Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
England > South West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 14 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +2 +9
Contract jobs citing CSS 426 459 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.56% 8.09% 7.98%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.42% 29.69% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 355 386
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.09% +4.46%
10th Percentile £252 £240 £226
90th Percentile £459 £475 £438
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 30
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £23.28 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.60% -44.58% +20.00%
10th Percentile £22.70 £19.68 £27.90
90th Percentile £49.20 £30.40 £43.35
England median hourly rate £42.50 £35.84 £31.52
% change year-on-year +18.57% +13.71% -8.64%

CSS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following 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 technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1448 1546 1806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.71% 27.24% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1123 1269
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £537 £525 £500
England median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 93
South West median hourly rate £44.75 £37.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.64 £30.00
90th Percentile £58.25 £53.75 £55.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing CSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in the South West

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in the South West over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +2 180 £350 - 43
Wiltshire -11 61 £350 +4.87% 9
Devon +1 52 £370 +5.71% 6
Somerset +4 48 £356 -5.00% 10
Gloucestershire +9 37 £425 +21.43% 13
Dorset -1 23 £375 +15.38% 19
Cornwall +3 14 £200 -42.86% 1
CSS
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 418 (98.12%) HTML
2 339 (79.58%) JavaScript
3 186 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
4 180 (42.25%) .NET
5 169 (39.67%) C#
6 160 (37.56%) MVC
7 134 (31.46%) jQuery
8 117 (27.46%) ASP.NET
9 115 (27.00%) AngularJS
10 102 (23.94%) HTML5
10 102 (23.94%) Web Development
11 83 (19.48%) SQL
12 78 (18.31%) SQL Server
12 78 (18.31%) CSS3
13 77 (18.08%) Scrum
14 76 (17.84%) Java
14 76 (17.84%) ASP.NET MVC
15 73 (17.14%) PHP
16 72 (16.90%) Git (software)
17 71 (16.67%) REST
18 67 (15.73%) Front End Development
19 66 (15.49%) Microsoft
20 59 (13.85%) Finance
20 59 (13.85%) ASP.NET Web API
21 56 (13.15%) SOAP
22 54 (12.68%) Jenkins
23 53 (12.44%) .NET Framework
24 51 (11.97%) OO
25 48 (11.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
26 47 (11.03%) Unit Testing

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Co-occurring 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 34 (7.98%) CMS
1 34 (7.98%) SharePoint
2 25 (5.87%) Drupal
3 21 (4.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 16 (3.76%) WordPress
5 15 (3.52%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (3.29%) Apache
6 14 (3.29%) IIS
7 13 (3.05%) Umbraco
8 12 (2.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (1.88%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.41%) EPiServer
11 5 (1.17%) Mule
12 4 (0.94%) Sitefinity
13 3 (0.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.70%) Confluence
13 3 (0.70%) JBoss
13 3 (0.70%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.47%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (1.88%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.23%) GIMP
2 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.11%) Magento
2 3 (0.70%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.23%) nopCommerce
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.35%) GitHub
4 4 (0.94%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.70%) npm
5 3 (0.70%) SaaS
6 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.23%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) Firebase
7 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.23%) Heroku
7 1 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.23%) Office 365
7 1 (0.23%) PaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.29%) SMS
2 8 (1.88%) HTTP
3 5 (1.17%) DNS
3 5 (1.17%) Internet
4 4 (0.94%) Firewall
4 4 (0.94%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (0.70%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.47%) SSL
7 1 (0.23%) CTI
7 1 (0.23%) Extranet
7 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.23%) Intranet
7 1 (0.23%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 41 (9.62%) MySQL
3 27 (6.34%) Oracle Database
4 16 (3.76%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.52%) NoSQL
6 14 (3.29%) MongoDB
7 10 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.88%) Apache Cassandra
8 8 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.70%) MariaDB
10 3 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.47%) DB2
11 2 (0.47%) Jackrabbit
11 2 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 72 (16.90%) Git (software)
2 54 (12.68%) Jenkins
3 45 (10.56%) Visual Studio
4 34 (7.98%) Maven
5 33 (7.75%) Selenium
6 27 (6.34%) Ant
7 25 (5.87%) JIRA
8 24 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (5.40%) Cucumber
10 21 (4.93%) NUnit
11 18 (4.23%) Gradle
12 16 (3.76%) JUnit
13 15 (3.52%) Eclipse
14 14 (3.29%) TeamCity
15 12 (2.82%) Bitbucket
15 12 (2.82%) GitLab
15 12 (2.82%) SoapUI
16 11 (2.58%) Grunt
16 11 (2.58%) PhpStorm
17 8 (1.88%) Subversion
General
1 59 (13.85%) Finance
2 39 (9.15%) Marketing
3 25 (5.87%) Manufacturing
3 25 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 23 (5.40%) Electronics
5 12 (2.82%) Banking
6 8 (1.88%) Advertising
7 5 (1.17%) Back Office
8 4 (0.94%) Publishing
9 3 (0.70%) Automotive
9 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.47%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 354 (83.10%) Developer
2 93 (21.83%) .NET Developer
3 50 (11.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 49 (11.50%) C# Developer
5 36 (8.45%) Full Stack Developer
6 35 (8.22%) Java Developer
7 32 (7.51%) C# .NET Developer
7 32 (7.51%) JavaScript Developer
7 32 (7.51%) Web Developer
8 31 (7.28%) PHP Developer
9 26 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 26 (6.10%) HTML Developer
9 26 (6.10%) Senior Developer
10 25 (5.87%) Software Developer
11 24 (5.63%) ASP.NET Developer
11 24 (5.63%) HTML CSS Developer
11 24 (5.63%) SharePoint Developer
12 23 (5.40%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 20 (4.69%) Agile Developer
14 18 (4.23%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 418 (98.12%) HTML
2 180 (42.25%) .NET
3 134 (31.46%) jQuery
4 117 (27.46%) ASP.NET
5 115 (27.00%) AngularJS
6 102 (23.94%) HTML5
7 78 (18.31%) CSS3
8 76 (17.84%) ASP.NET MVC
9 71 (16.67%) REST
10 59 (13.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 56 (13.15%) SOAP
12 53 (12.44%) .NET Framework
13 48 (11.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 45 (10.56%) JSON
14 45 (10.56%) Web Services
15 39 (9.15%) Sass
16 36 (8.45%) XML
17 33 (7.75%) React
18 32 (7.51%) Entity Framework
19 25 (5.87%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.92%) User Experience
2 28 (6.57%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.69%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.82%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.35%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (2.11%) N-Tier
7 7 (1.64%) W3C
8 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.41%) iPad
9 3 (0.70%) RIA
9 3 (0.70%) Social Media
9 3 (0.70%) Web 2.0
10 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.47%) Cloud Native
10 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.23%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.23%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.23%) Fintech
11 1 (0.23%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 25 (5.87%) Linux
2 15 (3.52%) Windows
3 13 (3.05%) Unix
4 10 (2.35%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.88%) Android
6 6 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.94%) Solaris
8 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
8 3 (0.70%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.47%) Debian
9 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (43.66%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (37.56%) MVC
3 102 (23.94%) Web Development
4 77 (18.08%) Scrum
5 67 (15.73%) Front End Development
6 51 (11.97%) OO
7 47 (11.03%) Unit Testing
8 44 (10.33%) TDD
9 43 (10.09%) Business Intelligence
10 42 (9.86%) Test Automation
11 36 (8.45%) Content Management
11 36 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
12 32 (7.51%) E-Commerce
13 31 (7.28%) Digital Marketing
14 29 (6.81%) OOD
14 29 (6.81%) OOP
15 25 (5.87%) Workflow
16 24 (5.63%) Programme Management
17 22 (5.16%) Document Management
17 22 (5.16%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 339 (79.58%) JavaScript
2 169 (39.67%) C#
3 83 (19.48%) SQL
4 76 (17.84%) Java
5 73 (17.14%) PHP
6 22 (5.16%) Python
7 7 (1.64%) Ruby
7 7 (1.64%) T-SQL
7 7 (1.64%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.64%) VBScript
8 6 (1.41%) C
8 6 (1.41%) C++
8 6 (1.41%) ES6
9 5 (1.17%) Groovy
9 5 (1.17%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.17%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.17%) TypeScript
10 4 (0.94%) PHP 5
10 4 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.94%) Scala
Qualifications
1 37 (8.69%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.34%) Degree
3 26 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 5 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.93%) QA
2 3 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.70%) SLA
3 2 (0.47%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (2.82%) Docker
2 4 (0.94%) VirtualBox
3 3 (0.70%) ISA Server
4 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (1.41%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 5 (1.17%) CA Service Virtualization
3 3 (0.70%) Ansible
4 2 (0.47%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.47%) Plesk
4 2 (0.47%) Puppet
4 2 (0.47%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.23%) Sysdig
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (15.49%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.39%) Oracle
3 23 (5.40%) SAP
4 22 (5.16%) Nintex
5 17 (3.99%) Sitecore
6 13 (3.05%) hybris
7 9 (2.11%) Google
8 8 (1.88%) ATG
9 7 (1.64%) Adobe
10 6 (1.41%) HP
10 6 (1.41%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.41%) Zend
11 5 (1.17%) Apple
11 5 (1.17%) CA
11 5 (1.17%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.94%) Cisco
12 4 (0.94%) Sencha
13 3 (0.70%) BEA
13 3 (0.70%) Twitter
14 2 (0.47%) MicroStrategy