Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 13 33 15
Rank change year-on-year +20 -18 +6
Contract jobs citing CSS 121 48 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 9.25% 4.52% 9.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.01% 14.41% 33.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 41 138
Cheshire median daily rate £340 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -12.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £225 £284 £267
90th Percentile £438 £455 £511
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £361
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.11% +11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 - £13.00
10th Percentile £32.50 - £12.50
90th Percentile £37.50 - £13.50
North West median hourly rate £13.54 £40.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -66.16% +49.09% -

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 448 333 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.25% 31.36% 27.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 260 402
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.54% +2.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £257 £287 £288
90th Percentile £548 £500 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £21.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -5.97% +13.44%
10th Percentile £31.98 £15.08 £15.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £47.00 £37.38
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +8.11% +64.44%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +19 36 £375 +15.38% 23
Warrington -3 13 £350 - 8
Macclesfield +8 10 £244 -45.22% 11
Knutsford -3 10 £438 +20.69% 4
Crewe -21 4 £388 -3.13% 4
Runcorn - 4 £330 - 3
Wilmslow -3 2 £300 -15.91% 8
Nantwich - 1 £425 - 2
Northwich - 1 £325 - 3
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 120 (99.17%) HTML
2 93 (76.86%) JavaScript
3 48 (39.67%) HTML5
4 39 (32.23%) MVC
5 37 (30.58%) CSS3
6 35 (28.93%) .NET
6 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (26.45%) ASP.NET
7 32 (26.45%) User Experience
8 30 (24.79%) Git (software)
9 29 (23.97%) C#
10 27 (22.31%) SQL Server
10 27 (22.31%) PHP
11 26 (21.49%) Front End Development
12 25 (20.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 23 (19.01%) Finance
13 23 (19.01%) Wireframes
14 21 (17.36%) jQuery
15 19 (15.70%) Ajax
16 17 (14.05%) Web Services
16 17 (14.05%) Test Automation
16 17 (14.05%) Node.js
17 15 (12.40%) Sass
17 15 (12.40%) Adobe
18 14 (11.57%) Responsive Web Design
18 14 (11.57%) RESTful
19 13 (10.74%) Unit Testing
19 13 (10.74%) React
19 13 (10.74%) MySQL
20 12 (9.92%) SQL

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 11 (9.09%) CMS
2 10 (8.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (5.79%) Umbraco
4 4 (3.31%) Drupal
4 4 (3.31%) WordPress
5 3 (2.48%) Apache
6 2 (1.65%) Mongoose
7 1 (0.83%) IIS
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 10 (8.26%) Photoshop
2 9 (7.44%) Adobe After Effects
3 8 (6.61%) Adobe Premiere
4 7 (5.79%) InVision
5 1 (0.83%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.83%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.79%) npm
2 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.48%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (2.48%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.65%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (22.31%) SQL Server
2 13 (10.74%) MySQL
3 5 (4.13%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.65%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.65%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (24.79%) Git (software)
2 9 (7.44%) Axure RP
3 8 (6.61%) SonarQube
4 7 (5.79%) Grunt
4 7 (5.79%) gulp
5 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.31%) Maven
5 4 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.48%) Subversion
6 3 (2.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.65%) Ant
7 2 (1.65%) GitLab
7 2 (1.65%) Gradle
7 2 (1.65%) JUnit
7 2 (1.65%) MSTest
7 2 (1.65%) NUnit
7 2 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.83%) Codeception
8 1 (0.83%) Gatling
8 1 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 23 (19.01%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Marketing
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Games
4 2 (1.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
Job Titles
1 90 (74.38%) Developer
2 30 (24.79%) .NET Developer
3 22 (18.18%) PHP Developer
4 20 (16.53%) Designer
5 19 (15.70%) UX Designer
6 15 (12.40%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (11.57%) Full Stack Developer
8 12 (9.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (6.61%) Digital Designer
9 8 (6.61%) Digital UX Designer
9 8 (6.61%) UI Developer
10 6 (4.96%) Node.js Developer
11 5 (4.13%) HTML CSS Designer
11 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Web Developer
12 4 (3.31%) Junior
12 4 (3.31%) Junior Developer
12 4 (3.31%) Junior PHP Developer
12 4 (3.31%) Senior PHP Developer
12 4 (3.31%) Umbraco Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (99.17%) HTML
2 48 (39.67%) HTML5
3 37 (30.58%) CSS3
4 35 (28.93%) .NET
5 32 (26.45%) ASP.NET
6 25 (20.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 21 (17.36%) jQuery
8 19 (15.70%) Ajax
9 17 (14.05%) Node.js
9 17 (14.05%) Web Services
10 15 (12.40%) Sass
11 14 (11.57%) RESTful
12 13 (10.74%) React
13 12 (9.92%) ASP.NET MVC
13 12 (9.92%) XML
14 10 (8.26%) AngularJS
14 10 (8.26%) JSON
15 8 (6.61%) XHTML
16 7 (5.79%) Redux
17 6 (4.96%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 32 (26.45%) User Experience
2 7 (5.79%) Web 2.0
3 6 (4.96%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.96%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.13%) Fintech
4 5 (4.13%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.31%) W3C
6 1 (0.83%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.83%) e-Learning
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.48%) Linux
1 3 (2.48%) Unix
2 2 (1.65%) Windows
3 1 (0.83%) Android
3 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.83%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (32.23%) MVC
2 35 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (21.49%) Front End Development
4 23 (19.01%) Wireframes
5 17 (14.05%) Test Automation
6 14 (11.57%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (10.74%) Unit Testing
8 12 (9.92%) TDD
9 11 (9.09%) SEO
10 10 (8.26%) BDD
10 10 (8.26%) Content Management
10 10 (8.26%) Information Architecture
10 10 (8.26%) OO
10 10 (8.26%) Scrum
10 10 (8.26%) Web Development
11 9 (7.44%) Data Visualisation
11 9 (7.44%) Visualisation
12 8 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.61%) Infographics
12 8 (6.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 93 (76.86%) JavaScript
2 29 (23.97%) C#
3 27 (22.31%) PHP
4 12 (9.92%) SQL
5 9 (7.44%) Java
5 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.79%) ES6
7 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) Apple Swift
8 1 (0.83%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.83%) Perl
8 1 (0.83%) Python
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.83%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (4.96%) Degree
2 3 (2.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.61%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.83%) HP ALM
1 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (12.40%) Adobe
2 6 (4.96%) Perforce
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.48%) Tealium
5 2 (1.65%) Apple
5 2 (1.65%) Twitter
6 1 (0.83%) Google
6 1 (0.83%) HP
6 1 (0.83%) IBM
6 1 (0.83%) Oracle