Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 36 22
Rank change year-on-year +12 -14 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 84 58 100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 6.58% 4.38% 6.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 20.59% 17.16% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 44 93
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £325 £263 £250
90th Percentile £500 £450 £425
North West median daily rate £380 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +4.83% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
North West median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 -
% change year-on-year -20.00% - -

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 408 338 376
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.97% 25.51% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 245 287
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £275 £263
90th Percentile £505 £525 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -1.54% +82.89%
10th Percentile £42.50 £30.50 £31.25
90th Percentile £60.70 £38.75 £38.35
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +2.94%

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 November 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 19 November 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
Knutsford +4 24 £365 -14.22% 6
Crewe -1 19 £400 -27.27% 3
Warrington +4 12 £400 +6.67% 13
Chester -7 9 £375 +7.14% 14
Macclesfield -8 4 £575 +84.00% 5
Nantwich - 2 £350 - 2
Northwich 0 1 £385 - 1
Alderley Edge - 1 £473 - 2
Wilmslow - 1 - - 6
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 73 (86.90%) HTML
2 69 (82.14%) JavaScript
3 40 (47.62%) Java
4 39 (46.43%) AngularJS
5 37 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (39.29%) CSS3
7 32 (38.10%) HTML5
8 30 (35.71%) Test Automation
9 28 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (32.14%) Git (software)
11 26 (30.95%) Jenkins
12 23 (27.38%) React
13 21 (25.00%) Unit Testing
13 21 (25.00%) Scrum
14 19 (22.62%) jQuery
15 18 (21.43%) Android
15 18 (21.43%) Android Development
15 18 (21.43%) Gradle
16 17 (20.24%) Android SDK
16 17 (20.24%) Ionic Framework
16 17 (20.24%) Node.js
16 17 (20.24%) JIRA
16 17 (20.24%) C
16 17 (20.24%) C++
16 17 (20.24%) Secure Coding
17 16 (19.05%) Cryptography
17 16 (19.05%) Confluence
17 16 (19.05%) Android NDK
18 15 (17.86%) User Experience
19 14 (16.67%) Web Services

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 16 (19.05%) Confluence
2 4 (4.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.38%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) Apache
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Fireworks
1 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.57%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (3.57%) Photoshop
1 3 (3.57%) UXPin
2 1 (1.19%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.76%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.57%) BrowserStack
3 3 (3.57%) Yarn
4 2 (2.38%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (2.38%) GitHub
4 2 (2.38%) Google Analytics
4 2 (2.38%) npm
5 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.76%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) AMQP
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
2 1 (1.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.14%) MySQL
3 3 (3.57%) ZAP BI
4 2 (2.38%) MariaDB
4 2 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.38%) QlikView
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 27 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 26 (30.95%) Jenkins
3 18 (21.43%) Gradle
4 17 (20.24%) JIRA
5 8 (9.52%) Maven
6 6 (7.14%) Axure RP
6 6 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.14%) JMeter
6 6 (7.14%) JUnit
6 6 (7.14%) Selenium
7 5 (5.95%) Grunt
7 5 (5.95%) gulp
8 3 (3.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (3.57%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (3.57%) Mocha
8 3 (3.57%) ProtoShare
8 3 (3.57%) Subversion
8 3 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (3.57%) webpack
9 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (15.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 3 (3.57%) Legal
5 2 (2.38%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.19%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 65 (77.38%) Developer
2 16 (19.05%) Android Developer
3 9 (10.71%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (9.52%) Designer
5 7 (8.33%) .NET Developer
6 6 (7.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 6 (7.14%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.95%) Automation Tester
7 5 (5.95%) Tester
8 4 (4.76%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.76%) Node.js Developer
8 4 (4.76%) QA Automation Tester
8 4 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 4 (4.76%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.76%) UX Designer
9 3 (3.57%) Analyst
9 3 (3.57%) Angular Developer
9 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
9 3 (3.57%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (86.90%) HTML
2 39 (46.43%) AngularJS
3 33 (39.29%) CSS3
4 32 (38.10%) HTML5
5 23 (27.38%) React
6 19 (22.62%) jQuery
7 17 (20.24%) Android SDK
7 17 (20.24%) Ionic Framework
7 17 (20.24%) Node.js
8 16 (19.05%) Android NDK
9 14 (16.67%) Web Services
10 13 (15.48%) REST
11 12 (14.29%) .NET
12 10 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 10 (11.90%) Vue.js
13 9 (10.71%) Ajax
13 9 (10.71%) RESTful
13 9 (10.71%) Spring
14 7 (8.33%) ASP.NET
15 6 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.86%) User Experience
2 7 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.57%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.19%) Fintech
5 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.19%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 18 (21.43%) Android
2 3 (3.57%) Linux
3 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.38%) Unix
4 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (44.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 28 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (25.00%) Scrum
4 21 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 18 (21.43%) Android Development
6 17 (20.24%) Secure Coding
7 16 (19.05%) Cryptography
8 13 (15.48%) Front End Development
9 11 (13.10%) DevOps
10 10 (11.90%) BDD
10 10 (11.90%) Web Development
11 9 (10.71%) MVC
11 9 (10.71%) OO
12 8 (9.52%) CRM
12 8 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (8.33%) Web Design
14 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
14 6 (7.14%) Regression Testing
14 6 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 69 (82.14%) JavaScript
2 40 (47.62%) Java
3 17 (20.24%) C
3 17 (20.24%) C++
4 10 (11.90%) C#
4 10 (11.90%) Python
4 10 (11.90%) SQL
5 9 (10.71%) PHP
6 4 (4.76%) Java 8
6 4 (4.76%) TypeScript
7 3 (3.57%) Scala
7 3 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.38%) Apple Swift
8 2 (2.38%) Go
8 2 (2.38%) Objective-C
8 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.38%) Ruby
8 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.19%) ES6
9 1 (1.19%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.19%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.33%) Adobe
3 2 (2.38%) Google
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle
3 2 (2.38%) SAP
3 2 (2.38%) Tealium
3 2 (2.38%) Xamarin
3 2 (2.38%) Zend
4 1 (1.19%) Cypress Semiconductor
4 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.19%) Twitter