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 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 19 16 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +12
Contract jobs citing CSS 64 78 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.50% 9.92% 4.54%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.00% 35.94% 18.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 34 19
Average daily rate
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£365 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +350.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.60 £31.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -10.14%
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
237 217 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.78% 27.61% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 93 97
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +170.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £30.40 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £140.00 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 March 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 30 March 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
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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 -1 27 £381 +8.92% 18
Warrington -12 4 £400 +33.33% 21
Knutsford -2 2 - - 8
Wilmslow -5 2 £288 -11.53% 4
Macclesfield -13 1 - - 11
Northwich - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Crewe - - - - 10
Ellesmere Port - - - - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 106 (91.38%) HTML
2 83 (71.55%) JavaScript
3 45 (38.79%) jQuery
4 43 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (34.48%) HTML5
6 36 (31.03%) Java
7 33 (28.45%) MVC
8 30 (25.86%) XML
9 28 (24.14%) SQL
9 28 (24.14%) .NET
10 27 (23.28%) Web Services
10 27 (23.28%) TDD
10 27 (23.28%) RESTful
10 27 (23.28%) CSS3
11 26 (22.41%) C#
12 25 (21.55%) AngularJS
13 23 (19.83%) Finance
13 23 (19.83%) JSON
14 20 (17.24%) Degree
15 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET
16 18 (15.52%) OO
17 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
18 16 (13.79%) E-Commerce
18 16 (13.79%) Spring
19 15 (12.93%) JUnit
20 14 (12.07%) J2EE
20 14 (12.07%) Visual Studio
21 13 (11.21%) Ruby
21 13 (11.21%) Web Development
21 13 (11.21%) Web Application Development

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.03%) IBM HTTP Server
2 7 (6.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (5.17%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.31%) Node.js
5 3 (2.59%) Apache
5 3 (2.59%) ColdFusion
5 3 (2.59%) Confluence
6 2 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.72%) CMS
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.86%) IIS
7 1 (0.86%) JBoss
7 1 (0.86%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.86%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.86%) Railo
7 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Photoshop
1 5 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.86%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (7.76%) Amazon S3
1 9 (7.76%) Heroku
2 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.86%) GitHub
3 1 (0.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.76%) HTTP
2 7 (6.03%) Internet
3 1 (0.86%) ATM
3 1 (0.86%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.48%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.76%) RDBMS
3 9 (7.76%) MySQL
3 9 (7.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (6.03%) Informix
5 6 (5.17%) MS Access
6 5 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.72%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.72%) SQLite
8 2 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.72%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.86%) RavenDB
9 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.86%) DB2
9 1 (0.86%) Event Store
Development Applications
1 15 (12.93%) JUnit
2 14 (12.07%) Visual Studio
3 12 (10.34%) Cucumber
4 11 (9.48%) Selenium
5 8 (6.90%) Mockito
6 6 (5.17%) Git (software)
7 5 (4.31%) JIRA
8 4 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.45%) NUnit
8 4 (3.45%) Subversion
8 4 (3.45%) Ant
8 4 (3.45%) Jenkins
8 4 (3.45%) Grunt
8 4 (3.45%) Bower
9 3 (2.59%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.72%) Maven
10 2 (1.72%) Introscope
10 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.72%) Gradle
10 2 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Banking
3 5 (4.31%) Local Government
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.86%) Marketing
6 1 (0.86%) Legal
Job Titles
1 99 (85.34%) Developer
2 23 (19.83%) Java Developer
3 14 (12.07%) .NET Developer
3 14 (12.07%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (9.48%) Web Developer
5 9 (7.76%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 8 (6.90%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Architect
7 7 (6.03%) JavaScript Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Designer
8 6 (5.17%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (5.17%) PHP Developer
8 6 (5.17%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.31%) UX Designer
10 4 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Django Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Python/Django Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Hybris Developer
11 3 (2.59%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (91.38%) HTML
2 45 (38.79%) jQuery
3 40 (34.48%) HTML5
4 30 (25.86%) XML
5 28 (24.14%) .NET
6 27 (23.28%) Web Services
6 27 (23.28%) RESTful
6 27 (23.28%) CSS3
7 25 (21.55%) AngularJS
8 23 (19.83%) JSON
9 19 (16.38%) ASP.NET
10 16 (13.79%) Spring
11 14 (12.07%) J2EE
12 12 (10.34%) Ajax
13 11 (9.48%) Ruby on Rails
13 11 (9.48%) LINQ
13 11 (9.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 11 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (8.62%) Servlets
14 10 (8.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.48%) Mobile App
2 10 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 9 (7.76%) Statistics
4 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.03%) User Experience
5 7 (6.03%) Open Source
6 5 (4.31%) Online Banking
7 3 (2.59%) iPad
8 2 (1.72%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.72%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.86%) Tandem
9 1 (0.86%) PDA
9 1 (0.86%) Copywriting
9 1 (0.86%) Telematics
9 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.90%) Linux
2 6 (5.17%) UNIX
3 5 (4.31%) Windows
4 3 (2.59%) Android
5 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.72%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.86%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (37.07%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (28.45%) MVC
3 27 (23.28%) TDD
4 18 (15.52%) OO
5 16 (13.79%) E-Commerce
6 13 (11.21%) Web Development
6 13 (11.21%) Web Application Development
7 12 (10.34%) Unit Testing
8 11 (9.48%) Integration Testing
8 11 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.76%) Software Engineering
9 9 (7.76%) Scrum
10 8 (6.90%) Web Design
11 7 (6.03%) Responsive Web Design
12 6 (5.17%) OOP
12 6 (5.17%) SOA
13 5 (4.31%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.31%) TOGAF
14 4 (3.45%) Project Management
14 4 (3.45%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 83 (71.55%) JavaScript
2 36 (31.03%) Java
3 28 (24.14%) SQL
4 26 (22.41%) C#
5 13 (11.21%) Ruby
6 10 (8.62%) PHP
7 6 (5.17%) VBScript
7 6 (5.17%) VB
8 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
8 4 (3.45%) Python
9 3 (2.59%) PHP5
10 2 (1.72%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.86%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Degree
2 4 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (4.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.86%) VirtualBox
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (1.72%) Puppet
2 1 (0.86%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (9.48%) Oracle
2 10 (8.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (6.03%) IBM
4 5 (4.31%) Citrix
5 3 (2.59%) hybris
6 2 (1.72%) Compuware
6 2 (1.72%) HP
6 2 (1.72%) Kony
6 2 (1.72%) Perforce
7 1 (0.86%) VMware
7 1 (0.86%) Google
7 1 (0.86%) Zend
7 1 (0.86%) Sitecore
7 1 (0.86%) Adobe
7 1 (0.86%) Appcelerator
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