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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 22 23 15
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing CSS 161 166 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.72% 6.86% 8.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.22% 28.52% 33.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 102 99
Average daily rate
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£315 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £245 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £296
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 2
Average hourly rate £26.13 £27.50 £95.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -71.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £32.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.74 £27.50 £159.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
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
551 582 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.00% 24.04% 26.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 338 294
Average daily rate £340 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 10
Average hourly rate £23.75 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £19.50 £25.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £34.90 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

CSS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2015. 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 -5 41 £328 +0.76% 40
Staffordshire +8 32 £363 +23.93% 32
Coventry +7 25 £300 -7.69% 18
Warwickshire -4 15 £200 -33.33% 19
Worcestershire +7 8 £244 -20.08% 4
Shropshire - 7 £313 - 3
Wolverhampton -1 5 £178 -26.04% 7
Solihull -5 5 £309 +2.06% 5
West Bromwich - 2 £225 -
Walsall +1 1 - -
Herefordshire -5 1 £190 -41.53% 2
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

1 309 (88.79%) HTML
2 257 (73.85%) JavaScript
3 151 (43.39%) jQuery
4 135 (38.79%) HTML5
5 124 (35.63%) .NET
6 94 (27.01%) CSS3
7 91 (26.15%) C#
8 84 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
9 80 (22.99%) ASP.NET
10 79 (22.70%) MySQL
11 77 (22.13%) MVC
12 76 (21.84%) SQL Server
13 69 (19.83%) PHP
14 57 (16.38%) SQL
15 51 (14.66%) Photoshop
16 48 (13.79%) CMS
17 45 (12.93%) Web Development
18 44 (12.64%) E-Commerce
19 39 (11.21%) Ajax
20 38 (10.92%) XML
21 36 (10.34%) Linux
22 35 (10.06%) Responsive Web Design
23 34 (9.77%) AngularJS
24 33 (9.48%) User Experience
24 33 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
24 33 (9.48%) TDD
24 33 (9.48%) Web Design
25 32 (9.20%) Adobe
25 32 (9.20%) WordPress
26 31 (8.91%) Content Management

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 48 (13.79%) CMS
2 32 (9.20%) WordPress
3 16 (4.60%) Joomla!
3 16 (4.60%) SharePoint
4 14 (4.02%) Apache
5 10 (2.87%) SharePoint 2013
6 9 (2.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 8 (2.30%) Node.js
8 7 (2.01%) Confluence
9 6 (1.72%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.44%) IIS
10 5 (1.44%) Umbraco
11 4 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.15%) Drupal
12 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.57%) ColdFusion
12 2 (0.57%) JBoss
12 2 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 51 (14.66%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (2.59%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.72%) MS Excel
5 4 (1.15%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.57%) MS Office
6 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (3.16%) Magento
2 4 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.72%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.44%) GitHub
4 3 (0.86%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.57%) Office 365
5 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (0.57%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.57%) PaaS
5 2 (0.57%) Heroku
6 1 (0.29%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.90%) Firewall
2 20 (5.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 19 (5.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 19 (5.46%) BIG-IP
3 19 (5.46%) HTTP
4 17 (4.89%) WAN
5 16 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
6 14 (4.02%) MPLS
7 13 (3.74%) VoIP
7 13 (3.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 12 (3.45%) DMVPN
8 12 (3.45%) WLAN
9 10 (2.87%) OSPF
10 9 (2.59%) Intranet
11 8 (2.30%) Internet
11 8 (2.30%) BGP
12 6 (1.72%) Extranet
12 6 (1.72%) SSL
13 5 (1.44%) LAN
14 4 (1.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (22.70%) MySQL
2 76 (21.84%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.31%) MongoDB
5 14 (4.02%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.01%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.57%) DB2
10 2 (0.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (8.05%) Git (software)
2 24 (6.90%) Subversion
3 20 (5.75%) Visual Studio
4 14 (4.02%) JIRA
5 7 (2.01%) Grunt
6 5 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
7 4 (1.15%) PhpStorm
7 4 (1.15%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.86%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.86%) gulp
8 3 (0.86%) JUnit
8 3 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.57%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.57%) Ant
9 2 (0.57%) Maven
9 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.57%) NUnit
9 2 (0.57%) Selenium
9 2 (0.57%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 26 (7.47%) Finance
2 16 (4.60%) Marketing
3 14 (4.02%) Retail
4 7 (2.01%) Games
4 7 (2.01%) Automotive
5 5 (1.44%) Publishing
6 4 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (0.86%) Legal
7 3 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.57%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 275 (79.02%) Developer
2 55 (15.80%) .NET Developer
3 50 (14.37%) Web Developer
4 46 (13.22%) Front-End Developer
5 40 (11.49%) PHP Developer
6 24 (6.90%) C# Developer
7 17 (4.89%) Network Engineer
8 16 (4.60%) Front-End Web Developer
9 14 (4.02%) Designer
10 13 (3.74%) ASP.NET Developer
11 11 (3.16%) Team Leader
11 11 (3.16%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.16%) Flash Developer
11 11 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
12 10 (2.87%) Senior Developer
13 9 (2.59%) MySQL Developer
13 9 (2.59%) PHP MySQL Developer
14 8 (2.30%) AWS Developer
15 7 (2.01%) iOS Developer
15 7 (2.01%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 309 (88.79%) HTML
2 151 (43.39%) jQuery
3 135 (38.79%) HTML5
4 124 (35.63%) .NET
5 94 (27.01%) CSS3
6 80 (22.99%) ASP.NET
7 39 (11.21%) Ajax
8 38 (10.92%) XML
9 34 (9.77%) AngularJS
10 33 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (8.05%) WCF
12 27 (7.76%) .NET Framework
13 25 (7.18%) Web Services
14 24 (6.90%) XHTML
15 21 (6.03%) LAMP
16 20 (5.75%) Entity Framework
17 16 (4.60%) REST
17 16 (4.60%) Sass
17 16 (4.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 15 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.48%) User Experience
2 20 (5.75%) N-Tier
3 17 (4.89%) Mobile App
4 15 (4.31%) Visualisation
5 11 (3.16%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.30%) iPhone
8 7 (2.01%) W3C
8 7 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.72%) New Media
10 5 (1.44%) iPad
10 5 (1.44%) Graphic Design
10 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.86%) Animation
11 3 (0.86%) Social Media
11 3 (0.86%) NHS
12 2 (0.57%) Inversion of Control
12 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.57%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.29%) Linked Data
Operating Systems
1 36 (10.34%) Linux
2 21 (6.03%) Windows
3 13 (3.74%) Apple iOS
4 8 (2.30%) SUSE
4 8 (2.30%) Android
5 4 (1.15%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.86%) UNIX
7 2 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (22.13%) MVC
3 45 (12.93%) Web Development
4 44 (12.64%) E-Commerce
5 35 (10.06%) Responsive Web Design
6 33 (9.48%) TDD
6 33 (9.48%) Web Design
7 31 (8.91%) Content Management
8 26 (7.47%) Scrum
9 24 (6.90%) OO
10 20 (5.75%) Analytics
11 18 (5.17%) SEO
11 18 (5.17%) Open Source
12 17 (4.89%) SOA
13 16 (4.60%) Mentoring
14 15 (4.31%) Configuration Management
15 14 (4.02%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (4.02%) WAN Optimisation
16 13 (3.74%) Workflow
17 12 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 257 (73.85%) JavaScript
2 91 (26.15%) C#
3 69 (19.83%) PHP
4 57 (16.38%) SQL
5 21 (6.03%) Java
6 19 (5.46%) T-SQL
7 15 (4.31%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.45%) ActionScript
9 11 (3.16%) Objective-C
9 11 (3.16%) ActionScript 3.0
10 8 (2.30%) VB
11 6 (1.72%) Perl
12 4 (1.15%) VBScript
12 4 (1.15%) Python
12 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.15%) PHP5
12 4 (1.15%) PHP4
13 3 (0.86%) Ruby
14 2 (0.57%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.57%) LotusScript
Qualifications
1 22 (6.32%) Degree
2 18 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 15 (4.31%) CCNP
5 7 (2.01%) SC Cleared
6 6 (1.72%) CCNA
7 2 (0.57%) CCSA
7 2 (0.57%) CCSE
8 1 (0.29%) MCTS
8 1 (0.29%) MCITP
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) MCPD
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCVP
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCDA
8 1 (0.29%) CCDP
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.87%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 12 (3.45%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (2.30%) Kibana
3 7 (2.01%) Plesk
4 6 (1.72%) OPNET
5 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (9.20%) Adobe
2 23 (6.61%) Cisco
3 22 (6.32%) CheckPoint
3 22 (6.32%) F5
4 19 (5.46%) Fortinet
4 19 (5.46%) Google
5 18 (5.17%) SolarWinds
5 18 (5.17%) BMC
6 17 (4.89%) Microsoft
7 15 (4.31%) IBM
7 15 (4.31%) Oracle
8 14 (4.02%) Blue Coat
8 14 (4.02%) McAfee
9 9 (2.59%) Juniper
9 9 (2.59%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.30%) Zend
11 7 (2.01%) Nokia
12 6 (1.72%) Riverbed
13 4 (1.15%) Apple
13 4 (1.15%) Sitecore
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