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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 47 59 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.55% 6.05% 5.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.56% 20.92% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 33
Average daily rate
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£338 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £390 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Average hourly rate £32.50 £36.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £33.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +18.91%
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
159 282 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.14% 28.89% 25.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 137 147
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £425 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.95% +20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 18 £344 +1.85% 11
Knutsford +6 5 £323 -19.37% 4
Warrington -12 4 £425 +41.66% 19
Crewe -4 1 - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Frodsham - - - -
Macclesfield - - - - 8
Middlewich - - - -
Nantwich - - - - 2
Northwich - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - - 2
Widnes - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 4
Winsford - - - -
Alderley Edge - - - - 2
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 89 (97.80%) HTML
2 70 (76.92%) JavaScript
3 35 (38.46%) C#
4 34 (37.36%) .NET
5 32 (35.16%) MVC
6 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (34.07%) HTML5
7 29 (31.87%) SQL
8 28 (30.77%) TDD
9 27 (29.67%) jQuery
9 27 (29.67%) CSS3
10 26 (28.57%) XML
10 26 (28.57%) Java
11 25 (27.47%) ASP.NET
12 23 (25.27%) Web Services
13 17 (18.68%) SQL Server
13 17 (18.68%) Linux
13 17 (18.68%) OO
14 16 (17.58%) Web Development
15 14 (15.38%) Ajax
15 14 (15.38%) PHP
16 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
16 13 (14.29%) RESTful
16 13 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
17 12 (13.19%) JSON
17 12 (13.19%) .NET Framework
17 12 (13.19%) Ruby
18 11 (12.09%) Finance
18 11 (12.09%) C++

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (6.59%) Apache
2 4 (4.40%) Node.js
3 3 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.30%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.20%) IIS
4 2 (2.20%) CMS
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.20%) ColdFusion
4 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.10%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.20%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.10%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.10%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.20%) Heroku
2 1 (1.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.68%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.99%) NoSQL
3 9 (9.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.59%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.49%) MySQL
7 3 (3.30%) Redis
8 2 (2.20%) SQLite
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.10%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.69%) Eclipse
3 5 (5.49%) NUnit
4 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.30%) Ant
5 3 (3.30%) JUnit
6 2 (2.20%) Subversion
6 2 (2.20%) MSTest
6 2 (2.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (2.20%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.20%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.10%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.10%) QUnit
7 1 (1.10%) Gradle
7 1 (1.10%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.10%) Maven
7 1 (1.10%) Xcode
7 1 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.10%) Law
4 1 (1.10%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 80 (87.91%) Developer
2 18 (19.78%) Front-End Developer
3 16 (17.58%) Java Developer
4 15 (16.48%) .NET Developer
5 14 (15.38%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
7 6 (6.59%) Senior Developer
8 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
9 4 (4.40%) PHP Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Designer
10 3 (3.30%) UX Designer
10 3 (3.30%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.30%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (3.30%) J2EE Developer
11 2 (2.20%) ColdFusion Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Lead Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.20%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (97.80%) HTML
2 34 (37.36%) .NET
3 31 (34.07%) HTML5
4 27 (29.67%) CSS3
4 27 (29.67%) jQuery
5 26 (28.57%) XML
6 25 (27.47%) ASP.NET
7 23 (25.27%) Web Services
8 14 (15.38%) Ajax
9 13 (14.29%) RESTful
9 13 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (13.19%) .NET Framework
10 12 (13.19%) JSON
11 10 (10.99%) LINQ
11 10 (10.99%) XHTML
11 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET MVC 3
12 9 (9.89%) AngularJS
12 9 (9.89%) XSLT
13 8 (8.79%) J2EE
13 8 (8.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Mobile App
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.69%) Open Source
3 4 (4.40%) User Experience
4 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
4 2 (2.20%) Statistics
4 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (18.68%) Linux
2 10 (10.99%) Windows
3 5 (5.49%) AIX
4 2 (2.20%) Android
4 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
4 2 (2.20%) UNIX
5 1 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.16%) MVC
2 31 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.77%) TDD
4 17 (18.68%) OO
5 16 (17.58%) Web Development
6 13 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (9.89%) Web Design
7 9 (9.89%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.89%) BDD
8 8 (8.79%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.49%) Migration
9 5 (5.49%) Scrum
9 5 (5.49%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.40%) User Stories
10 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.40%) OOP
10 4 (4.40%) Test Automation
11 3 (3.30%) Refactoring
11 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Architecture
11 3 (3.30%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 70 (76.92%) JavaScript
2 35 (38.46%) C#
3 29 (31.87%) SQL
4 26 (28.57%) Java
5 14 (15.38%) PHP
6 12 (13.19%) Ruby
7 11 (12.09%) C++
8 9 (9.89%) T-SQL
9 8 (8.79%) Python
10 7 (7.69%) Scala
11 5 (5.49%) Perl
12 2 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 2 (2.20%) PHP5
12 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.20%) Docker
2 1 (1.10%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Puppet
1 2 (2.20%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 5 (5.49%) Sun
1 5 (5.49%) HP
1 5 (5.49%) BMC
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.20%) Adobe
2 2 (2.20%) Appcelerator
2 2 (2.20%) Twitter
2 2 (2.20%) Kony
3 1 (1.10%) ESRI
3 1 (1.10%) Google
3 1 (1.10%) Zend
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