Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for CSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CSS over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1 +5
Contract jobs citing CSS 60 100 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.50% 6.87% 6.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.65% 26.88% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 93 111
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £263 £250 £285
90th Percentile £450 £425 £515
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £37.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £37.50 - £41.00

CSS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 340 372 493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.51% 25.57% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 283 357
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £299
90th Percentile £525 £500 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £389
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.32% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +82.89% -47.74%
10th Percentile £30.50 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £34.60
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +0.98%

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing CSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for CSS in Cheshire

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CSS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Cheshire

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in Cheshire

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Cheshire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 15 £350 -8.20% 4
Knutsford - 13 £425 - 4
Macclesfield +2 8 £313 - 3
Warrington +15 7 £375 -1.64% 8
Crewe - 4 £550 - 7
Northwich +1 2 - - 1
Runcorn 0 1 - - 1
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for CSS.

1 57 (95.00%) HTML
2 52 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 33 (55.00%) HTML5
3 33 (55.00%) CSS3
4 26 (43.33%) TDD
5 25 (41.67%) React
6 24 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
8 19 (31.67%) jQuery
9 18 (30.00%) Sass
9 18 (30.00%) Node.js
9 18 (30.00%) AngularJS
9 18 (30.00%) gulp
9 18 (30.00%) Front End Development
10 17 (28.33%) Unit Testing
11 15 (25.00%) Ajax
12 14 (23.33%) JSON
12 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
12 14 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 12 (20.00%) MVC
13 12 (20.00%) Finance
13 12 (20.00%) PHP
14 11 (18.33%) Java
14 11 (18.33%) .NET
14 11 (18.33%) BDD
15 10 (16.67%) Grunt
15 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 10 (16.67%) CMS
15 10 (16.67%) npm

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.67%) CMS
2 6 (10.00%) WordPress
3 3 (5.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.00%) ExpressionEngine
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.33%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.67%) Apache
5 1 (1.67%) Confluence
5 1 (1.67%) Mule
5 1 (1.67%) SugarCRM
5 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.67%) npm
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Office 365
3 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.33%) Yammer
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.33%) MySQL
3 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.67%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.67%) CouchDB
4 1 (1.67%) DB2
4 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (36.67%) Git (software)
2 18 (30.00%) gulp
3 10 (16.67%) Grunt
4 8 (13.33%) SonarQube
4 8 (13.33%) webpack
5 4 (6.67%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.00%) Gradle
6 3 (5.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (5.00%) JSUnit
6 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.33%) Babel
7 2 (3.33%) JIRA
7 2 (3.33%) JUnit
7 2 (3.33%) Mocha
8 1 (1.67%) Ant
8 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.67%) Maven
8 1 (1.67%) NUnit
8 1 (1.67%) Subversion
8 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (85.00%) Developer
2 13 (21.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 13 (21.67%) JavaScript Developer
3 11 (18.33%) UI Developer
4 8 (13.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 8 (13.33%) HTML Developer
4 8 (13.33%) PHP Developer
5 7 (11.67%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Full Stack Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (5.00%) PHP WordPress Developer
7 3 (5.00%) WordPress Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Architect
8 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Architect
8 2 (3.33%) PHP Web Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (95.00%) HTML
2 33 (55.00%) CSS3
2 33 (55.00%) HTML5
3 25 (41.67%) React
4 24 (40.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 19 (31.67%) jQuery
6 18 (30.00%) AngularJS
6 18 (30.00%) Node.js
6 18 (30.00%) Sass
7 15 (25.00%) Ajax
8 14 (23.33%) JSON
9 11 (18.33%) .NET
10 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET
11 8 (13.33%) Redux
12 7 (11.67%) LESS
12 7 (11.67%) RESTful
13 6 (10.00%) .NET Framework
13 6 (10.00%) Laravel
13 6 (10.00%) Web Services
14 5 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) User Experience
2 4 (6.67%) Web 2.0
3 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Fintech
3 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.33%) RIA
3 2 (3.33%) W3C
4 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.00%) Unix
1 3 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Android
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (43.33%) TDD
2 24 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.00%) Front End Development
4 17 (28.33%) Unit Testing
5 14 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 12 (20.00%) MVC
7 11 (18.33%) BDD
8 8 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (11.67%) Web Design
10 6 (10.00%) Web Development
11 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.67%) SEO
12 3 (5.00%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
12 3 (5.00%) Content Management
12 3 (5.00%) ITIL
12 3 (5.00%) Scrum
12 3 (5.00%) Secure Coding
12 3 (5.00%) User Stories
12 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 52 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.00%) PHP
3 11 (18.33%) Java
4 9 (15.00%) C#
5 8 (13.33%) ES6
6 6 (10.00%) SQL
7 5 (8.33%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.67%) C
9 1 (1.67%) C++
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.67%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.33%) UAG
2 1 (1.67%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Perforce
2 5 (8.33%) Adobe
3 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.33%) DevExpress
4 2 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (1.67%) Apple
5 1 (1.67%) Capita
5 1 (1.67%) Google
5 1 (1.67%) IBM
5 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.67%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.67%) Telerik
5 1 (1.67%) Twitter
5 1 (1.67%) Zend