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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 27 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 47 62 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.55% 6.85% 5.93%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.23% 26.38% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 32
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £377 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
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
194 235 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.02% 25.97% 26.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 128 135
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £385 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £19.45 £31.56 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.36% -16.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £43.83 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
(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
Chester +1 10 £331 +10.41% 16
Knutsford +4 4 £310 -7.11% 2
Warrington -11 2 £350 +33.33% 14
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 6
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - - 3
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Frodsham - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 8
Northwich - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 84 (95.45%) HTML
2 64 (72.73%) JavaScript
3 35 (39.77%) MVC
4 32 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (34.09%) jQuery
5 30 (34.09%) HTML5
6 29 (32.95%) .NET
7 28 (31.82%) Java
8 26 (29.55%) C#
9 23 (26.14%) SQL
9 23 (26.14%) Web Services
9 23 (26.14%) TDD
10 22 (25.00%) CSS3
11 19 (21.59%) XML
12 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET
13 16 (18.18%) OO
13 16 (18.18%) Web Development
14 15 (17.05%) Visual Studio
15 14 (15.91%) Ajax
15 14 (15.91%) RESTful
16 13 (14.77%) JSON
16 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
16 13 (14.77%) Finance
17 12 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
18 11 (12.50%) LINQ
18 11 (12.50%) J2EE
18 11 (12.50%) Linux
18 11 (12.50%) E-Commerce
19 10 (11.36%) JUnit
19 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (9.09%) Apache
2 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.41%) Confluence
4 2 (2.27%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (2.27%) IIS
4 2 (2.27%) Node.js
5 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.14%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.14%) JBoss
5 1 (1.14%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.14%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (2.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.14%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Heroku
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
2 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.68%) HTTP
2 2 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (10.23%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.09%) MySQL
4 7 (7.95%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.27%) Informix
7 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.27%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.27%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.27%) SQLite
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.14%) RavenDB
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Visual Studio
2 10 (11.36%) JUnit
3 5 (5.68%) JIRA
3 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.68%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.68%) NUnit
4 4 (4.55%) Subversion
4 4 (4.55%) Ant
5 3 (3.41%) TeamCity
5 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.27%) Bower
6 2 (2.27%) Maven
6 2 (2.27%) Introscope
6 2 (2.27%) Mockito
6 2 (2.27%) Grunt
6 2 (2.27%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (2.27%) Gradle
6 2 (2.27%) MSTest
6 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (14.77%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Retail
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.14%) Law
4 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (82.95%) Developer
2 17 (19.32%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.64%) .NET Developer
4 11 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (12.50%) Web Developer
5 5 (5.68%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 5 (5.68%) C# Developer
6 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (4.55%) PHP Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.55%) Designer
6 4 (4.55%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 3 (3.41%) UX Designer
7 3 (3.41%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Python/Django Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Django Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Python Developer
7 3 (3.41%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Hybris Developer
8 2 (2.27%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (95.45%) HTML
2 30 (34.09%) jQuery
2 30 (34.09%) HTML5
3 29 (32.95%) .NET
4 23 (26.14%) Web Services
5 22 (25.00%) CSS3
6 19 (21.59%) XML
7 18 (20.45%) ASP.NET
8 14 (15.91%) Ajax
8 14 (15.91%) RESTful
9 13 (14.77%) JSON
10 11 (12.50%) LINQ
10 11 (12.50%) J2EE
11 10 (11.36%) .NET Framework
11 10 (11.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (11.36%) AngularJS
12 9 (10.23%) Spring
13 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 6 (6.82%) Ruby on Rails
14 6 (6.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.95%) Mobile App
3 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) User Experience
4 4 (4.55%) Statistics
5 3 (3.41%) iPad
6 2 (2.27%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.27%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.27%) N-Tier
6 2 (2.27%) Open Source
6 2 (2.27%) Online Banking
7 1 (1.14%) Telematics
7 1 (1.14%) GIS
7 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.14%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 11 (12.50%) Linux
2 9 (10.23%) Windows
3 6 (6.82%) UNIX
4 5 (5.68%) AIX
5 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.27%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) MVC
2 32 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.14%) TDD
4 16 (18.18%) OO
4 16 (18.18%) Web Development
5 12 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 9 (10.23%) Scrum
8 8 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (6.82%) Web Design
9 6 (6.82%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Integration Testing
10 5 (5.68%) Kanban
10 5 (5.68%) BDD
10 5 (5.68%) OOP
10 5 (5.68%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.55%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.55%) Project Management
11 4 (4.55%) Web Application Development
11 4 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 64 (72.73%) JavaScript
2 28 (31.82%) Java
3 26 (29.55%) C#
4 23 (26.14%) SQL
5 9 (10.23%) Ruby
6 7 (7.95%) PHP
7 6 (6.82%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.68%) Perl
9 4 (4.55%) Python
10 3 (3.41%) PHP5
10 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.41%) C++
11 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (7.95%) Degree
2 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Docker
2 1 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) Puppet
2 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (7.95%) HP
2 5 (5.68%) Oracle
2 5 (5.68%) BMC
2 5 (5.68%) Sun
3 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.41%) hybris
5 2 (2.27%) Kony
5 2 (2.27%) Perforce
5 2 (2.27%) IBM
5 2 (2.27%) Compuware
5 2 (2.27%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.14%) Zend
6 1 (1.14%) Google
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe
6 1 (1.14%) ESRI
6 1 (1.14%) VMware
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £335 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + neg
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 22 days ago