The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 / South East
Rank 20 23 30
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs citing CSS 575 663 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 7.42% 7.25% 6.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.10% 30.58% 25.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 448 353
Median daily rate £365 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +16.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.64 £15.30 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £60.62 £38.00
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 South East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 2046 2168 2316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 26.40% 23.69% 23.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1234 1458 1343
Median daily rate £400 £357 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 50 54
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £60.62 £57.50
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 the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in the South East

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in the South East

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in the South East

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the South East 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
Surrey +20 115 £350 -9.09% 53
Hampshire +8 91 £375 +15.38% 78
Buckinghamshire +12 89 £363 +11.53% 31
Berkshire +4 72 £375 - 44
West Sussex -3 67 £410 +17.14% 29
Oxfordshire -2 66 £350 -2.77% 45
East Sussex 0 33 £318 +0.79% 22
Kent -14 26 £348 +2.96% 27
Middlesex +8 13 £350 -22.22% 1
Sussex +4 1 - - 1
Home Counties - 1 - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for CSS.

1 1019 (90.58%) HTML
2 902 (80.18%) JavaScript
3 455 (40.44%) HTML5
4 443 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
5 397 (35.29%) CSS3
6 394 (35.02%) AngularJS
7 386 (34.31%) jQuery
8 321 (28.53%) Front End Development
9 313 (27.82%) .NET
10 304 (27.02%) C#
11 264 (23.47%) Web Development
12 239 (21.24%) MVC
13 209 (18.58%) Git (software)
14 206 (18.31%) Java
15 191 (16.98%) User Experience
16 185 (16.44%) SQL
17 180 (16.00%) ASP.NET
18 175 (15.56%) SQL Server
19 174 (15.47%) Ajax
20 153 (13.60%) Scrum
21 149 (13.24%) XML
22 138 (12.27%) Sass
23 131 (11.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 128 (11.38%) React
24 128 (11.38%) Web Services
25 123 (10.93%) TDD
26 117 (10.40%) CMS
27 112 (9.96%) Linux
28 111 (9.87%) Finance
29 104 (9.24%) Node.js

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 117 (10.40%) CMS
2 44 (3.91%) EPiServer
3 41 (3.64%) Apache
4 28 (2.49%) Umbraco
5 26 (2.31%) Confluence
5 26 (2.31%) IIS
6 23 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 23 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 20 (1.78%) Tomcat
8 19 (1.69%) WordPress
9 18 (1.60%) JBoss
10 17 (1.51%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 13 (1.16%) Drupal
12 13 (1.16%) Sitecore CMS
13 11 (0.98%) Moodle
13 11 (0.98%) Mule
13 11 (0.98%) Mule ESB
14 8 (0.71%) nginx
14 8 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 75 (6.67%) Photoshop
2 28 (2.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (1.69%) MS Excel
4 12 (1.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (0.89%) Fireworks
6 4 (0.36%) GIMP
6 4 (0.36%) MS Office
7 3 (0.27%) InDesign
7 3 (0.27%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.18%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.18%) Chatbot
8 2 (0.18%) Edge Animate
8 2 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.089%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.089%) InVision
9 1 (0.089%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 15 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (1.33%) Magento
2 11 (0.98%) Adobe Campaign
2 11 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.27%) Fredhopper
4 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.089%) nopCommerce
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 29 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (2.13%) SaaS
4 15 (1.33%) GitHub
4 15 (1.33%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
6 7 (0.62%) Boomi
7 5 (0.44%) Office 365
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon Kinesis
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.27%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.27%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.27%) PaaS
8 3 (0.27%) Slack
9 2 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.18%) Google Checkout
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 42 (3.73%) HTTP
2 12 (1.07%) Internet
3 11 (0.98%) LDAP
4 8 (0.71%) SSL
5 7 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 7 (0.62%) Intranet
5 7 (0.62%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.44%) Firewall
7 4 (0.36%) SNMP
8 3 (0.27%) FTP
8 3 (0.27%) SSH
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.18%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (0.18%) DNS
9 2 (0.18%) LAN
9 2 (0.18%) Network Security
9 2 (0.18%) Telnet
9 2 (0.18%) VPN
9 2 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 93 (8.27%) MySQL
3 62 (5.51%) Relational Database
4 56 (4.98%) NoSQL
5 41 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 39 (3.47%) Oracle Database
7 32 (2.84%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
9 21 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 15 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.16%) Redis
12 12 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
12 12 (1.07%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 12 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.98%) Big Data
13 11 (0.98%) Hadoop
13 11 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 9 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
14 9 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (0.71%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 209 (18.58%) Git (software)
2 82 (7.29%) Subversion
3 68 (6.04%) Jenkins
4 51 (4.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 48 (4.27%) Visual Studio
6 44 (3.91%) Grunt
7 39 (3.47%) JIRA
8 35 (3.11%) JUnit
9 34 (3.02%) Axure RP
10 32 (2.84%) Bower
11 31 (2.76%) Maven
12 26 (2.31%) gulp
12 26 (2.31%) Jasmine
12 26 (2.31%) TeamCity
13 25 (2.22%) Eclipse
13 25 (2.22%) IntelliJ
14 21 (1.87%) Selenium
15 20 (1.78%) webpack
16 17 (1.51%) Ant
16 17 (1.51%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 111 (9.87%) Finance
2 56 (4.98%) Marketing
3 26 (2.31%) Advertising
4 23 (2.04%) Banking
5 20 (1.78%) Retail
5 20 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 18 (1.60%) Publishing
7 13 (1.16%) Back Office
8 10 (0.89%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.80%) Electronics
9 9 (0.80%) Legal
9 9 (0.80%) Local Government
9 9 (0.80%) Military
10 7 (0.62%) Games
11 2 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.089%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.089%) French Language
12 1 (0.089%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.089%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.089%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 934 (83.02%) Developer
2 321 (28.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 196 (17.42%) JavaScript Developer
4 181 (16.09%) .NET Developer
5 124 (11.02%) HTML Developer
6 114 (10.13%) C# Developer
6 114 (10.13%) Web Developer
7 108 (9.60%) HTML CSS Developer
8 106 (9.42%) Angular Developer
9 96 (8.53%) C# .NET Developer
9 96 (8.53%) Java Developer
10 81 (7.20%) Designer
11 58 (5.16%) Senior Developer
12 56 (4.98%) Scala Developer
13 55 (4.89%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 52 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
14 52 (4.62%) UX Designer
15 51 (4.53%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 42 (3.73%) UI Developer
17 41 (3.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1019 (90.58%) HTML
2 455 (40.44%) HTML5
3 397 (35.29%) CSS3
4 394 (35.02%) AngularJS
5 386 (34.31%) jQuery
6 313 (27.82%) .NET
7 180 (16.00%) ASP.NET
8 174 (15.47%) Ajax
9 149 (13.24%) XML
10 138 (12.27%) Sass
11 131 (11.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 128 (11.38%) React
