The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for CSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 9 15
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs citing CSS 138 180 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 10.42% 10.02% 7.58%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.42% 36.22% 31.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 119 81
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.35% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £34.60
% change year-on-year +23.07% -6.06%  

CSS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 469 497 389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 35.42% 27.66% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 325 243
Median daily rate £375 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £291 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester citing CSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for CSS in Manchester

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CSS in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Manchester

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in Manchester

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Manchester

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Manchester over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for CSS in Manchester

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport 0 13 £350 -5.02% 7
Bolton -6 4 £400 +17.64% 6
Salford -14 1 £425 -5.55% 4
Wigan - 1 - - 3
Rochdale - 1 - - 4
CSS
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for CSS.

1 244 (92.42%) HTML
2 214 (81.06%) JavaScript
3 128 (48.48%) HTML5
4 98 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (32.95%) .NET
6 85 (32.20%) jQuery
7 81 (30.68%) C#
8 80 (30.30%) AngularJS
9 79 (29.92%) CSS3
10 65 (24.62%) Front End Development
11 64 (24.24%) MVC
12 58 (21.97%) ASP.NET
13 52 (19.70%) Scrum
13 52 (19.70%) TDD
14 49 (18.56%) Git (software)
15 45 (17.05%) SQL Server
16 44 (16.67%) Java
17 43 (16.29%) SQL
17 43 (16.29%) User Experience
18 39 (14.77%) React
18 39 (14.77%) PHP
19 34 (12.88%) Responsive Web Design
20 33 (12.50%) Node.js
21 32 (12.12%) Sass
22 31 (11.74%) MySQL
22 31 (11.74%) Umbraco
22 31 (11.74%) Web Development
23 30 (11.36%) Ajax
23 30 (11.36%) OO
24 28 (10.61%) CMS

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (11.74%) Umbraco
2 28 (10.61%) CMS
3 17 (6.44%) WordPress
4 9 (3.41%) EPiServer
5 7 (2.65%) Drupal
6 6 (2.27%) SAS
7 5 (1.89%) Confluence
8 3 (1.14%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.76%) Apache
9 2 (0.76%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.76%) nginx
9 2 (0.76%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.76%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.38%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.38%) IIS
10 1 (0.38%) JBoss
10 1 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (6.82%) Photoshop
2 12 (4.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 12 (4.55%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.14%) MS Excel
4 2 (0.76%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.76%) InVision
5 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (2.65%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.89%) GitHub
3 4 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.76%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.76%) PaaS
5 2 (0.76%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.14%) HTTP
1 3 (1.14%) Internet
2 1 (0.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.05%) SQL Server
2 31 (11.74%) MySQL
3 19 (7.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 16 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 13 (4.92%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.89%) Big Data
8 4 (1.52%) Couchbase
8 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.14%) DB2
10 2 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.76%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.76%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (18.56%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (6.82%) Grunt
4 17 (6.44%) gulp
4 17 (6.44%) JIRA
5 15 (5.68%) Jasmine
6 14 (5.30%) JUnit
7 12 (4.55%) Karma Test Runner
8 8 (3.03%) Axure RP
9 7 (2.65%) Jenkins
9 7 (2.65%) Selenium
9 7 (2.65%) Subversion
10 6 (2.27%) Mercurial
10 6 (2.27%) Visual Studio
11 5 (1.89%) Maven
11 5 (1.89%) Mocha
12 4 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.52%) webpack
13 3 (1.14%) Babel
13 3 (1.14%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (4.92%) Games
2 12 (4.55%) Banking
3 11 (4.17%) Finance
4 8 (3.03%) Marketing
5 3 (1.14%) Advertising
6 2 (0.76%) Automotive
6 2 (0.76%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 236 (89.39%) Developer
2 46 (17.42%) JavaScript Developer
3 45 (17.05%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 38 (14.39%) .NET Developer
5 23 (8.71%) Java Developer
6 22 (8.33%) HTML Developer
6 22 (8.33%) Umbraco Developer
7 21 (7.95%) Senior Developer
8 20 (7.58%) HTML CSS Developer
9 19 (7.20%) PHP Developer
10 18 (6.82%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (6.82%) C# Developer
11 12 (4.55%) UI Developer
12 11 (4.17%) Angular Developer
13 10 (3.79%) Analyst
13 10 (3.79%) MySQL Developer
13 10 (3.79%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 10 (3.79%) Software Developer
13 10 (3.79%) Web Developer
14 9 (3.41%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (92.42%) HTML
2 128 (48.48%) HTML5
3 87 (32.95%) .NET
4 85 (32.20%) jQuery
5 80 (30.30%) AngularJS
6 79 (29.92%) CSS3
7 58 (21.97%) ASP.NET
8 39 (14.77%) React
9 33 (12.50%) Node.js
10 32 (12.12%) Sass
11 30 (11.36%) Ajax
12 24 (9.09%) Web Services
12 24 (9.09%) XML
13 23 (8.71%) REST
14 22 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (7.20%) ASP.NET Web API
16 18 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 17 (6.44%) Backbone.js
17 17 (6.44%) JSON
17 17 (6.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.29%) User Experience
2 25 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.44%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.65%) Fintech
5 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.14%) Social Media
6 2 (0.76%) Algorithms
6 2 (0.76%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.76%) Data Centre
6 2 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.76%) iPad
6 2 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.76%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.38%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.38%) Blog
7 1 (0.38%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.38%) Podcast
7 1 (0.38%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.65%) Apple iOS
1 7 (2.65%) Linux
2 4 (1.52%) Android
3 2 (0.76%) Unix
4 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (24.62%) Front End Development
3 64 (24.24%) MVC
4 52 (19.70%) Scrum
4 52 (19.70%) TDD
5 34 (12.88%) Responsive Web Design
6 31 (11.74%) Web Development
7 30 (11.36%) OO
8 26 (9.85%) Data Modelling
9 23 (8.71%) Web Design
10 22 (8.33%) Wireframes
11 21 (7.95%) Software Engineering
12 20 (7.58%) Unit Testing
13 17 (6.44%) BDD
14 15 (5.68%) Analytics
15 13 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (4.92%) Mobile Application Development
16 11 (4.17%) E-Commerce
16 11 (4.17%) SDLC
17 10 (3.79%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 214 (81.06%) JavaScript
2 81 (30.68%) C#
3 44 (16.67%) Java
4 43 (16.29%) SQL
5 39 (14.77%) PHP
6 14 (5.30%) Python
7 6 (2.27%) Ruby
8 5 (1.89%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.52%) Groovy
9 4 (1.52%) Scala
10 3 (1.14%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.14%) C++
10 3 (1.14%) ES6
10 3 (1.14%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.76%) Clojure
11 2 (0.76%) Prolog
11 2 (0.76%) R
12 1 (0.38%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
2 1 (0.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.38%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.14%) Docker
2 2 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) Plesk
Vendors
1 16 (6.06%) Adobe
1 16 (6.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.79%) Oracle
3 6 (2.27%) Sitecore
4 5 (1.89%) Xamarin
5 3 (1.14%) Atlassian
6 2 (0.76%) Apigee
6 2 (0.76%) Google
6 2 (0.76%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.76%) PayPal
6 2 (0.76%) Perforce
6 2 (0.76%) SAP
6 2 (0.76%) Zend
7 1 (0.38%) IBM
7 1 (0.38%) Kofax
7 1 (0.38%) Sencha
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