The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 10 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing CSS 12 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.08% 13.76% 9.09%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.33% 34.88% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£381 £375 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £375 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -10.56%
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Hertfordshire

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 Watford region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
36 43 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 30.25% 39.45% 50.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 25
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £245 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Watford region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Watford

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Watford region.

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 28 (100.00%) HTML
2 17 (60.71%) User Experience
3 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
4 13 (46.43%) HTML5
5 12 (42.86%) Photoshop
5 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
6 10 (35.71%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (28.57%) Degree
7 8 (28.57%) CSS3
7 8 (28.57%) Marketing
7 8 (28.57%) Java
8 7 (25.00%) OO
8 7 (25.00%) Retail
8 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 6 (21.43%) Semantic HTML
9 6 (21.43%) jQuery
9 6 (21.43%) Axure RP
10 5 (17.86%) JSTL
10 5 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (17.86%) InDesign
10 5 (17.86%) XHTML
10 5 (17.86%) Finance
10 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
10 5 (17.86%) CMS
10 5 (17.86%) Adobe
10 5 (17.86%) JSP
11 4 (14.29%) MySQL
11 4 (14.29%) IBM
11 4 (14.29%) W3C
11 4 (14.29%) Subversion

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 5 (17.86%) CMS
2 4 (14.29%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.14%) Drupal
4 1 (3.57%) LiveLink
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) Photoshop
2 10 (35.71%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (17.86%) InDesign
4 1 (3.57%) OmniGraffle
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Axure RP
2 4 (14.29%) Subversion
3 2 (7.14%) Eclipse
3 2 (7.14%) Ant
3 2 (7.14%) JUnit
3 2 (7.14%) Log4j
3 2 (7.14%) Xcode
3 2 (7.14%) Maven
3 2 (7.14%) Mercurial
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Grunt
3 2 (7.14%) Bower
General
1 8 (28.57%) Marketing
2 7 (25.00%) Retail
3 5 (17.86%) Finance
3 5 (17.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Designer
2 11 (39.29%) Developer
3 10 (35.71%) Digital Designer
4 5 (17.86%) UX Designer
4 5 (17.86%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (17.86%) Photoshop Designer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior UX Designer
5 4 (14.29%) Senior Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Interface Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior UI Designer
6 2 (7.14%) Drupal Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 2 (7.14%) UI Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Lead Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (100.00%) HTML
2 13 (46.43%) HTML5
3 8 (28.57%) CSS3
4 6 (21.43%) Semantic HTML
4 6 (21.43%) jQuery
5 5 (17.86%) JSTL
5 5 (17.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (17.86%) XHTML
5 5 (17.86%) JSP
6 3 (10.71%) XML
7 2 (7.14%) XSLT
7 2 (7.14%) JMS
7 2 (7.14%) J2EE
7 2 (7.14%) Servlets
7 2 (7.14%) SOAP
7 2 (7.14%) Struts
7 2 (7.14%) Web Services
7 2 (7.14%) LAMP
7 2 (7.14%) Hibernate
7 2 (7.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 17 (60.71%) User Experience
2 7 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (14.29%) W3C
4 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
4 2 (7.14%) iPad
4 2 (7.14%) iPhone
4 2 (7.14%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) UNIX
1 2 (7.14%) HPUX
1 2 (7.14%) Solaris
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) E-Commerce
2 7 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Validation
4 2 (7.14%) MVC
4 2 (7.14%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Content Management
4 2 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (7.14%) Android Development
4 2 (7.14%) iOS Development
5 1 (3.57%) Usability Testing
5 1 (3.57%) BDD
5 1 (3.57%) Information Architecture
5 1 (3.57%) Competitor Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Web Development
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (28.57%) Java
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) PHP
4 2 (7.14%) Objective-C
4 2 (7.14%) XPath
4 2 (7.14%) PHP5
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) Sun Certification
Vendors
1 5 (17.86%) Adobe
2 4 (14.29%) IBM
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
4 2 (7.14%) Sun
4 2 (7.14%) Interwoven
4 2 (7.14%) Zend
5 1 (3.57%) Open Text
5 1 (3.57%) RedDot