The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
England / South West
Rank 14 19 23
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4  
Contract jobs citing CSS 261 229 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 10.05% 7.92% 6.44%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 35.13% 32.48% 26.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 168 137
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.71% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 £31.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.09% -  
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 West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 743 705 764
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 28.60% 24.37% 24.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 468 498
Median daily rate £393 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 51 19
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £57.00 £47.00
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 West

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

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in the South West

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in the South West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in the South West

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in the South West

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol +3 84 £345 -4.82% 43
Devon +14 56 £400 - 14
Wiltshire +3 50 £410 +17.98% 13
Gloucestershire +6 21 £388 +17.42% 18
Dorset +13 20 £325 -23.52% 15
Somerset -8 16 £440 +37.50% 16
Cornwall 0 8 £250 -16.66% 1
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for CSS.

1 446 (96.12%) HTML
2 385 (82.97%) JavaScript
3 209 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
4 170 (36.64%) HTML5
5 166 (35.78%) jQuery
6 164 (35.34%) .NET
7 143 (30.82%) C#
8 127 (27.37%) MVC
8 127 (27.37%) Front End Development
9 119 (25.65%) ASP.NET
10 114 (24.57%) AngularJS
11 109 (23.49%) CSS3
12 96 (20.69%) Java
13 92 (19.83%) Git (software)
14 86 (18.53%) Scrum
14 86 (18.53%) User Experience
15 85 (18.32%) Web Development
16 81 (17.46%) SQL
17 75 (16.16%) SQL Server
18 70 (15.09%) REST
19 66 (14.22%) Ajax
20 64 (13.79%) XML
20 64 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
21 62 (13.36%) Sass
21 62 (13.36%) Finance
22 61 (13.15%) JSON
22 61 (13.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 57 (12.28%) Oracle
24 55 (11.85%) SOAP
24 55 (11.85%) Web Services

