Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 34 44
Rank change year-on-year +19 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing CSS 62 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 9.21% 3.74% 3.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.16% 14.53% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 13 22
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% - -26.39%
10th Percentile £225 £210 £229
90th Percentile £564 £428 £513
North West median daily rate £380 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +4.83% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate £38.61 - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -

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 237 117 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 35.22% 25.77% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 86 114
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £400 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +9.22% -13.82%
10th Percentile £300 £305 £263
90th Percentile £575 £540 £465
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 13
Lancashire median hourly rate £35.61 £42.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +10.39% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.06 £37.75 £24.60
90th Percentile £69.71 £43.93 £42.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +10.29%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +7 27 £425 +2.41% 3
Preston +19 21 £475 +41.79% 6
Blackburn -5 3 £475 +48.44% 4
Lancaster -2 1 £313 - 2
Chorley -14 1 £375 +25.00% 6
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 61 (98.39%) HTML
2 44 (70.97%) JavaScript
3 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (37.10%) jQuery
5 22 (35.48%) HTML5
5 22 (35.48%) Responsive Web Design
6 21 (33.87%) MVC
7 19 (30.65%) Ajax
8 18 (29.03%) Web Design
8 18 (29.03%) User Experience
9 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
9 15 (24.19%) Front End Development
9 15 (24.19%) OOP
9 15 (24.19%) Software Engineering
10 13 (20.97%) C#
10 13 (20.97%) .NET
10 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
11 12 (19.35%) TDD
12 11 (17.74%) CRM
12 11 (17.74%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
13 10 (16.13%) Prototyping
13 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
13 10 (16.13%) Node.js
14 9 (14.52%) XHTML
14 9 (14.52%) XML
14 9 (14.52%) Wireframes
14 9 (14.52%) Bitbucket
15 8 (12.90%) Mobile First
15 8 (12.90%) SQL
15 8 (12.90%) Degree

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 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.61%) NServiceBus
2 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.84%) MySQL
4 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (14.52%) Bitbucket
3 7 (11.29%) Grunt
3 7 (11.29%) gulp
4 3 (4.84%) Axure RP
5 2 (3.23%) GitLab
5 2 (3.23%) Subversion
6 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.61%) CasperJS
6 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.61%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.61%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.45%) Local Government
1 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Billing
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
3 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.61%) Military
Job Titles
1 45 (72.58%) Developer
2 18 (29.03%) UI Developer
3 12 (19.35%) .NET Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 10 (16.13%) HTML CSS Developer
4 10 (16.13%) HTML Developer
4 10 (16.13%) JavaScript Developer
5 9 (14.52%) Designer
6 5 (8.06%) Backend Developer
6 5 (8.06%) Interaction Designer
7 4 (6.45%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (6.45%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) UX Designer
8 3 (4.84%) CRM Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (98.39%) HTML
2 23 (37.10%) jQuery
3 22 (35.48%) HTML5
4 19 (30.65%) Ajax
5 15 (24.19%) AngularJS
6 13 (20.97%) .NET
7 10 (16.13%) Node.js
8 9 (14.52%) XHTML
8 9 (14.52%) XML
9 6 (9.68%) ASP.NET
10 5 (8.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (8.06%) Java EE
10 5 (8.06%) JSP
10 5 (8.06%) Semantic HTML
10 5 (8.06%) Spring
11 4 (6.45%) CSS3
11 4 (6.45%) Java SE
11 4 (6.45%) JPA
11 4 (6.45%) JSF
11 4 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 18 (29.03%) User Experience
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.84%) Social Media
3 3 (4.84%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) Unix
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) Responsive Web Design
3 21 (33.87%) MVC
4 18 (29.03%) Web Design
5 15 (24.19%) Front End Development
5 15 (24.19%) OOP
5 15 (24.19%) Software Engineering
6 12 (19.35%) TDD
7 11 (17.74%) CRM
7 11 (17.74%) User-Centered Design (UCD)
8 10 (16.13%) Prototyping
9 9 (14.52%) Wireframes
10 8 (12.90%) Mobile First
11 7 (11.29%) Collaborative Working
11 7 (11.29%) UX Design
12 6 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (9.68%) SFIA
12 6 (9.68%) Web Development
13 5 (8.06%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 5 (8.06%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (70.97%) JavaScript
2 13 (20.97%) C#
3 8 (12.90%) SQL
4 6 (9.68%) Java
4 6 (9.68%) PHP
5 3 (4.84%) C
5 3 (4.84%) VB
5 3 (4.84%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.84%) VB6
6 1 (1.61%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (4.84%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) APMP
4 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.61%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.61%) GDPR
1 1 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) Oracle
3 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.84%) Adobe