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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 14 23 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -9
Contract jobs citing CSS 265 208 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.90% 6.45% 8.05%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.32% 26.87% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 132 150
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.40 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -19.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%
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
820 774 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.53% 24.01% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 511 381
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 17 21
Average hourly rate £38.75 £32.50 £33.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £32.00 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 +16 91 £363 +11.53% 55
Wiltshire +16 60 £350 -6.66% 21
Somerset +17 33 £325 +23.80% 9
Gloucestershire -3 33 £331 -17.18% 22
Devon -1 21 £450 +28.57% 7
Dorset -7 9 £388 +61.45% 29
Cornwall +5 4 £300 - 3
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 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.

1 523 (94.75%) HTML
2 461 (83.51%) JavaScript
3 227 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
4 212 (38.41%) .NET
5 201 (36.41%) MVC
6 198 (35.87%) C#
7 187 (33.88%) HTML5
8 161 (29.17%) jQuery
9 146 (26.45%) SQL
10 137 (24.82%) AngularJS
11 136 (24.64%) ASP.NET
12 128 (23.19%) Java
13 122 (22.10%) Front End Development
14 121 (21.92%) CSS3
15 115 (20.83%) Scrum
16 106 (19.20%) Web Development
17 99 (17.93%) SQL Server
18 89 (16.12%) ASP.NET MVC
19 84 (15.22%) Security Cleared
20 83 (15.04%) User Experience
21 80 (14.49%) Git (software)
22 74 (13.41%) Web Services
23 70 (12.68%) OO
24 67 (12.14%) XML
24 67 (12.14%) Ajax
25 65 (11.78%) TDD
25 65 (11.78%) Unit Testing
26 63 (11.41%) Finance
26 63 (11.41%) Microsoft
27 54 (9.78%) PHP

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 40 (7.25%) CMS
2 38 (6.88%) Node.js
3 31 (5.62%) IIS
3 31 (5.62%) Tomcat
4 28 (5.07%) Apache
5 20 (3.62%) Umbraco
6 19 (3.44%) SharePoint
7 17 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.36%) Sitecore CMS
9 11 (1.99%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (1.81%) Drupal
11 8 (1.45%) WordPress
12 7 (1.27%) Confluence
13 5 (0.91%) EPiServer CMS
13 5 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
15 3 (0.54%) ArcGIS
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
16 2 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 14 (2.54%) Photoshop
2 8 (1.45%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.54%) MS Office
6 3 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.36%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (2.36%) Magento
1 13 (2.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (1.81%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.91%) BigMachines
4 5 (0.91%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.18%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 22 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.80%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.08%) GitHub
4 15 (2.72%) SaaS
5 5 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) IaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Office 365
6 1 (0.18%) PaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.62%) HTTP
2 5 (0.91%) Internet
3 3 (0.54%) SSL
4 2 (0.36%) Firewall
4 2 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.18%) DNS
5 1 (0.18%) Intranet
5 1 (0.18%) Skype
5 1 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (17.93%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.15%) Relational Database
3 41 (7.43%) MySQL
4 33 (5.98%) MongoDB
5 32 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (4.53%) RDBMS
7 24 (4.35%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.36%) Data Mining
9 10 (1.81%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (1.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.09%) Big Data
13 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.72%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.54%) MS Access
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.36%) Redis
15 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 80 (14.49%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.34%) Visual Studio
3 32 (5.80%) Subversion
4 31 (5.62%) Jenkins
5 28 (5.07%) Eclipse
6 20 (3.62%) Grunt
6 20 (3.62%) JUnit
6 20 (3.62%) Selenium
7 19 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (3.26%) gulp
8 18 (3.26%) JIRA
9 16 (2.90%) Cucumber
10 14 (2.54%) RSpec
10 14 (2.54%) SpecFlow
11 13 (2.36%) Capybara
11 13 (2.36%) git-flow
12 11 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (1.99%) TeamCity
13 10 (1.81%) Maven
14 8 (1.45%) webpack
General
1 63 (11.41%) Finance
2 27 (4.89%) Marketing
