The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 29 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs citing CSS 41 57 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.11% 6.24% 6.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 22.28% 20.00% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 51
Average daily rate
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£335 £300 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -11.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £34.00 £38.32 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.26% +27.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year
- +41.41%
CSS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
184 285 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.91% 31.22% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 137 185
Average daily rate £335 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Cheshire region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 19 £338 -1.45% 11
Warrington -18 4 £375 +25.00% 20
Knutsford +3 2 £338 -15.62% 9
Macclesfield -5 1 - - 5
Crewe -7 1 - - 3
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 6
Winsford - - - -
Middlewich - - - - 1
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 3
Runcorn - - - - 2
Alderley Edge - - - - 4
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS.

1 78 (97.50%) HTML
2 68 (85.00%) JavaScript
3 32 (40.00%) HTML5
4 30 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (36.25%) SQL
5 29 (36.25%) CSS3
6 28 (35.00%) C#
6 28 (35.00%) .NET
7 25 (31.25%) TDD
8 24 (30.00%) Java
8 24 (30.00%) XML
9 23 (28.75%) MVC
10 19 (23.75%) Linux
10 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET
11 18 (22.50%) Web Services
12 17 (21.25%) jQuery
13 16 (20.00%) PHP
14 15 (18.75%) Ajax
14 15 (18.75%) Web Development
15 14 (17.50%) JSON
16 12 (15.00%) XHTML
16 12 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
17 11 (13.75%) C++
17 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
18 10 (12.50%) Windows
18 10 (12.50%) NoSQL
19 9 (11.25%) BDD
19 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
19 9 (11.25%) REST
19 9 (11.25%) XSLT

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.25%) Apache
2 4 (5.00%) CMS
2 4 (5.00%) Node.js
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.75%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.50%) IIS
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.25%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.25%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.25%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.25%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Magento
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) NoSQL
3 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.50%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.50%) MySQL
5 3 (3.75%) Redis
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.50%) SQLite
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.25%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.25%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.50%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.00%) Subversion
4 3 (3.75%) Ant
4 3 (3.75%) JUnit
5 2 (2.50%) NUnit
5 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (2.50%) MSTest
5 2 (2.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.25%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.25%) QUnit
6 1 (1.25%) Gradle
6 1 (1.25%) Maven
6 1 (1.25%) Xcode
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 71 (88.75%) Developer
2 19 (23.75%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (18.75%) Web Developer
4 14 (17.50%) Java Developer
5 11 (13.75%) .NET Developer
6 9 (11.25%) Front-End Web Developer
7 6 (7.50%) PHP Developer
8 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.75%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.75%) J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Senior Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Software Developer
10 2 (2.50%) VB.NET Developer
11 1 (1.25%) UI Developer
11 1 (1.25%) Designer
11 1 (1.25%) Mobile Developer
11 1 (1.25%) UI Designer
11 1 (1.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 1 (1.25%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (97.50%) HTML
2 32 (40.00%) HTML5
3 29 (36.25%) CSS3
4 28 (35.00%) .NET
5 24 (30.00%) XML
6 19 (23.75%) ASP.NET
7 18 (22.50%) Web Services
8 17 (21.25%) jQuery
9 15 (18.75%) Ajax
10 14 (17.50%) JSON
11 12 (15.00%) XHTML
12 9 (11.25%) REST
12 9 (11.25%) XSLT
12 9 (11.25%) .NET Framework
13 8 (10.00%) J2EE
14 7 (8.75%) NHibernate
15 6 (7.50%) DHTML
15 6 (7.50%) Struts
15 6 (7.50%) AngularJS
15 6 (7.50%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Open Source
1 7 (8.75%) Mobile App
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.50%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.25%) EPoS
4 1 (1.25%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (23.75%) Linux
2 10 (12.50%) Windows
3 5 (6.25%) AIX
4 2 (2.50%) UNIX
4 2 (2.50%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.50%) Android
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.25%) TDD
3 23 (28.75%) MVC
4 15 (18.75%) Web Development
5 12 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (11.25%) BDD
6 9 (11.25%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.25%) OO
6 9 (11.25%) Web Design
7 8 (10.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (8.75%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.25%) Scrum
10 4 (5.00%) Migration
10 4 (5.00%) User Stories
10 4 (5.00%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.75%) OO PHP
11 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.75%) Refactoring
11 3 (3.75%) Pair Programming
12 2 (2.50%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 68 (85.00%) JavaScript
2 29 (36.25%) SQL
3 28 (35.00%) C#
4 24 (30.00%) Java
5 16 (20.00%) PHP
6 11 (13.75%) C++
7 9 (11.25%) T-SQL
7 9 (11.25%) Ruby
8 8 (10.00%) Python
9 7 (8.75%) Scala
10 5 (6.25%) Perl
11 3 (3.75%) PHP5
11 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
12 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Sun
1 5 (6.25%) HP
1 5 (6.25%) BMC
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) Adobe
3 2 (2.50%) Twitter
3 2 (2.50%) Kony
3 2 (2.50%) Appcelerator
4 1 (1.25%) Zend
4 1 (1.25%) Google
4 1 (1.25%) ESRI
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