The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 7 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs citing CSS 13 20 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 13.27% 12.50% 22.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 36.11% 30.30% 44.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £283 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -14.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £324 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
CSS
West Midlands

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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
36 66 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 36.73% 41.25% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 75
Average daily rate £350 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £240 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Staffordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Staffordshire region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Stoke-on-Trent +3 3 £338 - 10
Tamworth - - - - 1
Uttoxeter - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
Stafford - - - -
CSS
West Midlands

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 23 (95.83%) JavaScript
2 22 (91.67%) HTML
3 19 (79.17%) jQuery
4 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
4 13 (54.17%) Web Services
5 11 (45.83%) Apache
5 11 (45.83%) PHP
5 11 (45.83%) SQL
5 11 (45.83%) MySQL
5 11 (45.83%) Ajax
5 11 (45.83%) HTML5
5 11 (45.83%) Web Application Development
6 10 (41.67%) MVC
6 10 (41.67%) XML
7 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 9 (37.50%) .NET
8 8 (33.33%) C#
8 8 (33.33%) IIS
9 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
9 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
9 7 (29.17%) LAMP
9 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (29.17%) Taxonomies
9 7 (29.17%) User Experience
9 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (29.17%) Social Media
9 7 (29.17%) CSS3
9 7 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (29.17%) Time Management
9 7 (29.17%) Blog

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 11 (45.83%) Apache
2 8 (33.33%) IIS
3 7 (29.17%) Drupal
4 1 (4.17%) Liferay
4 1 (4.17%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (8.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 11 (45.83%) MySQL
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (16.67%) Subversion
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (16.67%) PHPUnit
2 1 (4.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.17%) JIRA
2 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (75.00%) Developer
2 6 (25.00%) Architect
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Developer
4 4 (16.67%) PHP Developer
5 3 (12.50%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Web Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
6 2 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Programmer
7 1 (4.17%) Magento Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
7 1 (4.17%) VB.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
7 1 (4.17%) CSS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (91.67%) HTML
2 19 (79.17%) jQuery
3 13 (54.17%) Web Services
4 11 (45.83%) HTML5
4 11 (45.83%) Ajax
5 10 (41.67%) XML
6 9 (37.50%) .NET
7 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
7 7 (29.17%) LAMP
7 7 (29.17%) CSS3
8 3 (12.50%) Apache Flex
8 3 (12.50%) Flash
8 3 (12.50%) Laravel
8 3 (12.50%) li3
9 2 (8.33%) Adobe AIR
10 1 (4.17%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (4.17%) Unity (Game Engine)
10 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (4.17%) XSLT
10 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Taxonomies
1 7 (29.17%) Blog
1 7 (29.17%) Social Media
1 7 (29.17%) User Experience
1 7 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) BBC
3 1 (4.17%) E-Learning
3 1 (4.17%) Kindle
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Linux
2 1 (4.17%) Android
2 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Web Application Development
2 10 (41.67%) MVC
3 7 (29.17%) Time Management
3 7 (29.17%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (20.83%) Web Development
4 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
4 5 (20.83%) OOP
5 4 (16.67%) OO
5 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.33%) SOA
7 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
8 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (4.17%) Mobile Application Development
8 1 (4.17%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 23 (95.83%) JavaScript
2 11 (45.83%) PHP
2 11 (45.83%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (29.17%) PHP5
5 5 (20.83%) VB.NET
6 3 (12.50%) ActionScript
6 3 (12.50%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (4.17%) VB6
7 1 (4.17%) Java
7 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.17%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (8.33%) Adobe