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 50 (10.78%) CMS
2 22 (4.74%) Apache
3 21 (4.53%) Sitecore CMS
4 20 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 20 (4.31%) Tomcat
5 18 (3.88%) IIS
6 16 (3.45%) Confluence
6 16 (3.45%) Drupal
7 15 (3.23%) WebLogic
8 13 (2.80%) ColdFusion
8 13 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.80%) WordPress
9 10 (2.16%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (1.94%) Railo
11 6 (1.29%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.86%) JBoss
12 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
13 3 (0.65%) Apache Qpid
Applications
1 16 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (1.72%) MS Excel
4 4 (0.86%) InDesign
5 3 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.65%) OmniGraffle
6 2 (0.43%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (4.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.51%) Magento
4 4 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.22%) nopCommerce
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.51%) GitHub
4 4 (0.86%) SaaS
5 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.22%) Boomi
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
7 1 (0.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.03%) Internet
2 8 (1.72%) HTTP
3 6 (1.29%) LDAP
4 4 (0.86%) Intranet
5 3 (0.65%) AMQP
5 3 (0.65%) VoIP
5 3 (0.65%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.43%) Firewall
6 2 (0.43%) SSL
6 2 (0.43%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.22%) Skype
7 1 (0.22%) SMTP
7 1 (0.22%) SSH
7 1 (0.22%) VPN
7 1 (0.22%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.27%) MySQL
3 27 (5.82%) Oracle Database
4 21 (4.53%) Relational Database
5 20 (4.31%) Big Data
6 17 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (3.45%) NoSQL
8 13 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.72%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.51%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.29%) RDBMS
13 5 (1.08%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.86%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.86%) Redis
15 3 (0.65%) DB2
Development Applications
1 92 (19.83%) Git (software)
2 52 (11.21%) Visual Studio
3 49 (10.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (9.91%) Jenkins
5 36 (7.76%) Cucumber
6 31 (6.68%) Ant
7 29 (6.25%) Maven
8 27 (5.82%) Selenium
9 24 (5.17%) Subversion
10 20 (4.31%) TeamCity
11 19 (4.09%) Bitbucket
11 19 (4.09%) Jasmine
12 18 (3.88%) JIRA
13 17 (3.66%) JUnit
14 15 (3.23%) Hudson
15 14 (3.02%) Gradle
16 13 (2.80%) Eclipse
16 13 (2.80%) Mockito
17 12 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
18 10 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 62 (13.36%) Finance
2 24 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 23 (4.96%) Manufacturing
4 22 (4.74%) Marketing
5 19 (4.09%) Electronics
6 15 (3.23%) Banking
7 9 (1.94%) Advertising
8 5 (1.08%) Games
9 4 (0.86%) Local Government
10 3 (0.65%) Military
10 3 (0.65%) Retail
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 391 (84.27%) Developer
2 96 (20.69%) .NET Developer
3 94 (20.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 64 (13.79%) Java Developer
5 56 (12.07%) C# Developer
6 50 (10.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 49 (10.56%) C# .NET Developer
8 40 (8.62%) ASP.NET Developer
9 38 (8.19%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 35 (7.54%) HTML Developer
11 34 (7.33%) Designer
12 30 (6.47%) UI Developer
13 29 (6.25%) HTML CSS Developer
13 29 (6.25%) Software Developer
14 27 (5.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 26 (5.60%) Angular Developer
15 26 (5.60%) Senior Developer
16 22 (4.74%) C# Software Developer
17 21 (4.53%) .NET Software Developer
17 21 (4.53%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 446 (96.12%) HTML
2 170 (36.64%) HTML5
3 166 (35.78%) jQuery
4 164 (35.34%) .NET
5 119 (25.65%) ASP.NET
6 114 (24.57%) AngularJS
7 109 (23.49%) CSS3
8 70 (15.09%) REST
9 66 (14.22%) Ajax
10 64 (13.79%) ASP.NET MVC
10 64 (13.79%) XML
11 62 (13.36%) Sass
12 61 (13.15%) JSON
12 61 (13.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 55 (11.85%) SOAP
13 55 (11.85%) Web Services
14 51 (10.99%) ASP.NET Web API
14 51 (10.99%) Spring
15 50 (10.78%) .NET Framework
16 41 (8.84%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 86 (18.53%) User Experience
2 22 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.74%) Mobile App
2 22 (4.74%) W3C
3 11 (2.37%) N-Tier
4 7 (1.51%) RIA
5 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.08%) Digital Media
5 5 (1.08%) Web 2.0
6 4 (0.86%) iPad
7 2 (0.43%) Wiki
8 1 (0.22%) CMDB
8 1 (0.22%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.22%) Fintech
8 1 (0.22%) iPhone
8 1 (0.22%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.22%) Social Media
8 1 (0.22%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.33%) Windows
2 21 (4.53%) Linux
3 12 (2.59%) Unix
4 8 (1.72%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.43%) Android
8 2 (0.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (45.04%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (27.37%) Front End Development
2 127 (27.37%) MVC
3 86 (18.53%) Scrum
4 85 (18.32%) Web Development
5 54 (11.64%) TDD
6 43 (9.27%) E-Commerce
7 42 (9.05%) OO
8 40 (8.62%) Web Design
9 38 (8.19%) Content Management
10 34 (7.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 33 (7.11%) Unit Testing
12 32 (6.90%) BDD
13 24 (5.17%) OOD
14 23 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
14 23 (4.96%) CRM
15 22 (4.74%) Continuous Integration
15 22 (4.74%) Programme Management
16 21 (4.53%) Prototyping
17 20 (4.31%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 385 (82.97%) JavaScript
2 143 (30.82%) C#
3 96 (20.69%) Java
4 81 (17.46%) SQL
5 50 (10.78%) PHP
6 23 (4.96%) Python
7 22 (4.74%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.45%) VB.NET
9 15 (3.23%) ActionScript
10 10 (2.16%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.72%) ES6
11 8 (1.72%) Ruby
11 8 (1.72%) Scala
12 7 (1.51%) C
12 7 (1.51%) Perl
12 7 (1.51%) TypeScript
13 4 (0.86%) C++
14 3 (0.65%) Ada
14 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.65%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 37 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 26 (5.60%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.31%) Degree
4 6 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.22%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.45%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.65%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (4.31%) Docker
2 6 (1.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.43%) Varnish
3 2 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (1.51%) Ansible
2 4 (0.86%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.43%) Kibana
3 2 (0.43%) vRealize
4 1 (0.22%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 57 (12.28%) Oracle
2 52 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.96%) Sitecore
4 19 (4.09%) SAP
5 16 (3.45%) Apple
6 13 (2.80%) ATG
7 11 (2.37%) Xamarin
8 10 (2.16%) Google
9 8 (1.72%) Adobe
9 8 (1.72%) hybris
10 7 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.51%) Sencha
11 6 (1.29%) Zend
12 5 (1.08%) IBM
13 3 (0.65%) BEA
14 2 (0.43%) CA Agile Central
14 2 (0.43%) VMware
15 1 (0.22%) Kofax
15 1 (0.22%) OpenText
15 1 (0.22%) WorldPay
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