The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 South East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 26 30 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Contract jobs citing CSS 525 455 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.72% 5.38% 5.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.84% 21.63% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 238 302
Average daily rate
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£323 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.69% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 18
Average hourly rate £47.50 £35.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £23.13 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £33.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +14.78%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2202 2104 2202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.99% 24.87% 22.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1147 1145
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 74
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £20.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
CSS
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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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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 -3 135 £350 +7.69% 76
Hampshire -12 116 £350 +16.66% 76
Surrey +11 75 £300 -11.11% 71
East Sussex +4 48 £270 -10.00% 24
Buckinghamshire +5 47 £325 +5.00% 30
Oxfordshire +5 31 £328 +35.05% 44
West Sussex +14 28 £281 -29.68% 25
Kent +10 27 £275 -8.33% 25
Middlesex 0 12 £350 +22.27% 2
Isle of Wight - 4 - - 2
Home Counties -4 2 £413 +3.12%
M4 Corridor - 2 £300 -
Sussex - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1011 (92.84%) HTML
2 859 (78.88%) JavaScript
3 484 (44.44%) jQuery
4 399 (36.64%) HTML5
5 294 (27.00%) .NET
6 276 (25.34%) CSS3
7 273 (25.07%) MVC
8 262 (24.06%) C#
9 231 (21.21%) SQL
10 213 (19.56%) ASP.NET
11 211 (19.38%) XML
12 208 (19.10%) SQL Server
13 206 (18.92%) PHP
14 204 (18.73%) Ajax
15 181 (16.62%) Java
16 170 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
16 170 (15.61%) Web Development
17 159 (14.60%) MySQL
18 148 (13.59%) Web Services
19 138 (12.67%) OO
20 127 (11.66%) Linux
21 116 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC
22 114 (10.47%) Scrum
23 110 (10.10%) Subversion
24 109 (10.01%) TDD
24 109 (10.01%) CMS
25 108 (9.92%) Microsoft
25 108 (9.92%) JSON
26 107 (9.83%) AngularJS
27 98 (9.00%) Git (software)

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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
1 109 (10.01%) CMS
2 58 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 54 (4.96%) Apache
4 45 (4.13%) Drupal
5 43 (3.95%) Node.js
6 39 (3.58%) Tomcat
7 37 (3.40%) IIS
8 34 (3.12%) WordPress
9 28 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
10 23 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.93%) WebSphere
12 18 (1.65%) WebLogic
13 15 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (1.29%) Confluence
15 11 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
15 11 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (1.01%) Joomla!
16 9 (0.83%) TeamSite
17 8 (0.73%) Adobe CQ
18 7 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 96 (8.82%) Photoshop
2 66 (6.06%) Adobe Illustrator
3 34 (3.12%) MS Office
4 28 (2.57%) MS Excel
5 23 (2.11%) OmniGraffle
6 12 (1.10%) Fireworks
7 11 (1.01%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.55%) Adobe Captivate
9 4 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
9 4 (0.37%) PaintShop Pro
10 2 (0.18%) InDesign
10 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.092%) FastStats
11 1 (0.092%) MS Project
11 1 (0.092%) SPSS
11 1 (0.092%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 24 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.10%) Magento
3 6 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.46%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.46%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.28%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.092%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.56%) SaaS
2 15 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.92%) GitHub
4 8 (0.73%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.46%) Rackspace Cloud
5 5 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.18%) Heroku
6 2 (0.18%) Force.com
6 2 (0.18%) Office 365
7 1 (0.092%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.092%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 46 (4.22%) HTTP
2 41 (3.76%) Internet
3 17 (1.56%) Intranet
4 13 (1.19%) FTP
5 8 (0.73%) SSH
5 8 (0.73%) DNS
6 7 (0.64%) VPN
6 7 (0.64%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.55%) SNMP
7 6 (0.55%) SSL
7 6 (0.55%) LDAP
8 5 (0.46%) Telnet
9 4 (0.37%) SAN
9 4 (0.37%) AMQP
10 3 (0.28%) Firewall
11 2 (0.18%) BGP
11 2 (0.18%) MPLS
11 2 (0.18%) OSPF
11 2 (0.18%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (19.10%) SQL Server
2 159 (14.60%) MySQL
3 58 (5.33%) Relational Database
4 57 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 40 (3.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (2.02%) MongoDB
8 20 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 20 (1.84%) Oracle Database
9 19 (1.74%) NoSQL
10 18 (1.65%) Redis
11 17 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.47%) Big Data
12 16 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (1.19%) Hadoop
15 12 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 7 (0.64%) DB2
17 6 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
17 6 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 110 (10.10%) Subversion
2 98 (9.00%) Git (software)
3 60 (5.51%) Visual Studio
3 60 (5.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 36 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 36 (3.31%) Axure RP
5 33 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 32 (2.94%) JIRA
7 29 (2.66%) JUnit
8 28 (2.57%) Jasmine
9 25 (2.30%) Grunt
10 21 (1.93%) Maven
10 21 (1.93%) Ant
11 20 (1.84%) NUnit
11 20 (1.84%) Selenium
12 17 (1.56%) PHPUnit
12 17 (1.56%) Dreamweaver
