The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the West Midlands region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 18 19 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing CSS 175 122 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.43% 6.82% 6.48%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.36% 26.81% 26.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 69 72
Average daily rate £300 £275 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £35.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +79.48%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
596 455 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.31% 25.45% 24.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 233 282
Average daily rate £325 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 20
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
CSS
England

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 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +7 57 £300 - 22
Warwickshire +1 27 £300 -1.63% 7
Coventry +10 26 £325 +30.00% 6
Staffordshire -3 11 £325 -1.51% 15
Wolverhampton -5 11 £265 +2.91% 1
Shropshire +3 8 £336 -39.95% 1
Solihull -7 4 £338 +22.61% 2
Walsall -1 3 £425 - 2
Worcestershire -6 2 £300 +3.44% 7
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Dudley - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 272 (88.31%) HTML
2 255 (82.79%) JavaScript
3 157 (50.97%) jQuery
4 143 (46.43%) .NET
5 109 (35.39%) ASP.NET
6 94 (30.52%) C#
7 93 (30.19%) HTML5
8 85 (27.60%) SQL Server
9 81 (26.30%) CSS3
10 77 (25.00%) XML
11 69 (22.40%) SQL
12 57 (18.51%) Java
13 56 (18.18%) MVC
14 54 (17.53%) CMS
15 45 (14.61%) JSP
16 44 (14.29%) Subversion
17 43 (13.96%) J2EE
18 41 (13.31%) PHP
19 37 (12.01%) Ajax
20 35 (11.36%) Maven
20 35 (11.36%) Tomcat
21 34 (11.04%) XSLT
21 34 (11.04%) Spring
22 32 (10.39%) Web Development
22 32 (10.39%) Ant
22 32 (10.39%) Responsive Web Design
23 31 (10.06%) Microsoft
24 30 (9.74%) Eclipse
24 30 (9.74%) Photoshop
24 30 (9.74%) XHTML

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 54 (17.53%) CMS
2 35 (11.36%) Tomcat
3 30 (9.74%) Apache
4 11 (3.57%) WordPress
5 9 (2.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 9 (2.92%) IIS
6 6 (1.95%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.62%) Drupal
8 4 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.97%) Umbraco
9 3 (0.97%) SAP Portal
9 3 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.97%) Node.js
10 2 (0.65%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.32%) SAP EP
11 1 (0.32%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.32%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
11 1 (0.32%) Confluence
Applications
1 30 (9.74%) Photoshop
2 15 (4.87%) Adobe Illustrator
3 8 (2.60%) MS Excel
4 5 (1.62%) MS Office
5 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.32%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.32%) CorelDRAW
Business Applications
1 14 (4.55%) Magento
2 7 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.65%) e-Work
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.32%) Office 365
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (7.47%) WAN
1 23 (7.47%) Firewall
2 22 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 22 (7.14%) DMVPN
2 22 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
2 22 (7.14%) MPLS
3 20 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 20 (6.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 20 (6.49%) BIG-IP
4 15 (4.87%) VoIP
5 10 (3.25%) HTTP
6 7 (2.27%) WLAN
7 4 (1.30%) Internet
8 3 (0.97%) FTP
9 1 (0.32%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (27.60%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.49%) MySQL
3 19 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.60%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.62%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.97%) Couchbase
11 2 (0.65%) MS Access
12 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.32%) SQLite
12 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 44 (14.29%) Subversion
2 35 (11.36%) Maven
3 32 (10.39%) Ant
4 30 (9.74%) Eclipse
5 22 (7.14%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.92%) Git (software)
6 9 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.27%) Selenium
8 5 (1.62%) Cucumber
9 4 (1.30%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
9 4 (1.30%) JIRA
10 3 (0.97%) SpecFlow
10 3 (0.97%) QUnit
11 2 (0.65%) Grunt
11 2 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 2 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.65%) JUnit
12 1 (0.32%) Toad
12 1 (0.32%) Dreamweaver
12 1 (0.32%) WebSpeed
General
1 17 (5.52%) Finance
2 11 (3.57%) Games
3 4 (1.30%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.30%) Retail
3 4 (1.30%) Marketing
4 3 (0.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.97%) Automotive
5 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Banking
Job Titles
1 257 (83.44%) Developer
2 74 (24.03%) Web Developer
3 61 (19.81%) .NET Developer
4 59 (19.16%) Front-End Developer
5 37 (12.01%) Java Developer
6 24 (7.79%) ASP.NET Developer
7 22 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 22 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 22 (7.14%) Java Web Developer
8 17 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
9 15 (4.87%) Front-End Web Developer
10 13 (4.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 12 (3.90%) Support Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Network Support Engineer
11 12 (3.90%) Network Support
12 11 (3.57%) PHP Developer
13 10 (3.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
14 9 (2.92%) .NET Web Developer
15 8 (2.60%) Consultant
15 8 (2.60%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 272 (88.31%) HTML
2 157 (50.97%) jQuery
3 143 (46.43%) .NET
4 109 (35.39%) ASP.NET
5 93 (30.19%) HTML5
6 81 (26.30%) CSS3
7 77 (25.00%) XML
8 45 (14.61%) JSP
9 43 (13.96%) J2EE
10 37 (12.01%) Ajax
11 34 (11.04%) Spring
11 34 (11.04%) XSLT
12 30 (9.74%) XHTML
13 29 (9.42%) Web Services
13 29 (9.42%) WCF
13 29 (9.42%) JSTL
13 29 (9.42%) REST
14 28 (9.09%) .NET Framework
15 20 (6.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 18 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (3.57%) Mobile App
2 7 (2.27%) W3C
3 5 (1.62%) Open Source
4 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.97%) N-Tier
5 3 (0.97%) Streaming Video
5 3 (0.97%) Online Games
5 3 (0.97%) Digital Media
6 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.65%) Graphic Design
7 1 (0.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.32%) Life Science
7 1 (0.32%) Economics
7 1 (0.32%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.32%) NHS
7 1 (0.32%) DTV
7 1 (0.32%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 26 (8.44%) Linux
2 24 (7.79%) UNIX
3 15 (4.87%) Windows
4 9 (2.92%) Apple iOS
5 7 (2.27%) Android
6 1 (0.32%) BlackBerry OS
6 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.32%) Fedora
6 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (18.18%) MVC
2 32 (10.39%) Web Development
2 32 (10.39%) Responsive Web Design
3 24 (7.79%) TDD
4 23 (7.47%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (7.47%) OO
5 20 (6.49%) WAN Optimisation
6 19 (6.17%) E-Commerce
7 16 (5.19%) Incident Management
8 15 (4.87%) Software Engineering
9 14 (4.55%) Scrum
9 14 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (4.22%) SEO
11 12 (3.90%) Web Design
11 12 (3.90%) Unit Testing
12 10 (3.25%) Service Management
13 9 (2.92%) OOP
13 9 (2.92%) Content Management
14 7 (2.27%) Logistics
14 7 (2.27%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (82.79%) JavaScript
2 94 (30.52%) C#
3 69 (22.40%) SQL
4 57 (18.51%) Java
5 41 (13.31%) PHP
6 29 (9.42%) VB.NET
7 20 (6.49%) T-SQL
8 17 (5.52%) VB
9 8 (2.60%) ActionScript
9 8 (2.60%) ActionScript 3.0
10 5 (1.62%) Ruby
10 5 (1.62%) PHP5
10 5 (1.62%) Scala
10 5 (1.62%) VBA
11 4 (1.30%) XAML
12 3 (0.97%) Uniface
13 2 (0.65%) VBScript
13 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.32%) C++
14 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (7.14%) CCNP
1 22 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.25%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.95%) Degree
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.65%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.27%) QA
2 3 (0.97%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.97%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (2.27%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (0.32%) Puppet
2 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 31 (10.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (7.47%) Alterian
3 22 (7.14%) Blue Coat
3 22 (7.14%) Fortinet
3 22 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 22 (7.14%) McAfee
3 22 (7.14%) Cisco
4 17 (5.52%) Oracle
5 15 (4.87%) Adobe
6 13 (4.22%) F5
7 12 (3.90%) Sitecore
8 8 (2.60%) SAP
9 7 (2.27%) BMC
9 7 (2.27%) Remedy
9 7 (2.27%) SolarWinds
10 5 (1.62%) iRise
11 4 (1.30%) Sencha
12 3 (0.97%) Ektron
12 3 (0.97%) Stellent
12 3 (0.97%) TOWER Software
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