Period
to 24 April 2019

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 6 months to 24 April 2019 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.

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 12 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing CSS 107 142 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 8.06% 9.29% 11.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 29.23% 27.31% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 92 78
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £345 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -6.76% +13.85%
10th Percentile £308 £225 £263
90th Percentile £535 £500 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £58.75 £47.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year +23.68% +48.44% +128.57%

CSS is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 366 520 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 27.56% 34.03% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 335 222
Birmingham median daily rate £442 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £313 £269 £268
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +9.32% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Birmingham median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +150.00% +21.43%
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 £30.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.75% +22.00% +16.28%

CSS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing CSS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for CSS in Birmingham

CSS
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 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for CSS in Birmingham

CSS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for CSS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing CSS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for CSS.

1 98 (91.59%) HTML
2 86 (80.37%) JavaScript
3 62 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
4 52 (48.60%) SQL Server
5 45 (42.06%) SQL
6 32 (29.91%) Git (software)
7 31 (28.97%) C#
8 30 (28.04%) .NET
8 30 (28.04%) TDD
9 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (24.30%) Java
11 24 (22.43%) BDD
12 23 (21.50%) Spring
13 22 (20.56%) MVC
13 22 (20.56%) Java 8
14 21 (19.63%) Migration
14 21 (19.63%) HTML5
14 21 (19.63%) AngularJS
15 18 (16.82%) PostgreSQL
16 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
16 17 (15.89%) ASP.NET
16 17 (15.89%) Spring Boot
17 16 (14.95%) Microservices
17 16 (14.95%) CSS3
17 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
17 16 (14.95%) Subversion
17 16 (14.95%) jQuery
18 15 (14.02%) User Experience
19 14 (13.08%) React
19 14 (13.08%) Node.js

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 13 (12.15%) WebSphere
2 8 (7.48%) CMS
3 6 (5.61%) Confluence
4 4 (3.74%) Umbraco
5 3 (2.80%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.80%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.87%) Apache
6 2 (1.87%) Drupal
6 2 (1.87%) WordPress
7 1 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Photoshop
2 3 (2.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (2.80%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 11 (10.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.87%) Magento
2 2 (1.87%) Scribe Insight
3 1 (0.93%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.93%) Shopify
3 1 (0.93%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (14.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (8.41%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (4.67%) Azure Data Factory
4 3 (2.80%) Office 365
5 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.87%) GitHub
5 2 (1.87%) Scribe Online
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (48.60%) SQL Server
2 18 (16.82%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (13.08%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.41%) MySQL
5 5 (4.67%) Power BI
6 3 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (2.80%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.80%) Oracle ODI
6 3 (2.80%) SQLPlus
7 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 32 (29.91%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.95%) Subversion
3 12 (11.21%) Jenkins
4 11 (10.28%) Visual Studio
5 10 (9.35%) Cucumber
5 10 (9.35%) Selenium
6 7 (6.54%) SoapUI
6 7 (6.54%) WebDriver
7 6 (5.61%) JIRA
7 6 (5.61%) JUnit
8 5 (4.67%) JMeter
9 3 (2.80%) Maven
9 3 (2.80%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (2.80%) Toad
10 2 (1.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.87%) gulp
10 2 (1.87%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.87%) PhpStorm
10 2 (1.87%) TestNG
11 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (6.54%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Retail
3 5 (4.67%) Legal
4 4 (3.74%) Marketing
5 2 (1.87%) Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 84 (78.50%) Developer
2 20 (18.69%) Java Developer
3 11 (10.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (8.41%) CRM Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
5 7 (6.54%) C# Developer
5 7 (6.54%) Designer
5 7 (6.54%) UX Designer
6 6 (5.61%) Analyst
6 6 (5.61%) Lead Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.61%) Team Leader
6 6 (5.61%) UI Designer
6 6 (5.61%) UI/UX Designer
7 5 (4.67%) Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Full Stack Developer
7 5 (4.67%) Lead Architect
7 5 (4.67%) Solutions Analyst
7 5 (4.67%) UI Developer
8 4 (3.74%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (91.59%) HTML
2 30 (28.04%) .NET
3 23 (21.50%) Spring
4 21 (19.63%) AngularJS
4 21 (19.63%) HTML5
5 17 (15.89%) ASP.NET
5 17 (15.89%) Spring Boot
6 16 (14.95%) CSS3
6 16 (14.95%) jQuery
7 14 (13.08%) Hibernate
7 14 (13.08%) Node.js
7 14 (13.08%) React
8 13 (12.15%) Apache Camel
8 13 (12.15%) RabbitMQ
9 12 (11.21%) ASP.NET MVC
9 12 (11.21%) Web Services
10 11 (10.28%) .NET Framework
10 11 (10.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 11 (10.28%) RESTful
10 11 (10.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.02%) User Experience
2 11 (10.28%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.67%) NHS
4 3 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.87%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.74%) Linux
2 2 (1.87%) Android
2 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.87%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (57.94%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (28.04%) TDD
3 27 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (22.43%) BDD
5 22 (20.56%) MVC
6 21 (19.63%) Migration
7 16 (14.95%) Microservices
8 13 (12.15%) Scrum
8 13 (12.15%) Trunk-Based Development
9 11 (10.28%) CRM
9 11 (10.28%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 11 (10.28%) Kanban
9 11 (10.28%) SDLC
10 10 (9.35%) Front End Development
10 10 (9.35%) SOLID
10 10 (9.35%) Technical Leadership
11 8 (7.48%) Mobile Application Development
11 8 (7.48%) Workflow
12 7 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (6.54%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 86 (80.37%) JavaScript
2 45 (42.06%) SQL
3 31 (28.97%) C#
4 26 (24.30%) Java
5 22 (20.56%) Java 8
6 12 (11.21%) PHP
7 7 (6.54%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.67%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.74%) XPath
10 3 (2.80%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.80%) VB.NET
11 2 (1.87%) C
11 2 (1.87%) ES6
11 2 (1.87%) ES7
12 1 (0.93%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.93%) ES8
12 1 (0.93%) Python
12 1 (0.93%) VB
12 1 (0.93%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (2.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Postfix
Vendors
1 17 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.15%) IBM
3 8 (7.48%) Adobe
3 8 (7.48%) Oracle
4 3 (2.80%) Sitecore
5 2 (1.87%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
6 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.93%) Twitter