The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
England / North West
Rank 13 16 28
Rank change year-on-year +3 +12  
Contract jobs citing CSS 217 317 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 8.48% 8.30% 6.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.16% 30.99% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 212 153
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £26.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.08% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.51% -3.57%  

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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 799 1023 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.21% 26.80% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 504
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 24
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £17.26 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in the North West

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in the North West

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in the North West

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in the North West over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CSS in the North West

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Manchester 0 136 £350 -3.44% 157
Merseyside +10 35 £338 +3.84% 17
Cheshire -12 21 £388 +3.33% 41
Lancashire +28 16 £292 -6.48% 29
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for CSS.

1 407 (93.56%) HTML
2 350 (80.46%) JavaScript
3 174 (40.00%) HTML5
4 164 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
5 163 (37.47%) .NET
6 137 (31.49%) C#
7 135 (31.03%) jQuery
8 126 (28.97%) CSS3
9 122 (28.05%) AngularJS
10 118 (27.13%) MVC
11 108 (24.83%) Front End Development
12 92 (21.15%) ASP.NET
13 90 (20.69%) SQL
14 89 (20.46%) SQL Server
15 83 (19.08%) Java
16 82 (18.85%) TDD
16 82 (18.85%) Git (software)
17 77 (17.70%) Scrum
18 66 (15.17%) MySQL
19 62 (14.25%) PHP
20 58 (13.33%) XML
21 52 (11.95%) OO
21 52 (11.95%) Web Development
21 52 (11.95%) React
22 50 (11.49%) User Experience
23 49 (11.26%) Umbraco
24 47 (10.80%) Web Services
24 47 (10.80%) Spring
25 46 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
26 45 (10.34%) .NET Framework

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 49 (11.26%) Umbraco
2 41 (9.43%) CMS
3 20 (4.60%) WordPress
4 14 (3.22%) EPiServer
5 13 (2.99%) WebSphere
6 11 (2.53%) Apache
6 11 (2.53%) Drupal
7 9 (2.07%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 8 (1.84%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (1.61%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.15%) Confluence
10 5 (1.15%) SAS
11 4 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.69%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.46%) IIS
13 2 (0.46%) JBoss
13 2 (0.46%) OpenEdge
13 2 (0.46%) WebLogic Portal
13 2 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (3.91%) Photoshop
2 12 (2.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 11 (2.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (0.92%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.46%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.46%) InVision
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (3.91%) Magento
2 7 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.38%) GitHub
4 4 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.92%) PaaS
4 4 (0.92%) SaaS
5 2 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.46%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.23%) IaaS
6 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.84%) HTTP
2 4 (0.92%) AMQP
2 4 (0.92%) LDAP
3 3 (0.69%) Internet
4 1 (0.23%) BGP
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.23%) EIGRP
4 1 (0.23%) Firewall
4 1 (0.23%) IP Telephony
4 1 (0.23%) LAN
4 1 (0.23%) OSPF
4 1 (0.23%) Skype
4 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.23%) VPN
4 1 (0.23%) WAN
4 1 (0.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (20.46%) SQL Server
2 66 (15.17%) MySQL
3 43 (9.89%) NoSQL
4 31 (7.13%) MongoDB
5 28 (6.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 18 (4.14%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (2.76%) Relational Database
10 11 (2.53%) Oracle Database
11 7 (1.61%) Couchbase
11 7 (1.61%) DB2
11 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.92%) Big Data
13 4 (0.92%) CouchDB
13 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.69%) Hazelcast
14 3 (0.69%) Riak
Development Applications
1 82 (18.85%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (6.90%) Grunt
4 29 (6.67%) gulp
5 21 (4.83%) Jenkins
6 20 (4.60%) Visual Studio
7 19 (4.37%) JUnit
8 18 (4.14%) Jasmine
8 18 (4.14%) JIRA
9 16 (3.68%) Subversion
10 13 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
11 12 (2.76%) Selenium
12 9 (2.07%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.84%) Axure RP
13 8 (1.84%) Mercurial
14 7 (1.61%) Maven
15 5 (1.15%) Cucumber
15 5 (1.15%) Mocha
16 4 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 4 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 30 (6.90%) Finance
2 16 (3.68%) Banking
3 14 (3.22%) Games
4 8 (1.84%) Marketing
5 4 (0.92%) Advertising
6 3 (0.69%) Retail
7 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.23%) Automotive
8 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.23%) Legal
8 1 (0.23%) Prime Brokerage
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 387 (88.97%) Developer
2 88 (20.23%) .NET Developer
3 63 (14.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 61 (14.02%) JavaScript Developer
5 47 (10.80%) C# Developer
6 43 (9.89%) Java Developer
7 36 (8.28%) C# .NET Developer
8 34 (7.82%) HTML Developer
9 32 (7.36%) HTML CSS Developer
9 32 (7.36%) PHP Developer
10 28 (6.44%) Senior Developer
11 27 (6.21%) Umbraco Developer
12 23 (5.29%) Angular Developer
13 19 (4.37%) UI Developer
14 16 (3.68%) Web Developer
15 15 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
16 14 (3.22%) Software Developer
17 13 (2.99%) VB.NET Developer
17 13 (2.99%) Xamarin Developer
18 12 (2.76%) NoSQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (93.56%) HTML
2 174 (40.00%) HTML5
3 163 (37.47%) .NET
4 135 (31.03%) jQuery
5 126 (28.97%) CSS3
6 122 (28.05%) AngularJS
7 92 (21.15%) ASP.NET
8 58 (13.33%) XML
9 52 (11.95%) React
10 47 (10.80%) Spring
10 47 (10.80%) Web Services
11 46 (10.57%) ASP.NET MVC
12 45 (10.34%) .NET Framework
13 43 (9.89%) Ajax
13 43 (9.89%) RESTful
14 39 (8.97%) Node.js
15 34 (7.82%) Sass
16 33 (7.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 32 (7.36%) REST
18 31 (7.13%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.49%) User Experience
2 35 (8.05%) Mobile App
3 34 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.07%) Fintech
5 6 (1.38%) Social Media
6 5 (1.15%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.92%) Data Structures
7 4 (0.92%) Web 2.0
8 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (0.69%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.46%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.46%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.46%) iPad
9 2 (0.46%) Wiki
10 1 (0.23%) Blog
10 1 (0.23%) Clustering
10 1 (0.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (4.37%) Linux
2 11 (2.53%) Apple iOS
3 8 (1.84%) Android
4 5 (1.15%) Windows
5 3 (0.69%) Unix
6 2 (0.46%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (37.70%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (27.13%) MVC
3 108 (24.83%) Front End Development
4 82 (18.85%) TDD
5 77 (17.70%) Scrum
6 52 (11.95%) OO
6 52 (11.95%) Web Development
7 43 (9.89%) Responsive Web Design
8 36 (8.28%) Unit Testing
9 32 (7.36%) BDD
9 32 (7.36%) E-Commerce
10 31 (7.13%) Continuous Integration
11 29 (6.67%) Software Engineering
12 27 (6.21%) Data Modelling
12 27 (6.21%) Web Design
13 25 (5.75%) Mobile Application Development
14 23 (5.29%) Kanban
14 23 (5.29%) Wireframes
15 22 (5.06%) SDLC
16 17 (3.91%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 350 (80.46%) JavaScript
2 137 (31.49%) C#
3 90 (20.69%) SQL
4 83 (19.08%) Java
5 62 (14.25%) PHP
6 18 (4.14%) Python
7 17 (3.91%) T-SQL
8 16 (3.68%) VB.NET
9 11 (2.53%) Ruby
10 10 (2.30%) Scala
10 10 (2.30%) VB
11 8 (1.84%) VB6
12 7 (1.61%) Groovy
13 6 (1.38%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.69%) ActionScript
14 3 (0.69%) C++
14 3 (0.69%) Clojure
14 3 (0.69%) Perl
15 2 (0.46%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.46%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (2.53%) Degree
2 3 (0.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.46%) HNC
3 2 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (0.46%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.23%) CCNP
4 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.76%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (0.92%) Docker
2 3 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.23%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (0.46%) Capistrano
1 2 (0.46%) Nagios
1 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.46%) Puppet
2 1 (0.23%) FortiGate
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.23%) Plesk
Vendors
1 34 (7.82%) Microsoft
2 33 (7.59%) Oracle
3 19 (4.37%) Adobe
4 18 (4.14%) Sitecore
5 16 (3.68%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.38%) VMware
6 6 (1.38%) Zend
7 5 (1.15%) Google
8 3 (0.69%) ATG
8 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
8 3 (0.69%) hybris
8 3 (0.69%) SAP
9 2 (0.46%) Apigee
9 2 (0.46%) IBM
9 2 (0.46%) MuleSoft
9 2 (0.46%) Perforce
10 1 (0.23%) Kofax
10 1 (0.23%) Kony
10 1 (0.23%) PayPal
10 1 (0.23%) Yahoo!
Greater Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Reed Professional Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £425.00 - £465.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Pearson Frank
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Rate: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour
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Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
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