The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 19 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing CSS 240 219 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.50% 7.14% 7.94%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.47% 25.58% 31.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 150 118
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £219 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £401 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 4 2
Average hourly rate £38.64 £35.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.51 £19.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £35.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
843 856 546
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.34% 27.90% 25.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 591 372
Average daily rate £365 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 18 10
Average hourly rate £42.75 £35.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.49 £20.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in the South West

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

CSS
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

CSS Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Bristol +14 104 £350 +1.44% 58
Devon -2 34 £358 -4.66% 8
Somerset +1 31 £300 +3.44% 19
Wiltshire -14 24 £338 +3.84% 20
Gloucestershire +5 20 £325 +44.44% 16
Dorset -7 10 £340 +33.33% 32
Cornwall +7 2 - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

1 434 (95.59%) HTML
2 354 (77.97%) JavaScript
3 174 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
4 172 (37.89%) HTML5
5 166 (36.56%) .NET
6 137 (30.18%) CSS3
6 137 (30.18%) jQuery
7 135 (29.74%) SQL
7 135 (29.74%) C#
8 118 (25.99%) MVC
9 114 (25.11%) ASP.NET
10 99 (21.81%) Java
11 94 (20.70%) Web Development
12 93 (20.48%) SQL Server
13 89 (19.60%) Scrum
14 80 (17.62%) TDD
15 73 (16.08%) AngularJS
16 62 (13.66%) Security Cleared
17 57 (12.56%) PHP
18 55 (12.11%) XML
19 54 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
20 51 (11.23%) MySQL
21 50 (11.01%) OO
22 48 (10.57%) Ajax
23 45 (9.91%) Microsoft
23 45 (9.91%) Web Services
24 44 (9.69%) SC Cleared
24 44 (9.69%) Responsive Web Design
25 43 (9.47%) Node.js
25 43 (9.47%) .NET Framework

