The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 8 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 171 115 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.27% 10.04% 8.89%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 41.71% 35.38% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 68 73
Average daily rate
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£330 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +28.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
CSS
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
410 325 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.41% 28.38% 38.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 192 246
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 22
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +28.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Manchester region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford 0 6 £350 -6.66% 2
Wigan +2 4 - - 5
Stockport +1 3 £375 +25.00% 18
Bury - 2 £115 - 7
Cheadle 0 1 - - 4
Altrincham 0 1 - - 10
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 3
Oldham - - - - 3
Rochdale - - - - 2
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS.

1 310 (95.68%) HTML
2 214 (66.05%) JavaScript
3 146 (45.06%) jQuery
4 139 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
5 134 (41.36%) .NET
6 117 (36.11%) C#
7 108 (33.33%) HTML5
8 84 (25.93%) MVC
9 81 (25.00%) CSS3
10 76 (23.46%) ASP.NET
11 65 (20.06%) XML
11 65 (20.06%) SQL Server
11 65 (20.06%) TDD
12 58 (17.90%) PHP
13 57 (17.59%) Web Services
14 53 (16.36%) Scrum
15 46 (14.20%) OO
15 46 (14.20%) XHTML
15 46 (14.20%) Ajax
16 41 (12.65%) Web Development
17 38 (11.73%) MySQL
17 38 (11.73%) ASP.NET MVC
18 37 (11.42%) OOP
19 35 (10.80%) Git (software)
19 35 (10.80%) WCF
20 34 (10.49%) Visual Studio
21 33 (10.19%) CMS
21 33 (10.19%) User Experience
22 32 (9.88%) SQL
23 31 (9.57%) XSLT

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (10.19%) CMS
2 31 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 14 (4.32%) Apache
3 14 (4.32%) Drupal
4 12 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (3.09%) IIS
6 9 (2.78%) Umbraco
7 8 (2.47%) WordPress
7 8 (2.47%) Node.js
8 4 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.93%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.93%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.93%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.62%) Liferay
10 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.62%) JBoss
10 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (7.10%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 7 (2.16%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.62%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 14 (4.32%) Magento
2 4 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.40%) Internet
2 5 (1.54%) Intranet
3 3 (0.93%) HTTP
4 2 (0.62%) FTP
5 1 (0.31%) ATM
5 1 (0.31%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (20.06%) SQL Server
2 38 (11.73%) MySQL
3 25 (7.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.23%) RavenDB
6 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.62%) SQLite
9 1 (0.31%) Big Data
9 1 (0.31%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 35 (10.80%) Git (software)
2 34 (10.49%) Visual Studio
3 19 (5.86%) Subversion
4 17 (5.25%) Dreamweaver
5 15 (4.63%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.78%) NUnit
7 8 (2.47%) JIRA
7 8 (2.47%) Mercurial
8 7 (2.16%) Axure RP
9 5 (1.54%) Behat
9 5 (1.54%) Jasmine
9 5 (1.54%) Grunt
9 5 (1.54%) Bower
9 5 (1.54%) CasperJS
10 4 (1.23%) PhantomJS
11 3 (0.93%) JUnit
11 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
11 3 (0.93%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (0.62%) Xcode
12 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 15 (4.63%) Finance
2 12 (3.70%) Retail
3 6 (1.85%) Games
4 5 (1.54%) Marketing
5 4 (1.23%) Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.62%) Legal
6 2 (0.62%) Publishing
7 1 (0.31%) German Language
7 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 260 (80.25%) Developer
2 52 (16.05%) Front-End Developer
3 47 (14.51%) .NET Developer
4 25 (7.72%) Designer
5 24 (7.41%) Web Developer
6 23 (7.10%) UI Developer
7 22 (6.79%) SharePoint Developer
7 22 (6.79%) PHP Developer
8 20 (6.17%) UI Programmer
9 18 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (5.25%) Senior Developer
11 16 (4.94%) C# Developer
12 14 (4.32%) UI Designer
13 12 (3.70%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.70%) Magento Developer
14 11 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
14 11 (3.40%) Front-End Web Developer
15 10 (3.09%) Python Developer
15 10 (3.09%) ASP.NET Developer
15 10 (3.09%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (95.68%) HTML
2 146 (45.06%) jQuery
3 134 (41.36%) .NET
4 108 (33.33%) HTML5
5 81 (25.00%) CSS3
6 76 (23.46%) ASP.NET
7 65 (20.06%) XML
8 57 (17.59%) Web Services
9 46 (14.20%) XHTML
9 46 (14.20%) Ajax
10 38 (11.73%) ASP.NET MVC
11 35 (10.80%) WCF
12 31 (9.57%) XSLT
13 30 (9.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (8.64%) .NET Framework
15 21 (6.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 21 (6.48%) Sass
16 20 (6.17%) JSON
17 18 (5.56%) AngularJS
18 17 (5.25%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.19%) User Experience
2 19 (5.86%) Computer Science
3 16 (4.94%) Mobile App
4 14 (4.32%) Open Source
5 10 (3.09%) NHS
5 10 (3.09%) Web 2.0
6 9 (2.78%) IPTV
6 9 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.47%) Animation
8 6 (1.85%) Social Media
9 5 (1.54%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.23%) Copywriting
10 4 (1.23%) Blog
10 4 (1.23%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.93%) New Media
11 3 (0.93%) Telematics
12 2 (0.62%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.62%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.62%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (4.94%) Apple iOS
2 15 (4.63%) Linux
3 13 (4.01%) UNIX
3 13 (4.01%) Windows
4 11 (3.40%) Mac OS X
4 11 (3.40%) Android
5 7 (2.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (42.90%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (25.93%) MVC
3 65 (20.06%) TDD
4 53 (16.36%) Scrum
5 46 (14.20%) OO
6 41 (12.65%) Web Development
7 37 (11.42%) OOP
8 30 (9.26%) E-Commerce
9 26 (8.02%) Web Design
10 19 (5.86%) Responsive Web Design
11 14 (4.32%) Unit Testing
12 13 (4.01%) Software Engineering
13 12 (3.70%) SOA
13 12 (3.70%) Use Case
13 12 (3.70%) iOS Development
14 11 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (3.40%) Project Management
15 10 (3.09%) Content Management
16 9 (2.78%) Kanban
16 9 (2.78%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 214 (66.05%) JavaScript
2 117 (36.11%) C#
3 58 (17.90%) PHP
4 32 (9.88%) SQL
5 28 (8.64%) Java
6 22 (6.79%) Python
7 19 (5.86%) XPath
8 17 (5.25%) T-SQL
9 14 (4.32%) Ruby
10 6 (1.85%) Scala
10 6 (1.85%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.23%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.93%) C++
12 3 (0.93%) PHP5
12 3 (0.93%) Objective-C
13 2 (0.62%) VB
14 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.31%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.56%) Degree
2 3 (0.93%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.16%) HL7
Vendors
1 27 (8.33%) Adobe
2 22 (6.79%) Microsoft
3 11 (3.40%) Twitter
4 9 (2.78%) Zend
5 5 (1.54%) Google
5 5 (1.54%) Oracle
5 5 (1.54%) Facebook
6 4 (1.23%) Coremetrics
7 3 (0.93%) Sitecore
7 3 (0.93%) Orchard
8 2 (0.62%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.62%) Xamarin
8 2 (0.62%) Kony
9 1 (0.31%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.31%) IBM
9 1 (0.31%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.31%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.31%) Telerik
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