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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 8 11 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing CSS 155 131 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 11.38% 10.78% 8.01%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.75% 34.47% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 84 64
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £17.69 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.58% -31.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +15.83%
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
400 380 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.37% 31.28% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 238 258
Average daily rate £325 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £385 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 21
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -30.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -4 7 - - 2
Wigan +3 4 - - 3
Stockport -2 3 - - 13
Oldham -3 2 - -
Bury - 2 £115 - 4
Cheadle - 2 - - 2
Altrincham - - - - 2
Bolton - - - - 7
Rochdale - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 296 (95.18%) HTML
2 205 (65.92%) JavaScript
3 152 (48.87%) jQuery
4 141 (45.34%) .NET
5 133 (42.77%) C#
6 129 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
7 104 (33.44%) HTML5
8 81 (26.05%) MVC
9 79 (25.40%) ASP.NET
10 70 (22.51%) CSS3
11 69 (22.19%) SQL Server
12 61 (19.61%) TDD
13 59 (18.97%) XML
14 50 (16.08%) Web Services
15 48 (15.43%) PHP
16 42 (13.50%) Scrum
16 42 (13.50%) OO
17 40 (12.86%) OOP
18 38 (12.22%) WCF
19 37 (11.90%) Ajax
20 36 (11.58%) Web Development
20 36 (11.58%) SharePoint
20 36 (11.58%) MySQL
20 36 (11.58%) ASP.NET MVC
21 34 (10.93%) CMS
22 33 (10.61%) SQL
22 33 (10.61%) .NET Framework
23 32 (10.29%) Visual Studio
24 30 (9.65%) XHTML
25 28 (9.00%) Twitter Bootstrap

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 36 (11.58%) SharePoint
2 34 (10.93%) CMS
3 20 (6.43%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (4.18%) Drupal
5 12 (3.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (3.54%) Apache
7 10 (3.22%) IIS
7 10 (3.22%) Umbraco
8 7 (2.25%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.93%) WordPress
10 5 (1.61%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (1.61%) Escenic
10 5 (1.61%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.61%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.61%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.96%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.64%) Node.js
12 2 (0.64%) Liferay
13 1 (0.32%) EPiServer CMS
Applications
1 21 (6.75%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.93%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (3.86%) Magento
2 4 (1.29%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.54%) Internet
2 5 (1.61%) Intranet
3 4 (1.29%) HTTP
4 2 (0.64%) FTP
5 1 (0.32%) Extranet
5 1 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (22.19%) SQL Server
2 36 (11.58%) MySQL
3 22 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.61%) Big Data
5 5 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.29%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.96%) RavenDB
7 3 (0.96%) MS Access
8 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.64%) SQLPlus
8 2 (0.64%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.64%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 32 (10.29%) Visual Studio
2 24 (7.72%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.47%) Dreamweaver
3 17 (5.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (4.82%) Subversion
5 9 (2.89%) Mercurial
5 9 (2.89%) NUnit
6 8 (2.57%) JIRA
7 5 (1.61%) Behat
8 4 (1.29%) Axure RP
9 3 (0.96%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.96%) JUnit
10 2 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.64%) ReSharper
11 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.32%) QUnit
11 1 (0.32%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.32%) Trac
11 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.32%) Sinon.JS
General
1 22 (7.07%) Finance
2 13 (4.18%) Games
3 7 (2.25%) Retail
4 5 (1.61%) Marketing
5 4 (1.29%) Banking
6 3 (0.96%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.64%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Advertising
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 259 (83.28%) Developer
2 54 (17.36%) Front-End Developer
3 46 (14.79%) .NET Developer
4 29 (9.32%) SharePoint Developer
5 26 (8.36%) Web Developer
6 23 (7.40%) UI Developer
7 22 (7.07%) PHP Developer
8 21 (6.75%) JavaScript Developer
8 21 (6.75%) UI Programmer
8 21 (6.75%) Designer
9 17 (5.47%) C# Developer
10 13 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 13 (4.18%) Analyst
11 12 (3.86%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.86%) UI Designer
11 12 (3.86%) Front-End Web Developer
12 11 (3.54%) Magento Developer
12 11 (3.54%) C# .NET Developer
13 10 (3.22%) Python Developer
14 9 (2.89%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 296 (95.18%) HTML
2 152 (48.87%) jQuery
3 141 (45.34%) .NET
4 104 (33.44%) HTML5
5 79 (25.40%) ASP.NET
6 70 (22.51%) CSS3
7 59 (18.97%) XML
8 50 (16.08%) Web Services
9 38 (12.22%) WCF
10 37 (11.90%) Ajax
11 36 (11.58%) ASP.NET MVC
12 33 (10.61%) .NET Framework
13 30 (9.65%) XHTML
14 28 (9.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 24 (7.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 20 (6.43%) XSLT
17 16 (5.14%) AngularJS
18 14 (4.50%) Django
18 14 (4.50%) KnockoutJS
19 12 (3.86%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.68%) User Experience
2 11 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 9 (2.89%) IPTV
4 8 (2.57%) Animation
5 7 (2.25%) Mobile App
5 7 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.25%) Social Media
6 5 (1.61%) Open Source
6 5 (1.61%) Web 2.0
7 4 (1.29%) Copywriting
7 4 (1.29%) Blog
7 4 (1.29%) Online Gambling
7 4 (1.29%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.96%) New Media
8 3 (0.96%) Telematics
8 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.64%) NHS
9 2 (0.64%) Mobile Games
9 2 (0.64%) Informatics
9 2 (0.64%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.82%) Linux
2 13 (4.18%) UNIX
3 11 (3.54%) Mac OS X
4 9 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 8 (2.57%) Windows
5 8 (2.57%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (26.05%) MVC
3 61 (19.61%) TDD
4 42 (13.50%) Scrum
4 42 (13.50%) OO
5 40 (12.86%) OOP
6 36 (11.58%) Web Development
7 27 (8.68%) E-Commerce
8 18 (5.79%) Software Engineering
9 15 (4.82%) Unit Testing
10 13 (4.18%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (3.54%) Web Design
11 11 (3.54%) RUP
12 10 (3.22%) BDD
12 10 (3.22%) OO PHP
13 8 (2.57%) OOD
13 8 (2.57%) Project Management
13 8 (2.57%) Time Management
13 8 (2.57%) Content Management
14 7 (2.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 205 (65.92%) JavaScript
2 133 (42.77%) C#
3 48 (15.43%) PHP
4 33 (10.61%) SQL
5 26 (8.36%) Java
6 16 (5.14%) Python
7 13 (4.18%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.57%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.57%) Scala
9 7 (2.25%) XPath
10 4 (1.29%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.29%) Ruby
11 3 (0.96%) PHP5
11 3 (0.96%) C++
12 2 (0.64%) VB
12 2 (0.64%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 11 (3.54%) Degree
2 3 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.25%) HL7
2 5 (1.61%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (7.40%) Adobe
2 17 (5.47%) Microsoft
3 13 (4.18%) Twitter
4 10 (3.22%) Oracle
4 10 (3.22%) Zend
5 7 (2.25%) JBoss
6 5 (1.61%) Facebook
7 4 (1.29%) Google
7 4 (1.29%) Coremetrics
8 3 (0.96%) Orchard
8 3 (0.96%) Sitecore
9 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.64%) Telerik
10 1 (0.32%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
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