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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 722 558 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.28% 6.55% 6.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.88% 26.47% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 347 317
Average daily rate
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£340 £315 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 25
Average hourly rate £21.58 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.87% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.33 £21.28 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.51% +10.00%
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
2338 2108 2140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.58% 24.73% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1417 1181 1140
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 63 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -9 167 £350 +7.69% 53
Surrey +20 130 £350 +39.44% 33
Hampshire -10 125 £350 +7.69% 102
Oxfordshire -6 79 £356 +29.54% 59
Buckinghamshire +2 72 £350 +7.69% 21
East Sussex 0 51 £225 +12.50% 36
West Sussex +25 36 £335 +3.07% 18
Middlesex +17 28 £400 +45.45% 3
Kent +14 28 £315 -1.56% 19
Thames Valley -1 2 £230 -
Isle of Wight - - - - 1
Sussex - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1179 (93.94%) HTML
2 1027 (81.83%) JavaScript
3 626 (49.88%) jQuery
4 460 (36.65%) HTML5
5 417 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
6 394 (31.39%) .NET
7 335 (26.69%) CSS3
8 323 (25.74%) MVC
9 316 (25.18%) C#
10 291 (23.19%) ASP.NET
11 272 (21.67%) SQL
12 256 (20.40%) Ajax
13 247 (19.68%) SQL Server
14 235 (18.73%) PHP
15 231 (18.41%) XML
16 177 (14.10%) AngularJS
17 176 (14.02%) Java
18 174 (13.86%) User Experience
19 167 (13.31%) OO
19 167 (13.31%) CMS
20 165 (13.15%) Scrum
21 151 (12.03%) Web Services
22 148 (11.79%) MySQL
22 148 (11.79%) Web Development
23 147 (11.71%) Photoshop
24 145 (11.55%) TDD
25 142 (11.31%) Git (software)
26 135 (10.76%) Linux
27 134 (10.68%) Microsoft
28 132 (10.52%) JSON

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 167 (13.31%) CMS
2 107 (8.53%) SharePoint
3 88 (7.01%) Node.js
4 75 (5.98%) Apache
5 56 (4.46%) Tomcat
6 54 (4.30%) WordPress
7 52 (4.14%) IIS
8 48 (3.82%) Drupal
9 42 (3.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 33 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (1.91%) Adobe CQ
12 20 (1.59%) Sitecore CMS
13 19 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
14 18 (1.43%) TeamSite
15 15 (1.20%) Oracle Workflow
16 14 (1.12%) Alfresco
16 14 (1.12%) WebLogic
17 13 (1.04%) Joomla!
18 12 (0.96%) Umbraco
19 9 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 147 (11.71%) Photoshop
2 86 (6.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 42 (3.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 29 (2.31%) MS Excel
5 18 (1.43%) Fireworks
6 13 (1.04%) MS Office
7 11 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
8 9 (0.72%) Adobe Captivate
9 6 (0.48%) InDesign
10 4 (0.32%) GIMP
10 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
10 4 (0.32%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
11 3 (0.24%) PaintShop Pro
12 2 (0.16%) MS Project
13 1 (0.080%) SPSS
13 1 (0.080%) QuarkXPress
13 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.080%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 23 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.27%) Magento
3 7 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.40%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.32%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.32%) Tridion
5 4 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.080%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.080%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.080%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (1.59%) SaaS
4 16 (1.27%) Amazon S3
5 13 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.48%) Office 365
7 4 (0.32%) Heroku
8 3 (0.24%) Force.com
