The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for OOCSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OOCSS 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
Object-Oriented CSS (OOCSS)
UK
Rank 586 634 -
Rank change year-on-year +48 -  
Contract jobs citing OOCSS 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.015% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.070% 0.054% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Median daily rate £475 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £325 -
% change year-on-year +30.76% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14206 14834 13989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.99% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9854 10283 9074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

OOCSS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing OOCSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for OOCSS in the UK

OOCSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OOCSS in the UK

OOCSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OOCSS over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OOCSS in the UK

OOCSS
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OOCSS within the UK 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
England +35 9 £450 +20.00% 5
London +27 4 £538 +43.33% 3
Nottingham - 2 £413 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 £413 -
East Midlands - 2 £413 -
North East - 1 £425 -
North West - 1 £350 - 1
South West - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 £550 -
Scotland - 1 £550 -

OOCSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing OOCSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for OOCSS.

1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 18 (94.74%) CSS
3 15 (78.95%) HTML
4 14 (73.68%) HTML5
5 13 (68.42%) CSS3
6 11 (57.89%) OO
7 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (47.37%) TDD
8 9 (47.37%) AngularJS
9 8 (42.11%) Node.js
9 8 (42.11%) jQuery
10 7 (36.84%) SMACSS
11 6 (31.58%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
11 6 (31.58%) BDD
12 5 (26.32%) Sass
12 5 (26.32%) .NET
12 5 (26.32%) Front End Development
12 5 (26.32%) React
13 4 (21.05%) gulp
13 4 (21.05%) Mobile First
13 4 (21.05%) RequireJS
13 4 (21.05%) Angular 2
13 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
13 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
13 4 (21.05%) Grunt
14 3 (15.79%) Mocha
14 3 (15.79%) Progressive Enhancement
14 3 (15.79%) RESTful
14 3 (15.79%) Linux
14 3 (15.79%) Kanban

OOCSS
Top Related IT Skills 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 3 (15.79%) CMS
2 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) HTTP
1 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Grunt
1 4 (21.05%) gulp
2 3 (15.79%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (15.79%) Mocha
2 3 (15.79%) PhantomJS
2 3 (15.79%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) webpack
General
1 3 (15.79%) Advertising
2 2 (10.53%) Publishing
3 1 (5.26%) Dutch Language
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (89.47%) Developer
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 4 (21.05%) .NET Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Full Stack Developer
4 4 (21.05%) UI Developer
5 3 (15.79%) HTML Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Node.js Developer
6 2 (10.53%) Angular Developer
6 2 (10.53%) HTML CSS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) CSS
2 15 (78.95%) HTML
3 14 (73.68%) HTML5
4 13 (68.42%) CSS3
5 9 (47.37%) AngularJS
6 8 (42.11%) jQuery
6 8 (42.11%) Node.js
7 5 (26.32%) .NET
7 5 (26.32%) React
7 5 (26.32%) Sass
8 4 (21.05%) Angular 2
8 4 (21.05%) RequireJS
9 3 (15.79%) Chai
9 3 (15.79%) Express
9 3 (15.79%) Handlebars
9 3 (15.79%) LESS
9 3 (15.79%) Redux
9 3 (15.79%) RESTful
9 3 (15.79%) Underscore.js
10 2 (10.53%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) W3C
2 1 (5.26%) IPTV
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (5.26%) RIA
2 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) OO
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (47.37%) TDD
4 7 (36.84%) SMACSS
5 6 (31.58%) BDD
5 6 (31.58%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
6 5 (26.32%) Front End Development
7 4 (21.05%) Mobile First
8 3 (15.79%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 3 (15.79%) Kanban
8 3 (15.79%) Progressive Enhancement
9 2 (10.53%) E-Commerce
9 2 (10.53%) MVC
9 2 (10.53%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (5.26%) Content Management
10 1 (5.26%) SEO
10 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
10 1 (5.26%) User Stories
10 1 (5.26%) Web Design
10 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (15.79%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) ES6
3 1 (5.26%) XPath
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft