The first table below looks at the demand for CSS3 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 CSS3 over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CSS 3
Rank 63 67 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing CSS3 50 40 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.09% 2.12% 1.91%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.42% 8.06% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 28
Average daily rate £309 £301 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% +0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £330 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £296 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.70% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
594 496 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.80% 26.29% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 262 274
Average daily rate £320 £320 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 19
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +42.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
CSS3
England

CSS3
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS3 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS3 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

CSS3
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS3 across the West Midlands region.

CSS3 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

CSS3
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS3 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

CSS3 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

CSS3
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 CSS3 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 16 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 +5 24 £303 +10.00% 5
Coventry 0 8 £288 -
Warwickshire -5 8 £323 -0.76% 4
Wolverhampton -6 4 £253 +7.44% 1
Staffordshire -4 3 £340 +3.03% 10
Solihull -7 2 £338 -
Walsall - 2 £425 -
Shropshire - 1 £263 - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
CSS3
England

CSS3
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CSS3 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 CSS3.

1 80 (100.00%) HTML
1 80 (100.00%) CSS
2 76 (95.00%) HTML5
3 73 (91.25%) JavaScript
4 52 (65.00%) jQuery
5 32 (40.00%) .NET
6 29 (36.25%) Responsive Web Design
7 25 (31.25%) ASP.NET
8 23 (28.75%) C#
9 22 (27.50%) PHP
10 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 18 (22.50%) Sass
12 17 (21.25%) MVC
13 15 (18.75%) MySQL
13 15 (18.75%) Photoshop
13 15 (18.75%) CMS
14 13 (16.25%) XML
14 13 (16.25%) SQL
15 10 (12.50%) JSON
16 9 (11.25%) Web Development
16 9 (11.25%) Subversion
16 9 (11.25%) JSP
16 9 (11.25%) Adobe
16 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
16 9 (11.25%) Magento
17 8 (10.00%) XHTML
17 8 (10.00%) SEO
17 8 (10.00%) Java
17 8 (10.00%) Ajax
17 8 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator

CSS3
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing CSS3 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 CSS3. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (18.75%) CMS
2 8 (10.00%) WordPress
3 4 (5.00%) IIS
3 4 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.75%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.75%) Node.js
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.25%) ColdFusion
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Photoshop
2 8 (10.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.25%) CorelDRAW
3 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Magento
2 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.75%) MySQL
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.75%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.25%) SQLite
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.25%) Redis
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Subversion
2 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (1.25%) Maven
4 1 (1.25%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.25%) Ant
4 1 (1.25%) Grunt
4 1 (1.25%) TextMate
4 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.25%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.25%) RubyGems
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Games
2 3 (3.75%) Marketing
2 3 (3.75%) Automotive
3 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 79 (98.75%) Developer
2 34 (42.50%) Front-End Developer
3 18 (22.50%) Web Developer
4 13 (16.25%) .NET Developer
5 5 (6.25%) C# Developer
5 5 (6.25%) UI Developer
5 5 (6.25%) UI Programmer
5 5 (6.25%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (5.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (5.00%) HTML Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.50%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.50%) PHP Developer
9 1 (1.25%) VB6 Developer
9 1 (1.25%) .NET Software Engineer
9 1 (1.25%) .NET Programmer
9 1 (1.25%) Java Web Developer
9 1 (1.25%) Interface Designer
9 1 (1.25%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (100.00%) HTML
1 80 (100.00%) CSS
2 76 (95.00%) HTML5
3 52 (65.00%) jQuery
4 32 (40.00%) .NET
5 25 (31.25%) ASP.NET
6 18 (22.50%) Sass
7 13 (16.25%) XML
8 10 (12.50%) JSON
9 9 (11.25%) JSP
10 8 (10.00%) XHTML
10 8 (10.00%) Ajax
11 7 (8.75%) Web Services
12 6 (7.50%) Semantic HTML
12 6 (7.50%) WCF
13 5 (6.25%) XSLT
13 5 (6.25%) SOAP
13 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
13 5 (6.25%) RESTful
13 5 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.75%) Online Games
1 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
1 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
1 3 (3.75%) Open Source
2 1 (1.25%) Mathematics
2 1 (1.25%) Life Science
2 1 (1.25%) DTV
2 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.50%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.25%) Fedora
3 1 (1.25%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Responsive Web Design
2 17 (21.25%) MVC
3 9 (11.25%) Web Development
3 9 (11.25%) E-Commerce
4 8 (10.00%) SEO
5 7 (8.75%) OO
6 6 (7.50%) Web Design
7 5 (6.25%) TDD
8 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
8 4 (5.00%) Content Management
8 4 (5.00%) Scrum
9 3 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.75%) OOP
10 2 (2.50%) Web Accessibility
10 2 (2.50%) Migration
10 2 (2.50%) Integration Testing
11 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
11 1 (1.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (91.25%) JavaScript
2 23 (28.75%) C#
3 22 (27.50%) PHP
4 13 (16.25%) SQL
5 8 (10.00%) Java
6 4 (5.00%) Ruby
7 3 (3.75%) PHP5
7 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.75%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) VB6
8 1 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) Perl
8 1 (1.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) VB
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
1 1 (1.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Adobe
2 7 (8.75%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.75%) Sony
3 3 (3.75%) Facebook
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.25%) Sage
5 1 (1.25%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.25%) AccuRev
5 1 (1.25%) Sencha
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