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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 31 20 29
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing CSS 40 61 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.93% 7.24% 5.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 19.51% 24.50% 17.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 31 39
Average daily rate
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£313 £310 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £50.00 £41.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +20.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.64%
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
205 249 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.28% 29.57% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 125 191
Average daily rate £340 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £34.00 £45.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.56 £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 15 £313 -8.75% 11
Warrington -8 8 £490 +56.80% 9
Crewe 0 4 £245 -20.96% 2
Knutsford +8 1 £340 - 4
Macclesfield -5 1 - - 3
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 4
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 5
Alderley Edge - - - - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 96 (98.97%) HTML
2 86 (88.66%) JavaScript
3 38 (39.18%) C#
4 37 (38.14%) .NET
5 35 (36.08%) SQL
5 35 (36.08%) HTML5
6 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (30.93%) MVC
8 29 (29.90%) TDD
8 29 (29.90%) CSS3
9 28 (28.87%) XML
10 24 (24.74%) Linux
10 24 (24.74%) JSON
11 23 (23.71%) ASP.NET
12 19 (19.59%) Ajax
12 19 (19.59%) Java
13 16 (16.49%) XHTML
13 16 (16.49%) PHP
13 16 (16.49%) jQuery
14 15 (15.46%) Web Services
15 14 (14.43%) Python
15 14 (14.43%) T-SQL
15 14 (14.43%) Pair Programming
15 14 (14.43%) Scrum
16 13 (13.40%) Web Development
16 13 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
17 11 (11.34%) MySQL
17 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
18 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
18 10 (10.31%) NoSQL

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 6 (6.19%) Apache
1 6 (6.19%) CMS
2 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.09%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.06%) Node.js
5 1 (1.03%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.03%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Photoshop
1 4 (4.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.09%) Fireworks
2 3 (3.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.06%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.03%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.03%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.15%) HTTP
2 1 (1.03%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) MySQL
2 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.31%) NoSQL
3 8 (8.25%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.22%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.09%) Redis
5 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.03%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.03%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.03%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.19%) Subversion
2 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.12%) Eclipse
4 3 (3.09%) JUnit
5 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.03%) Gradle
6 1 (1.03%) Ant
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.03%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (1.03%) Maven
General
1 5 (5.15%) Marketing
2 4 (4.12%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.03%) Law
4 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (89.69%) Developer
2 21 (21.65%) .NET Developer
3 19 (19.59%) Web Developer
4 14 (14.43%) Java Developer
5 13 (13.40%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (7.22%) Front-End Web Developer
6 7 (7.22%) PHP Developer
7 6 (6.19%) Python Developer
8 5 (5.15%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Administrator
9 4 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow Developer
10 3 (3.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Designer
10 3 (3.09%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.09%) .NET Web Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Senior Developer
11 2 (2.06%) Consultant
11 2 (2.06%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (98.97%) HTML
2 37 (38.14%) .NET
3 35 (36.08%) HTML5
4 29 (29.90%) CSS3
5 28 (28.87%) XML
6 24 (24.74%) JSON
7 23 (23.71%) ASP.NET
8 19 (19.59%) Ajax
9 16 (16.49%) jQuery
9 16 (16.49%) XHTML
10 15 (15.46%) Web Services
11 9 (9.28%) NHibernate
11 9 (9.28%) REST
12 8 (8.25%) RESTful
12 8 (8.25%) LINQ
13 6 (6.19%) Django
13 6 (6.19%) .NET Framework
13 6 (6.19%) SOAP
14 5 (5.15%) XSLT
14 5 (5.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Open Source
2 3 (3.09%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.03%) Social Media
4 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.03%) EPoS
4 1 (1.03%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 24 (24.74%) Linux
2 8 (8.25%) Windows
3 5 (5.15%) AIX
4 4 (4.12%) UNIX
5 1 (1.03%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (30.93%) MVC
3 29 (29.90%) TDD
4 14 (14.43%) Pair Programming
4 14 (14.43%) Scrum
5 13 (13.40%) Web Development
5 13 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.31%) User Stories
7 9 (9.28%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (9.28%) Refactoring
7 9 (9.28%) Web Design
7 9 (9.28%) OO
8 8 (8.25%) Unit Testing
8 8 (8.25%) BDD
9 7 (7.22%) E-Commerce
10 5 (5.15%) OO PHP
11 4 (4.12%) ITSM
11 4 (4.12%) Test Automation
11 4 (4.12%) SEO
12 2 (2.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 86 (88.66%) JavaScript
2 38 (39.18%) C#
3 35 (36.08%) SQL
4 19 (19.59%) Java
5 16 (16.49%) PHP
6 14 (14.43%) T-SQL
6 14 (14.43%) Python
7 8 (8.25%) C++
8 7 (7.22%) Ruby
8 7 (7.22%) Scala
9 5 (5.15%) PHP5
9 5 (5.15%) Perl
10 4 (4.12%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.03%) C
12 1 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.03%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) Varnish
Vendors
1 5 (5.15%) Sun
1 5 (5.15%) HP
1 5 (5.15%) BMC
1 5 (5.15%) Oracle
2 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.06%) Twitter
3 2 (2.06%) Adobe
4 1 (1.03%) ESRI
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Connectus
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago