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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 0  
Contract jobs citing CSS 32 69 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.02% 7.44% 7.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.68% 25.18% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 47
Median daily rate £400 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £570 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.78 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £29.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year +29.41% -17.36%  

CSS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 218 274 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 34.22% 29.56% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 214 180
Median daily rate £438 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £570 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 10
Median hourly rate £32.00 £20.78 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.99% +28.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.78 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £32.50 £33.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing CSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 8 £346 +2.51% 8
Macclesfield +2 4 £439 +30.97% 5
Knutsford +4 3 £450 +9.09% 4
Northwich +3 2 - - 1
Warrington -3 2 £400 -20.00% 4
Alderley Edge - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £338 - 5
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 53 (96.36%) JavaScript
2 51 (92.73%) HTML
3 33 (60.00%) HTML5
4 27 (49.09%) CSS3
5 21 (38.18%) AngularJS
5 21 (38.18%) jQuery
5 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
5 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (38.18%) Front End Development
6 18 (32.73%) MVC
7 17 (30.91%) Java
8 16 (29.09%) TDD
9 15 (27.27%) Finance
10 14 (25.45%) .NET
10 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
10 14 (25.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 13 (23.64%) C#
11 13 (23.64%) gulp
12 12 (21.82%) Web Services
12 12 (21.82%) Scrum
12 12 (21.82%) Ajax
13 11 (20.00%) JSON
13 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 11 (20.00%) Sass
13 11 (20.00%) React
14 10 (18.18%) REST
14 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
14 10 (18.18%) OO

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 5 (9.09%) Apache
1 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.27%) Confluence
2 4 (7.27%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.64%) CMS
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.82%) GlassFish
5 1 (1.82%) JBoss
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Integration
5 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
5 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.82%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Magento
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.27%) Office 365
3 3 (5.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (5.45%) OneDrive
3 3 (5.45%) Yammer
4 1 (1.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) AMQP
2 3 (5.45%) DNS
2 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.82%) BGP
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.82%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
3 1 (1.82%) LAN
3 1 (1.82%) OSPF
3 1 (1.82%) VPN
3 1 (1.82%) WAN
3 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) MySQL
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (5.45%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (5.45%) Hazelcast
5 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) DB2
7 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (38.18%) Git (software)
2 13 (23.64%) gulp
3 6 (10.91%) Grunt
3 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.91%) webpack
4 5 (9.09%) Gradle
4 5 (9.09%) JIRA
5 4 (7.27%) Subversion
5 4 (7.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (5.45%) Jasmine
6 3 (5.45%) JSUnit
6 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.64%) Moq
7 2 (3.64%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.82%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (1.82%) Babel
8 1 (1.82%) JBehave
8 1 (1.82%) Mockito
8 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Automotive
5 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (1.82%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 47 (85.45%) Developer
2 11 (20.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 10 (18.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 7 (12.73%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.91%) PHP Developer
6 5 (9.09%) HTML CSS Developer
6 5 (9.09%) HTML Developer
7 4 (7.27%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Android Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Architect
7 4 (7.27%) UI Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Senior Developer
8 3 (5.45%) SharePoint Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Web Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Agile Java Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Angular Developer
9 2 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (3.64%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (92.73%) HTML
2 33 (60.00%) HTML5
3 27 (49.09%) CSS3
4 21 (38.18%) AngularJS
4 21 (38.18%) jQuery
5 14 (25.45%) .NET
5 14 (25.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 12 (21.82%) Ajax
6 12 (21.82%) Web Services
7 11 (20.00%) JSON
7 11 (20.00%) React
7 11 (20.00%) Sass
8 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 10 (18.18%) REST
9 9 (16.36%) Spring
10 8 (14.55%) LESS
10 8 (14.55%) Node.js
11 7 (12.73%) RESTful
11 7 (12.73%) XML
12 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) User Experience
2 4 (7.27%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Web 2.0
4 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) DataPower
5 1 (1.82%) Derivative
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Android
2 4 (7.27%) Linux
3 2 (3.64%) Windows
4 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.82%) Unix
4 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (38.18%) Front End Development
2 18 (32.73%) MVC
3 16 (29.09%) TDD
4 14 (25.45%) Unit Testing
5 12 (21.82%) Scrum
6 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.18%) OO
8 9 (16.36%) Web Development
9 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
9 6 (10.91%) Mobile Development
9 6 (10.91%) Secure Coding
10 5 (9.09%) Android Development
10 5 (9.09%) BDD
10 5 (9.09%) E-Commerce
10 5 (9.09%) OOP
10 5 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
11 4 (7.27%) B2B
11 4 (7.27%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (96.36%) JavaScript
2 17 (30.91%) Java
3 13 (23.64%) C#
4 8 (14.55%) PHP
5 7 (12.73%) SQL
6 5 (9.09%) C
6 5 (9.09%) C++
7 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.27%) TypeScript
8 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.45%) Scala
9 2 (3.64%) Perl
9 2 (3.64%) Python
10 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) CCNP
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.45%) UAG
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Capistrano
1 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
1 1 (1.82%) Nagios
1 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.82%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.27%) Zend
3 3 (5.45%) Adobe
3 3 (5.45%) Google
4 2 (3.64%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) Perforce
4 2 (3.64%) Twitter
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco
5 1 (1.82%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.82%) F5
5 1 (1.82%) IBM
5 1 (1.82%) Juniper
5 1 (1.82%) Kony
5 1 (1.82%) Sybase
5 1 (1.82%) Telerik
5 1 (1.82%) Yahoo!