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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 6 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing CSS 173 131 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 13.07% 10.90% 8.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 43.36% 35.69% 23.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 80 65
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 £245 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.35 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -17.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
399 367 511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.14% 30.53% 35.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 222 244
Average daily rate £325 £320 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 23
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 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 2 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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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 -3 6 - - 2
Stockport -7 3 £275 -8.33% 10
Cheadle - 3 £225 - 1
Wigan +3 2 - - 6
Oldham -3 2 - - 1
Bury - 2 £220 - 6
Bolton +1 1 £225 -4.25% 5
Altrincham - - - - 5
Rochdale - - - -
CSS
North West

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 301 (95.25%) HTML
2 216 (68.35%) JavaScript
3 158 (50.00%) jQuery
4 150 (47.47%) .NET
5 144 (45.57%) C#
6 105 (33.23%) HTML5
7 88 (27.85%) MVC
8 81 (25.63%) ASP.NET
9 74 (23.42%) SQL Server
10 68 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
11 67 (21.20%) CSS3
12 65 (20.57%) TDD
13 63 (19.94%) XML
14 55 (17.41%) Web Services
15 44 (13.92%) Scrum
16 42 (13.29%) WCF
16 42 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
17 41 (12.97%) OOP
18 39 (12.34%) SQL
19 38 (12.03%) PHP
19 38 (12.03%) OO
19 38 (12.03%) Ajax
20 35 (11.08%) XHTML
21 34 (10.76%) SharePoint
21 34 (10.76%) Web Development
21 34 (10.76%) .NET Framework
22 33 (10.44%) MySQL
22 33 (10.44%) Visual Studio
23 30 (9.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 27 (8.54%) CMS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 34 (10.76%) SharePoint
2 27 (8.54%) CMS
3 19 (6.01%) SharePoint 2010
4 12 (3.80%) Apache
4 12 (3.80%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (3.48%) Drupal
6 10 (3.16%) Umbraco
7 9 (2.85%) IIS
8 6 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.90%) WordPress
9 5 (1.58%) Escenic
9 5 (1.58%) Adobe CQ
9 5 (1.58%) MQSeries
9 5 (1.58%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.58%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.95%) Node.js
10 3 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.32%) Lync
11 1 (0.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 23 (7.28%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 6 (1.90%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.58%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.53%) Magento
2 3 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.63%) Office 365
2 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.16%) Internet
2 6 (1.90%) HTTP
3 5 (1.58%) Intranet
4 1 (0.32%) Extranet
4 1 (0.32%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (23.42%) SQL Server
2 33 (10.44%) MySQL
3 21 (6.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.85%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.22%) RavenDB
6 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.58%) Big Data
7 5 (1.58%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.95%) MS Access
8 3 (0.95%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.63%) Couchbase
9 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.63%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.63%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 33 (10.44%) Visual Studio
2 23 (7.28%) Git (software)
3 17 (5.38%) Dreamweaver
4 15 (4.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (4.11%) Subversion
6 10 (3.16%) NUnit
7 8 (2.53%) Mercurial
8 7 (2.22%) JIRA
9 6 (1.90%) ReSharper
10 5 (1.58%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.27%) JUnit
11 4 (1.27%) Axure RP
12 3 (0.95%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.32%) Ant
13 1 (0.32%) LLBLGen Pro
13 1 (0.32%) SpecFlow
13 1 (0.32%) Behat
13 1 (0.32%) Grunt
13 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 24 (7.59%) Finance
2 14 (4.43%) Games
3 7 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.22%) Retail
4 5 (1.58%) Banking
5 4 (1.27%) Marketing
6 3 (0.95%) Publishing
7 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.32%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 276 (87.34%) Developer
2 57 (18.04%) Front-End Developer
3 52 (16.46%) .NET Developer
4 33 (10.44%) Web Developer
5 29 (9.18%) SharePoint Developer
6 25 (7.91%) JavaScript Developer
7 24 (7.59%) UI Developer
8 22 (6.96%) UI Programmer
9 21 (6.65%) PHP Developer
10 20 (6.33%) Designer
11 18 (5.70%) C# Developer
12 13 (4.11%) Java Developer
13 12 (3.80%) Analyst
13 12 (3.80%) Front-End Web Developer
14 11 (3.48%) C# .NET Developer
15 10 (3.16%) Python Developer
15 10 (3.16%) Senior Developer
16 9 (2.85%) UI Designer
17 8 (2.53%) Software Engineer
17 8 (2.53%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 301 (95.25%) HTML
2 158 (50.00%) jQuery
3 150 (47.47%) .NET
4 105 (33.23%) HTML5
5 81 (25.63%) ASP.NET
6 67 (21.20%) CSS3
7 63 (19.94%) XML
8 55 (17.41%) Web Services
9 42 (13.29%) WCF
9 42 (13.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 38 (12.03%) Ajax
11 35 (11.08%) XHTML
12 34 (10.76%) .NET Framework
13 30 (9.49%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 25 (7.91%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 21 (6.65%) XSLT
16 20 (6.33%) KnockoutJS
17 17 (5.38%) Backbone.js
18 14 (4.43%) SOAP
19 13 (4.11%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.48%) Computer Science
2 9 (2.85%) Mobile App
3 8 (2.53%) IPTV
3 8 (2.53%) Animation
4 5 (1.58%) Open Source
4 5 (1.58%) Social Media
5 4 (1.27%) Online Gambling
6 3 (0.95%) Telematics
6 3 (0.95%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.95%) New Media
6 3 (0.95%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (0.95%) Web 2.0
6 3 (0.95%) Online Banking
6 3 (0.95%) W3C
7 2 (0.63%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.63%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.63%) NHS
7 2 (0.63%) Mobile Games
7 2 (0.63%) Visualisation
7 2 (0.63%) Copywriting
Operating Systems
1 14 (4.43%) Linux
2 12 (3.80%) UNIX
3 11 (3.48%) Mac OS X
3 11 (3.48%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.53%) Android
4 8 (2.53%) Windows
5 5 (1.58%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (27.85%) MVC
2 68 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (20.57%) TDD
4 44 (13.92%) Scrum
5 41 (12.97%) OOP
6 38 (12.03%) OO
7 34 (10.76%) Web Development
8 20 (6.33%) Unit Testing
9 19 (6.01%) E-Commerce
10 15 (4.75%) Software Engineering
10 15 (4.75%) Web Design
11 12 (3.80%) Responsive Web Design
12 10 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (3.16%) RUP
13 8 (2.53%) CRM
13 8 (2.53%) OOD
13 8 (2.53%) Project Management
13 8 (2.53%) Content Management
13 8 (2.53%) Time Management
13 8 (2.53%) Domain-Driven Design
Programming Languages
1 216 (68.35%) JavaScript
2 144 (45.57%) C#
3 39 (12.34%) SQL
4 38 (12.03%) PHP
5 27 (8.54%) Java
6 13 (4.11%) T-SQL
7 12 (3.80%) Python
8 8 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.53%) Scala
9 5 (1.58%) XPath
10 4 (1.27%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.27%) Ruby
11 3 (0.95%) Apex Code
11 3 (0.95%) C++
12 2 (0.63%) VB
12 2 (0.63%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.63%) PHP5
13 1 (0.32%) LotusScript
13 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (6.01%) Degree
2 1 (0.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.90%) HL7
2 5 (1.58%) QA
Vendors
1 25 (7.91%) Adobe
2 19 (6.01%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.43%) Oracle
4 13 (4.11%) Twitter
5 11 (3.48%) Zend
6 5 (1.58%) Orchard
6 5 (1.58%) JBoss
7 4 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.95%) Sitecore
8 3 (0.95%) Facebook
9 2 (0.63%) Google
9 2 (0.63%) Coremetrics
9 2 (0.63%) Telerik
10 1 (0.32%) Open Text
10 1 (0.32%) Lotus
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Capital Group
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Altrincham
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 25 days ago