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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 23 16 16
Rank change year-on-year
-7 0
Contract jobs citing CSS 46 50 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 5.97% 8.83% 7.85%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 26.90% 34.72% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 23
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£313 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £405 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
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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
171 144 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.18% 25.44% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 89 98
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015, 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 79 (96.34%) HTML
2 72 (87.80%) JavaScript
3 46 (56.10%) jQuery
4 33 (40.24%) .NET
5 30 (36.59%) MVC
5 30 (36.59%) HTML5
6 24 (29.27%) CSS3
6 24 (29.27%) ASP.NET
7 22 (26.83%) C#
8 21 (25.61%) PHP
8 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
9 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (18.29%) MySQL
11 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
11 13 (15.85%) Ajax
12 12 (14.63%) Web Development
12 12 (14.63%) Web Services
12 12 (14.63%) OO
13 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
13 11 (13.41%) Finance
14 10 (12.20%) XML
14 10 (12.20%) SQL
14 10 (12.20%) Git (software)
15 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
15 9 (10.98%) OOP
15 9 (10.98%) Adobe
16 8 (9.76%) Java
16 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (8.54%) .NET Framework
17 7 (8.54%) CMS

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 7 (8.54%) CMS
1 7 (8.54%) Drupal
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.88%) WordPress
3 4 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (3.66%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (3.66%) Umbraco
4 3 (3.66%) Node.js
4 3 (3.66%) IIS
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) JBoss
5 2 (2.44%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.22%) Kentico
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.22%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.44%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.44%) Magento
3 1 (1.22%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.22%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.22%) PaaS
2 1 (1.22%) Heroku
2 1 (1.22%) Office 365
2 1 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) Intranet
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 15 (18.29%) MySQL
3 8 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (6.10%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.44%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.22%) DB2
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 5 (6.10%) Subversion
4 3 (3.66%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.44%) PhpStorm
6 1 (1.22%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.22%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.22%) Grunt
6 1 (1.22%) NUnit
6 1 (1.22%) Ant
6 1 (1.22%) JUnit
6 1 (1.22%) JIRA
6 1 (1.22%) Selenium
6 1 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (13.41%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Publishing
3 1 (1.22%) Games
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (82.93%) Developer
2 15 (18.29%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (15.85%) PHP Developer
4 11 (13.41%) .NET Developer
5 8 (9.76%) Web Developer
6 5 (6.10%) C# Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Database Developer
6 5 (6.10%) Designer
7 4 (4.88%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 4 (4.88%) MySQL Developer
7 4 (4.88%) PHP Drupal Developer
7 4 (4.88%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (3.66%) Interactive Designer
8 3 (3.66%) Front-End Web Developer
9 2 (2.44%) UI Programmer
9 2 (2.44%) WordPress Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Sitecore Developer
9 2 (2.44%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (96.34%) HTML
2 46 (56.10%) jQuery
3 33 (40.24%) .NET
4 30 (36.59%) HTML5
5 24 (29.27%) CSS3
5 24 (29.27%) ASP.NET
6 13 (15.85%) Ajax
6 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
7 12 (14.63%) Web Services
8 10 (12.20%) XML
9 9 (10.98%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (8.54%) .NET Framework
11 6 (7.32%) JSON
11 6 (7.32%) Sass
12 5 (6.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 5 (6.10%) Entity Framework
12 5 (6.10%) WinForms
13 4 (4.88%) Spring
13 4 (4.88%) DOM
13 4 (4.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.66%) User Experience
3 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.22%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile Games
4 1 (1.22%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.22%) Blog
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.88%) Linux
1 4 (4.88%) UNIX
2 2 (2.44%) Windows
2 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.22%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) MVC
2 20 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.63%) OO
3 12 (14.63%) Web Development
4 9 (10.98%) OOP
5 7 (8.54%) CRM
5 7 (8.54%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (6.10%) Mentoring
6 5 (6.10%) TDD
7 4 (4.88%) Web Design
7 4 (4.88%) E-Commerce
7 4 (4.88%) Workflow
8 3 (3.66%) Mobile Development
8 3 (3.66%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.44%) Product Marketing
9 2 (2.44%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (2.44%) OO PHP
9 2 (2.44%) Coaching
9 2 (2.44%) UML
9 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (87.80%) JavaScript
2 22 (26.83%) C#
3 21 (25.61%) PHP
4 10 (12.20%) SQL
5 8 (9.76%) Java
6 7 (8.54%) VB.NET
6 7 (8.54%) PHP5
7 3 (3.66%) Python
7 3 (3.66%) Ruby
8 2 (2.44%) PHP4
9 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.22%) Scala
9 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.22%) XPath
9 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
2 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.98%) Adobe
3 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 4 (4.88%) Sitecore
4 3 (3.66%) Zend
5 1 (1.22%) Pega
5 1 (1.22%) Twitter
5 1 (1.22%) Talend
5 1 (1.22%) Sybase
5 1 (1.22%) SAP
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) BEA
5 1 (1.22%) Vitria
5 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.22%) Google
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