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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 14 22 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing CSS 200 133 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.86% 6.46% 6.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.72% 25.14% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 100 80
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
- +30.11%
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
673 529 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.46% 25.70% 27.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 320 330
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £404 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +10 82 £363 +26.08% 26
Coventry -1 21 £320 +55.15% 17
Staffordshire -6 17 £331 +10.41% 24
Warwickshire -9 17 £300 +14.83% 26
Worcestershire -3 9 £210 -25.66% 1
Shropshire -10 9 - - 2
Herefordshire - 5 £338 - 1
Solihull +7 4 £290 +5.45% 5
Wolverhampton -11 3 £240 -12.72% 3
Walsall 0 1 £310 +3.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £225 - 2
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Stourbridge - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 322 (88.95%) HTML
2 305 (84.25%) JavaScript
3 188 (51.93%) jQuery
4 142 (39.23%) .NET
5 130 (35.91%) HTML5
6 128 (35.36%) ASP.NET
7 116 (32.04%) C#
8 114 (31.49%) CSS3
9 91 (25.14%) SQL Server
10 84 (23.20%) MVC
11 64 (17.68%) PHP
12 60 (16.57%) SQL
13 58 (16.02%) Microsoft
13 58 (16.02%) Ajax
14 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (13.81%) MySQL
16 49 (13.54%) Web Development
17 46 (12.71%) AngularJS
17 46 (12.71%) User Experience
18 45 (12.43%) XML
19 42 (11.60%) WCF
20 38 (10.50%) SharePoint
21 35 (9.67%) Visual Studio
21 35 (9.67%) .NET Framework
21 35 (9.67%) Responsive Web Design
22 34 (9.39%) Java
23 31 (8.56%) TDD
23 31 (8.56%) Web Services
23 31 (8.56%) Git (software)
24 29 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 38 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 29 (8.01%) CMS
3 25 (6.91%) IIS
4 23 (6.35%) Apache
5 16 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (3.87%) Node.js
7 13 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (3.31%) Tomcat
9 11 (3.04%) Drupal
10 9 (2.49%) Umbraco
11 8 (2.21%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.38%) WordPress
12 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.10%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.55%) Site Server
15 2 (0.55%) Liferay
15 2 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
16 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (7.73%) Photoshop
2 19 (5.25%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (3.31%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.83%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Blender
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Magento
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.28%) Tridion
5 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (1.93%) Office 365
3 6 (1.66%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.08%) Intranet
2 16 (4.42%) Firewall
3 14 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (3.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (3.59%) BIG-IP
4 13 (3.59%) OSPF
4 13 (3.59%) BGP
5 12 (3.31%) HTTP
6 9 (2.49%) Internet
7 7 (1.93%) FTP
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.28%) VPN
8 1 (0.28%) LAN
8 1 (0.28%) SMS
8 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (25.14%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.81%) MySQL
3 15 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.93%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.28%) MS Access
10 1 (0.28%) DB2
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 35 (9.67%) Visual Studio
2 31 (8.56%) Git (software)
3 28 (7.73%) Subversion
4 17 (4.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.31%) Ant
6 11 (3.04%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.49%) Maven
8 7 (1.93%) NUnit
8 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.66%) JIRA
10 5 (1.38%) FxCop
10 5 (1.38%) Grunt
11 3 (0.83%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
12 2 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.55%) Selenium
13 1 (0.28%) JBehave
13 1 (0.28%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.28%) JMeter
General
1 14 (3.87%) Marketing
2 13 (3.59%) Finance
3 5 (1.38%) Games
3 5 (1.38%) Retail
4 4 (1.10%) Automotive
5 2 (0.55%) Legal
5 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.55%) Publishing
6 1 (0.28%) Local Government
6 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 297 (82.04%) Developer
2 73 (20.17%) Web Developer
3 58 (16.02%) .NET Developer
4 54 (14.92%) Front-End Developer
5 33 (9.12%) C# Developer
6 27 (7.46%) ASP.NET Developer
6 27 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (6.35%) Designer
8 22 (6.08%) PHP Developer
9 21 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 19 (5.25%) .NET Web Developer
10 19 (5.25%) C# .NET Developer
11 17 (4.70%) UI Developer
11 17 (4.70%) UI Programmer
12 16 (4.42%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 15 (4.14%) SharePoint Developer
14 14 (3.87%) Architect
15 12 (3.31%) Java Developer
16 11 (3.04%) Front-End Web Developer
17 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (88.95%) HTML
2 188 (51.93%) jQuery
3 142 (39.23%) .NET
4 130 (35.91%) HTML5
5 128 (35.36%) ASP.NET
6 114 (31.49%) CSS3
7 58 (16.02%) Ajax
8 46 (12.71%) AngularJS
9 45 (12.43%) XML
10 42 (11.60%) WCF
11 35 (9.67%) .NET Framework
12 31 (8.56%) Web Services
13 29 (8.01%) XHTML
13 29 (8.01%) ASP.NET MVC
14 27 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 23 (6.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 23 (6.35%) Backbone.js
15 23 (6.35%) XSLT
16 20 (5.52%) Classic ASP
17 19 (5.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.71%) User Experience
2 14 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.31%) Visualisation
4 12 (3.31%) N-Tier
5 11 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.21%) Social Media
6 8 (2.21%) W3C
7 7 (1.93%) Taxonomies
7 7 (1.93%) Blog
8 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.10%) E-Learning
9 4 (1.10%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.10%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.83%) SCORM
10 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.83%) GIS
10 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.55%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.14%) Apple iOS
2 12 (3.31%) Android
3 11 (3.04%) Linux
4 9 (2.49%) Windows
5 5 (1.38%) UNIX
6 2 (0.55%) BlackBerry OS
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (23.20%) MVC
2 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (13.54%) Web Development
4 35 (9.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 31 (8.56%) TDD
6 20 (5.52%) OO
6 20 (5.52%) E-Commerce
7 19 (5.25%) Project Management
7 19 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (4.97%) OOP
9 16 (4.42%) SOA
9 16 (4.42%) Web Application Development
10 15 (4.14%) Unit Testing
10 15 (4.14%) Logistics
11 13 (3.59%) ITIL
11 13 (3.59%) Load Balancing
11 13 (3.59%) Time Management
11 13 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
12 12 (3.31%) Network Management
12 12 (3.31%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (84.25%) JavaScript
2 116 (32.04%) C#
3 64 (17.68%) PHP
4 60 (16.57%) SQL
5 34 (9.39%) Java
6 29 (8.01%) VB.NET
7 18 (4.97%) T-SQL
7 18 (4.97%) VBScript
8 12 (3.31%) PHP5
9 9 (2.49%) ActionScript
10 8 (2.21%) VB
11 6 (1.66%) Ruby
12 5 (1.38%) ActionScript 3.0
12 5 (1.38%) PHP4
13 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.83%) VB6
15 2 (0.55%) Python
15 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.28%) VBA
16 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.04%) CCNA
2 11 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.93%) Degree
3 7 (1.93%) CCNP
4 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.28%) CCVP
6 1 (0.28%) CCDA
6 1 (0.28%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.28%) WCAG
1 1 (0.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) OPNET
Vendors
1 58 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.25%) Adobe
3 16 (4.42%) Zend
4 14 (3.87%) F5
4 14 (3.87%) Juniper
4 14 (3.87%) Oracle
4 14 (3.87%) Cisco
4 14 (3.87%) Nokia
4 14 (3.87%) CheckPoint
5 13 (3.59%) Fortinet
6 12 (3.31%) Riverbed
6 12 (3.31%) SolarWinds
6 12 (3.31%) BMC
7 9 (2.49%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.66%) Sencha
10 4 (1.10%) Alterian
10 4 (1.10%) Google
11 3 (0.83%) Capita
11 3 (0.83%) Nintex
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