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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
Rank 21 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing CSS 55 57 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.62% 9.33% 7.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 28.95% 35.63% 23.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 43 21
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £410 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +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%
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
190 160 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 22.86% 26.19% 29.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 101 87
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £36.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.42% -1.35%
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 (97.53%) HTML
2 71 (87.65%) JavaScript
3 46 (56.79%) jQuery
4 33 (40.74%) HTML5
5 30 (37.04%) .NET
5 30 (37.04%) MVC
6 24 (29.63%) CSS3
7 23 (28.40%) PHP
8 21 (25.93%) C#
9 20 (24.69%) SQL Server
9 20 (24.69%) ASP.NET
10 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (19.75%) MySQL
12 15 (18.52%) AngularJS
13 12 (14.81%) Ajax
14 11 (13.58%) XML
14 11 (13.58%) OO
14 11 (13.58%) Git (software)
15 10 (12.35%) Web Services
15 10 (12.35%) Java
15 10 (12.35%) Adobe
15 10 (12.35%) Web Development
16 9 (11.11%) SQL
16 9 (11.11%) Photoshop
16 9 (11.11%) OOP
17 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
17 8 (9.88%) Finance
17 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
18 7 (8.64%) Drupal
18 7 (8.64%) PHP5

CSS
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (8.64%) CMS
1 7 (8.64%) Drupal
2 5 (6.17%) WordPress
2 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (3.70%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.47%) IIS
4 2 (2.47%) JBoss
4 2 (2.47%) Apache
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.47%) Node.js
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.23%) Kentico
5 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.47%) Magento
3 1 (1.23%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.47%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.47%) PaaS
2 2 (2.47%) Heroku
2 2 (2.47%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.47%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.23%) Intranet
1 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.69%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.75%) MySQL
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.23%) MS Access
6 1 (1.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.64%) Subversion
3 6 (7.41%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.70%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (3.70%) PhpStorm
5 2 (2.47%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.23%) XMLUnit
6 1 (1.23%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.23%) Grunt
6 1 (1.23%) Ant
6 1 (1.23%) JUnit
6 1 (1.23%) JIRA
6 1 (1.23%) Selenium
6 1 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 4 (4.94%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Games
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 70 (86.42%) Developer
2 17 (20.99%) Front-End Developer
3 15 (18.52%) PHP Developer
4 11 (13.58%) .NET Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Web Developer
6 6 (7.41%) Java Developer
7 5 (6.17%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 5 (6.17%) MySQL Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Front-End Web Developer
8 4 (4.94%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.94%) PHP Drupal Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Database Developer
9 3 (3.70%) Designer
10 2 (2.47%) Drupal Developer
10 2 (2.47%) SharePoint Developer
10 2 (2.47%) WordPress Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Sitecore Developer
10 2 (2.47%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (97.53%) HTML
2 46 (56.79%) jQuery
3 33 (40.74%) HTML5
4 30 (37.04%) .NET
5 24 (29.63%) CSS3
6 20 (24.69%) ASP.NET
7 15 (18.52%) AngularJS
8 12 (14.81%) Ajax
9 11 (13.58%) XML
10 10 (12.35%) Web Services
11 8 (9.88%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (7.41%) Spring
12 6 (7.41%) .NET Framework
12 6 (7.41%) DOM
12 6 (7.41%) Sass
12 6 (7.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 5 (6.17%) Hibernate
13 5 (6.17%) JSON
13 5 (6.17%) WCF
14 4 (4.94%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.47%) User Experience
3 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.23%) W3C
3 1 (1.23%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile Games
3 1 (1.23%) Social Media
3 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.94%) Linux
1 4 (4.94%) UNIX
2 2 (2.47%) Windows
2 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.23%) Android
3 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (37.04%) MVC
2 19 (23.46%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.58%) OO
4 10 (12.35%) Web Development
5 9 (11.11%) OOP
6 7 (8.64%) CRM
6 7 (8.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 5 (6.17%) Web Design
7 5 (6.17%) TDD
7 5 (6.17%) E-Commerce
8 4 (4.94%) Workflow
8 4 (4.94%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.94%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.70%) Mobile Development
10 2 (2.47%) OO PHP
10 2 (2.47%) Product Marketing
10 2 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (2.47%) Scrum
10 2 (2.47%) Content Management
10 2 (2.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (87.65%) JavaScript
2 23 (28.40%) PHP
3 21 (25.93%) C#
4 10 (12.35%) Java
5 9 (11.11%) SQL
6 7 (8.64%) PHP5
7 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.70%) Python
8 3 (3.70%) Ruby
8 3 (3.70%) PHP4
9 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.23%) Scala
9 1 (1.23%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.23%) XPath
9 1 (1.23%) VB6
9 1 (1.23%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.23%) VB
9 1 (1.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (2.47%) Degree
2 1 (1.23%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 10 (12.35%) Adobe
2 8 (9.88%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.17%) Oracle
4 4 (4.94%) Zend
4 4 (4.94%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.47%) Google
6 1 (1.23%) BEA
6 1 (1.23%) Vitria
6 1 (1.23%) Sybase
6 1 (1.23%) SAP
6 1 (1.23%) IBM
6 1 (1.23%) Twitter
6 1 (1.23%) Talend
6 1 (1.23%) Pega
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