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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 26 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Contract jobs citing CSS 558 477 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.01% 5.38% 6.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.19% 21.41% 26.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 264 345
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 24
Average hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £23.13 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £37.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- +36.02%
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
2307 2228 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.86% 25.11% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1299 1254 1169
Average daily rate £350 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 64 79
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £20.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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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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 0 146 £350 +1.44% 53
Hampshire -3 127 £350 +7.69% 73
Surrey +26 83 £300 -9.09% 47
Buckinghamshire +2 48 £325 - 31
East Sussex +1 45 £250 -16.66% 34
West Sussex +21 36 £281 -12.10% 15
Oxfordshire +2 33 £319 +37.09% 41
Kent +6 27 £243 -19.16% 20
Middlesex -6 9 £350 +14.28% 2
Isle of Wight - 4 - - 2
Home Counties -9 3 £413 +17.85%
M4 Corridor - 2 £300 -
Sussex - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 976 (92.16%) HTML
2 836 (78.94%) JavaScript
3 460 (43.44%) jQuery
4 377 (35.60%) HTML5
5 290 (27.38%) .NET
6 280 (26.44%) MVC
7 260 (24.55%) CSS3
8 255 (24.08%) C#
9 212 (20.02%) ASP.NET
10 210 (19.83%) SQL
11 205 (19.36%) SQL Server
12 200 (18.89%) PHP
13 198 (18.70%) Ajax
14 193 (18.22%) XML
15 179 (16.90%) Java
16 167 (15.77%) MySQL
17 160 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
18 148 (13.98%) Web Development
19 142 (13.41%) Web Services
20 137 (12.94%) OO
21 127 (11.99%) Linux
22 115 (10.86%) Subversion
22 115 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
23 109 (10.29%) AngularJS
24 107 (10.10%) CMS
25 106 (10.01%) Microsoft
26 104 (9.82%) Photoshop
27 103 (9.73%) Git (software)
28 101 (9.54%) Scrum
29 97 (9.16%) TDD

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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
1 107 (10.10%) CMS
2 63 (5.95%) Apache
3 59 (5.57%) SharePoint
4 44 (4.15%) Node.js
5 41 (3.87%) Tomcat
6 40 (3.78%) WordPress
7 36 (3.40%) IIS
8 34 (3.21%) Drupal
9 27 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
10 26 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
11 21 (1.98%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.42%) WebLogic
12 15 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
12 15 (1.42%) Confluence
13 13 (1.23%) Joomla!
14 12 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
14 12 (1.13%) Sitecore CMS
15 9 (0.85%) TeamSite
16 8 (0.76%) Adobe CQ
17 7 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 104 (9.82%) Photoshop
2 63 (5.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 27 (2.55%) MS Office
3 27 (2.55%) MS Excel
4 19 (1.79%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (1.04%) InfoPath
5 11 (1.04%) Fireworks
6 10 (0.94%) Adobe Captivate
7 4 (0.38%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
9 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.19%) InDesign
10 1 (0.094%) QuarkXPress
10 1 (0.094%) SPSS
10 1 (0.094%) MS Project
10 1 (0.094%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 23 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.85%) Magento
3 5 (0.47%) Google Analytics
3 5 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.47%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.094%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.094%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.04%) SaaS
2 11 (1.04%) Amazon S3
3 8 (0.76%) GitHub
3 8 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.47%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (0.19%) Heroku
5 2 (0.19%) Office 365
5 2 (0.19%) Force.com
6 1 (0.094%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.094%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 44 (4.15%) HTTP
2 42 (3.97%) Internet
3 16 (1.51%) Intranet
4 13 (1.23%) FTP
5 8 (0.76%) DNS
5 8 (0.76%) SSH
6 7 (0.66%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.57%) VPN
7 6 (0.57%) SNMP
8 5 (0.47%) Telnet
8 5 (0.47%) Firewall
9 4 (0.38%) AMQP
10 3 (0.28%) SSL
10 3 (0.28%) LDAP
10 3 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (0.19%) VoIP
11 2 (0.19%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.19%) BGP
11 2 (0.19%) MPLS
11 2 (0.19%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (19.36%) SQL Server
2 167 (15.77%) MySQL
3 61 (5.76%) Relational Database
4 59 (5.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 44 (4.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (2.17%) Oracle Database
8 22 (2.08%) MongoDB
9 21 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.70%) Redis
12 17 (1.61%) NoSQL
13 16 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
14 15 (1.42%) Big Data
15 13 (1.23%) RDBMS
16 11 (1.04%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.66%) DB2
18 6 (0.57%) Apache Hive
18 6 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 115 (10.86%) Subversion
2 103 (9.73%) Git (software)
3 56 (5.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 55 (5.19%) Visual Studio
5 34 (3.21%) JIRA
5 34 (3.21%) JUnit
6 32 (3.02%) Jenkins
6 32 (3.02%) Eclipse
7 30 (2.83%) Axure RP
8 27 (2.55%) Maven
9 26 (2.46%) Jasmine
9 26 (2.46%) Grunt
10 22 (2.08%) Selenium
11 21 (1.98%) Ant
12 19 (1.79%) Dreamweaver
13 15 (1.42%) NUnit
14 13 (1.23%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.13%) PHPUnit
16 11 (1.04%) Mockito
