The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 22 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing CSS 713 559 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.19% 6.11% 5.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.67% 24.28% 21.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 308 274
Average daily rate
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£335 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £405 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 19
Average hourly rate £30.75 £47.50 £26.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.26% +80.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £25.92 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.90 £37.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2577 2302 2284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.00% 25.17% 26.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1678 1301 1280
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 61
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

CSS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

CSS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Berkshire +5 162 £313 -10.71% 73
Hampshire -1 117 £325 -7.14% 81
Surrey -4 85 £400 +33.33% 40
West Sussex +7 84 £365 +21.66% 30
Buckinghamshire +7 77 £300 -14.28% 35
Oxfordshire +9 72 £375 +25.00% 44
East Sussex 0 51 £288 +15.00% 30
Kent +16 44 £344 +41.75% 21
Middlesex +17 23 £300 -14.28%
Isle of Wight +1 3 £250 - 3
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1191 (93.12%) HTML
2 980 (76.62%) JavaScript
3 514 (40.19%) jQuery
4 425 (33.23%) HTML5
5 419 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
6 385 (30.10%) .NET
7 354 (27.68%) C#
8 348 (27.21%) CSS3
9 327 (25.57%) MVC
10 296 (23.14%) AngularJS
11 287 (22.44%) ASP.NET
12 274 (21.42%) SQL
13 239 (18.69%) PHP
14 237 (18.53%) Java
15 225 (17.59%) SQL Server
16 202 (15.79%) OO
17 191 (14.93%) TDD
18 188 (14.70%) XML
19 174 (13.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 169 (13.21%) Git (software)
21 166 (12.98%) MySQL
22 164 (12.82%) Ajax
23 160 (12.51%) Web Development
24 149 (11.65%) Web Services
25 147 (11.49%) User Experience
26 146 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
27 139 (10.87%) E-Commerce
28 128 (10.01%) Sass
29 126 (9.85%) Scrum
30 121 (9.46%) Oracle

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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
1 120 (9.38%) CMS
2 71 (5.55%) Drupal
3 65 (5.08%) Node.js
4 54 (4.22%) SharePoint
5 47 (3.67%) Apache
6 42 (3.28%) Tomcat
7 36 (2.81%) WebSphere
8 35 (2.74%) WebLogic
9 33 (2.58%) IIS
9 33 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 32 (2.50%) WordPress
11 30 (2.35%) JBoss
12 17 (1.33%) Umbraco
13 16 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 14 (1.09%) Confluence
14 14 (1.09%) Oracle Spatial
15 12 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (0.86%) Moodle
16 11 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
17 10 (0.78%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 99 (7.74%) Photoshop
2 41 (3.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 31 (2.42%) MS Excel
4 21 (1.64%) MS Office
5 13 (1.02%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (0.63%) GIMP
7 7 (0.55%) OmniGraffle
8 6 (0.47%) MS Project
9 5 (0.39%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.39%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.39%) InDesign
10 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.078%) MS PowerPoint
11 1 (0.078%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 28 (2.19%) Magento
2 9 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.39%) Cordys
5 4 (0.31%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.41%) Google Analytics
3 12 (0.94%) GitHub
4 11 (0.86%) SaaS
5 8 (0.63%) Office 365
6 5 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
6 5 (0.39%) Google Checkout
7 2 (0.16%) IaaS
7 2 (0.16%) Heroku
8 1 (0.078%) Force.com
8 1 (0.078%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.078%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.078%) Veeva
8 1 (0.078%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 55 (4.30%) HTTP
2 47 (3.67%) Intranet
2 47 (3.67%) Internet
3 19 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 15 (1.17%) DNS
5 14 (1.09%) LAN
5 14 (1.09%) WAN
6 10 (0.78%) VPN
6 10 (0.78%) Firewall
7 9 (0.70%) OSPF
7 9 (0.70%) BGP
8 8 (0.63%) DHCP
9 7 (0.55%) FTP
9 7 (0.55%) MPLS
9 7 (0.55%) IPsec
10 6 (0.47%) VLAN
10 6 (0.47%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (0.47%) Wireless
10 6 (0.47%) L2TP
10 6 (0.47%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (17.59%) SQL Server
2 166 (12.98%) MySQL
3 58 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.89%) MongoDB
5 31 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 29 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
7 26 (2.03%) Oracle Database
8 24 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
9 21 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.64%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
10 16 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 14 (1.09%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.09%) DB2
12 13 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
12 13 (1.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 12 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 11 (0.86%) Big Data
14 11 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 169 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 102 (7.97%) Subversion
3 89 (6.96%) Visual Studio
4 52 (4.07%) Team Foundation Server
5 44 (3.44%) Jenkins
5 44 (3.44%) Grunt
6 43 (3.36%) Axure RP
7 39 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 33 (2.58%) JIRA
9 29 (2.27%) Maven
10 27 (2.11%) Eclipse
11 26 (2.03%) Selenium
12 24 (1.88%) Jasmine
13 20 (1.56%) gulp
14 19 (1.49%) JUnit
15 18 (1.41%) Ant
16 17 (1.33%) Oracle APEX
17 16 (1.25%) NUnit
18 11 (0.86%) Bower
19 10 (0.78%) MSTest
General
1 111 (8.68%) Finance
2 93 (7.27%) Marketing
3 40 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.58%) Retail
5 15 (1.17%) Banking
6 14 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.86%) Legal
8 10 (0.78%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.70%) Military
9 9 (0.70%) Publishing
9 9 (0.70%) Electronics
10 6 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.39%) Games
11 5 (0.39%) Advertising
12 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 1 (0.078%) Front Office
14 1 (0.078%) Back Office
14 1 (0.078%) Mandarin Language
14 1 (0.078%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 1007 (78.73%) Developer
2 205 (16.03%) Web Developer
3 198 (15.48%) Front-End Developer
4 173 (13.53%) .NET Developer
5 109 (8.52%) C# Developer
6 101 (7.90%) Designer
7 91 (7.11%) C# .NET Developer
8 84 (6.57%) PHP Developer
9 80 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
10 75 (5.86%) Java Developer
11 64 (5.00%) Senior Developer
12 59 (4.61%) ASP.NET Developer
13 47 (3.67%) UX Designer
14 42 (3.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 40 (3.13%) UI Developer
15 40 (3.13%) UI Programmer
16 35 (2.74%) Analyst
17 27 (2.11%) Software Engineer
17 27 (2.11%) Web Designer
17 27 (2.11%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1191 (93.12%) HTML
2 514 (40.19%) jQuery
3 425 (33.23%) HTML5
4 385 (30.10%) .NET
5 348 (27.21%) CSS3
6 296 (23.14%) AngularJS
7 287 (22.44%) ASP.NET
8 188 (14.70%) XML
9 174 (13.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 164 (12.82%) Ajax
11 149 (11.65%) Web Services
12 146 (11.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 128 (10.01%) Sass
14 109 (8.52%) JSON
15 79 (6.18%) .NET Framework
16 74 (5.79%) RESTful
17 73 (5.71%) Spring
18 70 (5.47%) XHTML
19 61 (4.77%) REST
20 55 (4.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 147 (11.49%) User Experience
2 49 (3.83%) W3C
3 45 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 28 (2.19%) Visualisation
6 27 (2.11%) CMDB
7 23 (1.80%) Graphic Design
8 18 (1.41%) GIS
8 18 (1.41%) Management Information System
8 18 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.02%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.78%) Digital Media
13 9 (0.70%) Social Media
14 8 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
14 8 (0.63%) Replication
15 6 (0.47%) DTV
15 6 (0.47%) Photography
15 6 (0.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 118 (9.23%) Linux
2 60 (4.69%) Windows
3 43 (3.36%) UNIX
4 14 (1.09%) Android
4 14 (1.09%) Mac OS X
5 13 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
6 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (0.78%) Apple iOS
7 7 (0.55%) AIX
8 5 (0.39%) CentOS
9 4 (0.31%) Solaris
9 4 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.078%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.078%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 419 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 327 (25.57%) MVC
3 202 (15.79%) OO
4 191 (14.93%) TDD
5 160 (12.51%) Web Development
6 139 (10.87%) E-Commerce
7 126 (9.85%) Scrum
8 104 (8.13%) Responsive Web Design
9 95 (7.43%) Unit Testing
10 79 (6.18%) Web Design
11 73 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
11 73 (5.71%) SDLC
12 63 (4.93%) Content Management
13 58 (4.53%) OOP
14 55 (4.30%) Software Engineering
15 48 (3.75%) BDD
16 45 (3.52%) ITIL
16 45 (3.52%) Workflow
17 43 (3.36%) Analytics
18 41 (3.21%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 980 (76.62%) JavaScript
2 354 (27.68%) C#
3 274 (21.42%) SQL
4 239 (18.69%) PHP
5 237 (18.53%) Java
6 55 (4.30%) Python
7 47 (3.67%) Perl
8 36 (2.81%) C++
9 32 (2.50%) Shell Script
10 31 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 31 (2.42%) Ruby
11 30 (2.35%) PL/SQL
12 26 (2.03%) VB.NET
12 26 (2.03%) PowerShell
13 22 (1.72%) VB
14 21 (1.64%) C
15 19 (1.49%) Scala
16 16 (1.25%) PHP5
17 8 (0.63%) Groovy
17 8 (0.63%) VB6
Qualifications
1 69 (5.39%) Security Cleared
2 52 (4.07%) SC Cleared
3 32 (2.50%) Degree
4 15 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (0.94%) CCNA
6 11 (0.86%) CCNP
7 8 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.39%) ISEB
9 3 (0.23%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.16%) PMP
10 2 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.16%) CCIE
11 1 (0.078%) MCP
11 1 (0.078%) MCSD
11 1 (0.078%) MCITP
11 1 (0.078%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.078%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.17%) QA
2 6 (0.47%) SLA
3 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.16%) TickIT
4 2 (0.16%) WCAG
4 2 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.078%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.078%) HL7
5 1 (0.078%) WAI
System Software
1 15 (1.17%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.23%) Docker
3 3 (0.23%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.23%) Snort
4 2 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.078%) Varnish
5 1 (0.078%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (0.63%) Vagrant
2 7 (0.55%) Puppet
3 6 (0.47%) Cacti
3 6 (0.47%) OpenView
4 5 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
4 5 (0.39%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (0.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.23%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.16%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (0.078%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.078%) WebInspect
8 1 (0.078%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 121 (9.46%) Oracle
2 96 (7.51%) Microsoft
3 74 (5.79%) Adobe
4 40 (3.13%) HP
5 32 (2.50%) CA
6 27 (2.11%) BMC
6 27 (2.11%) ServiceNow
7 26 (2.03%) Google
8 23 (1.80%) IBM
9 22 (1.72%) Zend
10 17 (1.33%) Cisco
10 17 (1.33%) Twitter
11 15 (1.17%) Telerik
12 14 (1.09%) Macromedia
13 13 (1.02%) Marketo
14 12 (0.94%) Sitecore
15 11 (0.86%) Progress
15 11 (0.86%) VMware
16 10 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
16 10 (0.78%) SAP
Portsmouth, Hampshire
VIQU
Rate: £300 - 360 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £290 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
CK Group
Rate: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Rark Solutions
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day 18 Month Contracting Period
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
Rark Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Premier IT
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago