Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 22 23
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 76 86 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.06% 6.63% 6.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.90% 26.63% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 79 104
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -7.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £258 £261 £268
90th Percentile £450 £425 £510
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £355
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £36.25 - £13.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £12.50
90th Percentile £38.75 - £13.50
North West median hourly rate £35.00 - £40.00

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 347 323 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.65% 24.90% 24.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 251 353
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £288
90th Percentile £550 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +12.55% -45.32%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.93% +15.75%

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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 +6 21 £350 -6.04% 35
Knutsford -3 12 £425 +25.93% 4
Warrington +7 11 £350 - 14
Crewe -16 6 £550 +37.50% 12
Macclesfield +3 5 £250 -15.97% 8
Northwich - 1 £325 - 9
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 74 (97.37%) HTML
2 61 (80.26%) JavaScript
3 31 (40.79%) HTML5
4 28 (36.84%) CSS3
4 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (31.58%) .NET
6 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET
7 21 (27.63%) jQuery
7 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
7 21 (27.63%) MVC
8 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 19 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 19 (25.00%) User Experience
9 19 (25.00%) C#
9 19 (25.00%) TDD
10 17 (22.37%) React
10 17 (22.37%) Front End Development
10 17 (22.37%) Node.js
11 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
12 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
12 14 (18.42%) Finance
12 14 (18.42%) Ajax
13 13 (17.11%) Unit Testing
13 13 (17.11%) Responsive Web Design
13 13 (17.11%) Sass
14 12 (15.79%) BDD
14 12 (15.79%) JSON
14 12 (15.79%) PHP
15 11 (14.47%) Web Development
15 11 (14.47%) gulp

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 8 (10.53%) CMS
2 6 (7.89%) WordPress
3 5 (6.58%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.63%) Apache
6 1 (1.32%) IIS
6 1 (1.32%) Mongoose
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) SugarCRM
6 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Photoshop
2 7 (9.21%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (7.89%) Adobe After Effects
4 5 (6.58%) Adobe Premiere
5 4 (5.26%) InVision
6 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.32%) Chatbot
6 1 (1.32%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
1 1 (1.32%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.16%) npm
2 2 (2.63%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.95%) HTTP
1 3 (3.95%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.26%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.63%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.63%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.63%) MySQL
4 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 20 (26.32%) Git (software)
2 11 (14.47%) Grunt
2 11 (14.47%) gulp
3 9 (11.84%) SonarQube
4 6 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (5.26%) Axure RP
6 3 (3.95%) Gradle
6 3 (3.95%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.95%) JUnit
6 3 (3.95%) Subversion
6 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.63%) Ant
7 2 (2.63%) Maven
7 2 (2.63%) Mocha
8 1 (1.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.32%) JIRA
8 1 (1.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.32%) Selenium
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Marketing
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (2.63%) Games
5 1 (1.32%) Back Office
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 60 (78.95%) Developer
2 22 (28.95%) .NET Developer
3 13 (17.11%) ASP.NET Developer
3 13 (17.11%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 11 (14.47%) UI Developer
5 10 (13.16%) Designer
6 8 (10.53%) UX Designer
7 6 (7.89%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (7.89%) HTML Developer
7 6 (7.89%) PHP Developer
7 6 (7.89%) React Developer
7 6 (7.89%) Web Developer
8 5 (6.58%) HTML CSS Designer
8 5 (6.58%) HTML CSS Developer
8 5 (6.58%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.26%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.95%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (3.95%) WordPress Developer
11 2 (2.63%) Digital UX Designer
11 2 (2.63%) PHP WordPress Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (97.37%) HTML
2 31 (40.79%) HTML5
3 28 (36.84%) CSS3
4 24 (31.58%) .NET
5 22 (28.95%) ASP.NET
6 21 (27.63%) jQuery
7 19 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 17 (22.37%) Node.js
8 17 (22.37%) React
9 16 (21.05%) AngularJS
10 14 (18.42%) Ajax
11 13 (17.11%) Sass
12 12 (15.79%) JSON
13 9 (11.84%) Web Services
14 8 (10.53%) Redux
15 7 (9.21%) RESTful
16 6 (7.89%) ASP.NET MVC
17 5 (6.58%) .NET Framework
17 5 (6.58%) Entity Framework
17 5 (6.58%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (25.00%) User Experience
2 4 (5.26%) Web 2.0
3 3 (3.95%) W3C
4 2 (2.63%) Fintech
4 2 (2.63%) RIA
5 1 (1.32%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.32%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.95%) Linux
1 3 (3.95%) Windows
2 2 (2.63%) Unix
3 1 (1.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) MVC
3 19 (25.00%) TDD
4 17 (22.37%) Front End Development
5 14 (18.42%) Test Automation
6 13 (17.11%) Responsive Web Design
6 13 (17.11%) Unit Testing
7 12 (15.79%) BDD
8 11 (14.47%) Web Development
9 10 (13.16%) Wireframes
10 8 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
11 6 (7.89%) Data Visualisation
11 6 (7.89%) Prototyping
11 6 (7.89%) Visualisation
12 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (6.58%) Information Architecture
12 5 (6.58%) OO
12 5 (6.58%) Scrum
12 5 (6.58%) SEO
12 5 (6.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 61 (80.26%) JavaScript
2 19 (25.00%) C#
3 12 (15.79%) PHP
4 9 (11.84%) SQL
5 8 (10.53%) ES6
5 8 (10.53%) T-SQL
6 7 (9.21%) Java
7 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.32%) Perl
8 1 (1.32%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.32%) Python
8 1 (1.32%) Ruby
8 1 (1.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (5.26%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (11.84%) Perforce
2 6 (7.89%) Adobe
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle
4 2 (2.63%) Apple
4 2 (2.63%) DevExpress
4 2 (2.63%) IBM
4 2 (2.63%) Twitter
5 1 (1.32%) Capita
5 1 (1.32%) Google
5 1 (1.32%) HP
5 1 (1.32%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.32%) Zend