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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 16 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing CSS 212 177 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.29% 8.37% 5.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 33.49% 30.68% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 123 69
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 8
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £18.00 £26.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £144.80 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
633 577 620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.76% 27.29% 26.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 364 339
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +4 80 £325 +19.26% 31
Coventry +4 28 £320 +28.00% 12
Warwickshire -6 25 £300 +14.28% 20
Staffordshire -9 11 £300 -8.39% 17
Shropshire -4 9 - - 7
Worcestershire -5 9 £210 -30.00% 6
Solihull +11 8 £283 +2.72% 7
Herefordshire +1 6 £325 +8.33%
Wolverhampton -9 2 £240 -12.72%
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 328 (87.23%) HTML
2 319 (84.84%) JavaScript
3 194 (51.60%) jQuery
4 163 (43.35%) .NET
5 142 (37.77%) ASP.NET
6 133 (35.37%) HTML5
7 130 (34.57%) C#
8 122 (32.45%) CSS3
9 96 (25.53%) SQL Server
10 87 (23.14%) MVC
11 64 (17.02%) PHP
12 63 (16.76%) SQL
13 61 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
14 59 (15.69%) Microsoft
15 58 (15.43%) Web Development
16 55 (14.63%) Ajax
17 53 (14.10%) WCF
18 47 (12.50%) User Experience
18 47 (12.50%) MySQL
19 46 (12.23%) XML
20 42 (11.17%) AngularJS
21 40 (10.64%) Java
21 40 (10.64%) .NET Framework
22 39 (10.37%) Visual Studio
23 38 (10.11%) Responsive Web Design
24 36 (9.57%) CMS
25 35 (9.31%) XHTML
26 34 (9.04%) VB.NET
26 34 (9.04%) Git (software)
27 33 (8.78%) SharePoint

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 36 (9.57%) CMS
2 33 (8.78%) SharePoint
3 20 (5.32%) IIS
4 19 (5.05%) Apache
5 16 (4.26%) Tomcat
6 14 (3.72%) Node.js
7 12 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
7 12 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.66%) Sitecore CMS
9 9 (2.39%) Umbraco
10 6 (1.60%) WordPress
10 6 (1.60%) Drupal
11 5 (1.33%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.33%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.06%) Joomla!
13 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.53%) Site Server
14 2 (0.53%) Liferay
15 1 (0.27%) ColdFusion
15 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (7.45%) Photoshop
2 13 (3.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 12 (3.19%) MS Excel
4 9 (2.39%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.80%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.27%) InDesign
6 1 (0.27%) Blender
Business Applications
1 14 (3.72%) Magento
2 7 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.06%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) Tridion
5 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.86%) Office 365
2 6 (1.60%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (5.59%) Intranet
2 20 (5.32%) Firewall
3 17 (4.52%) Cisco Nexus
4 14 (3.72%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 14 (3.72%) BIG-IP
5 12 (3.19%) OSPF
5 12 (3.19%) BGP
5 12 (3.19%) HTTP
6 8 (2.13%) Internet
7 7 (1.86%) FTP
8 5 (1.33%) WAN
8 5 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.06%) DMVPN
9 4 (1.06%) VoIP
9 4 (1.06%) MPLS
10 2 (0.53%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.27%) Cisco PIX
11 1 (0.27%) LAN
11 1 (0.27%) Extranet
11 1 (0.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 47 (12.50%) MySQL
3 16 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.06%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.80%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.80%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.27%) ZAP BI
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.27%) MS Access
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 39 (10.37%) Visual Studio
2 34 (9.04%) Git (software)
3 32 (8.51%) Subversion
4 16 (4.26%) Ant
5 15 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (3.72%) Eclipse
7 13 (3.46%) Maven
8 7 (1.86%) JIRA
8 7 (1.86%) Selenium
8 7 (1.86%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (1.60%) Grunt
9 6 (1.60%) NUnit
10 5 (1.33%) FxCop
11 3 (0.80%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
12 1 (0.27%) JUnit
12 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.27%) TestNG
12 1 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
General
1 16 (4.26%) Marketing
2 10 (2.66%) Finance
3 7 (1.86%) Retail
4 5 (1.33%) Games
5 4 (1.06%) Automotive
6 3 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.53%) Legal
7 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 323 (85.90%) Developer
2 91 (24.20%) Web Developer
3 76 (20.21%) .NET Developer
4 63 (16.76%) Front-End Developer
5 36 (9.57%) C# Developer
6 33 (8.78%) ASP.NET Developer
7 27 (7.18%) .NET Web Developer
8 25 (6.65%) PHP Developer
9 24 (6.38%) JavaScript Developer
10 21 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (5.05%) Senior Developer
12 18 (4.79%) Java Developer
13 16 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 14 (3.72%) UI Developer
14 14 (3.72%) UI Programmer
14 14 (3.72%) VB.NET Developer
15 13 (3.46%) Front-End Web Developer
16 11 (2.93%) Designer
16 11 (2.93%) SharePoint Developer
16 11 (2.93%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 328 (87.23%) HTML
2 194 (51.60%) jQuery
3 163 (43.35%) .NET
4 142 (37.77%) ASP.NET
5 133 (35.37%) HTML5
6 122 (32.45%) CSS3
7 55 (14.63%) Ajax
8 53 (14.10%) WCF
9 46 (12.23%) XML
10 42 (11.17%) AngularJS
11 40 (10.64%) .NET Framework
12 35 (9.31%) XHTML
13 29 (7.71%) XSLT
13 29 (7.71%) ASP.NET MVC
14 28 (7.45%) LINQ
15 27 (7.18%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 27 (7.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 21 (5.59%) Backbone.js
16 21 (5.59%) Classic ASP
17 20 (5.32%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.50%) User Experience
2 13 (3.46%) Mobile App
2 13 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (2.93%) Visualisation
4 10 (2.66%) N-Tier
5 7 (1.86%) W3C
5 7 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.06%) Learning Management System
6 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.06%) E-Learning
7 3 (0.80%) SCORM
7 3 (0.80%) GIS
7 3 (0.80%) WURFL
7 3 (0.80%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.53%) Open Source
9 1 (0.27%) iPad
9 1 (0.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.27%) BBC
9 1 (0.27%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (0.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 18 (4.79%) Apple iOS
2 15 (3.99%) Linux
3 13 (3.46%) Android
4 10 (2.66%) Windows
5 8 (2.13%) UNIX
6 3 (0.80%) BlackBerry OS
6 3 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.14%) MVC
2 61 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (15.43%) Web Development
4 38 (10.11%) Responsive Web Design
5 32 (8.51%) TDD
6 22 (5.85%) E-Commerce
7 21 (5.59%) Logistics
8 20 (5.32%) OO
9 19 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (4.79%) OOP
10 18 (4.79%) SOA
11 16 (4.26%) Unit Testing
12 15 (3.99%) Project Management
13 14 (3.72%) ITIL
13 14 (3.72%) Scrum
13 14 (3.72%) Web Design
14 13 (3.46%) SEO
14 13 (3.46%) Content Management
14 13 (3.46%) CRM
15 12 (3.19%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 319 (84.84%) JavaScript
2 130 (34.57%) C#
3 64 (17.02%) PHP
4 63 (16.76%) SQL
5 40 (10.64%) Java
6 34 (9.04%) VB.NET
7 19 (5.05%) T-SQL
8 18 (4.79%) VBScript
9 10 (2.66%) VB
10 7 (1.86%) Ruby
11 5 (1.33%) PHP5
11 5 (1.33%) PHP4
12 4 (1.06%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.80%) VB6
14 2 (0.53%) Python
14 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.27%) Scala
15 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (3.72%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (2.93%) CCNP
3 10 (2.66%) CCNA
4 8 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.60%) Degree
6 3 (0.80%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.27%) CCVP
7 1 (0.27%) CCDA
7 1 (0.27%) CCDP
Systems Management
1 11 (2.93%) OPNET
Vendors
1 59 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (4.52%) Cisco
2 17 (4.52%) CheckPoint
3 16 (4.26%) Fortinet
4 15 (3.99%) Zend
4 15 (3.99%) F5
4 15 (3.99%) Oracle
5 14 (3.72%) Adobe
6 13 (3.46%) Juniper
6 13 (3.46%) Nokia
6 13 (3.46%) Sitecore
7 11 (2.93%) Riverbed
7 11 (2.93%) SolarWinds
7 11 (2.93%) BMC
8 7 (1.86%) Alterian
9 6 (1.60%) Sencha
10 5 (1.33%) iRise
10 5 (1.33%) SAP
11 4 (1.06%) Blue Coat
11 4 (1.06%) JD Edwards
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £250 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Staffordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, Warwickshire
PwC Careers in the UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Worcester
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 13 days ago
Solihull
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 13 days ago
Warwick
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Birmingham
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Telford
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 21 days ago
West Midlands
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 25 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Student world
Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (pro rata)
Posted: 27 days ago