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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 30 19 33
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs citing CSS 36 53 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.69% 7.15% 4.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.69% 27.18% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £277
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +17.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +40.00%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
166 195 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.64% 26.32% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 90 156
Average daily rate £340 £375 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
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 11 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 11 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 -4 15 £431 +76.92% 8
Chester -3 8 £275 -18.51% 13
Crewe -3 2 £260 -14.75% 4
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Knutsford - - - - 1
Macclesfield - - - - 3
Nantwich - - - - 2
Northwich - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Alderley Edge - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 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.

1 113 (97.41%) HTML
2 105 (90.52%) JavaScript
3 56 (48.28%) .NET
4 54 (46.55%) C#
5 48 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (41.38%) HTML5
6 45 (38.79%) TDD
7 40 (34.48%) SQL
8 38 (32.76%) CSS3
9 34 (29.31%) JSON
10 31 (26.72%) XML
10 31 (26.72%) MVC
11 30 (25.86%) ASP.NET
11 30 (25.86%) jQuery
12 28 (24.14%) Ajax
12 28 (24.14%) Pair Programming
13 25 (21.55%) Java
14 24 (20.69%) Linux
15 23 (19.83%) Scrum
16 21 (18.10%) Web Services
17 19 (16.38%) T-SQL
18 18 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (14.66%) PHP
19 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
19 17 (14.66%) Visual Studio
19 17 (14.66%) XHTML
20 16 (13.79%) Web Development
21 13 (11.21%) Python
21 13 (11.21%) REST
22 12 (10.34%) User Stories

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (6.03%) CMS
2 6 (5.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.59%) Node.js
4 3 (2.59%) Apache
5 2 (1.72%) Apache Solr
5 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.86%) ColdFusion
6 1 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.86%) Drupal
6 1 (0.86%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) Fireworks
3 3 (2.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (1.72%) MS Office
4 2 (1.72%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.86%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.86%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) HTTP
2 3 (2.59%) SMTP
3 1 (0.86%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.34%) MySQL
3 10 (8.62%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 4 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.72%) Redis
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.72%) MS Access
7 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.72%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (14.66%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.76%) Subversion
3 7 (6.03%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.59%) PhoneGap
4 3 (2.59%) Maven
5 2 (1.72%) Selenium
5 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.72%) JUnit
6 1 (0.86%) PhantomJS
6 1 (0.86%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Marketing
3 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.72%) Local Government
4 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 111 (95.69%) Developer
2 30 (25.86%) .NET Developer
3 27 (23.28%) Web Developer
4 15 (12.93%) Java Developer
5 13 (11.21%) Front-End Developer
6 10 (8.62%) C# Developer
7 7 (6.03%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Front-End Web Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.17%) PHP Developer
8 6 (5.17%) Python Developer
9 5 (4.31%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (3.45%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
11 3 (2.59%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Architect
11 3 (2.59%) Applications Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Lead Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (97.41%) HTML
2 56 (48.28%) .NET
3 48 (41.38%) HTML5
4 38 (32.76%) CSS3
5 34 (29.31%) JSON
6 31 (26.72%) XML
7 30 (25.86%) ASP.NET
7 30 (25.86%) jQuery
8 28 (24.14%) Ajax
9 21 (18.10%) Web Services
10 17 (14.66%) XHTML
11 13 (11.21%) REST
12 11 (9.48%) SOAP
13 10 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (7.76%) RESTful
14 9 (7.76%) NHibernate
14 9 (7.76%) .NET Framework
15 8 (6.90%) LINQ
15 8 (6.90%) Django
16 7 (6.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.62%) Open Source
2 3 (2.59%) Mobile App
2 3 (2.59%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.72%) Taxonomies
3 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.86%) Web 2.0
4 1 (0.86%) EPoS
4 1 (0.86%) W3C
4 1 (0.86%) Social Media
4 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.69%) Linux
2 6 (5.17%) UNIX
3 2 (1.72%) Windows
4 1 (0.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (38.79%) TDD
3 31 (26.72%) MVC
4 28 (24.14%) Pair Programming
5 23 (19.83%) Scrum
6 18 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (13.79%) Web Development
8 12 (10.34%) User Stories
8 12 (10.34%) Unit Testing
9 11 (9.48%) Refactoring
10 9 (7.76%) Requirements Management
10 9 (7.76%) OO
10 9 (7.76%) E-Commerce
11 8 (6.90%) BDD
12 7 (6.03%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
12 7 (6.03%) Web Design
13 6 (5.17%) Test Automation
14 5 (4.31%) SEO
14 5 (4.31%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 105 (90.52%) JavaScript
2 54 (46.55%) C#
3 40 (34.48%) SQL
4 25 (21.55%) Java
5 19 (16.38%) T-SQL
6 17 (14.66%) PHP
7 13 (11.21%) Python
8 10 (8.62%) Ruby
9 9 (7.76%) Scala
10 7 (6.03%) C++
11 5 (4.31%) XPath
11 5 (4.31%) PHP5
12 4 (3.45%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.86%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.86%) VBA
14 1 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (0.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle
2 3 (2.59%) ServiceNow
3 2 (1.72%) Mercator
3 2 (1.72%) Twitter
3 2 (1.72%) Vertica
3 2 (1.72%) JBoss
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.86%) Adobe
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