12 128 (11.38%) Web Services
13 104 (9.24%) Node.js
14 101 (8.98%) JSON
15 94 (8.36%) REST
16 83 (7.38%) .NET Framework
17 76 (6.76%) ASP.NET Web API
18 71 (6.31%) Spring
19 66 (5.87%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 191 (16.98%) User Experience
2 41 (3.64%) Mobile App
3 30 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
4 27 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (1.42%) N-Tier
6 15 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 9 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 9 (0.80%) W3C
8 5 (0.44%) EMV
8 5 (0.44%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.36%) Graphic Design
9 4 (0.36%) Minimum Viable Product
10 3 (0.27%) Animation
10 3 (0.27%) CMDB
11 2 (0.18%) iPhone
11 2 (0.18%) Life Science
11 2 (0.18%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.18%) RIA
11 2 (0.18%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 112 (9.96%) Linux
2 70 (6.22%) Windows
3 45 (4.00%) Unix
4 24 (2.13%) Android
5 19 (1.69%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.60%) Windows Server
7 11 (0.98%) Mac OS X
8 9 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.27%) AIX
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.18%) Solaris
14 1 (0.089%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 443 (39.38%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (28.53%) Front End Development
3 264 (23.47%) Web Development
4 239 (21.24%) MVC
5 153 (13.60%) Scrum
6 123 (10.93%) TDD
7 99 (8.80%) Continuous Integration
8 91 (8.09%) Responsive Web Design
8 91 (8.09%) Wireframes
9 82 (7.29%) OO
10 74 (6.58%) Web Design
11 67 (5.96%) Prototyping
12 66 (5.87%) E-Commerce
13 61 (5.42%) Open Source
14 52 (4.62%) Unit Testing
15 46 (4.09%) BDD
15 46 (4.09%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
16 44 (3.91%) Content Management
17 40 (3.56%) Analytics
17 40 (3.56%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 902 (80.18%) JavaScript
2 304 (27.02%) C#
3 206 (18.31%) Java
4 185 (16.44%) SQL
5 102 (9.07%) PHP
6 64 (5.69%) Scala
7 61 (5.42%) Python
8 53 (4.71%) VB.NET
9 32 (2.84%) Ruby
10 24 (2.13%) PowerShell
10 24 (2.13%) T-SQL
11 23 (2.04%) TypeScript
12 22 (1.96%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.78%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.69%) ES6
15 13 (1.16%) Groovy
16 12 (1.07%) Perl
17 10 (0.89%) C++
18 9 (0.80%) C
18 9 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (6.13%) Security Cleared
2 48 (4.27%) SC Cleared
3 45 (4.00%) Degree
4 18 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 15 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (0.98%) MCTS
7 2 (0.18%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.18%) CCDA
7 2 (0.18%) CCDP
7 2 (0.18%) CCNA
7 2 (0.18%) CCNP
7 2 (0.18%) CCVP
7 2 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.18%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.089%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.089%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.089%) MCSD
8 1 (0.089%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.20%) QA
2 5 (0.44%) WCAG
3 3 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.089%) COBIT
5 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.089%) PMO
5 1 (0.089%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.089%) SLA
5 1 (0.089%) WAI
System Software
1 36 (3.20%) Docker
2 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (0.36%) vSphere
4 3 (0.27%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.089%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.089%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.089%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.089%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (2.31%) Puppet
2 9 (0.80%) Kubernetes
3 7 (0.62%) TeamSite
4 5 (0.44%) Kibana
4 5 (0.44%) WMI
5 4 (0.36%) Grafana
6 3 (0.27%) Terraform
7 2 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.089%) Ansible
8 1 (0.089%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.089%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.089%) logstash
8 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.089%) Oozie
8 1 (0.089%) Piwik
8 1 (0.089%) SCOM
8 1 (0.089%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.089%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 97 (8.62%) Oracle
2 94 (8.36%) Microsoft
3 47 (4.18%) Adobe
4 40 (3.56%) Google
5 20 (1.78%) Sitecore
6 15 (1.33%) SAP
7 11 (0.98%) Red Hat
7 11 (0.98%) ServiceNow
8 10 (0.89%) Xamarin
9 9 (0.80%) IBM
10 7 (0.62%) ClickTale
10 7 (0.62%) Dell
10 7 (0.62%) HP
10 7 (0.62%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.62%) Telerik
11 6 (0.53%) BMC
11 6 (0.53%) Remedy
11 6 (0.53%) Twitter
11 6 (0.53%) VMware
11 6 (0.53%) webMethods
Surrey
Strike IT Services
Rate: £Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Rate: £250 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Searchability
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Thame, Oxfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £400 to £415 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Folkestone, Kent
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Andover
Spectrum IT
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Square One Resources
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sports Leaders UK
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
West Sussex
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: £425 - £500+ per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
VASSIT
Rate: £0 - £100,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago