The table below looks at the statistics for CSS skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited CSS over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 13 10 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing CSS 66 76 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.88% 11.26% 5.04%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 34.55% 36.89% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 55 13
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £369 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- +36.02%
CSS
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
191 206 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.71% 30.52% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 145 69
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +446.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

CSS
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing CSS across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

CSS Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

CSS
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing CSS across the Birmingham region.

CSS Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

CSS
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing CSS across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

CSS Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

CSS
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

CSS Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

CSS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS.

1 106 (89.83%) JavaScript
2 102 (86.44%) HTML
3 59 (50.00%) jQuery
4 48 (40.68%) .NET
5 44 (37.29%) C#
6 43 (36.44%) MVC
6 43 (36.44%) HTML5
7 37 (31.36%) CSS3
7 37 (31.36%) ASP.NET
8 34 (28.81%) PHP
9 26 (22.03%) MySQL
10 25 (21.19%) WCF
11 24 (20.34%) SQL
12 23 (19.49%) Web Development
13 20 (16.95%) AngularJS
14 19 (16.10%) SQL Server
15 18 (15.25%) XML
15 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
16 17 (14.41%) Visual Studio
16 17 (14.41%) Java
16 17 (14.41%) .NET Framework
16 17 (14.41%) LINQ
17 14 (11.86%) Logistics
17 14 (11.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 12 (10.17%) CMS
18 12 (10.17%) XSLT
19 11 (9.32%) Symfony
19 11 (9.32%) Backbone.js
19 11 (9.32%) OOP
19 11 (9.32%) SharePoint

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing CSS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited CSS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (10.17%) CMS
2 11 (9.32%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.78%) Apache
4 7 (5.93%) Tomcat
5 6 (5.08%) IIS
6 5 (4.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.54%) Node.js
8 3 (2.54%) WordPress
9 2 (1.69%) Umbraco
9 2 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (1.69%) Drupal
10 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.85%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.54%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.85%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Magento
2 2 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.85%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.54%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) Intranet
2 2 (1.69%) FTP
3 1 (0.85%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.03%) MySQL
2 19 (16.10%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.54%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (14.41%) Visual Studio
2 9 (7.63%) Subversion
2 9 (7.63%) Ant
3 6 (5.08%) Maven
3 6 (5.08%) Eclipse
4 5 (4.24%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.54%) Selenium
5 3 (2.54%) JIRA
6 2 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.85%) Grunt
7 1 (0.85%) FxCop
7 1 (0.85%) RubyGems
7 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
7 1 (0.85%) JBehave
7 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.85%) NUnit
7 1 (0.85%) JMeter
General
1 5 (4.24%) Finance
2 2 (1.69%) Legal
3 1 (0.85%) Marketing
3 1 (0.85%) Local Government
3 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.85%) Electronics
3 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 108 (91.53%) Developer
2 33 (27.97%) .NET Developer
3 29 (24.58%) Web Developer
4 17 (14.41%) ASP.NET Developer
4 17 (14.41%) Front-End Developer
5 15 (12.71%) .NET Web Developer
6 13 (11.02%) PHP Developer
7 12 (10.17%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (5.93%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.93%) C# Developer
9 5 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Consultant
10 4 (3.39%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.39%) SharePoint Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Architect
10 4 (3.39%) Mobile Developer
10 4 (3.39%) CSS Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Magento Developer
10 4 (3.39%) Sitecore Developer
11 3 (2.54%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (86.44%) HTML
2 59 (50.00%) jQuery
3 48 (40.68%) .NET
4 43 (36.44%) HTML5
5 37 (31.36%) CSS3
5 37 (31.36%) ASP.NET
6 25 (21.19%) WCF
7 20 (16.95%) AngularJS
8 18 (15.25%) XML
9 17 (14.41%) .NET Framework
9 17 (14.41%) LINQ
10 14 (11.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 12 (10.17%) XSLT
12 11 (9.32%) Symfony
12 11 (9.32%) Backbone.js
13 10 (8.47%) XHTML
13 10 (8.47%) KnockoutJS
14 9 (7.63%) Ember.js
14 9 (7.63%) Ajax
15 7 (5.93%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (5.93%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.69%) W3C
3 2 (1.69%) Digital Media
3 2 (1.69%) Open Source
4 1 (0.85%) iPad
4 1 (0.85%) WURFL
4 1 (0.85%) Social Network
4 1 (0.85%) iPhone
4 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.85%) DTV
4 1 (0.85%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.85%) GIS
4 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.78%) Apple iOS
2 7 (5.93%) Android
2 7 (5.93%) Linux
3 5 (4.24%) UNIX
4 2 (1.69%) Windows
5 1 (0.85%) BlackBerry OS
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.85%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) MVC
2 23 (19.49%) Web Development
3 14 (11.86%) Logistics
4 11 (9.32%) OOP
5 10 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (8.47%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (6.78%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.08%) TDD
7 6 (5.08%) SOA
8 5 (4.24%) Android Development
8 5 (4.24%) iOS Development
8 5 (4.24%) SEO
9 4 (3.39%) Scrum
9 4 (3.39%) Migration
9 4 (3.39%) Web Design
9 4 (3.39%) Software Engineering
9 4 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.54%) Web Application Development
10 3 (2.54%) Project Management
10 3 (2.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 106 (89.83%) JavaScript
2 44 (37.29%) C#
3 34 (28.81%) PHP
4 24 (20.34%) SQL
5 17 (14.41%) Java
6 5 (4.24%) PHP5
7 4 (3.39%) Ruby
7 4 (3.39%) PHP4
8 3 (2.54%) VB
8 3 (2.54%) VB.NET
8 3 (2.54%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.69%) VBA
9 2 (1.69%) VBScript
9 2 (1.69%) Scala
10 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (1.69%) Degree
2 1 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (0.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
1 1 (0.85%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (15.25%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.63%) Zend
3 6 (5.08%) Sitecore
4 5 (4.24%) Sencha
4 5 (4.24%) Alterian
5 3 (2.54%) Adobe
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle
7 1 (0.85%) Nintex
7 1 (0.85%) iRise
7 1 (0.85%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.85%) Macromedia
7 1 (0.85%) SAP
7 1 (0.85%) Google
7 1 (0.85%) Stellent
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