The first table below looks at the demand for Sass skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 126 116 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Contract jobs citing Sass 10 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.17% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.28% 0.64% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 0
Average daily rate £300 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
782 626 860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.65% 26.00% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 322 503
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 36
Average hourly rate £40.29 £29.96 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.46% +37.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.39 £13.50 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £146.10 £33.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Sass
England

Sass
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Sass Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Sass
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Sass Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Sass
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sass within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -10 7 £275 - 8
Cheshire - 3 £300 - 3
Lancashire - 1 £375 - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Sass
England

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 36 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 36 (100.00%) CSS
2 35 (97.22%) HTML
3 31 (86.11%) CSS3
4 30 (83.33%) jQuery
5 27 (75.00%) HTML5
6 16 (44.44%) Web Design
7 15 (41.67%) XML
7 15 (41.67%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (36.11%) Web Services
8 13 (36.11%) Ajax
9 12 (33.33%) XSLT
9 12 (33.33%) XHTML
10 11 (30.56%) Adobe
10 11 (30.56%) Web 2.0
10 11 (30.56%) XPath
11 10 (27.78%) MVC
11 10 (27.78%) PHP
11 10 (27.78%) .NET
12 9 (25.00%) JSON
13 8 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
13 8 (22.22%) MySQL
13 8 (22.22%) SOAP
13 8 (22.22%) SOA
13 8 (22.22%) WSDL
13 8 (22.22%) NHS
13 8 (22.22%) Open Source
13 8 (22.22%) LESS
14 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
14 7 (19.44%) Degree

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (22.22%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (13.89%) WordPress
3 1 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.78%) Node.js
3 1 (2.78%) ExpressionEngine
3 1 (2.78%) CMS
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) MySQL
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Axure RP
2 5 (13.89%) Grunt
3 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.78%) QUnit
5 1 (2.78%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.78%) Mocha
5 1 (2.78%) PHPUnit
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (44.44%) Front-End Developer
3 13 (36.11%) UI Developer
4 12 (33.33%) Web Developer
5 8 (22.22%) UI Programmer
6 6 (16.67%) Front-End Web Developer
7 3 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails Developer
8 1 (2.78%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (100.00%) CSS
2 35 (97.22%) HTML
3 31 (86.11%) CSS3
4 30 (83.33%) jQuery
5 27 (75.00%) HTML5
6 15 (41.67%) XML
7 13 (36.11%) Web Services
7 13 (36.11%) Ajax
8 12 (33.33%) XSLT
8 12 (33.33%) XHTML
9 10 (27.78%) .NET
10 9 (25.00%) JSON
11 8 (22.22%) SOAP
11 8 (22.22%) WSDL
11 8 (22.22%) LESS
12 5 (13.89%) OOCSS
13 3 (8.33%) Ext JS
13 3 (8.33%) Backbone.js
13 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
13 3 (8.33%) JavaScriptMVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (30.56%) Web 2.0
2 8 (22.22%) NHS
2 8 (22.22%) Open Source
3 7 (19.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Web Design
2 15 (41.67%) Responsive Web Design
3 10 (27.78%) MVC
4 8 (22.22%) SOA
5 6 (16.67%) Web Development
5 6 (16.67%) Scrum
5 6 (16.67%) TDD
6 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.11%) SEO
6 4 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.11%) OO
7 3 (8.33%) BDD
7 3 (8.33%) Use Case
8 2 (5.56%) Kanban
8 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
9 1 (2.78%) Information Architecture
9 1 (2.78%) ERP
9 1 (2.78%) RDF
Programming Languages
1 36 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (30.56%) XPath
3 10 (27.78%) PHP
4 5 (13.89%) Ruby
5 4 (11.11%) SQL
6 3 (8.33%) CoffeeScript
6 3 (8.33%) C#
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) PMP
3 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Plesk
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Adobe
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.78%) Twitter
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