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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 23 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing CSS 171 196 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.82% 7.73% 8.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.69% 30.87% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 104 121
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 2
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £95.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -71.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £32.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £27.50 £159.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
576 635 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.97% 25.04% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 360 361
Average daily rate £338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 7
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £33.55 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -4 54 £305 -6.15% 57
Staffordshire +10 38 £365 +28.07% 33
Coventry -4 24 £300 -6.25% 10
Warwickshire -10 13 £200 -33.33% 29
Worcestershire +2 9 £250 +25.00% 8
Shropshire -2 9 - -
Solihull -6 8 £300 +3.44% 6
Wolverhampton +5 5 £175 -29.64% 2
Herefordshire -5 1 £190 -41.53% 5
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 315 (91.57%) HTML
2 269 (78.20%) JavaScript
3 151 (43.90%) HTML5
4 139 (40.41%) jQuery
5 118 (34.30%) .NET
6 99 (28.78%) CSS3
7 90 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
8 82 (23.84%) C#
9 79 (22.97%) MySQL
10 73 (21.22%) ASP.NET
11 72 (20.93%) PHP
12 71 (20.64%) MVC
13 67 (19.48%) SQL Server
14 53 (15.41%) SQL
15 46 (13.37%) Photoshop
16 45 (13.08%) CMS
17 43 (12.50%) Web Development
18 42 (12.21%) AngularJS
19 39 (11.34%) Linux
19 39 (11.34%) E-Commerce
20 37 (10.76%) TDD
21 36 (10.47%) Ajax
21 36 (10.47%) XML
21 36 (10.47%) User Experience
22 33 (9.59%) Responsive Web Design
23 32 (9.30%) WordPress
23 32 (9.30%) Web Design
24 31 (9.01%) Adobe
25 29 (8.43%) WCF
25 29 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 45 (13.08%) CMS
2 32 (9.30%) WordPress
3 16 (4.65%) Joomla!
3 16 (4.65%) Apache
4 12 (3.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 11 (3.20%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.62%) Confluence
7 7 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.45%) nginx
8 5 (1.45%) Node.js
8 5 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.16%) IIS
10 3 (0.87%) Drupal
11 2 (0.58%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.58%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 46 (13.37%) Photoshop
2 18 (5.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 7 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.45%) MS Excel
5 2 (0.58%) MS Office
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.29%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (3.49%) Magento
2 4 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.74%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.45%) GitHub
3 3 (0.87%) Adobe Analytics
4 2 (0.58%) Office 365
4 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (0.58%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.58%) PaaS
4 2 (0.58%) Heroku
5 1 (0.29%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 21 (6.10%) HTTP
2 17 (4.94%) Firewall
3 14 (4.07%) WAN
4 13 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 12 (3.49%) BIG-IP
6 11 (3.20%) MPLS
7 10 (2.91%) VoIP
7 10 (2.91%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 9 (2.62%) DMVPN
8 9 (2.62%) WLAN
9 7 (2.03%) Internet
9 7 (2.03%) Skype
10 6 (1.74%) SSL
10 6 (1.74%) OSPF
11 5 (1.45%) LAN
12 4 (1.16%) BGP
12 4 (1.16%) Intranet
12 4 (1.16%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (22.97%) MySQL
2 67 (19.48%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.36%) MongoDB
4 14 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (2.91%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.29%) DB2
10 1 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (8.14%) Git (software)
2 22 (6.40%) Subversion
3 17 (4.94%) JIRA
3 17 (4.94%) Visual Studio
4 8 (2.33%) Grunt
5 6 (1.74%) Selenium
6 5 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.45%) WebDriver
6 5 (1.45%) PHPUnit
7 4 (1.16%) PhpStorm
7 4 (1.16%) Axure RP
7 4 (1.16%) gulp
8 3 (0.87%) JUnit
9 2 (0.58%) Rhino Mocks
9 2 (0.58%) Moq
9 2 (0.58%) NUnit
9 2 (0.58%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.29%) Bower
General
1 28 (8.14%) Finance
2 15 (4.36%) Marketing
3 12 (3.49%) Retail
4 10 (2.91%) Games
5 7 (2.03%) Automotive
6 5 (1.45%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 281 (81.69%) Developer
2 58 (16.86%) Front-End Developer
3 47 (13.66%) .NET Developer
4 46 (13.37%) Web Developer
5 36 (10.47%) PHP Developer
6 19 (5.52%) C# Developer
6 19 (5.52%) Front-End Web Developer
7 17 (4.94%) Designer
8 14 (4.07%) Team Leader
9 13 (3.78%) ASP.NET Developer
9 13 (3.78%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.49%) Java Developer
10 12 (3.49%) Flash Developer
11 10 (2.91%) Senior Developer
12 9 (2.62%) C# .NET Developer
12 9 (2.62%) AWS Developer
13 8 (2.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
13 8 (2.33%) iOS Developer
13 8 (2.33%) Website Developer
13 8 (2.33%) MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 315 (91.57%) HTML
2 151 (43.90%) HTML5
3 139 (40.41%) jQuery
4 118 (34.30%) .NET
5 99 (28.78%) CSS3
6 73 (21.22%) ASP.NET
7 42 (12.21%) AngularJS
8 36 (10.47%) XML
8 36 (10.47%) Ajax
9 29 (8.43%) ASP.NET MVC
9 29 (8.43%) WCF
10 26 (7.56%) XHTML
11 25 (7.27%) Web Services
11 25 (7.27%) LAMP
12 18 (5.23%) Flash
12 18 (5.23%) .NET Framework
13 17 (4.94%) Sass
14 15 (4.36%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 14 (4.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 14 (4.07%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.47%) User Experience
2 23 (6.69%) N-Tier
3 18 (5.23%) Mobile App
4 12 (3.49%) Visualisation
5 11 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.62%) iPhone
7 8 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.03%) W3C
9 6 (1.74%) iPad
9 6 (1.74%) New Media
10 5 (1.45%) Linked Data
10 5 (1.45%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.45%) Graphic Design
11 4 (1.16%) Animation
12 3 (0.87%) NHS
12 3 (0.87%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.87%) Social Media
13 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
13 2 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 39 (11.34%) Linux
2 21 (6.10%) Apple iOS
3 18 (5.23%) Windows
4 14 (4.07%) Android
5 8 (2.33%) SUSE
6 5 (1.45%) Windows Phone
7 4 (1.16%) UNIX
8 3 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (26.16%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (20.64%) MVC
3 43 (12.50%) Web Development
4 39 (11.34%) E-Commerce
5 37 (10.76%) TDD
6 33 (9.59%) Responsive Web Design
7 32 (9.30%) Web Design
8 28 (8.14%) OO
9 26 (7.56%) Content Management
10 23 (6.69%) Scrum
11 21 (6.10%) SOA
12 19 (5.52%) Open Source
13 17 (4.94%) SEO
13 17 (4.94%) Analytics
14 15 (4.36%) Mentoring
14 15 (4.36%) Configuration Management
15 14 (4.07%) BDD
15 14 (4.07%) Performance Testing
15 14 (4.07%) iOS Development
16 12 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 269 (78.20%) JavaScript
2 82 (23.84%) C#
3 72 (20.93%) PHP
4 53 (15.41%) SQL
5 27 (7.85%) Java
6 19 (5.52%) T-SQL
7 16 (4.65%) ActionScript
8 12 (3.49%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.49%) Objective-C
8 12 (3.49%) ActionScript 3.0
9 7 (2.03%) VB
9 7 (2.03%) Perl
9 7 (2.03%) Python
10 5 (1.45%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.45%) C++
10 5 (1.45%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.16%) PHP4
11 4 (1.16%) Ruby
11 4 (1.16%) VBScript
12 3 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (5.23%) Degree
2 14 (4.07%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (3.78%) Security Cleared
4 11 (3.20%) CCNP
5 5 (1.45%) CCNA
6 4 (1.16%) SC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) BC Cleared
7 2 (0.58%) CCSE
7 2 (0.58%) CCSA
8 1 (0.29%) CCVP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.29%) CCDA
8 1 (0.29%) CCDP
8 1 (0.29%) ISEB
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.62%) QA
2 3 (0.87%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 9 (2.62%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (2.33%) Kibana
3 7 (2.03%) Plesk
4 2 (0.58%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.58%) OPNET
Vendors
1 31 (9.01%) Adobe
2 17 (4.94%) Google
3 16 (4.65%) Cisco
4 15 (4.36%) CheckPoint
4 15 (4.36%) F5
5 14 (4.07%) Microsoft
6 12 (3.49%) Fortinet
7 11 (3.20%) McAfee
7 11 (3.20%) Blue Coat
7 11 (3.20%) SolarWinds
7 11 (3.20%) BMC
7 11 (3.20%) Oracle
8 10 (2.91%) IBM
9 9 (2.62%) Red Hat
10 8 (2.33%) Zend
11 5 (1.45%) Juniper
12 4 (1.16%) Apple
13 3 (0.87%) Nokia
13 3 (0.87%) Remedy
13 3 (0.87%) Telerik
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