The table below looks at the statistics for Sass skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 22 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 68 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Sass 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.11% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£350 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
Sass
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
184 285 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.91% 31.22% 28.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 137 185
Average daily rate £335 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 3
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.07 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +20.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

Sass
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Sass Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Sass
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Sass Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Sass
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 1 £350 - 1
Macclesfield - - - -
Warrington - - - - 2
Sass
North West

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Sass 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 Sass.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) CSS3
1 5 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (80.00%) LESS
2 4 (80.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (60.00%) PhoneGap
4 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) PHP
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) SEO
5 1 (20.00%) Pay per click
5 1 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (20.00%) Degree
5 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
5 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (20.00%) User Stories
5 1 (20.00%) QUnit
5 1 (20.00%) Web Design
5 1 (20.00%) Redis
5 1 (20.00%) Memcached
5 1 (20.00%) Varnish
5 1 (20.00%) NoSQL

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Sass 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 Sass. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) QUnit
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Web Developer
2 4 (80.00%) Front-End Developer
3 3 (60.00%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Web Developer
4 1 (20.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) CSS3
2 4 (80.00%) LESS
3 3 (60.00%) PhoneGap
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 4 (80.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) SEO
4 1 (20.00%) Pay per click
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) User Stories
4 1 (20.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Varnish