9 2 (0.16%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.16%) PaaS
9 2 (0.16%) GitHub
9 2 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 59 (4.70%) Internet
2 30 (2.39%) Intranet
3 23 (1.83%) HTTP
4 11 (0.88%) FTP
5 8 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.64%) HTTPS
6 7 (0.56%) SSH
7 6 (0.48%) Firewall
8 5 (0.40%) DNS
9 3 (0.24%) DVB
9 3 (0.24%) OSPF
9 3 (0.24%) BGP
9 3 (0.24%) LDAP
9 3 (0.24%) VPN
9 3 (0.24%) SMTP
9 3 (0.24%) SSL
9 3 (0.24%) Network Security
9 3 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.16%) LAN
10 2 (0.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 247 (19.68%) SQL Server
2 148 (11.79%) MySQL
3 64 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 63 (5.02%) Relational Database
5 61 (4.86%) Oracle Database
6 51 (4.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 40 (3.19%) MongoDB
8 36 (2.87%) Oracle Database 11g
9 28 (2.23%) Oracle Database 10g
10 24 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
11 21 (1.67%) NoSQL
12 20 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
13 19 (1.51%) RDBMS
14 16 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 16 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 10 (0.80%) Pentaho
16 10 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.80%) Oracle OWB
17 8 (0.64%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 142 (11.31%) Git (software)
2 85 (6.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 83 (6.61%) Subversion
4 80 (6.37%) Visual Studio
5 47 (3.75%) Axure RP
6 42 (3.35%) Maven
7 39 (3.11%) Grunt
7 39 (3.11%) Jenkins
8 37 (2.95%) Eclipse
9 34 (2.71%) JUnit
10 33 (2.63%) Dreamweaver
10 33 (2.63%) Selenium
11 29 (2.31%) JIRA
12 23 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
13 22 (1.75%) QUnit
13 22 (1.75%) Jasmine
14 21 (1.67%) NUnit
15 19 (1.51%) Mockito
16 17 (1.35%) Ant
16 17 (1.35%) Cucumber
General
1 92 (7.33%) Finance
2 72 (5.74%) Marketing
3 53 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.79%) Publishing
5 32 (2.55%) Banking
6 24 (1.91%) Retail
7 16 (1.27%) Advertising
8 14 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.12%) Electronics
9 11 (0.88%) Legal
10 6 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.32%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Back Office
12 3 (0.24%) Games
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Military
13 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.080%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.080%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.080%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1011 (80.56%) Developer
2 256 (20.40%) Front-End Developer
3 188 (14.98%) Web Developer
4 163 (12.99%) .NET Developer
5 111 (8.84%) Designer
6 105 (8.37%) C# Developer
7 104 (8.29%) PHP Developer
8 88 (7.01%) C# .NET Developer
9 85 (6.77%) JavaScript Developer
10 72 (5.74%) Java Developer
11 64 (5.10%) ASP.NET Developer
12 55 (4.38%) Senior Developer
13 50 (3.98%) UX Designer
14 48 (3.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 47 (3.75%) Consultant
16 43 (3.43%) Front-End Web Developer
17 34 (2.71%) Web Designer
18 31 (2.47%) Software Developer
19 26 (2.07%) SharePoint Developer
20 23 (1.83%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1179 (93.94%) HTML
2 626 (49.88%) jQuery
3 460 (36.65%) HTML5
4 394 (31.39%) .NET
5 335 (26.69%) CSS3
6 291 (23.19%) ASP.NET
7 256 (20.40%) Ajax
8 231 (18.41%) XML
9 177 (14.10%) AngularJS
10 151 (12.03%) Web Services
11 132 (10.52%) JSON
12 131 (10.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 121 (9.64%) .NET Framework
14 109 (8.69%) XHTML
15 95 (7.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 85 (6.77%) WCF
17 78 (6.22%) REST
18 75 (5.98%) RESTful
18 75 (5.98%) Sass
19 74 (5.90%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 174 (13.86%) User Experience
2 95 (7.57%) W3C
3 61 (4.86%) Open Source
4 59 (4.70%) Mobile App
5 38 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (2.07%) Graphic Design
8 23 (1.83%) Web 2.0
9 21 (1.67%) Digital Media
10 19 (1.51%) E-Learning
11 17 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.04%) Social Media
14 11 (0.88%) iPad
15 10 (0.80%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.80%) DTV
15 10 (0.80%) SCORM
16 9 (0.72%) Data Integration
17 8 (0.64%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 135 (10.76%) Linux
2 83 (6.61%) Windows
3 58 (4.62%) UNIX
4 22 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 22 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (1.75%) Android
5 14 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
7 7 (0.56%) Debian
7 7 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (0.56%) AIX
8 6 (0.48%) Ubuntu
9 4 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.32%) CentOS
9 4 (0.32%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.32%) Solaris
10 3 (0.24%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.24%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 417 (33.23%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (25.74%) MVC
3 167 (13.31%) OO
4 165 (13.15%) Scrum
5 148 (11.79%) Web Development
6 145 (11.55%) TDD
7 123 (9.80%) Responsive Web Design
8 90 (7.17%) E-Commerce
9 85 (6.77%) Unit Testing
10 70 (5.58%) Content Management
11 64 (5.10%) OOP
12 63 (5.02%) BDD
13 57 (4.54%) Web Design
14 56 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
15 55 (4.38%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (3.19%) CRM
16 40 (3.19%) Workflow
17 37 (2.95%) Web Accessibility
18 34 (2.71%) Software Engineering
19 33 (2.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1027 (81.83%) JavaScript
2 316 (25.18%) C#
3 272 (21.67%) SQL
4 235 (18.73%) PHP
5 176 (14.02%) Java
6 50 (3.98%) T-SQL
7 42 (3.35%) Python
8 38 (3.03%) Perl
9 35 (2.79%) PL/SQL
9 35 (2.79%) Ruby
10 33 (2.63%) VB.NET
11 26 (2.07%) C++
12 25 (1.99%) PHP5
13 22 (1.75%) Shell Script
14 20 (1.59%) C
15 18 (1.43%) VBA
16 14 (1.12%) PowerShell
17 13 (1.04%) ActionScript
18 8 (0.64%) XPath
19 7 (0.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (5.02%) Degree
2 52 (4.14%) Security Cleared
3 40 (3.19%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.56%) ISEB
5 4 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.32%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.16%) HNC
7 2 (0.16%) HND
7 2 (0.16%) CCIE
8 1 (0.080%) MCPD
8 1 (0.080%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.080%) MCP
8 1 (0.080%) MCSE
8 1 (0.080%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.080%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.20%) QA
2 11 (0.88%) WCAG
3 9 (0.72%) WAI
4 5 (0.40%) SLA
5 2 (0.16%) HL7
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (0.96%) VirtualBox
2 11 (0.88%) Docker
3 10 (0.80%) VMware ESX
4 9 (0.72%) Active Directory
5 3 (0.24%) ProxySG
5 3 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (0.24%) Shibboleth
5 3 (0.24%) Varnish
6 1 (0.080%) vCloud
6 1 (0.080%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (0.96%) Vagrant
2 11 (0.88%) Puppet
3 5 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.080%) cPanel
5 1 (0.080%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 134 (10.68%) Microsoft
2 118 (9.40%) Adobe
3 99 (7.89%) Oracle
4 44 (3.51%) Google
5 29 (2.31%) Zend
6 24 (1.91%) Sitecore
7 22 (1.75%) Telerik
8 21 (1.67%) Ektron
9 19 (1.51%) Twitter
10 16 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (1.27%) Open Text
11 15 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 13 (1.04%) RedDot
12 13 (1.04%) VMware
13 12 (0.96%) Facebook
13 12 (0.96%) IBM
14 11 (0.88%) HP
15 10 (0.80%) SAP
16 8 (0.64%) Cisco
17 7 (0.56%) hybris
Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Oxfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £270 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gatwick, West Sussex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £225 to £275 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Clearview Traffic Group
Rate: £325 per day (3 months + possible extensions)
Posted: 16 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Bodleian Libraries
Rate: From £30,434 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago