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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 29 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing CSS 43 62 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.33% 6.53% 6.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.89% 20.88% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 44
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.25 £29.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
- +23.89%
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
180 297 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.30% 31.26% 29.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 149 185
Average daily rate £338 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £420 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.78 £39.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% -10.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.03 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 1 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 1 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 +8 18 £325 -13.33% 12
Warrington -11 6 £375 +25.00% 16
Crewe -6 3 £225 +9.75% 4
Knutsford +8 1 £340 -15.00% 1
Macclesfield -7 1 - - 8
Nantwich - - - - 1
Northwich - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 2
Wilmslow - - - - 7
Winsford - - - - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 76 (98.70%) HTML
2 67 (87.01%) JavaScript
3 32 (41.56%) HTML5
4 30 (38.96%) C#
5 28 (36.36%) SQL
6 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (33.77%) CSS3
8 25 (32.47%) TDD
8 25 (32.47%) .NET
9 23 (29.87%) MVC
10 22 (28.57%) XML
11 20 (25.97%) Java
12 19 (24.68%) Linux
12 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET
13 16 (20.78%) jQuery
14 15 (19.48%) PHP
15 14 (18.18%) Web Services
15 14 (18.18%) Ajax
16 13 (16.88%) Web Development
17 11 (14.29%) JSON
17 11 (14.29%) XHTML
17 11 (14.29%) C++
18 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
19 9 (11.69%) BDD
19 9 (11.69%) Responsive Web Design
19 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
19 9 (11.69%) Python
19 9 (11.69%) Ruby
20 8 (10.39%) Windows
20 8 (10.39%) XSLT

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 5 (6.49%) Apache
2 4 (5.19%) CMS
2 4 (5.19%) Node.js
3 3 (3.90%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.60%) IIS
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.30%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.30%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.90%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.90%) Fireworks
3 2 (2.60%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.60%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
4 1 (1.30%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Magento
2 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.60%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) NoSQL
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.09%) Relational Database
4 6 (7.79%) RDBMS
5 5 (6.49%) MySQL
6 3 (3.90%) Redis
6 3 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.30%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.30%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.30%) MS Access
8 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Eclipse
1 6 (7.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.19%) Subversion
4 3 (3.90%) Ant
5 2 (2.60%) NUnit
5 2 (2.60%) JUnit
5 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.60%) MSTest
5 2 (2.60%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.30%) QUnit
6 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.30%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.30%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.30%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.30%) Gradle
6 1 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 4 (5.19%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Marketing
3 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Law
Job Titles
1 67 (87.01%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (16.88%) Web Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Java Developer
5 11 (14.29%) .NET Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Front-End Web Developer
7 5 (6.49%) PHP Developer
7 5 (6.49%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.90%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.90%) J2EE Developer
10 2 (2.60%) VB.NET Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Designer
10 2 (2.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 2 (2.60%) UI Designer
10 2 (2.60%) UI Developer
10 2 (2.60%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (98.70%) HTML
2 32 (41.56%) HTML5
3 26 (33.77%) CSS3
4 25 (32.47%) .NET
5 22 (28.57%) XML
6 19 (24.68%) ASP.NET
7 16 (20.78%) jQuery
8 14 (18.18%) Web Services
8 14 (18.18%) Ajax
9 11 (14.29%) JSON
9 11 (14.29%) XHTML
10 8 (10.39%) XSLT
10 8 (10.39%) REST
11 7 (9.09%) J2EE
12 6 (7.79%) .NET Framework
12 6 (7.79%) NHibernate
12 6 (7.79%) DHTML
12 6 (7.79%) Struts
12 6 (7.79%) RESTful
12 6 (7.79%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Open Source
2 5 (6.49%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) GIS
4 1 (1.30%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.68%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 5 (6.49%) AIX
4 2 (2.60%) UNIX
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (32.47%) TDD
3 23 (29.87%) MVC
4 13 (16.88%) Web Development
5 9 (11.69%) BDD
5 9 (11.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (10.39%) Unit Testing
6 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (9.09%) E-Commerce
7 7 (9.09%) OO
7 7 (9.09%) Web Design
8 4 (5.19%) Scrum
8 4 (5.19%) Migration
9 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
9 3 (3.90%) User Stories
9 3 (3.90%) OO PHP
9 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.60%) SEO
10 2 (2.60%) Pair Programming
10 2 (2.60%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 67 (87.01%) JavaScript
2 30 (38.96%) C#
3 28 (36.36%) SQL
4 20 (25.97%) Java
5 15 (19.48%) PHP
6 11 (14.29%) C++
7 9 (11.69%) Python
7 9 (11.69%) Ruby
8 8 (10.39%) T-SQL
9 7 (9.09%) Scala
10 5 (6.49%) Perl
11 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
12 3 (3.90%) PHP5
13 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.30%) C
14 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
1 2 (2.60%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (6.49%) Sun
1 5 (6.49%) HP
1 5 (6.49%) BMC
2 3 (3.90%) Oracle
3 2 (2.60%) Adobe
3 2 (2.60%) Twitter
4 1 (1.30%) Appcelerator
4 1 (1.30%) ESRI
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