3 25 (4.53%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.90%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.54%) Retail
6 13 (2.36%) Electronics
7 10 (1.81%) Banking
8 7 (1.27%) Back Office
9 6 (1.09%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.72%) Military
11 3 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.54%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 2 (0.36%) Local Government
13 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 477 (86.41%) Developer
2 108 (19.57%) .NET Developer
3 105 (19.02%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 70 (12.68%) Web Developer
5 67 (12.14%) Java Developer
6 58 (10.51%) JavaScript Developer
7 56 (10.14%) HTML Developer
8 55 (9.96%) C# Developer
9 50 (9.06%) HTML CSS Developer
10 37 (6.70%) ASP.NET Developer
11 36 (6.52%) C# .NET Developer
12 34 (6.16%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 32 (5.80%) Software Developer
14 31 (5.62%) Senior Developer
15 29 (5.25%) PHP Developer
16 27 (4.89%) Designer
17 26 (4.71%) Angular Developer
18 25 (4.53%) SQL Developer
19 24 (4.35%) UI Developer
20 22 (3.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 523 (94.75%) HTML
2 212 (38.41%) .NET
3 187 (33.88%) HTML5
4 161 (29.17%) jQuery
5 137 (24.82%) AngularJS
6 136 (24.64%) ASP.NET
7 121 (21.92%) CSS3
8 89 (16.12%) ASP.NET MVC
9 74 (13.41%) Web Services
10 67 (12.14%) Ajax
10 67 (12.14%) XML
11 54 (9.78%) JSON
12 52 (9.42%) .NET Framework
13 51 (9.24%) Sass
14 41 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 40 (7.25%) WCF
16 39 (7.07%) Spring
17 36 (6.52%) Entity Framework
18 35 (6.34%) JSP
18 35 (6.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 83 (15.04%) User Experience
2 49 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (7.79%) Mobile App
4 16 (2.90%) Visualisation
5 11 (1.99%) Inversion of Control
6 9 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.63%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.45%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.09%) iPad
9 3 (0.54%) Graphic Design
9 3 (0.54%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.54%) Statistics
9 3 (0.54%) VLE
10 2 (0.36%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.36%) Copywriting
10 2 (0.36%) Derivative
10 2 (0.36%) W3C
11 1 (0.18%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (5.98%) Windows
2 25 (4.53%) Linux
3 19 (3.44%) Unix
4 15 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.54%) Android
5 14 (2.54%) Mac OS X
6 7 (1.27%) Windows 8
7 5 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (41.12%) Agile Software Development
2 201 (36.41%) MVC
3 122 (22.10%) Front End Development
4 115 (20.83%) Scrum
5 106 (19.20%) Web Development
6 70 (12.68%) OO
7 65 (11.78%) TDD
7 65 (11.78%) Unit Testing
8 52 (9.42%) Responsive Web Design
9 49 (8.88%) BDD
10 45 (8.15%) Web Design
11 30 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
11 30 (5.43%) E-Commerce
12 28 (5.07%) Migration
13 27 (4.89%) UML
14 24 (4.35%) Data Migration
14 24 (4.35%) OOD
14 24 (4.35%) Software Engineering
15 23 (4.17%) Configuration Management
16 22 (3.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 461 (83.51%) JavaScript
2 198 (35.87%) C#
3 146 (26.45%) SQL
4 128 (23.19%) Java
5 54 (9.78%) PHP
6 38 (6.88%) Python
6 38 (6.88%) Ruby
7 23 (4.17%) TypeScript
8 15 (2.72%) Scala
8 15 (2.72%) T-SQL
9 13 (2.36%) C
10 12 (2.17%) C++
10 12 (2.17%) Perl
11 10 (1.81%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.45%) Apex Code
13 7 (1.27%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.09%) VBScript
15 5 (0.91%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.72%) ECMAScript
16 4 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 47 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.71%) Degree
4 23 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.72%) BC Cleared
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.54%) MCAD
6 3 (0.54%) MCITP
6 3 (0.54%) MCSD
6 3 (0.54%) MCTS
7 2 (0.36%) ISEB
7 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.81%) QA
2 4 (0.72%) ISO 14001
2 4 (0.72%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) WAI
4 2 (0.36%) WCAG
5 1 (0.18%) ARP4754
5 1 (0.18%) ARP4761
5 1 (0.18%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.36%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 13 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (2.36%) yum
2 5 (0.91%) Kibana
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.36%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 63 (11.41%) Microsoft
2 44 (7.97%) Oracle
3 26 (4.71%) Siebel
4 17 (3.08%) SAP
5 15 (2.72%) EPiServer
6 14 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
6 14 (2.54%) Sitecore
7 11 (1.99%) IBM
8 10 (1.81%) Adobe
9 9 (1.63%) Sencha
10 6 (1.09%) Zend
11 4 (0.72%) Apple
12 3 (0.54%) Blackboard
13 2 (0.36%) Informatica
13 2 (0.36%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.18%) BEA
14 1 (0.18%) Google
14 1 (0.18%) Sybase
14 1 (0.18%) Telerik
14 1 (0.18%) VeriFone
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