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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 27 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing CSS 41 56 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.24% 7.40% 4.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.03% 27.18% 16.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 26 25
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 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £299 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
178 206 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.73% 27.21% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 99 161
Average daily rate £335 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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 24 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 24 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 -5 15 £431 +32.69% 5
Chester 0 10 £213 -43.33% 12
Crewe +3 4 £245 -19.67% 2
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 7
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Alderley Edge - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 110 (97.35%) HTML
2 102 (90.27%) JavaScript
3 55 (48.67%) .NET
4 53 (46.90%) C#
5 46 (40.71%) HTML5
6 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (36.28%) TDD
8 37 (32.74%) SQL
9 36 (31.86%) CSS3
10 33 (29.20%) MVC
11 32 (28.32%) XML
12 30 (26.55%) ASP.NET
12 30 (26.55%) JSON
13 29 (25.66%) jQuery
14 26 (23.01%) Ajax
15 25 (22.12%) Pair Programming
15 25 (22.12%) Linux
16 23 (20.35%) Java
17 19 (16.81%) Web Services
17 19 (16.81%) Scrum
18 18 (15.93%) PHP
18 18 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (15.04%) Web Development
20 16 (14.16%) T-SQL
20 16 (14.16%) XHTML
21 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
21 15 (13.27%) Visual Studio
22 13 (11.50%) Python
23 11 (9.73%) MySQL
23 11 (9.73%) Unit Testing

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (6.19%) CMS
2 6 (5.31%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
4 3 (2.65%) Apache
5 2 (1.77%) Node.js
6 1 (0.88%) WordPress
6 1 (0.88%) Drupal
6 1 (0.88%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Photoshop
1 4 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) Fireworks
2 3 (2.65%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.77%) MS Office
3 2 (1.77%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.88%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Magento
1 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.31%) HTTP
2 3 (2.65%) SMTP
3 1 (0.88%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.73%) MySQL
3 10 (8.85%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.54%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.65%) Redis
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.77%) MS Access
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.88%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Visual Studio
2 8 (7.08%) Subversion
3 7 (6.19%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.54%) Maven
5 3 (2.65%) PhoneGap
6 2 (1.77%) JUnit
6 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.77%) Selenium
6 2 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.88%) Gradle
7 1 (0.88%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.88%) Ant
General
1 5 (4.42%) Finance
1 5 (4.42%) Marketing
2 2 (1.77%) Local Government
2 2 (1.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (98.23%) Developer
2 30 (26.55%) .NET Developer
3 27 (23.89%) Web Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Java Developer
4 15 (13.27%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (7.08%) C# Developer
6 7 (6.19%) Front-End Web Developer
6 7 (6.19%) PHP Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Python Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (4.42%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (3.54%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (3.54%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (2.65%) ServiceNow Developer
10 3 (2.65%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Designer
10 3 (2.65%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Lead Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (97.35%) HTML
2 55 (48.67%) .NET
3 46 (40.71%) HTML5
4 36 (31.86%) CSS3
5 32 (28.32%) XML
6 30 (26.55%) ASP.NET
6 30 (26.55%) JSON
7 29 (25.66%) jQuery
8 26 (23.01%) Ajax
9 19 (16.81%) Web Services
10 16 (14.16%) XHTML
11 11 (9.73%) REST
12 10 (8.85%) RESTful
12 10 (8.85%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (7.96%) .NET Framework
13 9 (7.96%) SOAP
13 9 (7.96%) NHibernate
14 8 (7.08%) LINQ
15 7 (6.19%) Sass
16 6 (5.31%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Open Source
2 3 (2.65%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.77%) Taxonomies
3 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.88%) Social Media
4 1 (0.88%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.88%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 25 (22.12%) Linux
2 7 (6.19%) UNIX
3 3 (2.65%) Windows
4 1 (0.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (38.05%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (36.28%) TDD
3 33 (29.20%) MVC
4 25 (22.12%) Pair Programming
5 19 (16.81%) Scrum
6 18 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (15.04%) Web Development
8 11 (9.73%) Unit Testing
8 11 (9.73%) Refactoring
9 10 (8.85%) User Stories
10 9 (7.96%) BDD
10 9 (7.96%) E-Commerce
10 9 (7.96%) OO
11 8 (7.08%) Web Design
11 8 (7.08%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (6.19%) Requirements Management
13 6 (5.31%) Test Automation
14 5 (4.42%) OO PHP
15 4 (3.54%) ITSM
15 4 (3.54%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 102 (90.27%) JavaScript
2 53 (46.90%) C#
3 37 (32.74%) SQL
4 23 (20.35%) Java
5 18 (15.93%) PHP
6 16 (14.16%) T-SQL
7 13 (11.50%) Python
8 8 (7.08%) Ruby
8 8 (7.08%) C++
9 7 (6.19%) Scala
10 5 (4.42%) PHP5
11 4 (3.54%) VB.NET
11 4 (3.54%) XPath
12 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.88%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.88%) VB
13 1 (0.88%) VBA
13 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Varnish
Vendors
1 5 (4.42%) Oracle
2 3 (2.65%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.77%) JBoss
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.77%) Vertica
3 2 (1.77%) Twitter
4 1 (0.88%) Adobe
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