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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented CSS (OOCSS)
Rank 562 556 529
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -27
Contract jobs citing OOCSS 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.006% 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.066% 0.023% 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£419 £400 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +33.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 - -
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
13557 13167 12846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.06% 26.96% 28.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9084 8265 8122
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
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 190 270 329
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £13.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 2015.

OOCSS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OOCSS
Top 18 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 29 January 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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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 -17 4 £319 -20.31% 2
London +14 2 £300 -25.00% 1
East of England - 2 £338 -
Bedford - 1 £338 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -
Lancashire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Preston - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Bath - - - - 1

OOCSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
2 22 (88.00%) HTML
3 19 (76.00%) CSS
4 17 (68.00%) TDD
5 16 (64.00%) jQuery
6 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (48.00%) CMS
8 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
8 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (44.00%) Grunt
9 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
9 10 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (36.00%) Banking
11 6 (24.00%) Retail
11 6 (24.00%) Semantic HTML
11 6 (24.00%) D3.js
11 6 (24.00%) Twitter
11 6 (24.00%) Rapid Prototyping
12 5 (20.00%) Mocha
12 5 (20.00%) BDD
12 5 (20.00%) Node.js
12 5 (20.00%) Jasmine
13 4 (16.00%) Finance
13 4 (16.00%) .NET
13 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
14 3 (12.00%) MVC
14 3 (12.00%) C#
14 3 (12.00%) Sass
14 3 (12.00%) Backbone.js
15 2 (8.00%) LESS

OOCSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 12 (48.00%) CMS
2 5 (20.00%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (4.00%) Fireworks
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) Git (software)
1 11 (44.00%) Grunt
2 5 (20.00%) Mocha
2 5 (20.00%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (36.00%) Banking
2 6 (24.00%) Retail
3 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (68.00%) Front-End Developer
3 11 (44.00%) Web Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.00%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.00%) CSS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) UI Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (88.00%) HTML
2 19 (76.00%) CSS
3 16 (64.00%) jQuery
4 10 (40.00%) AngularJS
4 10 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 6 (24.00%) Semantic HTML
5 6 (24.00%) D3.js
6 4 (16.00%) .NET
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
7 3 (12.00%) Sass
7 3 (12.00%) Backbone.js
8 2 (8.00%) LESS
8 2 (8.00%) CSS3
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (8.00%) HTML5
8 2 (8.00%) Ajax
9 1 (4.00%) JSON
9 1 (4.00%) Zend Framework
9 1 (4.00%) Web Services
9 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Graphic Design
1 1 (4.00%) Internet of Things
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) TDD
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (44.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (24.00%) Rapid Prototyping
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (12.00%) MVC
7 2 (8.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (8.00%) OO PHP
7 2 (8.00%) OO
7 2 (8.00%) Web Design
8 1 (4.00%) Web Development
8 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
8 1 (4.00%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
8 1 (4.00%) Project Management
8 1 (4.00%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (92.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (12.00%) C#
3 2 (8.00%) PHP
4 1 (4.00%) PHP5
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Twitter
2 1 (4.00%) Zend
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe