The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 17 13 28
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Contract jobs citing CSS 196 184 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.73% 8.86% 4.41%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 30.63% 31.67% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 121 62
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £95.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.27% +194.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
- +18.64%
CSS
England

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
640 581 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.25% 27.97% 25.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 361 324
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £24.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CSS Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Birmingham 0 69 £325 +18.18% 33
Warwickshire -6 28 £300 +14.28% 11
Coventry +3 27 £320 +28.00% 9
Solihull +12 12 £290 +4.97% 5
Staffordshire -10 8 £285 -13.63% 12
Herefordshire +3 6 £325 +8.33%
Worcestershire -6 5 £200 -33.33% 5
Wolverhampton -4 4 £249 -9.54%
Shropshire +1 3 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

1 314 (89.71%) HTML
2 303 (86.57%) JavaScript
3 183 (52.29%) jQuery
4 160 (45.71%) .NET
5 137 (39.14%) ASP.NET
6 128 (36.57%) C#
6 128 (36.57%) HTML5
7 122 (34.86%) CSS3
8 103 (29.43%) SQL Server
9 81 (23.14%) MVC
10 65 (18.57%) SQL
11 59 (16.86%) PHP
12 57 (16.29%) Web Development
13 53 (15.14%) Microsoft
13 53 (15.14%) Ajax
14 52 (14.86%) XML
15 44 (12.57%) Java
15 44 (12.57%) CMS
15 44 (12.57%) WCF
16 43 (12.29%) Responsive Web Design
17 39 (11.14%) MySQL
18 36 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (10.00%) VB.NET
19 35 (10.00%) XHTML
19 35 (10.00%) AngularJS
20 32 (9.14%) .NET Framework
21 31 (8.86%) Subversion
21 31 (8.86%) Visual Studio
22 30 (8.57%) XSLT
23 29 (8.29%) Photoshop

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 44 (12.57%) CMS
2 24 (6.86%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.43%) Apache
3 19 (5.43%) Tomcat
4 17 (4.86%) IIS
5 14 (4.00%) Node.js
6 12 (3.43%) Sitecore CMS
7 11 (3.14%) Umbraco
8 8 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.00%) WordPress
10 6 (1.71%) Drupal
11 5 (1.43%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.86%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.29%) Liferay
14 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.29%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.29%) Site Server
Applications
1 29 (8.29%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.71%) MS Excel
3 12 (3.43%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (2.00%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.86%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.29%) MS Office
6 1 (0.29%) Blender
6 1 (0.29%) InDesign
6 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.00%) Magento
2 4 (1.14%) Oracle CRM
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.29%) Tridion
4 1 (0.29%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.29%) e-Work
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.71%) SaaS
1 6 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.29%) Intranet
2 14 (4.00%) Firewall
3 11 (3.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (2.86%) HTTP
5 8 (2.29%) Internet
5 8 (2.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 8 (2.29%) BIG-IP
6 7 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (2.00%) WAN
7 6 (1.71%) VoIP
7 6 (1.71%) DMVPN
7 6 (1.71%) MPLS
8 5 (1.43%) FTP
9 4 (1.14%) OSPF
9 4 (1.14%) BGP
9 4 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.29%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (0.29%) LAN
10 1 (0.29%) Extranet
10 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (29.43%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.14%) MySQL
3 13 (3.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.29%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.14%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.86%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.29%) ZAP BI
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.29%) MS Access
11 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (8.86%) Visual Studio
1 31 (8.86%) Subversion
2 27 (7.71%) Git (software)
3 19 (5.43%) Ant
4 16 (4.57%) Maven
4 16 (4.57%) Eclipse
5 13 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.00%) Selenium
6 7 (2.00%) Grunt
7 6 (1.71%) JIRA
8 5 (1.43%) NUnit
9 4 (1.14%) FxCop
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
10 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
11 1 (0.29%) JBehave
11 1 (0.29%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.29%) TestNG
11 1 (0.29%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.29%) JMeter
General
1 14 (4.00%) Marketing
2 10 (2.86%) Finance
3 7 (2.00%) Retail
4 4 (1.14%) Automotive
4 4 (1.14%) Games
5 3 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.57%) Legal
6 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.29%) Electronics
7 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 306 (87.43%) Developer
2 85 (24.29%) Web Developer
3 78 (22.29%) .NET Developer
4 61 (17.43%) Front-End Developer
5 36 (10.29%) C# Developer
6 33 (9.43%) ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (6.29%) C# .NET Developer
8 21 (6.00%) .NET Web Developer
8 21 (6.00%) Java Developer
9 20 (5.71%) PHP Developer
10 19 (5.43%) JavaScript Developer
11 18 (5.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 18 (5.14%) Senior Developer
12 14 (4.00%) UI Developer
12 14 (4.00%) UI Programmer
13 13 (3.71%) VB.NET Developer
14 12 (3.43%) Java Web Developer
14 12 (3.43%) Front-End Web Developer
15 10 (2.86%) Consultant
16 9 (2.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 314 (89.71%) HTML
2 183 (52.29%) jQuery
3 160 (45.71%) .NET
4 137 (39.14%) ASP.NET
5 128 (36.57%) HTML5
6 122 (34.86%) CSS3
7 53 (15.14%) Ajax
8 52 (14.86%) XML
9 44 (12.57%) WCF
10 35 (10.00%) XHTML
10 35 (10.00%) AngularJS
11 32 (9.14%) .NET Framework
12 30 (8.57%) XSLT
13 25 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
14 24 (6.86%) LINQ
14 24 (6.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 23 (6.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (6.57%) J2EE
16 19 (5.43%) JSP
16 19 (5.43%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.71%) Mobile App
2 10 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 9 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (1.43%) W3C
5 4 (1.14%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.14%) Learning Management System
5 4 (1.14%) Visualisation
6 3 (0.86%) GIS
6 3 (0.86%) Open Source
6 3 (0.86%) WURFL
6 3 (0.86%) Digital Media
6 3 (0.86%) E-Learning
6 3 (0.86%) SCORM
7 1 (0.29%) Statistics
7 1 (0.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.29%) Copywriting
7 1 (0.29%) Social Network
7 1 (0.29%) iPhone
7 1 (0.29%) DTV
7 1 (0.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.14%) Apple iOS
2 16 (4.57%) Linux
3 13 (3.71%) Android
4 9 (2.57%) UNIX
4 9 (2.57%) Windows
5 3 (0.86%) BlackBerry OS
5 3 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.29%) Fedora
6 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (23.14%) MVC
2 57 (16.29%) Web Development
3 43 (12.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 36 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (8.29%) TDD
6 23 (6.57%) E-Commerce
7 18 (5.14%) SOA
7 18 (5.14%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (4.86%) Logistics
9 16 (4.57%) Web Design
10 15 (4.29%) OO
11 14 (4.00%) OOP
11 14 (4.00%) Content Management
11 14 (4.00%) Scrum
12 13 (3.71%) Unit Testing
12 13 (3.71%) SEO
13 11 (3.14%) Project Management
14 9 (2.57%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (2.57%) CRM
15 8 (2.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 303 (86.57%) JavaScript
2 128 (36.57%) C#
3 65 (18.57%) SQL
4 59 (16.86%) PHP
5 44 (12.57%) Java
6 35 (10.00%) VB.NET
7 17 (4.86%) T-SQL
8 16 (4.57%) VB
9 13 (3.71%) VBScript
10 5 (1.43%) Ruby
10 5 (1.43%) PHP5
10 5 (1.43%) VBA
11 4 (1.14%) PHP4
12 3 (0.86%) ActionScript
12 3 (0.86%) VB6
13 2 (0.57%) Scala
13 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.29%) C++
14 1 (0.29%) Perl
14 1 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (2.00%) CCNP
2 7 (2.00%) Degree
2 7 (2.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.57%) CCNA
4 1 (0.29%) CCDA
4 1 (0.29%) CCDP
4 1 (0.29%) ISEB
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.29%) CCVP
4 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (1.14%) OPNET
2 1 (0.29%) Puppet
2 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 53 (15.14%) Microsoft
2 16 (4.57%) Oracle
2 16 (4.57%) Sitecore
3 13 (3.71%) Adobe
4 11 (3.14%) Cisco
4 11 (3.14%) CheckPoint
5 10 (2.86%) Fortinet
6 9 (2.57%) Zend
6 9 (2.57%) Alterian
6 9 (2.57%) F5
7 6 (1.71%) Blue Coat
7 6 (1.71%) McAfee
7 6 (1.71%) Sencha
8 5 (1.43%) Nokia
8 5 (1.43%) Juniper
8 5 (1.43%) SAP
8 5 (1.43%) iRise
9 4 (1.14%) Riverbed
9 4 (1.14%) SolarWinds
9 4 (1.14%) BMC
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Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (pro rata)
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
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Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Birmingham
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 17 days ago
Leamington Spa
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Rate: Excellent
Posted: 17 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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