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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 24 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing CSS 202 217 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.89% 7.01% 8.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.45% 27.64% 32.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 146 167
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.43% -1.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-38.07% +14.06%
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
686 785 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 23.41% 25.37% 24.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 498 506
Average daily rate £350 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 23 13
Average hourly rate £39.38 £37.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.41% -17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £32.00 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 0 63 £363 +3.57% 47
Wiltshire +10 46 £330 -7.36% 12
Somerset +6 23 £300 -11.76% 14
Dorset -5 18 £400 +60.00% 26
Devon -7 16 £400 +116.21% 13
Gloucestershire -19 15 £325 -18.75% 17
Cornwall +4 3 £300 - 2
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 416 (93.48%) HTML
2 377 (84.72%) JavaScript
3 192 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (35.28%) MVC
5 150 (33.71%) .NET
6 147 (33.03%) C#
7 140 (31.46%) SQL
8 134 (30.11%) AngularJS
9 133 (29.89%) jQuery
10 121 (27.19%) HTML5
10 121 (27.19%) Java
11 108 (24.27%) Web Development
12 102 (22.92%) ASP.NET
13 97 (21.80%) Scrum
14 89 (20.00%) Front End Development
15 84 (18.88%) SQL Server
16 81 (18.20%) CSS3
17 77 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
18 73 (16.40%) Git (software)
19 65 (14.61%) Web Services
20 63 (14.16%) Microsoft
21 60 (13.48%) Relational Database
22 57 (12.81%) TDD
22 57 (12.81%) Finance
23 54 (12.13%) User Experience
24 53 (11.91%) Security Cleared
25 52 (11.69%) Unit Testing
26 51 (11.46%) XML
27 50 (11.24%) OO
28 48 (10.79%) Ruby

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 36 (8.09%) CMS
2 24 (5.39%) Node.js
3 21 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
4 20 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 17 (3.82%) IIS
6 16 (3.60%) Apache
7 12 (2.70%) Umbraco
8 10 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (2.02%) Drupal
9 9 (2.02%) SAS
9 9 (2.02%) WebSphere
9 9 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 8 (1.80%) Confluence
10 8 (1.80%) WordPress
11 6 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.90%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.45%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 8 (1.80%) InfoPath
2 7 (1.57%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.57%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.90%) MS Office
5 3 (0.67%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (2.25%) Magento
3 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.22%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.22%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.72%) GitHub
2 19 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (2.47%) SaaS
5 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.22%) IaaS
6 1 (0.22%) MailChimp
6 1 (0.22%) Office 365
6 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.94%) HTTP
2 5 (1.12%) Internet
3 3 (0.67%) Firewall
3 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.45%) DNS
4 2 (0.45%) VPN
5 1 (0.22%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.88%) SQL Server
2 60 (13.48%) Relational Database
3 40 (8.99%) MySQL
4 34 (7.64%) MongoDB
5 33 (7.42%) RDBMS
6 29 (6.52%) NoSQL
6 29 (6.52%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (2.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.35%) Big Data
10 6 (1.35%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.90%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.45%) Apache Accumulo
13 2 (0.45%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.45%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 73 (16.40%) Git (software)
2 33 (7.42%) Subversion
3 26 (5.84%) Eclipse
4 24 (5.39%) JUnit
4 24 (5.39%) Visual Studio
5 22 (4.94%) JIRA
6 21 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 19 (4.27%) Grunt
7 19 (4.27%) gulp
8 16 (3.60%) RSpec
9 15 (3.37%) Capybara
9 15 (3.37%) git-flow
10 13 (2.92%) Jenkins
11 12 (2.70%) Selenium
12 11 (2.47%) Maven
13 8 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
13 8 (1.80%) webpack
14 7 (1.57%) Bitbucket
14 7 (1.57%) Bower
15 6 (1.35%) Android Studio
General
1 57 (12.81%) Finance
2 21 (4.72%) Marketing
3 18 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.47%) Electronics
5 11 (2.47%) Retail
6 8 (1.80%) Banking
