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 27 March 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.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -14 0  
Contract jobs citing CSS 1 25 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.96% 16.56% 14.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.86% 45.45% 50.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 24
Median daily rate - £348 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.85%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £34.20
% change year-on-year +23.07% -4.97%  

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 35 55 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 33.65% 36.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 47
Median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

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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

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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 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Chester

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (90.91%) HTML
3 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
3 4 (36.36%) MySQL
3 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (36.36%) Front End Development
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (18.18%) Node.js
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) PHP
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) Ember.js
6 1 (9.09%) User Stories
6 1 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (9.09%) Android Development
6 1 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
6 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) Python
6 1 (9.09%) SharePoint

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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 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) MySQL
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) ProC
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
2 5 (45.45%) JavaScript Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Angular Developer
3 4 (36.36%) HTML CSS Developer
3 4 (36.36%) HTML Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Android Developer
4 1 (9.09%) iOS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Lead Software Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Manager
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (90.91%) HTML
2 4 (36.36%) AngularJS
2 4 (36.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 2 (18.18%) Ember.js
4 2 (18.18%) jQuery
4 2 (18.18%) Node.js
4 2 (18.18%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) DHTML
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) MDX
5 1 (9.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Data Structures
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Android
1 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Front End Development
2 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Android Development
4 1 (9.09%) ATDD
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Development
4 1 (9.09%) OO
4 1 (9.09%) Pair Programming
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) User Stories
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) C#
2 3 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Python
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft