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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 19 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing CSS 197 106 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.72% 4.80% 6.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 31.57% 22.32% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 65 73
Average daily rate £325 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.69 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.99% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
- +2.36%
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
624 475 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.45% 21.50% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 295 310
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £28.69 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% -11.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £22.35 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.30 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 11 February 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 +10 48 £300 -7.69% 49
Coventry +9 30 £350 -10.25% 22
Staffordshire +2 23 £329 -1.86% 30
Shropshire -3 21 £350 +9.80% 17
Warwickshire +4 20 £315 +14.54% 20
Herefordshire - 5 £421 - 2
Wolverhampton +5 3 £256 +16.47%
Walsall +1 3 £310 - 3
Solihull -14 2 £250 -4.76% 9
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £280 - 4
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 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.

1 345 (94.78%) HTML
2 283 (77.75%) JavaScript
3 160 (43.96%) HTML5
4 154 (42.31%) jQuery
5 152 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (38.46%) .NET
7 136 (37.36%) C#
8 112 (30.77%) CSS3
9 108 (29.67%) MVC
10 96 (26.37%) ASP.NET
11 94 (25.82%) AngularJS
12 68 (18.68%) SQL
13 64 (17.58%) Front End Development
14 62 (17.03%) SQL Server
15 60 (16.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 55 (15.11%) Web Development
17 54 (14.84%) PHP
18 52 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
19 46 (12.64%) Java
20 44 (12.09%) TDD
20 44 (12.09%) User Experience
21 42 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
22 41 (11.26%) MySQL
23 39 (10.71%) Ajax
24 34 (9.34%) Retail
25 32 (8.79%) Mobile App
26 31 (8.52%) XML
26 31 (8.52%) E-Commerce
26 31 (8.52%) N-Tier
27 30 (8.24%) Web Services

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 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 28 (7.69%) CMS
2 19 (5.22%) WordPress
3 15 (4.12%) Node.js
4 12 (3.30%) Apache
4 12 (3.30%) IIS
4 12 (3.30%) Umbraco
5 10 (2.75%) JBoss
5 10 (2.75%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.92%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.65%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.37%) Drupal
9 4 (1.10%) Confluence
9 4 (1.10%) nginx
10 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.27%) DNN
12 1 (0.27%) Documentum
Applications
1 15 (4.12%) Photoshop
2 10 (2.75%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.10%) MS Office
5 3 (0.82%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.55%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) BigMachines
1 6 (1.65%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.20%) SaaS
2 7 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.82%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.82%) Office 365
4 3 (0.82%) PaaS
5 2 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.55%) GitHub
5 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.27%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.69%) HTTP
2 7 (1.92%) Intranet
3 6 (1.65%) SSL
4 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.82%) DNS
5 3 (0.82%) SMTP
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (0.55%) DMVPN
6 2 (0.55%) Firewall
6 2 (0.55%) Internet
6 2 (0.55%) MPLS
6 2 (0.55%) VoIP
7 1 (0.27%) DSL
7 1 (0.27%) WAN
7 1 (0.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (17.03%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.26%) MySQL
3 17 (4.67%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 9 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (2.20%) Pentaho
7 7 (1.92%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 1 (0.27%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.27%) ZAP BI
Development Applications
1 26 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 24 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.30%) JIRA
4 11 (3.02%) Selenium
5 8 (2.20%) Grunt
6 7 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.92%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.65%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (1.65%) Subversion
8 5 (1.37%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.37%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.10%) Ant
9 4 (1.10%) Gradle
9 4 (1.10%) Moq
10 3 (0.82%) IntelliJ
10 3 (0.82%) JUnit
10 3 (0.82%) Maven
10 3 (0.82%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.82%) NetBeans
10 3 (0.82%) PHPUnit
General
1 34 (9.34%) Retail
2 24 (6.59%) Finance
3 10 (2.75%) Games
4 8 (2.20%) Marketing
5 6 (1.65%) Advertising
6 3 (0.82%) Automotive
7 2 (0.55%) Legal
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 294 (80.77%) Developer
2 67 (18.41%) .NET Developer
3 61 (16.76%) JavaScript Developer
4 56 (15.38%) Web Developer
5 54 (14.84%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 41 (11.26%) HTML Developer
7 37 (10.16%) C# Developer
7 37 (10.16%) HTML CSS Developer
8 31 (8.52%) PHP Developer
9 30 (8.24%) ASP.NET Developer
10 25 (6.87%) C# .NET Developer
11 24 (6.59%) Designer
12 22 (6.04%) Java Developer
13 21 (5.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 17 (4.67%) UX Designer
15 13 (3.57%) Angular Developer
15 13 (3.57%) Lead Developer
15 13 (3.57%) Mobile Developer
15 13 (3.57%) Mobile Web Developer
16 12 (3.30%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (94.78%) HTML
2 160 (43.96%) HTML5
3 154 (42.31%) jQuery
4 140 (38.46%) .NET
5 112 (30.77%) CSS3
6 96 (26.37%) ASP.NET
7 94 (25.82%) AngularJS
8 60 (16.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 52 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 39 (10.71%) Ajax
11 31 (8.52%) XML
12 30 (8.24%) Web Services
13 28 (7.69%) WCF
14 23 (6.32%) .NET Framework
15 22 (6.04%) JSON
16 21 (5.77%) KnockoutJS
16 21 (5.77%) Spring
17 19 (5.22%) Entity Framework
18 18 (4.95%) Backbone.js
19 15 (4.12%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.09%) User Experience
2 32 (8.79%) Mobile App
3 31 (8.52%) N-Tier
4 9 (2.47%) Blog
5 8 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (2.20%) Streaming Video
6 4 (1.10%) iPhone
6 4 (1.10%) Psychology
6 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
7 3 (0.82%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.82%) Graphic Design
7 3 (0.82%) Linked Data
8 2 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
8 2 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.55%) W3C
9 1 (0.27%) Internet of Things
9 1 (0.27%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (0.27%) Social Media
9 1 (0.27%) Social Network
9 1 (0.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 27 (7.42%) Linux
2 12 (3.30%) Unix
3 9 (2.47%) Windows
4 5 (1.37%) Mac OS X
5 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.82%) Android
6 3 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (29.67%) MVC
3 64 (17.58%) Front End Development
4 55 (15.11%) Web Development
5 44 (12.09%) TDD
6 42 (11.54%) Responsive Web Design
7 31 (8.52%) E-Commerce
8 26 (7.14%) High Availability
9 25 (6.87%) Scrum
9 25 (6.87%) SOA
10 23 (6.32%) OO
11 22 (6.04%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (5.49%) Mobile Development
13 19 (5.22%) Configuration Management
13 19 (5.22%) DevOps
13 19 (5.22%) Performance Testing
13 19 (5.22%) Web Design
14 18 (4.95%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (4.67%) B2C
15 17 (4.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 283 (77.75%) JavaScript
2 136 (37.36%) C#
3 68 (18.68%) SQL
4 54 (14.84%) PHP
5 46 (12.64%) Java
6 27 (7.42%) TypeScript
7 20 (5.49%) ActionScript
8 14 (3.85%) C
9 13 (3.57%) T-SQL
10 12 (3.30%) VB.NET
11 11 (3.02%) VB
12 10 (2.75%) Python
13 9 (2.47%) ActionScript 3.0
13 9 (2.47%) C++
14 8 (2.20%) VBScript
15 7 (1.92%) Scala
16 6 (1.65%) Apex Code
16 6 (1.65%) Perl
16 6 (1.65%) Ruby
17 5 (1.37%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 20 (5.49%) Degree
2 12 (3.30%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.10%) ECDL
4 3 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) CCNP
5 2 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) ISEB
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.27%) MCAD
6 1 (0.27%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) MCSD
6 1 (0.27%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.10%) WCAG
3 2 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (0.82%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.82%) Puppet
2 2 (0.55%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 27 (7.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (3.30%) Oracle
3 11 (3.02%) Adobe
4 8 (2.20%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.92%) Cloudera
5 7 (1.92%) Zend
6 6 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.65%) Siebel
7 5 (1.37%) Twitter
8 3 (0.82%) EPiServer
8 3 (0.82%) Informatica
8 3 (0.82%) webMethods
8 3 (0.82%) Xamarin
9 2 (0.55%) Cisco
9 2 (0.55%) Fortinet
9 2 (0.55%) IBM
10 1 (0.27%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.27%) EMC
10 1 (0.27%) Google
10 1 (0.27%) VMware
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