The table below looks at the statistics for Sass skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sass over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sass (Syntactically Awesome StyleSheets) including SCSS
Rank 126 103 121
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Contract jobs citing Sass 13 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.72% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.69% 2.95% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £299 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% -4.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
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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 South West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
767 611 635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.40% 24.54% 25.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 392 398
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 26
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.92 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -12.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £19.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £44.10 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

Sass
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Sass Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Sass
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Sass Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Sass
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Sass across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Sass Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Sass
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Somerset +2 5 £250 -9.09% 3
Bristol -12 5 £325 +8.33% 3
Wiltshire -2 3 - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Sass
England

Sass
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 26 (96.30%) JavaScript
2 25 (92.59%) HTML
2 25 (92.59%) CSS
3 19 (70.37%) HTML5
4 17 (62.96%) CSS3
5 12 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (33.33%) LESS
6 9 (33.33%) jQuery
7 8 (29.63%) .NET
8 7 (25.93%) Web Services
8 7 (25.93%) XML
8 7 (25.93%) CMS
8 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
8 7 (25.93%) Node.js
9 6 (22.22%) Backbone.js
9 6 (22.22%) Web Development
9 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
10 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
10 5 (18.52%) C#
10 5 (18.52%) SOAP
10 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
10 5 (18.52%) MVC
10 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
10 5 (18.52%) Android
11 4 (14.81%) WordPress
11 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
11 4 (14.81%) RESTful
11 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 4 (14.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (14.81%) Appcelerator

Sass
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 7 (25.93%) CMS
1 7 (25.93%) Node.js
2 4 (14.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.70%) Adobe Illustrator
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 4 (14.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (100.00%) Developer
2 17 (62.96%) Front-End Developer
3 5 (18.52%) Web Developer
4 4 (14.81%) WordPress Developer
5 1 (3.70%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (3.70%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.70%) UI Programmer
5 1 (3.70%) UI Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Front-End Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (92.59%) HTML
1 25 (92.59%) CSS
2 19 (70.37%) HTML5
3 17 (62.96%) CSS3
4 9 (33.33%) LESS
4 9 (33.33%) jQuery
5 8 (29.63%) .NET
6 7 (25.93%) Web Services
6 7 (25.93%) XML
6 7 (25.93%) AngularJS
7 6 (22.22%) Backbone.js
7 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
8 5 (18.52%) SOAP
8 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
9 4 (14.81%) RESTful
9 4 (14.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (14.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (14.81%) Ember.js
9 4 (14.81%) Ajax
9 4 (14.81%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.70%) Online Games
1 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Apple iOS
1 5 (18.52%) Android
2 4 (14.81%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (44.44%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (22.22%) Web Development
3 5 (18.52%) MVC
4 4 (14.81%) Content Management
5 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.11%) Web Design
6 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.41%) OO
6 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.70%) TDD
7 1 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (96.30%) JavaScript
2 5 (18.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Appcelerator
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Adobe