The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 27 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.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 19 22
Rank change year-on-year +10 +3  
Contract jobs citing CSS 70 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 11.15% 6.81% 6.08%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 38.89% 33.08% 27.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 28 38
Median daily rate £375 £313 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year +7.14% +4.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £9.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £34.20
% change year-on-year +23.07% -4.97%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 180 133 169
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 28.66% 20.59% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 93 122
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.42% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for CSS in Birmingham

CSS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing CSS in Birmingham over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Birmingham

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for CSS.

1 158 (94.61%) HTML
2 142 (85.03%) JavaScript
3 75 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (32.93%) HTML5
5 52 (31.14%) AngularJS
6 51 (30.54%) .NET
7 50 (29.94%) Microsoft
8 43 (25.75%) Front End Development
9 39 (23.35%) Web Development
10 36 (21.56%) CSS3
11 31 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
12 30 (17.96%) .NET Framework
12 30 (17.96%) jQuery
13 29 (17.37%) WCF
13 29 (17.37%) Visual Studio Team System
14 28 (16.77%) Git (software)
14 28 (16.77%) Visual Studio
15 27 (16.17%) CRM
15 27 (16.17%) Dynamics CRM
16 26 (15.57%) C#
17 24 (14.37%) Scrum
17 24 (14.37%) Security Cleared
18 20 (11.98%) PHP
19 19 (11.38%) Node.js
20 17 (10.18%) Drupal
20 17 (10.18%) OO
21 16 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
22 15 (8.98%) ASP.NET
22 15 (8.98%) Java
22 15 (8.98%) Content Management

CSS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 17 (10.18%) Drupal
2 15 (8.98%) CMS
3 8 (4.79%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.40%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (1.80%) WordPress
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.40%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.20%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.60%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 27 (16.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.60%) Magento
3 1 (0.60%) OpenText MBPM
3 1 (0.60%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.19%) Office 365
2 6 (3.59%) GitHub
3 4 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.40%) Slack
4 2 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) HTTP
2 6 (3.59%) LDAP
3 4 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (2.40%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (2.40%) Firewall
3 4 (2.40%) IP Telephony
3 4 (2.40%) LAN
3 4 (2.40%) Unified Communications
3 4 (2.40%) VoIP
3 4 (2.40%) VPN
3 4 (2.40%) WAN
4 3 (1.80%) Skype
5 2 (1.20%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.60%) Internet
6 1 (0.60%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.39%) MySQL
2 8 (4.79%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.19%) Power BI
3 7 (4.19%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.20%) DocumentDB
5 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 29 (17.37%) Visual Studio Team System
2 28 (16.77%) Git (software)
2 28 (16.77%) Visual Studio
3 15 (8.98%) gulp
4 12 (7.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.99%) Jenkins
6 8 (4.79%) Selenium
7 7 (4.19%) JIRA
8 6 (3.59%) Grunt
8 6 (3.59%) Mocha
9 5 (2.99%) Cucumber
9 5 (2.99%) JSHint
9 5 (2.99%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.80%) JHipster
10 3 (1.80%) Protractor
10 3 (1.80%) YouTrack
11 2 (1.20%) Hudson
11 2 (1.20%) Jasmine
11 2 (1.20%) PhantomJS
12 1 (0.60%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 13 (7.78%) Finance
2 8 (4.79%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.19%) Marketing
4 5 (2.99%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Local Government
6 1 (0.60%) Publishing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 140 (83.83%) Developer
2 32 (19.16%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 31 (18.56%) JavaScript Developer
4 27 (16.17%) CRM Developer
5 24 (14.37%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 22 (13.17%) Microsoft Developer
7 17 (10.18%) Drupal Developer
8 15 (8.98%) HTML Developer
9 13 (7.78%) HTML CSS Developer
10 11 (6.59%) .NET Developer
11 10 (5.99%) Angular Developer
11 10 (5.99%) PHP Developer
11 10 (5.99%) UI Developer
12 9 (5.39%) Web Developer
13 8 (4.79%) Senior Developer
13 8 (4.79%) ServiceNow Developer
14 7 (4.19%) Designer
14 7 (4.19%) Dynamics AX Developer
15 6 (3.59%) SharePoint Developer
15 6 (3.59%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (94.61%) HTML
2 55 (32.93%) HTML5
3 52 (31.14%) AngularJS
4 51 (30.54%) .NET
5 36 (21.56%) CSS3
6 31 (18.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 30 (17.96%) .NET Framework
7 30 (17.96%) jQuery
8 29 (17.37%) WCF
9 19 (11.38%) Node.js
10 15 (8.98%) ASP.NET
10 15 (8.98%) React
11 14 (8.38%) Web Services
12 13 (7.78%) Middleware
13 12 (7.19%) REST
13 12 (7.19%) XML
14 11 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
15 10 (5.99%) Angular 2
15 10 (5.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 9 (5.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.78%) User Experience
2 7 (4.19%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.40%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.20%) CMDB
6 1 (0.60%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) Fintech
6 1 (0.60%) Graphic Design
6 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.38%) Linux
2 12 (7.19%) Unix
3 8 (4.79%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.20%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Android
5 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (44.91%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (25.75%) Front End Development
3 39 (23.35%) Web Development
4 27 (16.17%) CRM
5 24 (14.37%) Scrum
6 17 (10.18%) OO
7 16 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (8.98%) Content Management
8 15 (8.98%) MVC
9 14 (8.38%) Web Design
10 13 (7.78%) Mentoring
11 11 (6.59%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (6.59%) Software Engineering
11 11 (6.59%) TDD
12 10 (5.99%) Configuration Management
13 9 (5.39%) OO PHP
14 8 (4.79%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (4.79%) Unit Testing
14 8 (4.79%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (4.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 142 (85.03%) JavaScript
2 26 (15.57%) C#
3 20 (11.98%) PHP
4 15 (8.98%) Java
5 11 (6.59%) SQL
6 7 (4.19%) X++
7 5 (2.99%) ECMAScript
8 4 (2.40%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.20%) PHP 5
9 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) ES6
10 1 (0.60%) Perl
10 1 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.60%) VB
10 1 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 24 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.39%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.40%) CCDA
4 4 (2.40%) CCDP
4 4 (2.40%) CCNA
4 4 (2.40%) CCVP
4 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.80%) ISEB
5 3 (1.80%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.60%) Degree
6 1 (0.60%) MCPD
6 1 (0.60%) MCSD
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.40%) QA
2 2 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) WAI
System Software
1 4 (2.40%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.20%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.60%) Ansible
Vendors
1 50 (29.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (5.99%) ServiceNow
3 4 (2.40%) CheckPoint
3 4 (2.40%) Cisco
3 4 (2.40%) F5
3 4 (2.40%) Juniper
3 4 (2.40%) Nokia
4 3 (1.80%) Remedy
5 2 (1.20%) Adobe
6 1 (0.60%) OpenText
6 1 (0.60%) Pega
6 1 (0.60%) SAP
6 1 (0.60%) Telerik
6 1 (0.60%) Xamarin