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 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 19 14 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +21
Contract jobs citing CSS 229 206 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.22% 9.23% 4.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.39% 34.97% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 141 77
Average daily rate
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£335 £303 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% +0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £430 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -56.25%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
836 589 650
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 26.35% 26.39% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 552 401 347
Average daily rate £340 £339 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 33
Average hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.07 £24.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £50.00
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 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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 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
Bristol -2 63 £350 +40.00% 45
Wiltshire -6 45 £344 +5.76% 34
Devon -2 42 £388 +6.89% 10
Somerset -11 31 £295 -9.23% 24
Gloucestershire -21 19 £263 -26.31% 19
Dorset -8 16 £308 +2.50% 27
Cornwall - - - - 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 426 (92.01%) HTML
2 325 (70.19%) JavaScript
3 225 (48.60%) jQuery
4 186 (40.17%) HTML5
5 163 (35.21%) CSS3
6 134 (28.94%) .NET
7 113 (24.41%) C#
8 103 (22.25%) PHP
8 103 (22.25%) ASP.NET
9 96 (20.73%) XML
10 93 (20.09%) MVC
11 91 (19.65%) Java
11 91 (19.65%) SQL
12 86 (18.57%) MySQL
13 79 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (16.63%) SQL Server
15 71 (15.33%) Scrum
16 64 (13.82%) Spring
17 63 (13.61%) TDD
18 56 (12.10%) Ajax
19 55 (11.88%) Web Development
20 50 (10.80%) Photoshop
21 49 (10.58%) Web Services
22 46 (9.94%) OO
23 41 (8.86%) Linux
23 41 (8.86%) Oracle
24 40 (8.64%) Responsive Web Design
25 39 (8.42%) Tomcat
25 39 (8.42%) CMS
26 38 (8.21%) Software Engineering

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 39 (8.42%) Tomcat
1 39 (8.42%) CMS
2 24 (5.18%) Apache
3 16 (3.46%) Drupal
4 15 (3.24%) Node.js
5 13 (2.81%) Umbraco
5 13 (2.81%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.81%) WebLogic
5 13 (2.81%) IIS
6 11 (2.38%) Sitecore CMS
6 11 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (1.94%) ColdFusion
8 8 (1.73%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.51%) Railo
9 7 (1.51%) Confluence
9 7 (1.51%) WordPress
10 6 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 50 (10.80%) Photoshop
2 30 (6.48%) Adobe Illustrator
3 23 (4.97%) Fireworks
4 5 (1.08%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.08%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.43%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (0.43%) MS Office
6 1 (0.22%) InDesign
6 1 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.22%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 13 (2.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (1.73%) Summit
3 5 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (3.02%) GitHub
3 9 (1.94%) Amazon S3
3 9 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.73%) Heroku
4 8 (1.73%) SaaS
5 7 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.43%) Office 365
8 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (4.32%) Internet
2 12 (2.59%) Intranet
3 9 (1.94%) LDAP
3 9 (1.94%) SSH
4 5 (1.08%) HTTPS
4 5 (1.08%) HTTP
5 4 (0.86%) Extranet
6 2 (0.43%) SMPP
6 2 (0.43%) DVB
6 2 (0.43%) DNS
7 1 (0.22%) PuTTY
7 1 (0.22%) SSL
7 1 (0.22%) SMTP
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) X.509
7 1 (0.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (18.57%) MySQL
2 77 (16.63%) SQL Server
3 31 (6.70%) Relational Database
4 24 (5.18%) RDBMS
5 21 (4.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (3.89%) MongoDB
7 15 (3.24%) Oracle Database
8 14 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.38%) NoSQL
10 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.43%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.43%) Big Data
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.43%) Ingres
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 35 (7.56%) Subversion
2 34 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 28 (6.05%) Visual Studio
4 26 (5.62%) Eclipse
5 22 (4.75%) JUnit
6 19 (4.10%) Jenkins
7 18 (3.89%) Maven
8 14 (3.02%) Selenium
9 13 (2.81%) Ant
10 10 (2.16%) Cucumber
10 10 (2.16%) PHPUnit
11 9 (1.94%) JIRA
11 9 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
12 8 (1.73%) RSpec
12 8 (1.73%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.73%) Karma Test Runner
