Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 35 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 -1
Contract jobs citing CSS 75 57 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.93% 4.60% 7.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 17.65% 15.32% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 113
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £296 £258
90th Percentile £463 £475 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £362 £375
% change year-on-year +3.73% -3.60% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £45.00 - £20.78
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £20.78
% change year-on-year -3.23% -25.41% -48.05%

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 425 372 467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 33.62% 30.05% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 273 362
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £290 £263
90th Percentile £500 £500 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £398 £385
% change year-on-year +0.63% +3.18% -3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 7
Cheshire median hourly rate £54.50 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.67% -7.69% +87.54%
10th Percentile £44.65 £30.00 £27.06
90th Percentile £62.35 £33.00 £43.60
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.21% -5.71%

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 September 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 September 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
Crewe -1 17 £400 -27.27% 3
Knutsford +3 14 £357 -10.68% 5
Warrington +3 10 £375 +9.49% 14
Macclesfield -4 5 £425 -1.45% 5
Chester -11 4 £388 +5.08% 21
Nantwich - 4 £350 - 3
Wilmslow -6 1 - - 4
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 67 (89.33%) HTML
2 65 (86.67%) JavaScript
3 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (36.00%) AngularJS
5 26 (34.67%) HTML5
6 24 (32.00%) Java
7 22 (29.33%) jQuery
8 21 (28.00%) CSS3
9 20 (26.67%) React
9 20 (26.67%) Scrum
10 19 (25.33%) Git (software)
11 16 (21.33%) Node.js
12 15 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 15 (20.00%) Front End Development
12 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (18.67%) User Experience
14 13 (17.33%) Web Services
15 12 (16.00%) .NET
15 12 (16.00%) MVC
15 12 (16.00%) Finance
15 12 (16.00%) Unit Testing
16 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
16 11 (14.67%) C#
17 10 (13.33%) SQL
17 10 (13.33%) REST
18 9 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 9 (12.00%) Android SDK
18 9 (12.00%) Android Development
18 9 (12.00%) DevOps

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 (9.33%) Confluence
2 3 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.67%) Apache
3 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.67%) WordPress
4 1 (1.33%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Fireworks
1 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (4.00%) OmniGraffle
1 3 (4.00%) Photoshop
1 3 (4.00%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.00%) Adobe Analytics
3 3 (4.00%) BrowserStack
3 3 (4.00%) Yarn
4 2 (2.67%) GitHub
4 2 (2.67%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.33%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.67%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.67%) MySQL
3 3 (4.00%) ZAP BI
4 2 (2.67%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.33%) QlikView
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Git (software)
2 15 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 8 (10.67%) JIRA
4 7 (9.33%) Gradle
4 7 (9.33%) Maven
5 6 (8.00%) Axure RP
6 5 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.67%) JMeter
6 5 (6.67%) JUnit
6 5 (6.67%) Selenium
7 4 (5.33%) Grunt
7 4 (5.33%) gulp
8 3 (4.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 3 (4.00%) Karma Test Runner
8 3 (4.00%) Mocha
8 3 (4.00%) ProtoShare
8 3 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (2.67%) Subversion
9 2 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (2.67%) webpack
General
1 12 (16.00%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Marketing
3 4 (5.33%) Interactive Media
3 4 (5.33%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 59 (78.67%) Developer
2 11 (14.67%) .NET Developer
3 8 (10.67%) Designer
3 8 (10.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (10.67%) Full Stack Developer
3 8 (10.67%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (9.33%) Android Developer
5 6 (8.00%) PHP Developer
6 5 (6.67%) Node.js Developer
7 4 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Automation Tester
7 4 (5.33%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Tester
7 4 (5.33%) UX Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
8 3 (4.00%) QA Automation Tester
8 3 (4.00%) QA Tester
9 2 (2.67%) Angular Developer
9 2 (2.67%) iOS Developer
9 2 (2.67%) Senior UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (89.33%) HTML
2 27 (36.00%) AngularJS
3 26 (34.67%) HTML5
4 22 (29.33%) jQuery
5 21 (28.00%) CSS3
6 20 (26.67%) React
7 16 (21.33%) Node.js
8 13 (17.33%) Web Services
9 12 (16.00%) .NET
10 10 (13.33%) REST
11 9 (12.00%) Android SDK
11 9 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (10.67%) Ajax
12 8 (10.67%) Ionic Framework
12 8 (10.67%) Vue.js
13 7 (9.33%) Android NDK
14 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
14 6 (8.00%) JSP
14 6 (8.00%) RESTful
14 6 (8.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) User Experience
2 7 (9.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (8.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.00%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.33%) e-Learning
6 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Android
2 2 (2.67%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.67%) Linux
3 1 (1.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (42.67%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (26.67%) Scrum
3 15 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (20.00%) Front End Development
3 15 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (16.00%) MVC
4 12 (16.00%) Unit Testing
5 9 (12.00%) Android Development
5 9 (12.00%) DevOps
5 9 (12.00%) OO
6 8 (10.67%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (10.67%) SDLC
6 8 (10.67%) Secure Coding
7 7 (9.33%) BDD
7 7 (9.33%) Cryptography
7 7 (9.33%) Web Design
8 6 (8.00%) Analytics
8 6 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (8.00%) Prototyping
8 6 (8.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (86.67%) JavaScript
2 24 (32.00%) Java
3 11 (14.67%) C#
4 10 (13.33%) SQL
5 8 (10.67%) PHP
6 7 (9.33%) C
6 7 (9.33%) C++
7 5 (6.67%) Python
8 4 (5.33%) TypeScript
9 3 (4.00%) Java 8
10 2 (2.67%) Apple Swift
10 2 (2.67%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.33%) ES6
11 1 (1.33%) Perl
11 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.33%) Scala
11 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.33%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.33%) Plesk
Vendors
1 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.00%) Adobe
3 3 (4.00%) Tealium
4 2 (2.67%) Google
4 2 (2.67%) SAP
4 2 (2.67%) Twitter
4 2 (2.67%) Zend
5 1 (1.33%) Cypress Semiconductor
5 1 (1.33%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.33%) Xamarin