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 29 March 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.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 40 30
Rank change year-on-year +25 -10  
Contract jobs citing CSS 16 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.96% 2.61% 4.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.65% 11.58% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 12
Median daily rate £310 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £470 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.33 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £34.60
% change year-on-year +18.51% -2.45%  

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 49 95 96
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 24.38% 22.51% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 48 60
Median daily rate £325 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 25 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Lancashire over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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

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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 29 March 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
Preston +3 5 £313 -30.55% 4
Fleetwood - 4 £275 -
Blackpool +15 2 £420 +20.00% 2
Burnley 0 1 - - 1
Blackburn -5 1 - - 3
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 34 (97.14%) HTML
2 25 (71.43%) SQL
3 24 (68.57%) .NET
4 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
5 17 (48.57%) XML
5 17 (48.57%) MVC
6 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET
6 16 (45.71%) C#
7 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (34.29%) T-SQL
9 12 (34.29%) VB.NET
10 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
11 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (25.71%) VB
12 9 (25.71%) WinForms
13 8 (22.86%) Web Services
13 8 (22.86%) XSL
13 8 (22.86%) XSD
14 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 7 (20.00%) jQuery
14 7 (20.00%) TDD
14 7 (20.00%) VB6
14 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
15 6 (17.14%) Ajax
15 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
16 5 (14.29%) Front End Development
16 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 5 (14.29%) SOAP

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 (11.43%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.86%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.86%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) PaaS
1 2 (5.71%) SaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.57%) CouchDB
5 3 (8.57%) MongoDB
5 3 (8.57%) MySQL
5 3 (8.57%) Neo4j
5 3 (8.57%) NoSQL
5 3 (8.57%) Riak
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 3 (8.57%) gulp
3 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (5.71%) Subversion
5 1 (2.86%) Balsamiq Mockups
5 1 (2.86%) Grunt
5 1 (2.86%) JIRA
5 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.86%) webpack
General
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (94.29%) Developer
2 16 (45.71%) .NET Developer
3 9 (25.71%) VB.NET Developer
4 8 (22.86%) C# Developer
5 6 (17.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (11.43%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Angular Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (5.71%) HTML Developer
7 2 (5.71%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Azure Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Front End Web Designer
8 1 (2.86%) Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.86%) HTML CSS Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Full Stack Developer
8 1 (2.86%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (97.14%) HTML
2 24 (68.57%) .NET
3 17 (48.57%) XML
4 16 (45.71%) ASP.NET
5 13 (37.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (25.71%) WinForms
7 8 (22.86%) Web Services
7 8 (22.86%) XSD
7 8 (22.86%) XSL
8 7 (20.00%) jQuery
9 6 (17.14%) Ajax
9 6 (17.14%) AngularJS
10 5 (14.29%) SOAP
11 4 (11.43%) .NET Framework
11 4 (11.43%) HTML5
11 4 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
11 4 (11.43%) LINQ
11 4 (11.43%) Spring
11 4 (11.43%) WCF
12 3 (8.57%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) User Experience
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Wiki
3 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.57%) Windows
2 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (48.57%) MVC
2 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.00%) TDD
4 5 (14.29%) Front End Development
5 3 (8.57%) BDD
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) OO
5 3 (8.57%) OOD
5 3 (8.57%) Pair Programming
5 3 (8.57%) SEO
6 2 (5.71%) Kanban
6 2 (5.71%) Refactoring
6 2 (5.71%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (5.71%) Scrum
6 2 (5.71%) SDLC
6 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Web Application Development
6 2 (5.71%) Web Design
6 2 (5.71%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 25 (71.43%) SQL
2 23 (65.71%) JavaScript
3 16 (45.71%) C#
4 12 (34.29%) T-SQL
4 12 (34.29%) VB.NET
5 9 (25.71%) VB
6 7 (20.00%) VB6
7 5 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (8.57%) Python
8 3 (8.57%) Ruby
9 2 (5.71%) Groovy
9 2 (5.71%) Scala
10 1 (2.86%) PHP
10 1 (2.86%) TypeScript
10 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
1 2 (5.71%) HNC
1 2 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (2.86%) Adobe