (7.24%) Mobile Developer
7 11 (7.24%) User Experience Developer
7 11 (7.24%) Applications Developer
7 11 (7.24%) Mobile Web Developer
8 10 (6.58%) Web Applications Developer
9 9 (5.92%) Java Developer
9 9 (5.92%) PHP Developer
10 8 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
11 7 (4.61%) Designer
11 7 (4.61%) C# Developer
12 6 (3.95%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (3.95%) Programmer
13 5 (3.29%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (89.47%) HTML
2 95 (62.50%) jQuery
3 57 (37.50%) HTML5
4 46 (30.26%) CSS3
5 44 (28.95%) XML
6 42 (27.63%) Ajax
7 35 (23.03%) .NET
8 26 (17.11%) JSON
9 20 (13.16%) ASP.NET
10 19 (12.50%) XHTML
11 18 (11.84%) YUI
11 18 (11.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (9.87%) SOAP
12 15 (9.87%) Web Services
13 14 (9.21%) Spring
14 12 (7.89%) .NET Framework
15 10 (6.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 10 (6.58%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 10 (6.58%) Sencha Touch
15 10 (6.58%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.58%) Digital Media
1 10 (6.58%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.61%) Smartphone
3 7 (4.61%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.29%) W3C
5 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.63%) Open Source
5 4 (2.63%) Graphic Design
6 3 (1.97%) iPad
7 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.32%) RIA
7 2 (1.32%) Social Network
8 1 (0.66%) Animation
8 1 (0.66%) GIS
8 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.66%) Xbox
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (11.84%) Windows
2 16 (10.53%) Linux
3 12 (7.89%) UNIX
4 8 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.61%) Android
6 6 (3.95%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.39%) MVC
2 24 (15.79%) Web Development
3 19 (12.50%) Unit Testing
4 16 (10.53%) OO
5 14 (9.21%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (7.89%) Content Management
7 11 (7.24%) TDD
8 10 (6.58%) Scrum
9 9 (5.92%) Validation
9 9 (5.92%) Web Application Development
10 7 (4.61%) System Testing
10 7 (4.61%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.61%) E-Commerce
10 7 (4.61%) OOP
10 7 (4.61%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (4.61%) Android Development
10 7 (4.61%) iOS Development
11 6 (3.95%) Time Management
11 6 (3.95%) Software Engineering
12 5 (3.29%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 124 (81.58%) JavaScript
2 38 (25.00%) C#
3 37 (24.34%) SQL
4 23 (15.13%) Java
5 19 (12.50%) PHP
6 11 (7.24%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.63%) Python
8 2 (1.32%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.66%) Lua
9 1 (0.66%) Google Apps Script
Qualifications
1 8 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
2 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.66%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.92%) QA
2 5 (3.29%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.66%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (13.82%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.24%) Twitter
3 10 (6.58%) Sencha
3 10 (6.58%) Zend
4 9 (5.92%) Yahoo!
5 5 (3.29%) Adobe
6 4 (2.63%) Red Hat
6 4 (2.63%) Oracle
7 3 (1.97%) hybris
7 3 (1.97%) Telerik
8 2 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 2 (1.32%) Google
9 1 (0.66%) Ektron
9 1 (0.66%) Mercator
9 1 (0.66%) JBoss
9 1 (0.66%) HP
9 1 (0.66%) Facebook
9 1 (0.66%) Appcelerator