Period
to 19 February 2019

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 19 February 2019 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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 29 20 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing CSS 73 104 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.11% 7.96% 6.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.56% 26.87% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 84 66
Cheshire median daily rate £393 £345 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% -6.76% -7.50%
10th Percentile £295 £236 £275
90th Percentile £538 £450 £422
North West median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.14% - -
North West median hourly rate £30.49 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -12.89% - -

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 355 387 315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.71% 29.63% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 282 247
Cheshire median daily rate £409 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £310 £258 £291
90th Percentile £536 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £35.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +27.27% +54.76%
10th Percentile £42.50 £32.13 £20.00
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £45.50
North West median hourly rate £36.23 £36.25 £42.25
% change year-on-year -0.07% -14.20% +30.00%

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 19 February 2019.

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 19 February 2019. 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
Knutsford -7 15 £375 -11.76% 2
Crewe +1 11 £425 -22.73% 6
Macclesfield 0 10 £550 +125.64% 11
Chester -14 10 £400 +11.89% 25
Warrington 0 7 £400 +14.29% 22
Alderley Edge - 2 £399 - 2
Northwich 0 1 £385 +18.46% 4
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for CSS.

1 62 (84.93%) HTML
2 52 (71.23%) JavaScript
3 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (39.73%) Java
5 28 (38.36%) AngularJS
6 26 (35.62%) CSS3
6 26 (35.62%) HTML5
7 23 (31.51%) Test Automation
7 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
8 20 (27.40%) React
9 19 (26.03%) jQuery
9 19 (26.03%) Scrum
10 18 (24.66%) Git (software)
11 16 (21.92%) Ajax
12 15 (20.55%) C#
12 15 (20.55%) User Experience
13 14 (19.18%) .NET
13 14 (19.18%) Unit Testing
14 13 (17.81%) Web Services
15 12 (16.44%) PHP
15 12 (16.44%) MVC
15 12 (16.44%) Front End Development
15 12 (16.44%) Gradle
15 12 (16.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 12 (16.44%) Node.js
15 12 (16.44%) REST
16 11 (15.07%) Android
16 11 (15.07%) Android Development
16 11 (15.07%) C

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 (13.70%) Confluence
2 6 (8.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (5.48%) CMS
4 3 (4.11%) WordPress
5 2 (2.74%) Drupal
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.37%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Photoshop
2 4 (5.48%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.37%) CATIA
3 1 (1.37%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 7 (9.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.48%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.48%) Adobe Analytics
2 4 (5.48%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) BrowserStack
3 3 (4.11%) Yarn
4 2 (2.74%) Veeva
5 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.37%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) HTTP
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
1 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) ZAP BI
3 2 (2.74%) QlikView
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Jenkins
2 18 (24.66%) Git (software)
3 12 (16.44%) Gradle
4 10 (13.70%) JIRA
5 9 (12.33%) Maven
6 5 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.85%) Grunt
6 5 (6.85%) JMeter
6 5 (6.85%) JUnit
6 5 (6.85%) Selenium
7 4 (5.48%) gulp
8 3 (4.11%) Axure RP
8 3 (4.11%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (4.11%) Mocha
8 3 (4.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.74%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.74%) Plastic SCM
9 2 (2.74%) Subversion
9 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
9 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Games
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (79.45%) Developer
2 10 (13.70%) Android Developer
3 8 (10.96%) .NET Developer
4 7 (9.59%) PHP Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 5 (6.85%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Designer
6 5 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Developer
6 5 (6.85%) UX Designer
7 4 (5.48%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.48%) JavaScript Developer
7 4 (5.48%) Tester
7 4 (5.48%) UX Developer
8 3 (4.11%) CakePHP Developer
8 3 (4.11%) CRM Developer
8 3 (4.11%) Magento Developer
8 3 (4.11%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (4.11%) QA Tester
8 3 (4.11%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (84.93%) HTML
2 28 (38.36%) AngularJS
3 26 (35.62%) CSS3
3 26 (35.62%) HTML5
4 20 (27.40%) React
5 19 (26.03%) jQuery
6 16 (21.92%) Ajax
7 14 (19.18%) .NET
8 13 (17.81%) Web Services
9 12 (16.44%) Node.js
9 12 (16.44%) REST
9 12 (16.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET
11 10 (13.70%) Android NDK
11 10 (13.70%) Android SDK
11 10 (13.70%) Ionic Framework
11 10 (13.70%) XML
12 9 (12.33%) RESTful
13 8 (10.96%) JSP
13 8 (10.96%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.55%) User Experience
2 9 (12.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (10.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.74%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.74%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.74%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.37%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.07%) Android
2 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.37%) Unix
3 1 (1.37%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (46.58%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (31.51%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (31.51%) Test Automation
3 19 (26.03%) Scrum
4 14 (19.18%) Unit Testing
5 12 (16.44%) Front End Development
5 12 (16.44%) MVC
6 11 (15.07%) Android Development
7 10 (13.70%) Cryptography
7 10 (13.70%) Secure Coding
8 9 (12.33%) CRM
8 9 (12.33%) OO
9 8 (10.96%) TDD
10 7 (9.59%) BDD
10 7 (9.59%) DevOps
10 7 (9.59%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (8.22%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (6.85%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (6.85%) SDLC
12 5 (6.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 52 (71.23%) JavaScript
2 29 (39.73%) Java
3 15 (20.55%) C#
4 12 (16.44%) PHP
5 11 (15.07%) C
5 11 (15.07%) C++
5 11 (15.07%) SQL
6 6 (8.22%) Python
7 3 (4.11%) Java 8
8 2 (2.74%) Assembly Language
8 2 (2.74%) Go
8 2 (2.74%) Ruby
8 2 (2.74%) Scala
8 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.37%) Kotlin
9 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (4.11%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Adobe
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.48%) Tealium
3 4 (5.48%) Zend
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle
4 2 (2.74%) Workday
4 2 (2.74%) Xamarin