The table below looks at the statistics for Sass skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 82 76 95
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +19
Contract jobs citing Sass 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.45% 0.084% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.53% 0.27% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -
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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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
393 366 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.80% 30.63% 35.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 221 246
Average daily rate £325 £320 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 22
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -24.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Sass
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Sass Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Sass
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Sass Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
1 7 (100.00%) CSS3
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
4 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (57.14%) LESS
5 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (42.86%) Web Design
5 3 (42.86%) XPath
5 3 (42.86%) Zend
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Ajax
5 3 (42.86%) Web 2.0
5 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (42.86%) PHP
5 3 (42.86%) SOAP
5 3 (42.86%) Web Services
5 3 (42.86%) XML
5 3 (42.86%) XSLT
5 3 (42.86%) XHTML
5 3 (42.86%) SOA
5 3 (42.86%) WSDL
6 2 (28.57%) Adobe
6 2 (28.57%) NHS
6 2 (28.57%) Degree
6 2 (28.57%) Computer Science

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) UI Developer
3 4 (57.14%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (57.14%) UI Programmer
4 3 (42.86%) Front-End Web Developer
4 3 (42.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) HTML5
1 7 (100.00%) CSS3
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
2 6 (85.71%) .NET
3 4 (57.14%) LESS
4 3 (42.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (42.86%) SOAP
4 3 (42.86%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) XML
4 3 (42.86%) XSLT
4 3 (42.86%) XHTML
4 3 (42.86%) WSDL
4 3 (42.86%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Web 2.0
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) TDD
3 3 (42.86%) SOA
3 3 (42.86%) Web Design
4 1 (14.29%) OO
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
4 1 (14.29%) Use Case
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) PHP
2 3 (42.86%) XPath
3 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Zend
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft