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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 22 13 34
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing CSS 211 265 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.72% 9.08% 5.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.47% 34.55% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 171 86
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £384 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +190.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.60 £31.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -10.14%
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
768 767 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.44% 26.28% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 478 386
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +23.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £55.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 30 March 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
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 30 March 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
Gloucestershire +10 53 £400 +33.33% 15
Bristol -18 48 £350 +7.69% 54
Dorset +18 28 £250 -47.36% 50
Devon +12 27 £185 -12.42% 14
Wiltshire -32 23 £350 +7.69% 24
Somerset -19 14 £328 - 35
Cornwall +8 7 £300 +39.53% 2
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 385 (96.49%) HTML
2 303 (75.94%) JavaScript
3 160 (40.10%) HTML5
4 152 (38.10%) .NET
5 142 (35.59%) jQuery
6 138 (34.59%) CSS3
7 133 (33.33%) C#
8 123 (30.83%) MVC
9 118 (29.57%) ASP.NET
10 109 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
11 92 (23.06%) SQL Server
12 89 (22.31%) SQL
13 83 (20.80%) Java
14 66 (16.54%) TDD
15 65 (16.29%) Microsoft
16 62 (15.54%) XML
17 58 (14.54%) Visual Studio
17 58 (14.54%) Security Cleared
18 57 (14.29%) PHP
18 57 (14.29%) Ajax
19 56 (14.04%) MySQL
20 55 (13.78%) Scrum
21 53 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC
22 48 (12.03%) User Experience
22 48 (12.03%) Web Development
23 47 (11.78%) Web Services
23 47 (11.78%) AngularJS
24 46 (11.53%) Responsive Web Design
25 45 (11.28%) SC Cleared
26 39 (9.77%) Linux

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 37 (9.27%) CMS
2 30 (7.52%) Node.js
3 22 (5.51%) SharePoint
4 14 (3.51%) SharePoint 2013
5 13 (3.26%) Drupal
6 12 (3.01%) Umbraco
7 11 (2.76%) WordPress
8 10 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (2.26%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (2.26%) Apache
9 9 (2.26%) Tomcat
10 8 (2.01%) IIS
11 7 (1.75%) Mule
12 3 (0.75%) LiveCycle
12 3 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.75%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.50%) JBoss
13 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (7.27%) Photoshop
2 24 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 16 (4.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (1.50%) Fireworks
5 6 (1.50%) MS Project
6 3 (0.75%) MS Office
6 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.25%) Maya
8 1 (0.25%) 3ds Max
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
8 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.25%) Edge Animate
Business Applications
1 15 (3.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.75%) Magento
3 3 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.50%) Summit
5 1 (0.25%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.50%) GitHub
3 3 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.50%) SaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.01%) Internet
2 7 (1.75%) HTTP
3 3 (0.75%) DVB
4 1 (0.25%) DLNA
4 1 (0.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (23.06%) SQL Server
2 56 (14.04%) MySQL
3 26 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (3.76%) MS Access
5 14 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 13 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (2.76%) Couchbase
8 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database
8 8 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.75%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.25%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 58 (14.54%) Visual Studio
2 36 (9.02%) Git (software)
3 29 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (5.01%) Maven
5 14 (3.51%) NUnit
6 13 (3.26%) MSTest
6 13 (3.26%) JUnit
7 8 (2.01%) Subversion
7 8 (2.01%) Axure RP
8 7 (1.75%) Cucumber
9 6 (1.50%) Selenium
9 6 (1.50%) TestNG
9 6 (1.50%) Jenkins
9 6 (1.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 6 (1.50%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.25%) Ant
11 3 (0.75%) JIRA
11 3 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (0.75%) NetBeans
11 3 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 31 (7.77%) Finance
2 24 (6.02%) Marketing
3 18 (4.51%) Telecoms
4 16 (4.01%) Manufacturing
4 16 (4.01%) Electronics
5 11 (2.76%) Retail