13 13 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 10 (0.92%) Cucumber
14 10 (0.92%) Mercurial
General
1 93 (8.54%) Finance
2 60 (5.51%) Retail
3 44 (4.04%) Marketing
4 42 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.93%) Legal
5 21 (1.93%) Publishing
6 18 (1.65%) Advertising
7 15 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.83%) Electronics
9 8 (0.73%) Banking
9 8 (0.73%) Games
9 8 (0.73%) Automotive
10 3 (0.28%) Back Office
10 3 (0.28%) Military
11 2 (0.18%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.092%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.092%) Billing
12 1 (0.092%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 898 (82.46%) Developer
2 175 (16.07%) Front-End Developer
3 174 (15.98%) Web Developer
4 147 (13.50%) .NET Developer
5 109 (10.01%) JavaScript Developer
6 98 (9.00%) PHP Developer
7 76 (6.98%) Designer
8 63 (5.79%) C# Developer
9 57 (5.23%) Java Developer
9 57 (5.23%) ASP.NET Developer
9 57 (5.23%) Senior Developer
10 53 (4.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 50 (4.59%) UI Developer
12 48 (4.41%) Consultant
13 46 (4.22%) UI Programmer
14 38 (3.49%) Python Developer
15 36 (3.31%) User Experience Designer
16 34 (3.12%) Front-End Web Developer
17 28 (2.57%) Programmer
18 27 (2.48%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1011 (92.84%) HTML
2 484 (44.44%) jQuery
3 399 (36.64%) HTML5
4 294 (27.00%) .NET
5 276 (25.34%) CSS3
6 213 (19.56%) ASP.NET
7 211 (19.38%) XML
8 204 (18.73%) Ajax
9 148 (13.59%) Web Services
10 116 (10.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 108 (9.92%) JSON
12 107 (9.83%) AngularJS
13 92 (8.45%) .NET Framework
14 75 (6.89%) Backbone.js
15 73 (6.70%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 70 (6.43%) XHTML
16 70 (6.43%) Spring
17 63 (5.79%) WCF
18 56 (5.14%) JSP
19 53 (4.87%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 74 (6.80%) Mobile App
2 54 (4.96%) Enterprise Software
3 47 (4.32%) W3C
4 46 (4.22%) Open Source
5 34 (3.12%) Graphic Design
6 29 (2.66%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.56%) Wiki
8 14 (1.29%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.29%) E-Learning
8 14 (1.29%) Digital Media
9 13 (1.19%) CMDB
10 12 (1.10%) N-Tier
10 12 (1.10%) iPad
11 11 (1.01%) Visualisation
12 10 (0.92%) SCORM
13 8 (0.73%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.73%) Social Media
14 7 (0.64%) Blackberry
14 7 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 127 (11.66%) Linux
2 92 (8.45%) Windows
3 83 (7.62%) UNIX
4 55 (5.05%) Apple iOS
5 49 (4.50%) Android
6 10 (0.92%) AIX
7 9 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.64%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.46%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (0.46%) CentOS
9 5 (0.46%) Solaris
10 4 (0.37%) Ubuntu
10 4 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.18%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.18%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.092%) Debian
13 1 (0.092%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 273 (25.07%) MVC
2 170 (15.61%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (15.61%) Web Development
3 138 (12.67%) OO
4 114 (10.47%) Scrum
5 109 (10.01%) TDD
6 97 (8.91%) E-Commerce
7 96 (8.82%) Unit Testing
8 93 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
9 89 (8.17%) Web Design
10 66 (6.06%) OOP
11 65 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (5.23%) BDD
13 40 (3.67%) Content Management
14 36 (3.31%) Workflow
15 33 (3.03%) CRM
15 33 (3.03%) Web Application Development
16 31 (2.85%) Analytics
17 30 (2.75%) Validation
18 29 (2.66%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 859 (78.88%) JavaScript
2 262 (24.06%) C#
3 231 (21.21%) SQL
4 206 (18.92%) PHP
5 181 (16.62%) Java
6 52 (4.78%) Python
7 49 (4.50%) T-SQL
8 46 (4.22%) VB.NET
9 33 (3.03%) PL/SQL
10 30 (2.75%) PHP5
11 20 (1.84%) Ruby
12 15 (1.38%) Perl
13 14 (1.29%) C++
13 14 (1.29%) C
13 14 (1.29%) ActionScript
14 12 (1.10%) Objective-C
14 12 (1.10%) PowerShell
15 9 (0.83%) ActionScript 2.0
16 8 (0.73%) Scala
17 6 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (5.33%) Degree
2 33 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 14 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 4 (0.37%) ISEB
5 4 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (0.28%) OCPJP
7 2 (0.18%) MCPD
7 2 (0.18%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.18%) MCSE
8 1 (0.092%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.10%) QA
2 10 (0.92%) WCAG
3 4 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.37%) SLA
4 3 (0.28%) HL7
5 2 (0.18%) WAI
System Software
1 5 (0.46%) VirtualBox
1 5 (0.46%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.28%) vCloud
2 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.18%) Docker
4 1 (0.092%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.092%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 10 (0.92%) Puppet
2 8 (0.73%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.55%) HP UCMDB
3 6 (0.55%) Ansible
4 4 (0.37%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.18%) SCOM
5 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.092%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 108 (9.92%) Microsoft
2 83 (7.62%) Oracle
3 71 (6.52%) Adobe
4 22 (2.02%) Zend
5 20 (1.84%) Twitter
6 17 (1.56%) ServiceNow
6 17 (1.56%) HP
6 17 (1.56%) Google
7 15 (1.38%) Sencha
7 15 (1.38%) hybris
7 15 (1.38%) JBoss
8 13 (1.19%) Sitecore
8 13 (1.19%) IBM
8 13 (1.19%) BMC
9 10 (0.92%) Yahoo!
10 9 (0.83%) Telerik
11 8 (0.73%) VMware
11 8 (0.73%) SAP
11 8 (0.73%) Cisco
11 8 (0.73%) Appcelerator
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 280-320
Posted: 13 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: market rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
West Sussex
Roc Search
Posted: 15 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Maidstone, Kent
Kent Police
Posted: 19 hours ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 23 hours ago
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Optimus Search Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Jonathan Garth
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday