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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 20 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Contract jobs citing CSS 211 187 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.30% 6.98% 7.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.89% 28.21% 30.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 120 127
Average daily rate £350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £27.00 £35.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.62% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.60 £36.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-38.07% +14.06%
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
706 663 575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.41% 24.76% 24.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 425 321
Average daily rate £384 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 57 £325 +10.16% 52
Warwickshire +20 35 £400 +10.34% 33
Shropshire -30 35 £294 -26.56% 11
Coventry +7 34 £400 +26.98% 7
Staffordshire +2 13 £325 -2.98% 23
Worcestershire +2 8 £315 +44.82% 18
Solihull -9 5 - - 3
Wolverhampton -2 4 £255 +15.90% 7
Herefordshire - 2 £488 - 2
Walsall +3 1 - - 3
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 367 (93.38%) HTML
2 302 (76.84%) JavaScript
3 173 (44.02%) HTML5
4 168 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
5 147 (37.40%) jQuery
6 137 (34.86%) C#
6 137 (34.86%) .NET
7 112 (28.50%) CSS3
8 107 (27.23%) Web Development
9 100 (25.45%) MVC
10 92 (23.41%) ASP.NET
10 92 (23.41%) AngularJS
11 77 (19.59%) SQL
12 68 (17.30%) Java
13 64 (16.28%) Front End Development
14 62 (15.78%) PHP
15 60 (15.27%) SQL Server
16 58 (14.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 51 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
18 46 (11.70%) Responsive Web Design
18 46 (11.70%) TDD
19 42 (10.69%) XML
20 40 (10.18%) MySQL
20 40 (10.18%) User Experience
20 40 (10.18%) Git (software)
21 39 (9.92%) Scrum
22 38 (9.67%) CMS
22 38 (9.67%) Microsoft
23 35 (8.91%) Mobile App
24 34 (8.65%) OO

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (9.67%) CMS
2 21 (5.34%) WordPress
3 16 (4.07%) Umbraco
4 15 (3.82%) SharePoint
5 12 (3.05%) Confluence
5 12 (3.05%) Node.js
6 10 (2.54%) Apache
7 9 (2.29%) IIS
7 9 (2.29%) JBoss
8 6 (1.53%) Liferay
8 6 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (1.53%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.53%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.02%) Drupal
9 4 (1.02%) Sitefinity
10 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.51%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.51%) Kentico
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (5.34%) Photoshop
2 8 (2.04%) Adobe Illustrator
3 6 (1.53%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (0.76%) Fireworks
5 3 (0.76%) MS Office
6 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.53%) BigMachines
1 6 (1.53%) Eloqua
2 3 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.51%) Magento
4 1 (0.25%) Infor LN
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (2.54%) SaaS
2 6 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.25%) GitHub
5 1 (0.25%) Heroku
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (5.85%) HTTP
2 13 (3.31%) Network Security
3 10 (2.54%) SSL
4 7 (1.78%) TCP/IP
5 5 (1.27%) DNS
5 5 (1.27%) Intranet
6 3 (0.76%) SMTP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (0.25%) DSL
7 1 (0.25%) Firewall
7 1 (0.25%) LAN
7 1 (0.25%) VoIP
7 1 (0.25%) VPN
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.27%) SQL Server
2 40 (10.18%) MySQL
3 22 (5.60%) MongoDB
4 12 (3.05%) Pentaho
5 11 (2.80%) Hadoop
6 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.04%) Big Data
7 8 (2.04%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.76%) Redis
12 1 (0.25%) Jackrabbit
12 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.25%) OLTP
12 1 (0.25%) QlikView
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 40 (10.18%) Git (software)
2 23 (5.85%) Visual Studio
3 22 (5.60%) JIRA
4 15 (3.82%) Grunt
5 12 (3.05%) JUnit
5 12 (3.05%) Selenium
6 10 (2.54%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.54%) Jenkins
7 8 (2.04%) gulp
7 8 (2.04%) IntelliJ
7 8 (2.04%) Subversion
8 6 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.02%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.02%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.76%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.76%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.76%) NUnit
10 3 (0.76%) WebDriver
10 3 (0.76%) Zend Studio
General
1 24 (6.11%) Retail
2 20 (5.09%) Finance
3 8 (2.04%) Marketing
4 7 (1.78%) Advertising
4 7 (1.78%) Games
5 5 (1.27%) Automotive
6 4 (1.02%) Legal
7 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.25%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 328 (83.46%) Developer
2 72 (18.32%) .NET Developer
3 69 (17.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 60 (15.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 60 (15.27%) Web Developer
5 35 (8.91%) HTML Developer
6 32 (8.14%) HTML CSS Developer
6 32 (8.14%) PHP Developer
7 30 (7.63%) C# Developer
8 27 (6.87%) ASP.NET Developer
8 27 (6.87%) Java Developer
9 26 (6.62%) Designer
10 23 (5.85%) C# .NET Developer
11 21 (5.34%) UX Designer
12 18 (4.58%) Software Developer
13 17 (4.33%) Mobile Developer
14 16 (4.07%) Mobile Web Developer
15 15 (3.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 14 (3.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 14 (3.56%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (93.38%) HTML
2 173 (44.02%) HTML5
3 147 (37.40%) jQuery
4 137 (34.86%) .NET
5 112 (28.50%) CSS3
6 92 (23.41%) AngularJS
6 92 (23.41%) ASP.NET
7 58 (14.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 51 (12.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 42 (10.69%) XML
10 33 (8.40%) Web Services
11 31 (7.89%) JSON
12 30 (7.63%) Sass
13 29 (7.38%) Ajax
13 29 (7.38%) React
14 26 (6.62%) J2EE
15 25 (6.36%) Backbone.js
15 25 (6.36%) Spring
16 24 (6.11%) WCF
17 22 (5.60%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 40 (10.18%) User Experience
2 35 (8.91%) Mobile App
3 25 (6.36%) N-Tier
4 14 (3.56%) Data Integration
5 10 (2.54%) Digital Media
6 7 (1.78%) Data Centre
7 6 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.02%) Blog
9 4 (1.02%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.76%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.51%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.51%) Graphic Design
11 2 (0.51%) iPhone
11 2 (0.51%) Psychology
12 1 (0.25%) CMDB
12 1 (0.25%) FMCG
12 1 (0.25%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.25%) Mathematics
12 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (8.40%) Linux
2 21 (5.34%) Unix
3 11 (2.80%) Windows
4 5 (1.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.76%) Debian
5 3 (0.76%) Mac OS X
6 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.25%) Android
7 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (42.75%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (27.23%) Web Development
3 100 (25.45%) MVC
4 64 (16.28%) Front End Development
5 46 (11.70%) Responsive Web Design
5 46 (11.70%) TDD
6 39 (9.92%) Scrum
7 34 (8.65%) OO
8 26 (6.62%) Mobile Development
9 25 (6.36%) E-Commerce
10 22 (5.60%) CRM
11 21 (5.34%) SOA
12 20 (5.09%) B2C
12 20 (5.09%) High Availability
12 20 (5.09%) Software Engineering
13 19 (4.83%) DevOps
14 16 (4.07%) BDD
14 16 (4.07%) Open Source
14 16 (4.07%) Web Design
15 15 (3.82%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 302 (76.84%) JavaScript
2 137 (34.86%) C#
3 77 (19.59%) SQL
4 68 (17.30%) Java
5 62 (15.78%) PHP
6 20 (5.09%) TypeScript
7 18 (4.58%) C
8 17 (4.33%) Scala
9 15 (3.82%) VB.NET
10 14 (3.56%) VB
11 12 (3.05%) ActionScript
12 11 (2.80%) T-SQL
13 9 (2.29%) ActionScript 3.0
13 9 (2.29%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.29%) Python
13 9 (2.29%) VBScript
14 8 (2.04%) PHP 5
14 8 (2.04%) Ruby
15 6 (1.53%) Haskell
15 6 (1.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (4.83%) Degree
1 19 (4.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.53%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.02%) MCAD
5 4 (1.02%) MCITP
5 4 (1.02%) MCSD
5 4 (1.02%) MCTS
6 2 (0.51%) ECDL
7 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.25%) CCDA
7 1 (0.25%) CCDP
7 1 (0.25%) CCNA
7 1 (0.25%) CCNP
7 1 (0.25%) CCVP
7 1 (0.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.25%) ISEB
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.51%) QA
1 2 (0.51%) WCAG
2 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 8 (2.04%) Docker
2 4 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 14 (3.56%) Puppet
2 3 (0.76%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (0.51%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 38 (9.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (5.09%) Adobe
3 11 (2.80%) Cloudera
3 11 (2.80%) Informatica
4 10 (2.54%) Oracle
5 9 (2.29%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (2.29%) Sitecore
6 6 (1.53%) Siebel
6 6 (1.53%) webMethods
6 6 (1.53%) Zend
7 4 (1.02%) Twitter
7 4 (1.02%) Xamarin
8 3 (0.76%) CA
8 3 (0.76%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.76%) SevOne
9 2 (0.51%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.51%) VMware
10 1 (0.25%) Infor
10 1 (0.25%) Pega
10 1 (0.25%) Rackspace
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