Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 15 11
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4 +7
Contract jobs citing CSS 309 408 405
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 6.80% 8.37% 9.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 25.77% 28.25% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 284 283
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%
10th Percentile £300 £264 £250
90th Percentile £535 £506 £500
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
West Midlands median hourly rate - £47.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.23% +244.44%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% +25.00% +4.35%

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 1,199 1,444 1,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 26.40% 29.64% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 917 706
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £314 £275 £263
90th Percentile £575 £560 £538
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £27.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.44% +9.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £33.43 £11.63 £21.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £38.33
England median hourly rate £44.18 £42.38 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.24% +4.65% +8.00%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 -13 90 £425 +21.43% 23
Coventry +2 82 £425 -10.53% 4
Shropshire +2 62 £405 -4.71% 4
Staffordshire -1 19 £306 -5.77% 11
Solihull 0 11 £369 +5.36% 8
Warwickshire -10 10 £350 +21.74% 8
Worcestershire -14 6 £310 -8.15% 3
Wolverhampton +2 4 £369 +8.46%
Herefordshire +3 3 £250 -33.33%
Walsall +2 1 £463 +56.78% 1
CSS
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for CSS.

1 281 (90.94%) HTML
2 219 (70.87%) JavaScript
3 158 (51.13%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (36.57%) Git (software)
5 109 (35.28%) C#
6 101 (32.69%) .NET
7 87 (28.16%) AngularJS
8 80 (25.89%) Scrum
9 79 (25.57%) SQL Server
10 77 (24.92%) HTML5
11 74 (23.95%) MVC
12 72 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
13 70 (22.65%) ASP.NET
13 70 (22.65%) SQL
14 67 (21.68%) CSS3
15 64 (20.71%) Front End Development
16 58 (18.77%) TDD
16 58 (18.77%) ASP.NET MVC
17 57 (18.45%) jQuery
17 57 (18.45%) Web Services
18 56 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
18 56 (18.12%) User Experience
19 55 (17.80%) ASP.NET Web API
20 51 (16.50%) Java
21 48 (15.53%) .NET Framework
22 46 (14.89%) Kanban
22 46 (14.89%) SOLID
23 45 (14.56%) BDD
24 44 (14.24%) React
25 43 (13.92%) Dapper ORM

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 28 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 13 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
2 13 (4.21%) WebLogic
3 12 (3.88%) CMS
3 12 (3.88%) Confluence
3 12 (3.88%) WordPress
4 10 (3.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 4 (1.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 3 (0.97%) Apache
7 3 (0.97%) Drupal
7 3 (0.97%) IIS
7 3 (0.97%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (3.88%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.27%) GIMP
3 4 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 4 (1.29%) Sketch
4 3 (0.97%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.65%) Adobe XD
5 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.32%) InDesign
6 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) Marvel
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.29%) Magento
3 2 (0.65%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.32%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.32%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 72 (23.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.74%) Office 365
3 14 (4.53%) Power Platform
4 10 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (2.91%) Dynamics 365
5 9 (2.91%) PowerApps
6 5 (1.62%) Serverless
7 3 (0.97%) Amazon SQS
7 3 (0.97%) GitHub
7 3 (0.97%) npm
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.65%) Scribe Online
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.32%) Azure Functions
9 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.32%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) ShareGate
9 1 (0.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.65%) Skype
2 1 (0.32%) Extranet
2 1 (0.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (25.57%) SQL Server
2 34 (11.00%) MySQL
3 8 (2.59%) Power BI
4 7 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.62%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.29%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.65%) Couchbase
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.65%) SQLPlus
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.32%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 113 (36.57%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (5.83%) Visual Studio
4 17 (5.50%) gulp
4 17 (5.50%) JIRA
5 13 (4.21%) CA Gen
6 11 (3.56%) Jenkins
6 11 (3.56%) webpack
7 10 (3.24%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.24%) Jasmine
7 10 (3.24%) Karma Test Runner
7 10 (3.24%) Selenium
7 10 (3.24%) WebDriver
8 9 (2.91%) SoapUI
9 8 (2.59%) Grunt
10 7 (2.27%) JMeter
11 6 (1.94%) Subversion
11 6 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (1.29%) Bitbucket
13 3 (0.97%) Maven
General
1 15 (4.85%) Finance
2 11 (3.56%) Retail
3 10 (3.24%) Marketing
4 6 (1.94%) Law
5 5 (1.62%) Advertising
6 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 3 (0.97%) Banking
7 3 (0.97%) Games
8 2 (0.65%) Military
9 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 242 (78.32%) Developer
2 42 (13.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 41 (13.27%) .NET Developer
4 25 (8.09%) Angular Developer
4 25 (8.09%) Full Stack Developer
5 23 (7.44%) Designer
6 22 (7.12%) UX Designer
7 21 (6.80%) C# Developer
7 21 (6.80%) Lead Developer
8 18 (5.83%) SharePoint Developer
9 17 (5.50%) Web Developer
10 16 (5.18%) Robotic Process Automation Developer
10 16 (5.18%) Senior Developer
11 15 (4.85%) Java Developer
11 15 (4.85%) JavaScript Developer
11 15 (4.85%) UI Developer
12 14 (4.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 14 (4.53%) PHP Developer
13 13 (4.21%) React Developer
14 11 (3.56%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 281 (90.94%) HTML
2 101 (32.69%) .NET
3 87 (28.16%) AngularJS
4 77 (24.92%) HTML5
5 70 (22.65%) ASP.NET
6 67 (21.68%) CSS3
7 58 (18.77%) ASP.NET MVC
8 57 (18.45%) jQuery
8 57 (18.45%) Web Services
9 55 (17.80%) ASP.NET Web API
10 48 (15.53%) .NET Framework
11 44 (14.24%) React
12 43 (13.92%) Dapper ORM
13 33 (10.68%) REST
13 33 (10.68%) Sass
14 31 (10.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 28 (9.06%) Node.js
16 26 (8.41%) NgRx
16 26 (8.41%) Spring
17 21 (6.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 56 (18.12%) User Experience
2 25 (8.09%) Enterprise Software
3 24 (7.77%) Mobile App
4 16 (5.18%) Robotics
5 10 (3.24%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.62%) NHS
8 3 (0.97%) Mobile Games
9 1 (0.32%) Blog
9 1 (0.32%) EPoS
9 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.32%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.32%) Social Media
9 1 (0.32%) Taxonomies
9 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.18%) Unix
2 9 (2.91%) Linux
3 3 (0.97%) Mac OS
4 2 (0.65%) Android
4 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.32%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (51.13%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (25.89%) Scrum
3 74 (23.95%) MVC
4 64 (20.71%) Front End Development
5 58 (18.77%) TDD
6 56 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (14.89%) Kanban
7 46 (14.89%) SOLID
8 45 (14.56%) BDD
9 33 (10.68%) Web Development
10 29 (9.39%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 22 (7.12%) Collaborative Working
12 21 (6.80%) Prototyping
12 21 (6.80%) Web Design
13 20 (6.47%) Microservices
14 19 (6.15%) CRM
14 19 (6.15%) Technical Leadership
15 18 (5.83%) Unit Testing
16 17 (5.50%) Robotic Process Automation
17 16 (5.18%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 219 (70.87%) JavaScript
2 109 (35.28%) C#
3 70 (22.65%) SQL
4 51 (16.50%) Java
5 42 (13.59%) PHP
6 33 (10.68%) TypeScript
7 21 (6.80%) PL/SQL
8 19 (6.15%) ES6
9 14 (4.53%) Perl
9 14 (4.53%) Shell Script
10 7 (2.27%) Java 8
11 5 (1.62%) Python
12 4 (1.29%) C
13 3 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.97%) C++
13 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.65%) ES7
15 1 (0.32%) ES8
Qualifications
1 20 (6.47%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.18%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.62%) Degree
4 1 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.32%) MCSD
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.56%) WCAG
2 8 (2.59%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) GDPR
3 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (4.21%) Docker
2 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.32%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1 (0.32%) Grafana
1 1 (0.32%) Graphite
1 1 (0.32%) Kibana
1 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 36 (11.65%) Microsoft
2 26 (8.41%) Oracle
3 15 (4.85%) Pega
4 14 (4.53%) Informatica
4 14 (4.53%) webMethods
5 13 (4.21%) BEA
6 12 (3.88%) Adobe
7 5 (1.62%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.65%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.65%) Telerik
9 1 (0.32%) DevExpress
9 1 (0.32%) Google
9 1 (0.32%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.32%) SAP
9 1 (0.32%) Splunk
9 1 (0.32%) Twitter
9 1 (0.32%) WooCommerce