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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 7 14 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +8
Contract jobs citing CSS 19 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 14.07% 9.26% 2.66%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 46.34% 27.40% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £304 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +15.83%
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
41 73 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 30.37% 33.80% 13.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 11
Average daily rate £313 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £50.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014, 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 27 (100.00%) HTML
2 25 (92.59%) JavaScript
3 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (44.44%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) MVC
5 11 (40.74%) HTML5
6 10 (37.04%) CSS3
6 10 (37.04%) .NET
7 9 (33.33%) C#
8 8 (29.63%) Linux
8 8 (29.63%) TDD
8 8 (29.63%) Web Development
9 6 (22.22%) Java
10 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
10 5 (18.52%) Perl
10 5 (18.52%) Apache
10 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
10 5 (18.52%) Sun
10 5 (18.52%) HP
10 5 (18.52%) BMC
10 5 (18.52%) Windows
10 5 (18.52%) AIX
10 5 (18.52%) YUI
10 5 (18.52%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (18.52%) Sass
10 5 (18.52%) LESS
10 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
10 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (14.81%) jQuery
11 4 (14.81%) Scrum

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 5 (18.52%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) Apache Solr
2 3 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (7.41%) Node.js
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
1 5 (18.52%) Relational Database
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) Redis
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.70%) QUnit
General
1 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Front-End Developer
2 7 (25.93%) Web Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Java Developer
4 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
5 3 (11.11%) Front-End Web Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Consultant
6 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) PHP Developer
7 1 (3.70%) .NET Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Consultant
7 1 (3.70%) PHP Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Python Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (100.00%) HTML
2 11 (40.74%) HTML5
3 10 (37.04%) CSS3
3 10 (37.04%) .NET
4 5 (18.52%) YUI
4 5 (18.52%) Sass
4 5 (18.52%) LESS
5 4 (14.81%) jQuery
5 4 (14.81%) Ajax
5 4 (14.81%) NHibernate
5 4 (14.81%) JSON
5 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET
6 3 (11.11%) Web Services
6 3 (11.11%) XML
6 3 (11.11%) RESTful
6 3 (11.11%) PhoneGap
6 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (11.11%) REST
7 2 (7.41%) Kafka
7 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) AIX
3 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (40.74%) MVC
3 8 (29.63%) TDD
3 8 (29.63%) Web Development
4 5 (18.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) E-Commerce
5 4 (14.81%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.41%) User Stories
6 2 (7.41%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.70%) Migration
7 1 (3.70%) Web Design
7 1 (3.70%) SEO
7 1 (3.70%) Refactoring
7 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
7 1 (3.70%) Pay per click
7 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.70%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 25 (92.59%) JavaScript
2 12 (44.44%) SQL
3 9 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (22.22%) Java
5 5 (18.52%) T-SQL
5 5 (18.52%) Perl
6 2 (7.41%) PHP
7 1 (3.70%) Python
7 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Varnish
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Sun
1 5 (18.52%) HP
1 5 (18.52%) BMC
2 2 (7.41%) Twitter
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