Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for CSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CSS over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 12 20
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 +1
Contract jobs citing CSS 678 854 568
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 8.32% 8.84% 6.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 32.04% 34.13% 28.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 527 394
Midlands median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +11.54% +1.56%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £213
90th Percentile £488 £488 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 25
Midlands median hourly rate £32.22 £24.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.25% +9.09% -27.87%
10th Percentile £25.63 £21.50 £8.00
90th Percentile £38.13 £68.18 £33.55
England median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £31.76
% change year-on-year +14.58% +13.35% -7.94%

CSS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 2116 2502 1970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 25.95% 25.89% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1518 1206
Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £270 £266 £225
90th Percentile £550 £513 £488
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 22 40
Midlands median hourly rate £31.33 £23.50 £29.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.30% -19.92% -12.40%
10th Percentile £20.62 £9.03 £11.68
90th Percentile £47.25 £42.28 £45.13
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing CSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for CSS in the Midlands

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing CSS in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in the Midlands

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in the Midlands over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in the Midlands

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in the Midlands

CSS
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -6 375 £350 -2.71% 107
East Midlands 0 300 £340 -6.21% 124
CSS
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for CSS.

1 640 (94.40%) HTML
2 507 (74.78%) JavaScript
3 314 (46.31%) HTML5
4 277 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
5 268 (39.53%) CSS3
6 252 (37.17%) .NET
7 251 (37.02%) jQuery
8 226 (33.33%) C#
9 208 (30.68%) Front End Development
10 198 (29.20%) MVC
11 183 (26.99%) AngularJS
12 165 (24.34%) Git (software)
13 154 (22.71%) SQL Server
14 142 (20.94%) TDD
15 141 (20.80%) Web Development
16 137 (20.21%) ASP.NET
17 129 (19.03%) User Experience
18 119 (17.55%) React
18 119 (17.55%) Node.js
19 115 (16.96%) SQL
20 103 (15.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 95 (14.01%) Sass
22 92 (13.57%) Scrum
23 89 (13.13%) PHP
23 89 (13.13%) Test Automation
24 82 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
25 81 (11.95%) Web Services
26 72 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
26 72 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
27 71 (10.47%) Responsive Web Design

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (7.23%) CMS
2 22 (3.24%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.51%) Apache
3 17 (2.51%) Umbraco
4 14 (2.06%) Drupal
5 13 (1.92%) WordPress
6 11 (1.62%) JBoss
7 10 (1.47%) IIS
8 9 (1.33%) Confluence
9 8 (1.18%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.18%) DNN
9 8 (1.18%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.44%) nginx
14 2 (0.29%) Liferay
Applications
1 23 (3.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 21 (3.10%) Adobe Illustrator
3 19 (2.80%) Photoshop
4 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (1.33%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (0.88%) InVision
7 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.59%) Acrobat
8 4 (0.59%) InDesign
8 4 (0.59%) RoboHelp
8 4 (0.59%) Snagit
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
10 2 (0.29%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.29%) HipChat
10 2 (0.29%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.29%) UXPin
11 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.15%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 12 (1.77%) Magento
2 6 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 62 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (2.80%) npm
3 14 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 6 (0.88%) SaaS
6 4 (0.59%) GitHub
6 4 (0.59%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.59%) Office 365
6 4 (0.59%) PaaS
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.29%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.15%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.06%) HTTP
1 14 (2.06%) Internet
2 10 (1.47%) Intranet
3 8 (1.18%) SSL
4 7 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.44%) ATM
5 3 (0.44%) SMS
6 2 (0.29%) CTI
6 2 (0.29%) Firewall
7 1 (0.15%) DNS
7 1 (0.15%) FTP
7 1 (0.15%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (22.71%) SQL Server
2 68 (10.03%) MySQL
3 45 (6.64%) MongoDB
4 28 (4.13%) NoSQL
5 21 (3.10%) Relational Database
6 12 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (0.88%) GIS
10 5 (0.74%) CouchDB
10 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.59%) Redis
12 3 (0.44%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.44%) DB2
12 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 165 (24.34%) Git (software)
2 48 (7.08%) gulp
3 41 (6.05%) Grunt
4 30 (4.42%) Jasmine
5 29 (4.28%) Visual Studio
6 27 (3.98%) Axure RP
6 27 (3.98%) Selenium
7 23 (3.39%) JIRA
8 19 (2.80%) webpack
9 18 (2.65%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (2.65%) Subversion
10 16 (2.36%) JUnit
10 16 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
11 15 (2.21%) Jenkins
11 15 (2.21%) Protractor
12 13 (1.92%) Bower
12 13 (1.92%) WebDriver
13 10 (1.47%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.33%) IntelliJ
14 9 (1.33%) NUnit
General
1 57 (8.41%) Retail
2 42 (6.19%) Finance
3 13 (1.92%) Banking
3 13 (1.92%) Games
3 13 (1.92%) Marketing
4 11 (1.62%) Automotive
4 11 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.88%) Advertising
7 4 (0.59%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.59%) Legal
8 3 (0.44%) Back Office
8 3 (0.44%) Electronics
8 3 (0.44%) Local Government
8 3 (0.44%) Publishing
9 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 577 (85.10%) Developer
2 158 (23.30%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 116 (17.11%) .NET Developer
4 93 (13.72%) JavaScript Developer
5 68 (10.03%) Web Developer
6 65 (9.59%) HTML Developer
7 61 (9.00%) C# Developer
8 55 (8.11%) HTML CSS Developer
9 54 (7.96%) Angular Developer
10 53 (7.82%) UI Developer
11 51 (7.52%) Designer
12 46 (6.78%) C# .NET Developer
12 46 (6.78%) PHP Developer
13 36 (5.31%) ASP.NET Developer
14 31 (4.57%) UX Designer
15 29 (4.28%) Software Developer
16 28 (4.13%) Full Stack Developer
17 27 (3.98%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 26 (3.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
18 26 (3.83%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 640 (94.40%) HTML
2 314 (46.31%) HTML5
3 268 (39.53%) CSS3
4 252 (37.17%) .NET
5 251 (37.02%) jQuery
6 183 (26.99%) AngularJS
7 137 (20.21%) ASP.NET
8 119 (17.55%) Node.js
8 119 (17.55%) React
9 103 (15.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 95 (14.01%) Sass
11 82 (12.09%) ASP.NET Web API
12 81 (11.95%) Web Services
13 72 (10.62%) ASP.NET MVC
14 64 (9.44%) .NET Framework
15 62 (9.14%) Ajax
16 58 (8.55%) XML
17 57 (8.41%) RESTful
18 54 (7.96%) REST
19 52 (7.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 129 (19.03%) User Experience
2 32 (4.72%) Mobile App
3 25 (3.69%) Greenfield Project
4 19 (2.80%) Digital Media
5 17 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.62%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (1.33%) Graphic Design
9 8 (1.18%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.88%) W3C
11 4 (0.59%) Animation
12 3 (0.44%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.29%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.29%) Internet of Things
13 2 (0.29%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.29%) SCADA
13 2 (0.29%) Semantic Web
14 1 (0.15%) Fintech
14 1 (0.15%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.16%) Windows
2 29 (4.28%) Linux
3 25 (3.69%) Android
4 19 (2.80%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.65%) Unix
6 11 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.88%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) HPUX
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (40.86%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (30.68%) Front End Development
3 198 (29.20%) MVC
4 142 (20.94%) TDD
5 141 (20.80%) Web Development
6 92 (13.57%) Scrum
7 89 (13.13%) Test Automation
8 72 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (10.47%) Responsive Web Design
10 68 (10.03%) Unit Testing
11 63 (9.29%) BDD
12 53 (7.82%) Web Design
13 45 (6.64%) OO
14 42 (6.19%) Kanban
15 39 (5.75%) E-Commerce
16 38 (5.60%) Wireframes
17 31 (4.57%) Open Source
18 30 (4.42%) Prototyping
19 28 (4.13%) Microservices
19 28 (4.13%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 507 (74.78%) JavaScript
2 226 (33.33%) C#
3 115 (16.96%) SQL
4 89 (13.13%) PHP
5 62 (9.14%) Java
6 57 (8.41%) TypeScript
7 30 (4.42%) ES6
8 23 (3.39%) VB.NET
9 22 (3.24%) Scala
10 17 (2.51%) Ruby
11 16 (2.36%) T-SQL
12 10 (1.47%) Python
13 7 (1.03%) PowerShell
14 6 (0.88%) PHP 5
15 5 (0.74%) Apple Swift
15 5 (0.74%) Objective-C
15 5 (0.74%) XAML
16 4 (0.59%) Perl
17 3 (0.44%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (5.90%) Degree
2 14 (2.06%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.03%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.59%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.15%) MCPD
5 1 (0.15%) MCSD
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.15%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.59%) QA
2 3 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.44%) WAI
2 3 (0.44%) WCAG
3 2 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (3.39%) Docker
2 5 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.59%) VirtualBox
4 3 (0.44%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (1.33%) Puppet
2 2 (0.29%) Ansible
3 1 (0.15%) Grafana
3 1 (0.15%) Kibana
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 61 (9.00%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.08%) Adobe
3 21 (3.10%) Google
4 20 (2.95%) Oracle
5 10 (1.47%) Zend
6 7 (1.03%) Perforce
6 7 (1.03%) SAP
6 7 (1.03%) Xamarin
7 6 (0.88%) webMethods
8 5 (0.74%) Twitter
8 5 (0.74%) VMware
9 4 (0.59%) IBM
9 4 (0.59%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.59%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.44%) Capita
10 3 (0.44%) ServiceNow
11 2 (0.29%) Apple
11 2 (0.29%) Citrix
11 2 (0.29%) Optimizely
11 2 (0.29%) Qubit