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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing CSS 156 126 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.43% 6.04% 6.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.22% 25.10% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 79 79
Average daily rate
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£331 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.36% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £380 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 9
Average hourly rate £31.10 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.56% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
595 502 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.51% 24.07% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 294 312
Average daily rate £370 £298 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.36% -4.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 27
Average hourly rate £29.22 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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 November 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
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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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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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 68 £325 +13.04% 39
Staffordshire -1 17 £338 +21.62% 20
Coventry +3 15 £338 +22.72% 10
Warwickshire -12 9 £331 +31.84% 19
Shropshire -8 7 £175 -56.52% 3
Worcestershire -3 6 £199 -22.81% 3
Herefordshire - 6 £390 -
Solihull +2 5 £263 -6.66% 8
Walsall +2 1 £310 - 2
Wolverhampton -10 1 - - 3
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £225 - 1
Brierley Hill - - - - 2
Stourbridge - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 320 (90.91%) HTML
2 298 (84.66%) JavaScript
3 178 (50.57%) jQuery
4 131 (37.22%) .NET
5 125 (35.51%) HTML5
6 115 (32.67%) ASP.NET
7 107 (30.40%) CSS3
8 103 (29.26%) C#
9 88 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 77 (21.88%) MVC
11 64 (18.18%) PHP
12 62 (17.61%) Microsoft
13 61 (17.33%) Ajax
14 54 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (14.20%) MySQL
16 47 (13.35%) SQL
17 46 (13.07%) XML
17 46 (13.07%) AngularJS
18 44 (12.50%) User Experience
19 43 (12.22%) Web Development
20 40 (11.36%) SharePoint
21 33 (9.38%) Java
21 33 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
22 32 (9.09%) Git (software)
22 32 (9.09%) Web Services
23 31 (8.81%) Visual Studio
24 30 (8.52%) VB.NET
24 30 (8.52%) WCF
24 30 (8.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 29 (8.24%) .NET Framework

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 40 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 26 (7.39%) IIS
3 20 (5.68%) Apache
3 20 (5.68%) CMS
4 18 (5.11%) SharePoint 2010
5 14 (3.98%) Drupal
6 12 (3.41%) SharePoint 2013
7 11 (3.13%) Node.js
8 10 (2.84%) Tomcat
9 7 (1.99%) Umbraco
10 5 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.85%) Joomla!
11 3 (0.85%) WordPress
12 2 (0.57%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.57%) Liferay
12 2 (0.57%) Adobe CQ
12 2 (0.57%) Site Server
12 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.57%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 22 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 20 (5.68%) MS Excel
3 15 (4.26%) InfoPath
3 15 (4.26%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.57%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.28%) MS Office
6 1 (0.28%) Blender
Business Applications
1 8 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.42%) Magento
3 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (1.99%) Office 365
3 5 (1.42%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.25%) Intranet
2 15 (4.26%) Firewall
3 13 (3.69%) OSPF
3 13 (3.69%) BGP
3 13 (3.69%) BIG-IP
3 13 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 13 (3.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 12 (3.41%) HTTP
5 11 (3.13%) Internet
6 7 (1.99%) FTP
7 1 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 50 (14.20%) MySQL
3 17 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.42%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.28%) MS Access
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.28%) DB2
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.28%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 32 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 31 (8.81%) Visual Studio
3 27 (7.67%) Subversion
4 21 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (2.84%) Ant
5 10 (2.84%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.99%) Maven
6 7 (1.99%) NUnit
6 7 (1.99%) Visual Studio Team System
7 5 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (1.42%) FxCop
8 4 (1.14%) JIRA
9 3 (0.85%) PHPUnit
10 2 (0.57%) Grunt
10 2 (0.57%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.57%) Selenium
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.28%) JMeter
11 1 (0.28%) NBehave
General
1 19 (5.40%) Finance
2 10 (2.84%) Marketing
3 5 (1.42%) Retail
3 5 (1.42%) Publishing
3 5 (1.42%) Automotive
4 3 (0.85%) Games
5 2 (0.57%) Legal
6 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
6 1 (0.28%) German Language
6 1 (0.28%) Local Government
6 1 (0.28%) Advertising
6 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 290 (82.39%) Developer
2 61 (17.33%) Web Developer
3 52 (14.77%) Front-End Developer
4 51 (14.49%) .NET Developer
5 32 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 26 (7.39%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (6.53%) Senior Developer
7 23 (6.53%) ASP.NET Developer
7 23 (6.53%) PHP Developer
7 23 (6.53%) Designer
8 18 (5.11%) UI Developer
8 18 (5.11%) UI Programmer
8 18 (5.11%) SharePoint Developer
9 17 (4.83%) C# .NET Developer
10 14 (3.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (3.69%) Architect
11 13 (3.69%) .NET Web Developer
12 11 (3.13%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.84%) Front-End Web Developer
13 10 (2.84%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (90.91%) HTML
2 178 (50.57%) jQuery
3 131 (37.22%) .NET
4 125 (35.51%) HTML5
5 115 (32.67%) ASP.NET
6 107 (30.40%) CSS3
7 61 (17.33%) Ajax
8 46 (13.07%) XML
8 46 (13.07%) AngularJS
9 32 (9.09%) Web Services
10 30 (8.52%) WCF
10 30 (8.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 29 (8.24%) .NET Framework
12 25 (7.10%) ASP.NET MVC
13 23 (6.53%) XHTML
13 23 (6.53%) Backbone.js
14 19 (5.40%) Classic ASP
15 18 (5.11%) JSON
16 17 (4.83%) XSLT
16 17 (4.83%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.50%) User Experience
2 15 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.98%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.41%) Visualisation
5 11 (3.13%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.84%) Mobile App
6 10 (2.84%) N-Tier
7 9 (2.56%) W3C
7 9 (2.56%) Social Media
8 8 (2.27%) Taxonomies
8 8 (2.27%) Blog
9 6 (1.70%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.42%) NHS
11 4 (1.14%) Learning Management System
11 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.14%) E-Learning
11 4 (1.14%) Mathematics
11 4 (1.14%) Physics
12 3 (0.85%) SCORM
13 2 (0.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.13%) Linux
1 11 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 9 (2.56%) Android
3 7 (1.99%) Windows
4 6 (1.70%) UNIX
5 3 (0.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.88%) MVC
2 54 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (12.22%) Web Development
4 33 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
5 26 (7.39%) TDD
6 24 (6.82%) OO
7 21 (5.97%) OOP
8 19 (5.40%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.55%) Project Management
10 15 (4.26%) SOA
11 14 (3.98%) Web Application Development
11 14 (3.98%) Time Management
12 13 (3.69%) ITIL
12 13 (3.69%) Load Balancing
12 13 (3.69%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (3.41%) Network Management
13 12 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
13 12 (3.41%) Migration
13 12 (3.41%) E-Commerce
14 11 (3.13%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 298 (84.66%) JavaScript
2 103 (29.26%) C#
3 64 (18.18%) PHP
4 47 (13.35%) SQL
5 33 (9.38%) Java
6 30 (8.52%) VB.NET
7 17 (4.83%) VBScript
8 16 (4.55%) PHP5
8 16 (4.55%) T-SQL
9 11 (3.13%) VB
10 8 (2.27%) Ruby
11 7 (1.99%) ActionScript
11 7 (1.99%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.42%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (0.85%) VB6
13 3 (0.85%) Python
13 3 (0.85%) C++
13 3 (0.85%) PHP4
14 2 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (3.98%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.84%) CCNA
2 10 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (2.56%) Degree
4 6 (1.70%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.70%) CCNP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.57%) WCAG
2 1 (0.28%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (3.41%) OPNET
Vendors
1 62 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.68%) Adobe
3 16 (4.55%) Zend
4 13 (3.69%) Cisco
4 13 (3.69%) CheckPoint
4 13 (3.69%) Juniper
4 13 (3.69%) Nokia
4 13 (3.69%) Fortinet
4 13 (3.69%) F5
5 12 (3.41%) Riverbed
5 12 (3.41%) SolarWinds
5 12 (3.41%) BMC
6 10 (2.84%) Oracle
7 7 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (1.70%) Sencha
9 5 (1.42%) Google
9 5 (1.42%) Twitter
10 3 (0.85%) Capita
10 3 (0.85%) Alterian
10 3 (0.85%) Stellent
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Birmingham
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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