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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 31 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12  
Contract jobs citing CSS 7 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.08% 3.59% 1.00%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 11.67% 15.84% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 3
Median daily rate £315 £350 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +47.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £460 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £32.00 £33.77
% change year-on-year +18.75% -5.24%  

CSS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 60 101 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 17.80% 22.65% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 66 56
Median daily rate £325 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.75% +6.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £475 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing CSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +2 4 £320 - 1
Preston -27 2 £288 -23.23% 4
Burnley +1 1 - - 3
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for CSS.

1 23 (100.00%) HTML
2 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
3 13 (56.52%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) .NET
5 10 (43.48%) XML
6 8 (34.78%) MVC
6 8 (34.78%) C#
7 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
7 7 (30.43%) VB.NET
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
8 6 (26.09%) VB
8 6 (26.09%) Web Services
8 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (21.74%) TDD
9 5 (21.74%) Spring
9 5 (21.74%) Java
9 5 (21.74%) Oracle
9 5 (21.74%) jQuery
9 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (17.39%) HTML5
10 4 (17.39%) CSS3
10 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
10 4 (17.39%) Servlets
10 4 (17.39%) XSL
10 4 (17.39%) XSD
10 4 (17.39%) Apache
10 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Photoshop
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (4.35%) Fireworks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (13.04%) CouchDB
3 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 3 (13.04%) MySQL
3 3 (13.04%) Neo4j
3 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 3 (13.04%) Riak
4 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) gulp
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) webpack
General
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 9 (39.13%) .NET Developer
3 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (17.39%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Umbraco Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 2 (8.70%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Angular Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Front End Web Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Designer
7 1 (4.35%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) HTML
2 12 (52.17%) .NET
3 10 (43.48%) XML
4 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
5 6 (26.09%) Web Services
6 5 (21.74%) jQuery
6 5 (21.74%) Spring
7 4 (17.39%) AngularJS
7 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (17.39%) CSS3
7 4 (17.39%) HTML5
7 4 (17.39%) Servlets
7 4 (17.39%) XSD
7 4 (17.39%) XSL
8 3 (13.04%) DOM
8 3 (13.04%) Entity Framework
8 3 (13.04%) REST
8 3 (13.04%) SAX
8 3 (13.04%) SOAP
8 3 (13.04%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
2 2 (8.70%) Wiki
3 1 (4.35%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) MVC
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Front End Development
5 3 (13.04%) BDD
5 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
5 3 (13.04%) SEO
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 2 (8.70%) Refactoring
6 2 (8.70%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
6 2 (8.70%) Web Application Development
6 2 (8.70%) Web Design
6 2 (8.70%) Web Development
7 1 (4.35%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
7 1 (4.35%) Multithreaded Programming
7 1 (4.35%) Prototyping
7 1 (4.35%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) JavaScript
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) C#
4 7 (30.43%) T-SQL
4 7 (30.43%) VB.NET
5 6 (26.09%) VB
6 5 (21.74%) Java
7 4 (17.39%) VB6
8 2 (8.70%) Groovy
8 2 (8.70%) Python
8 2 (8.70%) Ruby
8 2 (8.70%) Scala
9 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) HNC
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) OCMJD
2 1 (4.35%) OCPJP
2 1 (4.35%) OCPJWCD
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.35%) Adobe
3 1 (4.35%) IBM
3 1 (4.35%) Sun