The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 9 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 154 114 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.15% 10.22% 8.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.02% 33.14% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 60 62
Average daily rate
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£325 £288 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.04% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £249 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £328 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £299 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.43% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Average hourly rate £28.75 £17.81 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.47% -8.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
358 344 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.26% 30.85% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 207 228
Average daily rate £325 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 20
Average hourly rate £28.75 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.68% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
CSS
North West

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Stockport 0 6 £278 -7.50% 14
Salford 0 2 - - 3
Bury - 2 £220 - 4
Cheadle - 2 £225 - 2
Oldham - 2 - -
Bolton - 1 £225 - 6
Altrincham - - - - 3
Wigan - - - - 7
Rochdale - - - - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 302 (96.79%) HTML
2 230 (73.72%) JavaScript
3 153 (49.04%) .NET
3 153 (49.04%) jQuery
4 142 (45.51%) C#
5 111 (35.58%) HTML5
6 90 (28.85%) MVC
7 84 (26.92%) ASP.NET
8 78 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 75 (24.04%) CSS3
10 63 (20.19%) TDD
11 61 (19.55%) Web Services
12 60 (19.23%) XML
12 60 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
13 53 (16.99%) SQL
14 45 (14.42%) ASP.NET MVC
15 44 (14.10%) Ajax
16 42 (13.46%) WCF
17 41 (13.14%) Scrum
18 37 (11.86%) OOP
19 35 (11.22%) Web Development
20 34 (10.90%) .NET Framework
21 33 (10.58%) PHP
22 32 (10.26%) XHTML
22 32 (10.26%) Adobe
23 31 (9.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 30 (9.62%) SharePoint
24 30 (9.62%) Visual Studio
25 29 (9.29%) MySQL
26 28 (8.97%) Java

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 30 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 21 (6.73%) CMS
3 19 (6.09%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (4.17%) WordPress
5 10 (3.21%) Umbraco
5 10 (3.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.88%) Apache
7 8 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.92%) Drupal
9 5 (1.60%) Escenic
9 5 (1.60%) Node.js
9 5 (1.60%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (1.60%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.60%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.60%) IIS
9 5 (1.60%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.64%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 26 (8.33%) Photoshop
2 13 (4.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.92%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.60%) MS Excel
5 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (3.21%) Magento
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.53%) HTTP
1 11 (3.53%) Internet
2 7 (2.24%) Intranet
3 1 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.29%) MySQL
3 18 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.21%) RavenDB
4 10 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (2.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.60%) Big Data
6 5 (1.60%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.96%) MS Access
8 3 (0.96%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.64%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (9.62%) Visual Studio
2 18 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.45%) Dreamweaver
4 10 (3.21%) Subversion
4 10 (3.21%) Eclipse
5 9 (2.88%) ReSharper
5 9 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.88%) NUnit
6 4 (1.28%) JIRA
6 4 (1.28%) Mercurial
7 3 (0.96%) JUnit
8 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.64%) Ant
8 2 (0.64%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.32%) LLBLGen Pro
9 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.32%) Grunt
General
1 27 (8.65%) Finance
2 20 (6.41%) Games
3 10 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.56%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Banking
6 2 (0.64%) Marketing
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 284 (91.03%) Developer
2 60 (19.23%) .NET Developer
2 60 (19.23%) Front-End Developer
3 45 (14.42%) Web Developer
4 26 (8.33%) UI Developer
5 25 (8.01%) SharePoint Developer
6 24 (7.69%) UI Programmer
7 23 (7.37%) Designer
7 23 (7.37%) C# Developer
8 17 (5.45%) JavaScript Developer
9 16 (5.13%) Front-End Web Developer
9 16 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (4.81%) ASP.NET Developer
11 14 (4.49%) PHP Developer
12 12 (3.85%) Java Developer
13 9 (2.88%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.88%) UI Designer
14 8 (2.56%) Python Developer
14 8 (2.56%) User Experience Designer
14 8 (2.56%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 302 (96.79%) HTML
2 153 (49.04%) .NET
2 153 (49.04%) jQuery
3 111 (35.58%) HTML5
4 84 (26.92%) ASP.NET
5 75 (24.04%) CSS3
6 61 (19.55%) Web Services
7 60 (19.23%) XML
8 45 (14.42%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (14.10%) Ajax
10 42 (13.46%) WCF
11 34 (10.90%) .NET Framework
12 32 (10.26%) XHTML
13 31 (9.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 23 (7.37%) KnockoutJS
14 23 (7.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 21 (6.73%) SOAP
16 20 (6.41%) Backbone.js
17 18 (5.77%) XSLT
18 15 (4.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (3.85%) Mobile App
2 9 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.24%) Open Source
3 7 (2.24%) W3C
4 5 (1.60%) NHS
4 5 (1.60%) Animation
4 5 (1.60%) IPTV
5 4 (1.28%) Online Gambling
5 4 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (0.96%) New Media
6 3 (0.96%) Telematics
6 3 (0.96%) Web 2.0
6 3 (0.96%) Online Banking
7 2 (0.64%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.64%) Mobile Games
7 2 (0.64%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.64%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.64%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.32%) Social Media
8 1 (0.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (3.21%) Linux
1 10 (3.21%) Apple iOS
2 9 (2.88%) Windows
3 7 (2.24%) UNIX
3 7 (2.24%) Mac OS X
4 6 (1.92%) Android
5 5 (1.60%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (28.85%) MVC
2 63 (20.19%) TDD
3 60 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (13.14%) Scrum
5 37 (11.86%) OOP
6 35 (11.22%) Web Development
7 27 (8.65%) OO
8 23 (7.37%) Unit Testing
9 20 (6.41%) E-Commerce
10 19 (6.09%) Web Design
11 14 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
12 13 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (3.53%) OOD
13 11 (3.53%) CRM
13 11 (3.53%) Domain-Driven Design
14 10 (3.21%) Software Engineering
15 8 (2.56%) Time Management
15 8 (2.56%) Web Application Development
15 8 (2.56%) CQRS
15 8 (2.56%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 230 (73.72%) JavaScript
2 142 (45.51%) C#
3 53 (16.99%) SQL
4 33 (10.58%) PHP
5 28 (8.97%) Java
6 19 (6.09%) T-SQL
7 10 (3.21%) Ruby
8 9 (2.88%) Python
9 7 (2.24%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.24%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.60%) VB.NET
10 5 (1.60%) Scala
10 5 (1.60%) XPath
11 3 (0.96%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.64%) PHP5
12 2 (0.64%) VB
13 1 (0.32%) CoffeeScript
13 1 (0.32%) C
13 1 (0.32%) Perl
13 1 (0.32%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 24 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.92%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) HL7
Vendors
1 32 (10.26%) Adobe
2 17 (5.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.49%) Twitter
4 10 (3.21%) Oracle
5 8 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.24%) Zend
7 5 (1.60%) JBoss
7 5 (1.60%) Orchard
8 3 (0.96%) Telerik
9 2 (0.64%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.64%) Sony
10 1 (0.32%) Facebook
10 1 (0.32%) Lotus
10 1 (0.32%) Open Text
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