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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 27 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing CSS 41 61 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.13% 6.78% 6.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 24.55% 21.71% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 47
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £380 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Average hourly rate £33.25 £36.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.80% +20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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
167 281 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.90% 31.22% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 137 168
Average daily rate £335 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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
Chester +4 19 £325 -5.10% 11
Warrington -17 5 £475 +58.33% 16
Knutsford -1 2 £338 -15.62% 9
Macclesfield -6 1 - - 6
Crewe -8 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Frodsham - - - -
Middlewich - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 3
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Winsford - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 2
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 81 (97.59%) HTML
2 70 (84.34%) JavaScript
3 33 (39.76%) HTML5
4 31 (37.35%) CSS3
4 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (33.73%) C#
5 28 (33.73%) SQL
6 27 (32.53%) .NET
7 26 (31.33%) Java
8 25 (30.12%) TDD
9 24 (28.92%) XML
9 24 (28.92%) MVC
10 21 (25.30%) jQuery
11 19 (22.89%) Linux
12 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET
13 17 (20.48%) PHP
13 17 (20.48%) Web Services
14 15 (18.07%) Web Development
15 14 (16.87%) JSON
15 14 (16.87%) Ajax
16 13 (15.66%) XHTML
16 13 (15.66%) Responsive Web Design
17 11 (13.25%) C++
17 11 (13.25%) Web Design
18 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
18 10 (12.05%) Windows
18 10 (12.05%) OO
18 10 (12.05%) NoSQL
19 9 (10.84%) BDD
19 9 (10.84%) REST

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (7.23%) Apache
2 4 (4.82%) CMS
2 4 (4.82%) Node.js
3 3 (3.61%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.20%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.20%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.20%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.20%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) SQL Server
1 10 (12.05%) NoSQL
2 7 (8.43%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.43%) MySQL
3 6 (7.23%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.61%) Redis
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.41%) SQLite
5 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.20%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.20%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Eclipse
2 6 (7.23%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.82%) Subversion
4 3 (3.61%) Ant
4 3 (3.61%) JUnit
5 2 (2.41%) NUnit
5 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.41%) MSTest
5 2 (2.41%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.20%) QUnit
6 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.20%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.20%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.20%) Gradle
6 1 (1.20%) Maven
6 1 (1.20%) Xcode
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (7.23%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Marketing
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 74 (89.16%) Developer
2 21 (25.30%) Front-End Developer
3 16 (19.28%) Web Developer
3 16 (19.28%) Java Developer
4 10 (12.05%) .NET Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Front-End Web Developer
6 7 (8.43%) PHP Developer
7 5 (6.02%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.61%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.61%) J2EE Developer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Software Developer
9 2 (2.41%) Lead Java Developer
10 1 (1.20%) Head of Architecture
10 1 (1.20%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (1.20%) .NET Software Developer
10 1 (1.20%) UI Programmer
10 1 (1.20%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (97.59%) HTML
2 33 (39.76%) HTML5
3 31 (37.35%) CSS3
4 27 (32.53%) .NET
5 24 (28.92%) XML
6 21 (25.30%) jQuery
7 18 (21.69%) ASP.NET
8 17 (20.48%) Web Services
9 14 (16.87%) JSON
9 14 (16.87%) Ajax
10 13 (15.66%) XHTML
11 9 (10.84%) REST
11 9 (10.84%) XSLT
11 9 (10.84%) .NET Framework
12 8 (9.64%) J2EE
13 7 (8.43%) NHibernate
14 6 (7.23%) DHTML
14 6 (7.23%) Struts
14 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
14 6 (7.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Open Source
1 7 (8.43%) Mobile App
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (2.41%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.20%) User Experience
3 1 (1.20%) EPoS
3 1 (1.20%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.89%) Linux
2 10 (12.05%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) AIX
4 2 (2.41%) UNIX
4 2 (2.41%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.41%) Android
4 2 (2.41%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (30.12%) TDD
3 24 (28.92%) MVC
4 15 (18.07%) Web Development
5 13 (15.66%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (13.25%) Web Design
7 10 (12.05%) OO
8 9 (10.84%) BDD
8 9 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.64%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.23%) E-Commerce
11 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.02%) Scrum
12 4 (4.82%) Migration
12 4 (4.82%) User Stories
12 4 (4.82%) Test Automation
13 3 (3.61%) OO PHP
13 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Architecture
13 3 (3.61%) Refactoring
13 3 (3.61%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 70 (84.34%) JavaScript
2 28 (33.73%) C#
2 28 (33.73%) SQL
3 26 (31.33%) Java
4 17 (20.48%) PHP
5 11 (13.25%) C++
6 9 (10.84%) Ruby
7 8 (9.64%) Python
7 8 (9.64%) T-SQL
8 7 (8.43%) Scala
9 5 (6.02%) Perl
10 4 (4.82%) PHP5
11 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
11 2 (2.41%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.41%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.20%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.41%) Docker
2 1 (1.20%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.41%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.02%) Sun
1 5 (6.02%) HP
1 5 (6.02%) BMC
2 2 (2.41%) Oracle
2 2 (2.41%) Adobe
2 2 (2.41%) Kony
2 2 (2.41%) Appcelerator
2 2 (2.41%) Twitter
3 1 (1.20%) Google
3 1 (1.20%) Zend
3 1 (1.20%) ESRI
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