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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 14 23 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing CSS 198 128 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.80% 6.33% 6.62%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.69% 25.05% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 98 80
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +42.85%
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
667 511 625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.27% 25.28% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 310 325
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -26.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +14 83 £363 +26.08% 25
Coventry +2 20 £320 +50.58% 19
Warwickshire -13 17 £300 +14.28% 24
Staffordshire -6 16 £338 +17.39% 20
Worcestershire -3 9 £210 -25.66% 1
Shropshire -8 9 - - 2
Herefordshire - 5 £338 - 1
Solihull +8 4 £290 +5.45% 7
Wolverhampton -11 3 £240 -12.72% 4
Walsall +1 1 £310 +3.33% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £225 - 2
Halesowen - 1 £275 -
Stourbridge - - - -
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 323 (89.23%) HTML
2 305 (84.25%) JavaScript
3 188 (51.93%) jQuery
4 143 (39.50%) .NET
5 129 (35.64%) ASP.NET
5 129 (35.64%) HTML5
6 116 (32.04%) C#
7 113 (31.22%) CSS3
8 93 (25.69%) SQL Server
9 84 (23.20%) MVC
10 64 (17.68%) PHP
11 59 (16.30%) SQL
12 58 (16.02%) Microsoft
12 58 (16.02%) Ajax
13 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
14 50 (13.81%) MySQL
15 48 (13.26%) Web Development
16 46 (12.71%) AngularJS
16 46 (12.71%) User Experience
17 45 (12.43%) XML
18 41 (11.33%) WCF
19 38 (10.50%) SharePoint
20 35 (9.67%) .NET Framework
20 35 (9.67%) Responsive Web Design
21 34 (9.39%) Visual Studio
21 34 (9.39%) Java
22 31 (8.56%) Web Services
22 31 (8.56%) TDD
22 31 (8.56%) Git (software)
23 30 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 38 (10.50%) SharePoint
2 28 (7.73%) CMS
3 26 (7.18%) IIS
4 23 (6.35%) Apache
5 16 (4.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 14 (3.87%) Node.js
7 13 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 12 (3.31%) Tomcat
9 11 (3.04%) Drupal
10 9 (2.49%) Umbraco
11 7 (1.93%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.38%) WordPress
12 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
13 4 (1.10%) Joomla!
14 3 (0.83%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.55%) Site Server
15 2 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
15 2 (0.55%) Liferay
16 1 (0.28%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 28 (7.73%) Photoshop
2 19 (5.25%) MS Excel
3 13 (3.59%) Adobe Illustrator
4 12 (3.31%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.83%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) Blender
7 1 (0.28%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Magento
2 7 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.28%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.28%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (1.93%) Office 365
3 5 (1.38%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.08%) Intranet
2 16 (4.42%) Firewall
3 14 (3.87%) Cisco Nexus
4 13 (3.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (3.59%) OSPF
4 13 (3.59%) BGP
4 13 (3.59%) BIG-IP
5 12 (3.31%) HTTP
6 9 (2.49%) Internet
7 7 (1.93%) FTP
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.28%) VPN
8 1 (0.28%) LAN
8 1 (0.28%) SMS
8 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 50 (13.81%) MySQL
3 15 (4.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (3.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.93%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.83%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.28%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.28%) ZAP BI
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.28%) MS Access
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (9.39%) Visual Studio
2 31 (8.56%) Git (software)
3 28 (7.73%) Subversion
4 18 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (3.31%) Ant
6 11 (3.04%) Eclipse
7 9 (2.49%) Maven
8 7 (1.93%) Visual Studio Team System
8 7 (1.93%) NUnit
9 6 (1.66%) JIRA
10 5 (1.38%) FxCop
10 5 (1.38%) Grunt
11 3 (0.83%) PHPUnit
11 3 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 2 (0.55%) Dreamweaver
12 2 (0.55%) Selenium
13 1 (0.28%) Rhino Mocks
13 1 (0.28%) Moq
13 1 (0.28%) JBehave
General
1 14 (3.87%) Marketing
1 14 (3.87%) Finance
2 5 (1.38%) Games
2 5 (1.38%) Retail
3 4 (1.10%) Automotive
4 2 (0.55%) Legal
4 2 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.28%) Local Government
5 1 (0.28%) Interactive Media
5 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 297 (82.04%) Developer
2 71 (19.61%) Web Developer
3 58 (16.02%) .NET Developer
4 53 (14.64%) Front-End Developer
5 34 (9.39%) C# Developer
6 27 (7.46%) ASP.NET Developer
6 27 (7.46%) JavaScript Developer
7 23 (6.35%) Designer
8 22 (6.08%) PHP Developer
9 21 (5.80%) Senior Developer
10 20 (5.52%) C# .NET Developer
11 18 (4.97%) .NET Web Developer
12 17 (4.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 17 (4.70%) UI Developer
12 17 (4.70%) UI Programmer
13 15 (4.14%) SharePoint Developer
14 14 (3.87%) Architect
15 12 (3.31%) Java Developer
16 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Developer
16 10 (2.76%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 323 (89.23%) HTML
2 188 (51.93%) jQuery
3 143 (39.50%) .NET
4 129 (35.64%) ASP.NET
4 129 (35.64%) HTML5
5 113 (31.22%) CSS3
6 58 (16.02%) Ajax
7 46 (12.71%) AngularJS
8 45 (12.43%) XML
9 41 (11.33%) WCF
10 35 (9.67%) .NET Framework
11 31 (8.56%) Web Services
12 30 (8.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (7.73%) XHTML
14 27 (7.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 23 (6.35%) XSLT
15 23 (6.35%) Backbone.js
15 23 (6.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 20 (5.52%) Classic ASP
17 19 (5.25%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.71%) User Experience
2 14 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.31%) N-Tier
4 12 (3.31%) Visualisation
5 11 (3.04%) Mobile App
6 8 (2.21%) W3C
6 8 (2.21%) Social Media
7 7 (1.93%) Blog
7 7 (1.93%) Taxonomies
8 6 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.10%) E-Learning
9 4 (1.10%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.10%) Learning Management System
10 3 (0.83%) GIS
10 3 (0.83%) SCORM
10 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.55%) WURFL
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.14%) Apple iOS
2 12 (3.31%) Android
3 11 (3.04%) Linux
4 9 (2.49%) Windows
5 5 (1.38%) UNIX
6 2 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.55%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (23.20%) MVC
2 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (13.26%) Web Development
4 35 (9.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 31 (8.56%) TDD
6 20 (5.52%) OO
6 20 (5.52%) E-Commerce
7 19 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (5.25%) Project Management
8 18 (4.97%) OOP
9 16 (4.42%) SOA
9 16 (4.42%) Web Application Development
10 15 (4.14%) Unit Testing
11 14 (3.87%) Logistics
12 13 (3.59%) Time Management
12 13 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
12 13 (3.59%) ITIL
12 13 (3.59%) Load Balancing
13 12 (3.31%) Content Management
13 12 (3.31%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 305 (84.25%) JavaScript
2 116 (32.04%) C#
3 64 (17.68%) PHP
4 59 (16.30%) SQL
5 34 (9.39%) Java
6 30 (8.29%) VB.NET
7 18 (4.97%) T-SQL
7 18 (4.97%) VBScript
8 12 (3.31%) PHP5
9 9 (2.49%) ActionScript
10 8 (2.21%) VB
11 6 (1.66%) Ruby
12 5 (1.38%) ActionScript 3.0
12 5 (1.38%) PHP4
13 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.83%) VB6
15 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.55%) Python
16 1 (0.28%) Scala
16 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (3.31%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.04%) CCNA
2 11 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (1.93%) Degree
3 7 (1.93%) CCNP
4 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.28%) CCVP
6 1 (0.28%) CCDA
6 1 (0.28%) CCDP
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.28%) QA
1 1 (0.28%) WCAG
1 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 12 (3.31%) OPNET
Vendors
1 58 (16.02%) Microsoft
2 19 (5.25%) Adobe
3 16 (4.42%) Zend
4 14 (3.87%) Oracle
4 14 (3.87%) Cisco
4 14 (3.87%) Nokia
4 14 (3.87%) Juniper
4 14 (3.87%) CheckPoint
4 14 (3.87%) F5
5 13 (3.59%) Fortinet
6 12 (3.31%) BMC
6 12 (3.31%) Riverbed
6 12 (3.31%) SolarWinds
7 8 (2.21%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (1.66%) Sencha
10 4 (1.10%) Google
10 4 (1.10%) Alterian
11 3 (0.83%) Nintex
11 3 (0.83%) Stellent
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