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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 24 23 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs citing CSS 7 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.54% 3.73% 8.78%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.67% 14.63% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Average daily rate
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£382 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £188 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £368 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+15.62% -8.57%
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
42 41 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.21% 25.47% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 11
Average daily rate £400 £333 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -11.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 29 (80.56%) HTML
2 27 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) CSS3
5 12 (33.33%) HTML5
6 11 (30.56%) Java
7 9 (25.00%) Finance
7 9 (25.00%) jQuery
7 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) Web Services
9 7 (19.44%) XML
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
9 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
9 7 (19.44%) Citrix
9 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
9 7 (19.44%) SOA
9 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (19.44%) SAML
9 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
9 7 (19.44%) Spring
9 7 (19.44%) Local Government
9 7 (19.44%) JSON
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (19.44%) Open Source
9 7 (19.44%) OAuth
9 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
9 7 (19.44%) SDLC
10 6 (16.67%) Selenium

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Umbraco
4 1 (2.78%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Photoshop
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) Fireworks
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) HTTP
1 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (11.11%) RDBMS
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.56%) Informix
3 2 (5.56%) MS Access
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Selenium
2 5 (13.89%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.33%) Mockito
4 3 (8.33%) JUnit
5 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (5.56%) Subversion
6 1 (2.78%) Cactus
6 1 (2.78%) JIRA
6 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (19.44%) Local Government
3 4 (11.11%) Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (22.22%) Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Applications Architect
4 4 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Designer
5 3 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.78%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Web Designer
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.78%) UX Designer
7 1 (2.78%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (80.56%) HTML
2 14 (38.89%) CSS3
3 12 (33.33%) HTML5
4 9 (25.00%) jQuery
4 9 (25.00%) AngularJS
5 8 (22.22%) Web Services
6 7 (19.44%) XML
6 7 (19.44%) OAuth
6 7 (19.44%) SAML
6 7 (19.44%) Spring
6 7 (19.44%) JSON
7 5 (13.89%) .NET
7 5 (13.89%) J2EE
7 5 (13.89%) Servlets
8 4 (11.11%) SOAP
8 4 (11.11%) ASP.NET
8 4 (11.11%) XSL
8 4 (11.11%) WCF
8 4 (11.11%) RESTful
9 3 (8.33%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Online Banking
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Copywriting
4 1 (2.78%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.78%) Windows
1 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) TOGAF
2 7 (19.44%) E-Commerce
2 7 (19.44%) SOA
2 7 (19.44%) Business Intelligence
2 7 (19.44%) Open Source
2 7 (19.44%) SDLC
3 6 (16.67%) MVC
4 5 (13.89%) TDD
4 5 (13.89%) Web Application Development
5 4 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 4 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.56%) Kanban
7 2 (5.56%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 27 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (30.56%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) VBScript
6 2 (5.56%) VB
6 2 (5.56%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
7 1 (2.78%) R
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (19.44%) Citrix
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle
3 3 (8.33%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) Adobe
4 2 (5.56%) hybris
5 1 (2.78%) Perforce
5 1 (2.78%) Sitecore
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