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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 20 30 25
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing CSS 667 477 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.27% 5.66% 6.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.06% 23.58% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 269 262
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 27
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
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
2295 2023 1836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.03% 24.02% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1337 1091 1008
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 60 94
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.25 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £42.50 £40.00
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 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -1 147 £335 -4.28% 98
Hampshire -3 118 £350 +7.69% 64
Surrey +16 103 £375 +30.43% 52
Buckinghamshire +9 83 £338 +3.84% 29
East Sussex 0 65 £288 +15.57% 36
West Sussex +20 46 £344 +5.76% 17
Oxfordshire -10 41 £238 -20.83% 48
Kent +15 30 £315 -10.00% 19
Middlesex +20 29 £400 +23.07% 5
Isle of Wight - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Sussex - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1219 (93.12%) HTML
2 1083 (82.73%) JavaScript
3 663 (50.65%) jQuery
4 469 (35.83%) HTML5
5 439 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
6 388 (29.64%) .NET
7 356 (27.20%) CSS3
8 322 (24.60%) MVC
9 312 (23.83%) C#
10 277 (21.16%) ASP.NET
11 275 (21.01%) SQL
12 251 (19.17%) Ajax
13 244 (18.64%) XML
14 235 (17.95%) PHP
15 230 (17.57%) SQL Server
16 212 (16.20%) AngularJS
17 210 (16.04%) OO
18 205 (15.66%) Java
19 196 (14.97%) Web Services
20 192 (14.67%) User Experience
21 184 (14.06%) Web Development
22 175 (13.37%) CMS
23 172 (13.14%) TDD
24 170 (12.99%) Scrum
25 153 (11.69%) Git (software)
26 149 (11.38%) Linux
27 146 (11.15%) MySQL
28 141 (10.77%) Photoshop
29 139 (10.62%) Microsoft
30 127 (9.70%) Adobe

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 175 (13.37%) CMS
2 127 (9.70%) SharePoint
3 96 (7.33%) Node.js
4 80 (6.11%) Apache
5 63 (4.81%) Tomcat
6 52 (3.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 51 (3.90%) IIS
8 50 (3.82%) WordPress
9 46 (3.51%) Drupal
10 41 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
11 24 (1.83%) Adobe CQ
12 21 (1.60%) Sitecore CMS
12 21 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
13 15 (1.15%) Alfresco
13 15 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
13 15 (1.15%) WebLogic
14 13 (0.99%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.99%) TeamSite
15 11 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
16 9 (0.69%) Kentico
Applications
1 141 (10.77%) Photoshop
2 78 (5.96%) Adobe Illustrator
3 55 (4.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 33 (2.52%) MS Excel
5 15 (1.15%) Fireworks
6 10 (0.76%) InDesign
6 10 (0.76%) MS Office
7 9 (0.69%) Adobe Captivate
8 7 (0.53%) OmniGraffle
8 7 (0.53%) InfoPath
9 6 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (0.46%) GIMP
10 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.23%) PaintShop Pro
11 3 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.076%) QuarkXPress
12 1 (0.076%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.53%) Magento
3 7 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.31%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.31%) Tridion
5 3 (0.23%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.076%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.076%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.076%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.076%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.38%) SaaS
4 15 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.07%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.61%) Office 365
7 5 (0.38%) Yammer
8 3 (0.23%) Heroku
8 3 (0.23%) Force.com
9 2 (0.15%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.15%) PaaS
9 2 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.076%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 63 (4.81%) Internet
2 41 (3.13%) Intranet
3 22 (1.68%) HTTP
4 9 (0.69%) Network Security
5 8 (0.61%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.53%) FTP
7 6 (0.46%) Firewall
8 5 (0.38%) SSH
9 4 (0.31%) DNS
9 4 (0.31%) VPN
10 3 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (0.23%) SMTP
10 3 (0.23%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.23%) SSL
10 3 (0.23%) LDAP
11 2 (0.15%) LAN
11 2 (0.15%) WAN
11 2 (0.15%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.15%) DVB
11 2 (0.15%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (17.57%) SQL Server
2 146 (11.15%) MySQL
3 68 (5.19%) Oracle Database
4 64 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 51 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 44 (3.36%) MongoDB
7 39 (2.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 37 (2.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 29 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
10 25 (1.91%) NoSQL
11 24 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 24 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (1.38%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 14 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
14 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 12 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 10 (0.76%) Oracle OWB
16 10 (0.76%) Pentaho
17 9 (0.69%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 153 (11.69%) Git (software)
2 92 (7.03%) Visual Studio
3 91 (6.95%) Subversion
4 84 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (4.13%) Axure RP
6 51 (3.90%) Jenkins
7 48 (3.67%) Maven
8 46 (3.51%) Selenium
9 44 (3.36%) Grunt
10 43 (3.28%) Eclipse
11 41 (3.13%) JUnit
12 36 (2.75%) Dreamweaver
13 31 (2.37%) JIRA
14 24 (1.83%) Jasmine
15 23 (1.76%) NUnit
16 22 (1.68%) Oracle APEX
16 22 (1.68%) QUnit
17 21 (1.60%) Mockito
18 19 (1.45%) Moq
18 19 (1.45%) Ant
General
1 104 (7.94%) Finance
2 71 (5.42%) Marketing
3 53 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 48 (3.67%) Publishing
5 35 (2.67%) Banking
6 19 (1.45%) Retail
7 15 (1.15%) Advertising
8 12 (0.92%) Electronics
9 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.53%) Legal
11 6 (0.46%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.38%) Games
13 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) Military
15 1 (0.076%) Back Office
15 1 (0.076%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1063 (81.21%) Developer
2 246 (18.79%) Front-End Developer
3 166 (12.68%) Web Developer
4 158 (12.07%) .NET Developer
5 110 (8.40%) PHP Developer
6 109 (8.33%) Designer
7 103 (7.87%) C# Developer
8 92 (7.03%) JavaScript Developer
9 88 (6.72%) Java Developer
10 83 (6.34%) C# .NET Developer
11 61 (4.66%) Senior Developer
12 58 (4.43%) ASP.NET Developer
13 49 (3.74%) UX Designer
14 47 (3.59%) Consultant
14 47 (3.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 38 (2.90%) SharePoint Developer
16 33 (2.52%) Software Developer
17 32 (2.44%) Front-End Web Developer
18 26 (1.99%) CMS Developer
18 26 (1.99%) Web Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1219 (93.12%) HTML
2 663 (50.65%) jQuery
3 469 (35.83%) HTML5
4 388 (29.64%) .NET
5 356 (27.20%) CSS3
6 277 (21.16%) ASP.NET
7 251 (19.17%) Ajax
8 244 (18.64%) XML
9 212 (16.20%) AngularJS
10 196 (14.97%) Web Services
11 127 (9.70%) JSON
12 122 (9.32%) .NET Framework
13 117 (8.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 114 (8.71%) ASP.NET MVC
15 102 (7.79%) XHTML
16 100 (7.64%) RESTful
17 92 (7.03%) Sass
18 89 (6.80%) Spring
19 85 (6.49%) WCF
20 84 (6.42%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 192 (14.67%) User Experience
2 93 (7.10%) W3C
3 67 (5.12%) Open Source
4 63 (4.81%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.44%) Computer Science
6 31 (2.37%) Web 2.0
6 31 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (1.68%) Digital Media
8 21 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (1.60%) E-Learning
9 18 (1.38%) Graphic Design
10 16 (1.22%) Social Media
10 16 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (0.99%) Visualisation
12 12 (0.92%) RIA
12 12 (0.92%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.84%) Inversion of Control
14 10 (0.76%) SCORM
14 10 (0.76%) Animation
14 10 (0.76%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 149 (11.38%) Linux
2 73 (5.58%) Windows
3 61 (4.66%) UNIX
4 21 (1.60%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.53%) Android
6 19 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.53%) Debian
9 7 (0.53%) AIX
10 6 (0.46%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.31%) CentOS
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.31%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.23%) Solaris
13 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.15%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 439 (33.54%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (24.60%) MVC
3 210 (16.04%) OO
4 184 (14.06%) Web Development
5 172 (13.14%) TDD
6 170 (12.99%) Scrum
7 118 (9.01%) Responsive Web Design
8 88 (6.72%) Content Management
8 88 (6.72%) E-Commerce
9 83 (6.34%) Unit Testing
10 81 (6.19%) BDD
11 72 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
12 67 (5.12%) OOP
13 60 (4.58%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (3.82%) Web Design
15 44 (3.36%) Workflow
16 41 (3.13%) Software Engineering
17 39 (2.98%) CRM
18 34 (2.60%) SOA
19 33 (2.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 1083 (82.73%) JavaScript
2 312 (23.83%) C#
3 275 (21.01%) SQL
4 235 (17.95%) PHP
5 205 (15.66%) Java
6 50 (3.82%) Python
7 39 (2.98%) Perl
8 37 (2.83%) Ruby
9 36 (2.75%) PL/SQL
10 33 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.91%) VB.NET
12 24 (1.83%) C++
12 24 (1.83%) PHP5
13 23 (1.76%) Shell Script
14 17 (1.30%) PowerShell
14 17 (1.30%) VBA
14 17 (1.30%) C
15 14 (1.07%) XPath
16 10 (0.76%) ActionScript
17 9 (0.69%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 56 (4.28%) Degree
2 55 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 42 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (0.53%) ISEB
6 4 (0.31%) ISTQB
6 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.15%) HNC
7 2 (0.15%) HND
7 2 (0.15%) CCIE
8 1 (0.076%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.076%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.076%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.076%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.30%) QA
2 10 (0.76%) WCAG
3 9 (0.69%) WAI
4 4 (0.31%) SLA
5 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.23%) HL7
6 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (0.92%) VirtualBox
1 12 (0.92%) Docker
2 10 (0.76%) VMware ESX
2 10 (0.76%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.23%) Varnish
3 3 (0.23%) Shibboleth
3 3 (0.23%) ProxySG
4 2 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.076%) vCloud
5 1 (0.076%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 12 (0.92%) Puppet
1 12 (0.92%) Vagrant
2 5 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.23%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.076%) Ansible
5 1 (0.076%) cPanel
5 1 (0.076%) Salt
5 1 (0.076%) Kibana
5 1 (0.076%) logstash
5 1 (0.076%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 139 (10.62%) Microsoft
2 127 (9.70%) Adobe
3 111 (8.48%) Oracle
4 48 (3.67%) Google
5 27 (2.06%) Sitecore
6 26 (1.99%) Zend
7 24 (1.83%) Open Text
8 22 (1.68%) Twitter
8 22 (1.68%) Ektron
9 19 (1.45%) RedDot
10 16 (1.22%) Telerik
10 16 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 15 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (1.07%) VMware
13 13 (0.99%) Apple
14 12 (0.92%) HP
14 12 (0.92%) Facebook
15 11 (0.84%) SAP
15 11 (0.84%) Cisco
15 11 (0.84%) IBM
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £180 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 3 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £37,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £340 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hudson IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago