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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 72 65 85
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +20
Contract jobs citing Sass 19 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.29% 1.41% 0.077%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.39% 4.92% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £286 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.21% -18.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 -
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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
433 325 481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.44% 28.71% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 207 258
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% +17.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sass across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Sass Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 25 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 25 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (96.00%) HTML
3 18 (72.00%) jQuery
3 18 (72.00%) CSS3
4 13 (52.00%) HTML5
5 12 (48.00%) Ajax
6 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (44.00%) Web Design
7 10 (40.00%) PHP
7 10 (40.00%) XML
7 10 (40.00%) XSLT
7 10 (40.00%) XHTML
7 10 (40.00%) TDD
7 10 (40.00%) Web 2.0
7 10 (40.00%) XPath
8 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (36.00%) Degree
8 9 (36.00%) Web Services
8 9 (36.00%) MVC
9 8 (32.00%) SOA
9 8 (32.00%) WSDL
9 8 (32.00%) SOAP
9 8 (32.00%) Open Source
9 8 (32.00%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (28.00%) Axure RP
10 7 (28.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
10 7 (28.00%) Scrum
10 7 (28.00%) .NET

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 5 (20.00%) Node.js
2 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Axure RP
1 7 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (24.00%) Grunt
3 5 (20.00%) Jasmine
3 5 (20.00%) Bower
3 5 (20.00%) PhantomJS
3 5 (20.00%) CasperJS
4 3 (12.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) QUnit
5 1 (4.00%) Hudson
5 1 (4.00%) Sinon.JS
5 1 (4.00%) Trac
5 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Senior Developer
4 6 (24.00%) UI Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Web Developer
6 4 (16.00%) UI Programmer
6 4 (16.00%) iOS Developer
7 2 (8.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Front-End Web Developer
7 2 (8.00%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior PHP Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Games Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Games Developer
8 1 (4.00%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (4.00%) PHP Developer
8 1 (4.00%) HTML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (100.00%) CSS
2 24 (96.00%) HTML
3 18 (72.00%) jQuery
3 18 (72.00%) CSS3
4 13 (52.00%) HTML5
5 12 (48.00%) Ajax
6 10 (40.00%) XML
6 10 (40.00%) XSLT
6 10 (40.00%) XHTML
7 9 (36.00%) Web Services
8 8 (32.00%) WSDL
8 8 (32.00%) SOAP
9 7 (28.00%) .NET
10 6 (24.00%) Apache Cordova
11 5 (20.00%) Haml
11 5 (20.00%) Underscore.js
11 5 (20.00%) JSON
11 5 (20.00%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (16.00%) LESS
13 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Web 2.0
2 9 (36.00%) Computer Science
3 8 (32.00%) Open Source
4 5 (20.00%) User Experience
4 5 (20.00%) NHS
5 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
7 1 (4.00%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Android
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (44.00%) Web Design
2 10 (40.00%) TDD
3 9 (36.00%) MVC
4 8 (32.00%) SOA
4 8 (32.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) OOP
5 7 (28.00%) OO
6 6 (24.00%) iOS Development
7 5 (20.00%) Web Development
7 5 (20.00%) Kanban
8 3 (12.00%) BDD
9 2 (8.00%) Use Case
9 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
10 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
10 1 (4.00%) Progressive Enhancement
10 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
10 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (40.00%) PHP
2 10 (40.00%) XPath
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
3 5 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (8.00%) C#
4 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Adobe
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.00%) Zend