The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 24 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 28 25
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3  
Contract jobs citing CSS 9 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.43% 6.42% 4.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 14.75% 17.95% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 7
Median daily rate £346 £338 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.51% -15.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £164 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £399 £450
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 £38.25 £29.75 £33.77
% change year-on-year +28.57% -11.90%  

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 Chester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 61 78 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 43.57% 35.78% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 74 37
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £313 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £15.15 £20.78 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.09% -38.88%  
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 Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CSS in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Chester

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Chester over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in Chester

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region with a requirement for CSS.

1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
3 6 (66.67%) HTML5
4 5 (55.56%) TDD
4 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
4 5 (55.56%) CSS3
4 5 (55.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (55.56%) React
4 5 (55.56%) gulp
5 4 (44.44%) Front End Development
5 4 (44.44%) jQuery
5 4 (44.44%) MVC
6 3 (33.33%) C#
6 3 (33.33%) Sass
7 2 (22.22%) webpack
7 2 (22.22%) Secure Coding
7 2 (22.22%) Laravel
7 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
7 2 (22.22%) .NET
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 2 (22.22%) OO
7 2 (22.22%) Finance
7 2 (22.22%) PHP
7 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (22.22%) Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
8 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 1 (11.11%) Google
8 1 (11.11%) C

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) ExpressionEngine
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (11.11%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
1 1 (11.11%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Git (software)
1 5 (55.56%) gulp
2 2 (22.22%) webpack
3 1 (11.11%) Grunt
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) ProC
3 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Automotive
2 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (55.56%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (11.11%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (11.11%) HTML Developer
4 1 (11.11%) PHP Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Python Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Applications Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) HTML5
3 5 (55.56%) CSS3
3 5 (55.56%) React
3 5 (55.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 4 (44.44%) jQuery
5 3 (33.33%) Sass
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET
6 2 (22.22%) Laravel
7 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
7 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (11.11%) CodeIgniter
7 1 (11.11%) JSON
7 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Front End Development
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) OO
3 2 (22.22%) Secure Coding
3 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 1 (11.11%) ATDD
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Remarketing
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Google
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Twitter