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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 11 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing CSS 10 23 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 8.33% 12.17% 6.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.26% 35.94% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 7
Average daily rate
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£331 £300 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.41% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £300 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £368 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £9.00 £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
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
31 64 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.83% 33.86% 23.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 17
Average daily rate £350 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £36.97 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 28 (96.55%) HTML
2 27 (93.10%) JavaScript
3 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (41.38%) MVC
5 11 (37.93%) SQL
5 11 (37.93%) .NET
5 11 (37.93%) HTML5
6 10 (34.48%) CSS3
7 9 (31.03%) JSON
8 8 (27.59%) Web Development
8 8 (27.59%) Java
8 8 (27.59%) Finance
8 8 (27.59%) C#
8 8 (27.59%) TDD
9 7 (24.14%) HP
9 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (24.14%) Windows
9 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
10 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
10 6 (20.69%) NHibernate
10 6 (20.69%) Web Services
10 6 (20.69%) XML
10 6 (20.69%) Apache
11 5 (17.24%) AIX
11 5 (17.24%) Linux
11 5 (17.24%) Perl
11 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
11 5 (17.24%) Sun
11 5 (17.24%) BMC

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (20.69%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (3.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) Internet
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) RDBMS
1 7 (24.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) SQLite
2 2 (6.90%) Informix
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
2 4 (13.79%) JUnit
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.90%) Mockito
3 2 (6.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 2 (6.90%) Introscope
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.45%) Xcode
4 1 (3.45%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (3.45%) QUnit
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (72.41%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Web Developer
4 3 (10.34%) .NET Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Designer
4 3 (10.34%) UX Designer
5 2 (6.90%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) PHP Developer
6 1 (3.45%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Front-End Web Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.45%) CakePHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (96.55%) HTML
2 11 (37.93%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) HTML5
3 10 (34.48%) CSS3
4 9 (31.03%) JSON
5 6 (20.69%) .NET Framework
5 6 (20.69%) NHibernate
5 6 (20.69%) Web Services
5 6 (20.69%) XML
6 5 (17.24%) Ajax
6 5 (17.24%) YUI
6 5 (17.24%) jQuery
7 4 (13.79%) J2EE
7 4 (13.79%) Catalyst
8 3 (10.34%) LINQ
9 2 (6.90%) AngularJS
9 2 (6.90%) Worklight
9 2 (6.90%) PowerMock
9 2 (6.90%) JAX-RS
9 2 (6.90%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Mobile App
3 3 (10.34%) User Experience
4 2 (6.90%) Data Structures
4 2 (6.90%) Algorithms
4 2 (6.90%) Open Source
4 2 (6.90%) Online Banking
4 2 (6.90%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 5 (17.24%) AIX
2 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Phone
3 2 (6.90%) Apple iOS
3 2 (6.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (41.38%) MVC
3 8 (27.59%) Web Development
3 8 (27.59%) TDD
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (17.24%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (13.79%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) OO
6 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
6 3 (10.34%) Pair Programming
6 3 (10.34%) Web Design
6 3 (10.34%) Refactoring
6 3 (10.34%) User Stories
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
7 2 (6.90%) Memory Management
7 2 (6.90%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.90%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 27 (93.10%) JavaScript
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) Java
3 8 (27.59%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) Perl
5 4 (13.79%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
7 1 (3.45%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) HP
2 5 (17.24%) Sun
2 5 (17.24%) BMC
3 2 (6.90%) Kony
3 2 (6.90%) Perforce
3 2 (6.90%) Compuware
3 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) Google
4 1 (3.45%) Appcelerator
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