Period
to 12 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for CSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CSS over the 6 months to 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 25 36
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 -15
Contract jobs citing CSS 31 63 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 9.14% 11.62% 2.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.31% 30.43% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 53 2
Belfast median daily rate £422 £420 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.48% +0.30% -6.94%
10th Percentile £406 £389 £402
90th Percentile £460 £438 £451
County Antrim median daily rate £422 £420 £419
% change year-on-year +0.48% +0.30% -6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Belfast median hourly rate - - £14.30
County Antrim median hourly rate - - £14.30

CSS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Belfast
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 133 207 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 39.23% 38.19% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 162 30
Belfast median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +5.81%
10th Percentile £313 £327 £262
90th Percentile £513 £475 £458
County Antrim median daily rate £425 £413 £410
% change year-on-year +3.03% +0.61% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Belfast median hourly rate £33.00 - £12.13
10th Percentile £31.50 - £10.00
90th Percentile £34.50 - £14.36
County Antrim median hourly rate £33.00 - £12.13

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing CSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for CSS in Belfast

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CSS in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Belfast

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Belfast

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for CSS.

1 30 (96.77%) JavaScript
2 28 (90.32%) Java
3 26 (83.87%) Finance
3 26 (83.87%) JSP
4 24 (77.42%) MVC
5 23 (74.19%) AngularJS
6 22 (70.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 21 (67.74%) Spring Batch
7 21 (67.74%) Spring Integration
7 21 (67.74%) RESTful
7 21 (67.74%) Relational Database
7 21 (67.74%) Spring
7 21 (67.74%) Ajax
7 21 (67.74%) TDD
7 21 (67.74%) Banking
7 21 (67.74%) Hibernate
7 21 (67.74%) RDBMS
8 20 (64.52%) Struts
8 20 (64.52%) XML
8 20 (64.52%) DB2
8 20 (64.52%) SQL
8 20 (64.52%) Oracle
8 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (64.52%) WebSphere
9 18 (58.06%) Web Services
9 18 (58.06%) Backbone.js
9 18 (58.06%) Waterfall
10 17 (54.84%) Cucumber
10 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
10 17 (54.84%) Gherkin

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (64.52%) WebSphere
2 16 (51.61%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) RDBMS
1 21 (67.74%) Relational Database
2 20 (64.52%) DB2
3 16 (51.61%) DB2 UDB
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
5 3 (9.68%) NoSQL
6 1 (3.23%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 1 (3.23%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 17 (54.84%) Cucumber
1 17 (54.84%) Eclipse
1 17 (54.84%) Jasmine
1 17 (54.84%) JUnit
2 16 (51.61%) Bower
2 16 (51.61%) Grunt
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.23%) JSUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.23%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 26 (83.87%) Finance
2 21 (67.74%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (90.32%) Developer
2 25 (80.65%) Java Developer
3 13 (41.94%) Senior Developer
3 13 (41.94%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Report Developer
5 2 (6.45%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.23%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (3.23%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (83.87%) JSP
2 23 (74.19%) AngularJS
3 22 (70.97%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 21 (67.74%) Ajax
4 21 (67.74%) Hibernate
4 21 (67.74%) RESTful
4 21 (67.74%) Spring
4 21 (67.74%) Spring Batch
4 21 (67.74%) Spring Integration
5 20 (64.52%) Struts
5 20 (64.52%) XML
6 18 (58.06%) Backbone.js
6 18 (58.06%) Web Services
7 17 (54.84%) Gherkin
8 7 (22.58%) Java EE
9 4 (12.90%) EJB
9 4 (12.90%) FIX Protocol
9 4 (12.90%) JMS
9 4 (12.90%) React
9 4 (12.90%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) SWIFT
2 3 (9.68%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.23%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (77.42%) MVC
2 21 (67.74%) TDD
3 20 (64.52%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (58.06%) Waterfall
5 17 (54.84%) Test Automation
6 16 (51.61%) Project Management
6 16 (51.61%) Time Management
7 7 (22.58%) ETL
8 5 (16.13%) Web Development
9 4 (12.90%) Data Modelling
9 4 (12.90%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (12.90%) Multithreading
10 3 (9.68%) Decision-Making
11 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
11 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
12 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
12 1 (3.23%) Domain-Driven Design
12 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
12 1 (3.23%) System Testing
12 1 (3.23%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) JavaScript
2 28 (90.32%) Java
3 20 (64.52%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) Java 8
5 2 (6.45%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 20 (64.52%) Oracle
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft