The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 9 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 27 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 13.78% 17.75% 9.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 49.09% 41.41% 37.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 9
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £322 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £358 £355
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 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+11.61% -6.06%
CSS
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
55 99 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.06% 42.86% 24.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 37 19
Average daily rate £388 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 6
Average hourly rate - £40.57 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +170.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Chester region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Chester

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Chester region.

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 35 (85.37%) HTML
2 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
3 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (39.02%) Finance
5 14 (34.15%) HTML5
5 14 (34.15%) CSS3
6 13 (31.71%) Java
7 11 (26.83%) XML
8 10 (24.39%) SQL
8 10 (24.39%) JSON
9 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
10 8 (19.51%) AngularJS
10 8 (19.51%) Selenium
10 8 (19.51%) jQuery
10 8 (19.51%) Web Services
10 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
11 7 (17.07%) .NET
11 7 (17.07%) J2EE
11 7 (17.07%) Open Source
11 7 (17.07%) TDD
11 7 (17.07%) Web Application Development
11 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
12 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
12 6 (14.63%) Banking
12 6 (14.63%) XSL
12 6 (14.63%) Servlets
12 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
12 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
12 6 (14.63%) MVC
13 5 (12.20%) Citrix

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (9.76%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (9.76%) WebSphere
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.44%) CMS
3 1 (2.44%) Apache
3 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.44%) Node.js
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (4.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.44%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.76%) HTTP
1 4 (9.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) RDBMS
1 6 (14.63%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.76%) Informix
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.88%) MS Access
5 2 (4.88%) SQLite
6 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Selenium
2 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
3 5 (12.20%) Mockito
3 5 (12.20%) JUnit
4 3 (7.32%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.88%) Introscope
5 2 (4.88%) JIRA
5 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.88%) SonarQube
6 1 (2.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (2.44%) Xcode
6 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 16 (39.02%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Local Government
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (73.17%) Developer
2 9 (21.95%) Java Developer
3 6 (14.63%) Architect
3 6 (14.63%) Front-End Developer
4 5 (12.20%) Designer
5 4 (9.76%) UX Designer
5 4 (9.76%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.32%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (4.88%) J2EE Developer
7 2 (4.88%) Applications Architect
7 2 (4.88%) .NET Developer
8 1 (2.44%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.44%) .NET Web Developer
8 1 (2.44%) J2EE Software Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) C# Web Developer
8 1 (2.44%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (85.37%) HTML
2 14 (34.15%) HTML5
2 14 (34.15%) CSS3
3 11 (26.83%) XML
4 10 (24.39%) JSON
5 8 (19.51%) jQuery
5 8 (19.51%) Web Services
5 8 (19.51%) AngularJS
6 7 (17.07%) .NET
6 7 (17.07%) J2EE
7 6 (14.63%) Servlets
7 6 (14.63%) XSL
8 5 (12.20%) SAML
8 5 (12.20%) Spring
8 5 (12.20%) SOAP
8 5 (12.20%) JDBC
8 5 (12.20%) OAuth
8 5 (12.20%) PowerMock
9 4 (9.76%) JAX-RS
9 4 (9.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Mobile App
2 7 (17.07%) Open Source
3 5 (12.20%) User Experience
3 5 (12.20%) Online Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) Data Structures
5 2 (4.88%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.88%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.44%) PDA
6 1 (2.44%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
1 2 (4.88%) Android
1 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.88%) Windows Phone
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.51%) E-Commerce
3 7 (17.07%) TDD
3 7 (17.07%) Web Application Development
4 6 (14.63%) MVC
5 5 (12.20%) SOA
5 5 (12.20%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
5 5 (12.20%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (9.76%) Web Development
6 4 (9.76%) Integration Testing
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.76%) Web Design
6 4 (9.76%) OO
7 3 (7.32%) Scrum
8 2 (4.88%) Pair Programming
8 2 (4.88%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.88%) OOD
8 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (82.93%) JavaScript
2 13 (31.71%) Java
3 10 (24.39%) SQL
4 5 (12.20%) C#
5 3 (7.32%) PHP
6 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.88%) VBScript
6 2 (4.88%) VB
7 1 (2.44%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.44%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (12.20%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.20%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) IBM
4 2 (4.88%) Perforce
4 2 (4.88%) Compuware
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Kony
5 1 (2.44%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.44%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.44%) Adobe
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