12 8 (1.73%) Sublime Text
13 6 (1.30%) NUnit
14 5 (1.08%) QUnit
14 5 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 29 (6.26%) Finance
2 21 (4.54%) Marketing
2 21 (4.54%) Telecoms
3 18 (3.89%) Retail
4 17 (3.67%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.02%) Electronics
6 5 (1.08%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Front Office
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
8 1 (0.22%) Law
8 1 (0.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 391 (84.45%) Developer
2 82 (17.71%) Web Developer
3 66 (14.25%) Front-End Developer
4 57 (12.31%) PHP Developer
4 57 (12.31%) .NET Developer
5 50 (10.80%) Java Developer
6 40 (8.64%) Designer
7 27 (5.83%) Web Designer
8 24 (5.18%) ASP.NET Developer
9 20 (4.32%) C# Developer
9 20 (4.32%) UI Developer
10 18 (3.89%) UI Programmer
11 17 (3.67%) Front-End Web Developer
12 14 (3.02%) Senior Developer
12 14 (3.02%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (3.02%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 14 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
12 14 (3.02%) Drupal Developer
13 12 (2.59%) Software Developer
14 11 (2.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 426 (92.01%) HTML
2 225 (48.60%) jQuery
3 186 (40.17%) HTML5
4 163 (35.21%) CSS3
5 134 (28.94%) .NET
6 103 (22.25%) ASP.NET
7 96 (20.73%) XML
8 64 (13.82%) Spring
9 56 (12.10%) Ajax
10 49 (10.58%) Web Services
11 34 (7.34%) Hibernate
11 34 (7.34%) AngularJS
12 32 (6.91%) Sass
12 32 (6.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 31 (6.70%) J2EE
13 31 (6.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 29 (6.26%) LAMP
15 26 (5.62%) JSON
16 24 (5.18%) LESS
17 23 (4.97%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (3.24%) DTV
2 13 (2.81%) Mobile App
3 10 (2.16%) RIA
3 10 (2.16%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.94%) W3C
4 9 (1.94%) GIS
5 6 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.08%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.08%) Open Source
7 4 (0.86%) Taxonomies
7 4 (0.86%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.65%) Streaming Video
8 3 (0.65%) E-Learning
8 3 (0.65%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.65%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.43%) IPTV
9 2 (0.43%) Animation
9 2 (0.43%) MPEG
10 1 (0.22%) Clustering
10 1 (0.22%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.86%) Linux
2 23 (4.97%) UNIX
3 8 (1.73%) Mac OS
4 7 (1.51%) Fedora
4 7 (1.51%) CentOS
4 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.08%) Windows
5 5 (1.08%) Apple iOS
6 4 (0.86%) Android
7 1 (0.22%) VMS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (20.09%) MVC
2 79 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (15.33%) Scrum
4 63 (13.61%) TDD
5 55 (11.88%) Web Development
6 46 (9.94%) OO
7 40 (8.64%) Responsive Web Design
8 38 (8.21%) Software Engineering
9 32 (6.91%) OOP
10 26 (5.62%) E-Commerce
11 24 (5.18%) Content Management
12 23 (4.97%) OOD
13 20 (4.32%) Web Design
13 20 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (4.10%) Unit Testing
15 17 (3.67%) Digital Marketing
16 16 (3.46%) Workflow
17 15 (3.24%) UML
18 14 (3.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (70.19%) JavaScript
2 113 (24.41%) C#
3 103 (22.25%) PHP
4 91 (19.65%) Java
4 91 (19.65%) SQL
5 30 (6.48%) PHP5
6 20 (4.32%) Ruby
7 19 (4.10%) PL/SQL
8 14 (3.02%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.81%) VB.NET
10 11 (2.38%) Python
11 9 (1.94%) C++
11 9 (1.94%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.51%) CFML
13 6 (1.30%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.08%) VB
15 4 (0.86%) Scala
16 2 (0.43%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.43%) C
16 2 (0.43%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (7.78%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.70%) Degree
3 25 (5.40%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.73%) ISO 14001
1 8 (1.73%) ISO 9001
2 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.86%) WAI
3 3 (0.65%) QA
4 2 (0.43%) SLA
5 1 (0.22%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (1.30%) Shibboleth
1 6 (1.30%) Varnish
1 6 (1.30%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) NFS
3 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Puppet
1 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (8.86%) Oracle
2 30 (6.48%) Zend
2 30 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 19 (4.10%) Sitecore
4 13 (2.81%) Red Hat
4 13 (2.81%) SAP
5 12 (2.59%) Adobe
6 10 (2.16%) Google
7 6 (1.30%) hybris
7 6 (1.30%) Twitter
7 6 (1.30%) IBM
8 5 (1.08%) EPiServer
9 4 (0.86%) Facebook
10 3 (0.65%) JBoss
11 2 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.22%) Nintex
12 1 (0.22%) ExactTarget
12 1 (0.22%) BT
12 1 (0.22%) VMware
12 1 (0.22%) Alterian
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