The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for CSS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 29 June 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)
West Midlands > Staffordshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 14 7
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7  
Contract jobs citing CSS 17 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 15.04% 7.53% 13.07%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 54.84% 40.00% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 17
Staffordshire median daily rate £335 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +9.09%  
10th Percentile £313 £176 £219
90th Percentile £353 £366 £379
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £289
% change year-on-year +7.69% +12.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  

CSS is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 31 35 66
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 27.43% 18.82% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 76 204
Staffordshire median daily rate £335 £300 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -16.08%  
10th Percentile £305 £175 £258
90th Percentile £358 £380 £423
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year - +13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for CSS in Staffordshire

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Staffordshire

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Staffordshire

CSS
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +4 14 £335 +67.50% 4
Lichfield - 1 - - 3
CSS
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for CSS.

1 25 (100.00%) HTML
2 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 20 (80.00%) TDD
3 19 (76.00%) C#
3 19 (76.00%) .NET
4 18 (72.00%) HTML5
5 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (52.00%) MySQL
7 12 (48.00%) MVC
7 12 (48.00%) jQuery
8 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
8 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
8 11 (44.00%) SOLID
9 9 (36.00%) Line Management
9 9 (36.00%) Microservices
9 9 (36.00%) WPF
9 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
11 6 (24.00%) BDD
11 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
11 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (24.00%) Sass
11 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
11 6 (24.00%) Angular 2
11 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
12 5 (20.00%) Java
12 5 (20.00%) Scrum
12 5 (20.00%) React
13 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 2 (8.00%) ColdFusion
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Google Analytics
1 2 (8.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (52.00%) MySQL
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.00%) NUnit
3 3 (12.00%) Subversion
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) Selenium
4 2 (8.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (4.00%) webpack
Job Titles
1 24 (96.00%) Developer
2 14 (56.00%) C# Developer
3 11 (44.00%) HTML CSS Developer
3 11 (44.00%) HTML Developer
4 9 (36.00%) .NET Developer
4 9 (36.00%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (24.00%) Angular Developer
5 6 (24.00%) C# WPF Developer
5 6 (24.00%) WPF Developer
6 5 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (12.00%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 3 (12.00%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (12.00%) PHP Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Senior Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Software Developer
8 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (8.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
8 2 (8.00%) Senior PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) HTML
2 19 (76.00%) .NET
3 18 (72.00%) HTML5
4 12 (48.00%) jQuery
5 11 (44.00%) AngularJS
6 9 (36.00%) WPF
7 6 (24.00%) Angular 2
7 6 (24.00%) Sass
8 5 (20.00%) React
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET
9 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (12.00%) XML
11 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (8.00%) CodeIgniter
11 2 (8.00%) D3.js
11 2 (8.00%) DOM
11 2 (8.00%) Hibernate
11 2 (8.00%) Laravel
11 2 (8.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (12.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) TDD
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (48.00%) MVC
4 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (44.00%) SOLID
5 9 (36.00%) Line Management
5 9 (36.00%) Microservices
6 6 (24.00%) BDD
6 6 (24.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Scrum
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (16.00%) Kanban
8 4 (16.00%) OO
9 3 (12.00%) Dependency Injection
9 3 (12.00%) Front End Development
9 3 (12.00%) OOA/OOD
9 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.00%) Analytics
10 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (76.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) TypeScript
4 5 (20.00%) Java
5 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 3 (12.00%) PHP
7 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.00%) ES6
8 1 (4.00%) PHP 7
8 1 (4.00%) Ruby
8 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Apple
1 2 (8.00%) Google
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft