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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 14 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -8
Contract jobs citing CSS 93 52 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.85% 6.74% 8.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 37.65% 25.37% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 39 32
Average daily rate £388 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.00 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%
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
247 205 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 26.17% 26.59% 25.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 142 127
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £439 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Average hourly rate £17.64 £19.45 £40.57
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -52.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +27 42 £475 +35.71% 6
Chester -2 10 £325 -7.14% 17
Wilmslow - 5 £300 - 3
Knutsford -6 2 £300 -3.22% 3
Crewe - 1 - - 2
Ellesmere Port - 1 £300 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £350 - 4
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 148 (96.10%) HTML
2 129 (83.77%) JavaScript
3 73 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (43.51%) jQuery
5 47 (30.52%) Java
6 45 (29.22%) Front End Development
7 44 (28.57%) HTML5
8 42 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
9 41 (26.62%) SOAP
9 41 (26.62%) Web Services
9 41 (26.62%) XML
10 40 (25.97%) MVC
11 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
11 36 (23.38%) JSON
12 35 (22.73%) Web Design
13 31 (20.13%) Ajax
14 30 (19.48%) SQL
14 30 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
15 28 (18.18%) C#
16 27 (17.53%) .NET
17 25 (16.23%) HTTP
17 25 (16.23%) CSS3
18 24 (15.58%) AngularJS
19 22 (14.29%) Unit Testing
20 21 (13.64%) ITIL
21 20 (12.99%) Security Cleared
21 20 (12.99%) ServiceNow
22 19 (12.34%) E-Commerce
23 18 (11.69%) Spring
23 18 (11.69%) ASP.NET

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (5.19%) CMS
1 8 (5.19%) Tomcat
2 7 (4.55%) Drupal
2 7 (4.55%) Node.js
2 7 (4.55%) WordPress
3 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) EPiServer CMS
6 1 (0.65%) ExpressionEngine
6 1 (0.65%) JBoss
6 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.65%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (2.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 4 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.60%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.60%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) BigMachines
1 2 (1.30%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (0.65%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.23%) HTTP
2 10 (6.49%) Internet
3 4 (2.60%) Intranet
4 3 (1.95%) LDAP
5 1 (0.65%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
5 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.30%) MySQL
6 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.30%) Redis
7 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.65%) DB2
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
2 17 (11.04%) JIRA
3 8 (5.19%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.25%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.25%) Maven
5 4 (2.60%) Subversion
5 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (1.95%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.95%) Selenium
6 3 (1.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (1.30%) Grunt
7 2 (1.30%) Hudson
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.65%) Bower
8 1 (0.65%) FindBugs
8 1 (0.65%) git-flow
8 1 (0.65%) gulp
8 1 (0.65%) Mockito
8 1 (0.65%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (11.04%) Finance
2 9 (5.84%) Banking
3 3 (1.95%) Publishing
3 3 (1.95%) Retail
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 135 (87.66%) Developer
2 38 (24.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 30 (19.48%) Java Developer
4 28 (18.18%) HTML Developer
4 28 (18.18%) JavaScript Developer
5 23 (14.94%) HTML CSS Developer
6 19 (12.34%) Web Developer
7 16 (10.39%) .NET Developer
7 16 (10.39%) Designer
8 11 (7.14%) ServiceNow Developer
9 10 (6.49%) C# Developer
9 10 (6.49%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (6.49%) Senior Developer
10 9 (5.84%) UI Developer
11 8 (5.19%) Digital Developer
12 7 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
13 6 (3.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 6 (3.90%) UI Designer
13 6 (3.90%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (96.10%) HTML
2 67 (43.51%) jQuery
3 44 (28.57%) HTML5
4 41 (26.62%) SOAP
4 41 (26.62%) Web Services
4 41 (26.62%) XML
5 36 (23.38%) JSON
6 31 (20.13%) Ajax
7 27 (17.53%) .NET
8 25 (16.23%) CSS3
9 24 (15.58%) AngularJS
10 18 (11.69%) ASP.NET
10 18 (11.69%) D3.js
10 18 (11.69%) RESTful
10 18 (11.69%) Spring
11 15 (9.74%) Handlebars
11 15 (9.74%) Mustache
11 15 (9.74%) Underscore.js
12 14 (9.09%) Spring MVC
13 12 (7.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.04%) Mobile App
2 14 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 12 (7.79%) User Experience
4 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.30%) NHS
5 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.30%) Streaming Video
5 2 (1.30%) Telematics
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.65%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.65%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.49%) Android
1 10 (6.49%) Apple iOS
2 9 (5.84%) Linux
2 9 (5.84%) Unix
3 8 (5.19%) Windows
4 3 (1.95%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.65%) Solaris
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (47.40%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (29.22%) Front End Development
3 42 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
4 40 (25.97%) MVC
5 35 (22.73%) Web Design
6 30 (19.48%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 21 (13.64%) ITIL
9 19 (12.34%) E-Commerce
10 12 (7.79%) Scrum
10 12 (7.79%) Web Development
11 8 (5.19%) Web Accessibility
12 7 (4.55%) TDD
13 6 (3.90%) Mobile Application Development
14 5 (3.25%) SDLC
15 4 (2.60%) Content Management
15 4 (2.60%) Microservices
15 4 (2.60%) Rapid Prototyping
16 3 (1.95%) Automated Testing
16 3 (1.95%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 129 (83.77%) JavaScript
2 47 (30.52%) Java
3 30 (19.48%) SQL
4 28 (18.18%) C#
5 15 (9.74%) PHP
6 8 (5.19%) Python
7 6 (3.90%) C++
8 5 (3.25%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.60%) Ruby
10 3 (1.95%) C
10 3 (1.95%) Lua
11 2 (1.30%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.65%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.65%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.65%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.65%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 11 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (0.65%) MBA
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (12.99%) ServiceNow
2 6 (3.90%) Adobe
2 6 (3.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle
4 2 (1.30%) IBM
4 2 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.30%) Siebel
5 1 (0.65%) ATG
5 1 (0.65%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.65%) DevExpress
5 1 (0.65%) EPiServer
5 1 (0.65%) Google
5 1 (0.65%) hybris
5 1 (0.65%) MobileIron
5 1 (0.65%) Perforce
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