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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 18 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 127 172 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.69% 13.02% 10.83%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.22% 43.43% 35.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 117 80
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £385 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £21.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +40.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
450 396 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.72% 29.98% 30.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 259 224
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.64 £19.50 £17.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +7 7 £325 +18.18% 5
Salford +6 3 £360 - 2
Wigan -1 1 £180 - 1
Sale - 1 £275 - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 216 (92.70%) HTML
2 186 (79.83%) JavaScript
3 101 (43.35%) HTML5
4 91 (39.06%) CSS3
5 87 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
6 71 (30.47%) .NET
6 71 (30.47%) jQuery
7 66 (28.33%) C#
8 63 (27.04%) TDD
9 62 (26.61%) AngularJS
10 57 (24.46%) MVC
11 42 (18.03%) Git (software)
11 42 (18.03%) Scrum
12 37 (15.88%) PHP
13 36 (15.45%) SQL
13 36 (15.45%) SQL Server
14 35 (15.02%) ASP.NET
15 32 (13.73%) Web Development
16 31 (13.30%) JSON
16 31 (13.30%) Web Services
17 30 (12.88%) Responsive Web Design
18 29 (12.45%) REST
18 29 (12.45%) Java
19 27 (11.59%) E-Commerce
20 25 (10.73%) Backbone.js
20 25 (10.73%) User Experience
21 23 (9.87%) Microsoft
21 23 (9.87%) Android
22 22 (9.44%) XHTML
22 22 (9.44%) MySQL

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 22 (9.44%) Node.js
2 9 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.86%) CMS
2 9 (3.86%) WordPress
3 6 (2.58%) Drupal
3 6 (2.58%) IIS
4 4 (1.72%) Umbraco
4 4 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.86%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.86%) LiveCycle
5 2 (0.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.43%) Apache
Applications
1 11 (4.72%) Photoshop
1 11 (4.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.15%) MS Office
3 3 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) InDesign
5 1 (0.43%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 18 (7.73%) Magento
2 6 (2.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.29%) Google Analytics
1 3 (1.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.86%) MailChimp
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (5.15%) HTTP
2 5 (2.15%) Intranet
3 2 (0.86%) Internet
3 2 (0.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.44%) MySQL
3 5 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.72%) RavenDB
4 4 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.86%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.86%) SQLite
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.43%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.43%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 42 (18.03%) Git (software)
2 22 (9.44%) Subversion
3 20 (8.58%) Visual Studio
4 13 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.00%) JIRA
6 4 (1.72%) ReSharper
6 4 (1.72%) Mercurial
7 3 (1.29%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.29%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.29%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.29%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.29%) Grunt
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.86%) Selenium
9 1 (0.43%) FitNesse
9 1 (0.43%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.43%) Ant
9 1 (0.43%) JUnit
9 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 13 (5.58%) Finance
2 5 (2.15%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.15%) Marketing
3 4 (1.72%) Advertising
4 3 (1.29%) Legal
4 3 (1.29%) Retail
5 2 (0.86%) Publishing
5 2 (0.86%) Banking
6 1 (0.43%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.43%) Law
Job Titles
1 204 (87.55%) Developer
2 52 (22.32%) Front-End Developer
3 40 (17.17%) .NET Developer
4 28 (12.02%) JavaScript Developer
5 22 (9.44%) Web Developer
5 22 (9.44%) PHP Developer
6 18 (7.73%) Designer
7 12 (5.15%) ASP.NET Developer
8 10 (4.29%) Front-End Web Developer
8 10 (4.29%) Python Developer
9 9 (3.86%) C# Developer
9 9 (3.86%) Django Developer
9 9 (3.86%) Python/Django Developer
10 8 (3.43%) UI Designer
10 8 (3.43%) UX Designer
10 8 (3.43%) Mobile Developer
10 8 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
11 6 (2.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (2.58%) CRM Developer
11 6 (2.58%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (92.70%) HTML
2 101 (43.35%) HTML5
3 91 (39.06%) CSS3
4 71 (30.47%) jQuery
4 71 (30.47%) .NET
5 62 (26.61%) AngularJS
6 35 (15.02%) ASP.NET
7 31 (13.30%) Web Services
7 31 (13.30%) JSON
8 29 (12.45%) REST
9 25 (10.73%) Backbone.js
10 22 (9.44%) XHTML
11 21 (9.01%) Ajax
11 21 (9.01%) React
12 20 (8.58%) XML
13 19 (8.15%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (6.01%) WCF
15 13 (5.58%) Sass
15 13 (5.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (4.72%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.73%) User Experience
2 6 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.58%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.15%) NHS
4 4 (1.72%) Social Network
5 3 (1.29%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.86%) W3C
6 2 (0.86%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.86%) Social Media
6 2 (0.86%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.43%) New Media
7 1 (0.43%) iPad
7 1 (0.43%) iPhone
7 1 (0.43%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.43%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.43%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.43%) Photography
7 1 (0.43%) Human Factors
Operating Systems
1 23 (9.87%) Android
2 22 (9.44%) Apple iOS
3 12 (5.15%) Linux
4 8 (3.43%) UNIX
5 4 (1.72%) Windows
6 3 (1.29%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (37.34%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (27.04%) TDD
3 57 (24.46%) MVC
4 42 (18.03%) Scrum
5 32 (13.73%) Web Development
6 30 (12.88%) Responsive Web Design
7 27 (11.59%) E-Commerce
8 20 (8.58%) BDD
9 19 (8.15%) Android Development
10 18 (7.73%) iOS Development
10 18 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (7.30%) Mobile Development
12 15 (6.44%) OOP
13 13 (5.58%) OO
14 10 (4.29%) Pair Programming
15 7 (3.00%) SEO
15 7 (3.00%) CRM
15 7 (3.00%) Web Design
15 7 (3.00%) Progressive Enhancement
15 7 (3.00%) Graceful Degradation
Programming Languages
1 186 (79.83%) JavaScript
2 66 (28.33%) C#
3 37 (15.88%) PHP
4 36 (15.45%) SQL
5 29 (12.45%) Java
6 13 (5.58%) Python
7 10 (4.29%) Objective-C
7 10 (4.29%) C++
8 5 (2.15%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.29%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.86%) VB
10 2 (0.86%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.86%) Ruby
10 2 (0.86%) Scala
11 1 (0.43%) Apex Code
11 1 (0.43%) R
11 1 (0.43%) PHP5
11 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (3.43%) Degree
2 1 (0.43%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.43%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) HL7
Systems Management
1 1 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 23 (9.87%) Microsoft
2 8 (3.43%) Twitter
3 6 (2.58%) Google
4 4 (1.72%) SAP
4 4 (1.72%) Adobe
4 4 (1.72%) Sitecore
5 3 (1.29%) hybris
5 3 (1.29%) Facebook
5 3 (1.29%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.29%) Zend
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle
7 1 (0.43%) Apigee
7 1 (0.43%) Actian
7 1 (0.43%) IBM
7 1 (0.43%) HP
7 1 (0.43%) Avaya
7 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.43%) Telerik
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