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 6 May 2015 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 19 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs citing CSS 112 156 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.83% 11.56% 10.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.27% 41.49% 35.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 102 55
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £390 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £66.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
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
370 376 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.56% 27.85% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 235 143
Average daily rate £350 £325 £287
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +13.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 19
Average hourly rate £37.50 £135.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.22% +328.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 6 May 2015.

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 6 May 2015. 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
Stockport +2 6 £330 +17.85% 6
Bolton -1 6 £250 - 5
Altrincham +12 3 - - 5
Rochdale +1 1 - - 4
Oldham - 1 - - 4
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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.

1 234 (95.90%) HTML
2 192 (78.69%) JavaScript
3 104 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (38.52%) jQuery
5 87 (35.66%) HTML5
6 83 (34.02%) .NET
7 76 (31.15%) CSS3
8 73 (29.92%) MVC
9 71 (29.10%) C#
10 58 (23.77%) TDD
11 52 (21.31%) ASP.NET
12 50 (20.49%) SQL Server
13 44 (18.03%) Git (software)
14 41 (16.80%) AngularJS
15 39 (15.98%) Scrum
16 38 (15.57%) PHP
16 38 (15.57%) JSON
17 37 (15.16%) Java
18 36 (14.75%) XML
19 34 (13.93%) OOP
19 34 (13.93%) SQL
20 31 (12.70%) Web Services
20 31 (12.70%) Responsive Web Design
21 29 (11.89%) User Experience
21 29 (11.89%) Visual Studio
22 28 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
23 26 (10.66%) REST
23 26 (10.66%) OO
23 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
23 26 (10.66%) Continuous Integration

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 15 (6.15%) CMS
2 13 (5.33%) WordPress
3 11 (4.51%) Node.js
4 9 (3.69%) Drupal
5 8 (3.28%) Apache
6 5 (2.05%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.64%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.23%) Orchard CMS
9 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.82%) IIS
9 2 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.82%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.82%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.82%) Confluence
10 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.41%) EPiServer CMS
10 1 (0.41%) Moodle
10 1 (0.41%) nginx
10 1 (0.41%) Liferay
Applications
1 8 (3.28%) Photoshop
2 6 (2.46%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.64%) Fireworks
3 4 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.41%) MS Office
5 1 (0.41%) InDesign
5 1 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.41%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (4.92%) Magento
2 2 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.82%) Veeva
2 1 (0.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (5.33%) HTTP
2 5 (2.05%) Internet
3 3 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (20.49%) SQL Server
2 21 (8.61%) MySQL
3 11 (4.51%) RavenDB
4 9 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.64%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.41%) SQLite
8 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.41%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.89%) Visual Studio
3 21 (8.61%) Subversion
4 8 (3.28%) ReSharper
4 8 (3.28%) Hudson
5 7 (2.87%) Axure RP
6 5 (2.05%) JIRA
6 5 (2.05%) Maven
7 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.64%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.64%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 3 (1.23%) Grunt
9 2 (0.82%) PhantomJS
9 2 (0.82%) Sinon.JS
9 2 (0.82%) Trac
9 2 (0.82%) QUnit
9 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.82%) JUnit
9 2 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 18 (7.38%) Finance
2 10 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.46%) Marketing
4 2 (0.82%) Electronics
4 2 (0.82%) Retail
4 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.82%) Games
5 1 (0.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.41%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 208 (85.25%) Developer
2 50 (20.49%) .NET Developer
3 39 (15.98%) Web Developer
4 36 (14.75%) Front-End Developer
5 24 (9.84%) Designer
6 22 (9.02%) PHP Developer
7 18 (7.38%) C# Developer
7 18 (7.38%) ASP.NET Developer
8 16 (6.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (6.15%) UI Designer
10 14 (5.74%) Senior Developer
11 13 (5.33%) Front-End Web Developer
11 13 (5.33%) JavaScript Developer
11 13 (5.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 12 (4.92%) Python Developer
13 10 (4.10%) Java Developer
14 8 (3.28%) UX Designer
15 7 (2.87%) Django Developer
15 7 (2.87%) Python/Django Developer
16 6 (2.46%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (95.90%) HTML
2 94 (38.52%) jQuery
3 87 (35.66%) HTML5
4 83 (34.02%) .NET
5 76 (31.15%) CSS3
6 52 (21.31%) ASP.NET
7 41 (16.80%) AngularJS
8 38 (15.57%) JSON
9 36 (14.75%) XML
10 31 (12.70%) Web Services
11 28 (11.48%) ASP.NET MVC
12 26 (10.66%) REST
13 25 (10.25%) Ajax
14 23 (9.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 19 (7.79%) .NET Framework
15 19 (7.79%) XSLT
16 18 (7.38%) Backbone.js
16 18 (7.38%) Entity Framework
16 18 (7.38%) Django
17 17 (6.97%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.89%) User Experience
2 10 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.69%) Open Source
4 8 (3.28%) Digital Media
5 5 (2.05%) Visualisation
5 5 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.05%) W3C
6 4 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.23%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.23%) Linked Data
7 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.23%) Social Network
7 3 (1.23%) Graphic Design
7 3 (1.23%) NHS
8 2 (0.82%) Informatics
8 2 (0.82%) Blog
8 2 (0.82%) DTV
8 2 (0.82%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 15 (6.15%) UNIX
1 15 (6.15%) Android
1 15 (6.15%) Apple iOS
2 6 (2.46%) Linux
3 4 (1.64%) Mac OS X
4 2 (0.82%) Windows
4 2 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (42.62%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (29.92%) MVC
3 58 (23.77%) TDD
4 39 (15.98%) Scrum
5 34 (13.93%) OOP
6 31 (12.70%) Responsive Web Design
7 26 (10.66%) Web Development
7 26 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (10.66%) OO
8 21 (8.61%) BDD
9 20 (8.20%) Unit Testing
10 17 (6.97%) Web Design
11 13 (5.33%) Software Engineering
11 13 (5.33%) E-Commerce
11 13 (5.33%) iOS Development
12 11 (4.51%) Android Development
12 11 (4.51%) Mentoring
13 10 (4.10%) Mobile Development
13 10 (4.10%) SOA
13 10 (4.10%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 192 (78.69%) JavaScript
2 71 (29.10%) C#
3 38 (15.57%) PHP
4 37 (15.16%) Java
5 34 (13.93%) SQL
6 19 (7.79%) Python
7 15 (6.15%) Ruby
8 11 (4.51%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.69%) C++
10 8 (3.28%) XQuery
10 8 (3.28%) Scala
11 6 (2.46%) Objective-C
12 5 (2.05%) XPath
13 4 (1.64%) VB.NET
14 3 (1.23%) PHP5
14 3 (1.23%) SPARQL
15 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.41%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (8.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.41%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (10.66%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.10%) Twitter
3 6 (2.46%) Zend
4 5 (2.05%) Adobe
5 4 (1.64%) hybris
6 3 (1.23%) Facebook
7 2 (0.82%) Tableau
7 2 (0.82%) Kony
7 2 (0.82%) Sitecore
7 2 (0.82%) SAP
7 2 (0.82%) Google
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle
8 1 (0.41%) IBM
8 1 (0.41%) HP
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix
8 1 (0.41%) Avaya
8 1 (0.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.41%) Atmel
8 1 (0.41%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.41%) Appcelerator
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