Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West 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 January 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 12 19
Rank change year-on-year -5 +7 +5
Contract jobs citing CSS 353 494 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 7.58% 9.02% 7.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.27% 34.72% 30.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 293 237
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +19.23% +1.56%
10th Percentile £216 £263 £225
90th Percentile £523 £525 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.44 £39.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.69% +180.00% -51.20%
England median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £31.76
% change year-on-year +34.62% +2.33% -5.19%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1,206 1,423 1,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 25.91% 25.98% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 861 726
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +7.86% -0.23%
10th Percentile £256 £275 £258
90th Percentile £563 £538 £516
England median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 33
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -16.35% -3.56%
10th Percentile £14.21 £10.40 £11.15
90th Percentile £43.75 £33.82 £43.77
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for CSS in the West Midlands

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in the West Midlands

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in the West Midlands

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing CSS within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 January 2018. 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
Birmingham -12 116 £325 -18.75% 58
Coventry -2 84 £450 +12.50% 26
Warwickshire +24 43 £300 +10.09% 40
Shropshire +2 31 £445 -1.11% 19
Staffordshire +5 27 £325 - 57
Worcestershire -6 5 £288 -13.53% 16
Solihull -17 5 £375 +7.14% 29
Wolverhampton -3 4 £330 -2.94% 7
Walsall - 2 £295 - 1
CSS
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CSS.

1 343 (97.17%) HTML
2 262 (74.22%) JavaScript
3 172 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
4 163 (46.18%) .NET
5 137 (38.81%) C#
6 133 (37.68%) HTML5
7 125 (35.41%) jQuery
8 119 (33.71%) MVC
9 112 (31.73%) CSS3
10 103 (29.18%) SQL Server
11 99 (28.05%) TDD
12 93 (26.35%) SQL
13 86 (24.36%) Front End Development
14 83 (23.51%) Git (software)
15 82 (23.23%) ASP.NET
16 81 (22.95%) AngularJS
17 71 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
18 70 (19.83%) Web Development
19 63 (17.85%) Scrum
20 58 (16.43%) .NET Framework
21 56 (15.86%) ASP.NET Web API
21 56 (15.86%) User Experience
22 55 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
22 55 (15.58%) BDD
22 55 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
22 55 (15.58%) Web Services
23 49 (13.88%) Kanban
24 45 (12.75%) PHP
25 44 (12.46%) Microsoft
26 43 (12.18%) SOLID

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 19 (5.38%) CMS
2 13 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.83%) IIS
4 7 (1.98%) Drupal
4 7 (1.98%) Umbraco
4 7 (1.98%) WordPress
5 5 (1.42%) Apache
5 5 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.42%) NServiceBus
6 3 (0.85%) Apache Solr
6 3 (0.85%) JBoss
6 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.57%) DNN
7 2 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.57%) GeoServer
7 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.57%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.57%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (2.55%) Adobe Illustrator
1 9 (2.55%) Photoshop
2 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.13%) Acrobat
4 4 (1.13%) GIMP
4 4 (1.13%) RoboHelp
4 4 (1.13%) Snagit
5 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.57%) InDesign
7 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 13 (3.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.28%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 71 (20.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.55%) GitHub
3 5 (1.42%) SaaS
4 4 (1.13%) PaaS
5 3 (0.85%) Office 365
6 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.57%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) G Suite
7 1 (0.28%) MailChimp
7 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.55%) Internet
2 7 (1.98%) HTTP
3 2 (0.57%) SSL
3 2 (0.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.28%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (29.18%) SQL Server
2 39 (11.05%) MySQL
3 13 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.40%) MongoDB
5 11 (3.12%) NoSQL
6 10 (2.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.85%) MariaDB
9 3 (0.85%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.57%) Big Data
10 2 (0.57%) GIS
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
11 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 83 (23.51%) Git (software)
2 16 (4.53%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (2.83%) JIRA
5 9 (2.55%) Subversion
6 8 (2.27%) Selenium
7 7 (1.98%) Axure RP
7 7 (1.98%) JUnit
7 7 (1.98%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.42%) Grunt
8 5 (1.42%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.13%) AccuRev
9 4 (1.13%) gulp
9 4 (1.13%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.85%) Eclipse
10 3 (0.85%) GitLab
11 2 (0.57%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.57%) Liquibase
11 2 (0.57%) webpack
General
1 12 (3.40%) Finance
2 7 (1.98%) Games
3 6 (1.70%) Automotive
3 6 (1.70%) Retail
4 5 (1.42%) Advertising
4 5 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.13%) Marketing
6 3 (0.85%) Back Office
6 3 (0.85%) Local Government
7 2 (0.57%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Banking
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (87.54%) Developer
2 72 (20.40%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 62 (17.56%) .NET Developer
4 36 (10.20%) C# Developer
5 31 (8.78%) Web Developer
6 27 (7.65%) Lead Developer
7 26 (7.37%) Designer
8 23 (6.52%) Angular Developer
8 23 (6.52%) Senior Developer
9 22 (6.23%) HTML Developer
9 22 (6.23%) PHP Developer
10 20 (5.67%) Java Developer
11 19 (5.38%) Full Stack Developer
11 19 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
12 18 (5.10%) HTML CSS Developer
12 18 (5.10%) UI Developer
13 16 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
14 15 (4.25%) Azure Developer
14 15 (4.25%) UX Designer
15 12 (3.40%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 343 (97.17%) HTML
2 163 (46.18%) .NET
3 133 (37.68%) HTML5
4 125 (35.41%) jQuery
5 112 (31.73%) CSS3
6 82 (23.23%) ASP.NET
7 81 (22.95%) AngularJS
8 58 (16.43%) .NET Framework
9 56 (15.86%) ASP.NET Web API
10 55 (15.58%) ASP.NET MVC
10 55 (15.58%) Web Services
11 42 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 37 (10.48%) Dapper ORM
13 33 (9.35%) Ajax
14 31 (8.78%) XML
15 27 (7.65%) REST
16 24 (6.80%) JSON
17 23 (6.52%) Sass
18 22 (6.23%) RESTful
19 21 (5.95%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.86%) User Experience
2 34 (9.63%) Enterprise Software
3 29 (8.22%) Digital Media
4 26 (7.37%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (3.40%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.70%) W3C
7 5 (1.42%) Animation
7 5 (1.42%) Virtual Team
8 4 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (0.85%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.28%) Blog
10 1 (0.28%) FMCG
10 1 (0.28%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.28%) iPhone
10 1 (0.28%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 14 (3.97%) Windows
2 11 (3.12%) Android
3 8 (2.27%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 4 (1.13%) Unix
6 2 (0.57%) Linux
6 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (48.73%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (33.71%) MVC
3 99 (28.05%) TDD
4 86 (24.36%) Front End Development
5 70 (19.83%) Web Development
6 63 (17.85%) Scrum
7 55 (15.58%) BDD
7 55 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
8 49 (13.88%) Kanban
9 43 (12.18%) SOLID
10 32 (9.07%) Test Automation
11 31 (8.78%) OO
12 27 (7.65%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 23 (6.52%) Mentoring
14 20 (5.67%) Unit Testing
15 19 (5.38%) Responsive Web Design
16 17 (4.82%) CRM
17 16 (4.53%) Integration Testing
17 16 (4.53%) Open Source
18 15 (4.25%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 262 (74.22%) JavaScript
2 137 (38.81%) C#
3 93 (26.35%) SQL
4 45 (12.75%) PHP
5 41 (11.61%) Java
6 31 (8.78%) TypeScript
7 16 (4.53%) VB.NET
8 12 (3.40%) T-SQL
9 10 (2.83%) Scala
10 9 (2.55%) Python
11 7 (1.98%) ES6
11 7 (1.98%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.98%) Ruby
12 6 (1.70%) Erlang
13 5 (1.42%) XAML
14 3 (0.85%) Haskell
14 3 (0.85%) Objective-C
14 3 (0.85%) Perl
14 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (7.37%) Degree
2 4 (1.13%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.85%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.57%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.28%) MCPD
5 1 (0.28%) MCSD
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (0.85%) QA
1 3 (0.85%) WCAG
2 2 (0.57%) WAI
3 1 (0.28%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (2.83%) Docker
2 4 (1.13%) VirtualBox
2 4 (1.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (0.57%) Puppet
2 1 (0.28%) SCCM
2 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 44 (12.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.12%) Google
2 11 (3.12%) Oracle
3 7 (1.98%) Adobe
3 7 (1.98%) Xamarin
4 5 (1.42%) VMware
5 2 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.57%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.57%) webMethods
6 1 (0.28%) Altova
6 1 (0.28%) Apple
6 1 (0.28%) BT
6 1 (0.28%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.28%) Facebook
6 1 (0.28%) Informatica
6 1 (0.28%) Jitterbit
6 1 (0.28%) Progress
6 1 (0.28%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.28%) Telerik
6 1 (0.28%) Zend