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 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 14 18
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing CSS 196 248 235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 7.32% 8.32% 7.57%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.07% 31.55% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 189 167
Median daily rate £350 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £195 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 14
Median hourly rate £41.25 £32.50 £33.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -3.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £32.50 £22.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £32.50 £38.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.25 £29.75 £33.77
% change year-on-year +28.57% -11.90%  

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 724 786 794
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 27.05% 26.38% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 541 551
Median daily rate £350 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 20 36
Median hourly rate £47.50 £38.75 £38.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.58% -0.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.39 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 -7 63 £345 +4.54% 49
Devon -4 45 £400 +26.98% 5
Wiltshire +4 38 £350 +3.70% 19
Somerset -15 16 £325 - 13
Gloucestershire +2 13 £328 +0.76% 14
Dorset 0 9 £350 +0.71% 31
Cornwall - 4 £250 - 4
CSS
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 439 (96.06%) HTML
2 386 (84.46%) JavaScript
3 217 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
4 154 (33.70%) jQuery
5 153 (33.48%) .NET
6 149 (32.60%) HTML5
7 130 (28.45%) AngularJS
8 125 (27.35%) C#
9 119 (26.04%) MVC
10 105 (22.98%) Front End Development
11 100 (21.88%) CSS3
12 98 (21.44%) Git (software)
13 97 (21.23%) ASP.NET
14 95 (20.79%) SQL
15 93 (20.35%) Java
16 84 (18.38%) Web Development
17 83 (18.16%) Scrum
18 77 (16.85%) User Experience
19 72 (15.75%) REST
20 71 (15.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 70 (15.32%) JSON
22 69 (15.10%) Ajax
22 69 (15.10%) XML
23 66 (14.44%) TDD
24 64 (14.00%) SQL Server
25 63 (13.79%) Jenkins
26 61 (13.35%) Web Services
27 57 (12.47%) Finance
28 56 (12.25%) ASP.NET Web API
29 55 (12.04%) .NET Framework

CSS
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 50 (10.94%) CMS
2 17 (3.72%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.72%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (3.50%) IIS
4 15 (3.28%) Apache
4 15 (3.28%) Drupal
5 14 (3.06%) WordPress
6 13 (2.84%) ColdFusion
7 12 (2.63%) Confluence
7 12 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 12 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.97%) Railo
8 9 (1.97%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.88%) Umbraco
11 4 (0.88%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Qpid
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.66%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 12 (2.63%) Photoshop
2 9 (1.97%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.44%) InDesign
6 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 17 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.53%) Magento
4 4 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.97%) GitHub
4 6 (1.31%) OpenShift
5 4 (0.88%) SaaS
6 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.44%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.22%) Firebase
7 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.22%) IaaS
7 1 (0.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.03%) Internet
2 11 (2.41%) HTTP
3 3 (0.66%) AMQP
3 3 (0.66%) Intranet
3 3 (0.66%) LDAP
3 3 (0.66%) VoIP
3 3 (0.66%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.44%) SMS
4 2 (0.44%) SSL
5 1 (0.22%) Firewall
5 1 (0.22%) SMTP
5 1 (0.22%) SSH
5 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.35%) MySQL
3 22 (4.81%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.38%) Oracle Database
5 14 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.97%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.53%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
8 6 (1.31%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.09%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.88%) Big Data
10 4 (0.88%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.44%) dBASE
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.44%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 98 (21.44%) Git (software)
2 63 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 52 (11.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 49 (10.72%) Visual Studio
5 31 (6.78%) Ant
6 30 (6.56%) Cucumber
6 30 (6.56%) Maven
7 27 (5.91%) Selenium
8 20 (4.38%) Gradle
8 20 (4.38%) Subversion
8 20 (4.38%) TeamCity
9 17 (3.72%) JIRA
10 16 (3.50%) JUnit
10 16 (3.50%) Visual Studio Team System
11 15 (3.28%) Eclipse
11 15 (3.28%) Hudson
12 14 (3.06%) Bitbucket
13 13 (2.84%) gulp
14 11 (2.41%) Grunt
14 11 (2.41%) Vagrant
General
1 57 (12.47%) Finance
2 18 (3.94%) Marketing
3 17 (3.72%) Banking
