Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 33 20
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 111 55 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.12% 4.50% 8.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 23.77% 13.78% 29.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 45 124
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £285 £263
90th Percentile £445 £467 £506
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £20.78
North West median hourly rate £13.54 £40.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -66.16% +49.09% -32.93%

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 467 399 550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.16% 32.62% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 310 416
Cheshire median daily rate £386 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £271 £294 £285
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 14
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +85.64%
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -0.69%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 +12 26 £375 +3.45% 26
Warrington +11 14 £350 -12.50% 14
Crewe -6 9 £400 - 3
Knutsford -6 8 £370 -17.83% 5
Macclesfield +1 7 £325 -25.93% 6
Nantwich - 5 £350 - 3
Runcorn +5 4 £330 - 2
Wilmslow -4 3 £300 -11.11% 8
Northwich +2 1 £325 -
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 108 (97.30%) HTML
2 85 (76.58%) JavaScript
3 36 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (31.53%) HTML5
5 29 (26.13%) MVC
6 28 (25.23%) PHP
6 28 (25.23%) CSS3
6 28 (25.23%) Git (software)
7 26 (23.42%) .NET
8 25 (22.52%) jQuery
9 23 (20.72%) Finance
9 23 (20.72%) AngularJS
10 22 (19.82%) Front End Development
11 21 (18.92%) User Experience
11 21 (18.92%) C#
12 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET
13 19 (17.12%) SQL Server
14 18 (16.22%) Node.js
15 16 (14.41%) Scrum
16 15 (13.51%) MySQL
16 15 (13.51%) SQL
17 14 (12.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (12.61%) Wireframes
18 13 (11.71%) React
18 13 (11.71%) Java
19 12 (10.81%) Web Services
20 11 (9.91%) OO
20 11 (9.91%) Adobe
20 11 (9.91%) RESTful
20 11 (9.91%) Greenfield Project

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 7 (6.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 7 (6.31%) CMS
2 5 (4.50%) Umbraco
3 4 (3.60%) Apache
3 4 (3.60%) Drupal
4 3 (2.70%) Confluence
4 3 (2.70%) WordPress
5 1 (0.90%) Mongoose
Applications
1 6 (5.41%) Photoshop
2 5 (4.50%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (3.60%) Adobe After Effects
4 3 (2.70%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (2.70%) InVision
5 1 (0.90%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Magento
2 1 (0.90%) OpenCart
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.90%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.90%) npm
3 1 (0.90%) SaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.50%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.51%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 28 (25.23%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.31%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.41%) Axure RP
4 4 (3.60%) JIRA
5 3 (2.70%) Gradle
5 3 (2.70%) Subversion
6 2 (1.80%) Grunt
6 2 (1.80%) gulp
6 2 (1.80%) Maven
6 2 (1.80%) MSTest
6 2 (1.80%) NUnit
6 2 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.90%) GitLab
7 1 (0.90%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.90%) Mocha
7 1 (0.90%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.90%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.90%) webpack
General
1 23 (20.72%) Finance
2 7 (6.31%) Marketing
3 4 (3.60%) Interactive Media
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Legal
5 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 87 (78.38%) Developer
2 25 (22.52%) PHP Developer
3 20 (18.02%) .NET Developer
4 14 (12.61%) Designer
5 11 (9.91%) UX Designer
6 10 (9.01%) Full Stack Developer
7 8 (7.21%) Node.js Developer
8 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (6.31%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (6.31%) Senior Developer
9 6 (5.41%) Digital Designer
9 6 (5.41%) Digital UX Designer
9 6 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 4 (3.60%) Junior
10 4 (3.60%) Junior Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Junior PHP Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
10 4 (3.60%) Senior PHP Developer
11 3 (2.70%) C# Developer
11 3 (2.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (97.30%) HTML
2 35 (31.53%) HTML5
3 28 (25.23%) CSS3
4 26 (23.42%) .NET
5 25 (22.52%) jQuery
6 23 (20.72%) AngularJS
7 20 (18.02%) ASP.NET
8 18 (16.22%) Node.js
9 14 (12.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 13 (11.71%) React
11 12 (10.81%) Web Services
12 11 (9.91%) RESTful
13 10 (9.01%) Ajax
14 9 (8.11%) XML
15 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (7.21%) Sass
16 6 (5.41%) SOAP
17 5 (4.50%) Android SDK
17 5 (4.50%) Express
17 5 (4.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.92%) User Experience
2 11 (9.91%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (7.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.60%) Fintech
4 4 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.60%) Web 2.0
5 3 (2.70%) W3C
6 2 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.90%) e-Learning
7 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 5 (4.50%) Android
2 3 (2.70%) Linux
3 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (26.13%) MVC
3 22 (19.82%) Front End Development
4 16 (14.41%) Scrum
5 14 (12.61%) Wireframes
6 11 (9.91%) OO
7 9 (8.11%) Test Automation
7 9 (8.11%) Unit Testing
8 8 (7.21%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (6.31%) Content Management
9 7 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (6.31%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.31%) Web Development
10 6 (5.41%) Information Architecture
10 6 (5.41%) OO PHP
10 6 (5.41%) SDLC
10 6 (5.41%) SEO
10 6 (5.41%) Web Design
11 5 (4.50%) API Development
11 5 (4.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 85 (76.58%) JavaScript
2 28 (25.23%) PHP
3 21 (18.92%) C#
4 15 (13.51%) SQL
5 13 (11.71%) Java
6 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.50%) TypeScript
8 3 (2.70%) C
8 3 (2.70%) C++
8 3 (2.70%) Python
9 2 (1.80%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.80%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.90%) ES6
10 1 (0.90%) Perl
10 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.90%) Scala
10 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Degree
2 6 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Plesk
Vendors
1 11 (9.91%) Adobe
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.70%) Tealium
4 2 (1.80%) Twitter
4 2 (1.80%) Zend
5 1 (0.90%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (0.90%) Google
5 1 (0.90%) ServiceNow