The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 23 19 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing CSS 51 77 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.93% 7.79% 5.88%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.17% 29.50% 22.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 43 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.77%
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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 Reading region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
211 261 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.53% 26.39% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 148 111
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £430 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 - £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015, 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.

1 119 (99.17%) HTML
2 101 (84.17%) JavaScript
3 55 (45.83%) jQuery
4 52 (43.33%) HTML5
5 42 (35.00%) CSS3
6 37 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (29.17%) SQL Server
8 32 (26.67%) MVC
9 29 (24.17%) .NET
10 26 (21.67%) User Experience
11 25 (20.83%) C#
12 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
13 20 (16.67%) Sass
13 20 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 20 (16.67%) SQL
14 19 (15.83%) CMS
15 18 (15.00%) Unit Testing
16 17 (14.17%) PHP
17 16 (13.33%) OO
17 16 (13.33%) AngularJS
18 15 (12.50%) Git (software)
18 15 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
18 15 (12.50%) CRM
18 15 (12.50%) ASP.NET
18 15 (12.50%) TDD
19 14 (11.67%) MySQL
19 14 (11.67%) Windows
19 14 (11.67%) W3C
19 14 (11.67%) Web Accessibility
19 14 (11.67%) Axure RP

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 20 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 19 (15.83%) CMS
3 13 (10.83%) BizTalk Server
4 8 (6.67%) Drupal
5 7 (5.83%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (5.83%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (5.00%) WordPress
7 5 (4.17%) Apache
8 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.67%) Node.js
11 1 (0.83%) Sitefinity
11 1 (0.83%) LiveCycle
11 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.83%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.33%) MS Office
2 4 (3.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.83%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.00%) Internet
2 3 (2.50%) SSH
2 3 (2.50%) SMTP
2 3 (2.50%) FTP
2 3 (2.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.83%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.67%) MySQL
3 8 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.67%) Axure RP
3 13 (10.83%) Subversion
4 5 (4.17%) Grunt
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.67%) Selenium
7 2 (1.67%) Moq
8 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.83%) JIRA
8 1 (0.83%) Firebug
8 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (5.00%) Marketing
2 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (0.83%) Games
3 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Publishing
3 1 (0.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 96 (80.00%) Developer
2 21 (17.50%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (12.50%) Designer
4 13 (10.83%) UX Designer
5 12 (10.00%) Web Developer
6 11 (9.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 10 (8.33%) PHP Developer
8 9 (7.50%) Python Developer
9 8 (6.67%) Senior Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Microsoft Developer
11 6 (5.00%) Programmer
11 6 (5.00%) Software Developer
11 6 (5.00%) .NET Developer
11 6 (5.00%) C# Developer
11 6 (5.00%) CRM Developer
12 5 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 5 (4.17%) Java Developer
12 5 (4.17%) SharePoint Developer
12 5 (4.17%) PHP Web Developer
12 5 (4.17%) PHP Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (99.17%) HTML
2 55 (45.83%) jQuery
3 52 (43.33%) HTML5
4 42 (35.00%) CSS3
5 29 (24.17%) .NET
6 20 (16.67%) Sass
7 16 (13.33%) AngularJS
8 15 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 12 (10.00%) Backbone.js
9 12 (10.00%) KnockoutJS
10 11 (9.17%) JSON
10 11 (9.17%) Web Services
11 10 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
12 9 (7.50%) Django
12 9 (7.50%) XHTML
12 9 (7.50%) XML
13 7 (5.83%) .NET Framework
13 7 (5.83%) Ajax
14 6 (5.00%) REST
15 5 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.67%) User Experience
2 14 (11.67%) W3C
3 6 (5.00%) Open Source
4 4 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.50%) Digital Media
5 3 (2.50%) New Media
5 3 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.67%) BBC
6 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.83%) iPad
7 1 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.83%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.83%) FMCG
7 1 (0.83%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.67%) Windows
2 11 (9.17%) Linux
3 6 (5.00%) UNIX
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.67%) Debian
4 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.67%) MVC
3 18 (15.00%) Unit Testing
4 16 (13.33%) OO
5 15 (12.50%) CRM
5 15 (12.50%) TDD
6 14 (11.67%) Web Accessibility
7 13 (10.83%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (9.17%) Web Development
9 10 (8.33%) System Testing
10 9 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 9 (7.50%) Scrum
11 8 (6.67%) OOP
12 6 (5.00%) Software Testing
13 5 (4.17%) BDD
14 4 (3.33%) E-Commerce
14 4 (3.33%) Email Marketing
15 3 (2.50%) Mentoring
15 3 (2.50%) Kanban
15 3 (2.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 101 (84.17%) JavaScript
2 25 (20.83%) C#
3 20 (16.67%) SQL
4 17 (14.17%) PHP
5 12 (10.00%) VBA
6 11 (9.17%) Java
7 10 (8.33%) Python
8 3 (2.50%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.67%) PHP5
10 1 (0.83%) XPath
10 1 (0.83%) Apex Code
10 1 (0.83%) Perl
10 1 (0.83%) C++
10 1 (0.83%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.00%) Degree
2 3 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (19.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.83%) Sitecore
2 7 (5.83%) Oracle
3 6 (5.00%) Zend
4 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (0.83%) Ektron
5 1 (0.83%) SendGrid
5 1 (0.83%) Telerik
5 1 (0.83%) Alterian
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) Adobe
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