4 15 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 14 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.84%) Electronics
7 10 (2.19%) Advertising
8 4 (0.88%) Local Government
9 3 (0.66%) Games
9 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.44%) Automotive
10 2 (0.44%) Military
10 2 (0.44%) Retail
11 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.22%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 388 (84.90%) Developer
2 71 (15.54%) .NET Developer
3 69 (15.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 58 (12.69%) Java Developer
5 50 (10.94%) C# Developer
6 43 (9.41%) JavaScript Developer
7 39 (8.53%) HTML Developer
8 38 (8.32%) UI Developer
9 36 (7.88%) C# .NET Developer
10 35 (7.66%) Angular Developer
10 35 (7.66%) Software Developer
11 31 (6.78%) Designer
12 30 (6.56%) HTML CSS Developer
13 28 (6.13%) Senior Developer
14 24 (5.25%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 24 (5.25%) Sitecore Developer
15 23 (5.03%) ASP.NET Developer
15 23 (5.03%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 21 (4.60%) PHP Developer
17 19 (4.16%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (96.06%) HTML
2 154 (33.70%) jQuery
3 153 (33.48%) .NET
4 149 (32.60%) HTML5
5 130 (28.45%) AngularJS
6 100 (21.88%) CSS3
7 97 (21.23%) ASP.NET
8 72 (15.75%) REST
9 71 (15.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 70 (15.32%) JSON
11 69 (15.10%) Ajax
11 69 (15.10%) XML
12 61 (13.35%) Web Services
13 56 (12.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 55 (12.04%) .NET Framework
15 54 (11.82%) Sass
16 50 (10.94%) ASP.NET MVC
17 48 (10.50%) Spring
18 44 (9.63%) React
18 44 (9.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.85%) User Experience
2 25 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.81%) W3C
4 20 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.84%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.41%) N-Tier
7 10 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.97%) RIA
9 8 (1.75%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.53%) Web 2.0
11 5 (1.09%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.88%) iPad
13 3 (0.66%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.66%) Fintech
13 3 (0.66%) Social Media
13 3 (0.66%) Virtual Team
14 2 (0.44%) Digital Media
15 1 (0.22%) Cyberthreat
15 1 (0.22%) Graphic Design
15 1 (0.22%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (5.91%) Linux
1 27 (5.91%) Windows
2 17 (3.72%) Unix
3 9 (1.97%) Mac OS
4 7 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (1.09%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.44%) Android
8 1 (0.22%) Debian
8 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (47.48%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (26.04%) MVC
3 105 (22.98%) Front End Development
4 84 (18.38%) Web Development
5 83 (18.16%) Scrum
6 66 (14.44%) TDD
7 50 (10.94%) Test Automation
8 44 (9.63%) Content Management
9 43 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (7.66%) E-Commerce
11 34 (7.44%) BDD
11 34 (7.44%) OO
12 32 (7.00%) Responsive Web Design
13 31 (6.78%) Web Design
14 28 (6.13%) Open Source
15 27 (5.91%) Software Engineering
16 25 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
16 25 (5.47%) Unit Testing
17 22 (4.81%) Microservices
17 22 (4.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 386 (84.46%) JavaScript
2 125 (27.35%) C#
3 95 (20.79%) SQL
4 93 (20.35%) Java
5 52 (11.38%) PHP
6 41 (8.97%) Python
7 17 (3.72%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.84%) T-SQL
9 12 (2.63%) ES6
9 12 (2.63%) VB.NET
10 8 (1.75%) ActionScript
10 8 (1.75%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.53%) C
11 7 (1.53%) Ruby
12 5 (1.09%) Ada
12 5 (1.09%) Delphi
12 5 (1.09%) Perl
12 5 (1.09%) Scala
13 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 43 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.22%) Degree
2 33 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (0.44%) BC Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.22%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.22%) ISEB
6 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.25%) QA
2 8 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.88%) WCAG
5 1 (0.22%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (5.69%) Docker
2 9 (1.97%) VirtualBox
3 2 (0.44%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (1.97%) Ansible
2 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (0.66%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.44%) vRealize
5 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.22%) Kibana
5 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 53 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.07%) Oracle
3 24 (5.25%) Sitecore
4 15 (3.28%) Apple
5 14 (3.06%) ATG
6 13 (2.84%) Google
6 13 (2.84%) SAP
7 12 (2.63%) hybris
8 10 (2.19%) Adobe
9 8 (1.75%) Nintex
9 8 (1.75%) Sencha
10 7 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.09%) IBM
12 4 (0.88%) Twitter
12 4 (0.88%) Zend
13 3 (0.66%) CA Agile Central
14 2 (0.44%) Facebook
14 2 (0.44%) RedGate
14 2 (0.44%) Talend
14 2 (0.44%) VMware
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