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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 26 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing CSS 157 153 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.95% 6.76% 7.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.08% 27.27% 26.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 110 84
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +7.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £21.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.58 - £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.97 - £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
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
626 561 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.71% 24.78% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 311 280
Average daily rate £350 £320 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 24
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +26.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £11.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £51.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 1 April 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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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 -10 46 £313 -3.10% 33
Shropshire +8 26 £400 -2.43% 15
Staffordshire +4 26 £350 +7.69% 29
Coventry -5 19 £315 +0.80% 11
Warwickshire -16 8 £325 +8.33% 23
Wolverhampton -4 4 £220 -12.87% 6
Worcestershire 0 3 £218 -17.14% 5
Walsall -3 1 - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
Dudley - - - - 2
Solihull - - - - 16
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - - 4
Bilston - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 April 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.

1 244 (91.73%) HTML
2 210 (78.95%) JavaScript
3 128 (48.12%) jQuery
4 100 (37.59%) .NET
5 87 (32.71%) HTML5
6 78 (29.32%) C#
7 77 (28.95%) SQL Server
7 77 (28.95%) MVC
8 62 (23.31%) ASP.NET
9 60 (22.56%) CSS3
10 57 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
11 51 (19.17%) MySQL
12 48 (18.05%) XML
13 46 (17.29%) PHP
14 41 (15.41%) SQL
15 40 (15.04%) Ajax
16 36 (13.53%) Web Development
16 36 (13.53%) Microsoft
17 31 (11.65%) Responsive Web Design
18 30 (11.28%) User Experience
18 30 (11.28%) Java
19 28 (10.53%) Web Services
20 26 (9.77%) Photoshop
20 26 (9.77%) CMS
21 25 (9.40%) Git (software)
21 25 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
22 24 (9.02%) Adobe
23 23 (8.65%) OO
23 23 (8.65%) Web Design
23 23 (8.65%) AngularJS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 26 (9.77%) CMS
2 21 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 20 (7.52%) Apache
4 16 (6.02%) IIS
5 13 (4.89%) Drupal
6 10 (3.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (3.38%) Umbraco
7 9 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (3.01%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (3.01%) Node.js
9 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.88%) WordPress
11 4 (1.50%) Confluence
11 4 (1.50%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.13%) JBoss
12 3 (1.13%) Adobe CQ
13 2 (0.75%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.38%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 26 (9.77%) Photoshop
2 11 (4.14%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.01%) InfoPath
3 8 (3.01%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.88%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.75%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.75%) MS Office
7 1 (0.38%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.50%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.13%) Magento
4 2 (0.75%) SiteCatalyst
5 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.38%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.38%) Heroku
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) PaaS
3 1 (0.38%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) GitHub
3 1 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.89%) Firewall
1 13 (4.89%) Internet
2 11 (4.14%) Intranet
2 11 (4.14%) BIG-IP
2 11 (4.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 11 (4.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 9 (3.38%) HTTP
4 8 (3.01%) OSPF
5 6 (2.26%) Extranet
5 6 (2.26%) BGP
6 5 (1.88%) WAN
6 5 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (1.13%) MPLS
7 3 (1.13%) VoIP
7 3 (1.13%) WLAN
7 3 (1.13%) DMVPN
8 2 (0.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.75%) LAN
8 2 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 51 (19.17%) MySQL
3 21 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (4.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (4.89%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.51%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.88%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.75%) PerformancePoint
11 2 (0.75%) DB2
12 1 (0.38%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.14%) Subversion
3 18 (6.77%) Visual Studio
4 8 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (2.26%) JIRA
6 5 (1.88%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (1.88%) Jasmine
7 4 (1.50%) Grunt
8 3 (1.13%) Ant
8 3 (1.13%) JUnit
8 3 (1.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (1.13%) Selenium
8 3 (1.13%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.75%) PhpStorm
9 2 (0.75%) Bower
9 2 (0.75%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.75%) Maven
10 1 (0.38%) NUnit
General
1 16 (6.02%) Finance
2 11 (4.14%) Marketing
3 10 (3.76%) Automotive
4 9 (3.38%) Publishing
5 7 (2.63%) Retail
6 3 (1.13%) Games
6 3 (1.13%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Back Office
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) German Language
8 1 (0.38%) Interactive Media
8 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 215 (80.83%) Developer
2 42 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 35 (13.16%) Front-End Developer
4 28 (10.53%) Web Developer
5 25 (9.40%) PHP Developer
6 21 (7.89%) C# Developer
7 16 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.51%) Senior Developer
9 11 (4.14%) ASP.NET Developer
9 11 (4.14%) SharePoint Developer
10 10 (3.76%) Designer
11 9 (3.38%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.01%) PHP MySQL Developer
12 8 (3.01%) C# .NET Developer
12 8 (3.01%) Architect
12 8 (3.01%) Network Engineer
12 8 (3.01%) MySQL Developer
13 6 (2.26%) Sitecore Developer
13 6 (2.26%) Website Developer
13 6 (2.26%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 244 (91.73%) HTML
2 128 (48.12%) jQuery
3 100 (37.59%) .NET
4 87 (32.71%) HTML5
5 62 (23.31%) ASP.NET
6 60 (22.56%) CSS3
7 48 (18.05%) XML
8 40 (15.04%) Ajax
9 28 (10.53%) Web Services
10 25 (9.40%) ASP.NET MVC
11 23 (8.65%) AngularJS
12 22 (8.27%) .NET Framework
13 19 (7.14%) Entity Framework
14 16 (6.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 13 (4.89%) XSLT
15 13 (4.89%) Sass
15 13 (4.89%) REST
16 11 (4.14%) LAMP
16 11 (4.14%) JSON
17 10 (3.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.28%) User Experience
2 17 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 16 (6.02%) Visualisation
4 15 (5.64%) Open Source
5 14 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.76%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.01%) Mobile App
7 8 (3.01%) Social Media
8 7 (2.63%) Blog
8 7 (2.63%) Taxonomies
9 5 (1.88%) NHS
10 4 (1.50%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.50%) Physics
11 3 (1.13%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.13%) Animation
11 3 (1.13%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.13%) iPad
11 3 (1.13%) iPhone
12 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.75%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (7.52%) Linux
2 12 (4.51%) Windows
3 8 (3.01%) SUSE
4 7 (2.63%) UNIX
5 5 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 4 (1.50%) Android
7 3 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.13%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.95%) MVC
2 57 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (13.53%) Web Development
4 31 (11.65%) Responsive Web Design
5 23 (8.65%) OO
5 23 (8.65%) Web Design
6 20 (7.52%) TDD
7 19 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 17 (6.39%) Content Management
8 17 (6.39%) Workflow
9 14 (5.26%) Analytics
10 13 (4.89%) OOP
11 12 (4.51%) CRM
12 11 (4.14%) Configuration Management
12 11 (4.14%) Scrum
12 11 (4.14%) Web Application Development
13 9 (3.38%) Technical Architecture
14 8 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
14 8 (3.01%) Mentoring
14 8 (3.01%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (78.95%) JavaScript
2 78 (29.32%) C#
3 46 (17.29%) PHP
4 41 (15.41%) SQL
5 30 (11.28%) Java
6 15 (5.64%) PHP5
7 12 (4.51%) T-SQL
7 12 (4.51%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.26%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.26%) Ruby
9 5 (1.88%) VB
10 4 (1.50%) ActionScript 3.0
10 4 (1.50%) ActionScript
10 4 (1.50%) VBScript
11 3 (1.13%) XPath
11 3 (1.13%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.13%) Python
12 2 (0.75%) PHP4
12 2 (0.75%) VBA
12 2 (0.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (8.27%) Degree
2 19 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.26%) CCNP
5 4 (1.50%) CCNA
6 1 (0.38%) MCPD
6 1 (0.38%) MCITP
6 1 (0.38%) MCTS
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.50%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (3.01%) Kibana
2 6 (2.26%) OPNET
3 3 (1.13%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (0.75%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 36 (13.53%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.02%) Adobe
3 12 (4.51%) Sitecore
4 11 (4.14%) Cisco
4 11 (4.14%) CheckPoint
4 11 (4.14%) Fortinet
4 11 (4.14%) F5
5 10 (3.76%) Google
6 9 (3.38%) BMC
6 9 (3.38%) Oracle
6 9 (3.38%) SolarWinds
7 8 (3.01%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.26%) Riverbed
8 6 (2.26%) Juniper
8 6 (2.26%) Nokia
8 6 (2.26%) IBM
8 6 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.88%) Blue Coat
9 5 (1.88%) McAfee
10 4 (1.50%) Apple
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