The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 24 19 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Contract jobs citing CSS 42 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.27% 7.69% 5.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.54% 27.96% 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 27
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £342
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 - £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 - £41.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +13.79%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
195 211 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.47% 27.51% 30.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 102 168
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £420 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Average hourly rate £34.00 - £39.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 - £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £34.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-1.44% +6.15%
CSS
North West

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Warrington -2 15 £431 +32.69% 7
Chester +1 11 £213 -43.33% 18
Crewe +4 4 £245 -19.67% 2
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 2
Macclesfield - - - - 5
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Alderley Edge - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 114 (97.44%) HTML
2 106 (90.60%) JavaScript
3 56 (47.86%) .NET
4 54 (46.15%) C#
5 47 (40.17%) HTML5
6 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (35.90%) TDD
8 39 (33.33%) SQL
9 37 (31.62%) CSS3
10 35 (29.91%) MVC
11 33 (28.21%) XML
12 31 (26.50%) ASP.NET
12 31 (26.50%) jQuery
13 30 (25.64%) JSON
14 26 (22.22%) Ajax
14 26 (22.22%) Linux
15 25 (21.37%) Pair Programming
16 24 (20.51%) Java
17 20 (17.09%) Web Services
18 19 (16.24%) Scrum
18 19 (16.24%) Web Development
19 18 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (15.38%) PHP
20 17 (14.53%) T-SQL
21 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
21 16 (13.68%) XHTML
22 15 (12.82%) Visual Studio
23 13 (11.11%) Python
24 11 (9.40%) MySQL
24 11 (9.40%) Unit Testing

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (5.98%) CMS
2 6 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.42%) Apache
3 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.56%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.71%) Node.js
6 1 (0.85%) WordPress
6 1 (0.85%) Drupal
6 1 (0.85%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Photoshop
1 4 (3.42%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.56%) Fireworks
2 3 (2.56%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.71%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Magento
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.13%) HTTP
2 3 (2.56%) SMTP
3 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.40%) MySQL
3 10 (8.55%) NoSQL
4 7 (5.98%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.27%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.56%) Redis
7 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.71%) MS Access
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.85%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (12.82%) Visual Studio
2 8 (6.84%) Subversion
3 7 (5.98%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.42%) Maven
5 3 (2.56%) PhoneGap
5 3 (2.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.71%) JUnit
6 2 (1.71%) Selenium
6 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.71%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) Gradle
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.85%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 5 (4.27%) Marketing
1 5 (4.27%) Finance
2 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.71%) Local Government
3 1 (0.85%) Retail
3 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 114 (97.44%) Developer
2 30 (25.64%) .NET Developer
3 27 (23.08%) Web Developer
4 16 (13.68%) Java Developer
4 16 (13.68%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (6.84%) C# Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Front-End Web Developer
6 7 (5.98%) PHP Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Python Developer
8 5 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.42%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.42%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Designer
10 3 (2.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.56%) ServiceNow Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Java Web Developer
10 3 (2.56%) C# Web Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (97.44%) HTML
2 56 (47.86%) .NET
3 47 (40.17%) HTML5
4 37 (31.62%) CSS3
5 33 (28.21%) XML
6 31 (26.50%) ASP.NET
6 31 (26.50%) jQuery
7 30 (25.64%) JSON
8 26 (22.22%) Ajax
9 20 (17.09%) Web Services
10 16 (13.68%) XHTML
11 11 (9.40%) REST
12 10 (8.55%) RESTful
12 10 (8.55%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (7.69%) .NET Framework
13 9 (7.69%) NHibernate
13 9 (7.69%) SOAP
14 8 (6.84%) LINQ
15 7 (5.98%) Sass
16 6 (5.13%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.84%) Open Source
2 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.71%) Taxonomies
4 1 (0.85%) Social Media
4 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.85%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.22%) Linux
2 7 (5.98%) UNIX
3 4 (3.42%) Windows
4 1 (0.85%) Android
4 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (35.90%) TDD
3 35 (29.91%) MVC
4 25 (21.37%) Pair Programming
5 19 (16.24%) Scrum
5 19 (16.24%) Web Development
6 18 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (9.40%) Unit Testing
7 11 (9.40%) Refactoring
8 10 (8.55%) User Stories
9 9 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (7.69%) BDD
9 9 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.69%) OO
9 9 (7.69%) Web Design
10 7 (5.98%) Requirements Management
11 6 (5.13%) Test Automation
12 5 (4.27%) OO PHP
13 4 (3.42%) SEO
13 4 (3.42%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 106 (90.60%) JavaScript
2 54 (46.15%) C#
3 39 (33.33%) SQL
4 24 (20.51%) Java
5 18 (15.38%) PHP
6 17 (14.53%) T-SQL
7 13 (11.11%) Python
8 8 (6.84%) C++
8 8 (6.84%) Ruby
9 7 (5.98%) Scala
10 5 (4.27%) PHP5
11 4 (3.42%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.42%) XPath
12 2 (1.71%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.71%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.85%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.85%) Perl
13 1 (0.85%) VBA
13 1 (0.85%) VB
13 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) Varnish
Vendors
1 5 (4.27%) Oracle
2 3 (2.56%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.71%) JBoss
3 2 (1.71%) Twitter
3 2 (1.71%) Vertica
4 1 (0.85%) HP
4 1 (0.85%) BMC
4 1 (0.85%) Sun
4 1 (0.85%) Adobe
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Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
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