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 43 (9.47%) Node.js
2 35 (7.71%) Apache
2 35 (7.71%) CMS
3 33 (7.27%) Tomcat
4 27 (5.95%) SharePoint
5 21 (4.63%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (4.19%) Umbraco
7 18 (3.96%) IIS
8 16 (3.52%) WebLogic
9 13 (2.86%) WordPress
9 13 (2.86%) Liferay
10 12 (2.64%) Drupal
11 9 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
12 7 (1.54%) JBoss
13 6 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.88%) Confluence
14 4 (0.88%) LiveLink
14 4 (0.88%) Mule
15 2 (0.44%) DNN
Applications
1 20 (4.41%) Photoshop
2 17 (3.74%) Adobe Illustrator
2 17 (3.74%) Fireworks
3 12 (2.64%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.10%) PowerPivot
5 4 (0.88%) MS Project
6 3 (0.66%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.44%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.44%) MS Office
7 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.22%) Maya
8 1 (0.22%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.22%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 11 (2.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (1.32%) Magento
2 6 (1.32%) Summit
3 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.20%) SaaS
3 6 (1.32%) GitHub
4 4 (0.88%) Office 365
5 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.52%) HTTP
1 16 (3.52%) Internet
2 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (0.88%) DNS
2 4 (0.88%) Firewall
3 2 (0.44%) Skype
3 2 (0.44%) Intranet
4 1 (0.22%) LDAP
4 1 (0.22%) Telnet
4 1 (0.22%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.22%) SSL
4 1 (0.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (20.48%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.23%) MySQL
3 31 (6.83%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 11 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (2.42%) Couchbase
5 11 (2.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 9 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.32%) MS Access
8 6 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.10%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.88%) Big Data
11 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Power View
11 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.44%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 41 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.49%) Visual Studio
3 22 (4.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (4.41%) NUnit
5 15 (3.30%) Grunt
6 13 (2.86%) Cucumber
6 13 (2.86%) Eclipse
6 13 (2.86%) MSTest
7 12 (2.64%) Subversion
7 12 (2.64%) Jenkins
8 7 (1.54%) gulp
8 7 (1.54%) Maven
8 7 (1.54%) JUnit
9 6 (1.32%) Selenium
10 5 (1.10%) Rhino Mocks
10 5 (1.10%) Jasmine
11 4 (0.88%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (0.88%) Mocha
11 4 (0.88%) JIRA
12 3 (0.66%) CasperJS
General
1 33 (7.27%) Finance
2 21 (4.63%) Marketing
3 14 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.42%) Electronics
6 8 (1.76%) Retail
7 6 (1.32%) Military
8 4 (0.88%) Publishing
9 3 (0.66%) Games
10 2 (0.44%) Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Local Government
11 1 (0.22%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 361 (79.52%) Developer
2 93 (20.48%) .NET Developer
3 62 (13.66%) Front-End Developer
4 50 (11.01%) Web Developer
5 42 (9.25%) JavaScript Developer
6 36 (7.93%) Java Developer
7 33 (7.27%) Software Engineer
8 31 (6.83%) ASP.NET Developer
9 29 (6.39%) Designer
10 28 (6.17%) C# Developer
10 28 (6.17%) PHP Developer
11 25 (5.51%) C# .NET Developer
12 22 (4.85%) Software Developer
13 21 (4.63%) SharePoint Developer
14 18 (3.96%) Web Designer
15 15 (3.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 13 (2.86%) .NET Web Developer
17 12 (2.64%) Senior Developer
18 10 (2.20%) Analyst
18 10 (2.20%) Agile .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 434 (95.59%) HTML
2 172 (37.89%) HTML5
3 166 (36.56%) .NET
4 137 (30.18%) jQuery
4 137 (30.18%) CSS3
5 114 (25.11%) ASP.NET
6 73 (16.08%) AngularJS
7 55 (12.11%) XML
8 54 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 48 (10.57%) Ajax
10 45 (9.91%) Web Services
11 43 (9.47%) .NET Framework
12 41 (9.03%) REST
13 38 (8.37%) Sass
14 37 (8.15%) ASP.NET Web API
15 36 (7.93%) JSON
16 34 (7.49%) SOAP
17 32 (7.05%) JSP
18 29 (6.39%) RESTful
19 27 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.25%) User Experience
2 14 (3.08%) Mobile App
3 11 (2.42%) DTV
4 9 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.76%) Digital Media
5 8 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.32%) W3C
7 5 (1.10%) E-Learning
8 4 (0.88%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.66%) Derivative
9 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.66%) iPhone
9 3 (0.66%) iPad
10 2 (0.44%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.44%) Social Network
10 2 (0.44%) SCORM
11 1 (0.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.81%) Linux
2 29 (6.39%) Windows
3 18 (3.96%) Android
4 14 (3.08%) Apple iOS
5 10 (2.20%) UNIX
6 6 (1.32%) Windows Phone
6 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.88%) Solaris
8 3 (0.66%) CentOS
9 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.44%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.22%) webOS
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (38.33%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (25.99%) MVC
3 94 (20.70%) Web Development
4 89 (19.60%) Scrum
5 80 (17.62%) TDD
6 50 (11.01%) OO
7 44 (9.69%) Responsive Web Design
8 42 (9.25%) Software Engineering
9 37 (8.15%) BDD
10 36 (7.93%) Web Design
11 32 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (6.83%) E-Commerce
13 27 (5.95%) Time Management
14 24 (5.29%) Content Management
15 22 (4.85%) Business Intelligence
16 21 (4.63%) Unit Testing
17 17 (3.74%) UML
17 17 (3.74%) SDLC
18 15 (3.30%) Information Architecture
18 15 (3.30%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 354 (77.97%) JavaScript
2 135 (29.74%) C#
2 135 (29.74%) SQL
3 99 (21.81%) Java
4 57 (12.56%) PHP
5 20 (4.41%) C++
6 14 (3.08%) VB.NET
7 13 (2.86%) Ruby
8 12 (2.64%) Objective-C
8 12 (2.64%) Python
9 11 (2.42%) T-SQL
10 9 (1.98%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.76%) XQuery
11 8 (1.76%) XPath
12 7 (1.54%) PHP5
12 7 (1.54%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.54%) VBA
13 5 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.66%) CoffeeScript
14 3 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 62 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.86%) Degree
4 6 (1.32%) ISEB
4 6 (1.32%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.66%) MCP
6 2 (0.44%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) MCSD
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.54%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) ISO 9001
2 6 (1.32%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (0.88%) ISA Server
2 3 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.66%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) vSphere
3 2 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (3.74%) Puppet
2 5 (1.10%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.66%) yum
4 2 (0.44%) Zenoss
4 2 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.22%) logstash
5 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.51%) Oracle
3 11 (2.42%) SAP
4 9 (1.98%) Adobe
4 9 (1.98%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.54%) Zend
6 6 (1.32%) OpenText
6 6 (1.32%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.10%) Ektron
8 4 (0.88%) Sun
8 4 (0.88%) BEA
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco
9 3 (0.66%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.66%) Apple
9 3 (0.66%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.66%) VMware
10 2 (0.44%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.44%) BMC
10 2 (0.44%) CA
11 1 (0.22%) Siebel
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
ISL
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Somerset
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
ISL
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cornwall
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day + Permanent Opportunity
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago