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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 10 13 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Contract jobs citing CSS 177 110 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.22% 9.95% 9.69%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.04% 36.30% 26.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 63 83
Average daily rate
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£325 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.25 £34.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.91% +21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £33.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
+3.78% +18.91%
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
421 303 475
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.05% 27.40% 36.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 188 246
Average daily rate £325 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 15
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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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 -2 7 £350 -6.66% 1
Wigan - 3 - - 6
Stockport +6 2 £375 +114.28% 12
Bury - 2 £115 - 4
Altrincham +3 1 - - 7
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 4
Cheadle - - - - 5
Oldham - - - - 1
Rochdale - - - - 3
Sale - - - - 1
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 327 (95.34%) HTML
2 230 (67.06%) JavaScript
3 154 (44.90%) jQuery
4 149 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
5 133 (38.78%) .NET
6 118 (34.40%) HTML5
7 116 (33.82%) C#
8 96 (27.99%) CSS3
9 86 (25.07%) MVC
10 79 (23.03%) ASP.NET
11 76 (22.16%) XML
12 68 (19.83%) TDD
13 67 (19.53%) SQL Server
14 58 (16.91%) Web Services
15 56 (16.33%) PHP
16 54 (15.74%) Scrum
17 52 (15.16%) Ajax
18 50 (14.58%) XHTML
19 47 (13.70%) OO
20 45 (13.12%) Web Development
21 43 (12.54%) XSLT
22 41 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
23 38 (11.08%) User Experience
23 38 (11.08%) OOP
24 37 (10.79%) Visual Studio
25 36 (10.50%) SQL
25 36 (10.50%) MySQL
26 35 (10.20%) Git (software)
27 33 (9.62%) Java
28 32 (9.33%) CMS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (9.33%) CMS
2 27 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.50%) Drupal
3 12 (3.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 11 (3.21%) WordPress
5 10 (2.92%) IIS
5 10 (2.92%) Apache
5 10 (2.92%) Node.js
6 8 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (2.04%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.17%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.87%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.87%) Orchard CMS
9 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.58%) Liferay
10 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.58%) JBoss
11 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 21 (6.12%) Photoshop
2 11 (3.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (2.92%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.87%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.29%) MS Office
7 1 (0.29%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (4.37%) Magento
2 4 (1.17%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.58%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.62%) Internet
2 5 (1.46%) Intranet
3 3 (0.87%) HTTP
4 2 (0.58%) FTP
5 1 (0.29%) ATM
5 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (19.53%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.50%) MySQL
3 22 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.17%) RavenDB
7 3 (0.87%) Big Data
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.58%) SQLite
8 2 (0.58%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 37 (10.79%) Visual Studio
2 35 (10.20%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.12%) Subversion
4 14 (4.08%) Dreamweaver
5 13 (3.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.62%) Axure RP
7 8 (2.33%) Mercurial
7 8 (2.33%) JIRA
8 7 (2.04%) NUnit
9 6 (1.75%) Grunt
10 5 (1.46%) Jasmine
10 5 (1.46%) Behat
10 5 (1.46%) Bower
10 5 (1.46%) CasperJS
10 5 (1.46%) Hudson
11 4 (1.17%) Maven
11 4 (1.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.17%) PhantomJS
12 3 (0.87%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (4.66%) Finance
2 12 (3.50%) Retail
3 9 (2.62%) Marketing
4 8 (2.33%) Games
5 2 (0.58%) Banking
5 2 (0.58%) Legal
5 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.58%) Publishing
6 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) German Language
Job Titles
1 277 (80.76%) Developer
2 56 (16.33%) Front-End Developer
3 50 (14.58%) .NET Developer
4 27 (7.87%) Web Developer
4 27 (7.87%) UI Developer
5 25 (7.29%) Designer
6 24 (7.00%) UI Programmer
7 22 (6.41%) PHP Developer
8 20 (5.83%) JavaScript Developer
9 19 (5.54%) SharePoint Developer
9 19 (5.54%) C# Developer
10 17 (4.96%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.37%) UI Designer
12 14 (4.08%) Front-End Web Developer
12 14 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
13 13 (3.79%) ASP.NET Developer
14 12 (3.50%) Magento Developer
15 11 (3.21%) Java Developer
15 11 (3.21%) Analyst
15 11 (3.21%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 327 (95.34%) HTML
2 154 (44.90%) jQuery
3 133 (38.78%) .NET
4 118 (34.40%) HTML5
5 96 (27.99%) CSS3
6 79 (23.03%) ASP.NET
7 76 (22.16%) XML
8 58 (16.91%) Web Services
9 52 (15.16%) Ajax
10 50 (14.58%) XHTML
11 43 (12.54%) XSLT
12 41 (11.95%) ASP.NET MVC
13 32 (9.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (9.04%) WCF
15 30 (8.75%) .NET Framework
16 26 (7.58%) JSON
17 25 (7.29%) Sass
18 24 (7.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 22 (6.41%) AngularJS
20 19 (5.54%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 38 (11.08%) User Experience
2 20 (5.83%) Computer Science
3 19 (5.54%) Mobile App
4 17 (4.96%) Open Source
5 12 (3.50%) Web 2.0
5 12 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.21%) NHS
7 9 (2.62%) Animation
7 9 (2.62%) IPTV
8 7 (2.04%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.75%) Social Media
10 5 (1.46%) Digital Media
10 5 (1.46%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.17%) Copywriting
11 4 (1.17%) Blog
12 3 (0.87%) New Media
12 3 (0.87%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.58%) Linked Data
13 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.12%) Apple iOS
2 17 (4.96%) UNIX
3 13 (3.79%) Windows
3 13 (3.79%) Linux
3 13 (3.79%) Android
4 11 (3.21%) Mac OS X
5 8 (2.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (43.44%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (25.07%) MVC
3 68 (19.83%) TDD
4 54 (15.74%) Scrum
5 47 (13.70%) OO
6 45 (13.12%) Web Development
7 38 (11.08%) OOP
8 28 (8.16%) Web Design
9 26 (7.58%) E-Commerce
10 20 (5.83%) Unit Testing
10 20 (5.83%) Responsive Web Design
11 17 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (4.96%) iOS Development
12 16 (4.66%) SOA
13 13 (3.79%) Software Engineering
13 13 (3.79%) Use Case
14 12 (3.50%) Project Management
15 11 (3.21%) User Stories
16 9 (2.62%) Requirements Management
16 9 (2.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 230 (67.06%) JavaScript
2 116 (33.82%) C#
3 56 (16.33%) PHP
4 36 (10.50%) SQL
5 33 (9.62%) Java
6 25 (7.29%) XPath
7 24 (7.00%) Python
8 21 (6.12%) T-SQL
9 14 (4.08%) Ruby
10 9 (2.62%) Scala
11 4 (1.17%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.17%) XQuery
11 4 (1.17%) Objective-C
12 3 (0.87%) C++
12 3 (0.87%) PHP5
13 2 (0.58%) VB
13 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.29%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 19 (5.54%) Degree
2 3 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.04%) HL7
Vendors
1 28 (8.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (7.87%) Adobe
3 9 (2.62%) Zend
4 8 (2.33%) Twitter
5 7 (2.04%) Facebook
6 5 (1.46%) Oracle
6 5 (1.46%) Google
7 4 (1.17%) Coremetrics
8 3 (0.87%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.58%) Appcelerator
9 2 (0.58%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.58%) Kony
10 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.29%) SAP
10 1 (0.29%) IBM
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.29%) Orchard
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