17 10 (0.94%) Mercurial
General
1 87 (8.22%) Finance
2 47 (4.44%) Retail
3 46 (4.34%) Marketing
4 43 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.70%) Advertising
6 17 (1.61%) Publishing
7 14 (1.32%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.04%) Legal
9 9 (0.85%) Electronics
10 8 (0.76%) Banking
11 7 (0.66%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Military
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Front Office
13 2 (0.19%) Back Office
13 2 (0.19%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.094%) German Language
14 1 (0.094%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.094%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 877 (82.81%) Developer
2 179 (16.90%) Front-End Developer
3 168 (15.86%) Web Developer
4 137 (12.94%) .NET Developer
5 110 (10.39%) JavaScript Developer
6 99 (9.35%) PHP Developer
7 70 (6.61%) Designer
8 66 (6.23%) C# Developer
9 62 (5.85%) Java Developer
10 54 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
11 51 (4.82%) Senior Developer
11 51 (4.82%) ASP.NET Developer
12 46 (4.34%) Consultant
13 41 (3.87%) UI Developer
14 38 (3.59%) UI Programmer
15 37 (3.49%) User Experience Designer
16 33 (3.12%) Front-End Web Developer
17 28 (2.64%) Programmer
17 28 (2.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 27 (2.55%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 976 (92.16%) HTML
2 460 (43.44%) jQuery
3 377 (35.60%) HTML5
4 290 (27.38%) .NET
5 260 (24.55%) CSS3
6 212 (20.02%) ASP.NET
7 198 (18.70%) Ajax
8 193 (18.22%) XML
9 142 (13.41%) Web Services
10 115 (10.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 109 (10.29%) AngularJS
12 97 (9.16%) JSON
13 92 (8.69%) .NET Framework
14 76 (7.18%) XHTML
15 72 (6.80%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 71 (6.70%) Backbone.js
17 68 (6.42%) Spring
18 63 (5.95%) WCF
19 53 (5.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 53 (5.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (6.23%) Mobile App
2 47 (4.44%) Open Source
3 44 (4.15%) W3C
4 41 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.64%) Graphic Design
7 20 (1.89%) E-Learning
8 17 (1.61%) Wiki
9 14 (1.32%) SCORM
9 14 (1.32%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.23%) Digital Media
11 12 (1.13%) iPad
12 10 (0.94%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.85%) Social Media
14 8 (0.76%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.76%) Mathematics
15 7 (0.66%) CMDB
15 7 (0.66%) GIS
15 7 (0.66%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.57%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 127 (11.99%) Linux
2 97 (9.16%) Windows
3 77 (7.27%) UNIX
4 40 (3.78%) Apple iOS
5 35 (3.31%) Android
6 12 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (0.76%) AIX
8 6 (0.57%) CentOS
8 6 (0.57%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.47%) Debian
9 5 (0.47%) Solaris
10 4 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (0.38%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.38%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.28%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.19%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.094%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (26.44%) MVC
2 160 (15.11%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (13.98%) Web Development
4 137 (12.94%) OO
5 101 (9.54%) Scrum
6 97 (9.16%) TDD
7 94 (8.88%) Responsive Web Design
8 87 (8.22%) E-Commerce
9 82 (7.74%) Unit Testing
10 80 (7.55%) Web Design
11 60 (5.67%) OOP
12 57 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
13 48 (4.53%) BDD
14 34 (3.21%) Content Management
15 33 (3.12%) Workflow
15 33 (3.12%) Web Application Development
16 32 (3.02%) CRM
17 30 (2.83%) Software Engineering
18 29 (2.74%) Validation
19 28 (2.64%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 836 (78.94%) JavaScript
2 255 (24.08%) C#
3 210 (19.83%) SQL
4 200 (18.89%) PHP
5 179 (16.90%) Java
6 49 (4.63%) T-SQL
7 45 (4.25%) VB.NET
8 43 (4.06%) Python
9 33 (3.12%) PL/SQL
10 32 (3.02%) PHP5
11 23 (2.17%) Ruby
12 16 (1.51%) Perl
12 16 (1.51%) C++
13 15 (1.42%) ActionScript
14 14 (1.32%) C
15 11 (1.04%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.94%) Objective-C
17 9 (0.85%) ActionScript 2.0
18 8 (0.76%) Shell Script
19 7 (0.66%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (5.48%) Degree
2 34 (3.21%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.89%) SC Cleared
4 13 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.28%) ISTQB
5 3 (0.28%) OCPJP
5 3 (0.28%) ISEB
5 3 (0.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.19%) MCSE
6 2 (0.19%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.19%) MCPD
7 1 (0.094%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.13%) QA
1 12 (1.13%) WCAG
2 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.38%) HL7
3 3 (0.28%) SLA
4 2 (0.19%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (0.76%) VirtualBox
2 5 (0.47%) Docker
3 4 (0.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.28%) ProxySG
4 3 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.28%) vCloud
5 2 (0.19%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 10 (0.94%) Puppet
2 9 (0.85%) Vagrant
3 6 (0.57%) Ansible
4 3 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.28%) HP UCMDB
5 2 (0.19%) SCOM
6 1 (0.094%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.094%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 106 (10.01%) Microsoft
2 73 (6.89%) Oracle
3 68 (6.42%) Adobe
4 29 (2.74%) Zend
5 19 (1.79%) Twitter
6 17 (1.61%) Google
7 15 (1.42%) hybris
8 14 (1.32%) Sitecore
8 14 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 13 (1.23%) IBM
9 13 (1.23%) JBoss
10 12 (1.13%) Sencha
11 10 (0.94%) Cisco
11 10 (0.94%) HP
11 10 (0.94%) Red Hat
12 9 (0.85%) Telerik
13 8 (0.76%) Yahoo!
14 7 (0.66%) BMC
14 7 (0.66%) VMware
14 7 (0.66%) SAP
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