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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 31 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing CSS 102 129 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 4.72% 6.19% 6.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 21.21% 24.34% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 68 71
Average daily rate
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£328 £275 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.09% -5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £375 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
Average hourly rate £28.69 - £21.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.47 - £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 - £22.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -6.77%
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
481 530 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 22.24% 25.43% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 307 282
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 22
Average hourly rate £28.69 £32.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.37 £14.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -6 32 £313 +8.69% 37
Warwickshire +5 17 £275 +12.24% 18
Coventry +5 10 £390 +48.57% 10
Staffordshire -1 10 £343 +20.70% 9
Shropshire -9 5 £319 -24.10% 2
Solihull +3 3 £263 -8.69% 7
Worcestershire -2 2 £135 -40.00% 3
Herefordshire -1 1 £390 -2.50%
Stourbridge - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 4
Dudley - - - - 2
Halesowen - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - - 2
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (90.59%) HTML
2 246 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 150 (52.26%) jQuery
4 104 (36.24%) .NET
5 100 (34.84%) HTML5
6 81 (28.22%) C#
7 76 (26.48%) ASP.NET
8 75 (26.13%) CSS3
9 72 (25.09%) MVC
10 71 (24.74%) SQL Server
11 52 (18.12%) PHP
11 52 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (17.42%) Microsoft
13 44 (15.33%) SQL
14 43 (14.98%) User Experience
15 42 (14.63%) MySQL
15 42 (14.63%) XML
16 41 (14.29%) AngularJS
17 37 (12.89%) Ajax
18 31 (10.80%) SharePoint
19 30 (10.45%) Java
19 30 (10.45%) Git (software)
20 27 (9.41%) Visual Studio
20 27 (9.41%) Web Services
21 26 (9.06%) .NET Framework
22 24 (8.36%) OO
23 23 (8.01%) IIS
23 23 (8.01%) Web Development
23 23 (8.01%) Responsive Web Design
24 21 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (10.80%) SharePoint
2 23 (8.01%) IIS
3 16 (5.57%) Apache
3 16 (5.57%) CMS
4 15 (5.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 13 (4.53%) Drupal
5 13 (4.53%) SharePoint 2013
6 10 (3.48%) Node.js
7 6 (2.09%) Umbraco
7 6 (2.09%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.05%) Joomla!
8 3 (1.05%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.70%) Liferay
9 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.70%) Site Server
9 2 (0.70%) JBoss
10 1 (0.35%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 16 (5.57%) Photoshop
2 12 (4.18%) MS Excel
3 9 (3.14%) Adobe Illustrator
3 9 (3.14%) InfoPath
4 3 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.70%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) MS Office
6 1 (0.35%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 11 (3.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.05%) Magento
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.70%) SaaS
3 2 (0.70%) Office 365
4 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (5.57%) Intranet
2 12 (4.18%) Firewall
3 11 (3.83%) OSPF
3 11 (3.83%) BGP
3 11 (3.83%) BIG-IP
3 11 (3.83%) Cisco Nexus
3 11 (3.83%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 9 (3.14%) Internet
5 7 (2.44%) HTTP
6 3 (1.05%) FTP
7 1 (0.35%) SMS
7 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (24.74%) SQL Server
2 42 (14.63%) MySQL
3 20 (6.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (3.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.74%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.70%) PerformancePoint
9 2 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.70%) MS Access
10 1 (0.35%) DB2
10 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 30 (10.45%) Git (software)
2 27 (9.41%) Visual Studio
3 17 (5.92%) Subversion
4 11 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (2.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 5 (1.74%) Ant
7 5 (1.74%) Selenium
7 5 (1.74%) JIRA
7 5 (1.74%) Jasmine
8 4 (1.39%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.05%) Dreamweaver
9 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.70%) Bower
10 2 (0.70%) Grunt
10 2 (0.70%) NUnit
10 2 (0.70%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.35%) JUnit
11 1 (0.35%) JMeter
11 1 (0.35%) Maven
General
1 15 (5.23%) Finance
2 12 (4.18%) Marketing
3 7 (2.44%) Automotive
4 5 (1.74%) Publishing
5 3 (1.05%) Games
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
6 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) German Language
7 1 (0.35%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 229 (79.79%) Developer
2 41 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 40 (13.94%) Front-End Developer
4 33 (11.50%) Web Developer
5 23 (8.01%) C# Developer
6 21 (7.32%) Designer
7 20 (6.97%) PHP Developer
8 18 (6.27%) ASP.NET Developer
8 18 (6.27%) JavaScript Developer
9 17 (5.92%) Senior Developer
10 15 (5.23%) SharePoint Developer
11 13 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 11 (3.83%) Java Developer
13 10 (3.48%) UI Developer
13 10 (3.48%) UI Programmer
13 10 (3.48%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 10 (3.48%) Architect
14 9 (3.14%) CRM Developer
15 8 (2.79%) .NET Web Developer
16 7 (2.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (90.59%) HTML
2 150 (52.26%) jQuery
3 104 (36.24%) .NET
4 100 (34.84%) HTML5
5 76 (26.48%) ASP.NET
6 75 (26.13%) CSS3
7 42 (14.63%) XML
8 41 (14.29%) AngularJS
9 37 (12.89%) Ajax
10 27 (9.41%) Web Services
11 26 (9.06%) .NET Framework
12 21 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (6.27%) WCF
13 18 (6.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 18 (6.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 16 (5.57%) Classic ASP
15 14 (4.88%) Backbone.js
15 14 (4.88%) XHTML
16 13 (4.53%) JSON
16 13 (4.53%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.98%) User Experience
2 11 (3.83%) Management Information System
2 11 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.48%) Visualisation
3 10 (3.48%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.14%) Social Media
4 9 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.79%) Mobile App
5 8 (2.79%) Taxonomies
5 8 (2.79%) Blog
6 7 (2.44%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.74%) NHS
7 5 (1.74%) W3C
8 4 (1.39%) Mathematics
8 4 (1.39%) Physics
9 3 (1.05%) E-Learning
9 3 (1.05%) Graphic Design
10 2 (0.70%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.70%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.70%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.79%) Linux
2 7 (2.44%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.09%) UNIX
3 6 (2.09%) Windows
4 5 (1.74%) Android
5 3 (1.05%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.09%) MVC
2 52 (18.12%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (8.36%) OO
4 23 (8.01%) Web Development
4 23 (8.01%) Responsive Web Design
5 20 (6.97%) TDD
6 19 (6.62%) OOP
7 16 (5.57%) CRM
8 14 (4.88%) Project Management
9 13 (4.53%) Web Application Development
10 12 (4.18%) Workflow
11 11 (3.83%) ITIL
11 11 (3.83%) Web Design
11 11 (3.83%) Load Balancing
11 11 (3.83%) Technical Architecture
11 11 (3.83%) Network Monitoring
12 10 (3.48%) Network Management
12 10 (3.48%) SOA
13 9 (3.14%) Migration
13 9 (3.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 246 (85.71%) JavaScript
2 81 (28.22%) C#
3 52 (18.12%) PHP
4 44 (15.33%) SQL
5 30 (10.45%) Java
6 17 (5.92%) VBScript
6 17 (5.92%) VB.NET
7 15 (5.23%) T-SQL
8 14 (4.88%) PHP5
9 10 (3.48%) Ruby
9 10 (3.48%) VB
10 7 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 6 (2.09%) ActionScript
12 5 (1.74%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (1.39%) VB6
13 4 (1.39%) Python
14 3 (1.05%) C++
15 2 (0.70%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.70%) Scala
15 2 (0.70%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (4.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.18%) Degree
3 9 (3.14%) CCNA
3 9 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (2.09%) DV Cleared
4 6 (2.09%) CCNP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.70%) WCAG
2 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (3.48%) OPNET
Vendors
1 50 (17.42%) Microsoft
2 16 (5.57%) Adobe
3 11 (3.83%) CheckPoint
3 11 (3.83%) Juniper
3 11 (3.83%) Nokia
3 11 (3.83%) Cisco
3 11 (3.83%) Zend
3 11 (3.83%) Fortinet
3 11 (3.83%) F5
4 10 (3.48%) Riverbed
4 10 (3.48%) SolarWinds
4 10 (3.48%) BMC
5 8 (2.79%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.74%) Oracle
7 5 (1.74%) Google
8 4 (1.39%) Apple
9 3 (1.05%) Sencha
9 3 (1.05%) Twitter
10 2 (0.70%) Nintex
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