Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 20 February 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)
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 28 38
Rank change year-on-year +13 +10 -12
Contract jobs citing CSS 41 36 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.43% 6.17% 3.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.71% 24.00% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 19
Lancashire median daily rate £375 £300 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.58% +26.02%
10th Percentile £251 £228 £211
90th Percentile £488 £519 £512
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £47.33
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.17

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 Lancashire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 138 150 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 31.72% 25.73% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 152
Lancashire median daily rate £406 £350 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% -11.11% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £261 £210
90th Percentile £533 £519 £561
North West median daily rate £398 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.25% +3.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 34
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £42.50 £39.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +7.26% +7.09%
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +29.23% +44.44%

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for CSS in Lancashire

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Lancashire

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in Lancashire

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Lancashire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +26 23 £410 -28.70% 2
Preston +4 8 £338 +26.76% 17
Blackburn - 2 £275 - 4
Burnley - 2 - - 5
Chorley -1 1 £300 +27.66% 9
Lancaster - 1 - - 8
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for CSS.

1 41 (100.00%) HTML
2 32 (78.05%) JavaScript
3 17 (41.46%) HTML5
4 16 (39.02%) Node.js
5 15 (36.59%) CSS3
5 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (36.59%) Front End Development
6 11 (26.83%) BDD
7 10 (24.39%) TDD
7 10 (24.39%) .NET
7 10 (24.39%) Java
7 10 (24.39%) C#
8 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
8 9 (21.95%) SQL
8 9 (21.95%) MVC
8 9 (21.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
9 8 (19.51%) Selenium
9 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.07%) OWASP
10 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
10 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
10 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (17.07%) WebdriverIO
11 6 (14.63%) ES6
11 6 (14.63%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
11 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
12 5 (12.20%) JUnit
12 5 (12.20%) Tomcat

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 5 (12.20%) Mongoose
1 5 (12.20%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.88%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.44%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.44%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) Broadband
1 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Selenium
2 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
3 5 (12.20%) Artifactory
3 5 (12.20%) GitLab
3 5 (12.20%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.20%) JUnit
3 5 (12.20%) SonarQube
3 5 (12.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (4.88%) webpack
6 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
6 1 (2.44%) Maven
6 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (87.80%) Developer
2 15 (36.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (19.51%) .NET Developer
3 8 (19.51%) Java Developer
4 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.20%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 5 (12.20%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (9.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (7.32%) PHP Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Developer
7 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Designer
8 2 (4.88%) Interaction Designer
8 2 (4.88%) React Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Designer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Interaction Designer
8 2 (4.88%) Senior UI Designer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
8 2 (4.88%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (100.00%) HTML
2 17 (41.46%) HTML5
3 16 (39.02%) Node.js
4 15 (36.59%) CSS3
5 10 (24.39%) .NET
6 9 (21.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET
8 7 (17.07%) AngularJS
8 7 (17.07%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
8 7 (17.07%) WebdriverIO
9 6 (14.63%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (12.20%) FreeMarker
10 5 (12.20%) jQuery
10 5 (12.20%) LESS
10 5 (12.20%) Nunjucks
10 5 (12.20%) Sass
11 4 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 4 (9.76%) Web Services
12 3 (7.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.88%) NHS
3 1 (2.44%) CESG
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (36.59%) Front End Development
2 11 (26.83%) BDD
3 10 (24.39%) TDD
4 9 (21.95%) MVC
5 7 (17.07%) OWASP
6 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
6 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
7 4 (9.76%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (9.76%) Kanban
7 4 (9.76%) SFIA
7 4 (9.76%) UX Design
7 4 (9.76%) Web Application Development
8 3 (7.32%) Web Development
9 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (4.88%) Progressive Enhancement
9 2 (4.88%) Prototyping
9 2 (4.88%) SDLC
9 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (78.05%) JavaScript
2 10 (24.39%) C#
2 10 (24.39%) Java
3 9 (21.95%) SQL
4 6 (14.63%) ES6
5 4 (9.76%) PHP
6 1 (2.44%) COBOL
6 1 (2.44%) Python
6 1 (2.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 6 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.76%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.44%) CISMP
4 1 (2.44%) IISP
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
3 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow