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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
England / West Midlands
Rank 10 22 27
Rank change year-on-year +12 +5  
Contract jobs citing CSS 213 195 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 9.24% 7.27% 5.96%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.45% 28.89% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 117 92
Median daily rate £375 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £225 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +5.71% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.00 £35.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -23.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £12.60 £30.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £41.40 £46.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.51% -3.57%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 554 675 607
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.03% 25.16% 24.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 417 380
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 17
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £32.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -39.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £9.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £45.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing CSS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing CSS in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in the West Midlands

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Birmingham +11 69 £363 +16.00% 40
Coventry +6 41 £494 +27.41% 16
Warwickshire -2 23 £369 +13.46% 22
Shropshire +17 17 £428 +22.14% 4
Herefordshire -1 14 £285 -34.85% 1
Solihull +10 8 £350 +40.00% 13
Staffordshire -7 8 £345 +7.81% 10
Worcestershire +1 3 £275 +35.80% 16
Wolverhampton +2 1 £170 -20.00% 5
CSS
England

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for CSS.

1 431 (91.51%) HTML
2 309 (65.61%) JavaScript
3 260 (55.20%) Agile Software Development
4 160 (33.97%) .NET
5 137 (29.09%) HTML5
6 133 (28.24%) Microsoft
7 130 (27.60%) C#
8 121 (25.69%) MVC
9 116 (24.63%) AngularJS
10 98 (20.81%) Web Development
11 94 (19.96%) jQuery
11 94 (19.96%) ASP.NET
12 89 (18.90%) SQL
13 86 (18.26%) CSS3
14 76 (16.14%) Java
14 76 (16.14%) Front End Development
15 72 (15.29%) Git (software)
16 65 (13.80%) TDD
17 60 (12.74%) SQL Server
17 60 (12.74%) ASP.NET Web API
18 59 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
18 59 (12.53%) PHP
18 59 (12.53%) CRM
18 59 (12.53%) Scrum
18 59 (12.53%) User Experience
19 58 (12.31%) Web Services
19 58 (12.31%) Visual Studio
20 57 (12.10%) XML
20 57 (12.10%) Dynamics CRM
21 53 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure

CSS
Top Related 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 27 (5.73%) CMS
2 24 (5.10%) Drupal
3 17 (3.61%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.34%) Confluence
4 11 (2.34%) NServiceBus
5 10 (2.12%) Apache
6 9 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (1.70%) Sitefinity
7 8 (1.70%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.70%) WordPress
8 4 (0.85%) Umbraco
8 4 (0.85%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.64%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.64%) ColdFusion
9 3 (0.64%) JBoss
9 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.27%) HipChat
3 5 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.42%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) MS Office
5 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 57 (12.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.55%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.64%) Magento
4 2 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.21%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.21%) OpenText Process Suite
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.21%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 53 (11.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.25%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.97%) GitHub
4 13 (2.76%) PaaS
5 10 (2.12%) Office 365
5 10 (2.12%) SaaS
6 8 (1.70%) IaaS
7 6 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.27%) Slack
8 5 (1.06%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.42%) AdWords
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.52%) HTTP
2 14 (2.97%) Internet
3 11 (2.34%) Broadband
4 7 (1.49%) Firewall
5 6 (1.27%) LDAP
6 5 (1.06%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (1.06%) Cisco PIX
6 5 (1.06%) LAN
6 5 (1.06%) Skype
6 5 (1.06%) VoIP
6 5 (1.06%) VPN
6 5 (1.06%) WAN
7 4 (0.85%) IP Telephony
7 4 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.64%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (0.64%) Intranet
8 3 (0.64%) SSL
8 3 (0.64%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.74%) SQL Server
2 51 (10.83%) MySQL
3 48 (10.19%) MongoDB
4 33 (7.01%) NoSQL
5 30 (6.37%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (3.40%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (2.76%) Power BI
9 12 (2.55%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.06%) DB2
12 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.42%) DocumentDB
13 2 (0.42%) Redis
14 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.21%) MS Access
14 1 (0.21%) PerformancePoint
14 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.21%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 72 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 58 (12.31%) Visual Studio
3 41 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 39 (8.28%) Visual Studio Team System
5 22 (4.67%) gulp
5 22 (4.67%) Jenkins
6 19 (4.03%) JIRA
7 18 (3.82%) IntelliJ
8 16 (3.40%) Subversion
9 15 (3.18%) Selenium
10 13 (2.76%) JUnit
10 13 (2.76%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.55%) Grunt
12 11 (2.34%) Protractor
13 10 (2.12%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.91%) Cucumber
15 8 (1.70%) Mocha
16 5 (1.06%) JSHint
16 5 (1.06%) WebDriver
17 4 (0.85%) RSpec
General
1 33 (7.01%) Marketing
2 27 (5.73%) Finance
3 18 (3.82%) Retail
4 17 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.06%) Games
7 3 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Electronics
8 2 (0.42%) Local Government
8 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.21%) Automotive
9 1 (0.21%) Billing
9 1 (0.21%) Legal
9 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 377 (80.04%) Developer
2 55 (11.68%) CRM Developer
3 54 (11.46%) .NET Developer
4 45 (9.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 45 (9.55%) JavaScript Developer
5 40 (8.49%) PHP Developer
6 39 (8.28%) Java Developer
7 38 (8.07%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 38 (8.07%) Microsoft Developer
8 34 (7.22%) Designer
9 30 (6.37%) HTML Developer
10 29 (6.16%) C# Developer
11 26 (5.52%) ASP.NET Developer
11 26 (5.52%) HTML CSS Developer
12 25 (5.31%) Angular Developer
13 24 (5.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 23 (4.88%) Drupal Developer
14 23 (4.88%) Scala Developer
15 22 (4.67%) Senior Developer
15 22 (4.67%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 431 (91.51%) HTML
2 160 (33.97%) .NET
3 137 (29.09%) HTML5
4 116 (24.63%) AngularJS
5 94 (19.96%) ASP.NET
5 94 (19.96%) jQuery
6 86 (18.26%) CSS3
7 60 (12.74%) ASP.NET Web API
8 59 (12.53%) ASP.NET MVC
9 58 (12.31%) Web Services
10 57 (12.10%) XML
11 52 (11.04%) JSON
12 47 (9.98%) .NET Framework
13 45 (9.55%) WCF
14 43 (9.13%) Node.js
15 40 (8.49%) REST
16 37 (7.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 35 (7.43%) Ajax
18 34 (7.22%) Play Framework
19 31 (6.58%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 59 (12.53%) User Experience
2 43 (9.13%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (1.27%) Computer Science
4 5 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
5 4 (0.85%) Data Centre
5 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
6 3 (0.64%) N-Tier
7 2 (0.42%) CMDB
7 2 (0.42%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.21%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.21%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.21%) Fintech
8 1 (0.21%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.21%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.21%) RIA
8 1 (0.21%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (9.34%) Linux
2 19 (4.03%) Unix
3 14 (2.97%) Windows
4 11 (2.34%) Mac OS X
5 9 (1.91%) Android
5 9 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.21%) Debian
6 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (55.20%) Agile Software Development
2 121 (25.69%) MVC
3 98 (20.81%) Web Development
4 76 (16.14%) Front End Development
5 65 (13.80%) TDD
6 59 (12.53%) CRM
6 59 (12.53%) Scrum
7 51 (10.83%) BDD
7 51 (10.83%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (9.77%) Web Design
9 40 (8.49%) Open Source
10 39 (8.28%) OO
11 38 (8.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 33 (7.01%) Prototyping
13 32 (6.79%) Rapid Prototyping
14 31 (6.58%) Software Engineering
15 30 (6.37%) Migration
16 26 (5.52%) Configuration Management
17 25 (5.31%) Continuous Delivery
18 23 (4.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 309 (65.61%) JavaScript
2 130 (27.60%) C#
3 89 (18.90%) SQL
4 76 (16.14%) Java
5 59 (12.53%) PHP
6 43 (9.13%) Scala
7 23 (4.88%) Ruby
8 21 (4.46%) PowerShell
8 21 (4.46%) Python
9 12 (2.55%) TypeScript
9 12 (2.55%) X++
10 10 (2.12%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.06%) ECMAScript
11 5 (1.06%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.85%) ES6
12 4 (0.85%) PHP 5
13 3 (0.64%) VB
14 2 (0.42%) PHP 7
15 1 (0.21%) VBA
15 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 51 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 27 (5.73%) Degree
3 17 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.91%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.06%) CCDA
5 5 (1.06%) CCDP
5 5 (1.06%) CCNA
5 5 (1.06%) CCVP
5 5 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.64%) ISEB
6 3 (0.64%) ISTQB
6 3 (0.64%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.21%) CCNP
8 1 (0.21%) MCPD
8 1 (0.21%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.40%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) WAI
System Software
1 33 (7.01%) Docker
Systems Management
1 22 (4.67%) Puppet
2 3 (0.64%) Ansible
2 3 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.42%) Rundeck
3 2 (0.42%) Zenoss
4 1 (0.21%) OpenView
4 1 (0.21%) OPNET
Vendors
1 133 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 18 (3.82%) Google
3 11 (2.34%) ServiceNow
4 9 (1.91%) Adobe
5 8 (1.70%) Xamarin
6 7 (1.49%) CheckPoint
6 7 (1.49%) Cisco
7 6 (1.27%) F5
7 6 (1.27%) Juniper
7 6 (1.27%) Nokia
8 5 (1.06%) IBM
9 4 (0.85%) Remedy
9 4 (0.85%) Zend
10 3 (0.64%) SAP
10 3 (0.64%) Sun
10 3 (0.64%) webMethods
11 2 (0.42%) Apple
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle
11 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com
11 2 (0.42%) Telerik
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