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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 16 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing CSS 186 178 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.90% 7.45% 6.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 27.64% 29.77% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 129 69
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £35.35 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 - £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.74 - £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
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
673 598 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.98% 25.02% 25.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 329 235
Average daily rate £340 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 17
Average hourly rate £34.20 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.23% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £11.00 £15.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £32.50 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -5 53 £300 - 44
Shropshire +10 31 £400 +18.95% 4
Staffordshire +2 26 £335 +3.07% 19
Coventry -7 19 £315 -3.07% 16
West Bromwich - 10 £225 -
Warwickshire -17 9 £363 +20.83% 27
Wolverhampton -1 6 £220 -16.98% 3
Solihull +6 4 £319 -5.55% 14
Worcestershire +4 3 £218 -27.50% 12
Walsall -3 1 - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 260 (92.20%) HTML
2 219 (77.66%) JavaScript
3 132 (46.81%) jQuery
4 103 (36.52%) HTML5
5 98 (34.75%) .NET
6 80 (28.37%) C#
7 75 (26.60%) MVC
8 68 (24.11%) SQL Server
8 68 (24.11%) CSS3
9 62 (21.99%) MySQL
10 61 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (21.28%) PHP
12 57 (20.21%) ASP.NET
13 43 (15.25%) XML
14 40 (14.18%) CMS
15 39 (13.83%) Web Development
15 39 (13.83%) SQL
16 36 (12.77%) Photoshop
16 36 (12.77%) Ajax
17 33 (11.70%) Java
18 32 (11.35%) Adobe
19 31 (10.99%) Linux
20 29 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
21 28 (9.93%) Web Design
22 27 (9.57%) Microsoft
23 26 (9.22%) User Experience
23 26 (9.22%) Git (software)
24 25 (8.87%) AngularJS
25 24 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
25 24 (8.51%) OO

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 40 (14.18%) CMS
2 19 (6.74%) WordPress
3 17 (6.03%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.32%) Apache
5 13 (4.61%) Joomla!
6 10 (3.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (3.19%) IIS
7 9 (3.19%) Drupal
8 8 (2.84%) Umbraco
8 8 (2.84%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (2.84%) Node.js
8 8 (2.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (2.13%) Confluence
11 5 (1.77%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.71%) JBoss
12 2 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.71%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.71%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (12.77%) Photoshop
2 16 (5.67%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (1.77%) InfoPath
3 5 (1.77%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.42%) MS Excel
5 3 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.71%) PowerPivot
6 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.71%) MS Office
7 1 (0.35%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.42%) Magento
3 2 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.06%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.71%) Heroku
3 2 (0.71%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (0.71%) Google App Engine
3 2 (0.71%) PaaS
3 2 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 2 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.71%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Boomi
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.96%) Firewall
2 13 (4.61%) Internet
3 12 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 12 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 12 (4.26%) BIG-IP
4 10 (3.55%) Intranet
5 9 (3.19%) HTTP
6 8 (2.84%) OSPF
7 6 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 6 (2.13%) WAN
7 6 (2.13%) Extranet
7 6 (2.13%) BGP
8 4 (1.42%) DMVPN
8 4 (1.42%) MPLS
8 4 (1.42%) VoIP
8 4 (1.42%) WLAN
9 3 (1.06%) Skype
10 2 (0.71%) LAN
10 2 (0.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 62 (21.99%) MySQL
3 20 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.26%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (1.42%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.06%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.71%) PerformancePoint
11 2 (0.71%) MS Access
11 2 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (9.22%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.45%) Subversion
3 18 (6.38%) Visual Studio
4 9 (3.19%) JIRA
5 5 (1.77%) Grunt
5 5 (1.77%) Jasmine
5 5 (1.77%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (1.42%) JUnit
6 4 (1.42%) Dreamweaver
7 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 3 (1.06%) Ant
7 3 (1.06%) PhpStorm
7 3 (1.06%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.06%) Selenium
8 2 (0.71%) Bower
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.71%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.71%) Maven
9 1 (0.35%) NetBeans
General
1 13 (4.61%) Finance
2 12 (4.26%) Marketing
3 10 (3.55%) Automotive
4 7 (2.48%) Publishing
4 7 (2.48%) Retail
5 3 (1.06%) Legal
6 2 (0.71%) Advertising
6 2 (0.71%) Games
6 2 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
Job Titles
1 239 (84.75%) Developer
2 45 (15.96%) .NET Developer
3 41 (14.54%) Front-End Developer
4 37 (13.12%) Web Developer
5 32 (11.35%) PHP Developer
6 21 (7.45%) C# Developer
7 19 (6.74%) Java Developer
8 12 (4.26%) Senior Developer
9 11 (3.90%) ASP.NET Developer
10 10 (3.55%) Front-End Web Developer
10 10 (3.55%) PHP MySQL Developer
10 10 (3.55%) Designer
10 10 (3.55%) MySQL Developer
11 8 (2.84%) C# .NET Developer
11 8 (2.84%) Software Developer
11 8 (2.84%) Network Engineer
11 8 (2.84%) SharePoint Developer
12 7 (2.48%) Senior .NET Developer
12 7 (2.48%) AWS Developer
13 6 (2.13%) Website Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (92.20%) HTML
2 132 (46.81%) jQuery
3 103 (36.52%) HTML5
4 98 (34.75%) .NET
5 68 (24.11%) CSS3
6 57 (20.21%) ASP.NET
7 43 (15.25%) XML
8 36 (12.77%) Ajax
9 25 (8.87%) AngularJS
10 24 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
11 21 (7.45%) .NET Framework
12 18 (6.38%) LAMP
12 18 (6.38%) Web Services
13 17 (6.03%) Entity Framework
13 17 (6.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 16 (5.67%) XHTML
15 15 (5.32%) XSLT
16 13 (4.61%) REST
16 13 (4.61%) Sass
17 11 (3.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.22%) User Experience
2 16 (5.67%) Open Source
3 15 (5.32%) Visualisation
4 12 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.19%) Computer Science
6 8 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.48%) Mobile App
8 6 (2.13%) New Media
8 6 (2.13%) NHS
9 5 (1.77%) W3C
10 4 (1.42%) Graphic Design
11 3 (1.06%) Animation
11 3 (1.06%) Mathematics
11 3 (1.06%) Physics
11 3 (1.06%) iPad
11 3 (1.06%) iPhone
12 2 (0.71%) Social Media
12 2 (0.71%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.71%) Mobile Games
13 1 (0.35%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 31 (10.99%) Linux
2 13 (4.61%) Windows
3 8 (2.84%) SUSE
4 7 (2.48%) UNIX
5 6 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.77%) Android
7 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.71%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.60%) MVC
2 61 (21.63%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (13.83%) Web Development
4 29 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
5 28 (9.93%) Web Design
6 24 (8.51%) OO
7 22 (7.80%) Content Management
8 21 (7.45%) TDD
9 20 (7.09%) E-Commerce
10 14 (4.96%) SEO
11 13 (4.61%) Workflow
11 13 (4.61%) Scrum
11 13 (4.61%) OOP
11 13 (4.61%) CRM
11 13 (4.61%) Analytics
12 11 (3.90%) Configuration Management
13 8 (2.84%) Network Monitoring
13 8 (2.84%) Software Engineering
14 7 (2.48%) Mobile Development
14 7 (2.48%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 219 (77.66%) JavaScript
2 80 (28.37%) C#
3 60 (21.28%) PHP
4 39 (13.83%) SQL
5 33 (11.70%) Java
6 14 (4.96%) T-SQL
7 11 (3.90%) PHP5
8 8 (2.84%) VB.NET
9 7 (2.48%) VB
10 6 (2.13%) Ruby
11 5 (1.77%) VBScript
12 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
12 4 (1.42%) Objective-C
13 3 (1.06%) XPath
13 3 (1.06%) Python
13 3 (1.06%) PHP4
14 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.71%) VBA
14 2 (0.71%) C++
14 2 (0.71%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (7.45%) Degree
2 17 (6.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.48%) CCNP
3 7 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.06%) CCNA
4 3 (1.06%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) MCPD
5 1 (0.35%) MCITP
5 1 (0.35%) MCTS
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.06%) QA
2 2 (0.71%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 8 (2.84%) Kibana
2 6 (2.13%) OPNET
3 5 (1.77%) Plesk
4 4 (1.42%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (0.71%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 32 (11.35%) Adobe
2 27 (9.57%) Microsoft
3 17 (6.03%) Google
4 12 (4.26%) F5
4 12 (4.26%) Sitecore
4 12 (4.26%) CheckPoint
4 12 (4.26%) Cisco
4 12 (4.26%) Oracle
4 12 (4.26%) Fortinet
5 10 (3.55%) SolarWinds
5 10 (3.55%) BMC
6 9 (3.19%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.13%) Riverbed
7 6 (2.13%) IBM
7 6 (2.13%) Nokia
7 6 (2.13%) Juniper
7 6 (2.13%) McAfee
7 6 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 5 (1.77%) Zend
9 4 (1.42%) Apple
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