7 5 (1.12%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.12%) Games
8 4 (0.90%) Back Office
8 4 (0.90%) Local Government
9 3 (0.67%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Military
10 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.22%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 393 (88.31%) Developer
2 88 (19.78%) .NET Developer
3 76 (17.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 62 (13.93%) Java Developer
5 51 (11.46%) JavaScript Developer
6 49 (11.01%) C# Developer
7 47 (10.56%) ASP.NET Developer
8 40 (8.99%) HTML Developer
9 37 (8.31%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 37 (8.31%) Software Developer
10 36 (8.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (7.87%) Senior Developer
12 34 (7.64%) HTML CSS Developer
13 32 (7.19%) Web Developer
14 31 (6.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 28 (6.29%) Angular Developer
16 25 (5.62%) PHP Developer
17 23 (5.17%) UI Developer
18 20 (4.49%) Agile Developer
19 16 (3.60%) Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 416 (93.48%) HTML
2 150 (33.71%) .NET
3 134 (30.11%) AngularJS
4 133 (29.89%) jQuery
5 121 (27.19%) HTML5
6 102 (22.92%) ASP.NET
7 81 (18.20%) CSS3
8 77 (17.30%) ASP.NET MVC
9 65 (14.61%) Web Services
10 51 (11.46%) XML
11 46 (10.34%) Sass
11 46 (10.34%) Spring
12 41 (9.21%) Ajax
13 38 (8.54%) .NET Framework
14 35 (7.87%) Hibernate
15 34 (7.64%) JSON
16 33 (7.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 32 (7.19%) REST
17 32 (7.19%) RESTful
18 28 (6.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 54 (12.13%) User Experience
2 40 (8.99%) Mobile App
3 26 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (4.94%) Visualisation
5 11 (2.47%) N-Tier
6 10 (2.25%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.12%) iPad
7 5 (1.12%) Social Media
8 4 (0.90%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.90%) iPhone
8 4 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.90%) VLE
8 4 (0.90%) W3C
9 3 (0.67%) Derivative
9 3 (0.67%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.45%) Animation
10 2 (0.45%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.45%) Wiki
11 1 (0.22%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 27 (6.07%) Unix
2 25 (5.62%) Linux
2 25 (5.62%) Windows
3 16 (3.60%) Mac OS X
4 15 (3.37%) Android
4 15 (3.37%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.57%) Windows 8
6 5 (1.12%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.22%) Debian
7 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (35.28%) MVC
3 108 (24.27%) Web Development
4 97 (21.80%) Scrum
5 89 (20.00%) Front End Development
6 57 (12.81%) TDD
7 52 (11.69%) Unit Testing
8 50 (11.24%) OO
9 43 (9.66%) Responsive Web Design
10 36 (8.09%) BDD
11 34 (7.64%) Web Design
12 30 (6.74%) Migration
13 29 (6.52%) E-Commerce
13 29 (6.52%) Software Engineering
14 26 (5.84%) Configuration Management
14 26 (5.84%) Integration Testing
15 25 (5.62%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (5.62%) Open Source
16 23 (5.17%) Data Migration
17 20 (4.49%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 377 (84.72%) JavaScript
2 147 (33.03%) C#
3 140 (31.46%) SQL
4 121 (27.19%) Java
5 48 (10.79%) Ruby
6 44 (9.89%) Python
7 43 (9.66%) PHP
8 22 (4.94%) C
8 22 (4.94%) T-SQL
9 18 (4.04%) Scala
10 14 (3.15%) PowerShell
11 12 (2.70%) TypeScript
12 11 (2.47%) C++
12 11 (2.47%) Objective-C
12 11 (2.47%) VBScript
13 9 (2.02%) MATLAB
13 9 (2.02%) R
14 8 (1.80%) Perl
15 4 (0.90%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.90%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (11.91%) Security Cleared
2 32 (7.19%) Degree
3 18 (4.04%) SC Cleared
4 17 (3.82%) DV Cleared
5 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.57%) MCAD
6 7 (1.57%) MCITP
6 7 (1.57%) MCSD
6 7 (1.57%) MCTS
7 3 (0.67%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.67%) ISEB
7 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.92%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) WAI
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (1.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (1.35%) Kibana
2 4 (0.90%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.90%) yum
3 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 63 (14.16%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.84%) Oracle
3 15 (3.37%) SAP
4 10 (2.25%) Apple
4 10 (2.25%) IBM
4 10 (2.25%) Sencha
4 10 (2.25%) Siebel
4 10 (2.25%) Sitecore
5 8 (1.80%) EPiServer
6 7 (1.57%) Adobe
7 5 (1.12%) RedGate
7 5 (1.12%) Twitter
7 5 (1.12%) Zend
8 4 (0.90%) Blackboard
8 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.67%) Google
10 1 (0.22%) BEA
10 1 (0.22%) Facebook
10 1 (0.22%) Sybase
10 1 (0.22%) Telerik
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