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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 16 33 35
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 72 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 8.94% 4.37% 3.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 37.11% 19.53% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 14
Average daily rate £350 £306 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £189 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.57 £9.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+350.77% -60.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +79.48%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
194 169 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.10% 22.35% 28.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 89 113
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.57 £15.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+170.46% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.77 £9.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £140.00 £34.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester +7 38 £350 +18.14% 4
Warrington 0 6 £300 - 3
Macclesfield - 6 £350 - 2
Knutsford - 2 £300 -
Wilmslow +1 1 £325 - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Frodsham - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Northwich - - - - 1
Runcorn - - - - 2
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 131 (94.24%) HTML
2 116 (83.45%) JavaScript
3 62 (44.60%) .NET
4 59 (42.45%) HTML5
5 53 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (37.41%) TDD
7 49 (35.25%) jQuery
7 49 (35.25%) CSS3
8 45 (32.37%) C#
9 41 (29.50%) SQL
10 39 (28.06%) JSON
11 36 (25.90%) Pair Programming
12 32 (23.02%) Scrum
13 31 (22.30%) MVC
13 31 (22.30%) Ajax
14 30 (21.58%) XML
15 28 (20.14%) Java
16 25 (17.99%) ASP.NET
17 24 (17.27%) T-SQL
18 23 (16.55%) Web Services
19 18 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
20 17 (12.23%) Requirements Management
20 17 (12.23%) Visual Studio
21 16 (11.51%) SOAP
21 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
21 16 (11.51%) Linux
21 16 (11.51%) Relational Database
22 15 (10.79%) Finance
22 15 (10.79%) Configuration Management
23 14 (10.07%) RESTful

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 8 (5.76%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.88%) CMS
3 4 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (2.88%) Apache
3 4 (2.88%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (2.16%) WordPress
4 3 (2.16%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (1.44%) Drupal
5 2 (1.44%) Mule
5 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.72%) IIS
6 1 (0.72%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Photoshop
2 6 (4.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (3.60%) OmniGraffle
4 4 (2.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (2.16%) Fireworks
5 3 (2.16%) MS Office
6 1 (0.72%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.19%) HTTP
2 4 (2.88%) LDAP
3 3 (2.16%) SMTP
3 3 (2.16%) Internet
4 2 (1.44%) SSL
5 1 (0.72%) Intranet
5 1 (0.72%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.51%) SQL Server
1 16 (11.51%) Relational Database
2 14 (10.07%) MySQL
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.60%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.88%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.16%) DB2
7 2 (1.44%) Informix
7 2 (1.44%) MS Access
7 2 (1.44%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.44%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.72%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.72%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.72%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (12.23%) Visual Studio
2 8 (5.76%) Subversion
3 5 (3.60%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.60%) Axure RP
3 5 (3.60%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.88%) Maven
4 4 (2.88%) JIRA
4 4 (2.88%) JUnit
5 3 (2.16%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.44%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.44%) Selenium
6 2 (1.44%) Dreamweaver
7 1 (0.72%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Blend
7 1 (0.72%) Ant
7 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.72%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.72%) Gradle
7 1 (0.72%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.72%) PHPUnit
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Banking
3 3 (2.16%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.44%) Local Government
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 115 (82.73%) Developer
2 40 (28.78%) .NET Developer
3 25 (17.99%) Web Developer
4 15 (10.79%) Java Developer
4 15 (10.79%) Designer
5 13 (9.35%) Front-End Developer
6 10 (7.19%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.04%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.32%) Web Designer
9 5 (3.60%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (3.60%) User Experience Designer
10 4 (2.88%) .NET Web Developer
11 3 (2.16%) PHP Developer
11 3 (2.16%) C# Web Developer
11 3 (2.16%) SharePoint Developer
11 3 (2.16%) Java Web Developer
11 3 (2.16%) Administrator
11 3 (2.16%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (94.24%) HTML
2 62 (44.60%) .NET
3 59 (42.45%) HTML5
4 49 (35.25%) jQuery
4 49 (35.25%) CSS3
5 39 (28.06%) JSON
6 31 (22.30%) Ajax
7 30 (21.58%) XML
8 25 (17.99%) ASP.NET
9 23 (16.55%) Web Services
10 16 (11.51%) SOAP
11 14 (10.07%) Spring
11 14 (10.07%) RESTful
12 10 (7.19%) XHTML
13 8 (5.76%) XSLT
13 8 (5.76%) NHibernate
13 8 (5.76%) REST
13 8 (5.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (5.76%) LINQ
13 8 (5.76%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.60%) Digital Media
2 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (2.16%) Open Source
2 3 (2.16%) Web 2.0
2 3 (2.16%) Online Banking
3 2 (1.44%) Taxonomies
3 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.44%) RIA
4 1 (0.72%) Tandem
4 1 (0.72%) Social Media
4 1 (0.72%) Graphic Design
4 1 (0.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.72%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.72%) W3C
4 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.51%) Linux
2 13 (9.35%) UNIX
3 4 (2.88%) Windows
4 2 (1.44%) AIX
4 2 (1.44%) Android
5 1 (0.72%) HPUX
5 1 (0.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (37.41%) TDD
3 36 (25.90%) Pair Programming
4 32 (23.02%) Scrum
5 31 (22.30%) MVC
6 18 (12.95%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (12.23%) Requirements Management
8 15 (10.79%) Configuration Management
9 14 (10.07%) E-Commerce
9 14 (10.07%) Web Development
10 13 (9.35%) Responsive Web Design
11 12 (8.63%) Dependency Injection
12 11 (7.91%) User Stories
12 11 (7.91%) Refactoring
13 8 (5.76%) Web Design
14 7 (5.04%) OO
15 6 (4.32%) Test Automation
16 5 (3.60%) BDD
16 5 (3.60%) Unit Testing
17 4 (2.88%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 116 (83.45%) JavaScript
2 45 (32.37%) C#
3 41 (29.50%) SQL
4 28 (20.14%) Java
5 24 (17.27%) T-SQL
6 11 (7.91%) PHP
7 7 (5.04%) XPath
8 6 (4.32%) Python
9 4 (2.88%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.88%) VB.NET
10 3 (2.16%) Ruby
11 2 (1.44%) PHP5
11 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.44%) Scala
12 1 (0.72%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.72%) VBA
12 1 (0.72%) Perl
12 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (2.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.16%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (2.88%) Tivoli
1 4 (2.88%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.72%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 8 (5.76%) Oracle
2 6 (4.32%) IBM
3 5 (3.60%) JBoss
3 5 (3.60%) Adobe
4 4 (2.88%) Sun
4 4 (2.88%) Cisco
4 4 (2.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.16%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.44%) Vertica
6 2 (1.44%) Sybase
6 2 (1.44%) Mercator
6 2 (1.44%) Perforce
7 1 (0.72%) Zend
7 1 (0.72%) Twitter
Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day excellent day rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £475 per day excellent salary or rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day excellent rates or salaries
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: £225 - £375 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 28 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Premier Group
Rate: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 28 days ago