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 27 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 10 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 181 115 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.50% 10.43% 9.81%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 42.19% 36.74% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 67 86
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £340
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 £33.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
429 313 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.63% 28.38% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 199 258
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £215
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 14
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 27 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 27 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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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
Salford +1 7 £350 -6.66% 2
Stockport +8 3 £338 +92.85% 12
Wigan - 3 - - 4
Bury - 2 £115 - 3
Altrincham +2 1 - - 6
Ashton-under-Lyne - - - -
Bolton - - - - 4
Cheadle - - - - 4
Oldham - - - - 2
Rochdale - - - - 1
Sale - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 328 (94.80%) HTML
2 232 (67.05%) JavaScript
3 151 (43.64%) jQuery
4 149 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
5 137 (39.60%) .NET
6 120 (34.68%) C#
7 118 (34.10%) HTML5
8 97 (28.03%) CSS3
9 89 (25.72%) MVC
10 84 (24.28%) ASP.NET
11 77 (22.25%) XML
12 71 (20.52%) SQL Server
13 70 (20.23%) TDD
14 59 (17.05%) Web Services
15 58 (16.76%) PHP
16 56 (16.18%) Scrum
17 53 (15.32%) Ajax
18 49 (14.16%) XHTML
19 47 (13.58%) OO
20 46 (13.29%) Web Development
21 45 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
22 44 (12.72%) XSLT
23 39 (11.27%) Visual Studio
23 39 (11.27%) User Experience
24 38 (10.98%) Git (software)
25 37 (10.69%) SQL
25 37 (10.69%) OOP
26 34 (9.83%) MySQL
26 34 (9.83%) WCF
26 34 (9.83%) Twitter Bootstrap

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 31 (8.96%) CMS
2 25 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.18%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (3.18%) Node.js
3 11 (3.18%) Drupal
3 11 (3.18%) WordPress
4 10 (2.89%) IIS
5 8 (2.31%) Apache
6 7 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (2.02%) Umbraco
7 4 (1.16%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.87%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.87%) Orchard CMS
8 3 (0.87%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.58%) JBoss
9 2 (0.58%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.58%) Liferay
10 1 (0.29%) ExpressionEngine
Applications
1 20 (5.78%) Photoshop
2 11 (3.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (2.89%) MS Excel
4 4 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.87%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.58%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.29%) MS Office
7 1 (0.29%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (4.34%) Magento
2 4 (1.16%) 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%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.60%) Internet
2 5 (1.45%) Intranet
3 3 (0.87%) HTTP
4 2 (0.58%) FTP
5 1 (0.29%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 34 (9.83%) MySQL
3 24 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.16%) RavenDB
7 3 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.87%) Big Data
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.87%) Relational Database
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%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.58%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (11.27%) Visual Studio
2 38 (10.98%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.65%) Subversion
4 16 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (4.05%) Dreamweaver
6 10 (2.89%) JIRA
6 10 (2.89%) Axure RP
7 8 (2.31%) Jasmine
7 8 (2.31%) Mercurial
8 7 (2.02%) Hudson
8 7 (2.02%) Grunt
8 7 (2.02%) NUnit
9 6 (1.73%) Bower
9 6 (1.73%) CasperJS
10 5 (1.45%) Behat
10 5 (1.45%) PhantomJS
10 5 (1.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 4 (1.16%) Maven
12 3 (0.87%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 3 (0.87%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (4.05%) Finance
2 12 (3.47%) Retail
3 10 (2.89%) Games
4 9 (2.60%) Marketing
5 2 (0.58%) Publishing
5 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.58%) Legal
5 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.29%) German Language
6 1 (0.29%) Banking
6 1 (0.29%) Advertising
6 1 (0.29%) Electronics
6 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 280 (80.92%) Developer
2 55 (15.90%) .NET Developer
2 55 (15.90%) Front-End Developer
3 29 (8.38%) Web Developer
4 26 (7.51%) UI Developer
5 24 (6.94%) Designer
6 23 (6.65%) UI Programmer
7 22 (6.36%) PHP Developer
8 21 (6.07%) C# Developer
9 19 (5.49%) JavaScript Developer
10 18 (5.20%) Senior Developer
11 17 (4.91%) SharePoint Developer
12 16 (4.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 16 (4.62%) UI Designer
13 15 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (4.05%) Front-End Web Developer
15 12 (3.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 12 (3.47%) Magento Developer
16 11 (3.18%) iOS Developer
16 11 (3.18%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (94.80%) HTML
2 151 (43.64%) jQuery
3 137 (39.60%) .NET
4 118 (34.10%) HTML5
5 97 (28.03%) CSS3
6 84 (24.28%) ASP.NET
7 77 (22.25%) XML
8 59 (17.05%) Web Services
9 53 (15.32%) Ajax
10 49 (14.16%) XHTML
11 45 (13.01%) ASP.NET MVC
12 44 (12.72%) XSLT
13 34 (9.83%) WCF
13 34 (9.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 31 (8.96%) .NET Framework
15 29 (8.38%) JSON
16 25 (7.23%) Sass
16 25 (7.23%) AngularJS
16 25 (7.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 19 (5.49%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.27%) User Experience
2 19 (5.49%) Computer Science
2 19 (5.49%) Mobile App
3 17 (4.91%) Open Source
4 12 (3.47%) Web 2.0
4 12 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.18%) NHS
6 9 (2.60%) IPTV
6 9 (2.60%) Animation
7 7 (2.02%) N-Tier
8 6 (1.73%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.73%) Social Media
9 5 (1.45%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.16%) Copywriting
10 4 (1.16%) Blog
10 4 (1.16%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.87%) New Media
11 3 (0.87%) W3C
12 2 (0.58%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 21 (6.07%) Apple iOS
2 17 (4.91%) UNIX
3 13 (3.76%) Android
3 13 (3.76%) Windows
4 12 (3.47%) Linux
5 11 (3.18%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (43.06%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (25.72%) MVC
3 70 (20.23%) TDD
4 56 (16.18%) Scrum
5 47 (13.58%) OO
6 46 (13.29%) Web Development
7 37 (10.69%) OOP
8 27 (7.80%) Web Design
9 25 (7.23%) E-Commerce
10 21 (6.07%) Responsive Web Design
11 20 (5.78%) Unit Testing
12 19 (5.49%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (5.49%) SOA
13 17 (4.91%) iOS Development
14 15 (4.34%) Software Engineering
15 13 (3.76%) Use Case
16 12 (3.47%) Project Management
17 11 (3.18%) User Stories
17 11 (3.18%) BDD
17 11 (3.18%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 232 (67.05%) JavaScript
2 120 (34.68%) C#
3 58 (16.76%) PHP
4 37 (10.69%) SQL
5 32 (9.25%) Java
6 26 (7.51%) XPath
7 25 (7.23%) Python
8 22 (6.36%) T-SQL
9 15 (4.34%) Ruby
10 9 (2.60%) Scala
11 4 (1.16%) Objective-C
11 4 (1.16%) XQuery
12 3 (0.87%) PHP5
12 3 (0.87%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.87%) C++
13 2 (0.58%) VB
13 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.29%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 18 (5.20%) Degree
2 3 (0.87%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.02%) HL7
Vendors
1 29 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (7.51%) Adobe
3 8 (2.31%) Zend
3 8 (2.31%) Twitter
4 7 (2.02%) Facebook
5 5 (1.45%) Google
5 5 (1.45%) Oracle
6 4 (1.16%) Coremetrics
7 3 (0.87%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.58%) Kony
8 2 (0.58%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.58%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.29%) IBM
9 1 (0.29%) SAP
9 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.29%) Red Hat
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