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 26 May 2015 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 20 22 28
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Contract jobs citing CSS 75 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.64% 7.00% 4.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.04% 34.78% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 32 17
Average daily rate
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£388 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £399 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.54 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.86% -4.28%
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
288 161 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.33% 20.13% 22.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 91 78
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £591 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £43.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.85% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £24.70 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £44.70 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 2015. 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 +2 26 £394 +12.50% 11
Warrington -9 11 £325 +8.33% 27
Crewe - 3 £481 - 3
Wilmslow - 1 £288 - 5
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 (91.20%) HTML
2 99 (79.20%) JavaScript
3 56 (44.80%) jQuery
4 50 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (36.80%) HTML5
6 45 (36.00%) Java
7 35 (28.00%) TDD
8 34 (27.20%) SQL
9 31 (24.80%) AngularJS
10 30 (24.00%) CSS3
11 29 (23.20%) MVC
12 28 (22.40%) Web Services
13 27 (21.60%) XML
14 26 (20.80%) RESTful
14 26 (20.80%) SDLC
15 25 (20.00%) JUnit
16 24 (19.20%) .NET
16 24 (19.20%) J2EE
17 23 (18.40%) Spring
17 23 (18.40%) JSON
18 20 (16.00%) C#
19 19 (15.20%) Degree
20 18 (14.40%) Finance
21 17 (13.60%) ASP.NET
21 17 (13.60%) E-Commerce
22 16 (12.80%) Unit Testing
23 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
24 14 (11.20%) OO
24 14 (11.20%) Oracle
24 14 (11.20%) Cucumber

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 11 (8.80%) WebSphere
2 8 (6.40%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (6.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.80%) Node.js
4 4 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (3.20%) CMS
4 4 (3.20%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.40%) Sitefinity
5 3 (2.40%) Confluence
6 2 (1.60%) ColdFusion
6 2 (1.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.80%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.80%) Railo
7 1 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.80%) JBoss
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.80%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.20%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.60%) Fireworks
4 2 (1.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.20%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.40%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.20%) Heroku
2 9 (7.20%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (7.20%) Amazon S3
3 8 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.80%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.00%) HTTP
2 8 (6.40%) Internet
3 1 (0.80%) ATM
3 1 (0.80%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.60%) Relational Database
2 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.00%) RDBMS
4 8 (6.40%) Informix
5 7 (5.60%) MySQL
5 7 (5.60%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.80%) MS Access
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.60%) DB2
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.60%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.60%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.80%) Event Store
9 1 (0.80%) Big Data
9 1 (0.80%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.80%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 25 (20.00%) JUnit
2 14 (11.20%) Cucumber
3 13 (10.40%) Selenium
4 12 (9.60%) Git (software)
5 11 (8.80%) Ant
6 10 (8.00%) Subversion
7 9 (7.20%) Mockito
7 9 (7.20%) JIRA
8 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio
9 5 (4.00%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.00%) Grunt
9 5 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (3.20%) Axure RP
10 4 (3.20%) Bower
11 3 (2.40%) SonarQube
11 3 (2.40%) Eclipse
11 3 (2.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (2.40%) Introscope
12 2 (1.60%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (14.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Local Government
2 7 (5.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.60%) Retail
4 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.80%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 105 (84.00%) Developer
2 33 (26.40%) Java Developer
3 15 (12.00%) Front-End Developer
4 9 (7.20%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 9 (7.20%) Web Developer
5 8 (6.40%) Architect
5 8 (6.40%) UI Developer
5 8 (6.40%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (6.40%) UI Programmer
6 7 (5.60%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 6 (4.80%) .NET Developer
7 6 (4.80%) Designer
8 5 (4.00%) C# Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.20%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Applications Architect
9 4 (3.20%) Senior Java Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Front-End Web Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Django Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (91.20%) HTML
2 56 (44.80%) jQuery
3 46 (36.80%) HTML5
4 31 (24.80%) AngularJS
5 30 (24.00%) CSS3
6 28 (22.40%) Web Services
7 27 (21.60%) XML
8 26 (20.80%) RESTful
9 24 (19.20%) .NET
9 24 (19.20%) J2EE
10 23 (18.40%) Spring
10 23 (18.40%) JSON
11 17 (13.60%) ASP.NET
12 13 (10.40%) Ajax
12 13 (10.40%) Servlets
12 13 (10.40%) SOAP
13 10 (8.00%) WSDL
13 10 (8.00%) XSL
13 10 (8.00%) Ruby on Rails
13 10 (8.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (7.20%) Statistics
2 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
3 8 (6.40%) User Experience
4 6 (4.80%) Online Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.40%) iPad
6 3 (2.40%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.60%) NHS
7 2 (1.60%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.80%) Copywriting
8 1 (0.80%) Blog
8 1 (0.80%) PDA
8 1 (0.80%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.80%) Telematics
8 1 (0.80%) Tandem
8 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.20%) Linux
2 6 (4.80%) UNIX
2 6 (4.80%) Windows
3 2 (1.60%) Windows CE
3 2 (1.60%) Android
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (28.00%) TDD
3 29 (23.20%) MVC
4 26 (20.80%) SDLC
5 17 (13.60%) E-Commerce
6 16 (12.80%) Unit Testing
7 14 (11.20%) OO
7 14 (11.20%) Integration Testing
7 14 (11.20%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (10.40%) Software Engineering
9 11 (8.80%) Web Application Development
9 11 (8.80%) Open Source
9 11 (8.80%) OOP
9 11 (8.80%) Scrum
10 10 (8.00%) Web Design
10 10 (8.00%) Web Development
10 10 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
11 9 (7.20%) Responsive Web Design
11 9 (7.20%) OOD
12 7 (5.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 99 (79.20%) JavaScript
2 45 (36.00%) Java
3 34 (27.20%) SQL
4 20 (16.00%) C#
5 11 (8.80%) Ruby
6 8 (6.40%) PHP
7 7 (5.60%) VBScript
8 6 (4.80%) Python
8 6 (4.80%) VB
9 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.40%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.60%) XPath
10 2 (1.60%) PHP5
10 2 (1.60%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.80%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.80%) R
11 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (15.20%) Degree
2 12 (9.60%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.20%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (5.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.80%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.80%) Oozie
1 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 15 (12.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.20%) Oracle
3 10 (8.00%) IBM
4 7 (5.60%) Citrix
5 5 (4.00%) hybris
5 5 (4.00%) Perforce
6 3 (2.40%) Compuware
6 3 (2.40%) HP
7 2 (1.60%) Adobe
8 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.80%) VMware
Wilmslow
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £330 per day + Travel / Hotel expenses
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £375 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
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Rate: £225 - £325 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Cheshire
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