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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 9 11 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing CSS 166 104 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.78% 10.59% 7.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 40.69% 35.86% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 60 55
Average daily rate £318 £289 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.95% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Average hourly rate - £66.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +278.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +79.48%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
408 290 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 28.96% 29.53% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 153 265
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 17
Average hourly rate £135.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+500.00% +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Salford +4 5 £375 +13.20% 4
Bolton -1 5 £375 - 5
Bury - 2 £375 - 2
Altrincham -8 1 £275 +10.00% 7
Rochdale - 1 £350 - 5
Wigan - 1 £375 - 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - - 2
Stockport - - - - 8
Cheadle - - - -
Oldham - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 279 (97.89%) HTML
2 237 (83.16%) JavaScript
3 137 (48.07%) jQuery
4 121 (42.46%) .NET
4 121 (42.46%) HTML5
5 116 (40.70%) C#
6 94 (32.98%) CSS3
7 84 (29.47%) MVC
8 69 (24.21%) Web Services
9 67 (23.51%) ASP.NET
10 66 (23.16%) SQL Server
11 61 (21.40%) XML
12 60 (21.05%) TDD
13 54 (18.95%) Ajax
14 50 (17.54%) SQL
15 43 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
16 42 (14.74%) Scrum
17 41 (14.39%) PHP
18 39 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (12.28%) OOP
20 34 (11.93%) XHTML
20 34 (11.93%) Java
21 33 (11.58%) WCF
22 32 (11.23%) SOAP
22 32 (11.23%) Web Design
23 30 (10.53%) Microsoft
23 30 (10.53%) Degree
23 30 (10.53%) Sass
24 29 (10.18%) OO
25 27 (9.47%) Backbone.js

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 22 (7.72%) CMS
2 13 (4.56%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 10 (3.51%) Node.js
5 9 (3.16%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.81%) SharePoint Server
6 8 (2.81%) WordPress
6 8 (2.81%) Adobe CQ
7 7 (2.46%) Apache
8 6 (2.11%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (2.11%) Escenic
8 6 (2.11%) WebSphere
8 6 (2.11%) MQSeries
8 6 (2.11%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.75%) Drupal
9 5 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.70%) Orchard CMS
10 2 (0.70%) Moodle
11 1 (0.35%) ExpressionEngine
11 1 (0.35%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 15 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 10 (3.51%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.05%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.05%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.70%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (3.86%) Magento
2 5 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.35%) SaaS
2 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.51%) HTTP
2 8 (2.81%) Internet
3 6 (2.11%) Intranet
4 1 (0.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.77%) MySQL
3 14 (4.91%) RavenDB
4 8 (2.81%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.11%) Hadoop
6 6 (2.11%) Big Data
7 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.05%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.05%) MS Access
8 3 (1.05%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.70%) Couchbase
10 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.35%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.35%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.42%) Git (software)
2 20 (7.02%) Visual Studio
3 12 (4.21%) Subversion
4 10 (3.51%) ReSharper
5 9 (3.16%) Eclipse
6 8 (2.81%) Axure RP
7 6 (2.11%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.11%) JIRA
7 6 (2.11%) Grunt
8 5 (1.75%) RSpec
9 4 (1.40%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.05%) Mocha
10 3 (1.05%) Ant
10 3 (1.05%) QUnit
10 3 (1.05%) Jasmine
10 3 (1.05%) NUnit
11 2 (0.70%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.70%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.35%) PhoneGap
General
1 24 (8.42%) Finance
2 22 (7.72%) Games
3 11 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.46%) Retail
5 6 (2.11%) Marketing
6 3 (1.05%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.70%) Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.70%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Publishing
8 1 (0.35%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 262 (91.93%) Developer
2 53 (18.60%) Web Developer
3 52 (18.25%) .NET Developer
3 52 (18.25%) Front-End Developer
4 24 (8.42%) C# Developer
5 18 (6.32%) UI Developer
5 18 (6.32%) Front-End Web Developer
6 17 (5.96%) ASP.NET Developer
7 16 (5.61%) JavaScript Developer
8 15 (5.26%) PHP Developer
9 14 (4.91%) Senior Developer
9 14 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
10 13 (4.56%) UI Programmer
10 13 (4.56%) Java Developer
11 12 (4.21%) SharePoint Developer
12 11 (3.86%) Ruby on Rails Developer
12 11 (3.86%) Software Engineer
13 10 (3.51%) Software Developer
13 10 (3.51%) Designer
14 9 (3.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (97.89%) HTML
2 137 (48.07%) jQuery
3 121 (42.46%) HTML5
3 121 (42.46%) .NET
4 94 (32.98%) CSS3
5 69 (24.21%) Web Services
6 67 (23.51%) ASP.NET
7 61 (21.40%) XML
8 54 (18.95%) Ajax
9 43 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 34 (11.93%) XHTML
11 33 (11.58%) WCF
12 32 (11.23%) SOAP
13 30 (10.53%) Sass
14 27 (9.47%) Backbone.js
15 23 (8.07%) KnockoutJS
15 23 (8.07%) AngularJS
16 21 (7.37%) XSLT
16 21 (7.37%) Ruby on Rails
16 21 (7.37%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.37%) Open Source
2 14 (4.91%) Computer Science
2 14 (4.91%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.56%) NHS
4 11 (3.86%) Web 2.0
5 8 (2.81%) W3C
6 5 (1.75%) N-Tier
7 4 (1.40%) Online Gambling
7 4 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
7 4 (1.40%) New Media
8 3 (1.05%) Kindle
8 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.70%) Social Media
9 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.70%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.70%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.70%) Mobile Games
10 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 17 (5.96%) Apple iOS
2 13 (4.56%) Windows
3 12 (4.21%) Android
4 5 (1.75%) Fedora
5 1 (0.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (29.47%) MVC
2 60 (21.05%) TDD
3 42 (14.74%) Scrum
4 39 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (12.28%) OOP
6 32 (11.23%) Web Design
7 29 (10.18%) OO
8 25 (8.77%) Web Development
9 23 (8.07%) Unit Testing
9 23 (8.07%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (6.67%) BDD
11 18 (6.32%) Software Engineering
12 17 (5.96%) E-Commerce
12 17 (5.96%) OOD
13 15 (5.26%) Project Management
14 14 (4.91%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (4.56%) CRM
16 12 (4.21%) SOA
16 12 (4.21%) Web Application Development
16 12 (4.21%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 237 (83.16%) JavaScript
2 116 (40.70%) C#
3 50 (17.54%) SQL
4 41 (14.39%) PHP
5 34 (11.93%) Java
6 26 (9.12%) Ruby
7 24 (8.42%) T-SQL
8 13 (4.56%) XPath
9 7 (2.46%) Scala
9 7 (2.46%) Apex Code
10 5 (1.75%) C++
11 4 (1.40%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.05%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.70%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.35%) Perl
14 1 (0.35%) C
14 1 (0.35%) Python
14 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.35%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 30 (10.53%) Degree
2 4 (1.40%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.35%) PMP
3 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.35%) Plesk
Vendors
1 30 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 20 (7.02%) Adobe
3 13 (4.56%) Twitter
4 11 (3.86%) Oracle
5 10 (3.51%) Zend
6 7 (2.46%) JBoss
6 7 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.11%) Sitecore
8 3 (1.05%) Telerik
9 2 (0.70%) Orchard
9 2 (0.70%) Sony
10 1 (0.35%) Open Text
10 1 (0.35%) Google
10 1 (0.35%) Lotus
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