The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 29 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -19 +1  
Contract jobs citing CSS 13 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.70% 10.00% 9.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.05% 36.36% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 5
Median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £325 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £383
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 - £13.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +23.07% -7.14%  

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 81 33 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 35.53% 27.50% 39.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 16 29
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.50 -
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 Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Northern Ireland

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in Northern Ireland

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Northern Ireland

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 25 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
County Antrim -15 12 £350 +7.69% 3
CSS
UK

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for CSS.

1 17 (100.00%) HTML
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (70.59%) AngularJS
3 10 (58.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (52.94%) XML
5 8 (47.06%) CSS3
5 8 (47.06%) HTML5
6 7 (41.18%) JSON
6 7 (41.18%) Twitter
6 7 (41.18%) .NET
7 6 (35.29%) QA
8 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
8 5 (29.41%) C#
8 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
8 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (23.53%) MVC
9 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
10 3 (17.65%) SQL
10 3 (17.65%) Java
10 3 (17.65%) ECMAScript
10 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
10 3 (17.65%) Spring
10 3 (17.65%) Spring MVC
10 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
10 3 (17.65%) Jasmine
10 3 (17.65%) PhantomJS
10 3 (17.65%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (17.65%) TypeScript
10 3 (17.65%) ES6
11 2 (11.76%) Coaching

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon S3
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (5.88%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
1 1 (5.88%) Route 53
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (17.65%) Jasmine
2 3 (17.65%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (17.65%) PhantomJS
3 2 (11.76%) Babel
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript Developer
3 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Angular Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior UI Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
5 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (100.00%) HTML
2 12 (70.59%) AngularJS
3 10 (58.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (52.94%) XML
5 8 (47.06%) CSS3
5 8 (47.06%) HTML5
6 7 (41.18%) .NET
6 7 (41.18%) JSON
7 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET
8 3 (17.65%) Spring
8 3 (17.65%) Spring MVC
9 2 (11.76%) DOM
9 2 (11.76%) jQuery
9 2 (11.76%) XHTML
9 2 (11.76%) XSLT
10 1 (5.88%) Ajax
10 1 (5.88%) Backbone.js
10 1 (5.88%) Ember.js
10 1 (5.88%) Mustache
10 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 3 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (11.76%) Process Management
4 2 (11.76%) Scrum
5 1 (5.88%) Don't repeat yourself (DRY)
5 1 (5.88%) OO
5 1 (5.88%) OOD
5 1 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (5.88%) SOLID
5 1 (5.88%) Web Design
5 1 (5.88%) YAGNI
Programming Languages
1 17 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) C#
3 3 (17.65%) ECMAScript
3 3 (17.65%) ES6
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 3 (17.65%) TypeScript
4 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Twitter
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Guidewire