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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Object-Oriented CSS (OOCSS)
Rank 623 590 588
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -2
Contract jobs citing OOCSS 7 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.032% 0.009%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.042% 0.11% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
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£425 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £300 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £428 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
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
16619 15847 15524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.04% 28.03% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 11307 10086 9969
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 299 218 271
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 2015.

OOCSS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

OOCSS
Top 10 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 2 September 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 -16 5 £425 +21.42% 10
London -19 3 £425 +17.24% 7
Scotland -6 2 - -
Edinburgh -10 2 - -
City of London +8 1 £425 -
South East -20 1 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 £350 -
Hampshire - 1 £350 -
Coventry - 1 £450 -

OOCSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 14 (100.00%) HTML
1 14 (100.00%) CSS
2 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
3 12 (85.71%) jQuery
4 11 (78.57%) Grunt
4 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
5 10 (71.43%) CSS3
6 9 (64.29%) HTML5
6 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (64.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (64.29%) OO
6 9 (64.29%) TDD
7 8 (57.14%) Subversion
7 8 (57.14%) Jasmine
7 8 (57.14%) Unit Testing
8 7 (50.00%) Mocha
8 7 (50.00%) Scrum
8 7 (50.00%) Maven
8 7 (50.00%) FreeMarker
8 7 (50.00%) Tomcat
8 7 (50.00%) Java
9 5 (35.71%) Web Development
9 5 (35.71%) Node.js
9 5 (35.71%) Sass
9 5 (35.71%) User Experience
10 4 (28.57%) React
10 4 (28.57%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
10 4 (28.57%) gulp
11 3 (21.43%) Mobile First

OOCSS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (35.71%) Node.js
3 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Photoshop
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Development Applications
1 11 (78.57%) Grunt
2 10 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 8 (57.14%) Subversion
3 8 (57.14%) Jasmine
4 7 (50.00%) Mocha
4 7 (50.00%) Maven
5 4 (28.57%) gulp
6 2 (14.29%) Bower
7 1 (7.14%) webpack
7 1 (7.14%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (7.14%) QUnit
7 1 (7.14%) WebStorm
General
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Web Developer
2 4 (28.57%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (14.29%) UI Developer
3 2 (14.29%) UI Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) UI/UX Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Website Designer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) CSS
1 14 (100.00%) HTML
2 12 (85.71%) jQuery
3 10 (71.43%) CSS3
4 9 (64.29%) HTML5
5 7 (50.00%) FreeMarker
6 5 (35.71%) Sass
7 4 (28.57%) React
8 3 (21.43%) Browserify
8 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (21.43%) LESS
8 3 (21.43%) Backbone.js
9 2 (14.29%) Underscore.js
9 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (7.14%) REST
10 1 (7.14%) .NET
10 1 (7.14%) JSP
10 1 (7.14%) Web Services
10 1 (7.14%) XML
10 1 (7.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) User Experience
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (64.29%) TDD
2 9 (64.29%) OO
2 9 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (64.29%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (57.14%) Unit Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) Web Development
6 4 (28.57%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
7 3 (21.43%) Mobile First
8 2 (14.29%) Progressive Enhancement
8 2 (14.29%) Web Accessibility
9 1 (7.14%) BDD
9 1 (7.14%) SMACSS
9 1 (7.14%) API Integration
9 1 (7.14%) Content Management
9 1 (7.14%) Web Design
9 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 1 (7.14%) Code Coverage
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) JavaScript
2 7 (50.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) WCAG
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Adobe
1 1 (7.14%) Google