The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 16 27 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +7
Contract jobs citing CSS 270 153 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.15% 6.58% 4.49%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.46% 26.42% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 93 106
Average daily rate £325 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £23.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -30.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.25 £15.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.90 £24.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +79.48%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
807 579 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.37% 24.89% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 360 510
Average daily rate £325 £320 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 37
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
CSS
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +15 99 £325 +18.18% 35
Wiltshire +21 82 £325 +8.33% 18
Gloucestershire +6 24 £300 -14.28% 17
Somerset -7 21 £325 +4.83% 28
Devon -10 18 £295 -7.81% 11
Dorset -18 7 £475 +80.95% 30
Cornwall - 1 £215 - 3
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 354 (79.55%) HTML
2 324 (72.81%) JavaScript
3 256 (57.53%) jQuery
4 139 (31.24%) HTML5
4 139 (31.24%) .NET
5 117 (26.29%) PHP
6 113 (25.39%) CSS3
7 108 (24.27%) C#
8 104 (23.37%) SQL Server
9 102 (22.92%) XML
9 102 (22.92%) MVC
10 97 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
11 91 (20.45%) Java
12 87 (19.55%) ASP.NET
13 75 (16.85%) Scrum
14 71 (15.96%) Spring
15 65 (14.61%) Ajax
15 65 (14.61%) MySQL
16 64 (14.38%) Microsoft
17 61 (13.71%) SQL
17 61 (13.71%) Web Development
18 55 (12.36%) Web Services
19 53 (11.91%) Oracle
20 52 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC
21 50 (11.24%) JSF
22 48 (10.79%) Maven
22 48 (10.79%) Git (software)
23 46 (10.34%) OO
24 44 (9.89%) Linux
25 43 (9.66%) Backbone.js

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 42 (9.44%) CMS
2 40 (8.99%) Node.js
3 39 (8.76%) Drupal
4 36 (8.09%) SharePoint
5 29 (6.52%) WebLogic
6 26 (5.84%) Tomcat
7 22 (4.94%) Apache
8 14 (3.15%) WordPress
8 14 (3.15%) IIS
9 9 (2.02%) Umbraco
10 8 (1.80%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (1.80%) ColdFusion
10 8 (1.80%) SAS
11 7 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
13 5 (1.12%) MQSeries
13 5 (1.12%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.12%) Escenic
14 4 (0.90%) Confluence
14 4 (0.90%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 26 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.82%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.57%) MS Office
4 3 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.12%) Summit
3 2 (0.45%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.12%) SaaS
1 5 (1.12%) Trello
2 2 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.72%) Internet
2 19 (4.27%) LDAP
3 12 (2.70%) SSL
4 10 (2.25%) X.509
5 5 (1.12%) HTTP
5 5 (1.12%) Intranet
6 3 (0.67%) VPN
7 2 (0.45%) Network Security
7 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.45%) FTP
7 2 (0.45%) DVB
7 2 (0.45%) Extranet
7 2 (0.45%) SMTP
8 1 (0.22%) DNS
8 1 (0.22%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (23.37%) SQL Server
2 65 (14.61%) MySQL
3 41 (9.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (8.31%) Relational Database
5 33 (7.42%) MongoDB
6 31 (6.97%) RDBMS
7 26 (5.84%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (5.84%) NoSQL
8 22 (4.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (4.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 20 (4.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (3.60%) Oracle Database
12 9 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (1.12%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.12%) Big Data
14 2 (0.45%) SQLite
14 2 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.45%) MS Access
15 1 (0.22%) Ingres
15 1 (0.22%) DTS
Development Applications
1 48 (10.79%) Maven
1 48 (10.79%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.66%) Subversion
3 39 (8.76%) Jenkins
4 30 (6.74%) Eclipse
5 28 (6.29%) Ant
6 27 (6.07%) JUnit
7 17 (3.82%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (2.92%) Hudson
10 12 (2.70%) PhoneGap
11 11 (2.47%) Selenium
11 11 (2.47%) Mockito
12 9 (2.02%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.80%) Gradle
13 8 (1.80%) QUnit
14 7 (1.57%) JIRA
15 6 (1.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 5 (1.12%) PHPUnit
17 3 (0.67%) NUnit
General
1 39 (8.76%) Finance
2 28 (6.29%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.70%) Marketing
4 10 (2.25%) Publishing
5 8 (1.80%) Retail
5 8 (1.80%) Electronics
6 7 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.45%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 378 (84.94%) Developer
2 91 (20.45%) Web Developer
3 57 (12.81%) PHP Developer
4 47 (10.56%) Java Developer
4 47 (10.56%) .NET Developer
5 44 (9.89%) Front-End Developer
6 32 (7.19%) Drupal Developer
7 26 (5.84%) JavaScript Developer
8 23 (5.17%) SharePoint Developer
8 23 (5.17%) Applications Developer
9 22 (4.94%) Web Applications Developer
10 20 (4.49%) Programmer
11 19 (4.27%) Designer
11 19 (4.27%) Software Developer
12 16 (3.60%) Front-End Web Developer
12 16 (3.60%) ASP.NET Developer
12 16 (3.60%) Analyst
13 14 (3.15%) PHP Web Developer
14 13 (2.92%) Web Designer
14 13 (2.92%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 354 (79.55%) HTML
2 256 (57.53%) jQuery
3 139 (31.24%) HTML5
3 139 (31.24%) .NET
4 113 (25.39%) CSS3
5 102 (22.92%) XML
6 87 (19.55%) ASP.NET
7 71 (15.96%) Spring
8 65 (14.61%) Ajax
9 55 (12.36%) Web Services
10 52 (11.69%) ASP.NET MVC
11 50 (11.24%) JSF
12 43 (9.66%) Backbone.js
13 38 (8.54%) .NET Framework
14 36 (8.09%) J2EE
15 34 (7.64%) Sass
16 32 (7.19%) LAMP
17 29 (6.52%) XML Schema
17 29 (6.52%) LESS
18 27 (6.07%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.52%) Computer Science
2 16 (3.60%) Digital Media
3 14 (3.15%) Open Source
4 12 (2.70%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.70%) RIA
5 9 (2.02%) DTV
6 7 (1.57%) W3C
7 6 (1.35%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.12%) iPhone
8 5 (1.12%) iPad
9 4 (0.90%) Augmented Reality
9 4 (0.90%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.67%) CMDB
10 3 (0.67%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.45%) Social Media
11 2 (0.45%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.45%) GIS
11 2 (0.45%) IPTV
11 2 (0.45%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.45%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.89%) Linux
2 29 (6.52%) UNIX
3 10 (2.25%) Apple iOS
3 10 (2.25%) Android
4 7 (1.57%) Windows
4 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.22%) Debian
7 1 (0.22%) Fedora
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.22%) CentOS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (22.92%) MVC
2 97 (21.80%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (16.85%) Scrum
4 61 (13.71%) Web Development
5 46 (10.34%) OO
6 40 (8.99%) TDD
7 33 (7.42%) Software Engineering
8 28 (6.29%) OOP
9 27 (6.07%) Content Management
10 26 (5.84%) Configuration Management
10 26 (5.84%) Responsive Web Design
11 25 (5.62%) Incident Management
12 24 (5.39%) E-Commerce
13 20 (4.49%) OOD
14 17 (3.82%) Workflow
15 16 (3.60%) Project Management
16 14 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (3.15%) Release Management
17 13 (2.92%) Web Design
17 13 (2.92%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 324 (72.81%) JavaScript
2 117 (26.29%) PHP
3 108 (24.27%) C#
4 91 (20.45%) Java
5 61 (13.71%) SQL
6 23 (5.17%) PL/SQL
7 17 (3.82%) PowerShell
7 17 (3.82%) PHP5
8 16 (3.60%) VB.NET
9 9 (2.02%) C++
10 8 (1.80%) Scala
10 8 (1.80%) Python
11 7 (1.57%) XQuery
11 7 (1.57%) XPath
12 6 (1.35%) Ruby
12 6 (1.35%) ActionScript
12 6 (1.35%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 39 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 29 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.39%) Degree
4 8 (1.80%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.45%) MCAD
5 2 (0.45%) MCSD
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.25%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.57%) QA
3 6 (1.35%) WAI
4 5 (1.12%) SLA
4 5 (1.12%) ISO 14001
4 5 (1.12%) WCAG
4 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (1.57%) VirtualBox
2 6 (1.35%) Varnish
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 64 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 53 (11.91%) Oracle
3 36 (8.09%) Zend
4 11 (2.47%) Twitter
5 10 (2.25%) Sitecore
5 10 (2.25%) JBoss
6 9 (2.02%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.57%) Adobe
8 6 (1.35%) Google
8 6 (1.35%) SAP
9 3 (0.67%) Facebook
9 3 (0.67%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.45%) hybris
10 2 (0.45%) Telerik
11 1 (0.22%) Progress
11 1 (0.22%) FatWire
11 1 (0.22%) Ektron
11 1 (0.22%) Xamarin
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