The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 121 105 125
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing Sass 18 26 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.91% 0.067%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.24% 3.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 1
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£374 £350 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% +20.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
805 806 905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.01% 28.33% 30.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 453 534
Average daily rate £339 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.45 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sass across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Sass Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 December 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
Manchester -14 16 £375 +7.14% 9
Cheshire +4 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 £250 - 1
Lancashire - - - - 4
Sass
England

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 31 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 31 (100.00%) CSS
2 28 (90.32%) HTML
3 22 (70.97%) CSS3
4 20 (64.52%) jQuery
5 17 (54.84%) HTML5
6 14 (45.16%) Responsive Web Design
7 13 (41.94%) Ajax
8 12 (38.71%) OO
9 11 (35.48%) PHP
9 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (32.26%) Web Design
11 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
11 9 (29.03%) LESS
12 8 (25.81%) XML
12 8 (25.81%) OOP
12 8 (25.81%) TDD
12 8 (25.81%) Degree
12 8 (25.81%) JSON
13 7 (22.58%) XSLT
13 7 (22.58%) XHTML
13 7 (22.58%) MVC
13 7 (22.58%) Web 2.0
13 7 (22.58%) XPath
13 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
13 7 (22.58%) Mobile App
14 6 (19.35%) Web Services
14 6 (19.35%) Scrum
14 6 (19.35%) Ruby
14 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 6 (19.35%) Node.js
2 2 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) MySQL
1 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.23%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Git (software)
2 6 (19.35%) Jasmine
2 6 (19.35%) Grunt
3 5 (16.13%) PhantomJS
3 5 (16.13%) Bower
3 5 (16.13%) CasperJS
3 5 (16.13%) Axure RP
4 4 (12.90%) Subversion
5 3 (9.68%) QUnit
6 2 (6.45%) Sinon.JS
7 1 (3.23%) Capybara
7 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
7 1 (3.23%) Trac
7 1 (3.23%) JUnit
7 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
7 1 (3.23%) Hudson
7 1 (3.23%) JIRA
7 1 (3.23%) RSpec
General
1 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (100.00%) Developer
2 16 (51.61%) Front-End Developer
3 10 (32.26%) Web Developer
4 8 (25.81%) Senior Developer
5 5 (16.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 4 (12.90%) iOS Developer
7 3 (9.68%) Front-End Web Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (6.45%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (6.45%) Senior Web Developer
8 2 (6.45%) PHP Developer
9 1 (3.23%) HTML Developer
9 1 (3.23%) PHP Web Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Senior PHP Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Games Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Games Developer
9 1 (3.23%) UI Developer
9 1 (3.23%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (100.00%) CSS
2 28 (90.32%) HTML
3 22 (70.97%) CSS3
4 20 (64.52%) jQuery
5 17 (54.84%) HTML5
6 13 (41.94%) Ajax
7 9 (29.03%) LESS
8 8 (25.81%) JSON
8 8 (25.81%) XML
9 7 (22.58%) XSLT
9 7 (22.58%) XHTML
10 6 (19.35%) Web Services
10 6 (19.35%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (19.35%) Apache Cordova
11 5 (16.13%) Underscore.js
11 5 (16.13%) PhoneGap
11 5 (16.13%) Haml
11 5 (16.13%) WSDL
11 5 (16.13%) SOAP
12 4 (12.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Web 2.0
1 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
1 7 (22.58%) Mobile App
2 6 (19.35%) Open Source
3 5 (16.13%) User Experience
4 3 (9.68%) NHS
5 2 (6.45%) W3C
6 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.23%) Graphic Design
6 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (19.35%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Phone
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (38.71%) OO
3 11 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (32.26%) Web Design
5 8 (25.81%) TDD
5 8 (25.81%) OOP
6 7 (22.58%) MVC
7 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 6 (19.35%) iOS Development
8 5 (16.13%) SOA
8 5 (16.13%) Kanban
8 5 (16.13%) Web Development
9 3 (9.68%) BDD
10 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
11 1 (3.23%) Integration Testing
11 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.23%) Use Case
11 1 (3.23%) Progressive Enhancement
11 1 (3.23%) User Stories
11 1 (3.23%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 31 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 11 (35.48%) PHP
3 7 (22.58%) XPath
4 6 (19.35%) Ruby
5 5 (16.13%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) Java
7 2 (6.45%) C#
8 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Varnish
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Adobe
2 2 (6.45%) Google
2 2 (6.45%) Twitter
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
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