6 7 (1.75%) Publishing
6 7 (1.75%) Banking
7 5 (1.25%) Games
8 2 (0.50%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.50%) Back Office
8 2 (0.50%) Advertising
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Automotive
9 1 (0.25%) Law
9 1 (0.25%) Military
Job Titles
1 320 (80.20%) Developer
2 72 (18.05%) .NET Developer
3 53 (13.28%) Web Developer
4 39 (9.77%) Front-End Developer
5 36 (9.02%) Java Developer
6 35 (8.77%) Software Developer
7 32 (8.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 29 (7.27%) C# Developer
8 29 (7.27%) PHP Developer
8 29 (7.27%) Designer
9 25 (6.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 22 (5.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 20 (5.01%) JavaScript Developer
12 18 (4.51%) Senior Developer
13 14 (3.51%) Software Engineer
13 14 (3.51%) SharePoint Developer
13 14 (3.51%) .NET Web Developer
14 12 (3.01%) Analyst
15 11 (2.76%) Web Designer
16 10 (2.51%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (96.49%) HTML
2 160 (40.10%) HTML5
3 152 (38.10%) .NET
4 142 (35.59%) jQuery
5 138 (34.59%) CSS3
6 118 (29.57%) ASP.NET
7 62 (15.54%) XML
8 57 (14.29%) Ajax
9 53 (13.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 47 (11.78%) Web Services
10 47 (11.78%) AngularJS
11 38 (9.52%) .NET Framework
12 34 (8.52%) Spring
13 27 (6.77%) REST
14 26 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (6.52%) Hibernate
14 26 (6.52%) JSON
15 21 (5.26%) Sass
15 21 (5.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 20 (5.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (12.03%) User Experience
2 19 (4.76%) DTV
3 17 (4.26%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.26%) Open Source
4 12 (3.01%) W3C
5 9 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.01%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.75%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.50%) Graphic Design
8 6 (1.50%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.50%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.00%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.00%) 3D Graphics
9 4 (1.00%) MPEG
9 4 (1.00%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.75%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.75%) Mathematics
11 2 (0.50%) Physics
11 2 (0.50%) Tandem
11 2 (0.50%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.77%) Linux
2 25 (6.27%) Apple iOS
3 21 (5.26%) Windows
4 18 (4.51%) Android
5 10 (2.51%) Ubuntu
6 9 (2.26%) Windows Phone
7 8 (2.01%) UNIX
8 3 (0.75%) CentOS
8 3 (0.75%) Windows Phone 7
9 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.50%) Fedora
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (30.83%) MVC
2 109 (27.32%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (16.54%) TDD
4 55 (13.78%) Scrum
5 48 (12.03%) Web Development
6 46 (11.53%) Responsive Web Design
7 31 (7.77%) BDD
8 28 (7.02%) OO
9 26 (6.52%) Web Design
9 26 (6.52%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 19 (4.76%) SOA
11 19 (4.76%) Content Management
12 18 (4.51%) Digital Marketing
13 17 (4.26%) Software Engineering
13 17 (4.26%) OOP
14 16 (4.01%) Programme Management
14 16 (4.01%) Waterfall
15 15 (3.76%) Unit Testing
16 12 (3.01%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 303 (75.94%) JavaScript
2 133 (33.33%) C#
3 89 (22.31%) SQL
4 83 (20.80%) Java
5 57 (14.29%) PHP
6 16 (4.01%) PHP5
7 13 (3.26%) VB.NET
7 13 (3.26%) Python
8 11 (2.76%) VBA
9 10 (2.51%) Ruby
9 10 (2.51%) C++
10 7 (1.75%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.75%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.25%) C
12 4 (1.00%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.00%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.75%) VB
14 2 (0.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 58 (14.54%) Security Cleared
2 45 (11.28%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.76%) Degree
4 5 (1.25%) MCP
5 3 (0.75%) HND
6 2 (0.50%) MCSD
6 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.75%) WCAG
1 3 (0.75%) WAI
2 2 (0.50%) QA
2 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.50%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.25%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (0.50%) Shibboleth
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.51%) Puppet
2 3 (0.75%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 65 (16.29%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.76%) Adobe
2 19 (4.76%) Oracle
3 16 (4.01%) SAP
4 10 (2.51%) Sitecore
5 8 (2.01%) Google
6 6 (1.50%) Appcelerator
7 5 (1.25%) Zend
8 4 (1.00%) Sencha
9 3 (0.75%) IBM
10 2 (0.50%) Xamarin
10 2 (0.50%) hybris
10 2 (0.50%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.50%) Apple
11 1 (0.25%) CODA
11 1 (0.25%) Sage
11 1 (0.25%) OpenText
11 1 (0.25%) Telerik
11 1 (0.25%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.25%) EPiServer
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