The table below looks at the statistics for OOCSS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited OOCSS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Object-Oriented CSS (OOCSS)
Rank 574 562 559
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing OOCSS 18 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.016% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% 0.057% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
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£438 £375 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £360 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14718 14100 13785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.14% 27.54% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10077 9008 8644
Average daily rate £395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 302 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

OOCSS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing OOCSS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

OOCSS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OOCSS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing OOCSS within the UK.

OOCSS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

OOCSS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing OOCSS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

OOCSS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OOCSS
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOCSS within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -30 6 £338 -10.00% 1
London +14 3 £300 -25.00%
East of England - 3 £381 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £381 -
Bedford - 1 £338 -
Essex - 1 - -
Lancashire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Preston - - - -
Reading - - - -
Southend-on-Sea - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Bath - - - -

OOCSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOCSS 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 OOCSS.

1 28 (87.50%) HTML
2 27 (84.38%) JavaScript
3 26 (81.25%) CSS
4 21 (65.63%) jQuery
5 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (56.25%) TDD
7 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
8 13 (40.63%) CMS
9 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
9 12 (37.50%) Grunt
10 11 (34.38%) AngularJS
11 10 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 9 (28.13%) Banking
13 8 (25.00%) OO
13 8 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
13 8 (25.00%) Sass
14 7 (21.88%) CSS3
14 7 (21.88%) HTML5
15 6 (18.75%) Rapid Prototyping
15 6 (18.75%) Retail
15 6 (18.75%) D3.js
15 6 (18.75%) Twitter
16 5 (15.63%) Jasmine
16 5 (15.63%) Adobe Illustrator
16 5 (15.63%) Adobe
16 5 (15.63%) Photoshop
16 5 (15.63%) Node.js
16 5 (15.63%) Mocha
16 5 (15.63%) BDD
17 4 (12.50%) Ruby

OOCSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing OOCSS 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 OOCSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (40.63%) CMS
2 5 (15.63%) Node.js
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Photoshop
1 5 (15.63%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.13%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (37.50%) Grunt
3 5 (15.63%) Mocha
3 5 (15.63%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.13%) Subversion
General
1 9 (28.13%) Banking
2 6 (18.75%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (100.00%) Developer
2 22 (68.75%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (40.63%) Web Developer
4 7 (21.88%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.25%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (3.13%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.13%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.13%) CSS Developer
6 1 (3.13%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (87.50%) HTML
2 26 (81.25%) CSS
3 21 (65.63%) jQuery
4 11 (34.38%) AngularJS
5 10 (31.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 8 (25.00%) Semantic HTML
6 8 (25.00%) Sass
7 7 (21.88%) HTML5
7 7 (21.88%) CSS3
8 6 (18.75%) D3.js
9 4 (12.50%) .NET
9 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET
9 4 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (9.38%) Backbone.js
11 2 (6.25%) RESTful
11 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (6.25%) LESS
11 2 (6.25%) Ajax
11 2 (6.25%) Zend Framework
11 2 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) W3C
2 1 (3.13%) Graphic Design
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (56.25%) TDD
3 12 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 8 (25.00%) OO
5 6 (18.75%) Rapid Prototyping
6 5 (15.63%) BDD
7 4 (12.50%) Web Design
8 3 (9.38%) UX Design
8 3 (9.38%) MVC
8 3 (9.38%) SEO
8 3 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
8 3 (9.38%) OO PHP
9 2 (6.25%) Time Management
9 2 (6.25%) Project Management
10 1 (3.13%) Progressive Enhancement
10 1 (3.13%) Product Management
10 1 (3.13%) Scrum
10 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
10 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
10 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (84.38%) JavaScript
2 4 (12.50%) PHP
2 4 (12.50%) Ruby
3 3 (9.38%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) PHP5
5 1 (3.13%) Python
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Twitter
2 5 (15.63%) Adobe
3 2 (6.25%) Zend
4 1 (3.13%) Akamai