Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +28 -4 +15
Contract jobs citing CSS 71 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 10.69% 2.32% 3.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.80% 11.40% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 9 24
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £315 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.79% -13.10% -3.33%
10th Percentile £291 £294 £263
90th Percentile £575 £366 £475
North West median daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £47.33
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £28.39
% change year-on-year -62.50% +40.89% -29.03%

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 204 114 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 30.72% 20.36% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 67 105
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +9.59% -14.12%
10th Percentile £362 £300 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 19
Lancashire median hourly rate £43.00 £41.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.24% +10.00% -18.56%
10th Percentile £30.12 £36.88 £23.90
90th Percentile £69.42 £44.00 £43.35
North West median hourly rate £36.25 £40.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +19.40% -10.67%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +3 39 £450 +32.35% 2
Preston +34 23 £550 +83.33% 17
Blackburn 0 2 £475 +48.44% 1
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 71 (100.00%) HTML
2 59 (83.10%) JavaScript
3 30 (42.25%) HTML5
4 26 (36.62%) Node.js
5 24 (33.80%) jQuery
6 23 (32.39%) Responsive Web Design
7 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (29.58%) User Experience
9 19 (26.76%) Front End Development
10 17 (23.94%) Web Design
10 17 (23.94%) OOP
11 16 (22.54%) MVC
12 15 (21.13%) Ajax
12 15 (21.13%) AngularJS
13 14 (19.72%) TDD
14 13 (18.31%) PHP
14 13 (18.31%) SQL
14 13 (18.31%) CSS3
15 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
15 12 (16.90%) BDD
16 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
16 11 (15.49%) Broadband
16 11 (15.49%) Local Government
16 11 (15.49%) Technical Architecture
16 11 (15.49%) Wireframes
16 11 (15.49%) ServiceNow
17 10 (14.08%) Prototyping
18 9 (12.68%) ES6
18 9 (12.68%) Bitbucket
19 8 (11.27%) Selenium

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 (7.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Drupal
2 1 (1.41%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.41%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.82%) GitHub
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) Broadband
2 1 (1.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.86%) MySQL
2 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.23%) Redis
4 2 (2.82%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.82%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Git (software)
2 9 (12.68%) Bitbucket
3 8 (11.27%) Grunt
3 8 (11.27%) Selenium
4 7 (9.86%) gulp
5 4 (5.63%) Axure RP
6 2 (2.82%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.82%) Mocha
7 1 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.41%) CasperJS
7 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.41%) GitLab
7 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.41%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.41%) Subversion
7 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (15.49%) Local Government
1 11 (15.49%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (60.56%) Developer
2 18 (25.35%) UI Developer
3 13 (18.31%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (15.49%) Consultant
4 11 (15.49%) Designer
4 11 (15.49%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 8 (11.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (9.86%) HTML CSS Developer
6 7 (9.86%) HTML Developer
7 6 (8.45%) .NET Developer
7 6 (8.45%) Architect
7 6 (8.45%) Security Architect
7 6 (8.45%) UX Designer
8 5 (7.04%) Interaction Designer
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Designer
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Interaction Designer
9 4 (5.63%) Backend Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.82%) CSS Developer
11 2 (2.82%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (100.00%) HTML
2 30 (42.25%) HTML5
3 26 (36.62%) Node.js
4 24 (33.80%) jQuery
5 15 (21.13%) Ajax
5 15 (21.13%) AngularJS
6 13 (18.31%) CSS3
7 7 (9.86%) Gherkin
7 7 (9.86%) WebdriverIO
8 6 (8.45%) .NET
8 6 (8.45%) JSON
9 5 (7.04%) Semantic HTML
9 5 (7.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (5.63%) OAuth
10 4 (5.63%) React
11 3 (4.23%) Redux
11 3 (4.23%) Sass
12 2 (2.82%) Chai
12 2 (2.82%) Jest
12 2 (2.82%) Nunjucks
Miscellaneous
1 21 (29.58%) User Experience
2 6 (8.45%) CESG
3 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Social Media
3 3 (4.23%) Taxonomies
4 2 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.23%) Linux
2 1 (1.41%) Android
2 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.39%) Responsive Web Design
2 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.76%) Front End Development
4 17 (23.94%) OOP
4 17 (23.94%) Web Design
5 16 (22.54%) MVC
6 14 (19.72%) TDD
7 12 (16.90%) BDD
8 11 (15.49%) Technical Architecture
8 11 (15.49%) Wireframes
9 10 (14.08%) Prototyping
10 8 (11.27%) Mobile First
11 7 (9.86%) Scrum
12 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (8.45%) Information Security
12 6 (8.45%) Information Security Management
12 6 (8.45%) Security Management
12 6 (8.45%) TOGAF
13 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
13 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 59 (83.10%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.31%) PHP
2 13 (18.31%) SQL
3 9 (12.68%) ES6
4 8 (11.27%) Java
5 6 (8.45%) C#
5 6 (8.45%) COBOL
5 6 (8.45%) Python
5 6 (8.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.41%) CoffeeScript
6 1 (1.41%) Groovy
6 1 (1.41%) Java 8
6 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) CESG Certified Professional
1 6 (8.45%) Degree
1 6 (8.45%) IISP
2 5 (7.04%) CISMP
3 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) Docker
1 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) ServiceNow
2 3 (4.23%) Adobe
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Capita